When a property, building, house is built i.e. completed, it captures the energy prevailing at that time within the space of the property. The Xuan Kung school of feng-shui has devised a system known as the Nine Palaces to make the invisible energy within a property visible. Amazing huh!
The system requires a chart called a geomantic chart to be constructed using:
- The year the property was completed. If the property was completed in January or February, it is essential to know the exact date of completion. Otherwise, the year will suffice.
- The facing direction as identified in step 3
- The back-facing a.k.a. mountain direction which is the opposite direction of the facing direction
How to Construct a Geomantic Chart
I suggest obtaining Eva Wong’s A Master Course in Feng-Shui which contains all the necessary formulae and tables that are necessary to construct the geomantic chart although you can peruse Wiki Feng-shui. I haven’t gone through the wiki material and cannot vouch for its accuracy.
- Determine the Chinese cycle that the property was completed. You will need to know the year that the property was completed. If the property was completed in January or February, it is essential to know the exact date of completion. Otherwise, the year will suffice. Once you have the (western calendar) year/date, you will need to identify which Chinese cycle that falls under.
- Set up the Earth Base of the chart.
- Fill in the Mountain stars of the chart
- Fill in the Facing stars of the chart
- Orientate the chart and identify the Facing Palace (remember that this system is known as Nine Palaces)
Practice makes perfect! Wong’s book has plenty of examples and exercises with solutions for your practice. Or there could be a website or computer programme that could generate the chart. But, it really does help to learn the mechanics of how to do it yourself before relying on a computer printout.
Generating the geomantic chart is one of the most important steps in a feng-shui reading.
Eva Wong, A Master Course in Feng-Shui