While looking for an apartment, Jill can you explain the Feng Shui appeal of a higher floor?
[Jill Lander] When selecting a floor, we assess the external environment. It is always considered better Feng Shui to live on or above the 9th floor. In urban Feng Shui, the loss of energy is an important consideration. Energy can dissipate due to an excess of energy being drawn from any property by the roadways especially a fly over for example. Also, light is a huge consideration, and usually lower floors receive less light in comparison to higher floors.
However, it is common knowledge that lower floor units do cost less. So if the upper floors are out of your budget and yet you are drawn to a particular apartment block, it is also good Feng Shui to take into consideration your personal elemental requirements and look for as much support as possible when choosing a lower floor unit.
Each number 1-9 relates to an element. For example, the first floor of any building usually relates to the element of water so if you require and your luck benefits from water this can be entirely acceptable. Provided the external formations and environment balances do not exhaust the water energy, for instance, if there is a car park directly below the unit.
Many folks in Hong Kong inhabit tall skyscrapers, but there are also people who live in stand-alone homes here. Jill, if the house under consideration is an independent home, what Feng Shui tips should the prospective buyers keep in mind?
[Jill Lander] Yes, many people are choosing to live a little further out of the city to gain greater space and more bang for their dollar. Stand-alone properties are called “landed properties” and can be highly desirable and offer good Feng Shui. You would do well to keep in mind some basic tips when purchasing a landed property.
For instance, you should make sure you have an open space in front of the main door, as this is where the main Chi energy of the home will collect.
Further, if the property is located at the bottom of a hill, you should make note of the gradient of the road. When the road slopes gently towards the property, this is good for business. However, if the road is higher and plunges steeply towards the property, this transforms into an aggressive form of energy and losses or ill health may incur.
A gradient with an upward formation from the property that is not too steep will help maintain stability and may indicate the residents would do very well in terms of harnessing recognition and personal power.