The San He luo pan
The San He luo pan is one of the most used and known luo pans. This luo pan and the san yuan one are the main feng shui tools for many feng shui masters and practitioners around the world. The San He luo pan is also usually known as the three combination system due to the way in which it combines its features.
A luo pan is a feng shui compass which allows those who use it to learn very important and basic information regarding their environment's energy, direction and orientation of every house area as well as allow them to reach the proper balance and harmony. According to the traditions, the luo pan was originated four thousand years ago in China in the Yellow Emperor times. Since then, it has used, changed and improved until reaching the ones we know to the date.
Since it was originated, the luo pan became an essential tool for the accurate practice of feng shui. Actually, many feng shui masters and practitioners not only use the luo pan but also research and experiment with them in order to improve them and gain as much knowledge relating to them as possible. There are many different luo pans, but the most known and used ones by feng shui practitioners around the world are the San Yuan and the San He ones.
The San He luo pan contains the characteristic of having three rings of the twenty four mountains. This luo pan is often called the Yang Kung pan due to Grand Master Yang Yun Song who belonged to the Tang Dynasty. This Grand Master was who started using the San He luo pan in its practices and recommending it to his apprentices.
The feng shui school of San He luo pan provides this tool with the
three systems which it combines: the eight mansions or pa chai, the
mountain dragons or shan long, and the water dragons or shui long. The
San he luo pan can also be recognized by the three rings of the twenty
four mountains which clearly differentiate it from other luo pans.