The 8 Feng Shui Bagua Areas

  • 01 of 09

    Understand What Bagua Is

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    The feng shui bagua (also called ba-gua or pakua) is one of the main tools used in feng shui to analyze the energy of any given space, be it home, office or garden. Each of the 8 feng shui bagua areas has a specific feng shui element, direction, feng shui color, as well as life area connected to it. The 9th bagua area - the Center area - is associated with the Earth element and contains within itself the energy of all 8 bagua areas.


    There are two different baguas that are used in feng shui - the...MORE classical and the Western/BTB bagua. The material here covers the classical, also called traridional bagua.  If you want to explore the Western/BTB feng shui bagua, as well as understand how to apply it, check these tips:


    Now, let's start our exploration of each of the classical feng shui bagua areas.


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  • 02 of 09

    North Bagua Area

    North bagua area (compass reading from 337.5 to 22.5)


    Life Area: Career & Path in Life


    Feng Shui Element: Water


    Colors: Blue and Black


    Read: Good Feng Shui Decor for Your North Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Bottom Row Center


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  • 03 of 09

    Northeast Bagua Area

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    Northeast bagua area  (compass reading from 22.5 to 67.5)


    Life Area: Spiritual Growth & Self-Cultivation


    Feng Shui Element: Earth


    Colors: Beige, Light Yellow, and Sandy/Earthy


    Read: Feng Shui Decorating Tips for Your Northeast Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Bottom Row Left


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  • 04 of 09

    East Bagua Area

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    East bagua area (compass reading from 67.5 to 112.5)


    Life Area: Health & Family


    Feng Shui Element: Wood


    Colors: Brown and Green


    Read: How To Decorate Your East Feng Shui Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Middle Row Left


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    Southeast Bagua Area

    Southeast bagua area (compass reading from 112.5 to 157.5)


    Life Area: Money & Abundance


    Feng Shui Element: Wood


    Colors: Brown and Green


    Read: Feng Shui Decorating for Your Southeast Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Top Row Left


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    South Bagua Area

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    South bagua area (compass reading from 157.5 to 202.5)


    Life Area: Fame & Reputation (a better translation is "The Light Within You")


    Feng Shui Element: Fire


    Colors: Red, Orange, Purple, Pink and Bright Yellow


    Read: How To Decorate Your South Bagua Area for Good Feng Shui


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Top Row Center


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  • 07 of 09

    Southwest Bagua Area

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    Southwest bagua area (compass reading from 202.5 to 247.5)


    Life Area: Love & Marriage


    Feng Shui Element: Earth


    Colors: Beige, Light Yellow, and Sandy/Earthy


    Read: Feng Shui Decor Tips for Your Southwest Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Top Row Right


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    West Bagua Area

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    West bagua area (compass reading from 247.5 to 292.5)


    Life Area: Creativity & Children


    Feng Shui Element: Metal


    Colors: White and Gray


    Read: How To Decorate Your West Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Middle Row Right


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  • 09 of 09

    Northwest Bagua Area

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    Northwest bagua area (compass reading from 292.5 to 337.5)


    Life Area: Helpful People, Blessings & Travel


    Feng Shui Element: Metal


    Colors: White and Gray


    Read: Feng Shui Decorating Tips for Your Northwest Bagua Area


    Western/BTB Bagua Area Location: Bottom Row Right


     


    Several important factors to know once you start defining the feng shui bagua of your space - and this applies to both the Classical, as well as the Western feng shui bagua - is that more often than not you will have some missing areas, as...MORE well as some bagua extensions.


    So, if you find that some areas are missing in your bagua, do not worry! I have good tips to help you balance the missing areas in the bagua of your home.


    Continue Reading:  Your Feng Shui Bagua Guide