The map bagua is an eight sided diagram that is used to represent different aspects of a person's life. The nine sections, which includes the center portion, symbolize career, wisdom, family, wealth, fame, love, creativity, helpful people and health. Each section is also paired with a color and the direction of the five elements are mapped out as well. This special feng shui tool is used to locate the areas of a home or an individual room of the home that is associated with the nine sections. As soon as you can locate the areas that need changing, you will be able to apply simple decoration techniques to it in a way that will improve that aspect of your life.
To use a bagua, stand by the front door of your home facing in or by the entrance of a room. Hold the diagram out in front of you with the fame section facing the wall opposite you and the career section directly in front of you. This shows that the entrance is a reflection of your career, the wall exhibition representations your fame and reputation, and all the other seven sections of the bagua can be mapped out in a similar manner. Use this tool to find out the colors and elements that correlate to the different parts of the given space.
Colors are an easy fix for bad feng shui areas and can be used to effectively improve problem areas of your life. If for example, you are looking to attract love or to maintain a healthy relationship with your current partner, locate the love corner of your room or your home using the bagua. You will notice on the diagram that the color pink is associated with the love corner. All you need to do is add a little more pink in that area to improve your love life. The same technique can be applied to all other areas of your life, using the colors specified on the bagua.
Each one of the five elements can also be found on the bagua. The care section of the space, which is normally where the entrance is, represents the element water. The fame and reputation section is associated with fire. The children and creativity section is used to represent the metal element. The family section is associated with the wood element. The element earth is directly in the center of the room where the health section is located. Equipped with this knowledge, you will be able to balance the energy of the room or the entire home by simply adding the missing elements.
The map bagua is a very useful tool that is used by professional feng shui practitioners and novices alike. It is so easy to use that it has been heavily adopted by most of the western world. Just use the steps above to create a basic reading of your home and each room of your house. If you are looking for a more accurate and detailed reading, you should seek the services of a professional practitioner. They will use a feng shui compass to find the exact direction of your house and then use that measurement to create a bagua map that is specific to your home.