feng shui

A HOUSE is not just shelter from the daily elements, it’s a commitment to the life-long potential of family. The house you choose and the home you make of it holds the potential for the growth and good fortune of your family members.

Purchasing a house represents the beginning of a new chapter in one’s life and the forming of relationship bonds among those who will live in it.

We each would have our own criteria for an ideal house. Some choose the convenience of proximity to shopping areas or downtown, others, unique architecture and security. Eventually, your house becomes part of your identity and the symbol that represents you and who you live with.

A good house is one that attracts good feng shui energy (qi), and nourishes and channels it throughout the entire house. The feng shui considerations that you should look out for are Natural Water, Annual Flying Stars, Bright Hall and Main Door.

Natural water

If a home is near or faces any natural body of water, this can foster an auspicious convergence of positive qi for its residents. It is beneficial to own property with a lake or other natural water formations located in the Southwest or North positions (until 2023, when the current Period 8 transitions to Period 9). This property type has the potential to increase its value in just two years but it is advisable to consult a feng shui practitioner before investing in the property.

Human-made lakes are as beneficial as natural water formations but drains are inauspicious formations. Though necessary, drains are unfavourable formations for any property. Constantly flowing drains are considered to exude ‘Killing Sha Qi’ carried by unfavourable ‘Cutting Feet Water’ that can ‘cut’ into the health and prosperity of residents living in houses that face such as drain. This is because the drain effectively blocks all positive qi from entering the property.

Annual Flying Stars

The second consideration is Annual Flying Stars. This consideration varies from time to time, because different Stars appear in different positions every year. Residents who are able to decipher the location and function of these Stars are able to guide themselves by identifying and anticipating the potential fortune and setbacks that occur within the sectors of the compass (North, East, South, West, Northeast, etc) that the stars occupy in that year. These sectors represent the major aspects of the residents’ lives.

Depending on the compass sector a specific Flying Star occupies, its location can be used to determine the residents’ wealth, mental and physiological states, career success, relationships with external parties and their health.

Bright Hall

The third feature is Bright Hall, a feng shui term that essentially refers to the space directly in front of the property. Think of this as the literal front door of the property. It is an essential space that allows qi just outside the front door of the property to gather before circulating throughout the house. Hence, the area outside your front door should be clutter-free and wide open because an effective Bright Hall not only gathers good qi but is thought to help skyrocket the value of the property as well. If that property faces a field or a playground, it will experience the same prosperous effect.

Main door feng shui

Main Door

The final feature is the Main Door, which is focused on the totality of qi for any home. Its importance cannot be emphasised enough because it is the primary entrance for all the qi that flows into the property from the environment.

It is extremely important that there the Main Door is not blocked in any way.

The Main Door of a property must be of a size that is proportionate to the size of the building to allow for the proper flow of qi. It should be well-presented to visitors and be a welcome sight for the residents whose home is their nurturing sanctuary.

Remember this: the Main Door should not be hidden and must be easily seen from the front of the house. Moreover, all other obstructions such as walls, pillars and such, should be kept at least 10ft away.

Everything around us is in a state of constant flow and change. So, even after you have created a strong feng shui foundation for your house, the elements and energy around us will continue to flow in a natural cycle of transmutation.

Do remember that you have to keep the energy fresh and flowing and be mindful of any negative or stagnant areas in your house that block qi from flowing as it should. Go with the flow!

Start small: you don’t have to be overwhelmed by all the feng shui ‘information’ out there. Trust your senses and go at your own pace. After all, it is your house, and you know best when you feel empowered and strong when you make any changes to it. This is the key to achieving positive directions for your dream house.

Datuk Joey Yap is the world’s leading Chinese Metaphysics consultant and bestselling author of more than 160 books which have sold over four million copies worldwide. He is chief consultant of the Joey Yap Consulting Group and founder of Mastery Academy Of Chinese Metaphysics. His nearly two decades of professional consultancy includes working with Microsoft, Sime Darby, UEM, Prudential and Citibank. He has students in more than 30 countries.

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