Swivelling Needle (搪針) – Is when Needle is vibrate or sways to one side, and could not stop moving. This indicates strong magnetic influences. Usually relate to Calamity and Vices. However, one should not jump into conclusion, instead check if the area is affected by electromagnetic rods or lightning arrestors.
Floating Needle (兌針) – When Needle tip floats upwards. It is said that benevolent Yin spirit is present, possible of one’s ancestors, it could mean a holy spirit or good deity is residing in the house. Make sure the leveling bubble is check before coming to conclusions.
Sinking Needle (沉針) – This occurs when Needle tip sinks downwards. Signifies that Angry, Upset or Malevolent spirit is residing or present, possible a dead soul died of injustice or unnatural death. Make sure the leveling bubble is check before coming to conclusions. The Eastern Practitioner are more sensitive to this aspect and more often then not, a divination would have been cast before surveying to avoid such a location.
Rotating Needle (轉針) – Needle is rotating nonstop. Malevolent spirit with anger and hatred hovering above, non-stop. Residents risked injury or harm. Practitioner could chant a sutra or prayer in the heart/ mind for personal protection. This is also the reason why Eastern Practitioner sought alignment with their Deity for personal protection as well as casting a divination before an audit.
Pitching Needle (投針) – The Needle usually will nod up and down then come to a halt. But if Needle is pitching up and down nonstop (in a see-saw motion), in the past this indicate the ground below have buried graves and residents may face series of mishap.
Opposite Needle (逆針) – Needle cannot come to the centreline or slanted. Usually dragged down by wealth issue.
Side Needle (側針) – Needle has rested but could not stay long. Direct Qi too strong and possibly suitable for temple site, not peaceful for residents or graves.
Correct Needle or ZhengZhen (正針) – Needle is steady and set correctly. Portend the ground is normal.