When I read about Feng Shui, I keep seeing the word “Bagua”. What is it and how can I use it?
The bagua originally came from the “I Ching” and is a main tool of Feng Shui. We want the spaces that we live and work in to mirror our lives in the best possible way. The bagua is a map or layout that shows the nine main energy centers that we value the most. We place it over a floor plan of the space we’re designing or fixing and learn how to emphasize the areas where we need to improve. You can learn all about it in detail with Feng Shui Your Love Life: Creating Space for Love that is customized to your needs. It’s simple to use once you learn how, and can totally transform your life.
I am just learning about the Bagua. My friend told me I needed to do some layering. What does that mean?
The Bagua (bah-gwa) is a square map divided into nine equal sections, called the Guas. A fundamental aspect of life is attributed to each Gua.
The nine divisions of the Bagua are nine unique energy fields that can be activated to create good Qi (Chi) flowing in and around your space that will help you to greatly enrich your life.
Traditionally, the Bagua is octagonal in shape but in practical use it is treated as if it were square or rectangular for placing it over the structure to be mapped. The Bagua map can be symbolically superimposed on any structure, or stretched to any designed layout plan, to accurately determine which part of a space belongs to which aspect of life. This is called Bagua layering. Bagua layering helps you to find out which areas in the home need corrections by relating it to the problem you are facing. For Bagua layering, the main gate to a plot of land, the front door of a building, or the main door to a room should always be lined up with the bottom of the Bagua. (For a clearer understanding of this, download the Bagua map or ask a question).
Is there an area in Bagua that is for children? How would I use the Bagua if I don’t want any children?
The energy center of Bagua associated with children is also the center for creativity. When you want to enhance the energy center in your home related to children, you are actually using creativity enhancements. There can be many creativity enhancements, both at the physical and the spiritual level. If you wish to enhance that area of your space, energize it with healthy plants, lighting, toys, games, musical instruments, or tools and symbols of the ways you like to express yourself creatively. Since you don’t want children, you should stay away from enhancements that express creativity! If you’re unsure how to do this, ask a question or you can learn all about it in detail with Feng Shui Your Love Life: Creating Space for Love that is customized to your needs.
My husband and I have been fighting about everything lately; can Feng Shui save us?
Feng Shui Bagua helps you find the area in your home that stands for love and romance. Feng Shui can certainly help you enhance your romance and relationship center but you also need to communicate with one another. There has to be a reason why you aren’t getting along and if you don’t talk about it, you won’t know what the underlying problems are. As far as using Feng Shui in your home, place wedding pictures and others of you as a couple from happy times. Make your bedroom a romantic sanctuary. Pink sheets and soft bedding are great enhancements. Use candles throughout your home, but be careful not to start a fire. Also use crystals and warm lighting. Feng Shui is about being positive and a positive or romantic environment is sure to influence your actions. A happy partner is a happy life where everybody wins.