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Posted by Imperial Harvest on 28 February 2023

Feng Shui 101 & Feng Shui Masters in Singapore: A Beginner’s Guide

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Feng Shui, translating to “wind and water,” is a testament to the ancient Chinese wisdom deeply embedded in the culture and philosophy of China. Far from the common misconception of it being mere superstition or a method for arranging furniture for luck, Feng Shui is a discipline that extends well beyond superficial practices. This article aims to shed light on the core principles of Feng Shui, the role of Feng Shui masters and the rich theory behind Feng Shui practices. We will also share actionable tips you can adopt to enhance your personal and professional lives with this timeless wisdom.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, boasts a rich history dating back nearly 3,000 years. While it is commonly simplified as the practice of arranging our surroundings to affect the flow of energy and, consequently, our well-being, Feng Shui encompasses much more. It is a significant aspect of Chinese metaphysics, a branch of science dedicated to understanding the fundamental principles and laws governing human behaviour, energy, space, and time within the universe. Chinese metaphysics aims to explain a vast array of phenomena, from everyday occurrences to the rise and fall of nations and the very nature of the universe itself.

Within this broad field, Feng Shui is categorised under the Art of Physical Inspection (相, Xiang), one of the five arts of Chinese metaphysics. The other domains include the Art of Destiny (命, Ming), the Art of Mountain (山, Shan), the Art of Divination (卜, Bo), and the Art of Medicine (医, Yi).

Learn more about the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics

What Does a Feng Shui Master Do?

A Feng Shui master possesses extensive expertise in the ancient practice of Feng Shui, backed by a thorough understanding of its core principles. These Feng Shui masters embark on rigorous training and apprenticeships to hone their skills and knowledge.

Specialising in their field, Feng Shui masters provide consultations and guidance for individuals seeking to incorporate Feng Shui principles into their living spaces or business environments.

The approach of a Feng Shui master may vary, influenced by their specific training and the particular branch of Feng Shui they practice.

Upon evaluating your home or business site, a Feng Shui master examines the energy dynamics present. They offer customised advice aimed at enhancing the flow of positive energy, thereby promoting a sense of equilibrium, success, and prosperity.

For those in search of an experienced and skilled Feng Shui master in Singapore, Imperial Harvest is your go-to destination. Led by Feng Shui Master David Goh, our team of consultants is dedicated to assisting you in achieving optimal well-being, harmony, and financial success.

Master David Goh: Singapore’s Top Feng Shui Master

Master David Goh (吴宸翔大师) is at the forefront of Imperial Harvest, representing the third generation of Imperial Feng Shui mastery. He continues the esteemed legacy of his father, Master Long De Ren (龙德仁师傅), and his grandfather, Grandmaster Fu Tian Long (伏天龙大师), bringing to life a rich heritage that forms the foundation of his expertise. Motivated by his belief in the unlimited potential within everyone, he founded his own Feng Shui practice in Singapore. Imperial Harvest is dedicated to assisting clients on their journeys to success.

Not only is Master David deeply immersed in the traditions and practices of Imperial Feng Shui, but he also maintains a keen awareness of contemporary trends across various industries. As a Feng Shui master, this extensive knowledge enables him to customise his guidance and Feng Shui services to meet the unique needs and aspirations of his clients, who come from a wide range of backgrounds in Singapore and beyond.

At the heart of Master David’s practice is his genuine, personable manner coupled with a sincere dedication to the progress of his clients. His ability to connect on a personal level, combined with his extensive knowledge and heritage, positions him as the trusted Feng Shui master for those seeking to enhance their lives through Imperial Feng Shui.

Feng Shui’s Ancient Wisdom

The foundational principles of Feng Shui trace back to the seminal contributions of Guo Pu, a distinguished historian and scholar from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420 CE). Renowned for his commentary on the “Book of Burial” (葬经), Guo Pu established the geomantic principles that underpin Feng Shui. His work, which advocates for the alignment of human activities and constructions with the earth’s natural energies, is fundamental in the field.

