Love, relationships, and marriage is the life area connected to the southwest bagua area of your home. It is recommended to always express, at least in some of your southwest feng shui cures, the energy desired in your ideal love relationship. If you are looking for love or you want to replenish the energy that nourishes your present love relationship or marriage, the feng shui in this area should reflect this. The feng shui element of the southwest bagua area is earth, so the cures you will bring into this area should be either of the earth element or of fire, the element that nourishes the earth.
Activating the Southwest Corner
Activating the southwest corner strengthens the role of the woman—or the yin or feminine energy of the home—provide a balance that can promote harmony in marriage and love relationships.
Take a look at some suggested cures for the southwest bagua area to create harmonious, balanced energy.
One easy way to activate the southwest corner of your home is to add some meaningful artwork that reflects the earth, love or scenes with pairs featuring item or animals in twos (representing you and your partner), or fiery colors like deep red, purple, and orange.
- Art with a strong earth element energy: The earth element is the main element of the southwest feng shui area. It brings stability, grounding, nourishment, and protection. A nature scene with two ducks (yin and yang) is a popular love area home cure.
- Art expressing the energy of love: Focus on finding art that really speaks about true and nourishing love. Be mindful about the colors in the art, and avoid dominant colors suggesting water, metal, or wood (the other feng shui elements). Also avoid large mirrors, which suggest water.
- Fire element art: Decorate with art, textiles, or even an accent wall featuring fire element colors: red, orange, pink, yellow, or purple. This can be as simple as adding a few throw pillows in fire colors or fitting the light fixtures with red lampshades. Furniture in red or other fire colors also perk up a southwest corner.
Much like fire illuminates, lighting also represents fire. It is considered a good feng shui cure to activate the fire element and expand the energy. Any size of light can be suitable, but make sure that the size, look, and overall design of any light fixtures work well with the design of your room and it fits harmoniously with the surroundings.
Whether the bedroom is in the southwest corner or not, also be sure to create balance on both sides of the bed. For example, do not place a very tall or large fixture on one side of the bed and then only have a mismatched fixture, small item, or nothing on the other side.
Decorate in Pairs
To really ignite your love area, you might want to decorate with fire or earth element items in pairs of two. These may be tall candles, decor items in fire colors, or figures with square shapes, which is considered the shape of the earth element. Be sure to avoid metal, water, and wood in your southwest area feng shui cures.
Paint the walls of a missing southwest area in any of the earth or fire colors, such as earth tones or fire tones like red, purple, yellow, coral, or orange. However, be mindful to also create an opening, or some perspective, in the wall of the missing or incomplete bagua area. Often this is best done with art containing images of depth or visual pathways.