Ask any good Feng shui consultant and they will tell you that there are no fixed cures for all positions in Feng shui. A good Feng shui house for example may be good during the time it was constructed, but in Feng shui everything is fluid. Time and things changes. Unlike science where there are fixed answers to questions that would be consistent and will give the same result over and over, Feng shui does not. But like science, Feng shui gives answers that are very specific, at least for a definite period of time. This is where the Feng shui compass or the lo pan is useful.
Any Feng shui design, decoration and orientation without using the Feng shui compass will only be a design preference. The orientation that are gathered and the designs and the decorations that are spent to follow a Feng shui principle will not give out its maximum effect. For some it would mean very little and with the passage of time it will amount to nothing.
While it is true that there are eight basic compass direction, a Feng shui compass reading goes far beyond that. For example, a Feng shui reading is dependent on time. There are 24 hours in a day and so there are 24 main divisions. A Feng shui’s time frame of effectivity is about 20 years. Multiply that and factor in the number of different floor plan layouts and your answer to different Feng shui house types is actually infinite. Again there are no fixed cures; this is why the Feng shui compass is very important. It’s reading will determine the particular map of energy of a specific type of house or an edifice. Another thing is that the effectivity of Feng shui is diminished and after 20 years, the energy flow that you once enjoyed will now is gone.
It may not come as a surprise then why the harmony, prosperity and well being of the occupants in the house will now be very much altered than what it was 20 years ago. When the particular period has elapsed, it could be a time you will have to re map, do another reading and realign your house to the changed direction of the energy that is flowing.
Feng shui is exact. The answers are all very specific. What makes it confusing though is often the different level of expertise of the practitioners. The effectivity of the Feng shui reading will often depend on the depth of knowledge of the Feng shui consultant that you employ.
A Feng shui consultant who can provide readings and cure in a whiz may not often be the right consultant. When the readings are done without the aid of a Feng shui compass, start asking questions because the effectivity of Feng shui designs hangs largely on the accuracy of the reader.
You can make your own readings too. Feng shui compass reading and by extension, the practice of Feng shui is not really a very difficult art to master what it take is diligence. This way you could be in a better position to know whether your Feng shui consultant is doing a good job or not. In the Internet are many different stores to shop from. Often they are willing to provide help and instruction to their customers.