Bagua is the energy map of Feng Shui and has ancient origin. It was originally known as pa-k'ua. Over the years, it has changed to bagua. The map, or chart, is a system of trigrams, which consists of solid and broken lines, with a mirror in the center. It was devised by the Chinese King Wen, around three thousand years back. Ba-Gua describes the different changes taking place in the universe. When examined, it resembles an eight point compass, with a particular trigram linked with each direction.
The solid lines on the Pa Kua denote Yang, while the broken lines
symbolize Yin. The trigram with two or more broken lines is considered
Yin and the one with two or more solid lines is considered Yang. The Yin
trigrams are linked with receptive energy and stillness. The Yan
trigrams are related with expansive energy and action. The basic
principle behind trigrams is the Chinese assumption that if they knew
how things changed with time, they could predict future. This forms the
foundation of I-Ching, the Book of Divination.
Bagua brings luck and prosperity along with positive energy. It is
octagonal in shape and is placed on the main door of the house. The
map/chart is usually encased in a wooden frame and is about four to six
inches in measurement. Bagua is usually placed on the outside, at the
entry points of negative energy, to ward off any bad luck. Thus, you
should be careful while buying a bagua for your home. Also, the
placement of the same is equally important. Buy only good quality Pa Kua
to maximize the result.
Bagua has following benefits: