PENETRATING MOUNTAIN AND EARTH 穿山透地
This is also sometimes called, Mountain Method 山法.
Penetrating Mountain 穿山, comprises of the word Penetration 穿 or sometimes also referring to as Penetrating Earth 透地. Penetration is a verb meaning forcing a way into or through, in this case a Mountain or Earth. It deals with a force that are pushed through from beneath the earth as the unit measurement of Earth Qi 地氣.
GuoPu’s Burial Classics state: -
In SanHe, 60 Earth Penetrating Dragon 透地龍 and 72 Penetrating Mountain Dragon 穿山龍 are to measure the incoming veins/ incoming dragon.
WATER METHOD 水法
It is a method to evaluate the quality of water. Water here means the exiting water denoted as the “Water Mouth” 水口. It is an assessment of the Water Mouth.
Water method enable one to determine the Formation 局 of a given site through the following mantra (Read HERE for more).
Water Method 水法 is independent from the Mountain Method 山法.
JIAZI DRAGON 甲子龍
SanHe measures Qi as JiaZi 甲子, totalled 30 pairs. Each pair take a unit of NaYin element 納音五行 (Detail read HERE). According to the Book of Burial, every direction has 5 elements. As SanHe measures lateral Qi, every single Branch has 5 elements, totalled 30 pairs. Therefore, each Branch controls 5 JiaZi 甲子, in 2 distinctive orders: -
HongLuan is the arrangement of stem in a static order. Each group of Yang stem shall be led by Jia甲, while the Yin stem shall be led by Yi乙, in a fixed order. In the arrangement of every controlling branches, after Jia is Yi, followed by Jia and Yi and repeat the same. In the 60 JiaZi arrangement, each and every opposite direction of the JiaZi will give you the same NaYin element. This is because only the branch differ but the stem remains the same - Heaven repeat Earth clashes 天伏地反. Location changes but Heaven is unmoved - it is used to measure Heaven Qi.
Penetrating Mountain, however, is takes the arrangement of stem in a dynamic “rotational” order. Each group of Yang stem shall be led by Jia甲 and subsequently rotate among itself. Same is to be said for Yin stem shall be led by Yi乙 and subsequently rotate among itself. in a dynamic order. In the arrangement of every controlling branches, after Jia is Yi, followed by Bing and Ding and repeat the same in a descending order. Penetrating Mountain 穿山 – In the 60 JiaZi arrangement, each and every opposite direction of the JiaZi will not give you the same NaYin element. This is because both the branch and the stem are in total opposite - 天地反吟. Location and Heaven move - it is used to measure Earth Qi.
In the modern LuoPan, these JiaZi are used in the following Rings: -
WHAT IS HONGLUAN JIAZI 紅鸞甲子 ?
What is HongLuan JiaZi 紅鸞甲子 or some may call HongLuan Water Method 紅鸞水法? Here is the explanation…
WHAT IS HONGLUAN JIAZI 紅鸞甲子 - BASED ON 《古今圖書集成》
SO, WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
YangGong may have been the forefather of both SanHe and SanYuan. Within SanHe School itself, known as the gentlemen of GanZhou 赣州, there are 2 antagonistic methods. One called themselves as Old Method 古法 the other, the New Method 新法.
Old Method 古法 do not need to define Mountain Method 山法 or Water Method 水法. Their approach is simple based on two 24 mountain rings. Besides the spot, everything else is measured using the Heaven Plate. New Method 新法 is complex as it also employs other later days grand-master's theories. This school is represented by Hu ShunShen 胡舜申 through his writing – Earth Principle New Methods 地理新法.
The Old Method 古法 School shuns Earth Principle New Methods 地理新法. as it is believed to have been lost. Only a hand copied version was known to have been kept in Korea. The pedigree of this copy is debatable as any FengShui manuscripts deported to alien states outside Imperial Tang are all fabricated false knowledge.
Saying that the late Li DingXin 李定信 doesn't know his stuff is very untrue, not at a theoretical level, as he was also the first who explained the meaning of 3-7, 7-3 gold division by interpolating 240D ring into what is probably known as the 120D 百二龍 that uses the HongLuan 紅鸞 order (Detail read HERE). 72D HongLuan 紅鸞 dragon is utterly rubbish...