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.
Image 11 (circle in red) illustrates a Sha Qi literally known as official hat (官帽煞). Bottom right photo shows an official hat used during the olden times. A distinct trait would be the building top portion resembles a person wearing a hat with two elongated sides. In Feng Shui context, this begets legal issues implication or issues related to government or military. On the other hand, this benefit those working in government or military sectors as it begets promotion instead.
Image 12 illustrates Coffin Sha Qi (棺材煞) as the shape strongly resemble the coffin.
On the bottom right, the trait to identify this is either in the form of semi circle or horizontal cylinder (circle in red). In Feng Shui context, begets a few negative effect on the family members. Possible scenarios such as accident-prone, decrease of fertility and family fortune going downhill.Sha Qi can be viewed from 2 perspectives.
Perspective A: From the window A, house owner line of sight can see the side of the coffin (circle in red).
Perspective B: From building B, house owner able to see the semi circle at the opposite building (red arrow pointing).
Image 13 illustrate a Sha Qi known as the dead end (無尾巷/ 尽头煞). From above photos, these are deem as a dead end as there is no way out after entering. In Feng Shui context, this Sha Qi has the highest impact on houses located at either side of a dead end road. Due to airflow residue where the houses at the dead end will receive negative energy. Instead, houses in the front of this alley will be getting all the goodness in the airflow (Qi). Residents in such situation will be facing different types of challenges in their career or business, health and wealth which will result in nothing accomplished. Magnitude of the effect will depend on following factors:
1. The longer the inroad, the higher the impact.
2. The narrower the road, the greater the effect.In addition, a more precise way to audit would be to stand at the dead end and face outwards. If the road is leading out to the right (refer to photo on the left), it will affect the female family members. If the road is leading out to the left, male family members will be affected instead. Lastly, there are exception where the Sha Qi may be having beneficial instead of harmful effect. Factors that are exceptions:
a. house facing direction and positive energy is coming into front end of the road
b. shorter inroad which in turn minimise the effect
c. width of road is big enough for at least 2 cars width
d. overall environment is conducive and able to receive sunlight which brighten the placeTo conclude, this Sha Qi is not easy to judge by layman as there are multiple factors which can affect the way this is audit. Experienced and meticulous audit is required in such a case as result might be a fruitful one for the house owner. At a minimum standard here, the basic identification shared here would rule out most of the houses that are in ‘bad Feng Shui’.
Image 14 illustrates the scissor Sha Qi (剪刀煞) in the form of a river. It can also be in the form of an incoming road or walkway. For such case, the house (if it is) affected is circled in red. Due to incoming traffic towards the house (e.g. water, cars or human flow), it is disrupting the air flow in the house. In Feng Shui context, family members will will more accident prone.
Image 15 Above photos are known as concave wind Sha Qi (凹風煞). Normally they will establish when a building has 3 enclosed sides. In this scenario, wind flowing into the concave building will either be hovering or swirling around, thus the howling sound. In Feng Shui context, this affect the residents’ health causing anxiety and sleeping quality. In addition, as shown on the right photo, sunlight may not reach some of the rooms due to the way the structure is built. Even a L shape structure is classify as one of them due to the howling sound created.
No. 16Image 16 illustrate the Temple Sha Qi (宮廟煞). It can also be in the form of church, police station, monastery and altar. From the image, the temple is situated very close to the residents. In Feng Shui context, this greatly affect the family fortune, having backstabbers and gossip mongers in workplace.
Image 17 illustrates a Sha Qi known as Yin Sha (陰枯煞). Refer to picture on the left side, residents (circled in red) will be the one affected as this can be view directly from their house. Image 7 (right) shows the actual built up of Sengkang Hospital and nearby affected HDBs. Examples of other negative energy areas or Yin (陰) places are cemetery, funeral parlor, or having lots of withered plants outside main door. Due to nature of these places, they created a tremendous amount of negative energy. In Feng Shui context, this mostly beget family disharmony or relationship problems.
Image 18 illustrate a Sha Qi literally known as ‘having a difficult life’ (坎坷煞). In Feng Shui context, this begets multiple aspects of challenges in one’s career, business, relationships, peers support and wealth. Distinct trait is the uneven surface (circled in red). From above image, this is considered one of the main walkway for residents. In addition, this Sha Qi not only apply to a house exterior. It can also found in the house interior such as floor surface, corridor outside the main door. Lastly, this also affect the houses or HDB situated on an uneven hill slope.
Image 19 illustrate a Sha Qi literally known as ‘horizontal passing water’ (横水). In Feng Shui context, this means leaking wealth unknowingly or failure in accomplishing anything. Residents staying here will be having a hard time saving money due to unforeseen situations. Two characteristics need to co-exist:
1. The water pathway must be running at the back of the house (in this case, behind the kitchen area)
2. The water pathway must be running horizontally to the house itself (in this case, canal running parallel)
Image 20 illustrate the classic Sha Qi known as reverse bow/ sickle (反弓煞/ 鐮刀煞). Outer curve of the river resembles a bow (analogy of bow & arrows) or sickle (used by farmer). This curve shape can be in the form of river, road, overhead bridge and pathway. Residents (circled in red) will be more accident prone and face wealth leaking issues. Those staying in green circle is known as Jade Belt Around the Waist; translating to receiving good fortune in Feng Shui context. Few characteristics to the magnitude of this effect:
1. Distance between river/ road curve and the house. The closer it is, the bigger effect.
2. Flow of the river/ traffic. The faster it is, the bigger effect.
3. Width of the river/ road. The wider it is, the bigger the effect.
4. Quality of the water. If it is dirty, it does not even create the Jade Belt effect.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 talk about “How to Identify Main Door Negative Energy aka Sha Qi (煞气) in Singapore?” To learn more, you can read our article on which are your favorable directions when going house hunting.