Most Feng Shui system allows a practitioner to assess the quality of a house, usually from a wealth (include career) and relationship (include health) perspective.
For example, a Flying Star practitioner can grade a house by looking at the mountain and water star of the facing and sitting palaces of the house flying star chart.
For example, if the water star of the facing palace and the mountain star of the sitting palace contains the star of the current period, then the house is classified as a “prosperous mountain, prosperous water” house. Such a house supports the occupants in wealth creation and is good for descendants.
The positive energy of the house is further enhanced if it is surrounded by the right surrounding features – in this case with mountain at sitting and water e.g. lake at the facing.
At the opposite extreme is “prosperous mountain and prosperous water” is “reversed mountain, reversed water” that does not support wealth creation or descendants. You would not want to live in such as house.
In between are houses that are good for wealth, poor for descendants and poor for wealth and good for descendants!
Other systems of Feng Shui such as Zi Wei Dou Shu Feng Shui – a destiny based Feng Shui system – can be even more specific.
For example, a Zi Wei Feng Shui practitioner can predict if the house is going to be good or bad for the occupants not just for wealth or career but also relationships – with parents, spouse, sibling, spouse, children and friends – and health (physical and mental).
They can drill down deeper to predict if the house is good or bad for those born under the different animal signs. In addition they can also predict the changing ‘luck’ of the house and how it would affect the occupants during the course of their stay there!
While “wealth creation” is self explanatory, what really does “good for descendants” mean?
It means a few things. First the house supports the health of the occupants and caused them to live longer. Second young males tend to find spouses easily and have plenty of children of their own. The net effect is that household members grow over time.
This is as opposed to a “poor for descendants” house where household members shrink over time. Generally speaking a “poor for descendants” house imply that young males have greater difficulty finding a mate and when they do, they face difficulty having children or have very few.
So when is a “poor for descendants” house good?
I can think of one example. When you have too many unmarried daughters, such a house can be a blessing. While such a house has a negative effect on young males, it has the opposite effect on females. Remember that such house reduces family size. Females will find little difficulty finding mates, get married and move out – thus fulfilling the “reducing” effect of the house!
This reminds me of the song, “It Cuts Both Ways”. 😉