Q&A Sunday: How Do I Lay the Bagua on My Odd Shaped Home?

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I am having trouble thinking through what is the center of the apartment, or the Health area. Is it the living/dining area? The kitchen? The room where we exercise?

Mary P., New York, NY

A note to the readers: This was a followup question to “Q&A Sunday: Feng Shui for Illnesses” from last week. We offered a suggestion to activate the center of the home.

Hi Mary, 

This is a wonderful question, and I think it will be helpful for our readers. Yes, this is an odd shaped home! There’s a super complicated way to find the center, but instead I’m going to suggest something simpler. One of my teachers wrote “Simple understands complicated”! 

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When I see the floor plan, I see the shape of a gun. Which is not good or bad, but it can be powerful. And, the trigger of the gun would be located right at your front door. So when I gave you the suggestion to activate your Health area in our post last week, it was really about triggering major healing. Because the Health area is in the center, it touches and energizes all the areas of the bagua (and all the areas of your life). In your case, there is not a clear center, but you have a clear trigger area that can do the same thing. You can use the same suggestions from last week, but instead of the center of the home, use the front door area to generate a powerful spark to create healing in the home.

I also loved your question, because your answer tells me that you related the center of your life to the living and dining areas, or to the kitchen. Your words can inform how you can also spend more time in those areas of the home with your husband to produce more healing energy.

And in case you were wondering, in a floor plan like this one, I would not use the bagua on the entire home. Instead you can lay a bagua on each individual room. If you’re interested in learning more about how to use feng shui for health, or on odd shaped floor plans, be sure to check out our feng shui cerification program at Mindful Design School.com!

by Anjie Cho


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