In 8 Mansions Feng Shui system, there are
2 core components of the system which is the Life Gua and the
House Gua. This article specifically explains on the House Gua formula on
how to determine the House Gua number. Once the House Gua has been
determined, we then able to associate each sector of the house using
9 grids demarcation with the 8 wondering stars and determine the
positive sectors and negative sectors of the house. This will be the
reference point to qualify whether the house have the internal good,
average or bad Feng Shui.
The first step to determine the House Gua is to look at the house
direction. House direction refer to the overall house orientation
that build to be facing. It is not the main door facing. Once the
house direction has been determined, opposite of the house facing is
the house sitting direction. This sitting direction of the house
is the reference point to determine the House Gua. Once the
sitting direction has been obtained, the House Gua can be determined
by referring to the Lo Shu chart.
Based on the above example, the house is
facing South and opposite of the facing direction is North which is
the sitting direction. Sitting direction as explain earlier
determine the House Gua. Therefore in this example, the House Gua is
Another example above, the house is facing Southwest. The sitting
direction which is opposite of the facing is Northeast. Therefore,
house sitting Northeast House Gua is number 8.
Based on East Group and West Group
reference table that has been
explain in Life Gua and
8 Wondering Stars, it is applied exactly the
same in House Gua. If the House Gua number is 1, 3, 4, 9 the house
is in East group houses. If the House Gua number is 2, 6, 7, 8 the
house is in West group houses. In the generic and simple principle,
if you are in East group category according to your Life Gua, you
should look for East group houses. If you are in West group category
according to your Life Gua, you should look for West group houses.
The reason behind this is because your favorable directions in your
Life Gua are the same as in your favorable sectors in House Gua.
Nevertheless, if you can't match both your Life Gua with the House
Gua, it is still fine as the House Gua take precedence over the Life
Gua. It is just added advantage if you can match both Life Gua and
House Gua in your house selection. In the nutshell, location takes
precedence over the direction. In Feng Shui, it is about the Qi
quality in the environment and in the house and personal Qi is just
added advantage. The Qi quality in the environment is more important
and how the house tapping into that Qi for the benefits of the
residents. House Gua therefore is more important than the Life Gua.
The House Gua method indirectly also solving the problem of East
group and West group in Life Gua application. Next article will
explain on how to
8 Mansions House Gua method.