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Ba Zhai or Eight Mansion: A Classical Feng Shui Method Used to Supercharge Physical and Emotional Health

Jul 29, 2015 05:07PM ● By Kathy Keh

“Ba Zhai” or “Eight Mansion” is an extremely powerful Classical Feng Shui method used to create success in a person’s life by satisfying their unique preferences for physical orientation and alignment. It is one of the most powerful methods for using Classical Feng Shui to improve people’s lives, and one that is easy to implement and costs absolutely nothing.

Using formulas that are determined by a person’s birthday, we align individuals to their best directions using a very accurate compass called a Luo Pan. We do this in order to increase one’s ability to concentrate better and for longer periods of time, sleep better, fully recharge and rejuvenate their mind and body, create greater harmony within themselves and with others, and encourage their own personal growth and achievements. 

Having grown up and been educated in this country, most of us do not correlate the overall quality of someone’s life with the physical alignment of their body, and yet so many aspects of a person’s life can be improved by applying this technique. Improper alignment often explains why, in certain households, a husband and wife who share the same home can have totally different life experiences. While one person may thrive physically and emotionally, the other may struggle with illness or an overall lack of personal success. Ba Zhai can significantly diminish these struggles and improve the quality of life by pointing them in a positive direction which can prove extremely helpful.

Each person is automatically assigned a Kua number (pronounced “gwa”) based on their birthday. A Kua number automatically determines that person’s most favorable directions for sleep, work, relaxing and studying. As can be seen on this chart, a person who was born in July of 1964 is a 6 Kua and has very specific favorable directions indicated by a “+” sign, and unfavorable directions indicated by a “-” sign. Different directions are used for different activities. For example, we align a person to their “Sheng Qi” or “+90” direction wherever they work or study. We use a person’s “Nien Yen” or “+70” direction for sleep, as this is a very good direction for harmonizing the body while encouraging emotional and physical health. 

          General Ba Zhai charts can be found in many books and online, but their general guidelines for orientation are not as powerfully felt as the very precise directions outlined in these charts which are only passed down from Feng Shui Master to their students who study with them. These charts are of the lineage of the late Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai – “The Father of Classical Feng Shui”.


Kathy Keh is a Master Practitioner of Classical Feng Shui and Owner of Bright Life, Natural Awakenings’ 2014 award winner for “Favorite Business of the Year.” Location: Southgate Village, 2135 Siesta Dr., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-366-8113, email [email protected] or visit

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