Retail fengshui

Retail feng shui

Bad energy is welcome by retailing businesses 若要发, 斗三煞

With the current sluggish consumer demand in retail business, yet shops are still springing up like mushrooms. One surprising fact contrary to home feng shui is that retail feng shui welcomes “bad energy” i.e. sha qi 煞气. Facing T junctions, box junctions, sharp pointed edges of buildings … are good for businesses! The “catch” is to transform the bad energy into a positive one. One will need sufficient physical frontage to do so.

Check out roads and qi men doors

Be mindful of human traffic, walkways, escalators and roads leading to your shop, it must come from auspicious directions 旺气 and outgoing bad directions so as to transfer negative energies 失运 away from your shop.

One can also use “qi men dun jia 8 doors formula” to establish the location of your entrances at 生profit  开sales  休customers interaction depending on your merchandise or service.

Masterplan and zoning 

Besides the usual principles to look out for when selecting a good business retail unit such as location, foot-traffic, size, wide frontage, rental, anchor tenant, one will have to research on Singapore LTA and Master plan for zoning and road structures. Singapore economy is evolving so rapidly, any sudden construction of a viaduct or MRT or expressway or flyover can affect your business profits. A sudden emergence of MRT exit constructed right in front of your shop, brings foot traffic and good business.

Shop feng shui destiny vs product / service offering 

Identify your shop feng shui destiny 商店 宅命. Does it support upmarket products or mass-consumer products. If your Shop Destiny supports branded products and you are selling fast moving consumer products then you are in the wrong business.

Wide frontage is necessary for good retail feng shui

Look around the world most popular shopping belt in the world. They have one common attribute. Wide pavement for walking traffic. Time square in New York, Ginza in Tokyo, Oxford Street in London and in Singapore none other than orchard road.

good retail shop feng shuiTake Ngee Ann City as an example, it has a very wide frontage. Notice the clever use of metal, flag pole & water. The left and right side of the building on the background looks like palms of hand to embrace the fountain of wealth. It is symbolic to the Green dragon and the white tiger based on “form” principles. The five flag poles is to deflect bad energies and water to trap wealth energy.

Anchor tenant

Mountain in business feng shui is symbolic to the anchor tenant. Chinese feng shui classics call it “山富沙旺”.

Cul de sac feng shui (dead end of the road)

If your shop is located at the dead end of the road, in feng shui is call “yin 阴” energy. This is popular for “privacy” businesses. Products or services should be “niche-market driven” than mass consumer impulse buying goods.


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