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

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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.

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