Feng Shui Bagua Map Basics for Your Home

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The Feng Shui Bagua map (also called ba-gua or pakua) is one of the main tools utilized in Feng Shui to analyze the energy of any given space. For this particular post, I am focusing on the BTB [Black Hat] bagua map of Feng Shui.  

Translated from Chinese, bagua literally means "8 areas.” You could perceive the bagua map as an energy map or life station map, that is superimposed over an entire floor plan, single room or yard to show where the eight corresponding energy meridians are located. 


What are the eight Ba-gua Map life sections?


  • Health & Family [Ancestors]
  • Wealth & Abundance
  • Fame & Reputation
  • Marriage & Relationships
  • Creativity & Children
  • Helpful People & Travel
  • Career & Life Journey 
  • Spirituality, Knowledge & Wisdom


Learn how to place the bagua map over your home in 4 easy steps:


1. Print out or hand draw your home's entire floor plan. If you have a multiple level home, to begin just focus on the first level. Remember to include all rooms; bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, etc. Indicating where windows, hallways, patio doors, stairs and the garage is located, is all necessary. The example I have above is of a one bedroom apartment. 

Side Note: Its suggested to have a floor plan that is in the shape of a square or rectangle. Why? These shapes relate to wholeness and offer a strong supportive foundation to build upon energetically. I will create another post to share what happens when you do not have the 'perfect' square or rectangular floor plan shape. 


2. Locate your actual front door entrance and face the front door side of your floor plan at your belly. 





3. To the best of your ability, divide the entire floor plan into 9 even sections. I illustrated this concept in the above diagram. You'll notice there are nine life sections indicated. Health is in the center box (creating 9 sections), which is also called 'the heart of the home' or ' tai chi.' 


4. Place your Ba-gua map side-by-side with the drawing of your floor plan and transfer the life sections onto your drawing.   


How did you ? If you wish to share in the comment box, please do.   


 You may also enjoy: 5 Ba-gua Map Life Sections not to Ignore when Feng Shui-ing Your Home



All Photos of Ba-gua Maps copyright 2017 by Feng Shui Manhattan, Inc

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Laura. Interesting project for later in the day. Enjoy your day.

Jun 22, 2017 06:26 AM #1
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Wow Laura, this is a learning opportunity for me. It's above my pay grade, so I'll still keep you on retainer.

Jun 22, 2017 06:50 AM #2
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Very interesting. Do you leave the garage off the map or do you add it?

Jun 22, 2017 07:07 AM #3
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Do you then use the elements and colors in the appropriate areas of the house?

Jun 22, 2017 07:14 AM #4
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Laura, thank you for always freely sharing. 

Jun 22, 2017 12:38 PM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Laura.  Thanks for sharing this valuable primer on the use of the Feng Shui Bagua map.

Jun 24, 2017 04:54 AM #6
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Laura Cerrano WOW, interesting

Jun 28, 2017 10:59 AM #7
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