Lo-Pan is a compass used by Feng Shui specialists. It consists of a metal plate (“sundial”). placed on a wooden base (“earth plate”). The disks of heaven rotate freely on the earth’s plate. Lo-Pan points to the south magnetic pole, not the north pole of the earth
In order to accurately determine and activate the zones of an apartment in Feng Shui, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the basic principles of Eastern teachings, which considers housing as the main factor affecting the fate and energy potential of a person. Every house, apartment or room has an aura that affects the health, well-being and luck of the residents..
Shelves with a large number of books, according to Feng Shui, are a source of negative energy, and open shelves are even more a source of Sha Qi poisoned arrows. But they can be successfully placed in the Knowledge sector (even if it is a dining room or bedroom.
Talismans (crystals, symbols, animal figurines) also neutralize Sha Qi
To ensure that luck never leaves your home, experts in the field of feng shui recommend having 12 powerful talismans. Each such talisman must be placed according to certain rules. For example, the mascot “elephant” in an apartment, where tenants need help in their current life situation, the elephant is placed with its trunk out of the apartment. In a house where you just need to maintain the existing favorable environment, the elephant is placed with its trunk inward, towards the center of the apartment
To determine the apartment number in accordance with Eastern teachings, add the digits of the house and apartment numbers. For example, house 35, apartment 164 is reduced to the following form: 3 + 5 + 1 + 6 + 4 = 19 =>1 + 9 = 10 =>1 + 0 = 1. Each number has a direct impact on household members:
- if the Feng Shui apartment number is equal to one, then the energy of independence, creative energy and healthy risk hovers in it;
- number two provides a harmonious combination of masculine and feminine principles, defines a life of love and harmony;
- apartment number three will help to realize the potential of open and energetic people;
In feng shui theory, old front doors are considered undesirable, but they can always be updated with decor. To enhance the balance of different origins, it is recommended to paint the door red or another suitable bright color, or install gilded fittings. This will allow the Shen Chi energies to dominate.
- the four contributes to gaining a sense of security in the house or room, improving health, helping to find a job to your liking and reliable friends;
- people seeking to develop their intellect and acquire new knowledge should look for apartment number 5. Photos of Feng Shui apartments corresponding to this number are presented in purple shades, with accents in the form of historical artifacts and travel attributes;
- in the house marked with six, the desire for all-embracing love, a passionate attitude to the profession and a caring approach to all aspects of life reign;
Apartment number and Feng Shui mascot “heron”. The heron in Feng Shui is used mainly to protect the home and family hearth. Also, the Heron is often viewed as a symbol of the arrival of spring, the creative changes that it brings to nature and to our home. This talisman is right for you if you want positive changes in the life of your whole family.
- the atmosphere of housing, corresponding to the seven, is conducive to asceticism and spiritual development;
- people living in apartment number eight are accompanied by success in love, in any endeavors and areas of life;
- nine gives calmness and self-sufficiency, regardless of financial situation. Therefore, it is undesirable for people with ambitious plans to live in such apartments..
Feng Shui neutral mosaic used to enhance the beneficial effects of your family’s life in your home room
There are two ways to visually divide the apartment into sectors: using the Ba-gua octagon or using the Lo-shu magic square. In the first method, you need to enclose the center of the room in an oval or square, and then draw straight lines from it exactly in the center between the lines indicating the direction of the cardinal points. To divide an apartment using the Lo-shu square, you first need to finish the plan so that you get a correct rectangle if your home has an irregular shape and some sectors are missing
Octagon Ba-Gua (also sometimes called Pakua)
It is possible to determine the feng shui zones in an apartment (one-room or with a large area) using the Bagua scheme, which divides the space into nine zones. To obtain the exact location of Feng Shui zones in a house or room, a magic scheme is applied to the plan of the house in accordance with the cardinal points. Finding a photo of a diagram is not difficult and will not take much time, but positive changes in life will be the reward for creative work.
An illustrative example of dividing an apartment using the Lo-Pan compass. Independently, without the help of a specialist, you can always simplify the plan of an apartment using the Ba-gua octagon and an ordinary tourist compass
Financial Wellbeing Sector
The Feng Shui wealth zone is located in the southeast. To attract financial flow, install an aquarium with fish or a small fountain in the room. In a one-room apartment, to activate energy flows, a money tree, pyramids of stone or a model of a yacht, oriented with the bow towards the depth of the room, are placed. Fire symbols cannot be placed in this sector: candles and red objects.
