Business Feng Shui: The Bagua Map For Your Office

Feng Shui’s Bagua Map helps you succeed in business by bringing your challenges and goals into focus.

The Feng Shui Office Bagua concentrates on key sectors of your work life, such as customer communications, your business reputation, and career success.

Here’s a brand-new pdf of the Feng Shui Office Bagua, pictured below. Download it now.




Review the map clockwise, starting from the area in the center-left (9 o’clock) as you face into your space from the doorway.

As you review it, think about the parts of your business that might need your attention.




I’ve included several Feng Shui enhancements below to help you activate and anchor the energy of each sector.

Review of the Feng Shui Office Bagua Map

New Beginnings: Business Growth
Represents the structure of the business; teamwork and leadership.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Team photos; organizational charts.
• Botanical prints, green or wooden items, plants
• Vertical items like floor lamps

Business Prosperity

Represents your abundance and prosperity as well as your sense of gratitude.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Items that symbolize the prosperity of the business
• Things for which you feel truly grateful: great clients, successful business ideas, a picture of your fabulous storefront…

Fame & Reputation
Represents business integrity; how you and your business are known (and wish to be known) in the world.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Your business logo
• Certificates of achievement, great press mentions….
• Good lighting

Key Business Relationship
Represents your most important business relationship or partnership; nurturing female energy.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Files containing contracts and partnership info
• Photos or objects symbolizing successful working relationships

Productivity, Creative Expression
Represents the joy of completed business projects and openness to new ideas based upon past successes.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Items that help you visualize the future: a vision board, for example
• Things that symbolize the completion of important projects.
• Files containing marketing and creative materials.

Travel & Helpful People
Represents business networking, your ability to get and give help, and to create mutually beneficial business relationships.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Objects honoring important mentors
• Objects honoring key clients and/or vendors
• Symbols of the people/businesses who would be of the most help to your business

Business Journey/Resourcefulness

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Represents the journey of your business, including your career. The Water element also symbolizes cash flow.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Artwork about water, a water feature or fountain.
• Reception area, communications center
• Mission statement





Knowledge & Self-Cultivation
Represents skill-building and the cultivation of knowledge.
Good enhancements for this area:
• Art symbolizing study, stillness, contemplation
• Business library
• Training & development area

Center/Tai Chi
Represents the health of the business. A open, uncluttered Center helps keep the other areas connected and in balance.
Symbol: The Tai Chi, or Yin/Yang, symbol
Good enhancements for this area:
• Keep this area as open as possible to help Chi energy flow freely in your space.

It is wise to apply the Bagua to as many parts of your office as you can — your desk and your bulletin board, for example!

No matter what stage you’re at in your career or business, good Feng Shui and a well-organized office contribute to your success.

If you’re looking for ways to bring the power of great Feng Shui to your career or business, I can help. Give me a call at 646-382-3878 whenever you’re ready.

35 Responses to Business Feng Shui: The Bagua Map For Your Office

  1. Ellen Schneider says:


    This is terrific and so needed for the business world: clear, concise language with simple visuals. Kudos!

    Ellen Schneider in Tucson

    • Ann says:

      Thanks Ellen! You’re right, the world needs more clear info on Feng Shui for business. I know this is right up your alley, too 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks Ellen! You’re right, the world needs more clear info on Feng Shui for business. I know this is right up your alley, too 😉

  2. Ali says:

    I’ve just discovered this and it is brilliant. I have an L shaped desk (classic office desk shape where I sit in the middle looking to the top left corner) and I was wondering how to deal with this as effectively the bottom right of the Bagua is missing and the bottom left is extended. Or do you just lie the Bagua map over the desk in the direction I am sitting (if you know whar I mean!).  Hope you get time to respond to this – I need some good luck for my business in 2012!

    • AnnFengShui says:

       Lay the Bagua over the main part of your desk.  You may also want to lay it over your entire office space, so the L-shaped part of it will then be included.  Hope this helps!

  3. Anastasia Nickel says:

    Dear Ann,
    Where is the best place to put my clock (metal) in office and home. Thanks

    • AnnFengShui says:

      Hi Anastasia,
      Clocks are best placed where they can be seen when needed but do not dominate the room. They should not be the first thing you see when you enter a room. A Metal clock is best in the Helpful People/Travel or Children sectors of your space. You can also learn other ways to use Metal objects by searching on my blog. Thanks for a good question!

  4. Joseph Holmes says:

    Thank you for the post! But how can I imply this on my desk? (shared office, no walls….)

  5. Abby Bristol says:

    Interesting article, thanks for sharing! It’s good to know how to boost your creativity and productivity at work.

