How To Use The Feng Shui Bagua Map

The Feng Shui Bagua uses your space to map your life, identifying the life areas where you need to make key changes.

The Bagua Map is Feng Shui’s way of bringing the power of your Intention to your health, intimate relationships, money matters and more.  It helps you bring good Chi energy to all of the important parts of your life.

Feng Shui bagua map

My handmade Bagua map, one of Feng Shui’s most important tools

An eight-sided energy map, the Bagua is an ancient and profound instrument with almost limitless implications.

The map gives you specific ways to enhance the energy of life sectors that need your attention.


Since the Bagua can have such a powerful effect on your life, it’s essential to use it carefully and correctly.

Attending to just one or two areas at a time will keep your Intentions clear and give your enhancements the best chance of success.

For a complete guide to the Bagua and how to use it correctly in your home, get my new 50-page e-book, Map Your Space To Change Your Life, for just $5.99.

To use the map, align the entry to your home with the bottom of the map. Your entryway will align with either the Travel & Helpful Friends, Life Journey, or Knowledge & Self-Cultivation area.

Let’s look at the map and some of the enhancements available to you.

New Beginnings & Family
Represents your parents and ancestors; signifies growth, strength, flexibility and vitality.
Element: Wood
Color: greens & blues
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Botanical prints, green items, plants.
— Things made of wood or that look like wood.
— Family photos (except in the Bedroom).
— Vertical items like floor lamps and columns.
Click here for even more Feng Shui tips for New Beginnings & Family in your life.

Wealth & Prosperity
Represents abundance and prosperity as well as your sense of gratitude for the abundance you already have in your life.
Color: purples and golds
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Items that symbolize prosperity to you.
— Representations of things for which you feel truly grateful.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Wealth & Prosperity.

Fame & Reputation
Represents your integrity and how you are known (and wish to be known) in the world.
Element: Fire
Color: Reds
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Lighting, candles.
— Red items.
— Triangular shapes.
— Animal prints, leather items, photos of animals.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Fame & Reputation.

Love & Marriage/Intimate Relationship
Represents your most important romantic relationship, your ability to nurture yourself and your lover, mother earth, devotion.
Color: Rosy Pink
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Pairs of things.
— Things symbolizing intimate relationships.
— Items that have the color pink in them.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for the Marriage & Relationships in your life.

A Feng Shui compass

Feng Shui’s compass: the Lo Pan

Children, Legacy and the Future
Represents your sense of joy, openness and discernment, as well as your ability to complete projects.
Element: Metal
Color: Whites & light pastels
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Items that help you visualize the future: a vision board, for example.
— Things that symbolize the completion of important projects.
— Metal things.
— Rounded things – circular or oval items, archways.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Children & Future sector.

Travel & Helpful People
Represents getting out in the world to make things happen; your ability to get and give help, and to create synchronicities.
Color: greys & pastels
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Travel souvenirs, a globe or maps.
— Photos and artwork honoring people who have made a difference in your life.
— Symbols/photos of people you would like to come into your life.
— People in whose lives you have made a difference.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for the Travel & Helpful People in your life.

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Life Journey/Career
Represents the journey of life, including your career. The Water element also symbolizes cash flow.
Element: Water, both moving & still
Color: black, very dark colors
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Artwork about water, a water feature or fountain.
— Glass and mirrors.
— Sinuous textiles.
— Dark colors.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Career & Life Journey.

Knowledge & Self-Cultivation
Represents the cultivation of knowledge, skill-building, contemplation. “A place where wisdom can develop.”
Color: dark colors: greens, blues
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Art symbolizing study, stillness, contemplation.
— Books, a place to read and study.
— A personal retreat.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Knowledge & Self-Cultivation.

The Center/Tai Chi
Represents your physical and emotional health. A clear, open Center helps keep all the other areas connected and in balance.
Element: Earth
Color: Yellows, earthtones
Shape: square
Good Feng Shui enhancements:
— Keep this area open if possible, helping Chi energy flow freely in your space.
— Square items.
— Earthenware and ceramics.
Click here for more Feng Shui tips for your Tai Chi area.

For a complete guide to the Bagua and how to use it correctly in your home, get my new, updated 50-page e-book, Map Your Space To Change Your Life, for just $5.99.






7 Responses to How To Use The Feng Shui Bagua Map

  1. Flo Wolff says:

    I live in a studio apartment and can change the “bedroom area” and the “livingroom area” around but I have a couple of problems. My “kitchen” is in the “Helpful People & Travel area” and worse yet my “bathroom” is in the “Experience & Knowledge” area. To top all this off, my main apartment door and short hallway is in the “Life Journey & Career” area. What can I do from here to cover all areas of the bagua or at least place solutions (specific ideas please)to make up for those areas that are totally out of wack here. I would appreciate any help you can offer and thank you for your time.

    • Ann says:

      Hello Flo,

      Thank you for your comments and questions. You are right, your situation is complex and can definitely use some Feng Shui attention and correction. Please contact me privately at so we can begin to discuss your particular challenges and how to best address them.

      I look forward to hearing from you!

  2. Citizen says:

    Thought you might be interested in this.

    Bagua maps oriented for feng shui so you don’t have to turn them around to look at them.  Pretty useful if you like the americanized version of feng shui or even if you want to glance around your room from your computer without getting your chart out.

  3. donna says:

    my kitchen is in my helpful people area, what can i do to enhance this area?

    • Ann says:

      Hello Donna,
      I would suggest reading the posts on this site about the Kitchen, and possibly purchasing my book about the Bagua Map which contains many, many suggestions in this regard. Thanks!

  4. Audrey says:

    Hello, my ‘living space’ is in the basement of my daughters townhouse. So my entry is the stairs going down. how do I apply the bagua? Thank you.

    • Ann says:

      Apply the Bagua so that the front is positioned where you actually enter your own private space – at the bottom of the stairs, I would imagine. Good luck!

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