For the average person, evaluating the external macro environment and landforms is not something they can do without expert help. So if you want to Feng Shui-It-Yourself, what can you do?
Look at the house itself in tandem with a simple formula-based assessment of three important factors: the Main Door, the Kitchen, and the Bedroom. The technique is known as the Life Gua Method, which is derives from a system of Feng Shui known as Eight Mansions or (BaZhai). It is premised on the theory that every individual is imprinted with certain energies at the time of his or her birth, based on the planetary and magnetic field.
These energies are unlocked or maximized when used in tandem with certain direction. A simple analogy would be to see the Life Gua as your personal radio frequency and the directions as the antenna that enables you to tune into that frequency.
I have selected the Life Gua Method because it is a safe method with minimal negative side effects, even if applied incorrectly.
Begin with your year of birth. Add the two last digits together. (For example 1968 = 6 + 8 = 14). Then reduce to a single digit
by adding them together: 1 + 4 = 5.
If you are female add 5 (i.e. 5 + 5 = 10), and reduce it to a single digit: (1 + 0 = 1). So your personal Gua number is 1.
If you are male, subtract the number from 10. For example,
10 – 5 = 5. Reduce to a single digit and your personal Gua is 5.
If your personal Gua happens to be 5, you assign the number 8 for females and number 2 for males, as there is no number 5 in
the Gua table.
Once you have found your Gua number, match it to either
the East Group or the West Group. (Table below)
From here, you can derive your personal Favorable and Unfavorable Directions.