Feng Shui House Shapes:
Place the bagua map over any floor plan

Feng shui house shapes can be complicated, but by following these instructions you will find it easy to place the bagua map over any floor plan.

The best shapes for a feng shui home are square or rectangle since there would be no missing corners.

However you many have a difficult and irregular floor plan making it more complicated to define the bagua map. There are a multitude of other possible shapes and they could include a  L-shaped, T-shaped, U-shaped  Z-shaped or a Pyramid/Triangle dwelling. 

Instructions are given here to guide you to be able to properly treat any irregular feng shui house shapes.  

Possible Irregular Feng Shui House Shapes

In order to align the bagua map you will  "stretch" the nine sectioned bagua over the shape of your floor plan. 

You will do this first by drawing a sketch of your floor plan as well as a sketch of a bagua map, keeping them both scaled to the same size. Then you will superimpose the two of them together.

The complete directions to create a feng shui house plan and a bagua map are available by within this website.

Below are possible house shapes, including regular and irregular feng shui house shapes. Read on....


Square Shape: Square is the most perfect feng shui house shape. It is free of missing corners and is balanced since it's equal on all four sides. When aligning this shape home, make your bagua map sketch in the shape of a square.


Rectangle Shape: A rectangle home that is not too narrow, like in this graphic, is a good feng shui house shape as far as missing corners go. But a long, straight hallway could create fast moving chi energy.  When making a sketch of the bagua map to place over your floor plan, this is an easy shape to work with. Simply make your bagua in the shape of your home. Read about the cure for a straight hallway in the next shape, rectangle shape narrow.


Rectangle Shape Narrow: A very narrow rectangle can create a problem with chi energy. Energy can move too quickly down a long hallway creating sharp, yang energy which is too harsh. Meandering chi energy is better to have. Also this shape can make a person feel compressed. This shape might be more commonly found in a business rather than a home. The good news is that it has no missing corners, and it's easy to align the bagua map with your floor plan. The cure for a long narrow hallway is to put something in the hallway to allow the chi to meander. A plant placed on the floor in the hallway or something that would break up the straignt line and force the moving chi to move around an object would help to break up the sharp chi. If the hallway is too narrow for anything on the floor, then hang a wind chime or something dangling that the chi must go around.


Circular Shape: Make an octagon bagua map sketch to superimpose with your floor plan sketch. There won't be missing corners with this floor plan which is good. The qi/chi energy in a circular shape will circulate around and around causing lots of energy. This shape would work well for a commercial business like a sports complex where lots of energy is desirable. A circular shaped home might have too much energy for some people to be comfortable to live in.

Octagon Shape


Pyramid Shape: A pyramid shaped building might be found more readily in a church setting rather than a home. But there are indeed homes made in this pyramid style. A triangle is the elemental shape for fire. This shape would serve a church better than a home since the odd shaped top of the building would be open like a cathedral and without floors for living space. In a home setting the rooms on the second floor or higher,feel very awkward and uncomfortable because the walls are closing in on you. It's difficult to hang mirrors and place furniture against the walls. Bathrooms on the upper levels can be very cramped. Since this is the fire element, balancing of the elements needs special attention.If this home has more than one level, create a bagua map sketch for each level. The first level should be a square, so it's unlikely that there are missing corners. 


L-shaped: This shape is like two rectangles that have been put together. Both of the two rectangles would be narrow and shouldn't be confused with a home with missing corners. You will treat both rectangles as their own separate structures. Place the bagua separately over each side so that you will essentially have two different renditions of the bagua to balance. One side will be larger than the other, since the elbow of the shape will reside in one side making it the larger side to feng shui. If it's possible to group the kitchen and living room together, which are both yang, and the bedrooms and bathrooms together,which are both yin, then let this be your demarcation. 


T-shapedTreat this like two separate homes and make two floor plans and enhance each plan separately. The other option would be to cure the missing corners on both sides of the home.


U-shapedIf this home is very large then it's a good thing to have a U-shaped home. It is said that the green dragon and white tiger are embracing the home-meaning the two separate arms of the "U". However, if it's a normal size home then other rules apply. When the "U" is in the front of the home, the occupants have no face and are usually very private. When the "U" is in the back of the property then the occupants have no backing and therefore may suffer financially without a good support system. Either way, it must be remedied. Treat the home as three separate floor plans and enhance all three portions separately.


Z-shapedThis shaped home can be a roller coaster of good luck and then bad luck. If you can't add some additions to it, then treat it as two separate floor plans and enhance and balance each side of the feng shui map separately.


The Next Step

Now that you have dealt with irregular feng shui house shapes and have successfully superimposed your floor plan with the bagua map, you will begin identifying and curing missing corners and extensions within your floor plan. See the links below.

Related Pages

Feng Shui Bagua Map: How to easily align your floor plan

Feng Shui House Shapes: Place the bagua map over any floor plan

Bagua Feng Shui: Missing and projecting corners and extensions

World of Feng Shui: The different schools of feng shui

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