This article is meant for new property buyers and those who maybe less familiar with fengshui. During my course of work, I notice clients seem to have some idea of how feng shui works. But to pinpoint when to do what, it becomes fuzzy.
So hopefully with this article, it gives clarity to you. The image below shows steps where feng shui can be part of property selection process (in red). Was this what you have in mind?
Let me share with you how fengshui is involved for property and the pros and cons of it.
Property Selection Using Fengshui (during stage 1)
This is really about applying fengshui right from the start. Typically, there are 2 scenarios.
For new and not constructed property (e.g. such as new condo or bto selection), your fengshui master would help audit and select base on floor and site plan. The site location, the surroundings should form part of the consideration factors.
For properties constructed, your fengshui master would visit onsite to your shortlisted properties to audit.
Do you know that..
The key scope is now for your fengshui master to calculate based on formulas and doing analysis work. Most of the legwork. (Certainly not just "look see" like in movies.. haha) These would involve covering comprehensive areas of individual property’s time factor, external and internal of property, the location, surrounding and orientation of property.
Property selection involves a comprehensive set of information. Your fengshui master would already have worked and point out the positives and flaws based on his analysis. So knowing what you are buying can prevent headache situations arising from bad feng shui.
You would hence be selecting a property based on good fengshui advised. Not worrying only after you have purchased the property.
Resources. To look for a good property, takes a bit of time and property owners are expected to put in some cost. In the market, a fengshui home selection can cost anything between $100 - $300 on average per house.
So imagine, one usually needs to go through this cycle a handful of times to find the ideal house with good fengshui. Very few can find the ideal house with just one property.
You decide though if its worth it to get a good fengshui property.. or leaving it to chance.
On Site Fengshui Audit (during stage 4)
Upon securing your new property, most property owners start to engage for fengshui services. Most property owners fall into this stage.
The fengshui audit takes place onsite where readings are taken (similar to house selection stage for analysis and calculation). The findings can then be advised to home owners.
In additional, fengshui solutions and placement are customized to individuals' bazi at this stage. These changes can be incorporated into renovation and design.**
End result? A comfortable living environment for the family by enhancing luck of the property and rectify the negative aspects of it.
Do you know that..
There are different schools of fengshui and likewise items used for luck enhancement or remedies. Hence some 'fengshui items' uses crystals or Chinese figurines or statues. Some may focus more on movements with relation to five elements that can invigorate the environment or qi.
**Worried about fengshui solutions that does not blend in well due to its Chinese theme? (e.g. Chinese statues or ornaments etc)
Fengshui Discovery's fengshui solutions are economical, based on 5 elements without any aesthetics of Chinese themes.
There are many common fengshui knowledge. The trick is to distinguish what are real or just a little over the top.
It also takes a trained pair of eye to quickly identify positive or negative aspects around your property.
Your fengshui master can also help to distinguish and help if you have worries which may not warrant concerns.
Is the placement of my oven to sink a concern?
Can I have ceiling fan in bedroom?
Where should I place my stove and how many burner on the stove is allowed?
Russian roulette. A property selection without fengshui assessment is a little like leaving it to luck. In some situations, it is best to avoid certain properties if they have certain fengshui flaws.
Clients may at times have the opinion that feng shui cures can resolve everything. Imagine a patch up work on the sole of your shoe, feng shui cure is akin to that. Sometimes, a flaw is so bad that it cannot be fully patched. Hence it is best to have one with minimal issues.
Picking an auspicious date (stage 5 to 6)
A good portion of property owners do fall into this category. This is partly due to the thinking that having a good move in date carries minimal fuss. At the same time, home owners can have a peace of mind.
Your fengshui master may use different date selection techniques and systems to derive the dates. Some may DIY and use a generic tong shu to select.
Do you know that..
if you DIY to select a generic good date from tong shu, it is not customized to individual? There maybe clashes to home owners, so do use with care.
