Compass Method of Defining the Bagua Map
Using an ordinary compass, you will find which direction your front door faces. Or you can use the compass in your cell phone to get the directions of the bagua map. Compasses are sensitive to metal, and you won't get an accurate reading if you are near metal. So remove any metal, like watches etc. and don't stand near cars when using your compass.
Western Method of Defining the Bagua Map
To use the western method, you will superimpose your floor plan with the bagua map by aligning the front door along the bottom of the bagua map.
If you have missing areas, you may have greater difficulty in that corresponding area of your life. For instance, if you move into a house with the relationship corner missing, you may suffer marital problems or tumultuous relationships with business colleagues. You need to pay special attention to the missing areas by either symbolically or literally filling them in and adding the appropriate feng shui cure. If you can, fill in the missing part on the outside with a covered structure, deck, light, plant, pole, decorative stone, beautiful landscaping or buried quartz crystal to complete the area. If you can’t do anything to enhance the outside, then you can work from the inside. Place a mirror, light or other feng shui cure on the indented wall or wall closest to the missing bagua area. If there are windows in the area, you can also place a crystal in the window to enhance and circulate the chi. Extensions, on the other hand, can be very beneficial. If you move into a home with an extension in the abundance area, you may find that you experience greater prosperity and financial wealth.