the SCENE: my SISTER's new house.
Protect your home from bad Qi flow!
Oh, hmm, the feng shui in this house isn't that good. You'll need to put up a ba gua on the front door. That should keep the evil spirits from coming right through the main entry way into your bedroom.
Well, the police are saying that burglars have been targetting homes with ba gua on the front doors. They say it fits the rich asian profile, and they've been having a lot of break-ins recently.
. . .
Well, we'll just have to hang it inside the house, then.
The Ba Gua design is often used as a frame for a small mirror
that can be hung to deflect bad luck
and evil spirits
. They can be hung inside or outside a building. Local considerations may be a factor, as illustrated above. It can be seen as the Chinese
answer to dream catcher
s and mandala
, in its ability to protect
as well as pass on a little bit about native culture in the telling.
Some examples of when to use the Ba Gua mirror, gleaned from JadeDragon.com and personal experience:
- A cemetery, mortuary or other negative place is located across the street from your home or business.
- The corner of the neighboring building is pointed at your front door.
- The building across the street burned down.
- An electrical transformer box is near your property.
- Your property is being vandalized or trespassed against.
- The walkway to your front door is linear with no fence or curves to intercept negative energy.
- Your desk is at the end of a long hall.
- You must sit with your back to the room entrance.
(i.e., place the ba gua mirror on the wall you are facing so that the energy of anyone entering is caught by the mirror.)
bears out the potency
of the ba gua
. I personally believe it has much to do with reducing anxiety
about the impact of the situations listed. It is noted that in times when no ba gua mirrors are available, a normal mirror
of any size
can produce similar results.