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How to Use the Feng Shui Ba-Gua Map in Your Home
Unless they are
practitioners of Feng Shui, most people only have a vague idea
of what this ancient Chinese philosophy is all about. They are
generally aware that Feng Shui is associated with harmonious
decorating, but not the meaning and knowledge of how to
implement it. One of the most important keys to understanding
and using Feng Shui to improve the quality of life is Feng Shui
The first thing someone new
to the Feng Shui practice needs to understand is what Ba-Gua is. It is a
map of how to break a living space up into nine different categories. Each
category is associated with an important aspect of life and harmony.
Traditionally this map is shown as an octagon with the yin and yang
representing the middle section. For use in a home, the Ba-Gua map can be
extended to represent a square. The idea is to use this map to direct
positive chi in each aspect of life for the best results. The nine aspects
used in Feng Shui are career, travel and helpful people, intelligence and
skills, children and creativity, health and well being, family, romance and
relationships, prosperity, and fame and reputation. In addition to these
aspects Feng Shui Ba-Gua also uses the colors associated with these
characteristics to enhance the effects of the map. Everyone needs a balance
of these life aspects for a rewarding existence.
The Feng Shui Ba-Gua map is
used to direct positive energy in all areas of the home or office to promote
success and well being in each of the nine aspects. The use of the
significant color in decorating aligned with the proper area of the home is
the correct method in creating a balanced, harmonious Feng Shui living
space. If all areas of the map are properly used, the positive energies
created are the keys to living a life full of awareness, success, and
To effectively use the Feng
Shui Ba-Gua map it is necessary to know which colors and elements correspond
with the nine different aspects of life. Take the fame and reputation
aspect first. This is the area of the home that needs to be improved if you
are hoping to improve your reputation in any way. It may be at work, at
home, or in a love relationship. Focus on the color red to balance this
area. The elements associated with fame and prosperity is wood and fire.
The use of wood in decorating this area may be useful.
When considering the love
and relationship area on the Feng Shui Ba-Gua map, it is useful to use the
color pink. Harmonizing this area will bring improvement and balance to
your love relationships. The elements to use here are earth and fire.
Similar to love and
relationships is family. Balancing this area will bring harmony to your
family. The colors of choice here are black, blue, and green. Since water
is the main element of family, a small fountain or aquatic artwork would be
perfect in this area.
Another one of the life
areas depicted on the Feng Shui Ba-Gua map is health. Obviously this area
is of vital importance to the success of the other aspects. With good
health, a person can achieve harmony in all other areas. The colors to use
in this area are orange, brown, and yellow. Donít forget the health
elements of earth and fire.
Children and creativity go
hand in hand. When you are having problems with your children, are hoping
to have children, or simply want to stimulate your creativity, this is the
area to pay special attention to. This area should be full of subdued earth
tones and yellow. Those are the colors most useful in this aspect. The
element for children and creativity is metal in the Feng Shui Ba-Gua map.
Education is very important
to lifeís success. As such the skills and knowledge area of the home should
be harmonized appropriately. The use of the colors black and green are
extremely useful in achieving the correct balance in this aspect of the Feng
Shui Ba-Gua map. Earth is the element for skills and knowledge.
The helpful people and
travel area of Feng Shui Ba-Gua is especially useful to pay attention to.
After all who doesnít need useful people in their lives? The colors to use
in this area are black and white. It is important to add elements of metal
and water to this area for the best results.
In terms of the career area
of the home, the colors to use in this area are blue and white. Balancing
this aspect of the Feng Shui Ba-Gua map is helpful in promoting positive
energy and harmony into your career. Be sure to add an element of metal in
this area as well.