School of Practical Magic

Easy Reference Guide to Feng Shui and Art

 

You heard af Feng Shui and you know that it does wonders, but you do not know what to do? Fear no more. Just follow those easy steps and watch  the magic in your life unravel.

Step # 1 Make a floor plan of your living or working space and divide it into 9 equal parts  as  shown below. Always line up entrance with 8th, 1st and 6 Guas.               

This is Bagua of your house with 9 Guas. 

 

 4GUA

Wealth. Power .
Success.       

 9GUA

Fame.                         
Life Force. Freedom.     Inspiration.Distraction. Power over others.      

 2GUA

Relationships. Marriage        
Partnerships.  

 3GUA

Family . Support groups.              Religions          congregations.  Health.  .          

 5GUA

Health.                    
Place of prayers,       Meditation. Formation of the thoughts          

 7GUA

Children. Creativity. Passion.Manifestation of the inner potential.

 8 GUA

Knowledge.Education. Spirituality.              

 1 GUA

Career. Hobbies. Skills. New Beginnings.       

 6 GUA

Helpful people,        Sponsors.  Friends. Travel.                    

                               Entrance

          

Step # 2 Choose the Gua that corresponds best to the aspects of your life that you need help with  the most. Read suggestions under Gua number corresponding to your needs.

Step # 3 Choose a  picture that represents your favorite scenarioother. Check out our parent sight "Art and Print Designs" for inexpensive way to decorate. You can order ypur favorite picture as design only, and print it yourself, or as a ready poster or giclee (print on canvas).
 

Step # 4 Place your Feng Shui art  in a right Gua with the right thought. Put it in your diary the date and the move that you did, if you do not have one I suggest you start one, because you will need to proove to  yourself that when the right thought with the right tool is put together they produce a fantastic  results. 

 

1st Gua - Element  - Water.                                      
Colors: Black, Gray, Blue,                                          
Career. Hobbies. Skills.  New beginnings. Decisions.
This section generates the chi's force that fuels the issues regarding the type of work you do, or the type of work you aspire to do. 
-For career purpose - hang artwork with a lot of black in the kitchen, for example :
Cool
-Place Artworks with running water in it to create dynamic pattern to give  a little push to your career. It will always create  jobs for you. We have few in
Nature Art Prints.
-Picture of a fountain will bless the  career aspect. 
-Art peace with a road in it will open a new   way to the future, but be careful what  else will be on that picture. Speaking from experience. I ones ended up in the city on my picture without planning it.

2nd Gua- Element - Earth.                              
Colors: Pink, Red and White, Yellow, Orange, Ochre.
Marriage, Relationships.                                         
 

Your ability to draw on a successful, loving partnerships and relationships with yourself, your marriage partner and friends.
You want to find a partner? Place things only in pairs in that Gua. 
For example:
-Pair of artworks with favorite
flowers will bring joy in your relationships.
-Want some humor in your life? Place a couple of
caricatures on your wall. Just make sure  there is either a couple on it or there is 2  art pieces. 
- If your 2nd Gua is your Kitchen, you can find some interesting posters in
Kitchen Art .
- If you looking for some sex in your life choose some art from
Erotica . Just make sure  that you  like it and your partner understands, but 1 out of 2 is good enough. Just remember: 
" If  an art  peace  becomes a conversation peace, then you are on your way ."

3rd Gua - Thunder. Element - Metal. 
Colors: Green. Dark blue. Gray. Black.     
Family.  Friends. Support Groups.            

This section represents biological, reconstituted and nontraditional family units: support groups, religions congregations, your inner circle of friends, family of coworkers and other units or organization. 

-To create balance in relationships with your boss, coworkers or your family members as well as  to improve on your health -  place artwork with deep greens and black colors. See some suggestions in our Feng Shui Collection.  

4th Gua - Wind.   Element - Wood.  
Colors:  Purple. Green/Red. Dark blue.
Wealth.  Power.  Success.                     
This section generates the Chi that draws on the energy that oversees finances and all the things that we perceive as connoting wealth.
-Place artworks with movement in it , create a vortex of wind to generate the energies of the
wind.

-In addition, burn green candles, add 3 purple throw pillows to the couch in your wealth corner in  the living room.
 

5th Gua  -  Center of the Bagua. Yin Yang.     
Color: Yellow. Orange. Tan. Gold. Brown. Red.
Health.                                                           

Place of prayersmeditation, formation of the thoughts.
-Choose any of our artworks from
Abstract Art , Fantasy Art  or Nature Art Prints or any that brings you peace and balance.  Place it in 5th Gua and feel the soothing energy streaming from the art  work.   Invite it to draw the necessary energies to your life.

