We’ll start learning Ba Gua Feng Shui in this lesson.
If we have to classify Chi calculation Feng Shui systems, Ba Gua Feng Shui should be belong entry level. According to this system, houses are categorized into 8 types. All people are divided into 8 groups as well. The basic requirement of Ba Gua Feng Shui is to match the house type with the type that the occupiers belong to.
Ba Gua means eight different Guas. A Gua is a symbol consisting of three lines, either broken or complete. Eight Guas represent eight directions. To have a serious study of Ba Gua requires knowledge of Chinese Taoism and the concepts of Taiji (太極), Yin (陰) and Yang (陽). But for this Master Class, we’ll skip these difficult concepts and let you know only those necessary ideas.
Not only do the eight Guas represent eight members in a family, they also represent virtually everything on earth, such as colors, body parts, shapes, stages of a process, etc. We have already seen the meaning of the eight directions, which is in fact originated from the Ba Gua theories. We shall see more about the meaning of the Ba Guas in the coming lessons.
What is Ba Gua Feng Shui
Ba Gua Feng Shui examines the qualities of different directions according to what Xing-yao falls on different directions in a house. There are four good and four bad Xing-yaos. The location of these Xing-yaos depends on the orientation of a house.
The Best Ba Gua Feng Shui
But only knowing the disposition of the Xing-yaos in your house is not enough. The second level of Ba Gua Feng Shui is to find out the whereabouts of your own Xing-yaos. In fact, you personally also have the Xing-yaos in eight directions. The most desirable situation we want to achieve is to have the Xing-yaos of your house matching exactly your own Xing-yaos. For example, if the Tien-yi (天醫) direction of your house is the same as the Tien-yi direction of your own, this is the best Feng Shui, because by using your house’s good direction your own good direction is also triggered, thus doubling the lucky effects.
The Second Best Ba Gua Feng Shui
The second best situation is to have the four good Xing-yaos of your house the same as your personal four good Xing-yaos in a collective way. For example, if the four good Xing-yaos of your house is in North, East, South and West, even if the exact four Xing-yaos of yours are not in exactly the same four corners (e.g. the house’s Tien-yi in North while your personal Tien-yi is also in North), as long as they also occupy North, East, South and West (e.g. the house’s Tien-yi in North while your another personal good Xing-yao such as Yien-nian is in North), this is good Ba Gua Feng Shui too.
The Worst Ba Gua Feng Shui
The worst scenario is certainly the total mismatch of the house’s Xing-yaos and your own. Why? For example, if according to the house’s Xing-yaos the bed room should be located in South, but South is your bad direction according to your own Xing-yao, no matter you put the bedroom in South or not there is one set of Xing-yaos that could not be satisfied. In this case you should consider relocating.
The Eight Xing-yaos of Ba Gua Feng Shui
Let us first learn what the eight Xing-yaos are and what meanings/effects they carry.
It means success. It is the best Xing-yao among all, which brings good health, wealth and luck. It would be very best if the critical elements in your house are located here, such as entrance door and bedroom.