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Southern Hemisphere: How To Apply the Feng Shui Bagua

Understand the correct feng shui bagua application in the Southern hemisphere

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Southern Hemisphere: How To Apply the Feng Shui Bagua

Applying feng shui in the modern days requires both an intelligent and intuitive approach. Feng shui is not a rigid set of rules; it is an ancient body of knowledge based on the deep wisdom of natural, universal rhythms flowing all around us.

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One of the most difficult, as well as controversial feng shui topics revolve around the application of bagua, which is the feng shui energy map of any given space. The reasons are many - from feng shui being an ancient art and science (over 3,000 years!) which leaves room for many mis-interpretations to simple mis-understanding of obvious facts.

If you are working on the feng shui of your home or office and find it difficult to apply the bagua, we have a variety of tips, resources and short videos to help you out.

Here are just a few tips and answers to most commonly asked questions about the feng shui bagua applications: We know that bagua, or the feng shui energy map is the foundation of feng shui work as it assigns different energies to different directions.

For example, North has the energy related to your career, and is nourished by the water feng shui element energy. South has strong fire feng shui element energy and supports your efforts in expressing your inner fire, your talents and creativity.

Now, even if you have mastered the feng shui bagua basics and feel confident in understanding its energies, what happens if you live in the Southern hemisphere? Do you apply feng shui the same way in Australia as you would in Austria?

The brief answer is "No, you do not." The long answer is here and it is based on the fact that feng shui evolved as a study of earth energies, not as a body of rigid rules. The cycles in the Southern hemisphere are opposite to the cycles in the Northern hemisphere, and you cannot feng shui any place without actually listening to its rhythms, understanding its cycles and following its basic movement of energies.

Here is just one basic fact: If you live in the Northern hemisphere - where feng shui was developed thousands of years ago in China - you know you receive the Fire element/Strong Sun/Yang energy while facing the South direction.

However, if you live in the Southern hemisphere, the Fire element/Strong Sun/Yang energy is coming from the North, not from the South. Shouldn't you reverse the feng shui bagua, then, so that it correctly reflects the present energies? Yes, of course, you should.

Let's look at the difference in feng shui bagua application in the Southern Hemisphere versus the Northern hemisphere. I will use specific colours as corresponding to feng shui elements needed in each bagua area, as well as note the energies as related to one's life, such as the energy of health in the East bagua area, for example.

I will also show the numbers, or feng shui stars some of you might be familiar with from either using the flying star school of feng shui, or from understanding the Lo Shu Square, which is the foundation of the feng shui bagua.

We know that no matter where on earth one is located, the sun always rises in the East and sets in the West. However, in the Southern hemisphere, the Sun moves through the Northern skies to set in the West, while in the Northern hemisphere the Sun's route is through the Southern skies.

So if you live in Canada, for example, the hottest, strongest, most fiery energy in your bagua map is in the South bagua area with its feng shui element of Fire, #9 and the energy connected to Fame & Reputation.

If you live in New Zealand, though, the hottest, strongest, most fiery energy in your bagua map is in the North bagua area, which, respectively, will have the feng shui element of Fire, # 9 and the energy connected to Fame & Reputation.

The energies of numbers, or feng shui stars, in the Lo Shu Square interact in a specific way, and once you understand the pattern in the flow of their interaction, it becomes easy to reverse the bagua because the logic is obvious.

Let's first take a look at the feng shui bagua we are all familiar with, the classical bagua as applied in the Northern hemisphere.

Feng Shui Bagua in the Northern Hemisphere
SOUTHEAST
#4 Wood Element
Wealth
SOUTH
#9 Fire Element
Fame
SOUTHWEST
#2 Earth Element
Love & Marriage
EAST
#3 Wood Element
Health
CENTER
#5
Heart/Yin Yang Point
WEST
#7 Metal Element
Creativity/Children
NORTHEAST
#8 Earth Element
Spiritual Growth/Cultivation
NORTH
#1 Water Element
Career/Path in Life
NORTHWEST
#6 Metal Element
Helpful People/Blessings


Now let's look at the correct application of feng shui bagua in the Southern hemisphere.

In the Southern hemisphere the strongest, most fiery energy of the Sun - the midday Sun - is in the Northern skies, opposite to the strongest Sun energy being in the Southern skies in the Northern hemisphere. It is a reverse, mirror-like expression.

Feng Shui Bagua in the Southern Hemisphere
SOUTHEAST
#8 Earth Element
Spiritual Growth/Cultivation
SOUTH
#1 Water Element
Career/Path in Life
SOUTHWEST
#6 Metal Element
Helpful People/Blessings
EAST
#3 Wood Element
Health
CENTER
#5
Heart/Yin Yang Point
WEST
#7 Metal Element
Creativity/Children
NORTHWEST
#4 Wood Element
Wealth
NORTH
#9 Fire Element
Fame
NORTHEAST
#2 Earth Element
Love & Marriage



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