A Beginner's Guide to the Ba Gua: Understanding the Feng Shui Energy Map The feng shui Ba Gua is a map of the invisible world. It defines what areas within your home influence which aspects of your life experience. It’s an essential feng shui tool, and the source of a great deal of confusion to many newcomers to feng shui, who are likely to find conflicting or contradictory information in the various books and websites they encounter.
A key factor in the confusion that surrounds feng shui today is that different styles and methods of feng shui have developed over the centuries. Some very old methods are still practiced today, while new variations have evolved to meet the needs and expectations of a modern audience.
Traditional Chinese methods of feng shui have withstood the test of time, not just in China, but around the globe. Why, then, have new approaches – including the modern ba gua – emerged in recent decades? Is there really a need to reinvent the wheel? What does the modern ba gua have to offer, and why might you want to use it?
The purpose of this ebook is to answer those questions by providing you with an overview of the various methods of feng shui in use today. I’ll introduce you to the different forms of the ba gua, help you choose which style of feng shui will best suit your home and personality, and suggest some first steps for using feng shui successfully in your home. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the pros and cons of different feng shui systems, and learn why I’m a fan of the modern approach while honoring what the traditional schools have to offer.
Whether you are new to feng shui or just curious about what the different methods have to offer, A Beginner’s Guide to the Ba Gua provides valuable insight for your feng shui journey.