What is this thing in Feng Shui that everyone speaks of called a Bagua Map (pronounced BAG-WHA)? Although the original Bagua is in the shape of an octagon, I like to describe the Bagua Map as a tic-tac-toe grid. It is grid divided into 9 areas as follows:
- Career & Opportunity (lower center)
- Love, Marriage & Partnerships (upper right)
- Family & Health (center left)
- Wealth & Prosperity (upper left)
- Good Luck Fortune Center & Health (center)
- Helpful People & Travel (bottom right)
- Children & Creativity (center right)
- Knowledge & Self-Cultivation (lower left)
- Fame & Reputation (upper center)
This grid is placed over the map of your home, with the main entrance point to the home along the bottom line. This will help you to determine which area of your home, reflect which areas of your life. Most homes are not the perfect square as the Bagua map is shown, so the map is then simply stretched over the home. In some cases certain guas of homes may be “missing.” Do not be alarmed in these situations as there are Feng Shui cures for these layouts.
One thing to note is the front door is always associated with career. Regardless if it shows up in the career sector itself. The front door can also be placed in the knowledge & self cultivation, or helpful people & travel, and it will still be representative of your career.
The Bagua map is an essential tool in BTB Feng Shui. It will help you determine not only the areas, but what colors, numbers, shapes, and elements are best. There are many other factors to be considered such as how your astrology relates to the components of the Bagua map, and I personally like to invite the Archangels to help me with my Feng Shui blue print!
So if your love life needs a boost, try de-cluttering the back right area of your home. If your wealth needs a pick me up, look into what shades of purple might support the back left area of your home. Most importantly, just take action. Change your space and you change your life, and I would love to hear how you put it to use!