The Feng Shui Nine Life Areas are a set of aspirations that all people have, and which ancient Feng Shui masters identified and classified thousands of years ago.
The Feng Shui Nine Life Areas:
- Career, Life Mission and Individuality
- Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships
- Health, Family and Community
- Wealth, Prosperity and Self Worth
- Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude
- Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel
- Children, Creativity and Fun
- Wisdom, Self-Knowledge and Rest
- Fame, Reputation and Social Life
The Feng Shui Nine Life Areas
The Feng Shui Nine Life Areas, One by One
Life Area #1 Career, Life Mission and Individuality
Life Area #2: Marriage, Relationships and Partnerships
Life Area #3: Health, Family and Community
Life Area #4: Wealth, Prosperity and Self Worth
Life Area #5: Center of Good Fortune and Gratitude
Life Area #6: Helpful People, Spiritual Life and Travel
Life Area #7: Children, Creativity and Fun
Life Area #8: Wisdom, Self-Knowledge and Rest
Life Area #9: Fame, Reputation and Social Life
The Feng Shui Nine Life Areas in the Bagua Map
The old Chinese masters identified 9 Life Areas that need to be tended to for people to be Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Free. Each of these Life Areas resonates with a number (based on the numbers of the Magic Square, which contains nine small squares, each with a number. When the numbers are added horizontally, vertically or diagonally, they always add up to 15)
I found that there is also an intrinsic connection between each of these Life Areas, their number, and the Principle of Traditional Chinese Philosophy that corresponds to that same number.
WHAT IS THE BA-GUA OR FENG SHUI NINE LIFE AREAS MAP?
The Ba-Gua (or Bagua) Map is the basis for life areas theory, it is a chart that combines two graphics: the Ba-Gua and the Magic Square for use in Feng Shui.
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“Ba-Gua” means “8 Trigrams” (trigrams are combinations of three lines, some solid or yang and some split or yin). There are only eight possible combinations of trigrams. The bottom line represents Earth or the Physical, the middle line represents Humankind or the Emotional and the top line represents Heaven or Thoughts.
In Feng Shui we arrange the trigrams in this pattern:
The Magic Square or “Lo Shu”
In antiquity there were 7 magic squares in the Middle East, each associated with one of the seven main heavenly bodies recognized at the time: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The simplest magic square was the square of Saturn (3×3= 9 cells) and the most complex was the square of the Moon (9×9 = 81 cells). The “magic” in these squares is mathematical — when you add up the number in each row, each column, and the diagonals, they all add up to the same number.
The Magic Square We Use in Feng Shui
The only magic square recognized in China was what is called the square of Saturn, which is the planet related to the earth and agriculture. The Chinese legend says that Emperor Yu (around 2200 BC) saw a tortoise emerge from the river Lo with dots engraved on the shell in a tic-tac-toe arrangement, and each grouping added up to the numbers in the magic square. All the rows, columns and diagonals of the magic square add up to 15.
WHAT FOLLOWS IS A COMBINED CHART OF THE BA-GUA MAP AND THE MAGIC SQUARE AS IT IS USED IN FENG SHUI TO MAP OUT A HOME OR OFFICE BUILDING:
THIS IS HOW YOU MAP OUT THE FLOOR PLAN OR BLUEPRINT OF A HOME:
Line up the bottom of the ba-gua map with the door that contains the main entrance.
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