In property crazy Singapore, a service that is closely related to property would be fengshui related services. If you ask a neutral layman on the street, they would typically think fengshui affects wealth or general luck to occupants. But beyond the luck aspect, what are the areas that can be of considerations? Mostly, price, reviews and reputation.
Before you engage your fengshui master, hopefully this article would help to give you a better context and some insights. I listed down the areas such as - fengshui applications, pricing structure, range of service you may get among the few areas you should know better.
1. Fengshui applications - luck activation or cures
In the market, the main different fengshui applications to enhance luck, cures, protection in market are:
a. Ornaments, crystals
Different type of ornaments/crystals are used for purpose such as cleanse, wealth or relationship.
b. Religion related items
Rituals, talisman, deity or any ornaments maybe used.
c. Household items link to 5 elements (Metal, water, wood, fire, earth)
Focus is on interaction with identified feng shui spots at home using natural elements (e.g. plants, water items, fire/lights) to activate luck or as cures. (Personally, this is something I prescribe for my clients.)
The focus is on what type of luck enhancement or cures the fengshui master uses. End of day, it is what you believe in and your preference.
Example, using ornaments or religion applications, it would be obvious to the naked eye. However, using elemental items, this is easily blended into your house furnishing and cannot be detected otherwise yet effective.
Pricing wise, you may be surprise that some of feng shui cures or for luck activation is actually economical and not at all exorbitant. Also, fengshui is not a religious practise but a Chinese metaphysics science subject.
2. Pricing Structure
In Singapore, most property audit fees are priced to type of property. Mainly, price is categorized based on whether its HDB, condos and landed. So, a 2 bedroom property size of e.g. 800 sq ft is charged differently for public housing (HDB flats) vs a private housing (condo/private apartment) if you have done a pricing research. The pricing is then tiered based on number of rooms and size.
Generally in the market, pricing is at approximately $500 - $600 and above for a 1 bedroom HDB property as a benchmark.
Do check out what is covered as part of the fees too. Some pricing may or may not include essential fengshui services such as date selection. This is the same for other services like audit reports or overview bazi reading for occupants.
I often hear from clients that some reports provided may vary from lengthy reports with in depth fengshui jargons, to some that are straight to the point action items. Some fengshui master may also not provide reports but just tell you verbally on site. So it would depends on individuals on what works.
PS: Personally, regardless of a condo or HDB unit, there are only 2 rooms, XXX sqft. These are key areas that affect the manhours for our analysis. Hence, we adopt a different pricing from most where we charge based on property size and number of rooms, regardless of public or private apartments.
3. Your fengshui master and the kind of services rendered
Say you have decided to shortlist a few fengshui masters, do speak to them. Just like engaging any service, comfort level with the fengshui master matters. Different fengshui masters have differing styles. You should be able to get the sense on top of the above pointers listed.
4. Fengshui systems used for auditing your property (something if you maybe curious about..)
The most popular and widely used system is known is Xuan Kong Flying Stars (or 九宫风水). This can be used to find out if your property has favorable luck to its occupants and which area. But on top of that, there are various systems. (Yes, in fengshui, a proper system with formulas is used as part of fengshui audit processes.)
So do ask your fengshui master if you are engaging. Other systems such as Xuan Kong Da Gua, Xuan Kong Liu Fa, Ba Zai, San He Feng Shui and the list goes on.
Why ask this, you may wonder. Applications used for luck activations or cures can at times be link to fengshui systems used. Fengshui on its own is a Chinese metaphysics science. However, some practitioner may incorporate with religion practice. Hence, it is good to check with your fengshui master to get an understanding.
Finally, with sharing of these considerations, I hope it helps to give a good idea during the search for your fengshui services needed.
Besides able to use fengshui to help you in life, it should allow you to have a level of comfort. After all, this is your home.
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Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.