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Commonly Asked Questions
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Q1. A property investor is asking whether Property Investment requires a Feng Shui analysis as she is not living there?
Feng Shui can play key role in ascertaining a good-value and timely property whether for investment or own stay.

Although the Feng Shui of the property will not affect her directly as she is not living in the property, it could affect her tenants if she intends to lease out the property for rental returns. And when she decides to sell the property, it is always good to tag with a good Feng Shui index. This can be one of the unique selling points, especially advantageous competing with others when reselling the property.

Q2. A friend of mine was asking if it is worth the investment to buy a Boar crystal figurine to improve his personal nobleman luck based on his date of birth?
As Classical Feng Shui does not focus on object placement, my advice to him is that instead of getting a figurine, he might as well "use" the Northwest or the Boar sector of his home more often, whether for work, study or making your phone calls to your clients, etc. Activating your Personal Nobleman sector is about using the space.

Q3. Is living near a T-junction bad Feng Shui?
It depends whether on the elevation of road junction and how's busy the traffic flow to towards this junction. Generally, lower elevation is preferred in this junction.

Q4. A client asked about a property that he was considering to invest, and through a Qi Men analysis, it was forecasted as a "bad investment". He then asked if this property development was also bad for other investors as well?
The answer is No. In Qi Men Dun Jia, forecasting is based be the client's current state and the outcome could be different for others.

Q5. Are the families in the same building with the same facing but different storeys have the same Feng Shui?
Generally, they are different. It will depend on the influence of the external environment, and also who are the residents.

Q6. Is Number 4 inauspicious in Feng Shui?
Numbers is not part of the consideration in authentic Feng Shui.

Q7. What is the impact of a home with missing sector(s)?
It really depends where will be the missing sector. Somehow, I've come across some singles or divorcees having their northwest sector of the home missing. As this sector represents the man of the house, the elder man or husband might have no affinity to this house, either their career or business require them to travel for overseas assignment or need to work late. Some will somehow prefer to stay out late than to be at home.

Q8. Is the Feng Shui of North-South facing houses good?
Generally, many will prefer North-South facing house as they could be "cooler" with no direct sun into the houses. However, it will also consider whether the house layout is efficient as well as what's outside the vicinity of the house. For example, having a cross junction or road exiting in the Southeast of a South facing home may be bad Feng Shui as it could disturb one of the environmental sha qi or killing forces.

Q9. Is my home facing a lake good Feng Shui?
Many will agree that houses facing water, like swimming pool, lake, will command a premium. However, in Feng Shui, water location in the wrong place would mean wealth loss and health problems knocking at your door.

Q10. Someone asks me what could be the impact where his or her home faces the mrt railway or highway, Feng Shui per se?
In Feng Shui, they all depends how far, how high and how noisy from your home. You may also be aware how they are entering and leaving the vicinity of your home which could affect your life endeavours.

Q11. A property investor is asking whether Property Investment requires a Feng Shui analysis as she is not living there?
The answer is Yes and No.
Yes because indeed it will not affect her directly. She can purchases a property that has a great view, especially facing the lake or pool view and leaving the property as a legacy for her loved ones, then this is good enough.
No if her purpose is for investment and would want to capitalise within the next 5-15 years, then Feng Shui is preferred as Feng Shui varies with time; what's good today might not be good forever and vice versa.
Feng Shui can also play a role in ascertaining a good-value and timely property for investment within this time span.

Q12. Is a property facing water, such as swimming pool, lake, waterway good Feng Shui as it is a common belief that water is wealth?
In Feng Shui, water is commonly used for wealth creation. As Feng Shui varies with time, it depends whether the water bodies are seen or located in the right location during this period.

Q13. A business owner is asking whether there is any basis from Feng Shui that why his to-be awarded service contract from his customer was last minute cancelled and later found that it was awarded to another company, and this was not the first time he encountered?
My advice to him is to observe if there was any negative form of energy or Sha Qi in the vicinity where his company resides as this would ultimately result in poor business performance.. Most likely a “Peeking Tom” Sha (探头煞) could be presence in the surrounding. In Feng Shui, this denotes things or assets could be taken away or “robbed” from you directly or indirectly. In his case, the service contract was taken away from him.

Q14. Is staying in a Highrise apartment good Feng Shui?
Many will want to live in a skyscraper and high-rise apartment as you might capture great view at the top. But if you are staying, especially in the top floors of a One Tower development and its standout exceptionally tall where the rest of the residential developments in its vicinity are relatively much lower, then it is bad Feng Shui, known as "孤峰独秀". In Feng Shui context, winds or Sha Qi (negative energies) from all directions could be directed to your apartment and this could affect the health and well being of the occupants. So beware.

