11 Buying Tips for a lucky Feng Shui home

11 buying tips for a feng shui home

buying tips for a lucky feng shui homeHere are 11 basic feng shui buying tips to choose a lucky fengshui home.  First of all let’s be clear that buying a “good feng shui home” is not base on compatibility with occupants’ bazi profile or gua numbers. How is it possible that a house destiny chart can suit all members of the family? Unless one is staying alone.

Classical feng shui principles emphasize on the importance of external physical landforms’ (峦头) interaction with house innate destiny energy (理气)  “峦头为体,理气为用”. The visible shape, material, size, height… of physical environment does matters. 

1. Study the physical surroundings


bad feng shui

Before you go for your next house viewing, understand Singapore Master plan, study the external landforms using google maps check out the roads, park, canal, sea etc.

It is important to study the external landforms because to a certain extent it is fixed unless it is earmarked for new development. However understanding Singapore perpetually there are on-going “construction” happening everyday which is feng shui worst nightmare. Once your neighbourhood construction commences it upsets the energy and has an immediate detrimental effect on your family’s health & wealth.

Putting feng shui aside, think about the inconvenience of road diversion, the dust that you breathe…from hands-on experience compass readings for new BTO flats are unsettled and the variance from compass degrees can be miles apart just by moving a few steps. Thus making feng shui calculations inaccurate.

2. Open space is a plus in feng shui   

feng shui buying tipsObserve the space surrounding the block in relation to your neigbourhood. The physical terrain of the 4 main “mountain 山势” influence, front 朱雀, back 玄武, left hand side 左青龙 and the right 右白虎. If you have to compromise facing a spacious front is relatively more important. See picture Blk A is better than Blk B.

3. Shape of the house 

feng shui tips-shape of your homeStudy the shape of your house using the floor plan. Is it rectangle, square or out-of-shape? Where is the main door, stove and beds? Know at least the 8 main sectors of your home i.e. bagua.

Any serious missing sectors (25% of the total floor size)? Do not choose a house that is out-of-shape or the length to breadth ratio is greater than 1:3. You will have uneven sizes per sector. If happened that the smaller sectors are positive ones like wealth, health, career than you have “smaller” wealth/health/career. See picture North and South sectors are relatively small.

4. Feng shui buying tip 4 – timing 

feng shui buying tips NE & SIn San Yuan Chinese metaphysics, timing is the key to good feng shui. As a general rule of thumb in Period 8 2004 to 2023, avoid overlooking “water” at North-East direction/sector. See illustration the NE 45 degree span faces water which is bad feng shui. In Period 8 context NE should have tall buildings instead of water. Within the house the Northeast corner should not be the toilet or missing. After 2024 in period 9 avoid seeing or having water in the South direction/sector.

“山环水抱,气聚有情, 山管人丁, 水管财”

As a general guideline, tall buildings represents health and water equates wealth not because of cantonese “水shui” prounication is wealth. However water is not the only medium to activate wealth. External roads and how energy is transported are equally important.

5. Avoid Bad Home Destiny 宅命 

Similar to our birth profile, houses also have their own destiny. “Destiny 宅命” of the house is determine by the orientation i.e. the “degree” of it’s facing.

6. NO funny  tilted Main door

Do not buy a house or office with tilted doors. Some feng shui masters uses 玄空大卦 to tilt the door believing that the house “negative” energies  will improve permanently! It does not. Energies does not go sideways when you tilt the door. So if you see that the door is tilted it is clear sign telling you that the house is bad.

7. AVOID  bad external landforms 

Ensure that landforms such as sharp pointed buildings, reflective mirror-like windows, hospitals, police stations, T-junctions, expressways are not within your sight. We judge the intensity of negative influence based on distance to your house. If you need powerful binoculars to see the “troubled building” then there is little harm.

8. Finding a house base on male breadwinner is chauvinistic

Feng Shui dated many many years ago and during that time most theories are bias towards the “male breadwinner (封建思想 feudal society)”. So finding a house solely based on the male breadwinner is chauvinistic. Nowadays our female counterpart may even earn more money. Thus the basis to find a good feng shui house is not based on bazi lucky elements or gua number, unless you wanted to remain single or the entire family shared a single lucky element which is rare.

9. Feng shui taboo 风水大忌

Toilet and stove should not in the center of a house. Toilet in the center will cause digestion, intestine and urinary system issues.  As for the stove it causes heart & blood problems.

10. Feng shui taboo 风水大忌

Main door should not face kitchen nor toilet entrance. This will cause illnesses to the entire family. 

11. Avoid “空亡 void” feng shui degrees

These are the main door orientations to avoid. In chinese feng shui is call the 大空亡 meaning “void”. No Destinies. They are 大空亡 22.5°, 67.5°,112.5°,157.5°,202.5°, 247.5°, 292.5°, 337.5° and 小空亡  7.5 degree 37.5 degree 52.5degree 82.5 97.5 127.5 142.5 172.5 187.5 217.5 232.5 262.5 277.5 307.5 322.5 352.5

Any bad things can happen for such degree such as freak accidents, surgeries, sickness, suicide, lawsuit, disharmony, evil spirits and there is “no permanent feng shui solutions”.


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