Once In, Never Out
Buying your house for the first time? Or buying a house for your own residence? Then this is what you need to know when looking for a home that will suit your profile. Joey Yap gives us the lowdown on both your life gua and the house gua.
If you are in the midst of looking for a home you can call your own, you may be looking at a long-term investment rather than today’s short-term, buy-live-sell cycle within five years’ kind of mentality. Other than the costs of transferring and moving in and out of a place, the main reason some of us look for a long-term commitment is because we want a haven to call our own many years from now. In other words, the purpose of buying a house for ourselves and our loved ones to live in is usually so we could live in the house for a long period of time, say, 10 years and more.
The Life Gua-House Gua Interaction
As mentioned in the article from last issue, while your Life gua governs short-term live-in situations, a long-term living arrangement in a property requires you to look beyond that, into the other branch of the Eight Mansions Feng Shui: the House gua. The idea behind this system is that as each house has very unique energy patterns, we must try to match the house with its residents.
The House gua helps us understand the favorable and unfavorable sectors of the property by enabling us to assess, through calculations, its qi map. The first step to determine the House gua is to look at the house’s direction, which refers to the overall house orientation it is facing. Keep in mind though that this is not the main door direction. Once the house direction has been determined, the house’s sitting direction will be determined, which is right opposite the house’s facing direction. This sitting direction is your reference point to determine the House gua.
Still, if you find that your Life gua and the House gua don’t quite match up, don’t worry. The House gua takes precedence over the Life gua, so it is only an added advantage should these two elements complement each other. Know that location takes precedence over the direction and in feng shui, it is the quality of qi in the environment that dictates house and personal qi.
The Main Issue
As one of the major Three Important Factors in feng shui, (along with the kitchen and bedroom), the significance of the main door cannot be emphasized enough. Essentially the ‘mouth’ of the house’s qi, your main door needs to be in the best placement otherwise it will restrict your property’s ability to receive qi from the environment. Your main door should be rightly placed in any of the positive sectors throughout your house.
Of course, who can deny the commanding role of the environment in your property’s feng shui evaluation? This is because the environment surrounding your property generates and creates qi, essentially, we are referring to the Mountains and Water in feng shui practice. A fostering, fortifying environment is what you should seek for, in order to ensure that your property is able to receive as much qi from the environment as possible.
Mountains or ‘Dragons’ of the Land are a yin feature that amalgamates with the yang feature, Water. Both these elements balance each other as Water is known as the ‘Blood’ of the Dragon. Therefore, it is vital to ensure that the surrounding area of the property you buy has considerably lush, green and healthy-looking mountains that generate positive, sentimental qi as opposed to those rocky, patchy or broken mountains that generate aggressive qi. Such mountains support health, promote longevity and better quality of life, an essential feature to surround yourself and your loved ones with.
Water, the qi carrier, demarcates and collects qi in a certain area and as a yang feature, fertilizes the yin qi of the mountain. Thus, areas that converge between Mountain and Water formations are known as the ‘dragon spot’, where qi resides. Ensure that the state of these environmental features are subservient to your property’s ability to receive and absorb as much qi as it can to contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of yourself and your family.
Joey Yap’s Profile
Joey Yap is an expert in Chinese astrology services and audits, Classical Feng Shui, BaZi, Mian Xiang and other Chinese metaphysics subjects. For more information, go to www.masteryacademy.com/ippt