Knowing how to place the Feng Shui Bagua Map on your home or office is one of the most important skills you can learn to create good Feng Shui in your space.
Here are my top tips for placing the Bagua on your home.
1. Turn your architectural floor plan “upside-down.”
Have you ever noticed the key difference between a Feng Shui floor plan and an architectural one?
Architectural floor plans are great for many reasons but oddly (to my mind), many of them place the front door at the top of the plan, not the bottom as we do in Feng Shui.
- So the first thing to do is turn your floor plan around so your front entry is at the bottom as you look at it.
As you’ll discover, this positioning feels completely right because your own personal Chi energy seems to flow more naturally into your space.
Matching your floorplan with the way Chi energy flows in nature brings you into better harmony with your space.
2. Everything that’s structurally connected to your home needs to be included within the Bagua Map.
There’s a common misconception that areas outside your main living area are also outside the territory that’s covered by your Bagua Map.
But just as your fingers and toes are part of your body, anything that is structurally attached to your home is part of its Feng Shui.
Your porch or deck, balcony or garage: if it’s built in to the construction of your home, it’s part of your Bagua Map.
Even if you must walk outside to reach your attached garage from inside your home (as was the case with a recent client), the fact that it is attached means it gets included in the Bagua.
You usually won’t spend as much time in these parts of your home as you do “inside.”
- The good news is that these kinds of structural attachments can provide you with opportunities to create good Feng Shui: see my articles about garage Feng Shui, for example.
Features like patios, which are usually on the ground and not structurally connected to a home, would not be included in your Bagua Map.
3. Use your “real” front door to place the Bagua Map.
Many homes have a front door that is seldom, if ever, used.
In fact a few of my clients live in homes where the front door has been sealed and can no longer be used at all. Instead they enter their homes through a different front door that was decided on later in the home’s life.
But your house was originally designed with the architect’s purposeful intention in mind. From a Feng Shui perspective, this is the spot that attracts Chi energy most strongly.