Guo Pu’s influence extends beyond theoretical frameworks to practical applications, as seen in the design of ancient cities such as Luoyang. The city’s layout, intentionally planned to align with cosmic forces, exemplifies Feng Shui’s role in ancient Chinese urban development. This strategic approach highlights the deep connection between human communities and the natural environment, showcasing Feng Shui’s lasting impact on Chinese civilisation. Through Guo Pu’s legacy, Feng Shui continues to inspire a harmonious coexistence between humanity and the natural world, a testament to its enduring wisdom.

Feng Shui’s Architectural Footprint in Singapore

Today, Feng Shui principles in Singapore continue to guide the design of living spaces, business environments, and urban planning. The nation’s cityscape serves as a prime example as seen in the strategic placement of iconic buildings at the Orchard & Scotts Road intersection. Each building at this junction represents a different element of Chinese metaphysics, contributing to a balanced and prosperous environment.

  • Shaw House, embodying the Metal element, and Wheelock Place, symbolising Fire. Their designs incorporate specific Feng Shui elements to attract positive energy and wealth.
  • Tangs Tower, now the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, stands as a testament to the Wood element, drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese architecture to ensure growth and prosperity.
  • ION Orchard represents the Water element with its fluid and dynamic architecture.

This harmonious blend of the elements, including the Earth element represented by the intersection itself, illustrates how Feng Shui principles in Singapore can influence the prosperity and success of its urban developments.

Core Principles of Feng Shui Simplified

At the heart of Feng Shui are the concepts of Qi, Yin and Yang, and the Five Elements. Let’s look more closely at these principles to see how they influence Feng Shui’s practice.

Qi (气)

Qi represents the vital energy that influences our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In Feng Shui, the goal is to harmonise Qi in our environment to enhance positivity and prosperity. This involves arranging spaces to encourage a smooth flow of energy, integrating the balance of Yin and Yang, and utilising the five elements effectively.

Yin and Yang (阴阳)

Yin and Yang are foundational concepts in Chinese philosophy, symbolising the interdependence and transformation between opposite but complementary forces. These principles are applied in various aspects of life, from traditional Chinese medicine to business strategies, emphasising the importance of balance for health and success.

Learn more about Yin and Yang here

The Five Elements (五行)

The Five Elements or Wu Xing (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) describe the interdependent relationships in the natural world and human life. These elements, observed through the movements of planets, symbolise a cycle of production and destruction that influences Feng Shui practices. They help categorise and understand the complex relationships between different aspects of existence, from directions and colours to body organs and beyond.

Learn more about the Five Elements here

Exploring Chinese Metaphysics: Beyond Feng Shui

As previously mentioned, Feng Shui is a crucial component of the broader field of Chinese metaphysics, which encompasses five main arts. Notable practices within Chinese metaphysics, such as Qi Men Dun Jia, and Zi Wei Dou Shu and Bazi are especially renowned for their practical applications. This section examines these methodologies and their relevance in modern settings.

Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲)

Situated within the art of divination (卜), Qi Men Dun Jia represents a refined technique for determining auspicious times and directions to undertake actions that yield specific outcomes. This approach merges astronomical observations with various elements of Chinese metaphysics to formulate strategic solutions. In the modern day, Qi Men Dun Jia serves as an essential resource for informed decision-making across different spheres, including business ventures and personal decisions.

Learn more about Qi Men Dun Jia here:
Doors of Qi Men Dun Jia ,  Stars of Qi Men Dun Jia, Stems of Qi Men Dun Jia, Deities of Qi Men Dun Jia 

Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗数)

Zi Wei Dou Shu, also known as Purple Star Astrology, stands as a prominent discipline in destiny analysis within the art of destiny (命). This ancient methodology serves as a comprehensive life analytics tool, designed to chart the various facets of an individual’s life. It offers forecasts and deep insights into one’s character and potential life path.

