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Hi, What colors are good for the exterior of my house?

Without actually visiting the home firsthand, it is difficult to say.  Generally though, the best colors for any particular house are based on the trigram of the house. The trigram is based on the Sitting side of the house. Not the front door! Think of the sitting as the opposite of the facing, for simplicity.  The table below shows the trigram colors.

East Green
Southeast Green
South Warm colors such as burgandy
Southwest Earth Tones
West White or metal colors
Northwest White or metal colors
North Blue
NorthEast Earth Tones

I live on a dead-end cul-de-sac road and in feng shui, I understand that it is believed not to be a great type of street to live on. What kind of remedies do you recommend to lift stagnant chi flow on such a street?
First off, do not worry so much about the cul-de-sac.  Many authors make this seem horrible and it is not so bad.  The real concern with a cul-de-sac is that usually the homes have pie shaped lots.  I would be more concerned with this.  The remedy here is to square off the yard using hedges or trees.  As to the "stagnant" qi,  in the old days a dead end road in China was truly that.  It was a walled off street.  Today, there is traffic (although occasional) still moving through the cul-de-sac.  It is not so bad.  Focus on if the lot needs to be corrected though.

I have a very fundamental question to ask you. While calculating our Kua numbers, my husband and I seem to have just the opposite directions (I am No:3 and he is No:8), and Boy! I am quite confused. In such a situation how do I go about following the fung shui tips on directions? for eg, I want to energise my auspicious direction in the bedroom or more importantly the career center, and it is the opposite side side for him.
That is the most common question we get.  If you are of opposite directional groups, then you look at the house.  Based on the Sitting side of the house (which determines the trigram of the house), then you would align the bed based on whoever does not belong to the same group.  In your case if the house aligned with either the SE, E, S, or N directions, then your husband should get the bed aligned to either the NE, NW, W, or SW.  If the house aligns better with him, then you would get the bed direction.  The bed should be aligned with the headboard at the favorable direction.

I have a simple question about the way in which I should impose the Pa Kua over our house plan. Would you please tell me if there is someone I can ask, or maybe you can recommend a source to find the answer?

Since traditional Feng Shui does not use a one-size-fits-all approach to mapping a house, we do not use a bagua map. We instead look at when the building was built and its exact orientation to determine a 9 segment grid to map out the qi.  I highly recommend you check out and perhaps their bookstore and their on-line classes.

I have a front door and then a side door. The side door is the only one I use and consider it the entry way. When I lay out the grid for the should I consider the side door my "entrance" or still use the front as my starting point? Thanks a lot.

Despite what a lot of authors might say, in traditional Feng Shui, the door is not the basis for analysing the house. We look at the sitting and facing of the whole building.  The door is the entry point for the qi. The grid is laid out based on the directions and equal third proportions horizontally and vertically, not pie shaped. Be careful of what you read. A lot of information is either very basic or not correct.

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