Most people usually look at the practice of Feng Shui in terms of its relation to the interiors of a home. But there are Feng Shui principles for architecture and building design, too. Many of them have to do with optimizing external spaces in order to bring the desired energies, such as harmonious energies, to the building’s inhabitants.

But how far do Feng Shui cures extend? Can they fix the predicament of a house sandwiched between two tall buildings, which some consider “poison arrows” in Feng Shui? Below, regular contributor Uncle Dixer offers his thoughts to a beleaguered reader.

On the Issue of a House between Two Taller Structures

A reader wrote to Uncle Dixer with this concern:

Dear Uncle Dixer: What is the cure for a house that is sandwiched by two taller houses?

Answer: There is no Feng Shui cure for this situation. The only way out is to extend the house upward until it reaches the same level in height as its two taller neighbors.

Additional Comments

As Uncle Dixer points out, there are some situations in which Feng Shui doesn’t provide an “easy fix.” In this particular case, the reader would have to go through extensive home improvement for their home’s height to match that of the two sandwiching buildings.

But the home’s height isn’t necessarily the be-all, end-all for the reader’s luck. Other factors, like how the reader chooses to attract auspicious energies into a small space, may help them achieve the luck they want in life.

Feng Shui for architecture was once a closely guarded secret within the Chinese imperial court. But these principles are no longer limited to generational knowledge and are now available to whoever seeks them out from a Feng Shui expert.