The Feng Shui Bagua Map is a tool used in Feng Shui to find correspondences between the floor plan of your space and the Nine Life Areas. This divides your floor plan into nine squares or nine rectangles.
What is the Feng Shui Bagua Map?
The Feng Shui Bagua Map is a chart that places the Feng Shui 9 Life Areas in a tic-tac-toe pattern, so that this “map” can then be applied over the floor plan of a home or business. It shows the location for each life area on the floor plan.
On this page:
- Two branches of Feng Shui and How They Use the Bagua Map
- How to Apply the Feng Shui Bagua Map to a Floor Plan
- There is no “Western Bagua” (as opposed to the “Eastern Bagua”)
- Why We Line Up the Bottom of the Bagua Map with the Main Door
- The Problems with Using the Bagua Map According to the Compass Directions
Two branches of Feng Shui and How They Use the Bagua Map
There are two main branches of Feng Shui and each of these branches applies the bagua map in a different way:
- One branch applies the bagua map based on principles from Form School Feng Shui, the most ancient type of Feng Shui. This way to apply the bagua map is based on achieving a harmonious relationship with the natural environment and also with the inner environment (the human body).
- The other branch of Feng Shui applies the bagua map based on the compass directions and uses principles from astrology and numerology.
Our company, Feng Shui for Us™, uses the Nine Steps to Feng Shui System®. This is a method to apply Feng Shui that merges Form School Feng Shui with modern Architecture. Hence we use the bagua map based on the principles of Form School, by aligning the bottom of the bagua map with the door that holds the main entrance.
Below are some videos that will help you understand how to apply the bagua map to a floor plan and why we line up the bottom of the map with the wall that contains the main entrance.
How to Apply the Feng Shui Bagua Map to a Floor Plan
The video below will show you how to apply the bagua map to a floor plan. Other schools of Feng Shui use the magnetic directions to apply the bagua map, but in my practice I have found this method to be cumbersome and ineffective. The method I’ll show you below (in the video) is much more effective, because it is based on principles of ancient Chinese medicine and ancient Chinese wisdom. The video below is one of the most watched videos in my YouTube channel.
There is no “Western Bagua” (as opposed to the “Eastern Bagua”)
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Why We Line Up the Bottom of the Bagua Map with the Main Door
Some schools of Feng Shui apply the bagua map according to the magnetic directions, using a compass. I do not recommend that you do this, because that method comes from a fear-based way to practice Feng Shui.
In the Nine Steps to Feng Shui® System we align the bottom of the bagua map with the wall that contains the main door. The video below will explain the reasoning for this, which is based on our own human biology. (Underneath this video you will see another video that will explain to you, once and for all, why it is such a bad idea to apply the bagua map according to the compass directions.)
The Problems with Using the Bagua Map According to the Compass Directions
In the video below you will see the differences in the practice of Feng Shui that arise from applying the bagua map according to the magnetic directions as opposed to applying the bagua map by aligning the bottom of the map with the wall that holds the main entrance.
The schools of Feng Shui that use the compass directions result in fear-inducing practices where clients become afraid of parts of their spaces and often become dependent on the consultant to try to appeace their fear.
The Nine Steps to Feng Shui® on the other hand, is a love-and-above way to practice Feng Shui that helps clients fall in love with their whole home as they work to turn their current home into their dream home. Their home becomes their BFF, instead of being their hidden enemy. The result: a life they love in a home they are proud to show.
Below you can see the map applied to a floor plan of a one story home, and also some cures suggested for each corner and midpoint. The energy of the life area is stronger in the midpoints and corners.
This is a great tool to understand what your home is saying about how you are doing in all 9 life areas.
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To get a free bagua map and a life areas test, click the thumbnail at the top right that says “Get a Free Course” (if viewing on a computer) or at the bottom of this page (if viewing on a phone) and then enter your name and email address, so that I can send you a link to join this $29 course at no cost. One of the lessons in the course contains a free bagua map and a life areas test.
A bagua splits a floor plan into nine equal square or rectangular areas. You may scroll down to see a graphic that I have included in this page.
Some of these life areas may be outside of your floor plan if your floor plan is irregular) not square or rectangular. It may also happen that a life area or two are right where you have a bathroom, a laundry room or a staircase. In cases like these, you may need professional help.
Professional Feng Shui Bagua Map
Click on the thumbnail below to purchase the professional Feng Shui Bagua Map that I (Moni) developed and which I use during consultations. You can also click here.
The professional Feng Shui Bagua Map gives you information on the element that rules each life area, the keywords/images/symbols that help a life area, what to use to enhance the life area, and what to avoid. The back has extensive information about the element that goes with each life area, the colors shapes and materials associated with it, and the body parts and emotions that are associated to the element of each life area.