Video:How to Define Your Bagua: The Feng Shui Energy Mapwith Rodika Tchi, MSc
In order to successfully apply feng shui in your home or office, you need to define the bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your space. See how to define feng shui bagua using a few simple tools.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Define Your Bagua: The Feng Shui Energy MapHi, I am Rodika Tchi for about.com Home and Garden. Once you have taken the compass reading of your main door, you are ready to define the bagua, or the energy map of your space.
What Is the Bagua in Feng Shui?"Bagua" literally means 8 areas, because ancient people defined 8 areas that are very important for your health and well-being. In your house, each area is connected to a specific area of your life; and by changing your house, by changing specific areas of your house; you can literally change your life. Today I am going to show you how to define your bagua.
Tools Needed to Define BaguaYou will need:
- a full circle protractor
- a ruler
- your floor plan
- a pen
Find the House's CenterThe first step in defining the bagua of your home is to find the center. You find the center of your home, next you take the protractor, and we know that the reading of the main door was 352.5 align the reading of your main door with the reading on your protractor.
Measure the Bagua PointsI know that 352.5 is a north facing house, and I know that north is from 337.5 to 22.5. So I am going to mark these reading on the floor plan. This way I define the north on this specific floor plan. Next I am going to define the northeast, which is from 22.5 to 67.5 and mark these points on the floor plan.
East is from 67.5 to 112.5, and I define it on the floor plan.
Then I am going to define the southeast area, which is from 112.5 to 157.5. South is from 157.5 to 202.5, I mark it on my floor plan. Southwest is from 202.5 to 247.5, I mark it, too.
West is from 247.5 to 292.5. Northwest is from 292.5 to 337.5.
Connect the Energy Map LinesWhen I take the protractor away, all I need to do is connect the lines (direction markings) through the center and you will see how easily we defined the bagua, or the energy map of this specific space.
There you go! It looks like a beautiful flower, like a mandala. So, we mark all directions: north, south, west, east, northwest, northeast, southeast, southwest.
And now you know how to define the bagua, or the energy map of your space. Thanks for watching. To learn more, please visit us on-line at homegarden.about.com
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