Especially for move in, it is a long term endeavor as you are moving in to stay for possibly years. It is hence useful and important to use an auspicious date to boost one’s luck in this area. Not to mention a smooth move in.
The worry about ignoring choosing an auspicious date for move in or reno is not only about smooth activity. It is also in fact, about avoiding triggering negative luck.
This is especially true for renovation. Any earth related activities can have strong negative influence or impact which may go on for awhile to the property affected. Hence it is for a good reason to not only start on a good foot but to avoid such negative dates.
Meanwhile, as shared in my previous articles, key collection or first time opening the door to main house does not need any auspicious date selection. Since there is no significance to this activity.
Hopefully this article provided some clarity for you to go “a-ha”! Do help share with your friends if you think this can benefit them in their course of house hunting and moving in process.
Image Credit: Family moving to their new home.
https://www.freepik.com/photos/people'>People photo created by tirachardz
In our last article, we went through a simple analysis on Zac Efron’s bazi and possible reasons why dating did not fare well. (Click here to read our previous series or here for the video)
Today, I would be sharing with you one easy way to detect relationship luck easily in a bazi.
Just one step.
That is to identify the clashing of the "Spouse Palace".
In a layman's way, "Spouse Palace" is the house where your spouse "stays" in.
And once this palace is clashed, your "spouse" is naturally disturbed. That is the connection.
A person may display any of following "symptoms" when spouse palace is clashed:
1. Being single willingly - puts relationship as a lower priority
2. Being single unwillingly - tries hard but remains single
3. More quarrelsome or unstable relationship
4. In relationship but somehow not married
So this is a simple straight forward way for you to detect tell tale sign from a bazi chart. I wish to emphasize though, that I have clients with such combo getting married and happy in a relationship. But such odds are on the lower end.
Do refer to below for the six different pair of clashes.
You can also try to locate this in your bazi chart if you are curious.
If you are looking at your chart, remember, one of the clashed element must be in your spouse palace.
As part of this Swiping Right on You: Bazi Love Series, we also have a few examples today to share.
1. Jolin Tsai
First to analyze, we look at the Taiwanese pop queen’s bazi and she has remained single till date. She had had some past relationships but did not materialized due to one or another reason.
In the above chart, there were 2 tell-tale signs.
Her bazi chart likely does not have any spouse star. There was also the clash into her spouse palace where 卯 sits. What this means is that the spouse palace is being “disturbed” or attacked. These two are red flags and would have contributed to challenges in relationship.
2. Emma Watson
Emma Watson rose to stardom since her role in Harry Potter. She, of course, need no introduction. In the above chart, there were similar tell-tale signs.
Her bazi chart has one spouse star which is 午. But as highlighted in our Part 1 article, spouse star in such location is deem as far from her. It would likely be deduced as feeling a gap with her partner when she is attached. Or it may mean difficulties being in a relationship.
She also, has a clash in her spouse palace where 戌 sits, just like Jolin’s example. Side note, you can tell that she has a very strong chart – a tell tale sign she has a very strong character.
3. Sunny (Girls’ Generation)
Sunny is an American-Korean singer and debuted as a member of Girl’s Generation. She had surprised audiences in a Korean variety show that she would not marry and rather be single. She had also shared she is married to her work.
As above, there is also no presence of spouse star. She also has a clash of spouse palace in her bazi chart where 亥sits. This denotes someone who would have less priority on settling down or being in relationship as shared.
4. Katy Perry
If you googled under celebrities unluckiest in love, Katy Perry would come up as one of them. She had been in quite a handful of relationships. Most of the span lasted a few months to average of 2 years. On the bright side, she is now with Orlando Bloom. This was one of her longest relationship since 2017.
Her spouse palace where 辰 sits in, is clashed by 戌.
The identical part of the 4 celebrities' bazi chart are that their spouse palace experienced clash. Such clashes can have an effect and can cause relationship issues.
There are also other formation in a bazi chart which would signal relationship issues. But of course, we shall leave those for another day.
