How To Use A Feng Shui BaGua Mirror

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How To Use A Feng Shui BaGua Mirror


Bagua MirrorIf you ever visit a Chinese Souvenir shop or Feng Shui shop, you'll notice these octagonal shaped mirrors with lines (trigrams representing each section of the BaGua) painted on wood around them. Many people like the looks of them but may not know why or how you should use them.

The BaGua mirror is used to diffuse strong energy directed towards a specific point. A general guideline is that they should never be hung inside a home or business and only be used on the outside. There are special circumstances when you would hang one indoors but 98% of the time, always on the outside of a residence or business.

Examples of when to use a BaGua Mirror:
1) If your home or business is at the end of a T-Intersection,
2) if you have a corner or sharp object pointing at the front door,
3) if you are experiencing unpleasant energy from a particular area around your home or business.

It is then appropriate to hang a BaGua Mirror pointing towards that direction. Many times, if a person is having difficulty with a neighbor or receiving tension from a particular location, a bagua mirror can be hung pointing towards that direction. Individuals typically notice a shift of energy right away.

The most common position is to place it over the front door for a business or home. Keep in mind that this should be diffusing energy that you find difficult and not necessarily because you just thought it should be there because it was for sale in a store.

I recently visited a home that had 6 BaGua mirrors hanging in the bedroom and hallway. I asked the individual why and they said, I don't know, because I thought that is what you were supposed to do and I always saw them at the store so I picked up a couple.

There actually was a recent law suit in San Fransisco's China Town where a store owner was suing another store owner because they placed a BaGua mirror over their door and was pointing at their business. This is the wrong approach when thinking about a BaGua mirror. It does not necessarily reflect the energy or send energy back to that location to make them suffer but actually is a method to transform the energy and disperse the energy.

So the next time you see a BaGua mirror, don't feel that you need to purchase it for Feng Shui unless you have a specific reason for placing it.

