Question: Is there any feng shui meaning to an unusually high incidence of broken plumbing pipes in a short amount of time? I’ve got things breaking right and left in my home and I’m at my wits end trying to figure it all out.
Answer: Water running out of the pipe’s control in a house can mimic emotions running out of control with the people (or even one person) living in the house, so I would start to investigate if anything particular has happened in someone’s life that may have caused an emotional upheaval. The classic cause and effect situation for this is grief. If someone is grieving over a loss (can be a person, pet, job, marriage, friendship, etc.) it can trigger an energy that translates into “the house crying,” or, the water element “out of it’s banks.”
Perhaps an enhancement in the family and friends gua (wood element, green, photos of family and friends, etc.) with intentions of creating emotional harmony within could be helpful. If that doesn’t feel appropriate, perhaps an enhancement in the skills and knowledge gua with the intention of gaining insight as to how to harmonize your emotions and feelings may do the trick.
When my father unexpectedly died, the pipes in my mother’s house hammered and clanked violently for about two days. I remember asking my mom if this was normal (I live out of town and didn’t know if this had been going on for a while or what) and everyone else in the family said “NO!” at the same time. Perhaps that’s what happens when the plumbing is strong, but there is overwhelming grief and tears suddenly in a house. And in my mom’s case, as oddly as it started, it went away on it’s own. So I would do a little internal investigation on what feels like a loss and see if anything can be done to alleviate that mental or emotional condition.
(If you are familiar with “tapping,” or Emotional Release Techniques, that may be one way to help fears and other emotional upheaval.)
I have also seen many sudden leaks or pipe breaks as a type of “clean up” due to the introduction of a lot of feng shui intention for a revitalized and energized home. In this circumstance, the home literally breaks at the weakest links all at once. And as much as it appears to be a bad thing when it is happening, it is actually a good thing in the end because the house literally gives up its weaknesses all at once. And once they are fixed, it retains a much stronger hold on the good or vital chi that you have intended to hold for a much longer time.
So, if you have recently powered up your home with lots of good intentions or have found yourself in a grieving state of mind, your house may have had the need to “relieve itself.”
My house experienced so many problems that we had to leave. Plumbing, foundation, roof, flooding, mold, sewer, water supply – endless.
Sometimes a fresh start can be a very fast way to change your chi that’s for sure!
Yeah, six months later. We don’t have a permanent place anymore. No fresh start, just gave up owning anything. Even the new stuff kept breaking. It made every day life very hard. We stopped going places and doing things because we racked up debt replacing stuff. Even the car got broken. Most of my worst nightmares came true. I moved to a place I never wanted to live. Was forced to make choices I did not want to make. We could not overcome or rectify the things taking place.
I’ve had my radiator leaking and making noises in my bedroom corner after starting to get in to a new relationship. I was single for 5 years so this is definitely new and also a bit weird. I feel like that corner of my room needs a little better flow, or something.
hopefully once things are strong and repaired you will see an upturn in the strength of relationships!
Deb Rodriguez says
I have found this article very helpful. Water leaks & grieving makes sense. Now to figure out how to heal myself and the leaks. After Niece was killed 9/15/2021, father passed 5/25/2022 and cousins husband passed 2/27/2022. After my husband passed 11/27/2018 both my children have been distant. This summer came home to 3 pipe leaks sounded like a shower. After 2 we’re fixed I found the 3rd. Last night by bedroom window started leaking loudly, this morning all dry and ok. Going to bed rinsed my dishes and heard dripping under the kitchen sink. Oh and I didn’t mention the plumber was here again cause my water bill was high agsin and it was toilets, new inners for toilet making loud noises, it’s stopped. New toilet upstairs and tightened up inners in 3rd toilet. Yes I’m grieving for many but feel I’m healing – I want my house to heal too❤️🩹
We have lived in 2 homes now, 1st home we started having pipes leaking. Now, there was a law suit against the company that made those pipes. However, it wasn’t just that, we had flooding. Sump pump mail function and water spewing like a fountain.. this was over maybe a 10 year period. I’m am very sensitive to emotional connections to things and sometimes sense these things before they happen. Now, we have been in our new home 4 years, we have had 3 pipes leak in 3 different areas of the house. 1 after the other, a water heater went bad and wayer issues again. Now, just the last 2 weeks I’ve noticed wierd markings from ceiling growing down the walls in our powder room. I’ve mentioned it to my husband and he thought it was just imperfections in the painting as it has just recently been repainted. Today it’s raining and those walls are worse, not wet necessarily but clearly dampness. Last week I had a dream of our house flooding. So I honestly was alittle freaked out because when I have these moments or dreams they happen. Each times those other leaks happened in this house it was myself that thought I better go check an area in our basement that we don’t frequent and all 3x it was just that a leak that was found by me always when husband is traveling. What, if any, is connected to an emotional situation? All the leaks can obviously be explained away. However. We have had friends even comment of this wierd coincidence. Any help or advice would be appreciated. I might add my husband lost a brother 3 years ago in a sudden tragic way and these water issues began 2 years ago approx.
This is why we work through our emotions and get our house as feng shui friendly as possible! If you don’t know where to start then go to the front left hand area of the house and place something that reminds you of widsom or discernment to get the right healing strategy to come to you…hopefully you have emp.oyeed some things from my books Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and Make a Shift, Change Your Life. Good luck…or join my Move Your Stuff with Karen Program so you can send in pictures and floor plans and chat live..??