So what is the remedy if you have such a clash to your spouse palace?
I would not say there is no remedy. However, the trick is to identify what is in the clash as a step one.
For example, does it represent your output? (e.g. things you say, way of thinking)
Or could it be due to your family or your character is too strong?
These can be shown in your bazi.
Through identifying these root cause, then we can work towards finding solutions.
Hope you enjoy reading this article and discovering more about your bazi!
Do share with your friends if you like this article!
Mention of Zac Efron, most of us would be familiar with him with various movies he had over the years. From the buff-built hunk in Baywatch to the grandson with funny encounters in Dirty Grandpa and also starring in The Greatest Showman.
Now, however, being an eligible and good looking celebrity, you maybe surprise to know that he is not married till date. In fact, he has lamented in a talk show with Ellen DeGeneres that finding a mate is difficult. He even tried online dating on Tinder and shared no one swiped right on him!
It seem to go against the logic. Strangely. But after doing bazi reading for awhile though, this can really be indeed the case. A very eligible person can sometimes have such bazi where there are challenges in relationship. They just won’t have it easy.
So let me welcome you to our new series called “Swiping Right on You”. I would be sharing up on a series of real life bazi case studies on relationship and love. The objective is simple - shed light on relationship matters through bazi. Is it a matter of time? Or one may just not have the luck in relationship imprinted in your bazi.
The series of case studies will take you into examining a person's bazi love luck through:
Zac Efron's Bazi Chart
Basing on his birthdate, we have come up with his bazi chart to explore if there are any reasons behind his challenges in love life.
His Day Master and Spouse Element
In each bazi chart, there would be a “palace” (or a "box") where an element that sits in there which represent the person. In bazi lingo, we call it the day master. In his case, it is 庚 (boxed in black). This represent Zac Efron in his bazi.
To read on love luck, we would start with looking for the presence of spouse element and at the spouse palace.
In this example, the spouse element is represented by any presence of wood element. So you can tell there is the presence of a 卯 wood (circled in green) in the year pillar. This may deceptively appear to be a good sign.
So the question is, why is there challenges experienced in his love life?
In this case, spouse element is weak and less favourable. Hence I would grade it as a -1 point.
Spouse Palace Analysis
Apart from that, we also have a spouse palace (in red box). As there are no clashes to this palace, this is a good sign. In fact, as the chart is a strong chart, presence of water helps to weaken metal. This is based on the relationship of the 5 elements. So this is actually positive. In the spouse palace, it is therefore a +1 point.
We can look to the luck pillar next. Luck pillar would serve to tell you what kind of luck one is ongoing through related to age.
Luck Pillar Analysis
Based on his current age of 34 this year, you can see that there were no encounter with any spouse luck (wood element) till date. Taking into consideration that he also has a rather weak bazi chart in terms of spouse luck, its no wonder Zac Efron has the challenge in his love life.
But fret not, if we look at the luck pillar of age 43, we can see that there is the appearance of 乙wood. Wood element as shared is the spouse luck. This is a positive sign and would likely mean that he may likely be finally getting married during this age period.
Would this really come true? As of present, it was reported that he is happily attached to Vanessa Valladares who is a model. It would be interesting to observe if he would finally be happily married during the coming of age reflected in his luck pillar.
So through this example, you can see how bazi can be a useful tool - in this case, looking at our relationship luck.
There are other bazi formation and combinations in this bazi which shows why relationship pose a challenge for Zac Efron. However, this involves a deeper understanding of technicalities and hence not shared in this article.
Try downloading any free bazi calculator and check - if you have any spouse element in your chart?
For ladies, look for the following if you are:
Day Master (Female) Spouse Element
For men, look for the following if you are:
Day Master (Male) Spouse Element
Stay tune, and we have other case studies prepared in our Swiping Right on You - Bazi Love Series, Part 2!
