A magnetic compass is a tool that denotes directions. A needle in a magnetic compass uses the earth’s magnetic field to point north. Based on the north one can find the rest of the cardinal directions. Even if we have a GPS system available, a compass is still an important tool. With today’s technology, you can now use Google Earth to confirm extremely accurate compass reading.
Do not keep a metal object or wear metal jewelry as this can adversely affect the accuracy of a magnetic compass reading. In a new building, lots of metals create wrong readings. You need to go through various readings including outside the building for more accuracy.
There is a total of eight directions (North, East, South, west, North-East, South-East, South-west, and North-west), divided into 32 zones.
Take three Magnetic Compass Reading:-
Most of all Vastu Consultants (Feng Shui Experts also) recommend taking a three compass reading.
Reading-1:- Take the first reading by standing stand inside the house near the door facing outside
Reading -2:-Take the second reading by standing in the center of the house.
Reading-3:- Finally third reading should be taken from the corner diagonally opposite to the main door.
If you are finding a huge difference in compass reading then it indicates too much presence of metal in the furniture or nearest wall.
Degree variations (compare with google map)
Often it is important to be cautious and alert while taking the measurement. The electromagnetic interference of the environment, the variation in building construction, and the environment may give different readings. A few degrees of variation can make the difference between “good locations “to “bad Locations”. Observing the direction in which the sun rises or sets is not accurate enough to locate the true direction.
Vastu consultants may use a magnetic compass to help give guidance. This instrument is used to ascertain the magnetic bearings of the building, allowing them to identify the facing and sitting directions of the property.
A reliable and authentic compass is definitely the most essential Vastu tool to arrive at accurate floor plan readings. During the consultation, our team always compares the reading with google Earth to compare and arrive at true readings. As professional Vastu consultants, we always use this method to double-check against our military magnetic compass reading.
Mobile compass reading
For a layman, mobile compass reading is ok to arrive at some idea about the directions. But for Vastu zoning and accurate degree reading, you need a good-quality compass.
Analysis of floor plan based on Magnetic Compass Reading. Vastu degree zoning