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People often have misconceptions about certain cultural practices and spiritual rites for real Feng Shui. This is understandable, as Feng Shui underlines certain Chinese customs, making it challenging to discern between superstition and religion.
When it comes to moving into your new home, Feng Shui is really about aligning Heaven, Earth and Man. In order words, it’s all about timing, environment and human activity. Here are some practical house-moving tips you can do to get started.
1. Date Selection
Selecting the right day and hour to move into your new home ensures that the process of moving in is smooth and improves your overall living experience. Choosing the best move-in date starts with crossing out all the bad dates. For ideal results, it’s best to get the help of a professional Feng Shui consultant for this.
If you prefer to do-it-yourself, the first thing you’ll need to do is to avoid any day or hour that clashes with your year of birth and house’s sitting direction. Your home’s sitting direction is the exact opposite of your house’s façade.
Clashes represent unnecessary challenges or conflicts. As such, moving in during those times can lead to increased family arguments or recurring house leakages. For instance, someone born in the year of the Rat or moving into a home with a North sitting direction (also known as the Rat direction) will want to avoid the Horse days and hours. This is because the Horse animal sign clashes with the Rat animal sign.
2. Circulation Of Qi
There is no such thing as a perfect home. Because of this, homeowners may be compelled to renovate to increase the Qi flow within the internal environment before moving in. In the Feng Shui perspective, cramped and narrow spaces disrupt the flow of Qi in a negative way. Poorly lit areas are also places that collect excessive Yin Qi, which have negative effects on the occupant’s emotional state and health.
Check if your new home needs a wall to be broken down or a window to be installed to improve spaciousness and boost natural lighting. In this way, you’re encouraging the flow of positive Qi within the home. However, if natural lighting is not possible to achieve in any of the rooms, you can opt for man-made light sources as an alternative.
3. Activating Positive Qi In Your New Home
You can activate the positive Qi in your new home in a number of ways. To naturally activate this, all you’ll need to do is to make use of your home’s main door, kitchen and bedroom for the very first time to “trigger” these energies. In practical terms, this means that you have already activated the Qi after you’ve first entered your home, cooked your first meal and slept in your new bed.
These 3 areas are the most important locations within the home, as the main door is the primary point where the Qi from the environment enters your home. The bedroom is where you rest and recharge, while your kitchen is where you produce food to nourish the occupants living there.
To increase the positive energies further, you can also consider using water activation to enhance any of the good sectors within the home. This will provide the extra boost you need to achieve your goals and dreams.
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This article was originally posted on Renonation.sg, Singapore’s leading renovation and interior design site.