It’s been a little more than year since Uncle Dixer offered to answer questions about Feng Shui on this website. We have gathered more than 230 questions and answers, and I’d like to share some of them with you.

The questions you’ll see here are categorized based on number of times it was asked, how prevalent I think the Feng Shui setting or situation is, and how important the concepts are, based on my subjective judgment. 

To be clear, I am NOT Uncle Dixer. He is a Chinese Australian Feng Shui Master who I think is very knowledgeable and respectable (he’s much older than I am too). Here’s more about him and why he chose not to use his real name.

To start, let’s begin with the most frequently asked Feng Shui questions.

Most Asked Questions

1. Lucky Number of Fish

Every week, we get about 2-8 questions about this. Uncle Dixer has written an article about this which will be published soon.

For the lucky number of fish, there are five factors to consider:

  • Yin and Yang of numbers
  • Phonetic sounds
  • Luo Shu 9 Stars
  • Hetu numbers
  • Chinese Zodiac sign

Keep in mind that number of fish is more about numerology than Feng Shui. Although some modern practices consider it as part of Feng Shui, it is only a TINY part of Feng Shui at best.

Also, do NOT expect your life to change dramatically when you have the right number of fishes. First, its effects are significantly less than your home’s sitting and facing direction and the floor plan. Second, YOU still have to put in the effort and work towards your goals.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

2. Cures for Mirror Facing the Bed

Mirror facing the bed is quite common, especially for modern day apartment design where there’s a huge mirrored closet that faces the bed.

Mirror facing the bed should be avoided because the Chinese believe that when we are asleep, we are between the two worlds of Yin and Yang.

An easy solution that Uncle Dixer suggest is to glue rice paper onto the mirrors up to the waist. The important takeaway here is that the mirror doesn’t reflect you when you lay in bed.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

Common Settings and Situations

3. Electrical Pole in Front Lawn

Electrical poles can bring Xa Qi (negative Qi, also spelled “Sha Qi”) if it is facing your window and/or your front door. The type of negative Qi can be categorized as ‘Sharp’ Sha, which includes street signs, street lights, and even church buildings and bell towers. This is part of the Form School of Feng Shui.

The easy way to cure this is to have something to block the incoming Qi. As Uncle Dixer suggests, you can use a convex Bagua mirror above your front door on the outside to remedy this.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

4. Feng Shui of House at End of Lane

First, don’t confuse this with a house at the end of a T-junction. This question refers more to houses at the end of a cul-de-sac, not necessarily facing incoming traffic.

According to Uncle Dixer, houses located here have both advantages and disadvantages. It could be quiet, but the house is at a dead-end. If the cul-de-sac or roundabout has enough space for traffic to maneuver, then you’re in good shape.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

5. Can Feng Shui Cause Plants to Die?

We all have plants that somehow just can’t survive. Some plants need more sunlight, some need less. Some need more water, and others need less.

But for this question, let us take the human factor out of the equation. If you’ve been taking care of your plants properly, and the plants still die, this could be an indication of a lack of Shen Qi (life enhancing Qi) in that area.

Another Feng Shui Master once told me that plants can be good indicators of the Qi of the land. Meaning, the Qi of the land is good if you see trees growing taller and flowers blooming constantly, and vice versa.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

6. Public Waste Close to Front Door

With growing urbanization, undesirable objects can be placed close to where we live that are beyond our control.

If the city decides to place public waste containers close to your front door, Uncle Dixer suggests that you can plant trees or build fences to block its view.

This also applies to many other undesirable forms or objects facing your front door. For instance, Uncle Dixer suggested placing a pot plant to block the view of the elevator from the front door.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

7. Bedroom Sliding Door Overlooking Pool

I’ve seen many houses in California that have this setup. Whether this is good or bad Feng Shui depends on how you use the sliding door.

According to Uncle Dixer, the door should be closed with curtains drawn during the night. During the day, the door can be open while letting light reflection from the water inside. This answer uses the concept of Yin and Yang.

The same concept can be applied for bedroom sliding doors that opens to a garden with no pool.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

8. Feng Shui Room with Two Beds

Many houses and apartments have a bedroom with this setup, especially those with kids.

First thing to keep in mind is that the basic Feng Shui bedroom rules still apply. The head of bed needs to be placed against a solid wall, not under a beam, not have a door faced towards it, etc.

Also, it is best that the two beds are single beds to avoid awkwardness.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

9. Garage Door and Front Door

This situation is very common. In fact, I have this situation because I live in California, and the door I use is the door to my garage. That’s because I can’t go anywhere without driving. It can be hard to imagine for those of you who lives in major cities with advanced public transportation systems.

When you do a Feng Shui audit of the house with a garage door, you would look at the main front door first then the garage door. That’s because guests usually enter from the front door, and they’re the ones that usually bring the good or bad with them.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

10. Importance of Apartment Building’s Front Door

For those of you living in apartments, do you ever wonder about the importance of the building’s front door?

If so, you need to know that both doors have effect on you. The building’s front door affects everyone, while your front door affects only you (and a much stronger effect).