Bonus Content Sharing:
Side note, based on Wiki, Zac Efron actually contracted a potential life threatening disease in December 2019. Thankfully, he recovered from it. This could actually be spotted from his bazi marked by "丙午" pillar. When a metal day master such as Zac Efron's meets a strong fire pillar, there is bound to be injury or life threatening occurrence.
The explanation? Fire attacks metal in the 5 elements relationship. As such, when he meets fire luck, he can experience being 'attacked' thus the illness experienced.
As we usher in the Ox year, parents expecting their baby born this year would need to brainstorm on one precious gift for their newborn. This gift which would likely stick to them for life – a good name!
Thing is, what should we look out for when we think of an auspicious name?
Typically, Singaporeans have a preference for more unique and a nice sounding name. Through this article, you would be able to understand better in what goes behind in a good name for those born in the year of Ox.
The 12 zodiacs and basis of bazi study in name selection
Ox is 2nd among the order of the 12 zodiacs. In the study of bazi and within these 12 zodiacs, it is important to note that there are some zodiacs that the Ox prefers and dislikes.
For a start, Ox are good with Snake and Rooster. These 3 animals form a harmony combi called 三合. Another combination that the Ox like is with the Rat and Pig called 三会.
On the opposite camp, they dislike the Goat, Horse and Dog. This is due to their direct clash or punishment combi nature when put together. In bazi terms, we term them as 相冲，相刑， 相害.
In bazi context, Ox (丑) is actually an earthly branch which contains water. Hence it is beneficial to have metal. The two elements would ensure support as metal supports water. This is derived from the character of 丑. If you think of it, coincidentally, Ox and water are always closely related.
On the contrary, they dislike fire. Think fire and you equate to under the hot sun (fire) and working hard.
What do we also know about Ox?
Ox is a hardworking and dependable animal that feed on grains and preferably sheltered (vs working in the farm). They are often also served as sacrificial offerings. They can also be hunted by other animals being herbivorous.
From here, we derived part of the list on auspicious and inauspicious characters that we should pay attention to.
Auspicious Characters Favourable for Ox
1. Characters with 辶 or 酉
远， 运， 凤， 飞，鸾，鸣，迈，泽，莺， 通， 庭， 强， 莲
These are characters contains radical to Snake or Rooster. As written earlier, these zodiacs form a harmony combi with Ox and hence are auspicious.
2. Characters with 子 or 亥
孔，字， 孝， 孟， 孩， 季， 孙， 子， 豪， 濠， 承， 永
These are characters contains radical Rat or Pig. These zodiacs form the winter season earthly branches and are a good combi with Ox and hence are auspicious.
3. Characters with 宀
家， 定， 宏， 宜， 庭， 沈， 宋， 富
Having characters with this radical symbols person would have a shelter. This also implies comfort and somewhere to hide out from danger. Similar to Ox working in the field or being sheltered from sun, you can imagine which has a possible better life.
4. Characters with 氵
洪， 洁， 添， 江， 潘， 温， 泉， 汤， 法, 济, 清
Ox is associated with water and belongs to the winter season. As such, it is auspicious to have characters picked containing water.
Characters to Avoid for Ox
5. Characters with 午 or 未
洋， 美， 祥， 羲， 幸, 群， 妹， 许，驰， 冯，骏, 南
The indicative characters contains the Horse or Goat radicals. As such, these creates direct conflict towards the Ox hence best to avoid.
In general, the South direction (南) also represents Fire which is in conflict with the Ox.
6. Characters with 戌
威， 武， 我， 城， 成， 盛 , 戈，戌, 犬， 戴
Similarly, the above characters contains radicals similar to dog. Dog is also part of the punishment combi and hence should be avoided.
7. Characters with 日 or 山
智, 明, 景， 日, 昌， 晶， 岳， 仙， 汕
The sun implies hard work and heat which is in conflict with Ox preference for water. Mountain contains danger and is not a natural habitat environment. Usually danger and threats lurk in the mountain. There are usually less food compared to a field where the Ox grazes.
