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18th August 2008

 

Qi Zhen Ba Fa

"Strange Needle Eight Methods"

 
         
 

Most people who owns a Chinese Luopan 羅盤 nowadays uses it for Feng Shui measurement of directions. Other than using the luopan to measure directions, ancient Feng Shui masters also documented eight types of behaviour of the luopan needle, known as Qi Zhen Ba Fa 奇針八法 or literally “Strange Needle Eight Methods”.

The behaviour of the luopan needle during a Feng Shui audit in a house will indicate certain situations or conditions of the house with regard to the ground it is sitting on.

The eight types of needle behaviour or Eight Needles are:

1. Swivelling Needle or Tang Zhen 搪針
2. Floating Needle or Dui Zhen 兌針
3. Sinking Needle or Chen Zhen 沉針
4. Rotating Needle or Zhuan Zhen 轉針
5. Pitching Needle or Tou Zhen 投針
6. Opposite Needle or Ni Zhen 逆針
7. Side Needle or Ce Zhen 側針
8. Correct Needle or Zheng Zhen 正針

The following are description of the behaviour of the luopan needle and its effect on the people living in the house.

1. Swivelling Needle or Tang Zhen 搪針
Needle is swaying left and right and could not stop moving. There are strange rocks buried underneath the house. People staying in the house will suffer calamity or disaster. If needle is moving at these Xun, Si or Bing 巽巳丙 mountain, there are old or antique objects buried 9 feet underground; staying in such a place will produce women who like drinking and sex, poor lonely widows or witches.

2. Floating Needle or Dui Zhen 兌針
Needle tip floats upwards. Good spirit (Yin Qi) is present. If it is not one’s ancestors, then it could be a good deity hanging around the house.

3. Sinking Needle or Chen Zhen 沉針
Needle tip sinks downwards. Evil spirit (Yin Qi) is present. Spirit or ghost previously died of injustice or unnatural death is around. This will cause people living in the house to feel unwell.

4. Rotating Needle or Zhuan Zhen 轉針
Needle is rotating nonstop. Evil spirit with deep hatred is hovering around nonstop. People living in this house will face injury or harm.

5. Pitching Needle or Tou Zhen 投針
Needle is pitching up and down nonstop. It floats halfway up and sinks halfway down. The ground below have old buried tombs. Staying in such a place will surely face sad events and have to guard against lawsuit or gossips.

6. Opposite Needle or Ni Zhen 逆針
Needle cannot come to the centerline or slanted to one side. People staying here will become disobedient and it is bad for people and wealth. Such a place has no feng shui at all to talk about.

7. Side Needle or Ce Zhen 側針
Needle has come to rest but could not stay on the centerline. This ground is suitable for a temple, not suitable for living people to stay.

8. Correct Needle or Zheng Zhen 正針
Needle is steady and is not slanted in anyway. This ground is normal and subsequently can be assessed further for feng shui.

So the next time you do a Feng Shui audit and any time the needle behave in one of the eight ways in the house, do take note and advice your client accordingly.

 

By Cyril Quah

"The Feng Shui Connoisseur"

August 18, 2008

 
         
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