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Western/BTB Non-Directional Bagua
Classical/Traditional Directional Bagua
FENG SHUI - pronounced "Fung Shway"
In our homes and spaces, Chi or Qi pronounced (Chee) (life force energy) can profoundly affect our energy field (aura). Our homes often reflect our personal Qi's emotional, physical or mental well-being. Feng Shui translates to wind-water. In Feng Shui, Qi (life-force energy) is dispersed by wind and harnessed by water. The orientation and positioning of a house on the property are known as 'land-form' Feng Shui, which was the first practice of ancient Feng Shui. In ancient days, in China, it was considered best if the front of the house was south-facing to capture the warmth of the yang sun. The back of the house would sit in the north, where the mountain range was located, protecting dwellers from the cold winds. Feng Shui principles were used to select the best burial sites for the ancestors. Feng Shui was used to choose the best land for agriculture and farming. Feng Shui Masters worked with Chinese emperors to strategize army soldiers in battle. Feng Shui principles were only permitted for the use of royalty and not for the general working man.
Today, engineers, architects and builders must design buildings based on zoning laws, high density and building codes. We have heating systems in our homes, air conditioning and humidity-controlled spaces. However, Feng Shui principles enhance and balance Qi flow in a house or any structure to support the residents. One method to create auspicious Qi flow is using the five elements, also known as the five transformations. These elements are fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each element has a specific type of Qi based on Yin and Yang. Ying and Yang represent the continuing transformation process and the relationship between two opposing energies that cannot exist without the other. It is the fundamental dynamic principle of life throughout the universe and the basis of the Yi Jing, the classic Chinese Book of Change. Yin and yang are the basis for Chinese metaphysics and medicine. Examples of yin and yang are cold and hot, wet and dry, masculine and feminine and so on. Many people will encounter this imbalance when these elements are not in sync in a home or space. This causes anxiety, confusion and depression for those who live or work in those spaces. Feng Shui consultants will suggest balancing the elements in your home so it feels comfortable, safe and beautiful. Feng Shui has many layers. The yin and yang theory principle is only one component in Feng Shui practice. There are different 'schools' or methods of Feng Shui practice. Feng Shui is a diverse art form and science.
Feng Shui theory is based on the relationship between the Heavens, Earth and Mankind and how the energies we see and cannot see affect us. These three energies connect everything and are known as the 'Cosmic Trinity".
The Bagua map is an energy tool Feng Shui Consultants use to ‘map’ the Qi flow in a house or room superimposed over the floor plan, whether a private home or an office.
There are two forms of Bagua. The Traditional/Compass Bagua utilizes the eight directions like an astrology chart of the house, used in "Flying Stars" Feng Shui. Classical Feng Shui uses 'time-space' formulae as one method to analyze Qi flow. The Western Bagua is non-directional based. The Western (3 Gate-method) or BTB Bagua is positioned on the wall with the front entrance door or room entrance to place the Bagua. It is best to use only one Bagua to maintain proper balance.
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