Feng Shui Neighbor Problems: Ba Gua Mirrors Make Good Neighbors

You may have read references on this blog to a Feng Shui Ba Gua Mirror. These octagon mirrors, designed to represent the Feng Shui Ba Gua, are used to diffuse strong energy, often when that energy is directed toward your business, home or apartment.

If you have a neighbor who is noisy, nosy, or simply seems to send negative energy toward your home, you can diffuse that energy by placing a Ba Gua mirror above the outside of your front door, pointed toward their home. If the neighbor is to your right or left, hang the mirror on that side of your house.

When the Neighbor's Home is the Problem
Sometimes, it's not your neighbors themselves who are the problem, but some element of their home. For instance, if the house across the street from you has a steep roof, with the roofline pointed directly at your home, this can create negative energy entering your home. Again, a Feng Shui Ba Gua mirror will deflect and diffuse the energy so it does not cause ill effects on your home's inhabitants.

Feng Shui Ba Gua Mirrors: A Friendly Solution
Don't worry -- you are not deflecting all that negative energy back to your neighbors with the Ba Gua mirror. Instead, you are simply diffusing and dispersing it so it won't affect anyone.

You may even find that a Feng Shui Ba Gua mirror improves your relationship with your neighbors, which always makes life more enjoyable for everyone. Block party, anyone?
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10 Ways to Use Mirrors to Improve the Feng Shui in Your Home

We use mirrors in Feng Shui in a number of ways to improve the chi of a space, counteracting bad influences,  filling in missing pieces of the trigram and improving our fortune. Here are ten ways we can hang a mirror on an interior or exterior wall of our home to improve the Feng Shui.

1. Counteract a bad influence. Some homes evoke a feeling of pressure, close quarters or darkness as we enter. Hang a mirror on the wall opposite the entrance to create a sense of openness in the space.

2. Eliminate bad chi. Hang a mirror to make a sharp point -- which directs bad chi our way -- disappear. Mirrors also enhance our own chi and increase the domain of our vision.

3. Attract auspicious chi into our space.
Mirrors can attract positive chi from outside our home. Place a mirror on a wall opposite a view of natural beauty, such as a flowing stream or landscape of rolling green hills.

4. Dissect. If a large tree or building blocks the flow of chi into your home, you can “ break up” its influence (and its image) by placing multiple mirrors in a position that breaks the object into smaller parts, dissipating its effect.

5. Enable chi to flow through a closed space.Dead doors” (doors you don't open or that are blocked from opening) are bad Feng Shui. Permit the chi to flow through them by hanging a mirror on that door.

6. Expand a space. Hang a mirror on a wall to compensate for a missing part of the trigram to complete that space.

7. Turn an object upside down. You can minimize the influence of an object by turning its image upside down using a mirror. For instance, to dissipate the blocking chi of two large buildings on either side of your home (a frequent problem in city apartments), hang convex mirrors in a position to turn the images of the buildings upside down, reducing their influence.

8. Reflect the chi. If you live at the end of a T-intersection, you may have too much chi rushing too forcefully toward your home. A similar situation occurs if the side of a building is aimed at your home. Hang a ba gua mirror outside your home to reflect the element.

9. Strengthen your chi by increasing your viewing area. For example, positioning a mirror so you can see who is standing at your entrance, even from an upper level, strengthens you.

10. Show movement. Take advantage of moving shadows throughout the course of the day by hanging a mirror in your home to reflect the sun's movement into your home.
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How To Use A Feng Shui BaGua Mirror

If 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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