Here are some feng shui tips to look at the physical properties of the house to help you to choose a lucky home. It “solely” examine the physical properties 峦头. Two key areas of concern, the external environment and the internal physical layout of the house without considering the “invisible energy 理气” derived from “宅命 Destiny” calculation which is equally important!
Classical feng shui principle states that “峦头为体，理气为用”.
1. Identify the roads and infrastructure leading to your house
Using google map or singapore street directory study the locations/directions of infrastructure in relation to your new home e.g. roads, buildings, MRT, swimming pool, reservoir, shape of the building, junctions, shape of the roads concave or convex, expressways, smelly drains etc. Try to identify whether there are sha qi or bad energies for example hospital, police stations, mirror-like reflective glass buildings, construction works, empty plot of land and others.
2. Your block in relation to other blocks nearest to you
Observe the location of your stack/block in relation to other buildings. The physical terrain of the 4 main “mountain 山势” influence such as the front 前朱雀, the back 後玄武, left hand sid 左青龙 and the right 右白虎. If you have to compromise facing a spacious front is relatively more important. See picture below Blk A is better than Blk B.
3. Shape of the Floor Plan
Study the floor plan meticulously. What is the shape of the floor plan? Square, rectangle or out of shape? Where are the positions of main door, stove and bed? Which sector North, South, East, West, Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest (not the 24 mountain which can only be done via luopan)? How is the kitchen or bedroom in relation to your toilet doors? Any serious missing sectors from the floor plan more than 25% of the house. Do not choose a house that is out-of-shape or the rectangular form ratio is greater that 1:3. You will have very uneven sectors and those smaller sectors maybe the wealth area. See picture below North and South sector are extremely small to utilise IF happened that it is the Wealth or Career sector. In Singapore feng shui, there are no perfect home or business office that fits like a glove unless your develop the home yourself base on an empty plot of land. Even so you are still limited by URA rules and guidelines. However certain compromise and expectations need to be fine-tune. Just focus on key areas which are Destiny, Main Door, stove and Bedroom positions.
4. NO FUNNY TILTED DOOR
Do not buy a house or office with tilted doors. The fact that some feng shui masters are so obsessed to tilt the door for their clients is because they believed that the house “negative” energies will improve permanently by tilting the door! It does not work and the energies will not “changed”. Energies does not go sideways when you tilt the door. So if you see that the door is tilted it is clear signal telling you the house is bad. There are other ways to change the Destiny of the house BUT tilting of doors is not one of them.
5. AVOID physical structural landscape that gives you a bad feeling
When you see the house is overlooking an expressway, flyover, wide drains, MRT/LRT, T-Junctions, convex roads. MRT/LRT, police stations, hospitals, constructions etc. best to avoid it. Having say that one have to qualify how bad is the “sha qi” (negative energy)? Is it directly opposite your main door or windows? It also depends on the distant, if it is far far away and you need powerful binoculars to see then there is no danger. Or sometimes the sha qi is being blocked by trees or a wide road then it is not as serious as it seem.
6. Period 8 and Period 9 Money or Health
As a general rule of thumb in Period 8 Year 2004 to 2023, refrain from seeing “artificial water” like roads, junctions, MRTs in the North-East Sector/direction using your house centre as the focal point. Instead you should see tall buildings.
In period 8, the water or roads leading to your house should be from South-West sector. and North for period 9. Assume you intend to choose a unit from siteplan, which stack from your your window are you able to see another stack (building) in the North-East and seeing Water e.g. swimming pool in the South-West. Generally if your main concern is family health seek for houses that have tall buildings in your Northeast (Period 8) or South direction (Period 9). If you are enterprising professionals where money is your key concern then seek out houses that overlook water in the Southwest (Period 8) or North direction in Period 9.
“山环水抱，气聚有情， 山管人丁， 水管财”
In a general sense, Mountain or tall buildings in today’s context equates health.
Water in feng shui equates Wealth (not because of the cantonese word shui is wealth) however water is not the only medium to activate wealth. Water can be divided into real which is actually water itself and “artificial” e.g. roads, walkways, expressways, MRTs
7. Rough estimation of the Mair Door orientation
Find out the “rough destiny” of your apartment (if you can) by plotting out the degree using the siteplan “North”, then check the table found in this website. This is using the house main door orientation instead of the condo main entrance.
Generally speaking North/South or East/West direction is quite safe in Period 8 (Feb 2004-Feb 2024) because the Home Destiny is Either Positive influence on Wealth Or Health but not both. But refrain from direction orientation of North 0 degree, East 90 degree, West 270 degree and South 180 degree they are meant for temples.
8. Bazi compatibility ONLY IF your family shared a Common Lucky Element
If you have an existing good bazi master in Singapore then I am sure you are well aware of your family’s Bazi or Birth Profile 八字用神 lucky elements which could be fire, water, wood, earth or metal. You can factor in this Bazi lucky element for unit selection provided your family “shared” a common “lucky element”. Take for e.g. your family lucky element is Water then having a “North-facing” window will be a positive enhancement for your entire family. Even better if North direction overlooks a swimming pool or a park.