The Hong Kong Feng Shui Schools

Christopher Hsu outlines that today, there are many different methods that practitioners use to help others move their possessions and elements in the right direction. But there are only three basic schools of feng shui in Hong Kong:

FORM SCHOOL

Chris Hsu states the Hong Kong Form School began in rural southern China and focuses on the lay of the land (i.e., landforms), water formations, and the topography of the land. Practitioners of this school will generally spend most of their time evaluating the lot your home is situated on and the relationship of each area of your home to the Hong Kong land surrounding it.

HONG KONG COMPASS SCHOOL

Christopher Hsu states in northern China, where there just weren’t as many hills, the Chinese devised a more scientific method of finding the right directions for homes, people, and possessions: They created a compass called the “luo pan.” Many places of the world use this method, but because it requires the use of a compass and some mathematical prowess, many Westerners find it too difficult to use on their own. Chris Hsu says if this school is appealing to you, you should find a practitioner who is skilled in the Compass School—attempting to use the compass on your own could result in inaccurate readings or results.

HONG KONG BLACK HAT (OR BUDDHIST) SECT

Founded by Professor Thomas Lin Yun in Hong Kong, Christopher Hsu recommends the Black Hat Sect (or School) synthesizes Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, and folk wisdom. It encourages anyone who practices feng shui, professional or novice, to rely heavily upon their intuition. The only feng shui tool a Black Hat practitioner uses is the bagua, since much emphasis is placed on intuition and intention. In the Black Hat Sect, if it feels right, it probably is—as long as there is a positive, healthy flow of chi. Chris Hsu also reminds that Black Hat also incorporates the Zen practice of meditation. This Hong Kong site will recommend primarily the Black Hat School.