The Dreaded T-Junction
In Feng Shui, Chi should flow slowly. If Chi
is allowed to accelerate, as in a straight
line, then the resultant fast flowing Chi
becomes destructive and anyone standing
in its path will suffer. The T-junction is an
example of how Chi can accelerate and
then bring to a sudden stop by the house
located at the intersection. The occupants
are the ones that will bear the brunt of the
destructive Chi. Logically it makes sense
too. There have been many cases of cars
crashing into such homes either due to
mechanical malfunction, drunk driving or
simply due to carelessness. Also during the
night time the headlights from vehicle at
the intersection can disturb the occupants
and prevent them from getting a good
night’s rest. What is less obvious is the
noxious fumes emitted by the vehicles that
rush towards the house. In the long run, it
can affect the health of the occupants.
The same applies to a Y-junction which is
quite similar to the T-junction and suffers
from the same problem.
Such a house should not be bought. You
will very likely find difficulty in securing
a buyer or may be forced to accept a
lower resale price.
What if you are already staying in such a
house and cannot move?
You can block the strong incoming bad
Chi using a wall or hedges. You can also
relocate the main point so that it does
not directly face the T-junction.
In the long run, and especially if the traffic
is heavy at the intersection, you are still
better off moving to a more Feng Shui
Normally on both sides of the road
leading to the intersection are trees or
other houses which forms a channel. This
channel acts as a guide that directs the
wind (which contains ‘Chi’) very quickly
towards the house. To the ancient Feng
Shui sages, slow moving ‘Chi’ is auspicious
while fast moving ‘Chi’ is inauspicious and
like a poison arrow or ‘sha’ that attacks
the house. Also when cars approach the
T junction, they create a low pressure area
behind them. The surrounding air rushes
to fill them in the process creates an air
stream that follows the cars. When the cars
turn at the intersection of the T-junction,
the air stream does not turn with the cars
but instead continues on a straight course
towards the house generating more ‘sha’.
As a general rule, it is not favourable to live
in a house that faces a T-junction. There are
however exceptions. If the traffic leading
to the intersection is light or if the road
leading to the intersection is short, then it
is acceptable as the ‘sha’ or poison arrow
thus generated is weak and unlikely to
create much problem. Nevertheless, if you
have not purchased the house, it is better
to buy one that is not located at the T.
The Flying Star School applies the principle
that the surrounding form activates the star.
Take the example of a period 7 house (built
between 1984 and 2004) facing S1. The
water (or wealth) star number 7 is located
at the front. During period 7 (between
1984 and 2004) the water star 7 is highly
auspicious. It is further strengthened if there
is water in front of the house. Water can
be real like a lake or river or virtual like a
field or lower ground. It is also represented
by movement. A T-junction in the front of
the house is like water (movement) and
it activates the auspicious water star of 7
thus bringing wealth (career also brings
wealth) to the occupants.
However, this can change with the passage
of time. In the current period (8), the star
number 7 is no longer auspicious. In fact it
is linked to losses and injuries. Now instead
of the traffic at the T-junction activating an
auspicious star, now they are activating
an inauspicious star with the potential to
create losses - money and otherwise – and
injuries. You can expect the luck of the
occupants to take a turn for the worst.
This is another reason why you should
avoid living in a house that is located at
the T-junction. Or if you are currently living
in one and enjoying good fortune, be sure
to know when to get out or carry out major
renovation to effect a change in the period
of the house.
The Overhead Beam
In Feng Shui study, the overhead beam is
believed to generate downwards cutting
(and inauspicious) Chi. If you sit or sleep
underneath such beams for extended
period of time, you may end up with
illnesses or suffer relationship problems.
Overhead beams are however a feature
of most houses. If you are sitting or sleeping
underneath, first of all you have to do is
to reposition your chair or bed and avoid
But what if you cannot avoid them? It is
recommend that you install a plasterboard
(or similar) ceiling to shield the offending
In addition to where you sit or sleep, watch
out for overhead beams over your stove
and altar. The stove is a very important
component of Feng Shui and an overhead
beam pressing down on it is inauspicious.
The Altar on the other hand is sacred and
should be protected.
Another area to look out for it is the main
door. In some houses it is seen that one
end of the overbeam rest on top of the
door frame. This should be avoided.
Overhead beams over locations that
are infrequently used, for example the
storeroom are not a problem.
Feng Shui Cures
The best thing to do if you suffer from a
serious affliction is to move to another
place. However if the afflictions are not so
serious or you simply cannot move then
you can apply Feng Shui cures to soften
Let’s say that your house is located at the
intersection of a busy ‘T’ or ‘Y’ junction is
exposed to ‘killing’ or ‘sha’ energies. The
cure would be to build a structure like a
high wall fence between the road and
the home to block off the ‘sha’. This is an
example of a cure by blocking.
Some experts will recommend placing a
shiny metal plate to reflect the killing ‘sha’
Chi. This is an example of a Feng Shui cure
by reflecting or deflecting.
Suppose that your main door is directly
facing a lamp post. You can relocate your
main door or change the direction so that
it does not face the lamp post. This is a
feng shui cure by avoiding.
Let’s move into the house. Suppose the
dining area of your house sits in a sector
that is afflicted by the inauspicious earth
energy of 2 and 5 that relates to illness
and misfortune. Let’s also suppose that
you cannot use any other area for dining.
What can you do?
In the study of Feng Shui, we know that
one Chi can affect another. For example
in the exhaustive cycle of the Five
Elements, metal can reduce earth Chi. In
this situation, It can be recommended to
keep metal in the dining area. This may be
in the form of a clock with a large metal
pendulum that chimes.
Let’s suppose that your main door sits in a
sector that has the metal stars 6 and 7 during
a period where the star 7 is inauspicious. In
this situation, recommendation should be
made to move the door because 6 and 7
is associated with robbery and accidents
(in the current period of 8).
But let’s say that the door cannot be
relocated. I would recommend placing
a bowl of still water next to the door.
Why? In the cycle of the Five Elements,
metal produces water. In the process
of producing water the metal energy is
exhausted. Placing water exhaust the
inauspicious metal energy. This is an
example of a Feng Shui cure using the