8. Characters with 王 or 玉
珍、理、珠， 环， 王， 瑜，玮， 瑩， 宝
王 stands for the king. The co-relation is usually for the Ox to become the sacrificial offerings and usually at the mercy. Hence, it is quite self explanatory why it is to be avoided.
9. Characters with 彡 or “巾”、“衣”
彤, 彬, 彩, 彦, 希， 麦， 帮，常
Character containing these represents colors and thereby means being sacrificial offerings. In the old days, the offerings are often deck in colors and decorated. This is similar to point 8 to why we should avoid the characters with these radicals listed.
If you are sharp eye enough, you may notice something among the words to avoid or that are auspicious.
Some are actually surnames and it means if the baby born with such surnames would be able to benefit from it more.
Favourable Surname for Ox:
李, 郑, 洪, 江, 孙，温， 宋， 沈， 黄， 郭，游，张，田，梁
Less Favourable Surname for Ox:
朱，杨， 许，成，马，徐，冯，章， 姜、狄
This is also based on the principles of bazi and due to conflicts of energy. Should someone be born under a favourable surname, there is certainly a better advantage and head start at young age too. But that said, there is nothing we can do about our surname. It is about a matter of focusing what we can do to put ourselves in an advantage position in the art of name selection.
In the selection of an auspicious name, the above listed are not exhaustive. There are actually other categories not listed (favourable or those to be avoided).
Not to forget, there is also consideration of stroke count. This is to ensure the baby or person's name is auspicious based on the 五格吉凶表 and others areas to consider. Part of a challenge to selecting an auspicious name is to ensure other than the right characters, the name should have a nice ring to it.
Finally, you may also wish to check if the feng shui master can try to work within some preferred characters submitted. Some do have such practices, while some may not. Of course, the last thing parents (or individuals) want, is to get a name which they do not like. So this option if available is really beneficial. However as with all things, there is no guarantee that the preferred characters is always useable or auspicious.
I hope you enjoy this article which gives some insights into how name selection comes about. Also, some of the methodology that are based on bazi studies to allow you to appreciate the discussed areas of name selection. This not only applies to baby name selection but also for anyone born under the zodiac year of Ox.
Over here, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Prosperous and Happy Lunar New Year in year of Ox!
We are now just 3 weeks away from celebrating CNY ushering in the year of Ox! As most of us slowly get into the mood of CNY, I would like to share some tips and what you should know revolving to the lunar new year in 2021.
When is it?
In terms of lunar calendar, we would be welcoming the new year’s spring season on 3 Feb 2021! This is what we call 立春.
This is also the day where you would see many starting to queue to deposit money for a better wealth luck in the new year. (Not that we are advocating any queuing!)
One interesting fact to share - for babies born on 3 Feb, after approximate 10pm, you would be considered under the new year zodiac, Ox. Any timing earlier on the same day, you would be still under the year of Rat. This would also mean it’s a different set of bazi due to the cut over into the new year.
What element is this year?
This is the Metal Ox year (Ox being earth) or 辛丑年, it would be extremely favourable in general if your bazi favours these two element of either metal and/or earth. By and large, we would certainly be progressing towards a better year than 2020. During the Rat year, we were in the midst of the cold 'water' winter period. The Ox year signify the ending of this cold water period.
In this Metal Ox year, metal sits on top of the earth. This is a engender year pillar where metal (辛) is produce by earth (丑) based on the 5 elements in Chinese Metaphysics. Overall, one would have a fruitful and productive year if you endure and persevere.
The Ox character
People born in the year of the Ox would typically display characters demonstrating patience, believes in hard work and perseverance. They may keep to themselves but make no mistake, they can be opinionated. On the other hand, they can typically be a little more stubborn in the way they do things.
When is the auspicious date to commence work?
Most of us know this as 开工吉日. There are two auspicious date to commence work, though do note if you are one of the zodiacs that conflict with that day's energy.
Which direction should I be concern of at home?
In the new year, should you also be moving into new house or carrying out renovation, do note of the flying star in 2021.
