Feng Shui Living & The Bagua

“Inspire Harmony In Your Life.”

Simply put, Feng Shui is about how energy moves through rooms.  The practice of Feng Shui, meaning “wind” and “water,” focuses on arranging things in rooms, based on their energies, to bring focus, balance and clarity to our metaphysical places. 

The basics include removing all clutter, especially around entryways, to avoid creating blockages.  Additionally, the presence of living things (plants, animals, fish) increases positive energy.  And light and music are important factors in establishing calmness and clarity. 

To begin, the Bagua, an ancient Chinese term means “eight areas” (“ba”=eight, “gua”=area) and Feng Shui bagua is a map or chart (pictured here) that relates the various areas of your life to the 8 sections of your living space.  These eight main sections of a space are represented by what are known as “guas” of the bagua map.  The bagua map can also have a ninth center section that corresponds to the 9 major corresponding life areas.  So in this way the layout of bagua map shows the nine main energy centers that we value most.

The map is used by placing it over a floor plan of the space  being designed or fixed for problems . With the help of the map, users can learn how to pinpoint the areas that need our immediate attention so that they can be enhanced by Feng Shui practice.

A friend of mine, Maureen Calamai, the founder of Luminous Spaces, will help you create a more positive environment in both your home and office.

Feel the Power of Feng Shui!



About The Author

Jolie Powell

Jolie Powell has been a distinguised leader in the Real Estate industry since 1987. Prior to entering the world of Real Estate, she worked as a TV producer for the Advertising Agency, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in NYC. Jolie's expertise in counseling buyers and sellers brings people together from Long Island, and indeed, Globally! Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Jolie has an excellent understanding of many cultures. As a Cuban-born American, she is fluent in Spanish and communicates well with international clients relocating to the North Shore of Long Island. Jolie is proud of the high level of trust she and her clients have established and looks forward to continue building exceptional client/broker relationships.


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  2. Maureen Calamia March 31st, 2012 at 9:30:30 am

    Great article on the bagua, one of the tools we use in Feng Shui. And,in fact, it is one of the ways people really start understanding how our environment – being work, home, school or other places – has a significant impact on how we feel, our well-being, and of course, our lives!

    You can lay the bagua over an entire building, property, or even a room, desk or bed. There are different perspectives on how to do this – either by the compass directions or 3 door entry.

    I am schooled in both ways, but I find that workshop participants have an easier time understanding 3 door entry:
    – Just imagine that you are facing into your home while standing at the front door
    – Where you are standing is at bottom of the page. For instance, Wealth will be at back of building on the left, Romance at back on right.

    For more information on how to apply the bagua and other feng shui tools, check out my blog: http://luminous-spaces.com/2010/04/01/how-to-apply-the-feng-shui-bagua-to-your-home/

    Thanks Jolie!

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