I read some of your advice on your free Internet site
- and it seems that you might be the only one to help
I hope you have a solution to an unusual problem. I
am considering a retail business location inside a
shopping center. The strange part is that the only
available location is a triangle-shaped store. The fact
that no business ever stays there for too long makes me
wonders. Is this location something I should forget
altogether, or is it a problem that could be corrected?
One side is solid wall with no openings, and the
other two sides are glass from top to bottom. Main
entrance is using one of the glass sides.
Thanking you in advance,
I am sorry to report that the shape of a triangle
with two sides of glass is hardly a satisfactory shape
for a store. The customers will not only feel exposed,
they will feel pressured. Triangles incite and foster
being on guard, hardly a recommended feeling for a
HOWEVER, in pyramid feng shui, we believe everything
can be altered in sufficient ways to mitigate disastrous
results. Here are some suggestions:
Cover the glass walls with fabric or other materials
that can be cut to allow square openings similar to
windows to let in light and provide a feeling of mystery
from the outside (who isn’t compelled to peep in a
peephole?) and a sense of protection for those inside.
Stagger these windows so that from children to NBA
players can look into the store at eye level.
Mirror the glass on both sides of the narrowest
point, up until there is at least 8 feet of space
between them. Mirrors will dispel the constricted
feeling and give the illusion of adequate space. Use
only a square reception/sales desk on the solid wall to
counter the unstable effect of the triangle. Square
shapes ground and add to a feeling of security.
All the above suggestions will mitigate the
negativity your triangle shaped store exudes and should
you have the "right merchandise for this area, you
can be successful even in a difficult shaped store.
Feng shui master
Nancilee Wydra is
the most published American author on feng shui. Her
last two books are "Feng Shui Goes to the
Office" March 2000 and "Feng Shui for
Children's Spaces," November 2000. She teaches
nationwide professional certification classes (www.windwater.com)
and has a free Website
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