Diagramming your home to find the exact corners of your home helps you determine your feng shui directions more effectively and easily. So often when you create a diagram of your floor plan, you may be surprised that what you had thought was in your south fame sector was really in your southwest love sector.
That’s what makes having an actual diagram of your home and the corners notated so important.
However, when you want to apply feng shui to your home, it’s a fairly straightforward thing when you have a single floor.
But how to do you apply the bagua, or my preference, the lo shu square over your floor plan when you have more than one floor?
That’s where the lo shu square – a tic tac toe nine-square grid comes in to make it easier and quicker.
It’s vital that all the floors of your home’s floor plan are to scale. This will help ensure that you get the corners correct and that you apply the lo shu square correctly.
Once that’s done, you’ll need to decide if you include your patio, garage, or deck in your diagram. There’s an easy rule about whether to include these or not, and that is, if it’s covered by the same roof as your house, include it in your floor plan.
After you have decided what to include in your diagram, draw the lo shu square on your first floor. I find it most helpful to create a lo shu square in thick red marker the most helpful for diagramming the second floor.
For more information and instruction on how to diagram your first floor, follow this link: How to diagram your home
The task now is to get the second floor to sync up with the first floor.
Find a line-up area
There may be an external feature, such as a wall or window you can use to align with both floors, and there’s also often a staircase that you can use as your line-up area. I try to use two areas to ensure the floors align together. This ensures that your second floor lines up with your first floor.
To line up the two floors, you’ll want to have your first-floor diagram on one sheet of paper and your second floor diagram on another. I find that when I put the second floor diagram over the first floor diagram and hold it up to the light, I can find my line up areas more easily.
Once the floors are aligned, hold the two pieces of paper together with tape and then trace the lo shu square from the first floor onto the second floor diagram.
When you’re done, you’ll see where the second floor falls in relationship to the first, and you’ll find out exactly where the corners of your second floor fall.
Here’s an example of a simple two story home. You’ll notice that the patio isn’t included in the diagram because it’s not covered by the roof.
Some feng shui consultants will suggest making a completely separate lo shu square from the first floor, but that’s not really accurate, because we always base our lo shu square on our first, or main, floor.
TIP: Check bed locations and their relationship to other floors.
Be sure to check on each floor and in each sector to ensure no one is sleeping over a stove, fireplace, sink or plumbing fixture. If so, try to move the bed so that a bed isn’t directly over a stink or a stove, for example.
For more details and a full explanation, be sure to check out this video to see how this is done with explanations on how to draw the lo shu square and apply it to each floor and how two floors relate to one another.