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Where is the Energy in Your Home?

The Bagua Map

Here are step-by-step instructions for how to put the Bagua Map onto the floor plan of your own space.

1. Draw a sketch of the floor plan of your space. This should be the birds-eye view as if you are looking down on it.

2. Draw a square or rectangle over the floor plan in the shape of the Bagua map. Your floor plan may not be a rectangle or square and may be missing some areas, draw the shape as if you are looking down on the house. This applies to apartments and condos or if you live in one room, draw the shape as if you are looking down on it.

3. Stand at the front door with the map perpendicular to the floor with the Entrance Quadrant touching your stomach. This will tell you the direction to overlay the Bagua map onto the floor plan of your home.

4. Now divide your home with the Bagua map overlaid on it in nine equal sections. This will identify for you where all of the key nine areas are of your home are. The wealth area will always be the far left quadrant of the home and the Love and Marriage the far right section.

Now walk around your home and look at each section of the Bagua observing exactly what is there. Do you find the junk closet in the wealth area? Perhaps the Love and Marriage area is missing all together from your floor plan? Do you have a dead or dying plant in the health area?

If you are missing areas of the Bagua, you can do a mini-bagua for each room that you can, taking the shape of the room and orienting the Bagua from the main entrance. Enhance the section of the room that pertains to the missing area of the Bagua in as many rooms as possible which will energetically bring this back into your space.

If you have a multi-level home, do this fore each level using the main floor to orient to Bagua map. You may find you have two or three of the same areas of the Bagua, what ever is above will be below. Enhance these areas accordingly. Please note, you do not change the direction of the Bagua for each floor. Once you determine the way the Bagua map is to go according to the front door, this same direction will apply to all floors.

If you use another door other than the actual front door of the home, you will still orient the Bagua map according to the true front door, even if you primarily use another entrance.

Put on your new Feng Shui eyes and see what kinds of ah’ha’s show up for you as you look at your home in this new way. Now work on clutter clearing and enhancing these areas with objects that represent what it is you do want to bring into your life.

Don’t be surprised at how quickly these things start to show up for you. Your environment is a powerful ally, which can both serve or hinder your progress. Learning about this powerful art and science will give you invaluable tools to set the course of your life in the direction of your highest aspirations!

Your comments are always welcome.

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at

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10:09PM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

12:34PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

2:53AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Thank you once more Erica :)

11:12PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

11:55AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Thank you.

2:28PM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Thank you.

3:40AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Thank you :)

2:54AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013


2:51AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

I instinctively feel stressed if i am in a cluttered room. For that reason I am very tidy - it gives me a sense of calm. I also always have plants and flowers in the home, and ALWAYS have a
Lilly plant in the lounge. Recently i said to my husband that I hoped our home evoked a sense of peace and calm for others when they were here, as it does for us. As if on cue, my brother-in-law and his wife came over for their annual visit, and he commented on how peaceful he always felt in the house and garden, but particularly the lounge.
I find that, even if a house is tidy, if they have too many things in there, you don't know where to look, and it's like overloading your senses.

2:59PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Thank you for a great article.

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