Feng Shui Cure #9: Use the Power of the Bagua to Improve Your Life
Note: This series explores the 9 basic Feng Shui cures
The ba gua
is perhaps one of the most important, yet most misunderstood, tools used by Feng Shui consultants. One of the main questions people have is, “How do I lay out the ba gua over a space?”
In some forms of Feng Shui, including BTB Feng Shui, you do not need a compass to determine the proper direction in which to lay the bagua over a space. Instead, you place the front of the bagua over the space that contains the front door to the home or business or, more accurately, the direction from which the chi enters.
If you don't use your front door, you should still place the ba gua with the front door in one of the front three sectors. This means your front door will fall in either the knowledge & wisdom, career or travel & helpful people sector. It's also good Feng Shui to make your front door the main entrance to your home. Can you rearrange the space to encourage visitors and residents to use the front door? Placing the Ba Gua
When you place the ba gua, you can place it over:
- a yard or plot of land
- an entire house (not counting garages or sheds)
- a single room
- a cubicle or desk
Place the ba gua so that the knowledge and wisdom section is in the front left when you are standing at the front of the space, looking in to that space. The wealth section would fall in the back left corner. Relationships would be in the back right, and helpful people/travel would be in the front right. You can refer to the diagram above for each of the sections of the ba gua and what they represent. Activating Sections of the Ba Gua
As we discussed in this series, there are 8 different Feng Shui cures you can use to activate a specific section of the ba gua to improve the different areas of your life.
You can begin by looking at the different areas of your life and deciding what changes you would like to make. Then you would look at the corresponding section of the ba gua and think about what's currently in that space. How do you feel when you enter that area of your home? What can you do to make it more desirable?
You can also start the other way -- by evaluating each section of your house first. Does the way each area make you feel correspond with that area of your life? For instance, if your knowledge and wisdom section of your home is cluttered, your thoughts may feel scattered, too. Sometimes, we may not even realize this is a problem until we analyze our home in this way. Getting Help
The ba gua can be complicated to understand. If you have struggled for years with do-it-yourself Feng Shui, I offer email, phone, and in-person Feng Shui consultations
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