Dealing with T- Junctions is a common topic of discussion in the practice of Feng Shui. So, why do homes located on a T-Junction get such a bad rap? In the shortest of responses, the energy rushes down the street so quickly, its slams into the home, potentially making the occupants feel uncomfortable, while also allowing for an accumulation of negative energy to build up over time.
The T-Junction is said to have a few symbolic names, including “tigers eyes,” “poison arrow,” “sha energy,” and “cross roads.” It’s important to note, there are different degrees of T-Junction situations that could affect the home. To know which is which, it requires a bit of investigation and keen observations.
For starters, you could observe the traffic pattern to see how the flow of movement is heading toward the home.
Below is a quick gauge:
If every 2-5 minutes, clearly that is a high level of sha energy.
If every hour, it’s a tad bit better, but still that’s fairly a high level of sha energy.
If every 5-10 hours, your in pretty good shape.
Essentially, the less traffic along the T-Junction street and slower the pace of the cars, the better off you are.
The image above is of a case study with a home located in Los Angeles, CA, which happens to be on a very busy T-Junction Street. This house falls into the every 2-5 minute traffic pattern of movement.
The image of the same home from ground level. As you can see, the white car is turning left, but if something were to go wrong, the speed and force of that car would move toward the yellow house, even if they try to turn suddenly. Not to mention, at night the car headlights (Tigers Eyes) are facing directly into the home. This is a very high level of sha energy hitting into the home.
The Remedy for This Home’s T-Junction SITUATION?
The Feng Shui recommendations for this particular home to block and protect the occupants was to build a separate wall with a door from the actual home’s structure.
Above are quick highlights for the observed Feng Shui recommendations in plain sight for this particular home.
Yellow Wall: This acts as a literal and energetic barrier. By painting the separate wall yellow, it links the two energies of those structures (the actual home and yellow wall) together, while at the same time maintaining a healthy boundary between chaos and harmony. On a very literal perspective, the yellow wall protects from an actual car hitting into the home, car headlights, helps to reduce sound pollution, and reduce the visual anxiety of constant fast movement traffic patterns along the street.
Strong Door: The door attached to the yellow wall is one that expresses strength and fortitude. The inspiration of the door design is that from temples. In this way, the owners of the home is saying, my home is a ‘temple’ and deserves the utmost respect. If you wish to stretch this a bit more, you could also say the doors are symbolic of ‘temple gods’ that help to further protect the occupants of the home.
Metal Fencing: This acts as a literal and energetic barrier.
Shrubs and Bushes: This acts as a literal and energetic barrier. In general, any time you can include greenery; plants, trees and/or flowers is always a key recommendation.
Curved Pathway Design: Including curved pathways helps to slow the energy flow down to a more meandering pace.
Address with Numbers: Since the actual front door is hidden, the house number needs to be re-established in plain sight, which is what this owner did along the extended yellow wall.
Lights: Again, the light near the actual front door is hidden due to the separated yellow wall. To remedy this, the owner made sure to install two lights on top of the yellow wall to illuminate and bring healthy attention to call in beneficial energy (Qi).
Keep in mind, with all these small changes to deflect the T-Junction, the owners still made it easy to access the actual front door and ‘see’ the home.