Do I Need a Compass for Feng Shui?

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Many clients who sign up for Feng Shui consultations have previously attempted to implement Feng Shui cures themselves and gotten confused before they began. Some schools of Feng Shui recommend using a special Feng Shui compass to determine true North and base the ba gua on that direction, with the career trigram in the northern section of the house.

But Feng Shui doesn't have to be complicated. Look around your house. Can you point to your front door? In most homes, this is the “mouth of Chi,” where the energy enters.

If you can find the front door, you can apply the ba gua to any space. You can lay down the ba gua in any room, placing the career center in the middle of the front wall. Your front door may, in fact, fall in the Helpful People or Knowledge section of the ba gua if it is not centered in the front of your house. This happens more frequently in rooms, rather than houses, where a door is situated near the right or left wall.

What if I have more than one entrance?

If you have more than one entrance to your house, chances are you use one more frequently. Some people use their side door more often, and the flow of traffic through their house begins at that door. You should then lay out the ba gua with that door as the mouth of chi. Often, you can use your intuition to decide which door is your primary door.

What do you do with the ba gua?

Once you've laid down the ba gua, either physically on a two-dimensional blueprint or in your mind, you can begin to evaluate what challenges you may be facing as a result of bad Feng Shui and how you can activate the chi in certain areas of your house to fix these problems.

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