Bagua (pronounced ba-gwa) is a color chart with nine
boxes. Each box represents a specific life situation
that can be correlated with a specific part of your home
or office. By using the bagua color chart to divide your
space, you can improve your quality of life by importing
your environment. To Feng Shui your space, follow the
easy steps below.
1. In your mind's eye (or,
even on an actual blueprint) visualize the space that
you are attempting to Feng Shui as a perfect square or
rectangle. (Note: Do not include any spaces built as
additions. These areas get Feng Shuiíd separately within
2. Now, divide this space
into nine equal squares or grids, like a Tic-Tac-Toe
3. This grid is known as
the Feng Shui bagua map.
4. Align the bottom of the
board with the same wall that includes the front or
formal entrance way. This is the door that the building
intentioned as the formal entrance. It does not matter
what door you use the most often. We are only speaking
of the front door.
5. Your entrance, then,
will fall into one of the three front or bottom grids
(individually called 'guas') on this Feng Shui bagua
6. Your entrance through
the bagua map will fall into Knowledge or Career or
Helpful People. There are no exceptions to this.
Sometimes, though, your entrance will 'stradle' or
'bleed' into two different areas. This is fine. Just
remember to divide the main floor into nine equal spaces
as if there were no standing walls in the house, and it
were an empty plane to work with.
7. Standing at the
threshold with your back to the street side, you are now
ready to identify which locations correspond to the
energies of which sector on the grid of the bagua.
8. Although the basement,
second and third floors in the home/office should
eventually be appropriately assessed, for immediate and
accurate Feng Shui response, we are only superimposing
this bagua map onto what would be considered the main
floor. You may, additionally, center this grid over any
individual room and begin to Feng Shui as the macrocosm
to the micro. But, we like to use the pecking order of;
main floor first, master bedroom second, living room
third, and outside property last.
9. You can even employ this
method of superimposing this bagua over the top of your
desk using your seating as the 'entryway.'
10. Be sure to remember
that one of the three energetic grids that lie along the
same wall as the front door will always be your
entranceway, and the rest of the Feng Shui bagua remains
fixed according to that entry. (For example, if money is
an issue or concern, then stand stationary at your front
entrance with your back to the street. Now, where is the
far back left-hand wall located? Thatís right: the wall
that is farthest left and to the back of the whole
space, thatís the Wealth area of the bagua map. Now,
make an adjustment to stimulate the Chi and watch your
fortunes become fruitful. See? Easy!
11. This method of
employing the bagua is considered Western (or Black Hat
Feng Shui) and disregards the more traditional practice
of using compass directions and/or personal astrology in
defining space/issue boundaries.