The Feng Shui of a house is governed by external land form and the internal energy flow of your home environment.

In today’s world, there’s little we can do with landform or macro level Feng Shui since it involves external landscape such as mountain formation, rivers, elevation, tunnel, expressway, busy road etc. You can, however, use other Feng Shui formula to enhance and tap the good qi in your home such as the powerful Flying Star or the Feng Shui Bagua Formula, which this article is about. Feng Shui experts believe that symbolism Feng Shui and five element cures are easy to apply and helpful in enhancing one’s life 8 aspirations namely wealth, career, love, fame, health, mentor, descendant and education luck.

Feng Shui Bagua Formula is a popular Feng Shui stream that’s adopted and embraced by many Feng Shui experts and practitioners all over the world. This Feng Shui formula is linked with the secrets of bagua and the I-Ching theory. The Feng Shui Bagua Formula is claimed to have brought about unbelievable effects at an amazing speed by people who have applied it to their homes or offices.

The house or office can be divided into eight sectors. Based on Feng Shui Bagua Formula, each sector is governed by a Trigram in the Bagua; associated with certain element, number, color and shape, and represents different body parts, member of the family, and luck or aspiration as shown in the table and diagram below.

Career LuckWaterBlack/BlueWavyMiddle sonKidneys, Waist, Ear
Love & Romance LuckBig EarthBrownSquareMother/MatriarchStomach, Muscle, Mouth
Health & Family Luck Big WoodDark GreenRectangleFirst sonLiver, Pancreas, Limbs, Tongue
Wealth & Money LuckSmall WoodLight GreenRectangleFirst daughterLiver, Limbs, Pancreas, Tongue
Household's General LuckEarthBrownSquareEveryone
Mentor/Patriarch Luck Big MetalMetallic/White/SilverCircleFather/PatriarchLungs, Skin, Bone, Nose
Descendants' & Children LuckSmall MetalWhiteCircleYoungest daughterLungs, Skin, Bone, Nose
Education Luck Small EarthYellow/BeigeSquareYoungest sonStomach, Muscle, Mouth
Fame & Recognition FireRedTriangleMiddle daughterHeart, Blood, Eyes

North - The direction of north has the Kan kua and its element is water. Its aspiration is wisdom, career and employment luck and it belongs to the black tortoise. The person represented by this is the middle son. If a house doesn’t have a proper north sector, inmates may suffer from ear, kidney or prostate gland problems. The number related to this direction is 1, shape is wavy and color black or blue.

Southwest - The big earth element owns this direction which has the Kun kua. The person symbolized by kun is mother or mother-in-law. Linked to the matriarch, the southwest is said to influence love and romance luck. In the health segment, it rules over the stomach, muscle and mouth. The color of the southwest sector is brown, shape is square and number is 2. This sector can be enhanced with crystal balls or love symbols such as Mandarin Ducks.

East - The element of this sector is wood; this direction has the Chen kua which is directly linked to the first son. This means a house without a proper east sector will not have a son. Even if residents of such a house do have a boy child, he will be a weak child with several health issues. Chen is linked to the arms, legs, tongue, gallbladder and liver. Keeping a dragon in the east corner is an effective way to enhance the chi. East favors dark green and its shape is rectangle while number is 3.

Southeast - This is the home of Sun kua and is owned by the small wood. The eldest daughter is represented by this direction. Wealth and money fortune depends on the good feng shui of this direction. If inmates of the house have problems related to legs, spine or hipbones or conditions such as arthritis, it may be because of an afflicted or missing southeast sector. The shape of southeast is rectangle, color, light green while number is 4.

Northwest - This direction has the Chien kua and it is associated to the big metal element. The man of the family, the father or grandfather is represented by the Chien. While it represents the head of the family, its health segment also usually affects the head, skin, bones or lung. A beam or sharp articles in the northwest corner may be the reason why frequent headaches or lung problems affect the head of the family. This direction’s aspiration is the benefactor luck or mentor luck. It’s important to check the northwest sector of the house because a house without a northwest corner will pose several problems to the men of the house; it may even be fatal. Such a house restricts men from entering the household so a single lady staying in a house without a NW sector will find it hard to find the right suitor. The color of northwest is metallic, silver or gold. Its shape is circle while number is 6.

