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A traditional Feng Shui Audit done by a `qualified' Feng Shui Master would normally consists of the following 11 steps:-
Some of the steps may vary depending on the habit of the Feng Shui Master but in general, it remains almost the same.
1. Inspect the front and back of the building in relation to the surroundings. Look for a dragon hill in the EAST and a lower tiger hill in the West. It will be most auspicious if the dragon and tiger embraces each other.
2. Use a Lupan to assess the direction of the main door entrance while standing inside the house.
3. Ask for the Age of the building and draw up a Flying Star Chart. Check for any happenings or unusual history of the building e.g. suicides i.e. hanging etc. (if applicable)
4. Analayse the Flying Star Chart to determine the prosperity of the building in relation to it's physical surroundings and the water and mountain stars. (A Flying Star Chart can either be a 20 year analysis or a yearly analysis chart. A yearly analysis simply means that it is for a year and it will not be accurate for the next year or so.)
5. Get a copy of the building floor plan from the owner and start inspecting the internal of the home.
6. Apply the Flying Star Chart to the floor plan to check for the prosperous mountain and water stars. Also determine this in relation to the entrance, open spaces (if any), the living, dining, kitchen, bedrooms, toilets and storerooms etc. Note down any physical shars in any of these locations.
7. Check where the bad stars 5 and 2 fall? Hopefully they fall in the toilet or storeroom. If not, note down which room it falls first for later analysis.
8. Look out of windows to locate any physical shars. Note this down.
9. Based on the above findings, come up with a plan or suggestion on the best placement of e.g. beds, layouts or arrangements of furniture etc. If there are any adverse situtations, provide advice to neutralise the shar.
10. Advise on colours and special interior decors required.
11. Make a full Feng Shui Audit Report.
Please note that the above is ONLY a guideline. Feng Shui Home Audits may vary with individual Feng Shui practioners. Before engaging a Feng Shui Auditor, always ask them questions like which Feng Shui `technique' he/she is using. The BEST Feng Shui tools are those who are especially knowledgeable in the Shapes and Form School and the Flying Star Theory, the 4 Symbolic Animals and the 5 elements. (There are more, but these are the most important principles in assessing a home.)
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Please note that I am in no way connected with the company but have enjoyed using this particular brand of compass as the compass has good mass and easy to use.
If I am not mistaken, the one have comes in a black plastic protective cover. Cost approximately US$100 or less. There ia another model that comes in aluminium die cast body. I think this one costs more. Maybe US$150 (not sure the price).
1. We recommend that all users use an ordinary compass instead of using a Chinese Luopan to determine your main door for their home or office or university. Click here to find out quite a good compass which I find easy to use and reliable.
For the following reasons:
a. Internationally, it is easier to purchase an ordinary compass. All inputs at Geomancy.net is specific to an ordinary compass.
b. The Chinese Luopan needle and reading is South-North orientation. There maybe additional confusion as you need to understand the facing and sitting concept. The reading if done in a Luopan have to be rotated 180 degrees to match the standard North-South compass direction. Our website have the final result orientated in the standard ordinary compass direction (North-South). So using a normal compass to obtain the centerpoint will ensure that you do not make any mistake in finding your main door direction.
2. Many mordern buildings have re-enforced steel and standing too close e.g. to a column may affect the reading. Where possible stand at least 1 metre away.
Because of this it is always recommended that you test your compass for any deviation in the North direction when taken inside the house, outside the house or outside the building.
If there are deviations, you should compensate for the deviation by noting down how much the compass deviate when taken indoors as compared to outdoors. The correct reading should be taken as the one outside your home.
Before finding out your frontage/facing of the house, you should first determine the following whether you are applying Feng Shui for Interior or Exterior:-
1. For a Landed Property (ie Bungalow, Semi-Detach, Terrace house)
2. For a Apartment / Building / Flat
Here it is important to know that Flying Star can be applied on a Micro level (ie just the apartment within the entire building), or a Macro level (ie the plot of land). So depending on the situation, you should apply the correct measures.
Since we are focusing on Home owners.
1. If you are doing a Feng Shui assessment of an Apartment in the Building / Flat
Depending on your interior layout plan, the facing direction is based on the sector that has most yang qi (ie main door or facing direction depending on where is the yang qi).
2. If you are doing a Feng Shui assessment of a Landed Property
Depending on your interior layout plan, you can choose the frontage of the house (usually by the house frontage or living room view), or the main door which you enter depending on where the yang qi is.
Part 1 - Facing direction of a home by Master Cecil Lee
Part 2 - Facing direction of a home by Master Cecil Lee