How To Choose a Property

Whether you are buying property for your own occupation or investment, it is a big decision that warrants much deliberation and research.  Feng Shui is becoming an increasingly popular and important consideration; and a great majority of house purchasers consult a Feng Shui Consultant prior to making a purchase decision So how do you determine whether a particular house is suitable for you?

One of the basic methods of house selection is to choose a house with Facing Direction that is favourable to you. The Facing Direction is the direction in which the house faces. This is usually indicated by the facing direction of the Main Door. But for terrace houses in Malaysia, the Main Door facing sometimes does not face the same direction as the front of the house. In this case, you need to take the front of the house as the Facing Direction. It is a little bit more complicated for Apartment and Condominium. For high rise buildings, if the unit is located from the ground floor to the ninth floor, the Facing Direction of the building is taken as the Facing Direction of the unit. On the other hand, for units that are located on the 10th floor and above, the facing direction of the balcony or the biggest window is taken as the Facing Direction of the unit.  

According to Eight Mansion Feng Shui, people are divided into Two Groups; the East Group and the West Group. Each group has four directions which are favorable to them and four directions which are unfavourable to them. Once you know which group you belong to, you will be able to know which directions that are good for you. In fact this information can also be used for your sitting position as well as your sleeping directions.

How do you know which group you belong to? You could either pay for the services of a Feng Shui Consultant or, you can use this method, which I will be sharing with you for free. First of all, you need to calculate your Kua Number and then refer to the attached table. You will be able to determine your Favourable and Unfavourable Directions. Isn’t this simple?

First you need to know how to calculate your Kua Number. In order to calculate your Kua Number, you need your year of birth, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. You need to know whether you are born before or after the Chinese Lunar New Year. For example, for 2008, the Lunar New year is on 7th Feb 2008. So if you are born on or after 7th February 2008, you are considered born in 2008. But if you are born in before that date, your year of birth is considered to be 2007. If you do not know which is the Lunar New Year on the year you are born, you could refer to the attached table which shows the Lunar New Year for the past 50 years.

After you determine your year of birth according to the Lunar Calendar, what you need to do is to add the last two digits together until you get a single digit number. For example, if you are born in 1978; you will get 7 + 8 = 15; and then 1 + 5 = 6. If you are a male; you take 10 minus that number that you have just calculated; which is 10 – 6 = 4. Thus your Kua Number is 4. Isn’t this simple and easy.

For a female, take the number calculated from the year of birth and add5. Thus if you are a female born in 1978. You will get 7 + 8 = 15; 1 + 5 = 6; 5 + 6 = 11; 1 + 1 = 2. Thus your Kua Number is 2.   

Lets take another example. For a male born in the year of 1986. The calculation is 8 + 6 = 14; 1 + 4 = 5; 10 – 5 = 5. Thus his Kua Number is 5. Now, can you try to calculate the Kua Number of a female born in the year of 1986; her Kua Number is 1. Did you get it right?

Please note that the above formula is only valid for those who are born before year 2000. For those who are born in year 2000 and above, you need to use 9 (instead of 10) minus the remaining number from the year of birth if you are male. For females you need to add the number with 6 instead of 5.

So for a male born in 2002; you will get 0 + 2 = 2; 9 -2 = 7. Your Kua Number if 7. For a female born in 2002, her Kua Number is 8.

Once you know your Kua Number, you can refer to the attached table to determine what your Good Directions are and what are your Bad Directions.

Those with Kua Numbers 1, 3, 4 & 9 belong to the East Group. Those with Kua Numbers 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 belong to the West Group. For an East Group person, North, South, Southeast and East are Good Directions; while West, Northwest, Northeast and Southwest are Bad Directions. On the other hand, West, Northwest, Northeast and Southwest are the Good Directions for a West Group person. While North, South, Southeast and East are Bad Directions.

When you want to purchase a house, you must find a house that faces one of your Good Direction. For example, if you are a Kua 1 person, you should buy a house which faces North, South, Southeast or East, as these are your Good Direction. It will be the best if you could get a house which faces your Wealth Direction. If the house is facing your Total Loss Direction or Six Killings Direction; this house would be deemed un-suitable for you.

Does this mean that a couple belonging to different groups will have to live in different houses? Of course not. What you should do is to ensure that the house does not face the Total Loss or the Six Killing Directions of either party. For example; if the husband is a Kua 1 person and wife is a Kua 8 person. Southwest is the husband’s Total Loss Direction and Northwest is his Six Killings Direction. On the other hand, Southeast is the Total Loss Direction of the wife and East is her Six Killings Direction. Thus this couple should not choose a house that faces Southwest, Northwest, Southeast and East. The directions that they should consider are South, North, West and Northeast. If a house faces the above directions, it will be more beneficial to one party than the other. But most importantly, it is not detrimental to either party as it does not face their respective Total Loss and Six Killings Direction.

This is just one of the methods we utilise for house selection. In next issue, I will be sharing with you other methods which you can use to select your home or investment property.