In Feng Shui, Sha Qi is defined as sharp, fierce, merciless Qi produced as a result of energies being focused by sharp corners, straight lines or narrow gaps - features that create energy that moves aggressively and quickly.
Translated as "Killing Qi", it can come from a variety of sources; the most obvious being sharp and pointy objects like a roof-edge, pylon, sharp mountain peaks or straight roads - formations that can generate Sha Qi in an environment.
Here are four common external Sha Qi explained:
It is often misunderstood that this Feng Shui feature is unfavourable because it is 'sharp'. In fact, the reason why a T-junction is considered an unfavourable feature to have near a house has more to do with the way Qi should and should not move or flow in Feng Shui. The focus is more on the Qi, as aggressive and fast moving Qi can cause it to crash into the property in a volatile manner. In Feng Shui, a meandering Qi is preferred.
The T-junction itself is not bad per se. It is negative in certain instances - ie. if the junction is a high traffic area as opposed to a relatively quiet one. A T-junction is a greater cause for concern if it is focused at the sector where the Main Door is located, or crashes right into the Main Door, more so than if it is hitting another sector of the property.
The corners of roofs from the neighbouring property can sometimes result in Qi being focused and angled at yours. Hence, this is something you want to look out for.
This feature should be a cause for concern if your neighbour's sharp roof corner is visible from your Main Door. However, it does not affect your property if the sharp roof is on the second floor and your Main Door is on the ground; or if the sharp roof is located on a neighbour across a fairly wide street.
In Feng Shui, a lamp post directly in front of the Main Door is definitely a problem, which is called a Piercing Heart Sha. However this is only applicable if the lamp post is within the boundaries of the Main Door (extend two lines out towards the road and see if the lamp post is within these lines). Otherwise, you have nothing to worry about.
Contrary to popular misconception, pylons are not necessarily considered bad because it is 'sharp. In Feng Shui, 'sharp' is not the sole criterion to determine if it is good or bad.
With the case of pylon, if it is located very near - within immediate proximity, around 500 meters - to your property, then the pylon is a problem. Secondly, determine the sector it is located - ie. if it is located in the East Sector, then is affecting the Zhen Gua, which relates to the eldest son (no worries if your family is all daughters). Pylons are regarded as a Fire Element. If it is located in a sector suitable for a Fire element, the pylon is not dangerous or negative.
When it comes to dealing with Sha Qi, always be practical. Understand what Sha Qi is and how it works, and you'll be able to deal with it accordingly.
Joey Yap is an expert in Chinese astrology services and audits, Classical Feng Shui, BaZi, Mian Xiang and other Chinese metaphysics subjects. For more information go to www.masteryacademy.com/ippt