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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Feng Shui choices when buying a condominium

When you are looking to buy a condominium, your Feng Shui criteria will certainly be different from the criteria of buying a house.

Good Feng Shui is good Feng Shui, and understanding what good energy is made of, will come in handy when you decide to go house hunting.

Add this Feng Shui list to your "must-have" list and you are ready to find that perfect condo.

 

1. Building location and energy.

The energy of the building influences the energy of the apartments in it. Since you have no control over the main entry of the building, be sure to choose wisely. A clean, well-lit main entry of an apartment building in a safe, friendly location is always a wise choice.

Feng shui-wise, you might be wondering which of the main doors can have your lucky feng shui directions: the main door of
your apartment or the main door of the building? The answer is: the main door of your apartment.

Another popular feng shui question: how important are the numbers of the building or condo? Not that important, I assure you. The concept of numbers in feng shui is a highly charged one. Feng shui of number 4 seems to be the one taking most of the hits, all based in a misunderstanding of a cultural interpretation. Number 4 is considered bad in traditional Chinese feng shui because it sounds like "death" in Cantonese.

Furthermore, how would you deal, feng shui-wise, with house numbers that you consider to be bad feng shui?

Let's start with the big picture.

Once you connect deeper to the energy of your home, you begin to understand how the feng shui of
your bedroom, for example, is connected to the state of your health; or how good feng shui at the main entrance strengthens the energy of the whole house

2. APARTMENT LEVEL AND LOCATION

If possible, choose a condo on a higher floor, rather than on a lower level. The feng shui and real estate reasons behind it are obvious: the higher you go, the less condo’s above you, which means lighter energy for your condo. There is also more natural light, as well as a better views.

 

Feng shui-wise, it is best to avoid a condo directly facing the elevator or the staircase doors.

3. FLOOR PLAN AND CHI FLOW

It is very important to check the flow of Chi, or energy before buying a condo/apartment. Later on it might be too expensive, or just plain impossible to make the desired changes for better feng shui.

Do you face a wall as soon as you enter your condo? Do you step into the kitchen right away?

Be sure the Chi either already flows smoothly in the condo, or you can adjust its flow with easy feng shui decor and furniture repositioning.

One of the basic ways to check the energy flow in your home is to imagine Chi, or energy, as water. If water where to flow into your home from the main door, where would it stagnate?

Would the water harmoniously and smoothly flow to all areas of your space, gently refreshing them, or would it rush right out the back door?

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