This year the negative sectors are in the North East or South West that are affected. If you are moving/renovating your new place where your main door in either of the two sectors, I highly recommend you to only select an auspicious date and time. For minor renovation that is in the part of house which falls in this sector/direction, the same applies.
North East – 犯太岁 (facing degrees 22.5 – 37.5)
South West – 岁破 (facing degrees 202.5 – 217.5)
It is also recommended to not put up red CNY deco on your main door should it be facing this direction listed.
Which are the zodiacs that "犯太岁“ (fan tai sui) in 2021?
Some of you may have the practice to pray to 太岁 during the year where your zodiac "offends" the Grand Duke. The following zodiac listed should pay attention:
But just to share, should you belong to any of zodiac, it does not mean naturally you would have negative luck in the year, contrary to common belief.
Thanks for reading!
Wishing you a prosperous Lunar New Year in 2021!
Should you wish to have your bazi analyse to capitalize on the Ox year luck, drop us a note to book your appointment now!
As we usher in the new year, the next zodiac to be ushered in would be the Ox year. Today, instead of sharing a CNY related article, I wish to discuss on this occurrence in a bazi chart - one where you would see duplicate pillars. In bazi terminology, this is called "Fu-yin".
Why so special this time round?
In this new year, we have the Ox year as we all know. And in case you may not be aware, each year would end off with the Ox month (typically in month of January). The thing to highlight is for babies born in 2022 January, they would likely have a “Fu-yin” in their bazi. What is so special is we would see almost TWO consecutive months of “Fu-yin”.
The "Fu-yin" period falls between:
5 Jan 2022 – 31 Jan 2022
4 February 2022 – 4 Mar 2022
What is "Fu-yin"?
"Fu-yin" literally means photocopy – duplication. As long as two pillars are of the same within your bazi chart, it is considered "fu-yin".
Over these two months, the month and year pillar would be exactly the same. As such, babies born on these dates would have a bazi chart containing the "fu-yin" situation.
As per the above 2nd image, we even have a day in Feb 2022 with all four 壬寅 pillars of "fu-yin". Such does not occur often.
Is "fu-yin" good or bad?
When "fu-yin" happens to appear in one’s chart, it may not be all bad.
However, the most important thing to take note:
In addition, one’s luck may be volatile when passing through certain phase in life. You may see one phase of life that maybe wonderful and a sudden fall from grace. Some of these bazi charts may also imply a likelihood to have poorer luck in marriage.
Do note, this sharing is purely on bazi chart alone. As you may know, one's luck in life would also be influence by their luck pillar - 十年大运.
As such, for parents whom are planning to have a child and with EDD over this 2 months, may wish to take note. It is recommended to consider a birth date selection due to reasons shared above.
Were you born in "fu-yin" months and implied meaning?
I did a quick research over the past 30 years. There were some days where "fu-yin" also appeared across all four pillars. If you were born in this month and year, you would likely have such "fuyin" in your bazi chart too.
1983 Nov 癸亥
1989 May 己巳
1994 Oct 甲戌
1978 Jun 戊午
Here's something interesting to share if you have all pillars similar. Very likely, your character is pretty much 'one dimension'. People around you may tend to find you have a straight forward character and easier to understand.
Year and month pillar also represent your early years. As such, whether the elements if good or bad may also influence your luck during then.
Do you happen to be born on such dates/months and have similar bazi chart? Did you experience any volatile luck? Feel free to drop us a note or comment.
To continue from our previous article addressing on property facing, we now look at another aspect of property feng shui during selection.
In Singapore, most of us stay in high rise buildings – be it HDB or condominium apartments. During the process of buying (resale or new), some of us may be particular and have some ideal facing in mind (if you do).
Well, question is, when does this external view comes in to affect you in terms of feng shui perspective? With many BTO selection exercise and condo launches, potential buyers have often asked me questions pertaining to their house facing.
