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BaGua Energy Map

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Feng Shui and the BaGua Energy Map

The ba gua (ba: eight; gua: area) is a map of the energetic qualities of your space. It is traditionally shown as an octagon with eight sections surrounding a central area, the Tai Chi. For practical use, we extend the corners of the bagua to form a square, then divide it into nine equal sections.

The bagua divides any space into these nine areas. Each area corresponds to a different aspect of your life (see diagram). Whatever is going on energetically-good or bad-in that part of your space will affect the related aspect of your life.

Every space has a bagua. There is a bagua for your plot of land, a bagua for your house or apartment, and a bagua for each room within your home. You can even apply the bagua to your desk, bed, or stove.

To apply the bagua to your home, align the bottom edge with the wall your front door is in. Even if you usually enter your home through the garage or a back or side door, always align the bagua to the front door. Now, stretch (or shrink) the bagua to an individual room, do the same thing: align the bagua with the doorway wall, and adjust the size to fit the space. As you stand in the doorway facing into the space, kun gua (relationships) is always to the far right. If there is more than one way to enter a space, orient the bagua to the most prominent entryway. If the entries are equal, choose the one that is more frequently used. to cover your entire space.

The bagua for each floor above or below the main floor is aligned to where you enter that level from the top (for higher floors) or bottom (for lower floors) of the stairs. Sometimes there will be a wall directly in front of you at the top or bottom of the stairs, and you will need to turn to the right or left before you are facing into the space.

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The BaGua Energy Map

The bagua (ba: eight; gua: area) is a map of the energetic world. It is traditionally shown as an octagon with eight sections surrounding a central area, the tai chi. The qualities of each outer sector are represented by a trigram composed of solid (yang) and/or broken (yin) lines.

To make it easier to apply this energy map to your space, we extend the corners of the bagua to form a square, then divide it into nine equal sections:

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The bagua divides any space into nine areas. Each area corresponds to a different aspect of your life. Whatever is going on energetically (good or bad) in that part of your space will affect the related aspect of your life (see diagram below).

Align the bottom edge of the bagua with the wall the door is in. Stretch the bagua sideways or lengthwise to cover the entire space. The door or entryway will always be in ken, kan, or chien gua, although it may overlap more than one gua. As you stand in the doorway facing into the space, hsun gua is always at the far left; kun gua is always to the far right, and li gua is always at the center of the wall opposite you.

If there is more than one way to enter a space, orient the bagua to the main door or entryway. Even if you usually enter your home through the garage, align the bagua of your home to the front door.

Every space has a bagua. There is a bagua for your plot of land, a bagua for your house, and a bagua for each room within your home. You can even apply the bagua to your desk, bed, or stove.

The bagua is rich with meanings and associations. The most important meanings of each gua are shown below:

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Each of the 8 Feng Shui areas, or directions, has a Feng Shui nature/element, Feng Shui colors, and life areas associated with it:

Li

FAME / REPUTATION

Nature: Fire
Direction: South
Season: Summer
Personality: Clinging
Family: Middle Daughter
Meaning: Rapid movement, radiance, the sun
Color: Red
Number: 9
Compass: from 157.5 to 202.5

Feng Shui tips for Fame and Reputation:

  1. Display certificates, medals, trophies and any symbols of achievement.
  2. Energize this room with red color objects such as red vases, red curtains, or any object with the color red.
  3. Bring the sun element by having candles and bright lamps.

Kun

RELATIONSHIPS

Nature: Earth
Direction: South-West
Season: Summer
Personality: Receptive
Family: Mother
Meaning: Receptive energy, that which yields
Colors: Red, Pink, White
Number: 2
Compass: from 202.5 to 247.5

Feng Shui tips for Relationships:

  1. Display items that symbolize relationship such as images of a romantic relationship, images of friends, or any set of paired items.
  2. Bring plants into this room to improve chi.
  3. Have red, pink and white objects in this room to bring love energy to your relationships.
  4. If you have an open breeze use things like wind chimes to bring energy into the South-West corner of the room.

