The water element is crucial in fengshui. After all, in Chinese, the term fengshui literally means “wind and water”. Much has been written about the role water plays in this ancient study; in fact, there are entire books dedicated solely to the subject of water- related fengshui. How much of the information being pushed around is fact, and how much of it is myth?
Much has been written about water within Feng Shui; in fact, there are many books dedicated solely to the subject of water in Feng Shui. With so much information being bandied around — how much of it is fact, and how much of it is myth?
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Not many people know that before Feng Shui was practiced on living in order to improve their current fortunes, it was used on the dead, specifically in the process of studying and selecting burial spots.
Mention feng shui and the first thing most people think of is the concept of putting a statue in a specific corner to gather money, or painting the walls white to negate bad luck. This is known as object placement and is not what feng shui is about — at all. After all, feng shui means “wind” and “water”, and is used to describe the flow of qi (cosmic energies).
There are other elements that also come into play when choosing a seafront property, and the sea itself cannot be a determining factor.
Feng Shui consultants are often bombarded with questions about whether a person’s house is facing a favourable direction or where they should place their aquarium or which direction should their bed face?
Joey Yap, chief metaphysics consultant of Joey Yap Pte Ltd, recently held a workshop in Singapore to teach feng shui enthusiast show to chase the wealth stars in the Year of the Monkey. Yap began the workshop, held in conjunction with the Lunar New Year, with a warning that these techniques come with the risk of inadvertently “activating” bad luck, which could lead to problems related to marriage and health, among other things. They are therefore recommended only for advanced feng shui practitioners.
At its very core, Feng Shui functions on a set of principles which is used across all sorts of properties.However, when it boils down details, there are nuances which differentiate its application for residential and commercial properties. It goes unnoticed by the common layman, but almost every new development nowadays – especially commercial properties such as shopping or business centres - goes through a stage where a Feng Shui assessment is done in order to ensure it eventually thrives. Great pains are taken to locate the Qi mouth, which will serve as the development’s main gateway as well as its main receptacle for positive Qi. More often than not, developments which fail to prosper tend to have problems associated with this aspect.
Whether they are advocates and believers of feng shui or not, people have an innate curiosity to know what the new lunar Year of the Fire Monkey will bring
Much has been said about the significance of Water in feng shui. This comes as no surprise as ‘feng shui’ literally means ‘wind water’. The fact that it is used in the name of this ancient study gives you an idea of the centrality of Wind and Water in its application.
As the world ushers in the Fire Monkey on Feb 8, The Edge Property teams up with two feng shui consultants to gather alternative insights into the property market.
As the Year of the Wood Goat draws to a close, more than 2,000 people turned up at Marina Bay Sands on Jan 16 for a Feng Shui & Astrology Seminar with Joey Yap to gather insights on the upcoming Year of the Fire Monkey.
Bearish oil prices, economic turbulence, ringgit depreciation and negative news from around the world have cast a shadow on 2016. However, Chinese metaphysics consultant Dato’ Joey Yap sees a silver lining behind the gloominess.
The property and construction industries will see strong earnings but slow growth in 2016, said Chinese Metaphysics consultant Dato Joey Yap.
The Wood Goat skips away and over the mountain top as the Fire Monkey swings in to take its place. Every new year represents a set of challenges and opportunities for each and every individual. By having an insight into what these are, we make the most of the coming 12 months.
Despite the rising cost of living, the increasing number of homebuyers has caused a surge in housing projects. Much deliberation now takes place among family members on a suitable future home for them and their children because property is no longer affordable for the average wage earner, even if the options appear countless.
In feng shui, land parcels and buildings of different shapes are classified by what are called Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. Each element, so to speak, possesses different attributes and has specific effects on the residents or the owner of a particular piece of property. Depending on what the home or business owner desires — wealth, health or a loving partner, or all three — correct and scrupulous feng shui application may actually open a path for you to realise your dreams.
A house is not just shelter from the daily elements, it’s a commitment to the life-long potential of family. The house you choose and the home you make of it holds the potential for the growth and good fortune of your family members.
Buying an apartment for the first time, whether to stay in or for investment, may be a daunting task. As you inspect the interior of your dream condo, you may be faced with questions that make you doubt its viability. Should you take note of the location of the toilets? Does it matter that the apartment does not face your personal direction?
Imagine this: after many days and nights of house hunting and negotiations, you’ve finally found your dream home. Upon moving in, you begin to notice things in your environment that you never thought were there before: an electrical pylon in front of your house or the T-junction facing the entrance.