For some of you reading this, you might be interested in improving the Feng Shui of your home. Some of you might even be feng shui enthusiasts or self-proclaimed feng shui experts. Did you know these 5 misconceptions about feng shui might actually be harming you?
1. Your Feng Shui Master can turn a bad house into a good one
This is a major misconception on how feng shui works. According to Master Sean Chan, feng shui remedies can be proposed, but are usually difficult or impractical to implement.
According to Master Chan, the option of shifting your main door or kitchen is usually impractical for condos, which usually only leaves us with remedies in the form of combining of rooms (to alter the structure of the house). Even so, combining rooms is no guarantee either. If the key areas of your house are not in harmonised positions, combining rooms will not help.
People who get to leverage the full benefits of feng shui usually are the ones who get to build their houses from the ground up. Usually these are those staying in landed properties.
So, when it comes to choosing apartments or ready-built homes, a practitioner’s job is to make sure you end up buying the right house, rather than turn a bad house into a good one. And if your feng shui master advocates items and charms as a remedy to a house with bad feng shui......RUN.....Run far away. That's not how feng shui works.
2. Combining rooms or Hacking walls
Combining rooms by “hacking” walls is gaining popularity among homeowners. This can create a larger sense of space, or create better aesthetics, however doing so might actually ruin the feng shui of your home.
According to Master Chan, this is because from a metaphysics perspective, combining rooms may have unintended consequences because owners are effectively changing the structure of the house under the 8 Mansions method.
The position of the master bedroom is important, but in feng shui the master bedroom is determined by the largest bedroom in the house, and not where you sleep. Therefore, by combining bedrooms, homeowners might unknowingly shift the position of the master bedroom.
3. Thinking feng shui is only about furniture placement and colours
Another common misconception,is that feng shui is just about furniture placement and colours. In actual fact, there is a lot more to feng shui than just furniture and colours. Colours have nothing to do with feng shui and have no magical effect on the quality of the house. So you might actually be better off just choosing a colour scheme you like.
As for furniture, yes, there are some things to look out for feng shui wise like not having your bed against a window, but there’s a lot more to feng shui than just mere furniture arrangement.
4. Using your house main door as the facing direction
Some of you might have done this before, using the main door direction as the facing direction of the house. This is WRONG. In fact, using the main door as a the facing direction of the house usually only applies to landed properties.
To understand why, let’s go back to basics. According to feng shui, the facing direction is theoretically determined by the side of the house which gets the most Yang (Positive) energy from. Its also known as the 纳气口 (na qi kou) in Chinese, meaning the area where your house gets its energy (or ‘qi’) from. This is the side which usually gets the most sun or wind, or facing an area that simply has more activity.
In ancient times, people lived mainly in landed properties, and the main gate is always facing the side with the most Yang energy. However, for modern condos, the mains doors open into a corridor with no sun and no wind. So, to take the main door as your home’s facing direction is incorrect. The facing direction of your unit should be done using the orientation of the whole building.
If one were to assess the facing direction of the house incorrectly, one wouldn’t be able to assess the quality of the house accurately. This could result in making poor judgments on how good a house is.
5. Thinking feng shui as an instant remedy
Contrary to popular belief, feng shui takes more time to be effective. Some expect feng shui to show its effects within months, when actually it takes years. Furthermore, feng shui isn't generic and it affects everyone differently. The impact also depends on factors like the quality of the house, as well as the astrological charts of individuals.
These are the 5 common feng shui misconceptions most Singaporeans believe, and it may end up harming them! Choosing your feng shui master is as important as choosing your real estate agent.
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