4 Negative Feng Shui Features to Avoid on the Exterior of a Home

4 Negative Feng Shui Features to Avoid

In Feng Shui, negative Qi (Sha Qi) is sharp, fierce, merciless Qi. Sha Qi translates to “Killing Qi.” It is produced by the energies of sharp corners, pointed objects and straight lines or narrow gaps between buildings. This can be a roof-edge or point, pylons, sharp mountain peaks or straight roads aimed into the front door. These features create energy that moves aggressively and quickly. Occupants will suffer in years there is negative Qi at the location of the Sha Qi. Avoid these formations where possible.

4 Common Negative Feng Shui Features to Avoid – External Formations:


A T-Junction is a straight road aimed at your front door. It is often misunderstood that this feature is unfavourable because it is ‘sharp’. The real reason a T-junction is unfavorable has to do with the way Qi should and should not flow around a property. The focus is on the Qi movement. In Feng Shui, aggressive and fast-moving Qi can cause it to crash into the property in a volatile manner. Gentle meandering Qi is preferred.

The T-junction is not bad in itself. It is negative when the T-junction is a high traffic area versus a relatively quiet one. It is a greater concern if it is aimed at the Main Door sector or crashes right into the Main Door. There is less concern if it is aimed at another sector of the property without a door.

Sharp Roofs 

Roof corners from a neighboring property can result in Qi being angled at yours. This feature is a concern if a sharp roof corner is visible from your Main Door. It will not affect your property if the corner is on the second floor and your Main Door is out of alignment with the object. Or, if the sharp edge is located across a fairly wide street.

Lamp-Post or Tree at Front Door

  This tree when it grows to adult size will become an affliction at the front door. Avoid and object that splits the door.

A tree, lamp-post or a linear object directly in front of the Main Door is a definite problem. This is called Piercing Heart Sha in Feng Shui. This is only applicable if the object is within the boundaries of the Main Door. Extend two imaginary lines from the door out towards the street. Is the object within these lines? If the object is within the door frame, try to remove it as this feature will exacerbate tensions, arguing and division in the home. Especially if the occupants have challenging relationship issues in their BaZi birth charts.


In Feng Shui, pylons are one of the most difficult environmental features. If a pylon it is located within 500 meters of the property, it is a problem. It is a misconception that a pylon is negative because it is ‘sharp.’ Sharp is one criterion. Pylons emit heavy electo-magnectic fields. Pylons are regarded as a Fire Element feature. If it is located in a sector suitable for a Fire element (South or Southwest), it is not dangerous or negative. If it is in a location clashes with Fire, there will be a problem. This is the Northwest, North, Southeast, South.

The sector the pylon is located determines who is most affected. If it is located in the Northwest 1 Sector, 293-315 degrees measured from the front door, it will impact all occupants of the home, especially the head of the household.

NW 1 is the Qian Gua (Heaven Sector). It affects the brain, head, the patriarch and brings helpful people. In the year of the Dog, occupants will experience difficulties related to the  the Qian Gua. Best to use an alternative door. If this is not possible, a tree between the pylon and home will modify it a bit. Or, a large body of water (although likely impractical) will mitigate the effects.

Be practical. Understand what Sha Qi is and how it works, and you’ll be able to deal with it accordingly.

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White Lotus Feng Shui
Patricia Lee, Certified Feng Shui Consultant
San Francisco Bay Area, California, Washington DC Metro Area, Maryland, Virginia, United States
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