Ask Melynda – Office Seating

MelyndaIn our regular feature ‘Ask Melynda’ we’ll take your most puzzling questions or persistent problems and ask our resident Feng Shui ‘expert’ Melynda Munro to advise and guide you.  So if you have any Feng Shui or Chinese Astrology questions email them to us at [email protected] and we’ll publish her response in our next edition.

Hi Melynda, 

I would like to seek your advice in choosing my workstation.  My best direction is East while my unlucky direction is West,  Kua is 9.  To face East direction, I may have to sit at the workstation which has a door diagonally behind me and possibly some poison arrows from the pillar behind (please see photos attached).  I will be facing the window which is at the far end and a partition and perhaps some poison arrow from another pillar, is this ok?    Alternatively, I could sit at the opposite workstation in front of me which will face the opposite direction West, with the door diagonally in front of me, face a wall far end perhaps poison arrow from the pillar.  Behind me is the window at the far end, partition and poison arrow pillar.   

My question is, is it more advisable to face best direction in my case or otherwise?  Kindly advise.    – Pam from Malaysia


Hi Pam,  as a Kua 9 you do indeed belong to the East Life Group and your most favorable elements are East (Sheng Ch’i), South East (Tien Yi), North (Yen Nien) and South (Fu Wei).

However I prefer to have these directions supporting me from behind, rather than facing towards them.  Therefore your second option may be better as this gives you the support of your Sheng Ch’i or Prosperity direction (East) and also ensures some form support with the main office door in front of you and not behind.  In fact it is always good to have a solid wall behind you for support and protection and to face towards the door to enable you to see who is entering the room.  If you feel that the corner of the wall is directing a poison arrow towards your back then you can place a tall plant in front of it as a screen.

All the best for your new job and if you would like to know more about your current Luck Cycle and career potential then you may also wish to seek a 4 Pillars of Destiny analysis with a qualified and reputable practitioner.

About The Author

Melynda Munro

The journey to Feng Shui started from an early age when Melynda often accompanied her father on building sites where she developed a practical sense of the placement of building, rooms and services. With a professional background in natural medicine, Melynda felt a strong inclination to understand how our living and work environments impact on people’s health and this intention lead her to meet 4th generation Feng Shui Master Henry Liu from Fujian China in 1993. As his personal understudy for the next seventeen years Melynda embraced the traditional studies, embarking on many intensive study tours in China with later trips involving further tuterage with Master Henry Liu’s senior Master Liu, concurrently assisting with the teaching of students. Other studies have been undertaken with Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai, Grand Master Raymond Lo, Professor Cheng Jian Jun, Prof Wang Yude, Kim Lai and Siou-Foon Lee. Melynda currently consults and lectures in Feng Shui in Australia, as well as seeing patients in the clinic she owns and runs with her husband Gregory in country Victoria. Melynda is also a Professional Member and part of the Management Committee of the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA) – Australia Chapter.

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