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After the feng shui bagua chart has been created, one must take a long, hard look at their outdoor space. This is something that should not be shrugged off. It is very important to take a true look at what you have, where it is located and how it is presented.
The first step in this process is to remove the clutter. This includes empty pots, containers, hanging baskets and garden tools. If a garden shed is available, these items can be stored there. If a storage shed is not available, consider storing the items in a basement or on shelves.
Clutter in feng shui is not limited to items though but also includes spent flowers, dead trees and plant material along with weeds. After all these items have been removed from the environment, it is time to really look at ones garden space. Start this evaluation inside your home. Ordinate your bagua chart to the direction of the front door. If you have windows along the front of your home, look how the sunlight comes into the home. Are there trees blocking this light? Is there plant material blocking the front door entrance?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art form that has been around for over 300 years. The basic premise of this art form is that balancing the natural, physical and astronomical energies around us can help us live a happier life. This is achieved by understanding that the environment is alive and full of energy (chi). Balancing this energy can result in personal harmony.
Before your garden can be designed with harmony, one must make their garden’s energy map. This map can be known as the feng shui bagua, pakua or bagua. The design of this map consists of eight areas or trigrams that are then divided into an individual element, color and life area.
A traditional feng shui compass is normally used to create this map but a common outdoor compass will work just as well. Since one’s home is part of the landscape, the front of the home is a good place to start when discovering the property’s bagua. To begin the process, take a direction reading while you are standing inside the front door. Write down this number; repeat this process in two other locations in the home that face the front yard direction.