Mirror, mirror shield and protect us
Not happy with the location of your house and its surroundings? Bagua mirrors then are a must for you
The Bagua mirror ( commonly known as t he Pakua mirror) in Feng Shui is an effective remedy and a well known cure for protection against Sha Chi (negative energy) in locations of properties considered ‘unfavourable’. Mirrors purify and transform the energy of a space to balance the yin and yang components and when combined with powerful yet dormant energy of the Bagua they become active shields of protection.
In Feng Shui, ba means eight and gua means a trigram or an area. Thus, the Pakua template is octagonal in shape with eight edges and eight trigrams to cover the eight areas of one’s life. The strength of the Bagua lies in the Lou Shu diagram and the arrangement of the eight binary symbols that invoke the protection of heaven and earth. Ideally, it should have a round convex mirror (bowed outward) in the centre to absorb negativity and ward off the evil eye.
While these mirrors date back to the 10th century, the Bagua itself originated over 200 years before that. Pakua mirrors resemble a traffic sign, as if saying stop to all the poison arrows and evil eyes that are aimed intentionally or unintentionally at the owner. They are also symbols of good fortune, prosperity and good luck.
Legend has it that when evil spirits would look at their reflection in the Pakua mirror they would get frightened and leave the occupants alone. The poison arrows coming from one’s ill wishers literally bounce off the mirror and spread back into the environment.
There are ways to use it if the main door of your house faces a T-point or a traffic junction, hospital, a mortuary or a graveyard, a metro or a rail line over- pass, police station, a lamp post, electricity tower or a large tree that blocks your front view etc. If there are bridges and flyovers opposite to your main entrance, they attract unsettling chi that lead to illness and sorrow for the people. In such a case, hang the mirror above your main door so that it traps and deflects the Sha Chi back into the environment. For example, if the building of a competitor overshadows/dwarfs your office or a construction site disrupts the harmony of your space, hang a Bagua mirror outside for protection.
By placing it in the north you can protect your wealth. However, never place a Bagua mirror inside the premises. The same shield of protection that guards against attacks will act as a potent weapon proving to be fatal for the occupants.
The visual cue to changing your Ba gua mir ror i s i t s deterioration. This happens when the Bagua absorbs too much negative energy. It is then said to have completed its work or mission.