Ba Gua Feng Shui Essentials (3) – Ba Gua House [Feng Shui Master Class 10]

Welcome back to the last lesson of the Ba Gua Feng Shui essentials series.  In the last two lessons we have learnt the nature of the eight Xing-yaos (星曜) and how to find out the directions of your personal Xing-yaos.  We also knew how to maximize the use of the lucky Xing-yaos.  This time we shall look at the Xing-yao locations in different houses.

Ba Gua Feng Shui, and most other Feng Shui theories, examine the relationship between people and the living space.  If there are eight Xing-yaos belonging to you personally, there should also be eight Xing-yaos in different directions of the house.  Our aim is not only to find out your lucky directions and make use of them (which we learnt in last week’s lesson), but also to match your own Xing-yao locations with those of your house.  It is just like buying a car, if you enjoy the excitement of speed, you would look for a racing car.  If we put you in a family car, you won’t feel like driving it.

Once again, let me clarify the difference between the Ba Gua Feng Shui being taught here and what most other Feng Shui web sites tell you.  The authentic Chinese Ba Gua Feng Shui theory classify people and houses in eight types.  The reason is simple, there are only eight Guas (卦) in the universe (Ba Gua means eight Guas in Chinese, Ba means eight).  If you have read I-ching (易經), the Chinese philosophy book which is also the origin of most Feng Shui and Chinese astrology systems, you would know that there are only eight Guas and we categorize everything in the universe into eight types.

 

Ba Gua Feng Shui House

Now let’s begin our last lesson of the Ba Gua Feng Shui essentials.  To refresh your memory, here are the eight Xing-yaos you need to know and memorize:

The four lucky Xing-yaos are:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣)
  • Yien-nian (延年)
  • Tien-yi (天醫)
  • Fu-wei (伏位)

The four unlucky Xing-yaos are:

  • Jue-ming (絕命)
  • Wu-guei (五鬼)
  • Liu-sha (六煞)
  • Wuo-hai (禍害)

You may refer to the first Ba Gua Feng Shui lesson for detailed explanation of each Xing-yao and how to use them.  They are not universal in their disposition, in fact each person has his/her own Xing-yao map which has the eight Xing-yaos in eight different directions.  In the second Ba Gua Feng Shui lesson we have seen there whereabouts for eight different types of people.  Some students said that it is not easy to remember them, so this time I reproduced the information in graphical form:

Qian Xing-yao map

Gen Xing-yao map

Kun Xing-yao mapDui Xing-yao mapKan Xing-yao mapZhen Xing-yao mapXun Xing-yao mapLi Xing-yao map

In the last lesson we learnt that the Western group Guas are Qian, Gen, Kun and Dui while the Eastern group Guas are Kan, Zhen, Xun and Li.  Do you know why they are grouped in this way, and how we could use this Eastern/Western distinction to create good Ba Gua Feng Shui?

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Ba Gua Feng Shui Essentials (2) – Personal Lucky Directions [Feng Shui Master Class 9]

Welcome back!  In our second lesson of Ba Gua Feng Shui, we shall learn how to find out your true personal Gua and the lucky directions of yours accordingly.  After this lesson you would be able to tell which direction is good for you so as to maximize the use of these directions in daily life.

Actually according to authentic Chinese Ba Gua Feng Shui, people born in different years could be categorized into 8 types, each with a matching Ming Gua (命卦).  In the image below you can see eight Guas surrounding the Tai Chi (太極) logo.  These are the Ming Guas I have been talking about.

Feng Shui Ba Gua

If you have read other Ba Gua Feng Shui books before, you may have came across a term “Gua Number” or “Kua Number”.  What does it mean?  The 1 to 9 Gua Number that you are used to see in other Feng Shui books are a modified version that originated from the Chinese Ba Gua Feng Shui theories.  I would not say the 1 to 9 Gua Number system is incorrect but it is certainly not the authentic Ba Gua Feng Shui practised by Chinese Feng Shui masters.  If you have chance to ask any Feng Shui master in China, Taiwan or Hong Kong, he/she would tell you that there are only 8 Ming Guas.

At the end of this article, I shall also tell you how to choose the luckiest couch for you.  Do you know the color and shape of a couch affects the Feng Shui of your flat?  Read on to know more!

 

Interpretation of Eight Directions for Eight Ming Guas

We shall see the dispositions of the eight Xing-yaos (星曜) in eight directions for people of the eight different types of Ming Guas.

 

Qian (乾) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – West
  • Yien-nian (延年) – Southwest
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – Northeast
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – Northwest

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – South
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – East
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – Southeast
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – North

 

Gen (艮) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – Southwest
  • Yien-nian (延年) – West
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – Northwest
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – Northeast

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – Southeast
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – North
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – East
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – South

 

Kun (坤) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – Northeast
  • Yien-nian (延年) – Northwest
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – West
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – Southwest

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – North
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – Southeast
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – South
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – East

 

Dui (兌) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – Northwest
  • Yien-nian (延年) – Northeast
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – Southwest
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – West

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – East
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – South
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – Southeast
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – North

 

Kan (坎) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – Southeast
  • Yien-nian (延年) – South
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – East
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – North

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – Southwest
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – Northeast
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – Northwest
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – West

 

Zhen (震) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – South
  • Yien-nian (延年) – Southeast
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – North
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – East

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – West
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – Northwest
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – Northeast
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – Southwest

 

Xun (巽) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – North
  • Yien-nian (延年) – East
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – South
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – Southeast

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – Northeast
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – Southwest
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – West
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – Northwest

 

Li (離) Ming Qua

The four lucky Xing-yaos:

  • Sheng-chi (生氣) – East
  • Yien-nian (延年) – North
  • Tien-yi (天醫) – Southeast
  • Fu-wei (伏位) – South

The four unlucky Xing-yaos:

  • Jue-ming (絕命) – Northwest
  • Wu-guei (五鬼) – West
  • Liu-sha (六煞) – Southwest
  • Wuo-hai (禍害) – Northeast

 

If you map out the eight directions of the eight Ming Guas and superimpose one another , you would find out an interesting fact.  There are four Ming Guas that always have Northeast, Southwest, West and Northwest as lucky directions, while the remaining four Ming Guas always have these directions as unlucky ones.  Why so?

We call the former four Ming Guas as the four “Western Ming Guas” (東四命) and the latter four Ming Guas as the four “Eastern Ming Guas” (西四命).  For Western Ming Guas, Northeast, Southwest, West and Northwest are always good directions.  For Eastern Ming Guas, Northeast, Southwest, West and Northwest are always bad directions.  In other words, Qian, Gen, Kun and Dui are Western Ming Guas while Kan, Zhen, Xun and Li are Eastern Ming Guas.

Western Group Ming Guas:

  • Qian
  • Gen
  • Kun
  • Dui

Eastern Group Ming Guas:

  • Kan
  • Zhen
  • Xun
  • Li

By utilizing the similarity of the lucky and unlucky directions in the same group (Eastern or Western), we could plan the interior Feng Shui and maximize the good effects.  You will learn this useful strategy below.

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