Bagua and Feng Shui - How to
use Bagua in Feng Shui
Bagua is eight
diagrams used in by Chinese to represent the fundamental principles
of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts. Ba
means eight, Gua is the trigram used in the diagram. Bagua
also represents the directions in Feng Shui study together with its
There are two kinds of Bagua, one
is Earlier Heaven Bagua and the other one is Later Heaven Bagua.
The followings are images of them:
Earlier Heaven Bagua
Later Heaven Bagua
The directions of Bagua are the
opposites of a compass. That is, the upper side is South, right
side is West, lower side is North and left side is East. The names
and trigrams of the two versions of Bagua are the same, just the
order is different. Most principles in Feng Shui and other Chinese
philosophies are based on the concept of Earlier Heaven Bagua.
While Earlier Heaven Bagua is used for graveyards (Yin Feng Shui),
Later Heaven Bagua is used for applications for homes (Yang Feng
Feng Shui consultants will divide a
property into 9 parts (3 x 3), then put the flying stars or
corresponding meanings of the trigrams into the eight parts (by
leaving the centre empty) according to the Bagua directions.
If interested, you can have a
detailed explanation by consulting an authenticated Feng Shui
practitioner. Good Luck!