  6. Joseph Holmes says:

    Thank you,Ann! I’ll check it right away! :)

  7. Edith Brown says:

    Great article, Ann! I wanted to try feng shui in our office but you should write an article how to convince my colleagues that this is good for them! They are really sceptical. Hopefully, we are changing our office and may be I should try one more time. Could you please say is there any big corporations or brands who are using feng shui for their offices?

    • Ann says:

      Thanks Edith, I am so happy this article resonated with you, and that’s a great suggestion for another article. I will blog about the many, many large corporations who are using Feng Shui very soon.

  8. Allison says:

    Thank you so much for this article! I have been reading all I can find on the topic, and love the clarity of your writing.
    Can this map be applied to my cubicle? According to this bagua map, my black office chair sits in the business health area.

    Also, how can I enhance the career area if that square is the entrance to my cubicle and the only empty floor space available?

    • Ann says:

      Hi Allison,
      Thanks for your comment, question, and kind words :)
      Yes, the Office Bagua can definitely be applied to your cubicle, just the same as in any office. To enhance a Career area in a cubicle, you can put a small dark rug/welcome mat on the floor there. If that doesn’t work you can compensate by creating a Bagua on your bulletin board and posting an item in that sector (bottom center) that supports your career.

      I’m writing a book about Office Feng Shui right now in fact which will contain lots of information about this -> please join my mailing list ( if you’d like to find out when I publish it.

      And p.s., I fixed your typo :)

  9. Summer says:

    I wanted to ask where is the best place to put our plants because they keep dying mine is right next to the L-shaped desk and its getting enough sunlight i was just wondering if the position and aura of the place is right?

    • Ann says:

      Hello Summer,
      It is very good Feng Shui to have the growth and vital energy of plants in your office, but I would need a lot more information in order to answer your question properly. Please let me know if you would like to schedule a mini-consultation which will help me give you the best advice.

  10. Megan Barker says:

    Feng shui in the office! Good idea, Ann :)

  11. Anna Van Tol says:

    Thanks for the great clear layout! Just what I was looking for, tools.

    Thank you!

  12. christine says:

    I just moved desks and it just doesn’t feel right. I cannot discover where my door is supposed to be. it is a cubicle better said two with no wall between the two. i have a wall in front of me and to the right behind me is a pathway going from right to left so how do I place the map. I now have placed the wealth arrea in the corner between the two walls but am I doing it right. maybe I should consider my door to be on the right which would mean I have to turn my map. Please advise

    • Ann says:

      Christine, this sounds vexing, and other people may be in a similar situation so I would like to give you an answer here in the blog. Please send me a sketch so that I can understand better what you mean, and I will answer you. My email address is

  13. Mitch Burton says:

    i will definitely try this out!

  14. Rosie says:

    Hi Ann, thanks for the post! Which area do you think is the best place to put a big mirror in a home office? I also use the room for yoga and meditation and I need it for correct the yoga poses. I thought it could be in the business journey area, because its element is water, but in that case I have a big closet there that I cannot move. In front of it, in the fame area, I’ve got a window. As a coincidence, this room is in the wisdom, knowledge and meditation bagua area of my home :) . Thank you!

    • Ann says:

      Hello Rosie,
      Place the mirror in a spot that reflects a beautiful view. This can be in any Bagua sector as long as the room is otherwise well-balanced for the other elements. Thank you for a good question :)

  15. prasanna srinivas says:

    Our’s is a glass processing unit .Our office is in the first floor. Ground floor is our floor area where the processing takes placeI request you to tell be which side the entrance should face,we have the following depoarmtens- Finance, accounts, sales, purchase, co ordintion dept, HR, directors room, secretary, receprtion and a board room. and where exactly each dept should be. Please tell me that is required for a good profitable business.

    • Ann says:

      Hello Prasanna,
      Thank you for writing. Yours is a very complex question which can only be answered through a Feng Shui consultation. Please let me know if you would like to set up a long-distance consultation at your convenience.

  16. ARTHUR LEUDEN says:

    How must you place the bagua map gor a two store building with in front an entrance facing a bussy street and a stream and the top entrance facing a side street

    • Ann says:

      Arthur, I would need to see the floor plan and a map of the area to properly answer your question. Please let me know if you would like to set up a long-distance consultation. Thank you.

  17. Mara says:

    Hi Ann,

    Can I set up an my “L” shaped store as just two rectangles instead of mapping it as a missing or additional space layout?



    • Ann says:

      Mara, this depends on the size of the rectangles, where the entry is, and other factors. If you would like me to take a look at the floor plan and advise you on this we can do a mini-consultation. Please let me know if you’d like to schedule one.

  18. Mara says:

    Great, I will give you call soon. :)

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