How to Feng Shui your home – 8 tips
Tip 1 – Study the external physical environment
Start with the external environment of the house. Study the roads, MRT and amenities around your house. Based on experience a brand new house i.e. BTO, DBSS, TOP takes ahout 2 years before the energy is settle down for the entire estate. Never buy a house that is undergoing construction in the neighbourhood, it is feng shui worst nightmare.
Tip 2 – Look into the internal structure of your house
First of all for practical reasons, having a square shape house makes it easier to place your furniture. Secondly a house without missing sectors is considered auspicious because each sector represents a person in the family, part of a body and one of the five elements. Take for instance if Southwest is missing, it affects the female head of household. It represents “Earth” element which affects our digestive system. If “Earth” element happen to be your Birth profile most lucky element then you put yourself in a disadvantage position.
Tip 3 – Avoid West sun
Having cross-ventilation of window that allows sunshine and free flow of energy or “气” (chinese hanyu pinyin is “qi” not “chi” as in direct english translation) is good feng shui. Do not choose a house that is too dark nor too bright.
Selecting an apartment with West sun windows, makes your home feel like a “baking oven” and West belongs to Period 7 (1984-2003) which is obsolete energy. We are currently living in Period 8 and energies of period 9 from 2024 to 2043 are starting to descend, making South windows better choice for “mountain” energy and North windows-water energies.
Tip 4 – Gua number and energy map
Despite what you heard of bagua energy, North represents Career, Southeast = Wealth etc. These are all wrong assumptions! Bagua energy of each sector is not fixed, one have to match with personal gua to differentiate from home and compared it with xuan kong flying star destiny chart. So don’t be tempted to choose a house having SE door assuming it is your wealth area.
Tip 5 – Do not rely on life gua number alone for lucky sectors
Those of you who have read from web about personal life gua/kua number having standard 4 lucky and 4 bad sectors are sweeping statements. If one is to study further, you will realised certain sectors regarded as lucky are not lucky at all. Using just one example of life Gua Number 6 乾命卦 to illustrate, West and Northwest sectors are supposedly auspicious but because of yin-yang mismatched and conflicting elements, these 2 sectors are questionable!
One can get a fairly good guesstimate of your Birth Profile Lucky element using this link. It is not fool-proof but the probability is better. Moreover you can try it on your personal stuff first before using it on your home which affects your loved ones.
Tip 6 – Understand your Home physical Five Elements 五行
East and Southeast represent wood, South is fire, North is water, Northwest and West are metal, Northeast, Center and Southwest are Earth. Once you understand this, you are able to align your Birth Lucky element to the right sector.
Just a word of caution you should only do this if you are living alone. The reason is that any increment on one of the element will caused imbalance to another e.g. increasing fire element in south sector will impaired the Metal element because 火剋金 Fire destroy Metal.
Tip 7 – 3 key evaluations of good home feng shui 阳宅三要
Please be mindful that the main door affects the whole family, the stove impact the female owner and bed position/direction affects whoever sleeping on it. The above are 3 critical evaluations of home feng shui 阳宅三要 which are keys to unlock health, wealth, harmony, career, relationships and many others.
Tip 8 Keep it Simple – Yin Yang Principle 阴阳平衡
A crowded or clutter house is never a good idea. A standard 3-room flat having 6 occupants is excessive Yang energy which lead to uncontrollable temper & occupants treating the house as “hotel”, on the other hand a good class bungalow with 2 occupants is the overpowering of Yin energy that results in poor health.
this is by no means comprehensive, it is more like an introductory guide to feng shui