Measurement with the Luo Pan
The compass' magnetic needle is very sensitive to metal and other detrimental effects within the direct vicinity.
For exact results interferences must be avoided. Any kind of metal in heaters, doors, elevators, jewellery, belt
buckles but also cars, fences, garage doors etc. could have an impact to the compass' accuracy. Even a mobile
phone - when in immediate nearness - can affect the measurement. To be on the safe side, you should measure
more than once.
The magnetic needle always points in a northwards direction. In order to determine the exact position, align
the magnetic needle with the red line by turning the Luo Pan's rotary disk. The tip of the needle (arrow) has
to be exactly between the two lines. The spirit level on the Luo Pan indicates, whether or not you are holding
the compass correctly. The air bubble should be exactly centred when holding the spirit level vertically and
horizontally. With the help of the red nylon thread (cross hairs) you can read off the grades and all the formulas
The Luo Pan enables the user to find propitious lines such as streams of jewellery or inauspicious lines of
emptiness. Furthermore, you can see on the Luo Pan which directions deliver propitious Qi on the properties
or premises and even which directions the Qi should better run off as set in and a lot more.
left picture :
The entrance of the building is first measured from the outside with the Luo Pan.
right picture :
An ideal alignment with a well-placed building is going to bring propitious Qi to the building.
The Chinese Feng Shui compass - Application and History
The skilful handling with the most important tool of a Feng Shui expert, the Luo Pan compass, is going to make
the overall scheme of formulas more accessible and is also going to allow you to get a better and deeper
understanding when analysing. And on top of that, the history of the Luo Pan and the origin of each ring
on the Luo pan are explained. Contents: all the single dynasties and their Feng Shui masters, how to measure
correctly with the compass, how it is measured, guidelines when measuring, examples and their applications,
observations of the surroundings, mountains, early and late skies and the water, Yin and Yang Feng Shui,
3 different types of the Luo Pan, history and application of the "San Yuan" Luo Pan and the "San He" Luo Pan,
the combined Luo Pan "Zhong He", the 24 mountains, the 3 rings of the San He Luo Pan, valuation and meaning,
robbery mountain, simple identification of the lines of death and emptiness, each individual ring and the importance
of each ring.
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