What is bad feng shui? Anything that inhibits the flow of good energy to you is bad feng shui. Not all types of energy are good. If the energy is not timely, is too fast or too slow, or does not enhance your situation then it is not a beneficial form of energy.
How comfortable do you feel?
A poison arrow can be something that protrudes on your space either inside or outside the building. It can be some object that is directed towards you. Imagine sitting in your office building and looking out the window and seeing this pointed at you. How comfortable would you feel? Do you want to stay at your desk and continue working? It looks very much like a weapon pointed at you. I know it isn’t actually a weapon but our mind is thinking that it is.
Sharp as a knife
Here is another example. The edge of this building looks like a sharp knife. Do you feel as if you are being cut? It is not just the psychological effect we are worried about. Depending on how close you are to the poison arrow, also known as sha, there are also very real physical effects. Just for a moment imagine energy as flowing water. What happens when the flow reaches an impediment? It has to go around, over or under. It may speed up or slow down as it does so. Think of the wind tunnels created by skyscapers. Is this a place you want to stay?
Take this example of bad feng shui. I’ve seen such examples in retaurants, hotels picnic pavilions and shops. Here you have a double whammy. The spikes protrude towards the business as well as to it’s neighbors. So not only does it harm the owner but everyone else as well. It may be fun to look at but you have to consider the effects of this type of architecture.
© Diane Kern 2010