Taking direction of your house without using compass is
not only possible but is much more accurate than any Luo Pan
or Compass. This is possible with the use of technology.
This has make
online feng shui consultation possible and in fact this method
provide a much more accurate measurement than using the Luo
Pan. Using the Luo Pan, feng shui master often have difficulty
in taking the measurement because of electro-magnetic
interference of the environment, the variation in building
construction and the environment.
A drawing board,
ruler and a pencil are all that you need to take the shadow of
the sun. The only set-back is a sunny day is needed. Below is
a sample exercise done by one of my client completely by
himself. My client needed to do is placed the drawing board
square-on the glass window and traced the shadow of the sun.
The date and time the shadow was taken needed to be noted. The
rest of the calculation is done by me.
technology, I have to find out the location of this property
in term of the latitude and longitude, the location of the sun
and the magnetic declination of the location at the time the
shadow was taken.
In the above
case the data was as follow:
1) the location
is 3° 12.39' N and 101° 36.39'
2) the location of the Sun from location is 295° 42' 59.1"
3) the magnetic declination is -0.16°
From the above
data, I can ascertain that the direction that the window
(indicated by the arrow in layout plan) is facing 243.556°. In
fact no Luo Pan or compass can measure a direction to such
In fact when I
conduct on-site consultation, I always use this method to
double check against my Luo Pan's reading and very often such
accuracy is needed when I need to use the 384 sub-sectors of
the Luo Pan for effective result.
Note : This
method is taught at my advanced feng shui class.