Good morning dear readers! I am starting up my blog again and will be posting twice a week. On Sundays I’ll be posting a Series, varying in topics, and during the mid-week I will be uploading informative or lifestyle décor posts. So, grab yourself a mug coffee and take some time for yourself.
The first series I will be writing is all about Feng Shui. It’s a subject that has interested me for a while and I can now share with you what I’ve found! In the next few weeks I’ll go over the basics of Feng Shui, how to use it in every room, extra tips and what meanings colours have. So without further-adieu, let’s get into it!
First of all, what is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical system that focuses on harmonizing people and their surroundings. It is based on balance, good air and lighting quality, organization, minimalism and no clutter, and colour. Another basic of Feng Shui is Bagua. Feng Shui is used in home decor as a way to prioritize success, prosperity and happiness. The elements are also very important when thinking about Feng Shui; metal, fire, water, wood and earth are the key elements to consider and each element belongs to a specific zone of your home depending on the zones orientation.
So now that we know what Feng Shui is, what is Bagua?
Bagua is the 8 symbols that represent the fundamental parts of a person’s life. These 8 symbols represent the following categories: love and marriage, health and family, fame and reputation, wealth and abundance, creativity and children, helpful people and blessings, career and path in life, and spiritual growth and cultivation.
You must first establish what your baguas are and then separate your home into 9 equal squares, a square for each bagua and the 9th section acts as your yin yang at the center of your home. Each bagua will represent one of the coordinates, either North, North-East, East, South East, South, South West, West or North West. There are certain elements that can improve your bagua such as wood, air and water.
See you next week where I’ll address how to improve the Feng Shui in the entry of your home and in the staircase! Don’t be shy to leave a comment or suggestion on topics or trends that you would like for us to explore together!