Q15. How to determine the facing of my home?
When it comes to the orientation of the building, many still can’t decide what is the facing of their home, especially those new developments. In some Feng Shui principles, the facing of a property plays an important role in determining the House Energy Map to ascertain the good and bad sectors of the house. Hence, defining the wrong facing would be disastrous. Generally many will take the main door as the facing of their home, some will take the balcony facing, while some will take reference of the building, the main road or garden park as the facing.

Q16. Someone has asked if you are renting a house for short-term occupancy (I assumed the tenancy is a 2 year lease period), do they need to analyse the quality of the Feng Shui in the rented home as they are not the owner?
Feng Shui will always affect those who stay in the house, whether they are the owners or tenants of the property.

Q17. In 2017, both the Annual Afflictions (Three Killings and Year Breaker) and the Wealth energy reside in the East sector. So is the East a Good or Bad sector to avoid?
Good and Bad. For example, you can fall sick or meet an accident, and yet be wealthy.

Q18. Is there a "cure" for homes with Missing Sector(s)?
Generally, there isn't any. Although some would suggest installing mirrors to "hide" the missing sectors, it doesn't really help as missing sector means the area is physically missing.

Q19. Does the most expensive or luxurious apartment always have good Feng Shui?
The answer is No, although there are some apartments that are expensive in real estate value and have good quality of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is about improving the quality of your life, and helps to achieve your goals. A property that is expensive, or has good capital gain returns in the past, may not necessarily have the Feng shui setup that supports your life goals.

Q20. Do I need to check Feng Shui for Rented Houses?
Checking Feng Shui for rented houses is important because it can improve the energy flow and overall harmony of the living space, leading to greater well-being and success for the occupants. Proper Feng Shui can also help attract positive opportunities, relationships, and abundance. Additionally, it can address potential issues such as health concerns, financial instability, and relationship problems.

By assessing and adjusting the Feng Shui of a rented house, tenants can create a more supportive environment that enhances their overall quality of life and supports their goals and aspirations.
Q21. What is the Five Yellow Sha and its impact to our lives?
Five Yellow sha (五黄煞) is a negative energy associated with the number five in Feng Shui. It's believed to cause misfortune, accidents, financial loss, and other kinds of bad luck. This harmful energy moves around each year, affecting different parts of a property, making it essential to identify its location and take measures to counteract its effects.

Hence, Five Yellow sha is considered a significant aspect of Feng Shui that should be taken seriously and addressed appropriately to avoid negative consequences. It is best to avoid large scale construction, renovation, and minor house repair works as much as possible where the negative energy resides.

Q22. Why trees planted too near to your windows can be disastrous?
Natural greenery such as trees, plants, and garden landscapes hold significant importance in creating positive energy according to Feng Shui principles. Apart from shielding against direct sunlight and offering shade, they also aid in maintaining a pristine and invigorating environment.

To avoid the occurrence of Yin Sha (阴煞) problems, it's best to steer clear of trees that are located in close proximity to your home, particularly those outside the windows. These trees have the potential to obstruct natural light from entering your living spaces, causing occupants to feel despondent and attracting negative influences such as petty people, deception, and hidden danger. In addition, such trees may also act as an obstacle, restricting the opportunities of the occupants.

Hence, for those who are buying a house or low-level unit in a building, remember to look through your windows to check for such situations.

Q23. Why staying just above a void or entrance to the car park could attract negative vibes?
In general, it is not favourable to stay above a void or driveway, especially just above the entrance to the carpark, owing to the unstable Qi flow. This could affect the well-being of the residents, and this can lead to a sense of insecurity, stress, and anxiety.

Unfortunately, as it is a physical negative form (刑煞), there is no effective remedial action to this situation, although one might use plants or screens to block the view of the void or carpark entrance, to minimize the impact and with the intend to promote vitality and growth.

If there is a choice, it is best to avoid staying one, or living one that keep a distance from it.

Q24. Is having a kitchen in the Northwest sector of the house unfavourable in the context of Feng Shui?
Generally, it may lead to the “Fire burning the Heavenly Gate”, popularly known as 火燒天门. There is a concern that this could affect the men staying in the house relating to their well-being, and wealth matters. The negative impact could worsen should the exterior of the Northwest also has any negative structures, such as Wind-gap, Building edges, etc.

Depending on the situation, there are ways to reduce this impact. One such fixes is using elemental cures. And if you are not using the kitchen very often, the negativities could be reduced.

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