3 Crucial Feng Shui To Do’s Before Moving In

Feng Shui veteran and global authority on Chinese Metaphysics, Dato’ Joey Yap, shares logical metaphysics insights for homeowners about to set foot into their new abode.

People often mistake certain cultural practices and spiritual rites for authentic Feng Shui.

This is understandable since Feng Shui underlines many Chinese customs, making it difficult to distinguish between superstition or religion from practical house-moving to-do’s.

When it comes to moving house, Feng Shui cares about aligning Heaven, Earth and Man – in other words, timing, environment and human activity.

Living room. Picture: pixabay

Here are some ways to go about it:

#1 Select A Good Date

Choosing the right day and hour to move into your new home not only helps ensure the process is smooth sailing, but it also improves your living experience there.

Selecting the ideal moving-in date begins with crossing out all the bad ones, though you’d probably want to enlist the help of a professional Feng Shui consultant for best results.

Moving into your new home at the perfect time affords you a better, more harmonious domestic experience. Picture: Pixabay

The fundamental step is to avoid any day or hour that Clashes with your year of birth and house sitting direction. To be clear, your home’s sitting direction is the exact opposite of your house’s façade.

As Clashes denote unnecessary challenges or conflicts, moving in during those times can lead to you constantly wrestling with domestic issues, such as increased family arguments or recurring house leakages.

For example, someone born during a Rat year or moving into a home with a North sitting direction (also a Rat direction) will want to avoid Horse days and hours, since Horse Clashes with Rat.

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#2 Ensure Proper Qi Circulation

No house is perfect, so homeowners may be compelled to do a little renovation to elevate its interior environment before moving in.

A claustrophobic, dimly-lit home generally doesn’t score many Feng Shui points, hence an interior overhaul may be wise to avoid the negative effects such living conditions will cause. Picture: Pixabay

From a Feng Shui perspective, cramped spaces disrupt the flow of Qi negatively. Meanwhile, areas that are poorly lit are havens for excessive Yin Qi, which has adverse effects on the occupant’s emotional state and health.

See if your about-to-be new home needs a wall broken down or a window to be installed, for example, to improve spaciousness and boost natural lighting respectively.

In rooms where natural lighting is impossible, you can opt for manmade light sources as an alternative.

Truthfully, these are the only two main Feng Shui considerations to take note of BEFORE moving in.

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Still, the next point is worth mentioning:

#3 Activate The Qi Of Your New Home

Interestingly, you’re going to naturally activate the Qi of your entire home, even if it wasn’t on purpose. Once you’ve made use of your home’s main door, kitchen and bedroom for the very first time, this phenomenon will be triggered.

Believe it or not, the very first meal you cook and/or dine on at home plays a fundamental part in activating the Qi of your new home. Picture: Pixabay

In practical terms, you activate your home’s Qi after you’ve first entered your house, cooked your first meal and slept in your new bed.

These specific human activities matter because they take place in the three most important locations of any house. The main door is the primary point where the Qi from the environment enters your home. Your bedroom is where you rest and recharge. Finally, your kitchen is where you produce nourishment to get you through your day.

All of them obviously have a great influence on your overall wellbeing – and will be used frequently – which is precisely why they pose such significance from a Feng Shui perspective.

This article is written by Team Joey Yap.