A good bagua mirror is in octagonal shape, usually
framed in wood and measures about 4 to 7 inches across. It has
the eight trigrams marked around the outside with a round mirror
in the center. The bagua mirror is easy to use and inexpensive
protection method for "shar chi" or poison arrows. The
bagua mirror is used massively in "Form School of Feng Shui",
which was the first and oldest feng shui school dating back to
Song Dynasty (AD960-1279). Form School of Feng Shui which is the
basis of all schools of feng shui overides other school of thoughts
when certain shapes and formation in an environment is not in
a desirable mode. Since most of us live in urban areas, the natural
elements of landscape and formation are represented by buildings,
roadways and other manmade structures.
The secret of the protective bagua potency lies
in the arrangement of the Eight Trigrams, Luo River Writing (simply
called Luoshu diagram), 5 elements and small mirror in the center.
Eight Trigrams (derived from I-Ching or known as
Book of Changes) is the pattern of change in our universe and
its energy were formulated, with their transformation, events
and evolution of mother nature recorded diagramically in the form
of solid (yang) and (yin) lines called trigrams. These natural
events affected our health, livelihood, and relationships.
The eight fundamental trigrams
The Luoshu diagram, on the other hand, was a
pattern of black (yin) and white (yang) dots inscribed on a turtle's
shell found by Yu the Great, found of China's first dynasty Xia
(2100BC). The diagram denotes motion, transformation and interaction
of natural and human chi forces.
Five Elements - fire, earth, metal, water and
wood - is used extensively to enhance positive chi and correct
negative chi. Each element has its own chi characteristics and
thus, interacts with other phases in different ways. Fire chi
rises, earth chi revolves, metal chi contracts, water chi falls,
and wood chi expands. How the five phases interact with one another
determines the balance of qi in nature, in our living/working
space, and in our beings. Five elements is used to promote balance
in your home to enable better health, wealth and relationships.
All the above principles were then combined during
Han Dynasty (206BC - AD220) into an integrated whole known as
After understanding the theory behind bagua, now
it is important for us to choose a proper bagua to ensure it works
powerfully, even if it is not being blessed by a taoist monk.
Baguas sold by Feng Shui Bestbuy are accurately designed according
to correct principles, ready for use immediately.
The proper arrangement in bagua has the Chien trigram
at the top and Kun trigram at the bottom to set up potent energy
in repelling bad luck. As for the mirror in the center, they could
be designed in flat, concave or convex according to principles
of science in reflection of lights. Concave mirrors curve inwards
and absorbs all the bad chi. On the contrary, the convex mirror
curve outwards and reflect all harmful chi away. Flat mirrors
are neutral. While it is important to protect our homes, we should
also consider preventing ourselves from harming our neighbours
to gain good merits in our karma. Therefore Feng Shui Bestbuy
only offer baguas with concave mirrors, which are equally powerful
Types of external Shar Chi that
requires cure with a Bagua. We only advise using the concave
bagua and not convex bagua in order not to hurt or harm
your surroundings. Hurting your surrounding neighbourhood
would bring bad karma and may affect your personal luck
in the future.
Beware! Baguas can only be placed outdoor. Baguas
placed indoor can be deadly and harmful to us. Baguas should be
placed at the "points of entry of bad chi" into homes
such as at the external portion of doors and windows:
1. Baguas are useful to prevent bad luck from
killing chi if our homes have main doors or windows facing cemeteries/funeral
homes, hospitals/convalescent centers, police/firestations, schools/colleges/universities
and houses of worship such as churches/mosques/temples.
2. Baguas could also repel evil spirits, bad
luck and harmful people when placed on top of main doors.
3. Baguas could also diffuse killing chi (poison
arrows) from lamp post, straight pole, tree and oppressing large building
too close for comfort directly in front of your house.
4. Baguas is best to remedy killing chi (poison
arrows) coming from sharp angles, corners of buildings and roof ridges
of your neighbours pointing at your front doors.
5. Baguas cures continuous rushing chi on a
T-intersection, a street that ends at your front yard with on coming
traffic heading straight towards your house.
6. Baguas nourishes any harmful chi that comes
into our homes through the maindoor without us knowing it.
All the above situation if not cured could result
in accidents, sickness, depression, psychological effects, or
even death in household.