Sometimes called 'the Pa-kua school' or 'the Eight Mansions' this application of Feng Shui uses the Chinese Lo-Pan compass to measure the alignment of a building.
For instance, in an Eight Mansions Feng Shui Consultation you can locate your most auspicious directions and locations within a building. It can then help you to attract wealth, locate your bed and stove, set up your home office, etc, according to the directional energy the building 'receives' and the specific needs you have (according to your goals and your year of birth). Eight Mansions Feng Shui allows each person to be set uniquely. In particular, because the Eight Mansions Feng Shui is so 'people focused' it shows you how to set yourself up to attract positive relationships and bring harmony into your home.
Eight Mansions Feng Shui is very focused around Feng Shui Astrology. For instance, a female born after February 4 1980 will be a 4 kua person so her best direction is the North, then South, then the East and then the South East. Her worst directions will be the North East, then West, then South West and last is North West. You can get this information in our Feng Shui Toolkit. From this the practitioner inspects which items of the house are working in the clients favour and which should be changed or adapted.
Then, there are the auspicious and inauspicious directions for each person who lives there with the challenge of how to set everyone up as well as possible.
The aim of this interpretation is to position a person into locations and directions that are 'auspicious' for them and avoid the directions and locations that are inauspicious.
This interpretation of Feng Shui can be very useful because it is well known fact that directional influence plays a large bearing upon the energy of people.
For instance, there is a long standing history in Feng Shui whereby a person may have only moved their bed direction but after that, everything worked out. Alternatively, sitting at a work desk and being 'off with the pixies' or unable to concentrate is a well known phenomena and problem - solved with Feng Shui.
This is the power of the eight mansions' theories.
However, there are also deeper aspects to consider in conjunction with the Eight Mansions and some of these are the Flying Stars interpretations simply because: if the Eight Mansions shows that the North sector is good for you but there is a conflict with the Flying Stars Method then a Feng Shui practitioner may re-think how they would set you up and to face your most powerful direction (the North direction)...
Like most Feng Shui studies Eight Mansions Feng Shui is a really deep study. That's what makes real Feng Shui so exciting especially when we move into advanced Feng Shui theories and practices.