Eight Mansions Locations

In Classical Feng Shui, the Eight Mansions House Kua calculation provides insight into the permanent energies of a property, with four favourable and four unfavourable to assist with room location. The Eight Mansions House Kua formula is calculated using the Site and Facing Mountain of your property. The property is divided into eight sectors, each sector has a particular type of chi associated with it. This webpage discusses each sector in detail. Read more details about the Eight Mansions here.

There are 8 different formulas for the House Kua:

Site Mountain – North / Facing Mountain – South
Site Mountain – North East / Facing Mountain – South West
Site Mountain – East / Facing Mountain – West
Site Mountain – South East / Facing Mountain – North West
Site Mountain – South / Facing Mountain – North
Site Mountain – South West / Facing Mountain – North East
Site Mountain – West / Facing Mountain – East
Site Mountain – North West / Facing Mountain – South East


Sheng Chi - Generating Chi. This is the best location associated with success, vitality, prosperity, reputation, authority, finances, performance and careers. A great area for business activities, politics, entrepreneurs and power.

Yen-nian – Longevity. Known for longevity in relationships. A good area for supportive personal, friendship and family relationships. A great area for harmony, communication, networking, PR and soft skills.

T’ien i - The Heavenly Doctor. This location is known for vitality, health, rejuvenation and wellness. It is associated with healing, curing illness, recuperation, rehabilitation and long healthy lives. A great area for the elderly and those who are unwell.

yi Fu wei - Stability. The house siting location; a position where you bow before the throne. Known as a neutral area that is calm and grounded. A good area for mild good fortune, stability, resting, personal cultivation and development. A location without problems, a strong and stable position for self development, meditation and study.

These four sectors are for your main living and sleeping areas. Locations where you spend a lot of time.


Huo hai - Mishaps. The location for accidents & mishaps. This could be physical or emotional pain and injury and is the weakest unfavourable location. An area associated with bad luck and niggly difficulties. You may suffer difficulty, get stuck in obstacles, be frustrated with life getting in the way. With a focus on difficulty in the work place.

Wu kuei – Five Ghosts. The translation is five ghosts, a location known for small problems that become a nuisance; mischief, quarrels and legal problems. An area that causes stress, gossip, arguments and backstabbing. Also known for mischief, fire, loss and robbery.

Liu sha – Six Killings. Known as six evils, six evil spirits or six setbacks. This area is also known for legal problems, lawsuits, problems within relationships, betrayal, ill health, sports injuries, arguments, loss, lack of motivation and general difficulty.

Chueh ming – Exhausted Fate. The most negative of all eight sectors, seen as severed or exhausted fate, which means total loss. Associated with suffering, loss of finances, health, accidents, disease and depression.

These four areas are good locations to site a kitchen to suppress the House Kua number, or for bathrooms or for storage.

5 Elements


Annual Afflictions

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