In honor of Chinese New Year, I’m going to talk about Feng Shui. In my quest of self-betterment I’ve maintained the attitude that if something has been around a long time, it’s got serious street cred with me.
Like Acupuncture. If you’ve never tried it, make an appointment today. But not just one. You need a to do a couple sessions in a row to see some drastic improvement on whatever it is that may ail you.
Let’s get to business. Feng Shui. Your home, your office, your desk, any area that you habitat can be “shui-d”. For impact purposes, choose an area you spend a lot of time in. Or if you’re like me, go big or go home, do your whole house. First things first, we need to draw a baqua map of your space. It’s not too hard, don’t worry.
First, jump out of your body and look at the space from above with a nice aerial perspective. Ok, now come on back to your body and sketch the outline of the space. Draw it with the entrance or front of the space at the bottom of the page and the back goes to the top of the page.
Next, draw a perfect square around the outline, sharing the same line as the outline when appropriate. Hang in there; we’re almost done, I promise.
Within your square and right overtop of the outline of the space, draw a tic-tac-toe board so that now you have 9 equal segments within the square. Each square represents a different zone. Let’s label them.
Starting from bottom left corner and working our way clockwise:
Knowledge and Self Cultivation (K&SC)
Health and Family (H&F)
Wealth and Prosperity (W&P)
Fame and Reputation (F&R)
Love and Marriage (L&M)
Children and Creativity (C&C)
Helpful People and Travel (HP&T)
Center (goes in the center…)
So just to check you identified the areas properly, W&P is top left corner. HP&T is bottom right corner. Does it all match up? Great! Let’s keep going!
Are there any areas of your space that don’t go all the way to the square outline? Maybe they’re outdoors, or for me, in a different apartment? This is important.
If possible, you must ground the corners of the baqua map. Perhaps bury a crystal at the point, or do something ceremonial recognizing that space as part of your “shui-dom”, or kingdom, whatever you call your space. I like Dapperdom.
Draw in doors, windows, toilets, water drains, stairs and walls. Now, get a compass, “they have an app for that”, and find north. Mark your baqua map with all the cardinal directions, including the mix-breeds, SW, NE, etc.
Ok, there it is. Your own personal baqua map. I’m going to do a series of these, hence the “Part” part (hehe, had to do it). Maybe you should redraw it so it’s legible and since now you know what needs to go where. This little map will be a major part of our shui-ing of your space. Make it nice.
All right Dapperville, till the next time…Keep it real, keep it Dapper.