The use of mirrors (including ba gua mirrors) in Feng Shui
michael | August 5, 2015
“Life is like a mirror. If we frown at it, it frowns back. If we smile, it returns the greeting”
Mirrors are important in Feng Shui and can be used as remedies and cures. They help Ch’i energy to move more harmoniously through your home or office. They can make a small room look larger, a dull room look brighter, increase your wealth and your luck, and deflect bad energy; altogether an amazing tool that has so many practical uses. I did an article on mirrors in the bedroom which you search for in the notes section.
- The front door of your home or business is crucial to the flow of Ch’i in and out of your property. Try this simple test. Stand at your front door and look out, checking to see what poison arrows (Sha Ch’i) are directed at your home/office. Sha Ch’i are lampposts, corners of neighbouring buildings, a road pointing towards your front door, end of a cul-de-sac, anything you feel is pointing at your home in a threatening way. The cure for this particular problem is a Ba Gua (Pa Kua) mirror. I have listed the different types below.
- Flat Ba Gua mirrors are eight sided with a mirror on the inside and trigrams on the outside. These are the most popular and can be purchased at most good Feng Shui shops. They are used as a general cure for any of the above problems. You must never use a plastic Ba Gua mirror; they are very bad and can cause many problems.
- Convex Ba Gua mirrors will reflect and expand Ch’i energy; they are mainly used to remove overbearing images such as a large neighbouring building, which could be an office block, prison or tower block. Do not use a Ba Gua mirror inside. You can use a normal convex mirror inside your home. For example, if you have a staircase directly in front of your front door your Ch’i energy is coming into your home/office and going straight up the stairs, which is not good for the whole home/office. Never have a flat mirror directly opposite your front door as any Ch’i entering is sent straight back out
- Concave Ba Gua mirrors should be used to draw in good Ch’i. For instance if you have a good setting for Feng Shui, such as a river, hills etc, place the mirror on the outside to draw in this good Ch’i.
- Good Feng Shui is never to be in a position where you cannot see what is behind you. A typical case would be sitting at your desk with your back to the door. The ideal solution would be to move the desk so you are facing the door, however this is not always possible, therefore the best cure is to place a normal mirror in front of you so that you can see the door behind you. Do not use a Ba Gua mirror though.
- An excellent cure we have used for many businesses is placing a mirror beside your shop till with a crystal faceted sphere hanging above. We have always had positive feed back on this cure; in fact we use it ourselves. It is said to double your wealth luck.
- Never place two mirrors opposite each other as they just bounce the Ch’i energy from one to another.
- Mirrors and bedrooms, hmmmm tough one this. I am sure 99% of our readers, male or female and myself included, would not like to do without a mirror in the bedroom. If you have a mirror you should try and have a full-length mirror where you can see all your body when looking into it, or a mirror that you can see your entire head. At night they should be covered as well as any reflective items such as TV, computers, glass picture frames etc. You only need cover the ones that look onto your bed. When you sleep you expel unwanted thoughts and emotions through Ch’i leaving your body, a reflective material such as a mirror, TV etc sends them straight back to you.
- Long corridors or narrow hallways. Stagger mirrors on either side (never have them facing each other) to slow the Ch’i energy as well as creating a wider and brighter area. At the end of the hallway try and place the mirror where it can catch some natural light to flow through the area.
- Always keep your mirrors and windows clean and replace broken or cracked mirrors immediately.
“ You can lose up to 30% of daylight from having dirty windows or mirrors”