The first thing that you should consider is the qi of the land.
You should look for land that with rich soil that support life. An example is land with lush green vegetation. You should avoid those with thin, sparse vegetation or that is yellowish in color which indicates weak or insufficient qi in the soil.
You should also avoid land that is dry, sandy or has a rocky terrain as well as stay away from waterlogged areas.
Another indicator of the presence of life supporting qi is the presence of rich fauna like earthworm, birds, squirrels etc.
Profile of the Land A flat terrain is acceptable in Feng shui but it is better if the land at the back of the house is higher that at the front. It is less auspicious but still acceptable if the land at the land is slightly lower but not if it slopes steeply downwards.
As a general rule it is ideal if the house sits on land that is higher or the same level as the road. Try to avoid a house that sits on land that is lower than the access road.
When the profile of the land on the left and right side of the house?
The left side (looking out of the facing of the house) is known as the Green Dragon side. Classical text recommends a stronger Dragon which implies prosperity and harmony. A mountain or taller structure such as a building can act as the Green Dragon. The right side is known as the White Tiger. Classical text recommends a weaker White Tiger which is associated with disharmony and losses! A land that is flat on both the left and right side is acceptable.
Shave of the Land
In Feng Shui, a square or rectangular shaped land is auspicious. The ratio of the length to width of the land
should not be too large which would result in a long strip. This is not auspicious. If possible the width of the land ratio of the length to width of the land should not be more than 2.5:1.
Irregular shaped lands with missing corners are inauspicious and you should avoid them. The worst shape is a triangle. According to classical text, triangular land is highly inauspicious!
‘Man builds the house and the house molds the man.’ This Feng Shui aphorism explains the importance of the shape of a plot and a house.
A triangular shaped object gives off an energy pattern in the form of a triangle; an irregular shaped object gives off an irregular shaped energy pattern. The energy form extends in all directions similar to a ripple effect. This concept was known by the ancient Chinese.
The Chinese believe that when you are outside a building you are affected by the ripple effect of the energy emitted by the shape of the building; but when you are inside a building you are being affected by the compressed energy emitted by its shape.
A house on a triangular plot, the border of which comes to a point at the rear is the most unfortunate for h connotes no future for the tenants of the plot.
A triangular shaped house also connotes that accidents and mishaps will befall the tenants of the house and some members of the household may encounter personality changes.
A plot that has its right (Tiger) side shorter than its left (Dragon) side is considered to have unfavorable Feng Shui feature.
The most favored shape of a house in Feng Shui is that of a rectangle, wherein the chi can flow smoothly throughout the house. Houses that have ‘hollow’ portions like an H-shaped house tends to have an adverse influence on events that will occur, and on certain members of the household depending on what section of the house is ‘missing’.
A house with its center located outside, due to its irregular shape, does not augur well for family unity. In many cases of broken families, the center of the house or the cohesiveness of the family is usually not found within the house. Here is where you will find family members preferring to spend more time outside the house than enjoying the comfort and amenities of their own house.