Feng Shui Tips: Buying a Lucky Home in Singapore

Feng shui tips

In the bustling heart of Singapore, the ancient practice of feng shui plays a significant role. From business moguls in the Central Business District ensuring their offices radiate prosperity, to families in HDB flats seeking a harmonious home environment, the principles of feng shui are intricately woven into the fabric of Singaporean life.

In fact, iconic buildings in the city-state, like the Marina Bay Sands complex, the Jewel Changi Airport, and the Art Science Museum all follow feng shui guidelines.  This is because the government follows feng shui guidelines for many of its development projects in order to bring more wealth and prosperity to the country.

This shows that feng shui is very embedded in the Singaporean society.

As such, in cases such as buying a home, it’s common for Singaporeans to consider feng shui principles.

Here are some feng shui tips to ensure you buy a home that is not just aesthetically pleasing but also auspicious and lucky.

Check the Home’s Location and Surroundings

A home near natural bodies of water like rivers and the sea is believed to bring prosperity. However, ensure that the water is clean and flowing, as stagnant water can signify stagnated luck.

Also, check if the area you are going for has ongoing construction or is earmarked for development. While being near construction cannot be avoided in Singapore due to the constant land development efforts, try to avoid this as much as you can. Construction upsets the external energy of your home and has an immediate detrimental effect on your family’s health and wealth.

In addition, try to avoid homes facing sharp corners of other buildings. These are referred to as “poison arrows” and can direct negative energy to your home. Likewise, avoid homes located at T-junctions or facing traffic as it invites unwanted energy.

Assess the Home’s Front Door

In feng shui, different directions correspond to different types of energy. For instance, the South brings recognition, while the North is linked with career growth. It’s essential to understand which direction is favourable for you based on your Kua number.

In addition, ensure that the door is in good condition. It should be sturdy, without creaks or damage, as the front door is where energy enters the home.

Take Note of the Home’s Layout

Example of split-level room

Opt for a layout where rooms and corridors allow energy to flow smoothly. Avoid homes where the front door directly aligns with the back door, as this may cause Chi to rush through and out, leading to lost opportunities.

In addition, avoiding homes with split-level living and dining rooms can result in a divided or ‘cut’ Qi, leading to disagreements and disharmony among family members.

As for the master bedroom, since this is the most important room in feng shui, it should ideally be located at the rear of the home, furthest from the front door, ensuring privacy and restful energy.

Check the Positioning of the Kitchen

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home in many cultures, and in Feng Shui, it’s a hub of nourishment and prosperity. The energy in the kitchen directly relates to the health and well-being of the occupants.

So, when a kitchen is directly aligned with the home’s entrance, it is believed that the positive energy entering the home can be consumed or “burned away” by the kitchen’s fire element. This can lead to potential health issues and financial challenges. Better avoid this.

In addition, the stove represents wealth in feng shui. As such, you must ensure that it is in working condition. Likewise, it should be positioned so that the cook doesn’t have their back to the entrance. This is because this vulnerable positioning can lead to feelings of unease or unexpected problems.

Consider Window Placement

Windows are the eyes of a home. Ample natural light supports the well-being of the residents, boosting mood, reducing stress, and promoting a general sense of well-being. From a Feng Shui perspective, sunlight purifies the energy, making it fresh and vibrant. Also, having a serene, pleasant view of nature, gardens, or water bodies enhances positive Qi.

Inspect for Clutter and Maintenance

Just as water flows smoothly in an unobstructed river, Qi should flow seamlessly within a home. Clutter, whether it’s visible or hidden in closets and drawers, disrupts this flow, potentially causing stagnation in various aspects of life, from relationships to career growth.

In addition, check the overall condition of the home. In feng shui, the condition of a home is directly linked to the occupants’ health and well-being. For example, a leaky faucet might symbolise draining finances or health issues while broken appliances or chipped paint can indicate stagnant areas in the occupant’s life.

Ensuring that everything is in working order promotes positive energy and shows the universe that you’re ready to receive blessings without obstacles.

Trust Your Intuition

Lastly, while these feng shui guidelines are vital, it’s equally important to trust your feelings. If a home feels right and comfortable, it might just be the lucky abode you’re seeking.

Final Thoughts

While modern amenities and design are essential when purchasing a home in Singapore, integrating feng shui principles can provide an added layer of assurance. After all, the quest for a dream home, one that promises prosperity, harmony, and good luck is undoubtedly a coveted find.

Hopefully, these buying considerations will help you find your dream home.

Good luck!

Denisse

Denisse loves reading and writing about culture, history, and politics. Outside writing articles for The Singaporean, Denisse enjoys musicals, gaming, and Harry Potter.

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