bagua_dui

CHILDREN & CREATIVITY

Nature: Lake
Direction: West
Season: Autumn
Personality: Joyous
Family: Youngest Daughter
Meaning: Joy, satisfaction, stagnation
Colors: White
Number: 7
Compass: from 247.5 to 292.5

Feng Shui tips for Helpful People & Travel:

  1. Have objects of communication that represent interaction with others, such as telephones, telephone directories, and business cards.
  2. Display photos of friends and travels, as well as places and people you'd like to meet.

bagua_qian

HELPFUL PEOPLE & TRAVEL

Nature: Heaven
Direction: North-West
Season: Autumn
Personality: Creative
Family: Father
Meaning: Expansive energy, the sky
Colors: Black, Grey, White
Number: 6
Compass: from 292.5 to 337.5

Feng Shui tips for Helpful People & Travel:

  1. Have objects of communication that represent interaction with others, such as telephones, telephone directories, and business cards.
  2. Display photos of friends and travels, as well as places and people you'd like to meet.

Kan

CAREER

Nature: Water
Direction: North
Season: Winter
Personality: Abysmal
Family: Middle Son
Meaning: Danger, rapid rivers, the abyss, the moon
Colors: Black
Number: 1
Compass: from 337.5 to 22.5

Feng Shui tips for Career:

  1. Display items that represent your goals such as a brochure from a university you'd like to attend or a business card of a company you'd like to be part of.
  2. Have a comfortable chair to welcome clients, and a welcome mat at the door.
  3. Use house plants to inspire growth in your career and to also clean and refresh indoor air.
  4. Display positive and inspiring quotes in this room to keep you motivated.

bagua_gen

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Nature: Mountain
Direction: North-East
Season: Winter
Personality: Still
Family: Youngest Son
Meaning: Stillness, immovability
Colors: Blue, Black, Green
Number: 8
Compass: from 22.5 to 67.5

Feng Shui tips for Skills & Knowledge:

  1. Place items that enrich your life and bring you wisdom and education.
  2. Frame words of wisdom and have bookcases in this room.
  3. Display photos of your mentors or of great leaders and people you admire.
  4. Have several indoor plants to symbolize the growth of w

bagua_zhen

FAMILY & HEALTH

Nature: Thunder
Direction: East
Season: Spring
Personality: Arousing
Family: Eldest Son
Meaning: Excitation, revolution
Colors: Blue, Green
Number: 3
Compass: from 67.5 to 112.5

Feng Shui tips for Family:

  1. Display photographs of family, friends and pets, as well as objects that remind you of fun family activities.
  2. Use blue and green colors in this room.
  3. Have bright flowers and green plants to bring good energy and good health.

bagua_xun

WEALTH & PROSPERITY

Nature: Wind
Direction: South-East
Season: Spring
Personality: Gentle
Family: Eldest Daughter
Meaning: Gentle penetration, flexibility
Colors: Purple, Blue, Red
Number: 4
Compass: from 112.5 to 157.5

Feng Shui tips for Prosperity:

  1. Invite wealth and prosperity by displaying coins and empty bowls in this room.
  2. An indoor water fountain is a great addition and will bring renewed and positive energy.
  3. Display Chinese coins. Their circular shape symbolizes Heaven, and the square inside symbolizes Earth.
  4. Place bright purple, blue and red objects, and other items that bring richness into our lives.

bagua_iching

REPRESENTS YOU

Nature: Earth
Direction: Center
Colors: Yellow and Earth Tones
Number: 5

Feng Shui tips for YOU:

  1. Here is where all energies accumulate and flow in.
  2. This area should be bright, welcoming and clutter free. Try using a circular rug in this area.
  3. Practice Meditation to cultivate your inner self.
  4. Practice Yoga to be calm, centered and focused.
  5. Listen to music, it feeds the soul.
  6. Dance to enhance your confidence, style and creativity.
  7. Dream big and persevere beyond all obstacles.
  8. Never give up on yourself!
  9. Welcome changes in your life. See them as adventures not disruptions.
  10. Listen to your soul. Ask yourself what it is that you want.
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For more information and details go to your favorite search engine and you will find thousands of websites dedicated to using, teaching, learning and understanding Feng Shui.

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