6th Gua - Heaven. Element - Metal. Male energies.
Colors:  Gray. White/Black.                                                   
Helpful people. Sponsors. Friends. Travel.  

Helpful people refers to all people we come in contact with who aid and direct us along life's path: your boss, friends and family, counselors, teachers, financial advisers.
-Place an art work with the energies of manliness and stability, like our
Treasure Art Print, or Mystery, for example.
-Choose some scenery from
Nature Art Prints , ARTWORK OF A BIG TREE LIKE OAK IS GOOD.

7th Gua - Lake. Element - Metal.                         
Colors: White.Off White. Light gray.  Yellow. Brown,       
Children. Creativity. Passion. Manifestation of the inner potential.                                                                     

This section represents the future and all the life affirming things that we give birth to: all your descendants and all issues of creativity including new thoughts, new ideas, art, writings and aspirations.
-Place a poster of the still water -  lake ( for example) to bring out your true potential and creativity from deep within.
Nymphs on a night lake is a good example.
-Lost something significant in your life? Place picture of a fountain - it will come back to you.
-An art works with fish from our 
Nature Art Prints  will attract money your way.

8th Gua - Mountain. Element - Earth.                 
Colors:  Blue. Black/Green. Yellow. Brown. Red tones.
Knowledge. Education. Spirituality.                                  

This Gua generates the energy that brings us our opportunities and lessons for our spiritual growth and educational pursuits.
-If you have a teenagers at the house and you want to give them a push in seeking knowledge place an art work with a mountain in the 8th Gua and create some support by the power of a mountain and what a power mountain has; it is the highest thing on that planet. Create the strong support for your  kids, they are our future.


9th Gua - Fire                                                        
Color: Red. Purple. Orange.                                               
Fame. Life Force. Freedom. Inspiration. Distraction. Power over others.                                                                     

This Gua refers to fame; such as public recognition, wanting to be a well known doctor, business  person, speaker or receive  a recognition as a parent or inspiring teacher.
- If you want all of the above and fast an art work of an erupting volcano or a sunset will do the trick, you can  find  those in our
Nature Collection.
-Look into our
Abstract Art Print Designs to find large selection of red and orange color combinations to bring some fire energy in your space and into your life.

Colors and Energy Effects. 
Color can have a profound impact on the moods of the  energy flow. Certain colors can enhance one's Chi, while others depress and limit one's energy.

Colors that:
Lifts energy -yellows, red, turquoise, bright colors. 
Slows down energy - browns, rusts, all dark colors .
Softens energy - light pinks and greens, corals, pastel colors .
Draws energy - reds, gold's, rich purples colors .
Neutralizes energy - whites, beige, tans colors.
Enhances creativity - oranges, turquoise, teals, vibrant blues.
Enhances spirituality - purples, violets, white .
Warming colors - reds, oranges, yellows, yellow green.
Cooling colors - blues, blue green, lavender. 
Romantic colors - pinks, reds, oranges, warm greens .
Sexual colors -reds, black, oranges, hot pink .
Grounding colors - reds, browns, tans, beige.
Power colors - golds, black, burgundys, reds, royal blue.
Soothing colors - green, blues, peach.

 Table arrangement 

Greens and blues
Green is for Wood and blue is for Water in the system of The Five Energies. They are cool tones and tend to reduce our appetites. You might consider using them for a light afternoon tea.

 Reds and yellows
These are colors of the Fire and Earth energies. Earth colors (yellows and browns) are perfectly harmonious with digestion. Fire (red and oranges) is the mother of Earth and stimulates appetite. They are excellent on their own or in combination.

Gold and pinks
These are warm shades, also linked to Earth and Fire energies. They have a stimulating effect and generally tend to create a happy, convivial atmosphere, though not as intense as,  for example, the red table cloths of a lively Italian cafe.

Dinner for two 
You are planning a romantic evening  for two. The accumulated instincts of centuries will probably tell you how best arrange the table, and a little Feng Shui advice may confirm this. Fire energy should be present, but not too intense. Try a table cloth in the purple spectrum. Candlelight will make a big difference, but use a single candlestick.
Other energies are present on the table - Wood (the flowers), Water (the champagne),
Earth (the plates and the table itself). Open your heart and enjoy. 

 
ALL THE BEST IN YOUR JOURNEY

 

 

By Feng Shui Consultant and Practitioner                 

          Svetlana Petrov

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