Where To Place Bagua (Pa Kua) Mirrors To Neutralize Negative Energy
The Bagua (Pa Kua) is one of the unmistakable symbols of feng shui.
It is also commonly used in Taoist cosmology.
The Bagua is basically an arrangement of trigrams in an octagon formation that unlocks, or even unleashes, metaphysical energy.
Regarding the arrangement of trigrams, do take note that there are 2 types of arrangement:
- Early heaven arrangement (Yin)
- Later heaven arrangement (Yang)
For the purpose of protection, a Bagua should consist of the early arrangement.
Because the arrangement consists of 8 trigrams residing in the North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest, there is an empty space in the center where it is neutral.
And as the Bagua is used centuries ago as a form of protection against negative energy (sha qi) and evil, practitioners came up with the idea to install a mirror right at the center where the empty space is.
Mirrors are commonly used in the practice in feng shui to reflect and absorb.
Having a mirror with a Bagua further increases the potency of the Bagua to protect the household from “poison arrows”.
Thus, the Bagua mirror was conceived.
Using Bagua mirror
The most common mistake homeowners make about the placement of Baguas is that they don’t realize how powerful an artifact it actually is.
Not only does it protect a residence by defending against negative energy, it also attacks by blasting out killing vibes.
In fact, it is so potent that it should never be used in the house itself. If you must install it in the house, which is not recommended, do position it to face outwards at all times.
Placing it in the bedroom for example, facing where you place the bed is metaphysical suicide.
This is why it is most commonly observed positioned above the front door of homes or windows.
If you are a feng shui enthusiast, you would know that any sharp or protruding structures pointing at your house, windows, or main door, is bad for feng shui.
The bagua mirror is a great item that can be used to counter the negative effects such hostile structures have on the energy of the house.
Also be mindful that the use of it inside house is not recommended. This means that you can use it in the premises as long as it is outside the house like in the front or back yard.
However, avoid having it face areas where people congregate like the deck or patio. Or they would be exposed to the negative energy originating from the mirror.
Finally, there is no “correct” or “wrong” direction for it to face. Just place it where you need protection from bad harmful energy.
Again. Never face it directly or confront it in any way.
Types of mirrors
There are 3 types of mirrors used on the Bagua mirror.
The flat one is neutral and serves the basic purpose of reflecting negative vibes to wherever it came from
The convex type curves and protrudes outwards. Blasting energy towards whatever is facing it.
The convex mirror is depressed and bends inward to absorb energy without firing out energy intentionally.
Personally, I would stay away from convex Bagua mirrors as it is more of an attack-minded mirror.