July 15, 2011
House facing vs Door facing / magnetic
degree vs the affected degree.
My name is Oksana. I am from Moscow, Russia. I have been learning and
practicing feng shui for 10 years. For the past 10 years, through my
daily practice and discussions with my clients and colleagues, I have
accumulated some useful experience that I would like to share with you.
If you have studied feng shui with many Masters you will agree with me
that every Master has not got the same answers for the main questions:
(1) How to determine the facing of the house,
(2) What period should we take Ė the period of moving into the house or
the period of house building, (3)how to distribute the Stars - using the
pie method or using the 9 squares method and
(4) How to make a measurement - should we
measure door itself or 3-5 meters away from the door.
The answers to these questions are very
important, because our advice that we give to our clients and friends
rely on their effectiveness. I think there is no sense to discuss the
theory of what technique is right and what is wrong. The best way to
find an effective technique is through application. If the
technique is effective we will see the results immediately.
Today I am going to discuss one of the main
questions - the technique for measurements.
Example №1 .
A few years ago I met Master Francis Leyau.
During the course, I told Master about my health problem. Master asked
me about the direction of my flat, some questions about my life and he
also asked me to draw the plan of the flat. After that he
the facing of your flat could not be Xin (West-3). It has to be Qian
(NW-2) or Hai (NW-3)". I was surprised because I had measured many
times. I was sure about the results. But Master insisted that I make the
measurements once again, explaining his technique of measuring the door,
it was a way that I did not try before. I had always measured 3-5 meters
away from the entrance because of the influence of the iron door as many
other Masters taught, but Master Leyau asked me to measure at the door
itself which is his special method.
After coming back to Moscow I
tried what Master told and obtained a new direction. It was Hai (NW-3)
Mountain as Master deduced. But there was a 45 degrees difference
between the previous and this new direction! This means a new Flying
Stars chart and a new facing and sitting direction of my flat.
Nevertheless, applying the new chart, I moved my stove, bed and desk.
And within a month I didnít realized initially until one day I noticed
that a part of my previous health problem had disappeared. Moreover,
during this month I received advice from a few good doctors on an
effective medicine that can help me to ease the symptoms of my illness
that I could not find before.
What is the reason for this good and obvious result? I did the same
things as before, the only difference was that I just changed the Flying
Stars chart to a new facing direction. This meant that we can take
measurements even if it was an iron door. But why and how? This
measurement seems to be inaccurate logically.
Two shops selling well-known brands,
belonging to the same owner had big money
problems. She wanted to close them, but decided to try the last chance
and invited me to help her to improve the situation.
Measurements 2-3 meters away from the entrances
were unstable. Sometimes the needle showed Wei (SW-1), sometimes - Ding
(S-3). In more cases it was Wei (SW-1). The facing measurement of the
first shop' s door was 210 degree - Wei (SW-1). The facing measurement
of the second shop' s door was 195 degree - Ding (S-3). Thus the
measurements of these two shop's doors (entrances) have 15 degrees
difference and they are from the two different Gua. Though they are
located in one building, on one straight facing line, these two doors
were made of one and the same material in the same factory and they were
fixed at the same time. Unbelievable, but that is the fact.
I decided to join the two shops , making the
arch throughway in the wall between them and make new facing Ding door,
remade it from the window. I selected a good date for the Three Sha
sitting (2010 year) and at the appointed
hour the workers to started
making a new entrance and an arch throughway.
days the renovation was done. The shops were opened again on a good day.
In one month after the shop opening, the income increased and the owner
said that relations between people became much better - no quarrels,
gossips and thefts. Now the income continues to rise.
followed the measurement not by the door but far from the entrances, the
facing would not change and it would remain Wei (SW-1). As a result this
renovation works in May 2010 with annual and monthly 5 Yellow on the
South-West facing could have caused big problems immediately after new
The door is the membrane
between outer and inner world, between Yin and Yang. In Yang feng shui
the door divides outer natural environment (the sun, rain, snow, wind,
rivers and mountains) which is Yang and Yin - inner space of the rooms,
which hides us from that aggressive environment. In Yin feng shui the
gravestone is the membrane, which divides the outer side of life and the
inner side of death. As a result, the door and the gravestone are the
only borders that divide and join two worlds. That means that we have
to take the measurement of the main door and the gravestone taking into
consideration their placement and material.
I donít insist that you believe me. Just check and try.
Experience is the best adviser.
1. First question:
What exactly we are measuring?
You probably know there is more than one North.
3)Map North or Grid North and
All these Northís have different locations. For
example, True North, according to Wikipedia,
is "the point in the northern hemisphere where the Earth's axis
of rotation meets the Earth's surface". We can
find the Astronomical North by reference to the Pole , Magnetic North
now is near Ellef Ringnes Island, Canada. This particular Magnetic North
we can see on our Lopan on the Earth plate of 24 Mountains and we can
measure it by a magnetic needle. I have told "now" because Magnetic
North is always moving, about 60-80 kilometers daily. This theory proves
that we cannot just look at the map and determine the magnetic direction
of the house, because Map North and Magnetic North are not the same
(especially in Moscow).
2. Second question: Are
all the measurements be the same ?
Think about it logically, for example, 2 persons
are standing in one line not far from each other and measuring using
Lopan, will they necessarily get the same degree?
Let's look at the picture.
Example № 2.
Master Leyau showed us this place during
practical at one of his classes. You can see a few prepared places for
the graves. If you look closer at the bases of the tombstones, you can
see that they are not in the same line, but they do have the same degree
of facing when measured. The distance between the tombstones/graves is
about 1-2 meters. That means that in order to have the same degree of
facing for the different tombstones, Master had to tilt each tombstone.
From this example you can see that even if we are on the same line, with
a short distance between the measurement points, we can still get
different degrees on the same line facing one direction.
3. Third question:
What is the reason for the difference in measurements?
First reason can be local Magnetic deviation,
which can appear because of the mineral deposits of the iron oxide or
rocks or even because of the rivers or underground water in the
vicinity. In other words, the environment of each particular place on
the Earth can make different magnetic deviation and it can change our
A second reason of the deflection of the needle
is the electromagnetic influence or magnetic interference from metal
elements inside the doors, walls of the buildings, alarm, and cables.
That is why we can have different degrees even with just 20-50
centimeters difference in position. Many Masters say that this influence
is not natural; we should avoid it, and take measurements as far away as
possible. But it means we will never take measurements in the city
because we cannot be sure either we got this measurement due to the
metal constructions influence or due to magnetic field influence.
Article by Oksana