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I need help on the following question. If a ba gua mirror is facing your front door it what is the way to avoid from it? Anything that i can place to fight from the mirror energy or power?
Posted @ Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:58 AM by Joann L
I do not have good growth in the business at my office premises, can I place the Bagua mirror to difuse any negative energy & to have prosperity. If that is right what mirror I should place on the main door outside. Please help me. I am little confused about the concave & convex mirrors.
Posted @ Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:59 AM by Gururaj
Typically, the bagua mirror is placed above the front door of a home or business to correct an issue such as a sharp angle or difficult energy moving directly towards the door. I'm not sure of just placing a bagua mirror above the door of your business will have the impact that you desire to improve the growth of your business unless this is a specific remedy to correct an outside influence.
Posted @ Monday, October 12, 2009 7:21 PM by Ken Lauher
Please, I am confused Where I can put the mirrow out side or it can be in side?? I bought because in the shop they toll me is good for the bad energy, 
Posted @ Monday, October 19, 2009 2:31 PM by Karlota Valdez
Hi there...not sure what mirror to house faces a T intersection and I have a electrical box on my property. I also own a home based business...CONVEX or CONCAVE?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:21 PM by Jennifer
hello there, 
i always thought that a bagua mirror was to reflect bad energy from coming into your house. I have had it hung above the outside screen door. Just today the mirror was sliding, as I went to fix it, it fell down and broke in half shattering a few pieces on the groung. I am totally distraught. Looking on the web to find another and reading about it on your website should it have been there in the first place? My front door faces east ? and the our street is a very pleasant one. Please advise. 
Cheers I have read about the concave and conves mirrors not sure to purchase another. Do I really need one.
Posted @ Saturday, January 30, 2010 1:11 AM by jo
The garage is attached to my house and that is the door we use. Can I put the bagua mirror on that door facing out? Note: the mirror would technically still be in the house. Is that ok?
Posted @ Friday, April 02, 2010 9:18 AM by Debbie
Debbie, a ba gua mirror is used if something outside of the front door may be directing negative energy towards the door. It should not be used for a door in the garage.
Posted @ Friday, April 02, 2010 9:28 AM by Ken Lauher
I hope you can help me with this question, because there are so many web-sites with so many contradictory information and now, I don`t know what to belive.:)) 
I live in a big intersection (note: the traffic is not directed to me) and in front of my building it`s another one (the same size) but it really blocks my view and more than that, I have other buildings that point their corners towards the building I live in. 
So, in this case it`s ok to use a ba-gua mirror,right?Can I hang it outside my window? I say window, because this is the side that faces the intersection. The door it`s on the opposite side of the building. 
I`ve read somewhere that the mirror should never be hanged on the south side of the house because that`s the FAME side, so it`s bad.It`s this true? 
Sorry for my bad english,but I`m from another country :( Hope that I didn`t write too ill and that my message was not too foggy.  
Thank you so much for yor time! 
Have a great week! :) 
Posted @ Monday, April 05, 2010 6:46 PM by Ramona
hi just wanted to know from were i can get bagua mirror and which type  
also wanted to know how many bagua mirror i can place outside my front door please do reply
Posted @ Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:39 PM by ajay
i called in my house a feng shui specialist and told me to put a flat bagua mirror that should face the entrance door because opposite the door on the other room there is a window .so the energy would be lost.any advice on that?please
Posted @ Monday, July 12, 2010 10:20 PM by george
can i knowing which type bagua mirror use the house and business center.thanks madhus
Posted @ Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:55 AM by Madhuspalavila
Keep in mind that the ba gua mirror as shown above does not belong inside a home unless very special circumstances. These belong outside of the home or business above the door.
Posted @ Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:20 AM by Ken Lauher
I recently purchased a bagua mirror, but could not get a nail/hook into the mortar above the front door. Instead, I have placed it beside the front door. It still reflects to the direction I want, its just not above the front door –and I could not find any information about placing one beside a door. Thanks for your help!
Posted @ Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:34 PM by MBrown
MBrown, Best practice is to hang a ba gua mirror above the door. Today, there are many options to hang items such as very strong adhesive, tape hooks, etc. I would look at your local hardware store to see what options you may have. 
Posted @ Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:09 PM by Ken Lauher
I have a tree in front of my bedroom window, and one of the branches are growing toward it - I know this is considered sharp energy. I wanted to hang my Bagua on the window from the inside (as my building does not allow us to hang items externally). Is this advisable?  
Thank you in advance.
Posted @ Sunday, November 07, 2010 2:10 AM by Rakshar
i have my own business of computercd in front door of my shop one big and heavy tree are thre, and after road, one big 5 storied hotel are there, can i use mirron over there, my shop are in corner in road, pl. advice
Posted @ Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:24 PM by sudershan
If opp flat person hang the ordinary mirror above their front door what to be done for this.As our main door is just opposite of theirs.
Posted @ Monday, November 07, 2011 1:34 AM by prashanthi
Help. I have a blue bagua mirror with yellow surrounding. I have placed it on a vase just inside front door facing outwards. My grandson knocked the vase down today and damaged a bit of the outside of the yellow sector. The mirror is ok. I placed it there as we are having bad luck with my other grandson health. He has cancer. This is not a bad thing that the mirror has now gotten damaged. Should I get rid of it or hang it outside somewhere???? We all live together.
Posted @ Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:45 PM by Michelle
Typically, we do not place the ba gua mirror inside the home, only with special circumstances. If the mirror or frame is broken, I would throw it away.
Posted @ Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:10 PM by Ken Lauher
Hi, I have a difficult neighbor across the street from me, so I purchased a ba gua mirror. There is no where above my front to place it. The top of door (1/2in trim) meets the ceiling of porch. Is there anywhere else it is acceptable. Outside on the front of house or garage facing the direction?
Posted @ Monday, April 29, 2013 7:35 AM by Lisa
Ideally, you are able to place it above the front door. However, if you're not able to do that, if the garage points to the area, you could place it above the garage door.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12:04 PM by Ken Lauher
What can I do with an old bagua if I want to replace it for a new one?
Posted @ Saturday, August 31, 2013 7:36 PM by Peter
Great question. The ba gua can be disposed of in the trash. It is not necessarily a religious icon and the goal is to return it to the universe. 
Best wishes, 
Posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 3:48 PM by Ken Lauher
Question. .. Our home is at the end of a T-junction. Which bagua mirror should I use? Flat, concave, or convex? Thank you!
Posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 9:54 PM by Shannon
My bagua mirror fell down, but thankfully did not break. I wonder what caused it to fall down.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:44 AM by Sharmila
Yes, I get this question often. My mirror fell, what does it mean? May mean that you did not hang it right the first time. 
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:34 PM by Ken Lauher
A flat ba gua mirror is fine.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:03 PM by Ken Lauher
Hi Ken! 
My house is at a T-intersection. When i visited a feng shui store, i was advised to buy the bagua with yin yang symbol at the center. I' ve also place small Fu Dogs on a counter(inside the house) facing my front door. Did I buy the right bagua? are the fu dogs placed correctly? I hope to receive an answer from you. Thank you very much!
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:33 PM by Maridel
A traditional ba gua mirror hung outside above the front door can help. Visit and type traditional ba gua mirror as an example. Fu dogs are usually placed outside at the front entrance with a male and female fu dog.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:35 PM by Ken Lauher
What can happen with a bagua mirror placed inside the office facing a difficult employee's desk? 
Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:35 PM by mary
Ba Gua mirrors are only intended to be placed outside and not inside.
Posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 8:46 AM by Ken Lauher
Hi, I am looking at purchasing a new house which I really like. It faces a neighbour's house, is that ok. My friend says its not good feng shui.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:17 AM by Elizabeth Duff
Thanks for the comment regarding the purchase of a new house. There are lots of different factors that can make the purchase of a new home good or not so good. The simple item of facing a neighbors house is one factor. You need to look at the overall theme of a space and that will determine what you have in store for you if you were to move in to that space. I recommend a pre-purchase analysis to determine if the space has good Feng Shui or not and why.
Posted @ Monday, August 18, 2014 11:56 AM by Ken Lauher
Hi there, I would like to hang pak kua mirror at last after 6 years of annoying neighbour. Is there any particular time to hang the mirror. 
Many thanks 
Posted @ Monday, November 24, 2014 6:06 PM by Bama
Between 11 am and 1 pm or 11pm and 1 am are the most favorable times.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:09 AM by Ken Lauher
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