Feng Shui is a two thousand year old Chinese practice for creating harmony in your life based on the laws of nature. Despite its age, Feng Shui remains popular to this day all over the world. In feng shui a room is divided into different zones which have an impact on one’s general course of life. To map out these zones, you need to create a Bagua map.
What is a Bagua map?
Although this unfamiliar phrase sounds a bit strange, there is nothing to be afraid of. A Bagua map is an octagon divided into 8 different areas. The name itself comes from two Chinese words: “ba” – eight, “gua” – trigram. Each side of the octagon represents north, south, east, and west as well as NE, NW, SE and SW.
How does it work? Very simple: you just need to impose a Bagua map over the layout of your home.
How to find the different zones in your home using a Bagua grid
- some free time;
- a pencil;
- a ruler;
- a Bagua map printed out (easily found on google);
- a sketch of your home’s layout;
- a compass;
- some creativity!
As soon as we have prepared everything necessary, we proceed to the definition of the sides of the world.
As soon as you have everything gathered, you can start to create your own personal Bagua map.
Find true north, south, east and west within your home. Mark these points on the sketch of your home.
How to define feng shui zones
Now take your printed Bagua grid which should show you the Feng Shui zone. Go ahead and pencil in the different Feng Shui zones onto the sketch of your home.No
w is the time to improve the zone that you need most at the moment. Why should you activate only one zone at the start? Because the great Feng Shui philosophy tells us that making improvements in more than one area at a time will disrupt the flow of the beneficial energy of chi. This may create chaos and have the opposite effect. Therefore, you should do everything gradually at a relaxed pace.
Feng Shui activation zones
Now let’s talk about the zones and their activation in order. As we have already learned, the Feng Shui zones correspond to the cardinal points. Moreover, they have their own numerological meanings and color palette. To activate each feng shui zone, you will need certain feng shui symbols and talismans. Specific colors within the zones are also very important.
If you have been working for years, and not feeling fulfilled in your job, than maybe this should be the first zone activated. Water is the element of this sector with blue and black being the important Feng Shui water colors. 1 is an important number in the career zone.
Helpful people/travel sector
Northwest represents traveling and help from others. Activating this zone will help you find advice and help from friends, family and people in general. It helps you in listening to yourself and contributes to the development of intuition. If you’ve been dreaming of a particular trip, but haven’t had the money or time, this is the zone to activate. Metal is the element of this sector with white, gray, silver and gold being the important Feng Shui metal colors. 6 is an important number in the helpful people/traveling zone.
Wisdom and knowledge sector
Northeast represents wisdom, knowledge, and studies. It is responsible for your academic progress, mental activity and the ability to receive and process information. Of course, this is a particularly important zone for students. Earth is the element of this sector with brown, beige and sand being the important Feng Shui earth colors. 8 is an important number in the wisdom and knowledge zone.
Children and creativity sector
West represents children and creativity. This zone helps activate your creativity, find inspiration and generate ideas. If you want to conceive a child, or are having difficulties raising children, then this is an important zone. Metal is the element of this sector with silver, gold, white and grey being the important Feng Shui metal colors. 7 is an important number in the children and creativity zone.
Health and family sector
East represents health, family and general well-being. This zone is aimed at both the individual and the needs of the family as a whole. Wood is the element of this sector with different shades of green being the important Feng Shui wood colors. 3 is an important number in the health and family zone.
Fame and success sector
South represents fame and success. Reputation, success, influence and postion in society – this zone is responsible for all this. Fire is the element of this sector with red, yellow and orange being the important Feng Shui fire colors. 9 is an important number in the fame and success zone.
Southwest represents love. Looking for a life partner? Feeling the need to get married to your current partner? This is the zone to activate. Earth (again) is the element of this sector with brown, beige and sand being the important Feng Shui earth colors. 2 is an important number in the love zone.
Southeast represents wealth. This zone brings wealth to your life. Do you have and empty wallet? Then look at the southeast zone of your home and activate the sector. Wood is the element of this sector with different shades of green being the important Feng Shui wood colors. 4 is an important number in the wealth zone.
Those are all the zones of your Bagua map. Feng Shui masters say that activating these different zones will improve your life! Good luck!