1. Sha Qi mostly applies to the house when they can be viewed (line of sight) from their house windows. Right approach is to stand 3 to 5 steps away from the window and identify the Sha Qi. A typically wrong way of doing this is by stretching your neck out of the window and actively searching for them.
2. Sha Qi only applied to those houses surrounding it, does not apply to those who resides in there unless mentioned.
3. The Sha Qi impact highly dependent on distance from the sight, width of the road/ river and the height of it. A general rule of thumb is the further it is, the less beget the effect.
There can be a few Sha Qis based on image 1 depending on Feng Shui master’s perspective. First, these pointed red roofs are literally known as fire-prone (招火煞) (fire element) . In Feng Shui context, this begets the house owner house is prone to fire breakouts. Alternatively, the roofs can also represent birds beaks which begets rumors or gossips for the house owner. A third way of looking at is it represents a sea of red mountains (fire) due to the shape and color. If a house owner’s individual Bazi required fire element, this may in fact benefit him/ her if stayed in that house. As you can read, these are 3 different ways of viewing from the same picture!
No. 2From the window, if you can spot similar sights above which they are known as backstabber Sha Qi (小人探头煞). They represent a person head peeking out from behind. In Feng Shui context, it begets rumors and gossips from peers who are out to create challenges/ issues for you.
On images 3 & 4, these Sha Qi are known as medicine bottles Sha Qi (药罐煞) due to their resemble. In Feng Shui context, this beget house owner prone to falling sick which result in eating medicine given by doctor. In current modern HDB, they have built a barricade to cover such sights (seen in image 3). However, you can still find such sights during overseas purchase. Image 4 illustrates another form of the Sha Qi. These water tanks are familiar to those who stayed near a water plant or factory.
No. 4 & 5
Above image illustrates 2 different perspectives. A house that is directly facing the opposite building’s corner which is deem as a sharp knife towards it (壁刀煞/ 对角煞). In Feng Shui context, this begets the family members will be accident-prone or face mishaps when outside. Perspective 1 (Refer to arrow 1): This Sha Qi applies to owners staying in building A. They will be having this beget effect due to the edge (壁刀煞) from the front building. Perspective 2 (Refer to arrow 2): From the location of where this photo is taken, the distance between sharp edge (对角煞) and photographer is too far to pose any threat. If this is taken from a house, then the owner should not be worry over this. The effect will be worst for building A owners than this house where the photographer is standing.
Houses that are having road directly coming in is known as direct collision Sha Qi (路冲煞 or 枪煞). Considered as one of the worst and best to avoid. In Feng Shui context, begets implication in quite a few factors. Examples are accident, wealth loss, legal case, early death, health problems and downturn fortune. Due to oncoming traffic flow towards the house, it causes imbalance of Qi in the house. There are ways to gauge magnitude of this impact without causing too worries. First is to gauge distance between road and the house. From image 6, they are quite near to each other which causes a higher adverse effect. Only separator are the short bushes. Second, which section of the house is facing the road. In above scenario, the kitchen area is getting the highest Sha Qi impact. In Feng Shui context, kitchen represent female house owner and this effect will impact them the most. Third, length and width of the road. The longer the straight road, the higher the impact. The narrower the road, the greater the effect. Worst scenario of such a house is having your main door facing the road directly.
Above rooftop is known as ladder Sha Qi (刀梯煞) in Feng Shui term. In Feng Shui context, family member will be accident prone. In addition, this Sha Qi can especially found in a multi-storey house. They are identified by staircase where the side is been exposed.
Image 8 show a Sha Qi which affect the house owners staying in the building. This is classified as a standalone apartment where there are no surrounding buildings or any mountain behind. In Feng Shui context, known as isolated Sha Qi (孤峰煞). This beget no support from peers and prone to having unfilial descendants or the descendants will be staying faraway. Especially for young families, chances of fertility rate will decrease. The higher the building, the bigger the Sha Qi impact.
Image 9 illustrates centipede Sha Qi (蜈蚣煞) in the form of antenna. Also can come in the form of water pipes with small pipes from the sides or some wire frame structure sticking to the side of a building. In Feng Shui context, family members’ health and relationships will be affected. Possible scenarios will be quarreling or poor career prospect.
Image 10 illustrates two examples of Sha Qi known as Heavenly Chop (天斬煞). In modern architecture design, this is commonly seen and is known as Venturi effect. Aim is to create wind draft for inner buildings as it guides the air flow through the space between two outer buildings. In Feng Shui context, this begets implication in health issues such as operations or accidents. There are few ways to gauge the impact. First, the buildings gap must be narrow to create an impact. Second, buildings gap distance must be close to your house. Third, there must not be any building on the opposite end blocking the wind flow. 2 examples to illustrate. In image 10, the photo on the right does not post any impact as the gap is too wide and far from the white building behind. On the left photo, this pose an impact due to the distance and gap. Hope the photos clarifies the ways to gauge such a Sha Qi.
Hopefully, above sights shared will give you ways to identify and gauge their respective impact. This would give the owner some guidelines to look out during next house hunting or basic information to converse with your Feng Shui master. Next, we will continue on part 2 of the top 20 negative energy aka Sha Qi in Singapore.
To learn more on house hunting, you can read our article on finding your favorable directions during house hunting.