In my previous DIY feng shui series posts you have learnt how to locate the main door and select the direction for the same, the next step in ba zhai µΩ is knowing the location of your bedroom and the direction of your bed head.
In any feng shui system there are rules to be followed. Like the main door even bedrooms have a set of rules. Rules can be confusing especially when there is more than one person penning them down. Over the years different masters have added their understandings, even as I write this article contemporary masters rewrite the rules as they understand them.
In ba zhai µΩ it is important to understand the difference between location and direction. Personal directions are derived from a person’s gua number whereas auspicious and inauspicious locations are derived from the house. Correct blending is required, relying on one and not following the other will be detrimental.
The bedroom is an area where you rejuvenate and recharge yourself. Different masters have different opinions on the location of the bedroom.
1.1 – Most contemporary masters of feng shui agree that the bedroom should be in one of the houses four auspicious locations. If this matches with your auspicious directions then it is even better.
e.g. For the above example let’s take a gua 7 person (auspicious directions are northwest, southwest, northeast and west) a house sitting west (auspicious locations are similar to the gua 7 person) and facing east will be ideal. In this case the location of the bedroom should be in southwest, northeast and west.
1.2 – Some contemporary masters say bedrooms should be located in one of your four auspicious directions especially if the house gua system locations doesn’t match with your directions.
e.g. For a gua 1 person (auspicious directions are southeast, east, south and north) a house sitting west and facing east will not be suitable, however, if the person is living in one, then, according to some contemporary masters the person should opt for location of his/her bedroom according to their personal gua system. For this case the bedroom should still be located in north or south or east even though according to the house gua system these locations are inauspicious.
My observations on 1.1 and 1.2 –
One of the basic rules in feng shui is location before direction. Also the time factor plays a major role, you can stay in a bad location according to the house gua system and good direction according to your personal gua system but if the timing is wrong, in others words, if the inauspicious star is bad during that particular year or month expect some bad things to happen depending on which inauspicious area you live in.
In some cases it is not possible to change bedrooms, in these cases location of the bed and direction of the bed head matters.
1.3 – If a couple of different favorable directions have to choose a bedroom then some masters say that the room should match the main earning person, however the door to the room could match the other halves favorable direction (in this case nien yen is the best direction).
e.g. – If you are gua 9 and your spouse is gua 7 living in a north facing house then you could locate your bedroom in the south or southeast and have the door to the bedroom facing west.
My observation for 1.3 –
The door is the mouth of a house, and in this case the mouth of a room, it is wiser to locate the door according to favorable locations of the house then the personal gua. In the above case the room and the door don’t match elementally and this can create more problems than harmony.
1.4 – If a couple of different favorable directions have to choose a bedroom then some masters say that the room should match the person whose personal gua’s direction doesn’t match the house gua location, in other words if the house is unsuitable for you and suitable for your partner then opt for a room that is suitable according to your personal gua number.
e.g. – If you are gua 9 and your spouse is gua 7 living in a north facing house then according to few contemporary masters you should locate your bedroom in the west or southwest even though the locations are unsuitable according to the house gua location.
My observation for 1.4 –
One of the basic rules in feng shui is location before direction. Also the time factor plays a major role, you can stay in a bad location according to the house gua system and good direction according to your personal gua system but if the timing is wrong, in others words, if the inauspicious star is bad during that particular year or month expect some bad things to happen depending on which inauspicious area you live in. You have to consider the main earning member, if gua 9 is the main earning member than it would be better to locate the bedroom in the south or southeast.
1.5 – Most contemporary masters agree that the door to the bedroom should be located in the nien yen location of the house gua system, most suitable if both partners and house gua are favorable with each other.
1.6 – Most contemporary masters suggest that the location of bedroom should preferably be in the fu wei area according to the house gua system. If not possible then tien yi or nien yen is second choice. Sheng qi is not selected as the bedroom area because the qi of sheng qi is considered to be extremely strong and vibrant to allow a person to have good sound sleep.
1.7 – Some contemporary masters suggest that the location of bedroom should preferably be in the fu wei area according to the personal gua system. If not possible then tien yi or nien yen is second choice.
It is important to note that bed head means the direction your head is in while you lie down. You may have your bed located in the south portion of your room but if you place your head towards the north then it means your bed head is towards the north.
2.1 – All masters agree that the bed head should be towards one of the favorable directions according to the personal gua system preferably towards fu wei, tien yi or nien yen . It is the location of the bed that they differ in opinion.
2.2 – Some masters suggest that the location of the bed should be according to the good location of the house, therefore according to some masters if you are gua 1 staying in west facing house and your bedroom is located in the north then you can place your bed in east, southeast or north.
2.3 – Some contemporary masters suggest that the location of the bed should be according to the favorable directions of the personal gua formula.
e.g. – If you are Gua 2 then the location of the bed should be in west, southwest or northwest it doesn’t matter what are the favorable locations according to the house gua formula.
2.4 – A few contemporary masters suggest that the location of the bed should be elementally suitable for that room otherwise effects will not be good.
e.g. – Each star whether auspicious or inauspicious is represented by an element, hence if you have the bedroom in fu wei location whose element is wood, it is preferable to have the location of the bed in fire or wood but not in metal or earth. Therefore, in this room you can locate the bed in fu wei or sheng qi but not in tien yi or nien yen.
My observations for 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 –
Bed location is best when it is elementally supported, especially when the room is located in an inauspicious area.
Locating the bed according to auspicious areas of the house gua system and keeping the direction of the bed head towards favorable direction of personal gua system is the best mixture. While applying this method do keep the timing factor and the elements in mind.
I would like to add that in my experience I have observed that it is what the person needs that matters and not what he/she wants. In other words if a person is going to have health problems this year then using the tien yi area for his/her bedroom would be good. To know the kind of luck you are going through it is essential to get your bazi (four pillars of destiny) analyzed.
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