So in this article, I would run through an overview facings for home hunters for a better understanding. This will serve to give you a reference check (or red flag) if you may need to pay extra attention to your property’s facing regarding to its feng shui.
Before I start, property fengshui aspects is derive from generally two areas:
Question is, when should I be concern of the external?
Let’s list down what are the typical facing one would see:
2. Pool or water view
Generally good but it depends on a few factors. Depending on your property’s bazi, it is not guaranteed that if you face a pool, it means wealth. (Yes, swimming pool can trigger wealth luck) It is dependent on your property’s bazi chart. What kind of water features at the pool can also be good or bad. Examples. Think water fountain, waterfall etc.
It also depends on which floor you stay.
3. Unblock facing roads
This is tricky. This is due to there are various possibilities depending on:
a. Your property faces a straight road with busy or no traffic
b. Your property facing a bend curve road
c. Your property faces a round about
d. Your property faces a split road (Y junction or T junction)
e. Your property faces a flyover or MRT/LRT track
f. If the traffic is oncoming to your house or away
These are some of those in consideration. Again, height and noise level also plays an important factor.
4. Unblock view facing landed house
This can be nice and some condo enjoys such facing. This however, can be tricky and would depend on the façade of the properties you are facing. Height of your property matters too.
5. Units at top floor of an apartment block
I usually feel this applies to the top 2 stories of the block. Typically, units here may enjoy good view and are windy. However, units here are prone to negative feng shui depending on what lies opposite you in other property apartment your property faces.
6. Block view facing other buildings or apartments
By comparison, this seem to naturally be a less favourable facing. But fret not, depending on your property’s bazi chart, this can actually be a good thing to trigger good luck.
If you are still with me (Yes, I know it’s a long article), I hope the above listed gives you a good perspective of various facing by breaking down into various categories and when you should pay extra attention.
Certainly, the above listed are not exhaustive and there are other kind of facing though less common. It is especially challenging for the untrained eye if it is a new property sale where you only have the site plan for reference.
If you do enjoy the article, do share with your friends and family!
I receive some questions as this buyer faces some dilemma of choices for her BTO selection exercise at Kim Keat. One of her question was, among the choice units (circled in red), the buyer was not sure where is the main facing. Is this determine by the main door? Isn’t it the same?
If you are a new home owner, this can come across as confusing. Most people are often unsure and understandably make assumption.
Why is this important?
Importance of main door and front facing of property differences
The main door is like the mouth of the house and qi to the house is 'received' in from here. As such, it is hence critical and need to be at a prosperous sector of the house with good qi. It is afterall considered as 阳宅三要 - '3 must haves' in a residential property.
The prosperous sector of the house is then determined by where the property faces. How do you determine that? A rule of thumb is to take the property's side with the most window facing. This facing usually also has more movement. (e.g. facing main road, or facing a park) This is one of the area which we use to as part of our process to determine the fengshui grading of the property.
Hence, the front facing of the house is not the same as the main door.
Hope you see the connection. Through these selection criteria, we can then help filter and select a choice unit. Cream of the crop choice.
I would share other selection headaches that may easily be overlooked by home buyers encountered in my next post.
Recently, I notice there were various new BTO projects being launched at one time. Imagine as a new home buyer (applies to new condo as well), one would be faced with a glut of choices. If this is not overwhelming enough, adding in various criteria and priorities such the type of layout, number of rooms, facing and pricing… the list goes on.
Well, if you add feng shui to part of the selection, the considerations get even more mind boggling.
If you are concern or on the fence over feng shui matters, should you be particular about it at this point while getting your new home?
I thought it may be useful to share the "what" and "how", and some things a layman may wish to know when getting their dream house.
Each property’s feng shui has influence on the wealth, health (most of you would know these 2) as well as relationship aspect of occupiers too. The key to this depends on its surrounding, floor plan layout and time factor.
So when choosing your choice units, some examples you should be aware of:
The above are some questions one may wish to consider before committing.
