Feng Shui Bagua and Element Cycle

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Feng Shui works on the principle that ‘Your home is a mirror of your life’ so by making some simple changes at home, you can improve the related areas of your life.

To do this, we use the Feng Shui Bagua and Element Cycle.

Lay the Feng Shui Bagua over your floor plans according to the direction of north to show where each area of your life is in your home.

Then use the Feng Shui Element Cycle to show ‘how’ to make the changes.

“We shape our buildings … thereafter they shape us” ~ Winston Churchill

The bagua is placed according to a compass reading of north and stretches according to the shape of your home – see below

You then use the element cycle below to work out ‘how’ to make a change.

  • Improve health – Earth and fire elements

  • Increase wealth – Tree and water elements

  • Improve your love-life – Earth and Fire elements

  • Career progression – Water and Metal elements

  • Better friendships – Metal and Earth elements

  • Relationships with children/fertility – Metal and Earth elements

  • Spirituality/relationship with yourself – Earth and fire elements

  • Increased respect and recognition – Fire and Tree elements

  • Relationships with positions of authority, the past or elderly relatives – Tree and water elements

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Feng Shui Element Cycle

For the biggest impact, aim to increase both elements associated with the area you wish to improve, while reducing the other three.

For example, for Tree energy, bring in living plants, the colour green and the shape of an upward rectangle

A tree will die without water, so Water energy is needed here too. Bring in actual water, the colours blue and black or the shape of a wavy pattern as shown

Now we need to reduce the three controlling elements.

  • Metal will cut tree (i.e. an axe).
  • Earth will absorb Water which feeds Tree.
  • Fire needs Tree to burn, so Tree is drained by Fire.

The same principle applies to the other elements.  Increase the two nourishing and reduce the three which control.

The most powerful enhancement is to bring in the actual element, rather than the colours or shapes of it, so actual fire, earth, metal, water or plants.

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