Feng Shui Audit
The Process Of Assessing Your Home
The quality of your home is determined by the layout, building orientation and landscape. All these can’t be changed or altered by a practitioner.
A practitioner can guide you in finding the ideal home and what to look out for, and should never declare that he or she can magically turn a bad house into a good one.
Feng Shui is not about colours, arranging furniture, or placing items and figurines around your house. Stop being fooled.
I use a combination of methods during my feng shui audits instead of focusing on just one exclusively. This allows me to better assess the quality of the house and what tenants may go through as a result of residing inside. This, together with my knowledge and experience in BaZi and Zi Wei Dou Shu, gives me unparalleled insight into what might unfold in someone’s life.
I have read the Chinese classics 《沈氏玄空学》，《八宅明镜》，《阳宅十书》，《黄帝宅经》，《葬书》 and the techniques applied during the feng shui audit will be straight from these Chinese classics. 《沈氏玄空学》and 《八宅明镜》 are under what is commonly known as the ‘Flying Stars’ and ‘8 Mansions’ school of feng shui method which you see ever so often on the internet.
I often use a less known method from a Qing Dynasty classic called 《阳宅三要》based on by an author called 赵九峰 which is very helpful for people looking for a new house to move into as it is able to quickly identify whether the layout of the house is auspicious. This method is not well-known on the web due to the deeper level of theory and understanding required and, as such, is less widely used.
There is a common misconception that a practitioner can go into a house and ‘fix everything’, or turn a bad house into a good one in terms of feng shui. This is not true and many people have been misled by the media or lied to by false practitioners. Real remedies do not come in the form of colours, furniture arrangement of items. Feng shui does not work this way. The layout of your house, as well as the building’s orientation is fixed, so unless you can change these, applying a remedy is virtually impossible.
The ideal situation is that you engage me to hunt together for a house with you, instead of purchasing a bad house and expecting me to fix it after. In the event that you have already bought a house, it is still worth analysing it so that you can plan ahead and decide if it’s suitable for long term stay.
Do refer to my blog that touches on the topic of Feng Shui, its advanced theory, common misconceptions and what to look out for.
In summary, the techniques that will be applied during the audit are as follows:
- 8 Mansions (八宅)
- Flying Stars (玄空飛星)
- BaZi (八字) & ZiWeiDouShu (紫微斗數)
I would encourage you to go through my blog, as it will help you approach feng shui and Chinese metaphysics the right way.
Frequently Asked Questions
On Feng Shui
Why don't you believe in using items or charms as cures?
There is absolutely no reason to believe in the legitimacy of using items or charms. Feng shui does not work this way. I have no idea when this trend started, but it has to stop.
From a theoretical and historical perspective, there is no reason to believe why our ancestors would think colours or inanimate objects can change our lives. Colours and items do note define who we are, our character, and the decisions we make in our lives.
Using colours and items isn’t suddenly going to turn you into a better spouse, a more knowledgeable person, or a healthier person.
Trust me when I say this: Only people with the worst BaZi and Zi Wei Dou Shu charts will believe in nonsense like this, and please bear in mind that the quality of someone’s chart and life is not measured by wealth and status alone.
But why do these items and charms seem to work?
This is purely because of your own cognitive biases. Feng shui is a study of nature’s laws, and there is no reason why items or colours have a way of interfering or altering these laws.
You may have come across cases where an item or charm seems to have helped someone, but that’s because it’s already written in their charts and buying an item is just another trivial shopping trip for furniture. Commercialised ‘practitioners’ who may have a bit of proficiency in chart reading may tap into this and sell the person an item to reinforce the belief that an object can bring good luck in hopes that this person will either refer people and keep the lie going, or come back in future to purchase something even more expensive.
These people whose luck seem to have changed would have been able to achieve what they did even without spending tens of thousands on so-called ‘feng shui cures’ if their charts are good.
Don’t just look at cases where these items or charms seemed to have worked – pay attention to the thousands of cases where it didn’t.
I’ve met countless successful people who got to where they are without using crystals, figurines, or whatever else that’s being pushed out there by ‘practitioners’. They got there because of the core of their character, and these are the people who have true, long-lasting success in all areas of their lives.
If a house has bad feng shui, isn't it your job to fix it?
