Feng Shui Bagua Basics for Your Home or Office

Feng Shui Bagua Map compass

Symbols / May 6, 2017

Question: I am fascinated with feng shui and want to apply it in my home. I understand the feng shui bagua, but have a question about the feng shui reading of the compass. Do I use magnetic north or true north for best feng shui? Thank you.

Answer: Good question! Before I answer it, be sure you know the difference between the two feng shui schools of applying the bagua, as many people apply both feng shui bagua schools at the same time, this creating difficulty, and confusion.

In order to experience results from applying feng shui, one has to be confident and clear with using the main feng shui tools, which are the feng shui bagua and the five elements theory.

You do not necessarily have to know these tools in order to improve the feng shui energy of your home; not at all. You can create a lot of positive, vibrant energy just by applying such steps as clearing clutter, working with color, decorating with good feng shui symbols in mind, improving the quality of air and light, etc. However, for lasting results, it is good to explore, understand and apply the feng shui bagua and the five elements theory.

If you want to work with the Classical feng shui school bagua, then you need to know how to take the right compass reading of your home or office.

Even though a simple step, I noticed that the topic of feng shui compass reading can also create confusion. Let's make it simple.


Feng Shui Compass Reading:

We know that True North refers to the location of the North Pole, so it is a constant (in geographic terms). Our maps are based on True North, and some of them show the difference between the two types of North.

Magnetic North is different from True North; it tends to shift and change because it is connected to the magnetic field of our planet. There is always a deviation between True North and Magnetic North. This is called magnetic declination and is due to the fact that the magnetic field lines of the earth are always changing.

The feng shui dilemma on which North to use for accurate feng shui work can be easily resolved by looking at the roots of feng shui, or, more precisely, at its essence.

Source: www.thespruce.com