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Types of Form Sha and Solutions

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Form Sha is a critical category in Feng Shui Sha Qi (negative energies), which should be carefully avoided when purchasing a house.

Form Sha, simply put, refers to harmful external and internal environmental factors that can be directly perceived by human senses and are detrimental to physical and mental health. It includes both shapes and orientations, mainly pointing to irrational natural landscapes or manmade structures surrounding a residence. Form Sha objectively exists, and its impact varies. Mitigating Form Sha follows a principle: it must not harm others. Below, we introduce common Form Sha and solutions.

Related reading: What is Sha Qi? How to mitigate it

Sky Splitting Sha

Sky Splitting Sha is a type of Form Sha present in everyday life. It occurs when the gap between two large buildings or houses directly faces the front of a residence, as if a blade splits the space in half. From afar, the gap between two skyscrapers appears as if cleaved by the heavens, splitting the structure into two, resembling the “Chuan” character.

In Feng Shui, “surrounded by mountains and embraced by water ensures Qi,” but if mountains don’t form properly, and several mountains align parallelly, creating a “Chuan” shape, it becomes a Feng Shui taboo. Such locations, with their narrow and long gaps, often bring disasters. Sky Splitting Sha locations are prone to accidents.

In reality, residences under Sky Splitting Sha, facing direct wind channels and narrow pathways that intensify wind forces, disrupt the electromagnetic field over time, weakening residents’ judgment and leading to accidents. The simplest mitigation is placing a copper horse facing the Sha to neutralize its harm. In severe cases, placing a pair of Qilin or copper coins, dragon turtles, and strings of silver yuan pouches, along with ancient emperor coins, can also mitigate its effects.

Spear Sha

Residences facing the end of a “丁” or “T” shaped road, with a straight pathway in front, fall under the dreaded “dead-end alley.” Traditionally, a straight road likened to a spear is believed to harm the residents. This configuration is considered a Spear Sha.

Spear Sha, or “Hidden Arrow Sha,” typically means the residence faces the dead end of a T or Y-shaped road. Such arrangements direct a forceful energy towards the home, akin to facing an oncoming spear or hidden arrow. Traditional beliefs suggest such locations, especially at the end of T or Y-shaped roads, are particularly inauspicious, leading to verbal disputes, legal troubles, career obstacles, etc.

Mitigations include hanging bead curtains or placing screens at the entry points to block the Sha. Placing a pair of Qilin, along with a gold ingot, can protect and promote career development. Alternatively, placing wind chimes or a pair of Pi Xiu or copper lions can also counteract the negative energies and ensure safety and prosperity.

Bridge Sha

Feng Shui views bridges as places where air flows connect, and longer bridges have a greater impact. However, if a bridge crosses over a residential area, does it create Bridge Sha? Not necessarily. Bridge Sha refers to a high incline without bends. A bridge directly in front of a home, especially at a 45-degree angle, is considered inauspicious. The bridge’s descending stairs, resembling a slope, suggest a downward trend, similar to Spear Sha, bringing bad luck.

Feng Shui experts suggest constructing bridges close to residential areas brings unexpected Sha Qi. To mitigate, place an enlightened copper elephant at the higher end facing the descending bridge to collect external Qi and counteract the Sha. Alternatively, place a pair of Qilin to attract good luck and dispel misfortune. Related reading: How to mitigate Bridge Sha?

Reverse Bow Sha

Reverse Bow Sha refers to roads or waterways bending like a bow, with the residence located outside the bow’s curve. If a home is outside the road or river’s bow, it’s considered Reverse Bow Sha or “Reverse Embracing Water.” Generally, the direction the bow points towards indicates where the “arrow” will strike. Homes outside the bow, whether due to roads or rivers, face the adverse effects of Reverse Bow Sha.

Feng Shui advises against building on Reverse Bow Sha locations, suggesting instead to use such areas for urban greenery. Realistically, some buildings are constructed in such inauspicious spots, like a Shenzhen development that faced sales challenges until a massive Tai Shan stone was placed at the entrance to counter the Sha, improving sales.

To counter severe Reverse Bow Sha, place a pair of stone lions or use a compass to redirect the energy. For businesses at T or Y-shaped intersections, adjust the entrance, plant greenery, and maintain cleanliness to ensure fresh air and a welcoming atmosphere.

Open Mouth Sha

Open Mouth Sha, also known as Tiger Mouth Sha, occurs when a residence’s main entrance faces an opening or objects like elevators that open and close. It’s especially common in modern urban architecture. Feng Shui considers residences affected by Open Mouth Sha to face misfortunes, financial losses, and health issues, with a higher risk of accidents.

Traditional geomancy suggests that facing an “open mouth” during auspicious periods can be beneficial, but during unlucky times, it can bring harm to the family or financial losses. To mitigate Open Mouth Sha, hang a copper plaque and place a set of Emperor Coins at the entrance. Placing a pair of copper lions or Pi Xiu can also dispel the Sha and ensure safety and prosperity.

Sharp Angle Sha

Modern architecture often features sharp, angular designs. While stylish, these can be problematic in Feng Shui.

Sharp Angle Sha occurs when a building’s sharp corners directly face a residence’s doors or windows. This Sha can cause chronic illnesses, particularly pain and bleeding disorders. It’s most dangerous when located in the homeowner’s most inauspicious direction.

For businesses or offices facing Sharp Angle Sha, it can disrupt teamwork, hinder business expansion, and lead to frequent staff turnover. To mitigate, round off sharp furniture corners, use dense plants to block the Sha, or place mirrors, wind chimes, or Ba Gua mirrors to redirect the energy.

Scissor Sha

Scissor Sha refers to residences located at the intersection of multiple roads, especially in a Y-shaped configuration, where the residence is at the sharp angle. Traditionally, this is seen as highly inauspicious, potentially leading to serious accidents or misfortunes.

Feng Shui suggests avoiding building in Scissor Sha locations. If unavoidable, road modifications or placing mountain-sea statues or stone barriers can help mitigate the Sha. For businesses, adjusting entrances and maintaining cleanliness can attract customers despite the Sha.

Top-Pressing Sha

Top-Pressing Sha, or Tree Clash Sha, arises when a residence’s front is blocked by large trees or poles, leading to declining fortune, weakened health, and accidents for the occupants.

To mitigate, cut down harmful trees, place mountain-sea statues outside the affected area, or use Ba Gua mirrors to counteract the Sha. For businesses, incorporating the obstructing element into the storefront design can turn the disadvantage into an attraction.

Form Sha represents unfavorable external Feng Shui elements around a house. For a detailed guide on residential external Feng Shui: Residential External Feng Shui: Forty Dos and Seventy-Four Don’ts

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