Did you know that New York City’s Canal St. subway station (Q/N platform) uses Feng Shui art on its walls?
The colorful wall mosaics contain I Ching trigrams, drawn from the Book of Wisdom that’s the source of Feng Shui’s Bagua Energy Map.
I suppose this isn’t surprising since the Canal St. station is in the heart of Chinatown!
Here’s a little background: a trigram consists of three stacked lines, either Yin (broken lines) or Yang (solid lines).
There are eight possible combinations of lines, and each one corresponds to one of the eight areas of the Bagua map.
In this closeup photo you can just see two of the blue-on-yellow trigrams.
The one on the left is called “The Mountain” (solid line on top of two broken lines) and the one on the right shows “Thunder” (two broken lines on top of a solid line).
All eight symbols appear along the length of the platform.
I feel as though I’m reading a secret language every time I’m there.