Feng Shui Symbol Placements According to BAGUA and Your GUA Number
a particular room or the main door into your home. I practice by compass interpretation in placing the Bagua only because it is easier for me to understand directions and it seems to work for me better. It also seems to have more substance to the interpretation without a lot of "fluff".. You can still practice by compass one room at a time, or, the entire floor plan. Just make sure you decide whether you are interpreting as a floor plan or by single room.
Now that you have figured your GUA number and you are ready to enhance or activate certain areas according to Feng Shui, I have broken it down to a few enhancement suggestions according to your GUA number. A lot of people do not understand that displaying Feng Shui symbols will assist you in activating positive energies and ward off negative energies when used correctly.
There are several, if not many, interpretations of Feng Shui. That is okay as long as you practice and follow one style of Feng Shui. In America, many consultants advise their practice of Bagua interpretation according to the location of the doorway of
A good friend of mine, Yvonne Phillips, responded recently to my question about utilizing the Bagua by American standards and how most Feng Shui consultants practice here in the US and I thought her response was appropriate to put into this blog…
"…Here is how you do it:
Walk into any room and stand in the doorway. Facing directly in front of you is North, not compass North, directional North. Then you set up your Feng Shui from that direction. You do not need to know all of the birthdates in order to do it. Check out my website at and go to the consultation page and you will see the layout I use all of the time.
Some easier books to work with are anything by Lin Yun-please read it first and make sure that it feels good and makes sense to you. He has written a lot of books and is one of the Masters. Another lady who takes a very no nonsense approach is Karen Carter, very easy to do your Feng Shui. Please email me if any of this is confusing to you. By the way, all of the schools of FS work, you just have to choose what makes you feel good!…"
Yvonne Phillips FSII
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MASSAGE THERAPISTS and HOLISTIC HEALERS: A lot of massage therapists or Holistic Healers I know practice Feng Shui in their salons or offices to help grow their business and eliminate negative energies left behind by their clients on a superficial level. If you are a Massage Therapist or Holistic Healer, it is very important that you consider practicing Feng Shui with a little deeper understanding to clear your business of negative energies.
Consider this, when a client comes to your salon or office, they have many negative energies built up in their body. YOU release those energies! Where do those energies go once they have been released? In your Salon or Office of course! These negative energies will eventually wear you down if you don't start re-directing and eliminating them.
Many therapists or healers don't think about themselves and rejuvenating their own energies! Now is the time to think about energizing yourself, letting your business grow and fulfilling those dreams you started your business with. If you are feeling run down, burnt out, creativity blocked, then please consider enhancing the Feng Shui in your Salon or Office. You provide a wonderful service to others and many depend on this service so they can meet the next day head on. What do you do to meet the next day "head on"? Consider how you have practiced Feng Shui, change your symbol enhancement placements, re-new your energy. Let's get serious about growing your business and clearing the way for you to be the dynamo that you were when you started your business.
RETAILERS AND VINTAGE STORE OWNERS: I get many questions from Retailers and Vintage Store owners wanting to know how to clear the path for a successful business using Feng Shui. Especially Vintage Store owners are concerned about the negative energies left behind from the previous owners of the items they are selling. Start placing Feng Shui enhancements to activate positive energies and ridding negative energies will definitely help your business grow.
I can recommend that if you follow the GUA enhancements as I have described, utilize negative energy enhancers, design your shop more Feng Shui with meandering curvy aisles, highlight your Success and Personal Development areas, your business will improve.
GARDENERS: Now is the time for you to open up to your inner self! Women are more than likely making the decision how their patio and gardens are designed. Start acknowledging them and directing your questions and suggestions to them. If they want a meditation or yoga garden, offer suggestions they can relate to!!! You need to be more informed how their gardens can be used for meditation, Feng Shui, calming, spiritual and relaxing. Feng Shui principals can be applied to all of these.
People like to invite others to walk through their gardens, or to sit and relax for a spiritual and calming experience. Be there with your suggestions! Study oriental gardens, their layouts, highlights, etc.. Some people don't want an oriental garden, but, you can offer suggestions that will give the same fulfillment and they don't realize that they are using oriental concepts.
Success Direction - Display items for Career, Prosperity, Strength, Stability, Protection and Wealth. You should always display Wealth and Protection symbols in this area at a minimum.
Health Direction - You should always display Longevity and Health enhancement symbols in this area. When you are chronically or terminally ill or know someone that is, this is a powerful, yet minute enhancement to vastly improve a quality of life.
Romance Direction - You should always display Love and Romance symbols here if you are looking to strengthen or attract a loving relationship. This area can be enhanced to strengthen work relationships in power and respect.
Personal Development Direction - This is always your meditation and relaxation area. You can use enhancement symbols for whatever need you want here. Want creativity? Utilize creativity symbols. Want Power and Wisdom? Use power and wisdom symbols. Want Wealth or Career? Display these symbols. This is an area where you can spend a lot of time and work on the betterment of you.
Unlucky Direction - Be aware of this area and work to avoid negatives.
5 Ghosts Direction - Protection symbols are a key in this area.
Six Killings Direction - This is the perfect area to concentrate on working to dispel or absorb negative energies.
Total Loss Direction - Dispel and absorb negative energies. Protection symbols are a must in this area.
Feng Shui Symbols you should have many of… - You can never have enough Buddhas displayed in all areas of your home and business. A Buddha represents many things. I use them to welcome harmony in my family, welcoming wealth, stability, career and calming. I have Buddhas in every room. The neat thing about Buddhas is that you can display them anywhere in a place of respect. I have them in a corner of a room, on a shelf, in a plant. Buddhas come in Jade carvings, Gemstone carvings, Temple Stone carvings when you are lucky enough to find one, Crystal, Hong Tze, Stone, Bronze, Brass, Metal, Resin or Hong Kong Ivory, just about any element you can think of. I probably have one of every element display in my home.
Quan Yin - You can display a Quan Yin in every room of your home. The goddess of Mercy and Compassion will support you, protect you and enhance your relationships.
Money Frogs, Money Turtle, Money Pig/Boar, Dragon Ship, Lucky Coins, Fish - You should always have several of these displayed in every room of your home or business.
Protectors - You should always have at least one Kuan Kung, one Terra Cotta Warrior, pair of Temple Lions, pair of Dragons and Chinese Zodiac symbol displayed in your home and office.
Strength and Wisdom - You should have at least one Horse, Elephant, Tiger and Dragon displayed in your home.
Crystals - The minimum you should have is at least one Pagoda, one Lotus and one Etched Globe.
Jade - You should have at least one jade display in several rooms in your home. Jade is physically healing, welcomes wealth, absorbs negative energies, produces a calming effect.