The Feng Shui Bagua Map Manual

Have you ever felt like your house was just off? Like something was missing, but you couldn't quite put your finger on it? If any of this sounds familiar, you may need to give your home a feng shui makeover.

You can start your journey by using a Bagua map. It is used in feng shui to help you understand the energy of your space and how to align it for good fortune.

What Is a Bagua Map and What Is It Used For?

The Feng Shui Bagua tells you which living area is correlated to what aspect of your life. It identifies the life areas where adjustments are needed.

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 your life's important parts.

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

feng shui bagua map

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

The map also lets you find out the energy imbalances in your home. (Yes, it exists and entirely messes up your life as well!)

Aspects Of the Bagua Map

The map includes the following aspects of your life;

  • Wealth and Prosperity
  • Relationship
  • Career
  • Knowledge
  • Family
  • Creativity and Children
  • Helpful People and Travel
  • Fame
  • Health

Each area is represented by a different color on the Bagua Map, indicating the five elements of Feng Shui. The five elements are:

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Earth

Representation and Enhancements for Each Bagua Area

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

There are different methods to apply the Bagua Map. But the most popular is aligning it to your floor plan. There are a few steps to do it.

  • Draw your floor plan on a piece of paper.
  • Mark the front hallway in the floor plan.
  • Divide the floor plan into 9 sections.

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

Enhancing Your Bagua Area

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

Wealth & Prosperity

Represents abundance and prosperity as well as your sense of gratitude for the abundance you already have in your life.

  • Element: Wood
  • Color: Blue and green
  • Location: Southeast area of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Healthy plants
  • Items that symbolize prosperity to you.
  • Representations of things for which you feel truly grateful.

Fame & Reputation

Represents your integrity and how you are known (and wish to be known) in the world.

  • Element: Fire
  • Color: Reds
  • Location: Southern area of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Lighting, candles.
  • Red or burgundy items.
  • Triangular shapes.

Love & Marriage

Represents your most important romantic relationship, your ability to nurture yourself and your lover, mother earth, devotion.

  • Element: Earth and Fire
  • Color: Rosy Pink
  • Location: Southwest area of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Red, pink orange and yellow colors.
  • Pairs of accessories or small furniture.
  • Artworks or accessories symbolizing intimate relationships.

Children & Creativity

Represents your sense of joy, openness and discernment, as well as your ability to complete projects.

  • Element: Metal
  • Color: White, metal and gold
  • Location: Western area of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Creative artwork.
  • Accessories that symbolize your desired future.
  • Items with metallic properties.
  • Circular or oval items.

Travel & Helpful People

Represents getting out in the world to make things happen; your ability to get and give help, and to create synchronicities.

  • Element: Metal
  • Color: greys & pastels
  • Location: Northwest corner of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Round, metallic objects.
  • Globe, maps, and even travel trinkets.
  • Photos and artwork of people 

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, dark colors
  • Location: Northern section of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Artwork, paintings of water.
  • An indoor water feature or fountain.
  • Items associated with water, dark colors.

Knowledge & Self-Cultivation

Represents the cultivation of knowledge, skill-building, contemplation. “A place where wisdom can develop.”

  • Element: Earth
  • Color: dark green, blue, yellow, beige
  • Location: Northeast corner of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Art symbolizing study, stillness, contemplation, with calming features.
  • Books that inspire you.
  • A quiet space where you can read and focus.
  • Inspirational photos or artwork

The Center & Health

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
  • Location: The cener of your house 

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Keep this area clear so Chi can flow freely throughout the house.
  • Earthly tones, ceramics and square items.
  • Calming decor.

New Beginnings & Family

Represents your parents and ancestors; signifies growth, strength, flexibility and vitality.

  • Element: Wood
  • Color: greens & blues
  • Location: Eastern area of your home

Good Feng Shui enhancements:

  • Plants, flowers, botanical prints, green items.
  • Wooden furniture or things made of wood.
  • Vertical items like floor lamps and columns.

Now you know how to use the Bagua map to bring positive energy into your life. Remember, activating only two or three aspects is advisable to get the maximum benefit from it.

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