I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said this, but hunting for a good house is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. I’ve stated time and again that the house you stay in will definitely have an impact on you but this isn’t something people appreciate as the effects of feng shui take a very long time to set in. In the past. It’s argued that it takes at least three years for the full effects to set in. That aside, there comes the point in a feng shui practitioner’s career where he or she can see how the effects of the house manifest in real life. Every house has a ‘story’, and that ‘story’ is how the life of the tenants unfolds.
What Is The Feng Shui Story Of A House
Where the house is facing and how the internal layout is structured have an effect on the tenants. These things are the signs of the house we use to figure out how the lives of the tenants unfold.
Let’s take this house structure for example:
This is a house where the main door is in the Northwest sector, and the master bedroom is in the Northeast sector. These two sectors are in harmony so this layout is actually not bad. However, we’ve still yet to assess one last critical sector: where the kitchen lands. Depending on where this house may end up being good for the male head of the house but detrimental to the wife and children.
The reason why I say that a house tells a practitioner a story is because you will find that the family dynamics reflect what the book says.
Why is this so?
Your House Feng Shui Is A Reflection Of Nature’s Laws Too
Feng shui, after all, is a reflection of nature’s laws. Our homes are a natural reflection of that. So as long as you understand nature’s laws, you can use its signs and symbols to deduce what happens to someone’s life.
A feng shui audit aims to point these things out to you.
More often than not, it’s already too late because most people purchase a house first before engaging a practitioner, so what’s left to be done is just to remain self-aware and try to alter the course through your own will.
There’s no need to get upset about a flawed house you bought because, in all honesty, the houses we end up in are fated.
Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Condo
Purchasing a house is a huge deal, especially in Singapore.
The very first reason why it’s a huge deal is because of the ridiculous prices. In a land-scarce country, property prices are ridiculous, and most of us will be trying to repay our debts all the way till our retirement. The last thing you want is to purchase a house with bad feng shui, especially when it costs so much.
Many people who reach out like to ask, “What is the best facing direction for feng shui?” Most of them assume that everything will be fine as long as you get the facing direction right.
I wish to point out that this is an incorrect approach, and it’s a very flawed way of hunting for a house.
Nuances Of Feng Shui’s “Best Facing Directions”
Let’s take Period 8 feng shui, for example.
You will hear that Northeast is the best-facing direction, and Southeast, too because of its special Flying Star structure. But people who aren’t careful won’t realize that when we say Southwest, it’s only referring to 202.5 to 232.5 degrees. 232.5 to 247.5 degrees is actually an extremely bad direction, even though it’s still technically facing Southwest. Even within the 202.5 to 232.5 range, there are still some small details for which one will need to look out.
There are several special Flying Star structures that a lot of laypeople do not take into account when planning for their house purchase. Some of these Flying Star structures are rare, and one special one you might have heard of is called the ‘7-Stars Knot’ or 七星打劫。
Ignoring The Internal Layout of The House
Facing directions is one consideration, but we shouldn’t forget that the internal of the house matters a lot too.
As I mentioned in my blog post on how feng shui audits are conducted, your house layout is like the house’s foundation. You do not just want a house undergoing a good Period or phase – you’ll want your foundations to be strong too. It’s like how having a good natal astrological chart because a strong natal chart gets you even further.
Do not underestimate the significance of the house layout because if there’s one thing that paints the most accurate picture of the tenants’ lives, it’s the house layout.
Houses With Good Feng Shui Are Extremely Hard To Find
This is something I want to make clear.
A lot of feng shui masters out there conduct their craft as though every house is a good house. They are not comfortable with telling clients bad news for fear of a bad review because the truth is that there’s not much a feng shui practitioner can do in this day and age to make a house better. You can’t change layouts so easily, and you certainly can’t shift the orientation of the building.
Good houses are extremely hard to find because not everyone deserves to be in a good house. It’s just like how only the minority has a good BaZi chart.
If there’s one thing I want to tell prospective clients, it’s to manage your expectations. Whether you get a house with good feng shui depends on your karma. A good, ethical feng shui practitioner will be honest with you and tell you things as it is. Lying to you or sugar-coating things is not going to help you change the course of your life.