House hunting based on feng shui principles can be a mind-boggling task. Most believed that Birth profile (八字) suitability is the primary principle to choose a home. It does not make sense because what are the probabilities that the house is suitable to a standard nucleus family of 4 with “varied” bazi lucky element needs. Daddy need “fire element” and Mummy need “water element” then should you buy a house that faces North (water element) or South (fire element)? Some feng shui masters will justify it by using the “breadwinner” of the family. Now here is the “kicker” so let your wife or kids suffer?
External physical attributes
First examine the external environment that surround the house. Does the house come with a “capturing spacious open space 明堂” to trap 气 (energy)? In today’s concrete jungle environment it is rare to find an “open space” that is trapped by surrounding lower height buildings. Then look at your neighbouring blocks left, right and back to ensure there are buildings to support your block. You may wonder why start with the external environment? This is because “external scenery” is fixed and cannot be change!
Feng Shui House Destiny 宅命 is derived from 坐向 the orientations of your House Sitting and Facing orientations.
If your purpose is for own stay buy the house’s destiny that is “Good Health and Wealth” based on San Yuan Xuan Kong Flying star principles. Once you determined that the Destiny is good by calculating the orientation of the house with the help of a feng shui master in Singapore. The next step is to ensure that your home feng shui destiny is supported by External Environment Physical Attributes which includes the lift, walkway, passageway leading to your house, roads, neighbourhood buildings, water etc.
阳宅三要 3 Critical functions of feng shui
Examine the Internal Layout of your potential new house bearing in mind the 3 Critical feng shui functions 阳宅三要 of the house i.e. Main door location (Very Important), kitchen / stove position and lastly bed positions.
Auspicious feng shui NEED NOT match your Bazi or Gua number
It is a common misnomer to find a House that match with your Gua Number from the 8 Mansions’ Theory 八宅 Extracted below 天元五歌 蒋大鸿
In short this classical verse sums it all, in order to be accurate one have to factor in “timing” i.e. the “元运 luck period” that we are in. Today we are living in Period 8 from 2004 to 2023. Take verse 5 as an example 五鬼绝命, 逢兴更昌隆 at the “right period-energy combo calculation” can be positive! The luck period is derived from 玄空三元九运 and 二元八运
It is myopia to choose a home based on 8 Mansion 八宅 Principle. It is of no consequence to match your Ming Gua with the House Gua Number. Given so many feng shui principles to conform before buying a house, one can even ignore the principles of 八宅派-宅命相配matching Gua Ming 卦命 with Zhai Ming 宅命. Please allow me to explain further.
Kindly see the chart above showing East family or East House and West Family or West House. You will notice that East-Family/House and West-Family/House is direct opposite. The sectors that are good for East is going to be bad for West.
Assume a family nucleus of 4 could it be possible that all 4 members below to the same Gua Ming East or West Family?
If a East family member Mr. East bought a house that is a West destiny home then all the entire 8 sectors are unable to use. Why? West Destiny Home good sectors are W, NW, NE, SW and Bad sectors are E, SE, S, N. Mr. East good sectors are E, SE, S, N which are the bad sectors of West Apartment and his bad sectors W, NW, NE, SW which are the good sectors of West Apartment. Therefore even Mr. East own a good class bungalow of 20,000 sq ft he got no “space” to live in because what is good for him are bad sectors of the house.
The 8 Mansion feng shui principle states that East 东四 apartments are
Sitting East faces West 震宅
Sitting South-East faces North-West 巽宅
Sitting North faces South 坎宅
Sitting South faces North 离宅
and West apartments are the 4 directions which are none of the above. If this theory seek to match 宅命相配 holds true then i suppose 50% of the World population are left homeless or staying in bad houses.
If happened you are so lucky that all your family members belongs to either East or West family and you get the house that is same Gua Ming then you are left with 4 sectors to use and the other 4 unable to use? You pay 100% psf and can only use 50% of your house. omg
八宅明镜 also state that if your Main door does not match your Gua Number, you can use your bedroom placement, if not you can also change the orientation of your stove… So the Theory is rather accommodating don’t you think?
Avoid feng shui orientations that are totally bad
These are the degrees to avoid at all costs. In chinese feng shui is call the Da Kong Wang 大空亡, indicated as the yellow line. No orientation fall in between boundaries of Ba Gua sectors. The white lines are 大空亡 22.5°, 67.5°,112.5°,157.5°,202.5°, 247.5°, 292.5°and 337.5° Xiao Kong Wang 小空亡 are 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 could have happen such as disaster, accidents, surgeries, sickness, suicide, lawsuit, disharmony, evil spirits that you possibly can imagine could happen in the above orientations.