Should you use a Ba Gua mirror inside your home or office?

Should you use a Ba Gua mirror inside your home or office?

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You would be amazed at the number 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 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 unbroken 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 Feng Shui 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 the side of your home 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. They 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.
  • Slaughterhouses 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 concave 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 also used to bring in positive energy from maybe a junior school or any other positive energy building or landscape, either way, you should really seek advice from a Feng Shui Master or consultant.

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 sledgehammer”

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 placed 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.


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368 thoughts on “Should you use a Ba Gua mirror inside your home or office?

  1. I was just given a gift of a convex bagua mirror by someone who has had a bad past with my neighbor and I have experienced some slight negativity from him just involving my home which used to be his parents home , the home he grew up in . I do not want to inflict any harm to my neighbors as I understand where his bitterness and negativity comes from . I merely want to neutralize it . Where would be the best place to hang this mirror to only create peace ?

    1. Hi Jen,

      Convex mirrors are used to point negative energy back to the direction they came from so it would probably be best to avoid using this and instead use a flat mirror or concave mirror to avoid sending the negative energy back.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  2. Hi Daniel,

    I have a bus stop with the sign on it that’s like an axe shape that’s facing my front window – which ba gua is best to use or would something else be better for this? Any help would be much appreciated!

    Many thanks
    Cheryl

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      I would recommend placing a flat or concave mirror for the bus stop as a convex mirror would be too powerful when bouncing the negative energy back.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Hi Daniel,

        Thank you for this! It faces the back of the house but I can see it outside my window in the living room.

        Similarly, if I go upstairs, there is also a lamp post across the road facing the back opposite one of the bedroom windows – will the bagua used for the bus stop also counteract this or is this ok?

        Many thanks
        Cheryl

        1. Hi Cheryl,

          If the lamp post is in the same direction as the bus stop, this will work for both although if this is in a different direction, it would be best to place another mirror as the mirror should be faced directly towards the poison arrow.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

  3. Hi, my front door faces a t-section and on the right hand side of my house there is a cemetery, which I can also see from the back of my house. Ever since we have lived here we have had tremendous bad luck! Can I place a flat bagua mirror above the front door to deal with the t-section and one on the side door of my face facing the cemetery to ward off the cemetery energies? What other cures can I add to assist the chi around my home? I have a bird feeder on the fence going to the cemetery too

    1. Hi Alessia,

      Yes, a Ba Gua mirror will work well for this. I’d recommend placing a flat mirror as these are safer to use.

      to help with protection of your home and Qi, you can place a pair of Chi Lins or Fu Dogs on either side of your front door.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  4. Hi Daniel, I live in a 3 level terrace house, the front door faces east. There is no rear exit to our house but there are side doors leading into our garden & a driveway between our house & the adjacent northern neighbours (also a multi level terrace).
    Adjacent to us on the south side is an apartment block. The front of the apartment block is situated directly on a moderately busy footpath while our terrace is set back approx 2 metres from the footpath. The distance between both buildings is approx 60cm.
    The garbage collection room for the apartment block is located on the ground floor (adjacent to our front door). We are often affected by the smell of garbage or the smell of strong disinfectant invading our living areas.
    One of the residents on the 2nd floor of the apartment block, is a prolific smoker. We are often affected by the overpowering smell of cigarette smoke invading our living areas & bedrooms.
    This causes us discomfort & stress & means that we are rarely free to have the doors & windows at the front of our house open to allow fresh air into our living areas & bedrooms.
    We also have a large oversized tree directly in front of our home & power lines that pass across the front of our house at the 2nd level (bedroom) height.
    On the advise of a friend, I recently bought some flat Ba Gua to put at the front of our home.
    Given that multiple floors/levels of our home are affected, where would be the best place to put the Ba Gua?
    Will one be sufficient or should I have one on each floor/level?
    I also have a small jade dragon. Where would be a good place to position that?
    Thank you, I appreciate any advice.

    1. Hi Lyn,

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues around your home and hope that things improve for you.

      I would only place one Ba Gua mirror and would place this above your front door on the outside.

      The jade Dragon will work well in the northeast or northwest this year.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

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