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Why Does the Octagon Shape Play Such an Important Role In Feng Shui? 

Laura Cerrano

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In regard to sacred geometry when viewing the octagon, there are two shapes coming together as one; which is the circle and square. The circle represents heaven and the square represents earth, thus unifying these two energies through an infinite connection. 

 

Octagon Shaped mirror

Octagon Shaped mirror

In BTB Feng Shui (Bon Buddhism), the octagon is seen as a symbol of protection to ward off negative spiritual activity. A common modern day BTB recommendation is to hang an octagon shaped mirror above the outside of a home’s front door that is directly across the street from a cemetery. The octagon is also seen as a vehicle for the advent of good health and good fortune.

Western Bagua Map

Western Bagua Map

Referring to the Western Bagua Map, you’ll see that too is in the shape of an octagon. Each life section ( 8 all together) on the map relates to a main category that supports you through life experiences for self development. 

  • Reputation
  • Partnership
  • Creativity/Children
  • Helpful People/Travel
  • Career
  • Wisdom 
  • Family/Health 
  • Wealth

The octagon is also highly regarded in architecture. Temples, churches, monuments, and even government buildings are known to include the octagon shape into their architectural design.

One World Trade Center Architectural Design 

One World Trade Center Architectural Design 

In fact, the reconstruction of One World Trade Center in New York City, used the octagon shape as the base structure for their architectural design. What's even more fascinating about this choice, the octagon is considered a symbol of rebirth. 


Feng Shui expert with 21+ years of experience. She provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and modern day science to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of health care.

The Sacred Geometry of Feng Shui Inside Your Home

Laura Cerrano

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Diagrams by Laura Cerrano

Diagrams by Laura Cerrano

Let’s delve a little deeper into the art and science of Feng Shui through the eyes of Sacred Geometry. The diagrams you see above represent the Western Ba-gua Map (on the left) and a superimposed Ba-gua Map over a floor plan (on the right). Each area on the map represents a major life section that becomes a metaphor of life cycles, experiences, conscious, and subconscious connections in a person's life. On a more practical level, these life section associate with an accent color, an element, form or shape. 

A few of the main foundations when implementing Feng Shui is to establish a balance of Yin and Yang, the 5 elements, and an overall fluid movement through and around the interior and exterior of your home. From a Feng Shui perspective this could be accomplished by implementing Tangible and Transcendental changes.

Tangible Changes Could Include:

  • Furniture selection & arrangements
  • Color and artwork selection
  • Shapes, forms & textures
  • Taking action (changing behaviors and mindsets)

Transcendental Changes (working with the ‘unseen’) Could Include:

  • The power of Intentions
  • The use of crystals 
  • Opening and Balancing Chakras
  • Astrology
  • Geomancy
  • Implementing the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) into your home and self

Whether you choose to use the flying stars, the Western Ba-gua map or the Lu-Pan (Compass), as to name a few possible options, the intention is the same. Which is to tap into the source energy called, the Torus Field (Toroidal Flow). "Science is now seeing that everything moves through this form in one way or another, including ourselves. The torus is a self organizing system that all comes together at a space of unity and expands all around itself until it returns back to that original space in the center and will continue to do it again." Physicists say, when all elemental particles are balanced, energy flows without any interruption and change can happen. 

                    Example of Toroidal Flow

                    Example of Toroidal Flow

I invite you to take that perspective and keep it in your mind as your are Feng Shui-ing your home. You are purposely choosing to create a literal change in energetic frequency so it becomes balanced and flows with the least amount of interruption. The diagram to the left and below help illustrate this visual. 

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As you balance the various life sections (meridians) throughout your home step-by-step, you are simultaneously rebalancing the Torus Fields, which extends to the wholeness of your living environment.

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In turn, that change in energetic frequency expands to your personal Torus Field, influencing you and cultivating a healthier and stronger point of attraction for positive change as needed.  


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Laura Cerrano is a Full-time Certified Feng Shui expert with 20+ years of experience. She provides bi-coastal consultations and workshops for residential, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies, and healing facilities. She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book that focuses on bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and modern day science to establish the practice of Feng Shui as a credible form of health care.