When it comes to creating a harmonious and positive living space, Feng Shui is a practice that has been revered for centuries. Whether you like it or not, understanding the interplay between them is essential for harnessing its benefits.
Whether you like it or not, homeowners to this day do have auspicious beliefs when it comes to buying a property. For example, when buying a property, home buyers would avoid homes with a number 4 (which means 死/ dead) in their unit number.
There are a lot of principles to look into Feng Shui but for this topic, we will simply go through the basics. The basic principles when choosing a property infused are:
- Finding a home in a desired location🤔
- Pick the right unit with the right-facing
- The layout of the unit
- Placement of furniture
Good Feng Shui can appeal to both believers and non-believers alike, and it may be worth considering when picking a property. However, it is important to also consider other factors such as location and price.
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The Basics of Feng Shui
Feng shui, an ancient Chinese practice, is all about harmonizing the energy, or “qi,” in your surroundings. It is about bringing positive energy or ‘qi’ into your house, which can lead to good luck, wealth, health, and smooth-sailing relationships.
The basics of Feng Shui can be broken down into 3 principles. Here are some fundamental principles:
Yin and Yang
Yin-yang theory believes everything has its dual aspect, the yin(feminine), and the yang(masculine). The two aspects interact and control each other to keep in a continuous state of dynamic balance.
For example, heat can dispel cold, while cold can reduce heat. If there is not enough heat, it will become cold and vice versa. If the dynamic balance is disturbed, that one aspect becomes excessive, and health problems will occur.
This relates to the placement of fans and air conditioning. Having it installed at the right location can help improve air circulation and boost productivity. Therefore, your property’s layout should ensure a harmonious blend of these opposing forces.
The Five Elements of Feng Shui are Wood🪵, Fire🔥, Earth🌏, Metal🔪, and Water💦.
Each element is associated with certain characteristics and directions, and the balance of these elements is thought to create a harmonious environment.
- Wood🪵: Represents growth and vitality. It is associated with the east and southeast. In a property, it can be represented by plants or green elements.
- Fire🔥: Symbolizes passion and energy. It is associated with the south. Fire elements can be introduced through the use of warm colors, lights, or actual fire elements like candles.
- Earth🌏: Stands for stability and balance. It is associated with the northeast and southwest. Earth elements can be incorporated through the use of earthy tones or actual earth elements like rocks or crystals.
- Metal🔪: Represents clarity and preciseness. It is associated with the west and northwest. Metal elements can be introduced through the use of metallic items or colors like white, gold, or silver.
- Water💦: Symbolizes wisdom and serenity. It is associated with the north. Water elements can be introduced through the use of mirrors, glass, or actual water features like aquariums or fountains.
In Feng Shui, it’s important to have a balance of all these elements. Too much or too little of one element can disrupt the harmony and affect the energy flow.
This image was taken by Mike Goh and it shows the layout and the importance of having a well-distributed 5 elements.
The Bagua map is a key tool in Feng Shui. It divides your property into nine sections, each corresponding to a different area of your life. By properly aligning these areas, it can enhance specific aspects of your life, such as wealth, relationships, and health.
Every individual has their own Bagua map to follow and use as a guide. If you are interested, be sure to contact Veron Ng to learn more.
5 Energy You Need to Control
Now we might have all heard of the basics of proper layout for your property in order to have the best fortune. But do we all know the reasoning behind it?
Entrance and Pathways
What makes for the best experience for you and your guest? Probably the first impression of your entrance!
Feng Shui principles for entrance and pathways suggest that the flow of energy (or “chi”) can be influenced by the design and layout of these areas. Here are some key points to consider:
The pathway leading to your entrance should be clear and unobstructed. This allows for the smooth flow of positive energy into your home or property.
Straight paths can lead to the too-rapid movement of energy, which is not ideal. In a way, we should look at allowing the chi to bounce off around the home rather than travel in a straight line.
Light the Way
Good lighting along the pathway and at the entrance is important. It attracts positive energy and provides a warm welcome.
The direction that your door faces is also significant in Feng Shui. Different directions have different meanings and influences. For example, a door facing North is associated with career and personal growth.
The size of the door should be in proportion to the size of the property. A door that is too big or too small can disrupt the balance of energy.
The color of the door can also affect the Feng Shui of your property. The best color depends on the direction that your door faces.
Keep it Clean
The entrance and pathway should be kept clean and well-maintained. Clutter and dirt can block positive energy.
A good furniture arrangement for your home can encourage conversation and comfort. The position of your furniture can greatly affect the energy flow. For instance, your bed should be placed against a solid wall and you should have a clear view of the door from the bed but not be directly in line with it.
In a way, it improves the energy for our homes.
Select colors that align with your property’s Bagua map to enhance the corresponding life areas.
To improve parts of which your life is lacking, having a mix of these 9 colors can help improve your life.
Decluttering and Organization
A constant reminder that Feng Shui is all about is flow(chi). Having a clutter and disorganized layout reduces your ability to think and focus. So always make sure your house is clean and tidy!
A good flow of air makes all the difference, it can even affect your sleep.
The proper positioning of your air conditioning or fan shouldn’t be directed at you. Rather, the cold air should bounce off around your entire room to stimulate better air circulation.
A balanced living
Incorporating Feng Shui into your property can transform your living space into a harmonious sanctuary that supports your well-being and prosperity. By following these principles and guidelines, you can harness the power of feng shui to create a positive and balanced atmosphere in your home.
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How can feng shui improve my property’s energy?
Feng shui enhances the flow of positive energy, promoting harmony, and well-being in your living space. By aligning your property with feng shui principles, you can experience increased positivity and balance in your life.
Can I apply feng shui principles to any property?
Yes, feng shui can be applied to any property, regardless of its size or location. The key is understanding the unique energy flow of your space and making adjustments accordingly.
Are there specific feng shui rules for different rooms?
Yes, each room has its own feng shui considerations. For example, bedrooms should promote relaxation and rest, while kitchens should encourage nourishment and abundance.
How can I find a qualified feng shui consultant?
To find a reputable feng shui consultant, ask for recommendations, check online reviews, and ensure they have relevant certifications or training in feng shui.
Is feng shui a religious practice?
Feng shui is not a religion but a practice rooted in Chinese philosophy. It focuses on improving the flow of energy in your surroundings to enhance your quality of life.
Can feng shui cure health problems?
While feng shui can create a positive and balanced environment, it should not replace medical treatment. It can complement traditional healthcare practices and contribute to overall well-being.