An ideal plot shape is one in which Qi is able to accumulate and converge. Sheng Qi or positive energy must be able to enter the property without any difficulty and settle there so that the occupants can be benefited from its presence.
Let us discuss how the shape of plot affects the occupant’s well-being. But before proceeding further, I recommend you to read my previous blogs by clicking here. It is important to read about the land terrain and its effect on the property before proceeding with the plot shape. This will help you to get a deeper understanding on the topic in question.
Let us consider the following illustrations:
A Square Plot:
According to Classical Feng Shui, a square shape represents stability, equilibrium, and balance. In a square plot, Qi is able to flow freely, without any obstructions. Building a house in the center of a square plot will enable Qi to nourish the occupants of the house. A house at the center allows Qi to converge around the structure and enter the property through doors and windows, thus benefiting the residents. Thus, a square plot is the ideal plot shape. A square plot with a house in the center is considered to be the most auspicious in Classical Feng Shui.
A Rectangular Plot:
A rectangular plot is also considered to be a favorable shape in Classical Feng Shui. However, the position of house on the plot can alter the way in which Qi affects the occupants of the property. Hence, let us consider the cases where the house is located at the back and at the front of the property.
- Case (A)-House at the back: Having a house at the back of the rectangle plot creates a deep front yard, shallow back yard situation. If the space at the back of the property is significantly less as compared to that in the front, the occupants will face difficulty in retaining wealth.
- Case (B)-House in the front: Having a dwelling in the front of the plot, allows the Qi to accumulate in the back. This helps the occupants to retain and create more wealth. Also, well-being is safe-guarded. Space at the back represents deep pockets and signifies a wealthy individual.
Although rectangle plot can be considered to be ideal plot shape, extremely narrow rectangle plots must be avoided. Narrow rectangles are considered inauspicious in Classical Feng Shui.
A Circular Plot:
It is best to avoid a circular plot. Qi that enters this plot, goes around in circles, creating a cyclonic situation. Qi moves too fast and creates a whirlwind in the property. You can imagine its movement like a roller coaster would move on continuous cork screw tracks. The very thought of it makes you feel sick. This is definitely not the ideal plot shape. It is best to avoid such pieces of land.
A Trapezoid Plot:
A trapezoid is not considered to be the ideal plot shape. Let us discuss why:
- Normal Trapezoid Plot: In this situation, the positive Qi finds it difficult to enter the property. It creates a bottleneck which forces Qi to squeeze in through a tight opening. Sheng Qi, loaded with good health and monetary gain properties finds it difficult to maneuver and accumulate at the back of the property. Hence, although there is ample space at the back, qi is unable to enter due to lack of space in the front. Thus, this plot shape is considered to be unfavorable.
- An Inverted Trapezoid Plot: Here, although Qi has no difficulty in entering the property, it has difficulty in staying. The space at the back of the house is less. It makes it difficult for Sheng Qi to accumulate and stay there. Thus, this plot shape is also not considered to be favorable.
A Triangular Plot:
A triangular plot is the most unfavorable shape of plot in Classical Feng Shui. Qi entering the property has a difficult time maneuvering around corners. Simply put, the plot shape itself looks disoriented and unbalanced. Also, the angular nature of the plot gives rise to formation of poison arrows. Thus, it is best to avoid triangular shaped plots. Similarly, L-shaped plots must be avoided.
But what about apartment dwellers?
For apartment dwellers, the plot on which the building is located and the shape of the floor on which the apartment is located play a major role in determining the impact the plot shape will have on the occupants of the apartment in question. Also, the location of your unit on the floor is of importance. Usually, side and back units receive less light. Hence, it is important to make sure that your unit is well lit to balance the Yin and Yang.