Purchasing a home? What surrounds your new home with positive Chi? by Feng Shui Long Island New York consultant

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Purchasing a home? What surrounds your new home with positive Chi? by Feng Shui Long Island New York consultant

flowers in the front yard good feng shui

Flowers in the front yard

Looking to your surroundings for support and inspiration plays a big role in Feng Shui. The materials, items, and scenery will effect your energy tremendously. 

Below are some questions to keep in mind when looking at your yard and/or looking to purchase a new home. These are some tips just for the exterior of your home.  Remember, we are given the privilege to build and live on that location.   How you address your yard can relate to the kind of vibrations your home takes in and gives off, which relates to how you will feel within.  Everything is energy, and everything is interconnected in one form or another.

Some questions to ask:

  • Do I have any plants, trees or bushes in my yard that need trimming or look as if they are ready to be taken down because they are dieing?
  • Does my grass look healthy and vibrant?
  • Do I have animals happily socializing and signing (birds) in my yard?
  • What else surrounds my home, do I have a lot of electrical wires? Trees? or maybe a Sewer in front or in back of my house?
  • Do I feel over exposed to my neighbors or to a busy road?

Dead tree in the yard

Yesterday Laura Cerrano Feng Shui LI consultant had a Feng Shui assessment consultation to help her client decide if purchasing a home on Long Island NY was good move for her family. Walking around the yard, Laura and client noticed a lot of "dead energy," meaning trees and bushes.  Looking to the Feng Shui principles, the Ba-gua, and Form School, she did not have very positive aspects at that moment.  In her "Fame" and "Wealth" section, she had dieing or ready to be released plants, trees, and bushes.


If you notice this, either trim the dead limbs off or if it seems the tree is deffidenly on it's way out, bless the tree and remove it...for this is not the most auspicious energy you want to have in your yard.

Fame references how your are known to the universe and to others. By having "dead" energy in that location is like negating positive qualities you can offer personally and professional to others.   In her Wealth, there was no stimulation for growth or prosperity, again just lots of debris.  Laura discussed changes that could be made to those areas and with Spring coming, her client agreed it was not a problem at all :)

Feng Shui bird houses to simulate fire energy and postive energy

Bird Feeder very good in Feng Shui

A great way to stimulate positive energy is by encouraging nature to be in your yard. Approaching the home, there were no animals, even birds to be found.  Bird feeders in the front and back, if you wish, and knowing the placement to further enhance those given areas can help. For example, To stimulate fame, you can place a feeder in that location.  Hearing the sounds of singing birds in the morning is a gentle and wonderful way to be woken up as well.

The home happened to be located by a busy road. Before entering into the main entrance all you heard were cars hurrying nosily by.  When this situation happens you have a few options. Laura's client decided if she was to purchase this location, she would put up a small fence.  To help add more protection, act as a sound barrier, and offer more privacy,(the house was over exposed) she could add lush green bushes. This will help soften the feel of the fence when she looks outside. 

Laura's client intuitively knew of the changes that had to made to make the landscapes more fulfilling and positive. Laura also offered a better read on the energy and the gave understanding to the greater importance for making the changes (according to Feng Shui) that came to mind with her client. She also suggested simple changes that could be addressed to help balance the location of the home she was interested in purchasing.

Remember: Make sure to have your engineer, home inspector, and any other services necessary to double check the foundation and other sections of the home before purchasing.  Feng Shui is for checking the energy and clearing out any negativity associated with the land and home before moving in from a spiritual aspect.  It is not to replace any of the other services required before moving into a new location.

*If you love a location, given that it is on a respectable piece of land, you can make it work :)*


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*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Shui Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comments (10)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Laura- this was beautifully done.  And it makes so much sense... ridding the land of plants or items that zap energy and replacing with energy giving items. 

Mar 18, 2011 05:24 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Laura, I in particular liked how you took DEAD ENERGY with what you saw and with your expert advice turned things around with the birds and landscaping. Very powerful thoughts in this area.

Mar 18, 2011 05:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Laura....I enjoy reading your posts and reinforcing what I've done in my yard......keep the tips coming.....have a great weekend.

Mar 18, 2011 06:45 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

These are wonderful tips and questions to ask yourself when it comes to the exterior of your home!  It's nice to see Feng Shui from this perspective instead of just the interior.

wake forest nc house chick

Mar 18, 2011 07:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I really enjoyed this post, great advice and you really demonstrate how easy Feng Shui is and how much common sense goes into it.  All the best, A

Mar 18, 2011 07:14 AM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


I love your photos! I really can't wait till spring now!


Mar 18, 2011 07:20 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Laura, great tips for a very deserving Feng Shui type of life.

Mar 18, 2011 01:32 PM
Colleen Cooley
The Corcoran Group - Jupiter, FL
CRS - Jupiter Florida

Funny how a home with bad chi will creep out your customer before they even get out of the car.

Good energy goes right along with first impression!

Regards to Carole!

Mar 19, 2011 11:49 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Laura, I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts, as I learn something new everytime I do. This is an interesting post, as I have just finished putting a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of my own home and have been trying to decide about landscaping.  You've given me some positive ideas.  Thanks, you're terrific.

Mar 20, 2011 01:35 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Kathy,

It's amazing how when making the changes and after they are done, you notice the shift in energy.  Others will confirm it by how they respond to your land...as well as with the animals.

Hey Gary,

A lot of Feng Shui comes down to Perspective and having a great foundation.  How my mother taught me, was to always have the positive view, even when certain aspects look "impossible". As they say, if there is a Will, there is a way.

Mar 20, 2011 02:33 PM