Hi guys, I'm wondering what method of Chi distribution is the most common? I think I favor using the Pie form, over the Lo Shu grid for greater accuracy, however after reading some of Lillian's books, I see that she is a fan of demarcating according to room layout, where the chi of each number is trapped in each room, or in some cases, a broom closet! This is drastically different from the first two, yet implied that it is what she and other Master's use. Any ideas? In the back of my Pd 8 home, which faces E1 at 80 degrees, I have a kitchen for two thirds of the layout from left to right with the other third being a sunroom. Right in the middle, is a 3x1 ft broom closet! Under this method, my very asupicious double 8 mountain, 8 water star in the East, paired with the Period star of 6, gets trapped in their. Please advise??
For me the correct way to fly the charts is to use the Pie Chart method. The reason is that the sectors of the Lou Pan is also in pie chart. To determine the Chi distribution, you need to get the facing direction of the house in degrees. Due to the construction of the building, the facing degree may vary from one house to the next. By standing in the Min Tang of the house and facing out, you rotate the Lou Pan's dial until the needle is in line with the N-S indicator.The facing direction is the reading of the dial in front of the Lou Pan. After that you can mark the heaven void lines of the 8 palaces. The pie chart will rotate clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the degrees taken.
If you use the grid method, you may not be able to determine the angle of rotation as the grid lines are always drawn in perpendicular to the building. I have never seen anybody drawing an angled grid before.
Please note that with the pie chart method drawn with the 24 mountain axis, you can also determine the external chi and the 4 Weak Points of the house. This Sha Chi will affect the house based on the rotation of the Tai Sui and the occupants living inside.
I use the pie wedge method and I take into account the rooms. Qi flow must respond to walls and doors, so for a room that falls let us say 80-90% within a palace we may pretty much disregard the influence of the other small sector(s). If a room is largely split between several sectors we must consider them all. And that is confounding
Don't despair. The situation may not be nearly as bad as you think.