West - This direction has Tui Kua and is controlled by small metal. It symbolizes the youngest lady in the house, be it daughter or wife. On one hand, it’s said to influence fertility related matters while on the other, it has health effects corresponding to the tongue, mouth, skin, nose, lung, throat and voice. The number of the West is 7, shape is circle while color can be white, gold or silver. The West is largely influenced by the tiger symbol. It governs descendant’s luck ; the luck to have children and grandchildren.

Northeast - This small earth element direction has the Ken kua; this stands for achievement in education. This corner governs academic and scholastic luck and would be ideal for a study room. It symbolizes hands and fingers. The color of this sector is yellow, shape square and number 8. It is associated with the youngest son in the family.

South - This direction is linked to the Li Kua and the fire element. The Phoenix is the ruling body of this direction which symbolizes the middle daughter. This is the governing direction for fame and family prestige luck. The Li kua identifies problems related to the eye, heart and blood. The shape, color and number associated to this direction is triangle, red and 9 respectively.

So how can you use Feng Shui Bagua Formula to better your life? How can you activate and enhance your eight life’s aspirations with Feng Shui Bagua Formula?

You can increase the presence of the element belonging to the sector governing the life aspiration you wish to enhance. For instance, if you wish to boost your career aspiration, check out the sector linked to career luck, which is north. Its element is water. So, enhance its water element by placing a water feature or an enhancer that is blue in color in the north sector of your house. This should work to improve your career luck.

You do not have to limit yourself to the element each sector represents as you can activate a sector using the 5-elements Productive cycle theory. You can understand this theory better after you take a look at the 5-Elements productive cycle ;

  • Fire produces earth
  • Earth produces metal
  • Metal produces water
  • Water produces wood
  • Wood produces fire

This way, you can enhance the water element in the North by using metal element because metal produces water. Else, you can use the shape, Feng Shui color or number of each sector to add energy to the element of that sector. For instance, the fire element in the south can be boosted by filling the direction with the color red; this will enhance recognition luck. Bring in squarish objects in the Northeast to boost luck related to education and keep a metal wind chime in the Northwest corner to activate mentor luck.

Naturally, avoid using destructive element in the sector.

  • Fire destroys metal
  • Earth destroys water
  • Metal destroys wood
  • Water destroys fire
  • Wood destroys earth

Feng Shui experts have another technique to boost positive energy in the sector governing a particular luck; display auspicious Feng Shui symbols related to the direction in the particular sector to activate the positive energy. If, for instance, you want to improve your career luck, you can display a Ru Yi or Dragon Tortoise in the north sector; if you want to improve your health, keep a Wu Lou in the East. For romance, a pair of Rose Quartz Mandarin Ducks in the Southwest sector would work like magic!

So what are the apparent benefits of symbolism Feng Shui? It infuses positive thinking, increases focus and creativity, helps in self-motivation and ensures success through its constructive environment. All these qualities in turn will make us more open to our surroundings and enable us to absorb the positive energy from the modified chi. This way, our energy levels are boosted to help us make the best of every situation. Refer to the diagram below for suggestions of Feng Shui products to enhance each sector according to your aspirations.

NORTHWEST - Display Kwan Kung here to bring you the luck of helpful people and wise mentors. Paintings or statues of Fuk Luk Sau and Metal Windchimes may also be placed here.
NORTH - Display a Dragon Tortoise or Dragon here for a great boost to your career luck! Arowanas or Chi Lin are also good energizers for the North.
NORTHEAST - Display Crystal globes or crystal points here for wonderful education and knowledge luck! The Dragon Carp or Pagoda are other excellent energizers you can use.
WEST - Display a pair of Elephants here to improve fertility and descendant luck! Place Crystal Globes here to give you smart kids.
CENTER - Display crystal balls such as Star of David Crystal Balls here to promote family harmony and general well-being.
EAST - Display a Wulou or Tortoise here for good health nergy. The Laughing Buddha and Dragon also makes a great energizer for the East!
SOUTHWEST - Display a pair of Mandarin Ducks here to activate for love and marriage luck! You may also place Mystic Knots and Love Gem Trees here.
SOUTH - Display paintings of statues of Horse here to enhance fame and recognition luck! Phoenix figurines and Lights make good energizers here.
SOUTHEAST - Display Citrine Trees or Wealth ships laden with Gold ingots and Crystal Chips in the Southeast for abundant wealth luck. Place Money Frog, Wealth God or Wealth Pot here.

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