What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you love your job and can’t wait to get there on Monday morning or are you contemplating a career change? Beyond your work in the world at present, do you feel on purpose, focused and knowing you are sharing your unique gifts and talents with the world? Did you realize that your home can help you sort out all of these major, real life choices? The Feng Shui Bagua area for Career is a wonderful pool of insight, inspiration and direction. Let’s dive in.
A major tool of Feng Shui, the Bagua Map represents the vital energy, or Ch’i, in nine general areas of your life. The Bagua’s grid, similar to a tic tac toe board, is placed over your home’s floor plan to designate each area. As you stand at your front door facing inside, the Career area, or gua, lies in the center third of the front of your home.
Define Your Own Feng Shui Bagua Map
You can get started utilizing the wisdom of this fabulous resource by creating your own Bagua Map. It is one of the first things I do when meeting with any Client. Download my free Feng Shui Bagua Map now. Instructions for placement are included.
To help you more easily utilize and understand your Bagua, I’ve prepared a special series on the Feng Shui Bagua Map. From how to Draw Your Floor Plan to advanced tips for How to Place the Bagua to ways to read this Feng Shui Road Map, these posts can answer a lot of your questions.
Associated not only with a job or career, this area addresses our life’s work or life’s path. Also included is our life’s journey and life purpose on a more spiritual level. This is the area that helps us connect with our personal genius so we can discover and follow our deepest passion.
Although the name of this gua may seem self-explanatory, don’t look to this area only for Feng Shui assistance with your work or career. We all benefit when we broaden our vision of the Career gua and utilize it to ignite our personal guidance system. It can help us uncover a more accurate understanding of our deepest calling, our mission in life, especially when it is needed to keep us on track in our lives.
Define Your Feng Shui Intention for Career
We can all use the Bagua Map to help improve and generate energy that can be used to support the resolution of a challenge or the advancement of a goal. Simply choose the gua related to the issue at hand and apply the appropriate Feng Shui remedy.
Be aware that each Bagua area has a different set of remedies that apply. Visit my individual posts on any of the nine guas for the specific recommendations of that area.
Step one is a clear intention of the change you would like to generate. Then the outer world of our environment and the inner world of our intentions can most effectively join to create an auspicious result.
Take a closer look at your home’s Career gua when:
- You are looking for a job
- A new job or career is just starting
- You’ve gotten a promotion at work or there is another change in your employment
- Deep inner work on discovering your purpose in life is desired
- It’s a transitional time in your life and you are restructuring your focus
- You are considering or just entering retirement
- The last child is moving out of the home and there is concern about an empty nest
- Community service or volunteering opportunities are sought
- You would like to be more tranquil and able to more easily adjust to changes
- There is a health issue with the ears, balance or hearing
- Hemorrhoids are a concern
- Reproductive or other sexual organ illness is present
- Your general level of life force is depleted and needs to be rebuilt
- Communication needs to be improved
- Too much rigidity is stifling a natural progression of affairs
- The middle son in the household requires additional support
Place a Feng Shui Enhancement for Career
To acknowledge your intention and begin to draw additional auspicious Ch’i to you in this area, place a specific Feng Shui enhancement in the Career gua. Here are a few suggestions that would be suitable here:
- Items that represent your career such as a business card, website URL, company logo or other reminder
- Photos of you doing your job
- Reference to a mentor or other influence that is important to your work
- Books and magazines about your profession or the latest trends in your industry
- Things that express your life’s mission or purpose in life
- Artwork with a water subject such as waterfalls, lakes, oceans or rivers
- The colors black or the very darkest tones of any color
- Free-flowing, decorative items such as unstructured draperies or irregularly shaped rugs
- Random patterns in fabrics, art or other features
- Cut crystal glass items or other glass accessories
- Mirrors (see specific instructions below)
- Water features like a water fountain or aquarium
- Asymmetrical arrangements of furniture or decorative items
- An affirmation expressing the highest vision of your career or life purpose
Special Considerations for Feng Shui Mirrors and Windows
The placement of any mirror requires special care in Feng Shui. Hang them at a height that will allow any adult in the household to see their full head in the mirror.
Especially when used for decorative purposes, I have seen Clients frequently put mirrors too high, leaving only the top half of their head visible in the reflection.
Viewing yourself as incomplete or less than whole for an extended period of time can degrade self-image and confidence.
You may have heard of Feng Shui Bagua mirrors. Eight sided, they are usually only 4-6” wide and often have a painted wooden edge. I consider them a separate subject from mirrors in general and highly recommend you place them only on the advice of a trained Feng Shui practitioner.
An abundance of window glass can certainly count as your enhancement in the Career area. Be sure it is clean, clear and free of cracks. This is very important whether the window is here or in any other Bagua area.
Feng Shui Your Career Area
Are you experiencing any challenges in your job, career or direction in life? The Career gua can help you today to start shifting the trajectory. Where would you like to be in 6 months or a year with what you do every day? How exciting to think of the possibilities!
Should you feel more comfortable having assistance with deciphering how your Career-related challenges can be supported with Feng Shui, CONTACT ME for a telephone consultation. We can discuss your personal goals and formulate a Feng Shui plan that will support you more fully.
I look forward to reading your comments below once you have defined your intention and placed your Career enhancement. Results are expected so be alert for any new opportunities or unforseen occurrences in your life. When you do Feng Shui, you shift the energy and signal to the Universe that you are ready for new and better things. Get ready to receive!