24 Mountains

“What is the 24 Mountains?”

In Western convention a sitting or facing direction is measure by points e.g. 35 degrees. In Chinese convention a sitting or facing direction is measured by sectors. In the 24 Mountains method, each sector is 15 degrees. For example houses that face between 337.5 and 352.5 are said to be facing “Ren” or N1.

Span Twenty Four Mountains Modern Term
337.5 to 352.5 Ren N1
352.5 to 7.5 Zi N2
7.5 to 22.5 Gui N3
22.5 to 37.5 Chou NE1
37.5 to 52.5 Gen NE2
52.5 to 67.5 Yin NE3
67.5 to 82.5 Jia E1
82.5 to 97.5 Mao E2
97.5 to 112.5 Yi E3
112.5 to 127.5 Chen SE1
127.5 to 142.5 Xun SE2
142.5 to 157.5 Si SE3
157.5 to 172.5 Bing S1
172.5 to 187.5 Wu S2
187.5 to 202.5 Ding S3
202.5 to 217.5 Wei SW1
217.5 to 232.5 Kun SW2
232.5 to 247.5 Shen SW3
247.5 to 262.5 Geng W1
262.5 to 277.5 You W2
277.5 to 292.5 Xin W3
292.5 to 307.5 Xu NW1
307.5 to 322.5 Qian NW2
322.5 to 337.5 Hai NW3

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