Feng Shui of Executive Condos in Singapore

Posted On Last updated May 27, 2020 | Published on Jul 25, 2017

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 a point in a feng shui practitioner’s career where he or she will be able to see how the effects of the house manifest in real life. Every house has ‘story’, and that ‘story’ is how the life of the tenants unfold.

What Is The Feng Shui Story Of A House

Where the house is facing and how the internal layout is structured has 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:

Feng Shui Internal Layout 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 which is where the kitchen lands. Depend on where, this house may end up being good for 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 famility dynamics reflect what the books 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 too. Our homes are a natural reflection of that. So as long as you understand nature’s laws, you will be able to use its signs and symbols to deduce what happens to someone’s life.

The purpose of a feng shui audit is 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 cours 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.

A lot of people who reach out like to ask one thing, “What is the best facing direction for feng shui?” Most of the massume that as long as you get the facing direction right, everything will be fine.

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 a special Flying Star structure it has. 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 one will need to look out for.

There are several special Flying Star structures which 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 ‘7-Stars Knot’ or 七星打劫。

Ignoring The Internal Layout of The House

Facing directions is one consideration, but we shouldn’t forgte that the internal of the house matters a whole lot too.

As I mentioned in my blog post on how feng shui audits are conducted, your house layout is like the foundation of the house. You do not just want a house undergoing a good Period or phase – youl’l definitely 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 significant 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 thought every house is a good house. They are not comfortable with telling clients bad news in 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.

Goood 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 or not really depends on your karma. A good, ethical feng shui practitioner is one that 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.

– Sean

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Sean Chan is Asia's leading Chinese metaphysics consultant specializing in BaZi, Zi Wei Dou Shu, Qi Men Dun Jia, and Feng Shui. A thought-leader in the field, Sean's been featured on Channel NewsAsia, The New York Times Style Magazine and other local media. He blogs regularly about various topics surrounding Chinese metaphysics and aims to educate the public about the field.

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  1. SK

    Hi, recently I chanced upon your blog post and some other fengshui articles as doing some research because I am facing some health issues continuously that led to anxieties and almost a depression. Happen to also learn about the flying stars which is something totally new to me. So I tried to take the directions from the center of my house to determine the natal chart of the house and the flying stars positions. However, I noticed that the north direction is different from the direction taken by my fengshui practioner (just started out as he was my mum’s friend) when I first moved in 13 years ago. The north has now become northeast (not sure if this is due to the magnetic north reading). So should I follow this current compass reading or to follow the original reading taken by the fengshui practitioner? I also took the facing direction of the building by standing at the porch area below my flat (am assuming that’s where the most Yang energy is as the building looks the same from both sides with a porch area) and it showed South2 . I am worried as my bedroom is in the east which has the flying star combo of 2-5 if based on the old reading. However, if it’s based on the current compass reading, the bedroom would be in the northeast sector. I’m confused whether to focus on the natal chart of the home or the annual flying stars as the favorable areas of the natal chart becomes unfavourable due to the annual flying stars. As i’m staying home most of the time as I’m trying to set up a workplace from home making skincare products, I couldn’t find an ideal spot as the north area has star 5 and I wasn’t sure if I had activated unknowingly by spending time there since last year (star 2) which led me to my health issues starting since end of last year till now. Next year also doesn’t look good for my bedroom with 5-2 combo in addition to my house natal chart. I’m wondering if I should move house or to seek a consultant to see how this issue can be resolved. My priority is health as without it, no money or happiness can compensate that. Both my hubby and I are Kua 2 and I’m wondering if we are suitable to stay in a north-south facing unit. External land form wise I have not yet read up much thou I think I may have some poison arrows because of the buildings. Oh there is currently a major reno work on a community centre on the east side of my house (not visible) and building a new school hall (northeast or north (if based on current compass reading). So not sure if all these affect the health. Grateful if you could advise and clear up the confusions I have. Thanks!

    And congrats on getting your new house. I’ve shared your story with my spouse hoping that he would be open to the idea of getting a resale if there are no choices as he is someone who prefers a new unit instead of a resale unit as he is worried of inheriting unseen problems left by the previous owners. But your post let us have a new perspective that if a house is good and allows its owners to upgrade, it is still a good house even thou it is not new 🙂

    • Sean Chan

      Feng shui always uses True North. You don’t have to worry about it too much as the magnetic declination in Singapore is less than a degree. For your case, someone must have recorded a wrong reading.

      It may be a hard to remedy the house as mentioned in my blog. We can’t change the orientation of the building, and it’s not possible to shift the kitchen or main door too. I usually focus on the layout and orientation of the house before I look at the surroundings – it’s just a personal style as the structure of the house should tell enough things. The surroundings have an impact too of course.

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