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Finding The Right Feng Shui Bagua For Your Home

The Right Feng Shui Bagua for You

Your life seems to be out of focus. You cannot seem to reach your goals, money and love slip through your fingers, and your health is not the best. Your decision-making skills leave something to be desired. You feel confused and unsure where to turn, and a friend tells you about Feng Shui one day. The Bagua in Feng Shui is essentially a map and a diagnostic tool. Roughly translated, it means “eight zones.”

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You are intrigued but don’t know enough about it to implement real change. What should you do? Feng Shui is an ancient set of principles that have to do with the flow of energy or Qi. The idea is to create and maintain the right balance of Qi. You want to avoid negative energy, and you want to encourage positive energy. But how do you start? Where do you start? Feng Shui is very complicated.

The best thing to do is start with something fairly basic, so you don’t end up doing more harm than good. One suggestion is to look at your home’s Bagua and discover what is right for you. As has been implied, there is the original or Eastern school of Feng Shui and the Western school. Try your best not to mix the two schools. Do your research carefully.

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What is Feng Shui Bagua? How Do You Use The Ba Gua?

#1. Set Your Personal Goals

Your first step should be to set your personal goals first. What do you want out of life? Prioritize. Keep the list reasonably short, and focus on the most important things that trouble you. Do you like romance? Pay attention to the love direction or marriage zone of the home.

#2. Career And Prosperity

Do you want to better your finances? Focus on the career and prosperity directions or career and power zones of your home. Once you have a written list (don’t depend on your memory – write it down!), it is time to learn what a Bagua is and which school of thought works for you.

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Perhaps the Eastern Bagua is your style if you are a stickler for doing things the “proper” way. If you want to follow the original practice and you don’t want to take chances with newer interpretations, then this is the approach for you.

#3. Facing Front Door

If the Eastern Bagua is right for you, begin making your Bagua by reading your front door. Open your front door, stand just outside, and face out. You are ready to take your reading. Don’t forget to write it down. Go inside the house, and face the same direction as before.

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Take another reading. You may wonder why, but you will likely get a different reading. You must do at least three compass tasks, but up to seven is best. Now it is time for some math.

#4. Floor Plan

Find the median number based on your readings. Your numbers will tell the Feng Shui “direction” your house faces. You will need to find a site or a book with the number ranges defining each direction in Feng Shui. Believe it or not, these are just the first three steps you must follow. The next step is to get the floorplan of your home, and the third is to get an ordinary protractor.

Once you have your initial steps done, it is time to make your map. Find the center of your home. Please do this by drawing diagonal lines across the two corners of the space and marking where they meet in the middle.

The middle is called the heart of your house. Relatively simple, yes? The following steps involve using the protractor at the home’s center point.

Turn the protractor so it is pointing at the angle of the front “direction” of your home, and using your reference, mark off the eight quadrants for each of the compass sections. These are the eight sections of the map, the Bagua of your home.

#5. Is the Western Bagua right for you?

The Western Bagua may be more your style if you embrace newer ideas and aren’t afraid of trying new things. If you enjoy experimentation and don’t mind taking risks, then the Western style is for you. I prefer the Western version; you do not need to do compass readings.

Start with your floor plan, and make sure your front door is at the bottom of the page. It is good to have tracing paper to draw your Bagua over the floor plan (unless you have online tools). There are preset Bagua blueprints available online.

Most hits you will get online are for the Western, square form of the Bagua. After studying the square Bagua, draw a grid of nine equal squares over the floorplan, and apply the preset descriptions to each square. As you can see, this is a much shorter and more straightforward process than the older, more traditional version.

#6. Elements

Which one seems more comfortable for you? That is something to keep in mind. Once you have made your decision, stick to it. You do not want to mix the two schools of thought. You may wonder, how do my goals come into play? Each direction or section of the home has specific colors, elements, and life aspects.

If these are out of balance, trouble is not far away. Think about the goals you wrote down earlier. Look at the home zones that influence those areas of your life, and go to the next step. Address what is wrong.

If you are serious about doing this correctly, consider hiring an expert or consultant. Before you do so, however, be very careful and do some research. Just because someone claims to be an expert does not make them one. Ask for names of past clients and interview them.

Look up that person’s qualifications, and find out where this person studied. If you are confident in your research skills, you may look online, but you will find the most reliable information on well-reviewed books available in the library, in all honesty. Take control and decide what is best for you based on your research and gut.





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