Learn more about Zi Wei Dou Shu here

Bazi (八字)

Bazi, or the Four Pillars of Destiny, offers insights into personalities and life directions based on an individual’s birth year, month, date and hour of birth. Understanding Bazi is useful for career alignment, personal development, and understanding one’s strengths and areas for growth. Beyond personal growth, Bazi enhances relationship compatibility and informs decisions in education, marriage, and investments, while also aiding in conflict resolution.

Approaching Bazi can seem daunting, but with Master David Goh, Singapore’s renowned Imperial Feng Shui Master, you’re in capable hands.

Empowering Lives with Imperial Feng Shui in Singapore

Imperial Harvest unlocks the transformative power of Imperial Feng Shui with our bespoke Bazi consultation service. This complimentary offering is designed to provide personalised insights and tailored solutions, guiding individuals towards a life of wisdom and harmony. As proponents of Imperial Feng Shui, historically reserved for the Chinese imperial family, we practise this distinguished art under the guidance of our Feng Shui Master David Goh.

Imperial Feng Shui: What Sets it Apart?

Imperial Feng Shui, which thrived during the reign of the Qian Long Emperor in the Qing dynasty, is credited with bringing about prolonged periods of prosperity and wealth. Unlike Classical Feng Shui, which is rooted in the belief in a fixed fate for each person, Imperial Feng Shui empowers individuals to actively seek out and fulfil their ambitions and dreams.

Classical Feng Shui often suggests that our lives are shaped by cycles of fortune and set paths, recommending that we act in harmony with these cycles. In contrast, Imperial Feng Shui takes a more dynamic stance. It encourages us to take control and actively shape our destinies, helping us reach our full potential at every stage of our lives. Through Imperial Feng Shui, Imperial Harvest aims to empower individuals not just to follow their fortune but to create it.

How You Can Apply Feng Shui in Your Daily Life

You can integrate Feng Shui into your daily surroundings by making simple adjustments within your home, office, or business premises. These minor changes are aimed at enhancing the flow of energy in your space, which can positively affect various dimensions of your life including health, wealth, relationships, and overall well-being.

  1. Furniture Placement
    To improve the Feng Shui of your environment, consider positioning furniture and decorations in a manner that encourages optimal energy or Qi flow. In the practice of Imperial Feng Shui, the Command Position is a strategic concept that involves placing your desk or bed in a position that allows you to see the door without being directly in line with it. This setup amplifies the positive aspects of your life by fostering an atmosphere of influence, protection, and mastery over your own space. Employing the Command Position for your furniture not only facilitates a better distribution of energy but also symbolises your readiness to face incoming opportunities and challenges with a proactive stance. This arrangement ensures you are less likely to be taken by surprise, thereby minimising the risk of unforeseen adversities.
  2. Keep the Bright Hall (明堂) Clear
    The ancient Feng Shui principle “宅前无余地,子孙稀” highlights the importance of the space in front of a house, linking it to the household’s opportunities and wealth potential. This area, known as the Bright Hall or 明堂, is essential for accumulating auspicious energy. Ensuring this area remains unobstructed allows positive energy to enter your home, thereby enhancing wealth flow. It’s advisable to remove any decor or items that may block this energy flow. For those living in apartment settings, the Bright Hall is typically situated in front of the main window. An obstructed view from this window indicates a blocked Bright Hall. If relocation or obstacle removal is not feasible, keeping the area around the main window clutter-free is vital to allow more energy into the home.
  3. Repair or Discard Broken Items
    Maintaining clear wealth sectors in your home or office by removing or repairing items that are broken, falling apart, or malfunctioning is crucial. Such items can attract financial loss and mental stress. By addressing these items, you clear the space of negative energy.
  4. Avoid Fire-Water elemental clashes
    The placement of the stove, which symbolises the household’s health, is crucial for avoiding negative consequences. To prevent a clash between the Fire and Water elements, which could lead to health issues, ensure the stove is not positioned directly opposite the sink. Furthermore, it’s advisable to avoid placing the kitchen (associated with the Fire element) and bathroom (associated with the Water element) next to each other or having their doors face each other, to prevent elemental clashes. According to Imperial Feng Shui principles, the stove should ideally be located in the East, Southeast, or South sectors of the home. These locations align with the Wood and Fire elements, promoting optimal Qi flow.

