Applying Bagua Feng Shui to your home or office

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To accurately apply feng shui to your home or office, it is important that you understand the energy map of these spaces. In feng shui, there are a few ways to do so but here, we will explore one of the oldest and most used methods known as the Bagua, or Eight House Feng Shui.

The History

Bagua, Eight House Feng Shui

In ancient China, the Bagua (known then as the Early Heaven Trigrams) was commonly used to configuring the feng shui for yin dwellings, such as the ancestral sites of graves. This is because it is believed that the final resting position of ancestors will bless their descendants with abundant luck and wealth. However, its effects on Yang dwellings were less than satisfactory and therefore, the Later Heaven Arrangement was developed by King Wen for the harmonizing of Yin and Yang energies for Yang dwellings.

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Feng Shui home layout

To apply the Eight House Feng Shui, you will divide your house into eight equal sectors based on the sitting direction (or the back) of your house. You can determine that by using a compass or Luo Pan to check which direction your house or office is facing and taking the opposite direction as the back of your house or office.

These 8 sectors will then be further divided into two groups – the East Four group and the West Four group. These two groups also determine the auspicious and inauspicious sectors of a house or office.

After plotting out the energy map, to determine if the type of house is suitable for a person, you will derive his or her Kua number to determine the favourable directions. You can learn how to calculate your Kua number here.

Bagua Eight House Feng Shui

The Good Sectors

There are four auspicious locations, namely the Fu Wei, Tien Yi, Yen Nien and Sheng Chi.

The Four Auspicious Locations

Fu Wei


This sector often lies in the back of the house.

It is suitable to set up places of worship or bedrooms here.

Tien Yi


Literally translated to be “Heavenly Doctor”, this sector brings good health and energy.

Therefore, this place is ideal for dining or entertainment rooms. If it has to be a bedroom, then this sector will be best for someone who is ill to stay in.

Yen Nien


Literally translated to be “Lengthen Years”, this sector is suitable for older members.

Sheng Chi


Loosely translated to be “Increase Energy”, this location is the best place to create or activate wealth opportunities.

The best positions for this sector are at the front doors, master bedrooms, study rooms or work stations.

However, it will be disastrous for your kitchen or toilet to be here.


The Bad Sectors

There are four inauspicious locations, namely the Huo Hai, Liu Sha, Wu Gui and Jue Ming.

The Four Auspicious Locations

Huo Hai


This sector gives rise to legal disputes, quarrels and anger. To curb its effects, this sector is best used as toilets and store rooms.

Liu Sha

(Six Killings)

This location is the cause of laziness, energy loss and sickness.

It will be ideal for toilets, store rooms and kitchens to be in this position.

Wu Gui

(Five Ghosts)

This sector brings about financial losses, thefts, burglaries, legal disputes and betrayal.

It will be better if this is located in the toilet or kitchens.

Jue Ming


This is the sector that brings about sickneses, accidents, terminal illnesses, unlucky events and even death.


Start plotting out the energy map!

The Eight House Feng Shui is one of the most straightforward Feng Shui methods used by most Feng Shui masters to analyse the feng shui of any Yang dwellings. With this, you can now check out your favourable directions and colours!

Also read other ways to do feng shui for your house.

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