Dear Uncle Dixer: My bedroom has a missing Northwest area. I am in part basement flat and bedroom wall has underground void behind where Northwest area should be. As this is a bad area in 2017, should I leave it alone?

Answer: Your Northwest is not missing. The space is still there, it is just you are not using it.

If you worry about the Northwest direction in 2017, then please keep this area clean and tidy. Don’t have too much noisy activities and put a metallic object or a sculpture there that you would consider auspicious. This will help weaken the influence of the Earth Element out of time in that direction during the year.