Navigating Period 9: The Dawn of a New Feng Shui Era

For those interested in Feng Shui, the buzz surrounding Period 9 might have piqued your curiosity. This section aims to enlighten you on the significance of Period 9 in Feng Shui and its implications for you.

Understanding Feng Shui Periods

A Feng Shui period is a calendar system segment tracking the movements of major celestial bodies such as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn relative to Earth. Each period spans 20 years, part of an overarching 60-year cycle. The start of Period 9, covering 2024 to 2043, marks a significant transformation unfolding every two decades under the influence of the Right Assistant Star (右弼星). The fiery elemental energy of this star symbolises transformation, innovation, and renewal.

Reflecting on the previous Period 9 that started in 1844, we witnessed revolutionary inventions such as the telegraph and transcontinental railroads. These innovations highlighted the fire element’s role in propelling progress. As we step into the current Period 9, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as the leading force of change – improving connectivity, efficiency, and overall advancement.

As this new era begins, the principles of Imperial Feng Shui become increasingly pertinent, offering essential tools and insights for adapting to upcoming changes. By embracing the opportunities this period brings, Imperial Feng Shui serves as a guide for both personal and collective growth, helping us move through the changing landscape with confidence.

Your Period 9 Feng Shui Checklist

The arrival of Period 9 introduces metaphysical changes to our environments, affecting homes, offices, and retail spaces. Those considering acquiring property in 2024 or thereafter should be aware of the characteristics of a Period 9 property. Consulting an Imperial Feng Shui master can provide valuable insights for making well-informed decisions. Imperial Harvest is dedicated to enhancing your prosperity, success, and well-being through bespoke Feng Shui services from our central location in Singapore. Whether for your personal space, professional environment, or interpersonal relationships, booking a consultation with us opens the door to a wealth of professional Feng Shui insights.

Our Feng Shui services cater to clients both in Singapore and internationally. Our offerings include:

  • Selection of auspicious units for residences,
  • Comprehensive Feng Shui audits for residential or commercial properties,
  • Feng Shui advice for property renovation and design,
  • Choosing auspicious dates for significant occasions,
  • Annual Feng Shui reassessments for continual alignment,
  • Bazi analysis tailored for your team or household members.

Imperial Harvest’s Feng Shui Audit Process

At Imperial Harvest, our Feng Shui audits for homes and offices in Singapore are designed to ensure that your space promotes success in every aspect of life. Our detailed analysis—led by Singapore’s top Feng Shui master, David Goh—includes evaluating energy flow, landform configurations, and more.

Step 1: Assessing the Flow of Qi

By employing the San He or “Three Harmonies” method, we determine how well your home aligns with the surrounding Qi flow. This assessment covers the water mouth’s proximity, the land’s elemental composition, the Yin-Yang balance of Qi outside your residence, your home’s Heavenly Stem, the direction of the main door, and its elemental relationship with the water mouth.

Step 2: Analysing Your Home’s Energy Map

Guided by Master David, our respected Feng Shui Master in Singapore, the San Yuan Xuan Kong Flying Star method assesses the impact of constellations and Jupiter’s orbit on your domicile. This step culminates in bespoke Feng Shui advice to enhance your living environment.

Step 3: Evaluating Compatibility

Applying the Xuan Kong Eight Mansion method, we assign Eight Trigrams to various sections of your home. Matching these with each occupant’s Life Gua facilitates a compatibility evaluation, leading to further refined Feng Shui adjustments.

In addition to these assessments, Master David incorporates San Yuan Qi Men Dun Jia Divination and auspicious date calculations for comprehensive insights into your home.

Contact Imperial Harvest for more insights on harnessing the potential for wealth and prosperity that Period 9 brings.

Imperial Harvest’s expert consultants are always on hand to guide you on your journey and provide you with insights to help you realise your fullest potential. Book a complimentary consultation today or contact us at +65 91221826.

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