Each Gua in the Bagua is associated with one direction. This is only
determined by the nature of the individual Gua. It is called Xian Tian ( pronounce
as sch-an, tee-an). It means pre-birth or natural Bagua. Natural
Bagua is often used to evaluate a house or apartment before it is occupied
or the resident cannot be known. For example, a new apartment complex or a
image on the left shows the directions of natural Bagua. As any ordinary
map or directions, the North is pointing up. These directions are the
directions of nature. It does not change except for one thing. If you are
in the southern hemisphere, you need to rotate this image by 180
Because the natural Bagua has this static character, we can associate each
direction to a Gua. Each Gua is associated with one of the five elements.
Therefore, each direction is associated with one of the five elements.