Whether you are interested in a Feng Shui Bagua or using a Feng Shui crystal, there is always something more to improve in your home or office, Feng Shui-wise. Today’s blog will focus on the Feng Shui Bagua, what it’s for, and how you can continue using it to improve qi’s flow in your home.
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What Is Feng Shui?
Many people are confused about how Feng Shui works because it seems so expansive on its own. The root of Feng Shui is the core principles of Tao. This should not confuse you with Taoism, the more organized set of principles that comprise the faith itself. Feng Shui reignites the relationship between nature, energy, spaces, and man. It gives people a chance to harmonize their homes, offices, and places to improve the flow of qi or universal life energy.
What Is Feng Shui Bagua?
The Feng Shui Bagua is a tool for organizing and fixing problems within a home or given space. A Feng Shui master or expert uses the Bagua to check for errors or inconsistencies in a house’s proper ‘spacing.’ Feng Shui masters also use the Luo Pan, which is the equivalent of a mystical compass. The Bagua corresponds to the eight major areas of a home.
The name itself refers to the number eight and trigram. It is essentially an eight-sided or octagonal map that can help people attain happiness, health, good luck, and prosperity.
It can also enhance the safety of voyages and travels and help improve one’s career. It all begins with a conscientious desire to improve one’s Feng Shui at home. The enhancements will eventually spread out until the person becomes fully harmonized with nature.
What Is the Use of Feng Shui Bagua in Feng Shui?
The Feng Shui Bagua is a representation of a universal space that applies to any home. So whether you live in a Beverly Hills mansion or a small abode in the suburbs, the Bagua can be applied universally. The Bagua sections a home into nine whole sections. Eight cardinal sections are quite specific in their direction and placement. The ninth position is the very center of the house.
The different sections of a Bagua represent various individual aspects of human life. IN this aspect, you will begin to see that your house is a universal representation of your life, expressed in physical space.
There is a sense of philosophical and metaphysical meaning in the way Feng Shui plays out once you apply it in your home. And the more people apply it, the more aware they become of the various areas of life and how they can improve these areas within themselves.
Some properties of the Bagua are as follows:
- Each Bagua is comprised of Yao symbols or linguistic bits. The Yao symbols correspond to either yin or yang. In eastern tradition, the yin and yang correspond to nature’s forces that must be in harmony to maintain life and happiness.
- The Bagua areas are kan, Chien, ken, itching, tui, Chen, li, Kun, and sun. These areas have individual properties and should be treated as such. A closer study of these particular areas will reveal how it must be done in each home segment.
- It is highly recommended that the Bagua map be used during the home’s construction so that long-lasting changes to the spaces can be made. However, don’t let this dissuade you from pursuing Feng Shui even if you live in a rented space or home. The essential point here is that you understand how Feng Shui works and how it relates to nature and yourself.
- If you perceive a problem, use the Bagua to determine which area of your life it belongs to. Try to connect the actual and current events and states in your life with the cardinal directions or living areas, as represented in the Bagua.
- The changes in your home are called “enhancements.” The Bagua itself thoroughly guides these enhancements. There is no need to be a Feng Shui master at understanding how the Bagua works. Make an effort to learn more about qui, too. Qui is the force that animates the entirety of reality, and it is the same energy that makes life possible, too.
- The commanding position represents an area in a room that has the most distance from the door. Also, check the line if the spot is aligned with the door or not. Feng Shui does not recommend that you place yourself in direct line with the door. The door should be aligned with a wall or any other furniture piece, but not your chair or bed (if you are fixing your bedroom).
- Do not place necessary items like the stove or your workstation in direct line with any door. There should be separate to maintain the commanding position within every space in your household.
- Ornaments can refer to earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. These elements correspond to different qualities, shapes, seasons, colors, and areas. Learning the differences between these elements can help you combine them in meaningful ways.
- The elements in Feng Shui have always been interrelated within one another.
How Does This Energy/Baguas Map Work with Crystals?
- Use sunstone and malachite for the fame/reputation area.
- Use rose quartz and rhodochrosite for the relationship/love area.
- Use amethyst and aventurine for the area dedicated to children and creativity.
- Use pyrite and black tourmaline to make enhancements to help people and travel.
- Use citrine and lapis lazuli for the career/journey area.
- Make use of fluorite and amazonite for the skills/knowledge area.
- Enhancements for the family/elders section can be made with hemimorphite and chrysocolla.
- Find better abundance and prosperity with clear quartz and rutilated quartz.
- To make your home healthier for everyone, use jade and fuschite.
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