Doors and windows to the outside act as entrances for energy. To keep these areas purified, and reflect the negative energy away from your home, the Feng Shui comes with a variety of options: try airing everything out, burn some incense, repair or remove broken things, remove all clutter from the furniture, and use of objects for health, and protection against bad energies from outside.
Beside these everyday actions you can take, Feng Shui also comes with some more options, like the use of objects to ward off negative energy; in this article, I will present to you two of these items: the Bagua (Pa Kua) Mirror, and the Glass Globe.
Using a Bagua Mirror
What is a Bagua Mirror?
The bagua mirror is a protective amulet used in the classical feng shui schools to deflect and ward off any “poison arrows” or “sha qi”, coming from a structure like a corner of a building or a sharp roof line directed towards your home.
In Feng Shui, the Bagua mirror protects, adjusts and balances Chi, especially that which is facing/coming at your home, or workplace.
Practitioners of feng shui must understand the power of feng shui bagua mirrors and make certain they use them correctly.
Never use them frivolously and, if in doubt, consult a qualified feng shui professional.
Where do you place a Bagua Mirror
In general, bagua mirrors are exclusively used for exterior feng shui adjustments. Bagua mirrors should not be placed in an interior environment, such as the outside of your apartment door inside of the building. In addition, the mirror should always face out and away from the home.
Flat, concave, or convex mirror?
You will find these three types of mirrors at the center of the bagua mirror: Flat, concave, and convex.
Flat mirrors are the most common. The flat mirror will reflect back equally what energy is received in the mirror.
Concave mirrors are shaped like a bowl, so they can receive energy. This shape will receive the energy and is said to take in the harm.
Convex mirrors are shaped like a dome, or the rear view mirror for your car. This shape is thought to push the energy back out. Convex mirrors are not recommended because they can produce harmful results which do more damage than good.
Using a Glass Globe
Another object that can be used very well to protect your house against negative energies is a glass globe. Any kind, and any color of globe may be used for this (even a Christmas ornament globe), but the recommendation, for the best results, is to use a clear glass globe (like the one in the picture.)
How does the Glass Globe Work?
The globe will be placed inside your home, just in front of the window, so all negative energies will get caught in it.
How do I Pick the Right Bagua Mirror
If you are unsure which type of mirror to use, choose a flat mirror, which can remedy the situation without using excessive force.
If you think you need more force than this mirror can offer, you should rather consult a Feng Shui Professional.