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You would be amazed at the amount of consultations that we have been to and found the occupants have either been told by a practitioner or read a book advising to place a Ba Gua (Pa Kua) (pronounced ‘bah-gwa’ ) mirror inside their home to make their bathroom disappear or some similar nonsense, what a load of codswallop. I cannot stress this enough, NEVER use a Ba Gua inside a home or office.
I don’t care who has told you and how they have justified it. You must must never ever use them indoors. There are circumstances that you can use them, they are special ones that you should not find on any website, we sell them, but only to trained Feng Shui Masters and Practitioners.
The ones that we sell to the public are “before heaven” Ba Gua (see below) these can only be used outdoors, they show the Trigram with three un-broken lines at the top and they come with a hook so you cannot go wrong in placement. Be careful when buying as we have seen the arrangement completely wrong and this can be very dangerous.
We also only sell wooden with a thin transfer on the facing side as they will show signs of wear which is an indication that the negative energy they have absorbed has weakened them and an indication that they need to be replaced although plastic and metal ones will not do this as they will cause more harm than good in the long run so always use wooden Ba Gua’s and avoid plastic and metal or similar material.
The one you use inside a building are after-heaven Ba Gua, the arrangement of the Trigrams are completely different and can only be used by a trained practitioner.
Before Heaven Ba Gua Mirror to be used outside only.
When should I use a Ba Gua(Pa Kua) mirror?
As I said if you already have one make sure the three solid lines are at the top. They are used to ward off sharp or pointing objects such as traffic, lampposts, objects pointing towards your home, roadway pointing at your home, corners of other houses pointing at you or anything that you feel is threatening.
Generally they are placed above or close to your front door or facing side of your home (if you would like more details on facing directions please visit this link, they can be hidden behind an object if you do not fancy explaining to neighbours or friends what it is. You should not have more than two; the front and back are normal. The are used to deflect negative energy (Sha Chi)
The Ba Gua is extremely powerful and should be used with care and also respect for others, as when you hang one they deflect the bad energy onto the offending object. I have read books and websites that sell these recommending that they place them to deflect bad energy towards a bad neighbour, remember when you do this you make their situation twice as bad and trust me Karma works in mysterious ways.
Michael recently carried out a consultation for a Chinese restaurant in Kent and the Ba Gua across the road from one of their Chinese competitors was about 5 feet in size, now that is big, the average size is 4-6 inches. In Asia there are many tactics used to compete with other businesses, these can be a Ba Gua mirror with pointing arrows on it or a cannon, this will give very bad energy to the company it is pointing at.
Examples of negative energy (sha chi) that you may use a ba gua mirror:
- A large building or corners of a building especially if they are a negative building such as a prison, hospital, police station, military base, animal research centre, government building or similar.
- Electric power pylons
- A T-junction where the road points towards the home or office.
- Very large trees that are too close to a building
- A telegraph pole or any sort of tower.
- Slaughter houses and meat processing factories
- Unsightly structures or landscapes in front of your home or business.
- An electrical station or sub-station opposite your home or business.
- A graveyard, cemetery, mortuary or undertakers opposite your home or office.
- Generally schools are ok although some upper schools with a bad reputation (mixed hormones) can give a lot of negative sha qi and I would place a flat ba gua mirror pointing towards the school although if they cause you no problems at all I would not use one.
Red, green and gold Ba Gua mirrors
The flat ba gua mirrors we sell will always have the colours red, green and gold and In Feng Shui, each colour is representative of different energies;
- Red – Represents the summer, illumination and growth.
- Gold – Represents late summer, growth, productivity and success.
- Green – Represents spring, inspiration and strength.
Concave ba gua Mirrors
The concave ba gua mirror (bowed inwardly) is used to neutralise and absorb negative energies passively rather than reflecting the energies back, as is the case with flat mirrors (neutral) or more aggressively convex mirrors. A conacave and flat ba gua is an effective and more humane way to disperse harmful energies sha qi without harming those around us. The concave mirror is alos used to bring in positive eneertgy from maybe a junior school or any other positive enerertgy buiding or landscape, either way you should really seek advice from a Feng Shui
Convex Ba gua Mirrors
These are more effective for extremely harmful cha qi like prisons, hospitals and graveyards and you should not use these for normal house neighbours as it can make their situation much worse. Convex (bowed outwards) ba gua mirrors are best used with the supervision of a good Feng Shui master and it is very rare that Michael Hanna would use one of these as it in his words “it is like cracking a walnut with a sledge hammer”
Ba Gua mirrors are one of the most popular Feng Shui symbols of protection and are often referred to as the antibiotic of Feng Shui. In some Feng Shui schools it may also be referred to as a Pa Kua mirror and they are one of the most effective all round cures that can be used to protect your home.
FlatBa gua Mirrors
These are by far the safest to use and are a very effective Feng Shui cure normally placed above your door looking onto the offending object although they can be place in any part of the building. If you are not sure which type of mirror to use it is much safer to use the flat type.
As with all our products they are cleansed from negative energy and empowered with positive energy, this is especially important with a Ba Gua mirror, for more details on purchasing one please visit this link.
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