Imagine if you are buying any of the BTO units per below (image A), some considerations are:
a. there are 3 different facing from this block, which facing has better feng shui grade?
b. this block faces a river, which unit can tap on this river for wealth luck?
c. are there any units to pick or to avoid?
It is a big plus if you are able to already select one unit that has a better feng shui during this selection stage.
Don’t most homebuyers only engage for feng shui related service when the house is ready?
Yes. Presently, most home buyers that I notice are buying first before checking on feng shui aspect. However, in the event of having a house with a less than desired feng shui, feng shui remedy would have to be implement. Some feng shui issues do not have remedies.
So if we put things in perspective, one can avoid units with negative feng shui. It is certainly always better to have a unit with average or excellent feng shui than one that requires patches/remedies later.
How can you get units with good feng shui before even construction?
Base on the facing, surrounding of site plan, along with the unit’s floor plan, we can ascertain and assess the likely feng shui grade quality. This allows us to filter which unit is better based on a preliminary assessment approach.
An assessment audit process revolves on:
In fact, by filtering out units with negative feng shui, that is half the battle won!
In summary, buying a house in SG is always possibly the highest priced item you would pay in life. Not to forget, you would spend years staying at this house of yours. By understanding the feng shui of your unit, one can certainly benefit from a better feng shui grade unit or property. On the flip side, you can also avoid property units with poorer grade of feng shui.
If you are in the midst of choosing a unit in a new property launch, feel free to drop us a note to get assistance. Alternatively, click here to find out more of our pre-purchase audit process and services for you.
I met a lady through a bazi consultation. What was interesting while reading her bazi (as below) was the number of fire in her chart. In some part of our consultation, I had advise her that she is one of those blessed to be a tai tai and has the life to enjoy.
True enough, she is a stay at home mum and has a comfortable life. I mean, after all, “How I can wish I can be a tai tai” is something typically being wished upon. I guess its good life.. where you need not work and can be supported by your husband.
That was when the conversation turned and she posted a question to me. “But a fengshui master had told me before that I should not cook, because I have a lot of fire in my bazi. Is it true??”, said this lady. She was also advise best not to wear red which would not be favorable to her. (Much to her disappointment as she actually enjoy and love red.)
I looked at her chart and I can understand why.
You see, typically, in a bazi chart, it is generally believed that bazi chart is best to have balance. It should not be overwhelmed by one element. In a normal circumstance, this chart is indeed not too good with half the chart in fire.
A person born with many fire in such bazi chart may often get sick and/or highly likely to endure a tough life. (Of course, besides elements, we have to consider the ten gods aspect of each bazi.)
However, this lady’s bazi chart belongs to a bazi chart called “Follower’s chart” (从格). I would save the technicality part of it. But effectively, this chart’s way of reading would be opposite – the stronger the fire the better!
As such, fire is good for her! Fire also stands for her husband and status. As such, able to enjoy a tai tai life. Had the fire been unfavourable to her, she would not have her current life and may not even get married. (Her relationship aspect in this bazi chart does have other flaws, but we shall leave that for another article to explain)
Even under a normal bazi circumstances, I then explained to her, practicality has to be considered in bazi. It cannot be that one should steer away from all fire related stuff if fire is bad for her. No cooking, no walking under the sun (丙 is essentially the sun and fire in bazi context).. then one may find to it hard to live a life with so many "cannot do list". Just like, it cannot be due to one's bazi chart having many water - one should not drink nor swim.
There is a difference between, say, a career for example and daily life.
Bazi reading is after all a mystical science where it can be inferred on many areas. As shared earlier, a base concept in bazi is that every 1 of the bazi character out of the 8, can be represented by elements or different ten gods. This represent certain things in life - status, money, relationship, your thoughts etc and if its good or bad for you. However, the reading has to make sense and there is a line to be drawn. At the end of the day, bazi reading as such should help us and not handicap one.
Nonetheless during the end of reading, I'm glad my client expressed that she does not have to try avoid red clothings. She is happy that it actually brings her luck!
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Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.
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