Practitioners are armed with the knowledge of the makings of a good house, but the notion of practitioners having the ability to turn a bad house into a good one is a myth. Laymen have been made to believe that practitioners can remedy all the flaws of a house – no thanks to commercialism. I am sick of trying to explain this, which is why I screen my feng shui clients and only take on cases where our principles are aligned.
A practitioner cannot change the layout of your house, and neither can they shift the orientation of the building – all of which matter a lot when it comes to feng shui. The ‘show’ that some practitioners put up using items or colours are but a way to appease clients who just can’t accept that they bought a bad house. The easy thing to do is to tell clients what they want to hear, have them walk away happily and close the case, especially when some clients wish to insist they know more than a genuine practitioner.
If a ‘show’ is what you’re looking for, then I’m not the practitioner for you. If you feel that items and colours can change your life, I can assure you that I won’t have much positive things to say about your BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu chart.
The harsh reality is that not everyone gets to stay in a house with good feng shui. This is the reason why I encourage people to hunt for a house together with me because there’s really not much I can do to remedy a house. Unless you own a piece of land and are building a house from ground up, what a practitioner can do is severely limited.
If you can't 'fix' a house, why engage you at all then?
A BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu reading should be more than enough to give you a heads up on what to look out for in future. Your charts come before feng shui after all. For a start, getting a chart reading is often good enough. That being said, the feng shui of your house still matters and it can be seen as a complement to your chart.
People with good charts usually end up with good houses vice versa – keyword being “usually”. There are cases where people with relatively good charts ending up in bad houses, and it may be due to the a particular phase they are going through. Likewise, people with challenging charts may get a chance with a good house as well. My job is to get people to find a good house regardless of what their chart says.
An audit is usually considered when one is moving houses, but most people only do say after the purchase is done, not knowing that what a practitioner can do to remedy the house is extremely limited for reasons I’ve explained above.
90% of my feng shui clients only engage me after they’ve purchased a house, and I’ve had to deliver the bad news that they bought a bad house on several occasions.
If you find yourself in such a position, an audit can still give you additional insights on what to look out for in the years ahead. You can also plan ahead and decide on issues like the duration of your tenancy, and/or how much you wish to spend on your renovation.
It’s really up to you. My job is to take all the information you’ve provided, and piece together a story of how things might unfold for you and your family so that you can alter the course.
Should I engage you before or after purchasing a house?
Ideally, you should be engaging me to hunt for a house together. The prices are higher of course, but hear me out and understand why this is important and the ideal way to go.
If you’ve already purchased a house and it happens to be a really bad one in terms of feng shui, what I can do to remedy it is extremely limited. The layout of the house (where your main door, kitchen and master bedroom is) and orientation of the building matters, and these are things that I won’t be able to alter even if I wanted to. Combining rooms may help in some occasions, but it’s not always applicable.
No feng shui practitioner should ever tell you they can remedy the house using items or charms, or using colours and arranging furniture.
The house we eventually end up with is, in a way, destined. Someone with a bad BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu chart will not be able to find a house with good feng shui easily, let alone a good practitioner.
Unless you have a plot of land where you can build a home from ground up, my job as a practitioner is to do what I can to find you a good house and foresee what may happen to you and your family as a result of residing there. My job is NOT to turn a bad house into a good one – this is one huge misconception that needs to be dispelled.
Based On Chinese Classics
Techniques straight from the Chinese classics’ source material
Complemented with 八字 & 紫微斗数 analysis – the true mark of a feng shui practitioner’s knowledge and skill
Holistic & Customized
Plethora of complimentary services for your benefit
Residential Feng Shui Audit
Engagement fees start from SGD$1688 and tiered according to the type/size of the house.
* Please contact me directly should you need further details on the actual audit process, post-audit follow-up and service.
* Complimentary service of two in-person BaZi readings will be included.
* A written report on the house will be provided.
Engagement fees start from SGD$3888 and tiered according to the type/size of the house.
* Most recommended approach to ensure you end up with the best possible house.
* Up to 20 floor-plans will be screened and extended on a discretionary basis
* Only one onsite visit on the final selected house will be done.
Commercial Feng Shui Audit
Engagement fees start from SGD$4888 and tiered according to the type/size of the office.
An in-depth analysis will be done for the top managements’ BaZi to give insights on what to expect in the coming years.
For Foreign Clients: Online Consultation
Please reach out for a discussion on the scope of work before a quote can be given.
* Date selection for all significant events such as the renovation date and move-in date will all be provided.
* Complimentary in-person BaZi reading for two tenants