I’ve seen one case study by a Feng Shui practitioner who was talking about an apartment building was at the end of a T-junction. He cited that the occupants that he knew from that building were all experiencing some sort of misfortune (although not extreme).

Here’s the link to the original answer.

Important Concepts

11. Rarely Used Front Door

This answer builds on answer #9. Here, we assume that guests also enter from a door other than the front door.

According to Uncle Dixer, you should put a bit more weight to the door that’s more frequently used. However, you should also take into account the front door that’s less used. Meaning, you’ll need to take both doors into consideration when you do a Feng Shui audit of your home.

The idea here is that the door that interacts with the outside is the more “important” door. After all, the definition of the front door is where the Qi from the outside enters the house.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

12. Importance of Feng Shui for Hotel Rooms

Unless you always have a friend’s place to stay when you travel, or if you only use Airbnb, then you definitely will have the chance to stay in a hotel or motel. Because a hotel room is very similar to the bedroom, many of the bedroom Feng Shui tips apply.

What if you noticed that the door faces the bed? Or a mirror facing the bed? According to Uncle Dixer, you won’t have to worry much if you’re not staying in the hotel for long.

The important concept here is that Feng Shui takes time to manifest. That’s why you should not expect Feng Shui to deliver immediate results.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

13. Placing Money Plant and Bamboo

Plants are a great addition to your house.

The important thing to keep in mind here is that the bamboo plant is a symbol of virtue, honor, and modesty. That is why Uncle Dixer suggests that you place it somewhere you work or where you keep your money. (Here’s a guide about how to use Feng Shui indoor plants if you want to learn more)

It serves as a reminder for you to become a virtuous person. It does NOT help you make money. You have to do the work yourself!

Here’s the link to the original answer.

14. Using Different Schools of Feng Shui Together

With so many different schools of Feng Shui, it can get confusing when you apply different schools together.

This is especially true when you mix BTB with Flying Stars Feng Shui. Your reading might get extremely confusing because different methods of mapping the house are used.

The advice from Uncle Dixer is to look at them separately. Do NOT mix them together in one reading. Interpretation on wealth potential are read differently in these two schools.

Another important note: when doing a Feng Shui audit, it is important to do a holistic review of both the Form School and the Compass School. You can read more about this here.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

15. How to Start to Feng Shui Your Home

Uncle Dixer suggests that you start by balancing the Yin and Yang of the house. This includes adjusting the brightness and temperature of the house.

When you’re ready to take a deeper dive into finding out the Feng Shui of your home, you’ll need to learn how to read Qi, which will require school and training.

The important takeaway here is to know that practicing Feng Shui is not just about applying a few simple tips, and it’s more than just balancing the Yin and Yang. If you truly want results, it is best to learn how to practice one or two schools of Feng Shui.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

16. How to Make More Money with Water Fountains?

This is important to know: the water fountain will not do the actual work for you and make money for you.

I’ve encountered countless people who expect an increased income when they place certain items, such as water fountains, in their Feng Shui wealth areas. Uncle Dixer reminds us that the fountain, with its constant flow and movement, is to remind us to keep moving and do the right thing.

Feng Shui is able to boost your potential. However, if you don’t work towards your potential and don’t make any improvements, Feng Shui can do nothing to help.

Here’s the link to the original answer.

17. Is Red the Best Color for Front Door?

Red is associated with vital Qi (the energy that keeps us alive). Seeing the color red helps us feel positive, excited, and energetic. Although many people think a red front door brings luck, the main takeaway here is that NO colors are best. Every situation differs.

It is easy for us to instantly apply a “quick and easy” Feng Shui tip or fix. Unfortunately, Feng Shui doesn’t work like that, similar to many other things. If you truly want results from Feng Shui, a full review of your home is required, along with the occupants’ date of birth.

Here’s the link to the original answer.


If you have questions about Feng Shui rules or how they are applied, feel free to ask Uncle Dixer. Also, if you have doubts on how other practitioners or “masters” practice Feng Shui, feel free to ask him too. He chose to remain anonymous so he doesn’t need to be politically correct!

Note: Uncle Dixer will not answer to questions that posted as comments here. Please go to and ask your Feng Shui question there.

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  1. Susan

    Dear Victor,

    Truly appreciate help in this matter.
    I have just bought a land. Planning on house design now.
    What is your advice for east-facing rectangle single-storey 3-bedroom house about to be built? The longer side of rectangle shaped building plan would be facing east. It is on middle section of a hill top with gradual sloping down towards the east. How and where to position the entrance, bedroom 1,2,3, guest hall, dining hall, kitchen and back door?
    I anticipate good advice. Thank you in advanced for reading and reply soon.

    Warmest Regards,

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Susan,
      This is a very loaded question. What you’re asking require around 4-10 hours of work. I cannot help you here.

  2. Beata

    Hi Victor,

    I have a kitchen located in the northwest and north area of the flat. The north corner of the flat is partially missing (bigger part is missing). The stove is in the north area (black coloured stove). The fridge is in the northwest area. The kitchen is next to the toilet, which is the north-east segment of the flat.

    How can I cure all of these?

    Thank you,


    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Beata,
      You’re asking a loaded question that’ll require an audit of your place. I suggest you seek professional help.