Self-Build House: Preliminary Stage
It is quite normal people where I came from self-build their own house.
Being assisted by small scale contractors with ‘enough’ experience and execution in the field, owners working hand-in-hand with contractors to build their dream house within the predefined budget.
I dedicated this article to those of you who would like to self-build your own residence using Feng Shui as the personalization component.
On The Moment We Start…
Before jumping into the design process (space planning, zoning, grouping, etc), there are two key ingredients that we need to gather.
Firstly, we need the occupant data. We need to know their personal data such as date of birth (yes, including the hour of birth) and occupation. We also need to aware which position they hold in the house.
Secondly, we need to gather the physical data. Since the context that we are talking is self-build, it means the land data which consists of the land orientation and the surrounding environment. You may take some pictures as reference for later usage if you ever need them.
Step #1 — Analyzing the Data
After we gather the data, now we want to analyze the data. The first thing that we want to extract from the date of birth is their personal Life Gua. It is a number represents the certain type of energy and we are going to use that as a pinpoint of that person in the house. Read here to know how to count personal Life Gua.
By knowing the Life Gua, then we can plot their 8 Mansions sector. Here are a simple table as a reference, or you can go ahead read this article where you can furthermore read about 8 Mansions simple application. You can lay out the data by creating a 3x3 box with an according direction in each box.
Out of all the 8 boxes, the directions that is favourable is being coloured and the directions that usually we want to avoid (unfavourable) is the rest of the box.
The Favourable Directions
Sheng Qi (Life Generating): the energy that represents productivity.
Tian Yi (Heavenly Doctor): great for supporting health and receiving help for noble people.
Yan Nian (Longevity): establish good relationships with others and romance.
Fu Wei (Stability): being stable and focus.
The Unfavourable Directions
Huo Hai (Mishaps): harbinger of mishaps, loss of wealth, small accidents.
Wu Gui (Five Ghost): the star brings betrayal, gossips, rimours and backstabbing.
Liu Sha (Six Killings): draining ones energy, harbinger of lawsuits, bodily injuries, harms and scandals.
Jue Ming (Life Threatening): if it’s fatal, could bring death, or bankruptcy.
Please note that the notes above are the simplest summary of each sector, but of course not limited only to that.
As for the physical data, all we need to know now is, the land orientation (where is the North-South, East-West) and take note if there’s a ‘bad’ structure around the perimeter. Structure that can be classify ‘bad’ if it has sharp points towards you (your house), for examples transmission tower.
Two main things. The orientation of the land and check the perimeter of the land if there’s a disturbing structure or not.
You could use normal compass to check the direction or we -Practitioners- use Luo Pan. Read here to know more.
Now it’s time to do your part. If, by chance, you are thinking of self-build your house, now is a great time to do the practice.
List out all of the people that’s going to live in the house, find out their date of birth then determine their Life Gua and favourable/unfavourable directions based on 8 Mansions formula.
Unique facts: people that falls under the same group (East Group or West Group), they could mingle together with less problems rather than people from different group. It simply because they see things from different perspective.
It is the end of the Preliminary Stage,
I will list down below any articles that I’ve made as supportive materials for this article. I also will try to make this series compact, concise yet comprehensive so that it will be beneficial to most people.
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