Feng Shui experts advise to carefully attribute the entrance and interior doors to the topic. In this apartment, antique doors are used as interior doors and as massive doors for cupboards and wardrobes. They got rid of the potential influence of “foreign” energy (previous owners) by careful individual restoration and door processing for the new interior
The health zone is in the east and center of the Bagua scheme. The main mascots of the sector are paintings and photos depicting animals and nature, houseplants and wood products. The center of the health zone should be as illuminated as possible, ideally with a glass or crystal chandelier with an abundance of faceted crystals.
In the health center, it is optimal to place the kitchen or dining room. Large crystals or lots of crystals (this could be a massive chandelier) are good talismans for this area.
In Feng Shui, the kitchen room is considered the main energy center of the apartment – the energies of all five elements are concentrated here: Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, Metal. If you follow the basic rules of the teachings of Feng Shui, then food can become a kind of “medicine” – both for diseases and for life problems
To activate the health zone, feng shui experts recommend placing potted plants or a bonsai tree in the eastern part of the zone. If there is a table in the health sector, then a vase filled with fruits should become its indispensable decoration..
It is undesirable to arrange upholstered furniture in accordance with the teachings of Feng Shui in the shape of an “L”, since this is an unfinished corner. Also, despite the prevalence of the solution, Feng Shui only allows bookcases in the living room with reservations.
Love and marriage sector
This section of the apartment is located in the southwest direction and requires activation if it is necessary to improve relations in marriage or make new acquaintances. The love zone should be well lit, and in the sector it is also necessary to place a joint photo with the subject of your passion. The presence of paired symbols of love is mandatory: two candles of red and white, figurines of kissing doves, as well as cards in the shape of a heart and decent erotic photos.
All kinds of red accessories that evoke pleasant memories or thoughts are desirable in the sector of Love and marriage, wherever he is in the apartment
The sector is located in the south and symbolizes your achievements. If you need to reach new heights in the profession or study, place diplomas and awards in the zone of fame, a photo with your image at the time of the presentation of awards, statuettes of birds.
The location of the dining room in the Glory Zone is favorable in a large house, and especially if the head of the family has a high position in society and often hosts receptions. There you can post photos of memorable moments, awards and other signs of merit. The table is better oval, but you can be guided by the rest of the characteristics of the room. Colors – bright warm (element of Fire)
The Feng Shui career zone is located in the north of the apartment and is activated by enhanced lighting and wind chime. To consolidate career success, it is advisable to place a small fountain in the center of the sector. In a one-room apartment, support will be provided by a photo or painting depicting a reservoir, as well as paired turtle figurines.
The Career Zone can be a very good place for a combined bathroom (or a separate bathroom and toilet), because the element of the Career is Water. You just need to remember a few rules: the toilet lid is always closed; perfect cleanliness and order; no leaks in plumbing fixtures and pipes
Knowledge and Wisdom Sector
This is an ideal area for organizing intellectual activities. Activate the sector with subjects related to mental activity – dictionaries, textbooks, your photo against the background of a geographic map or a blackboard with calculations.
The sector of wisdom and knowledge in Feng Shui – northeast, element – earth, color – beige, terracotta and all shades of brown, shape – horizontal rectangle, number 8. Activated by earth and fire. For this sector, excellent talismans are, among other things, crystals
Advice! Never leave entertaining literature, cutting and stabbing objects in the knowledge sector!
The Zone of the Teacher or Assistant is located in the northwest sector. In the fateful moments of life, the activation of the zone contributes to the appearance of an assistant. Strengthen the lighting in this sector, post photos of people whom you consider to be your teachers and spiritual guides.
Look out for portable ladders, if any in your home. In Feng Shui, they also affect the energy of the house, as well as full-fledged stairs between floors, and can redirect Qi flows in undesirable directions: away from the house or into unfavorable sectors.
An important sector is located in the east, affects health and symbolizes the closest people. To ease disagreements, stabilize health and live in love, place objects in the sector associated with people dear to your heart, family photos, flowering plants and home crafts: weaving, embroidery, appliques, carvings.
Good layout of the entrance to the bedroom: the bed is visible from the entrance, but is on the line to the right of it
Sector of Creativity and Children
The zone is located in the west, and its activation is necessary in case of contradictions with the growing child, difficulties in the educational process, and also if the child does not establish communication with peers. Place figurines of protector deities, children’s crafts and photos, fresh flowers in this area.
The color of the Prosperity Sector is purple, shades of purple are also green. Never paint an entire room in a color that favors a particular sector. There are also sectors inside the room, and a gross mismatch of the colors of the elements will lead to a lack of positive movement in life. And, of course, it is important to consider that in practice it is very difficult to choose furniture and accessories for such a room.
A one-room apartment or a huge house – according to Eastern teachings, the size of the dwelling does not affect any of the spheres of life! The above methods for determining sectors and how to activate them are suitable for small one-room apartments, rooms, and even tables. It is no coincidence that people of the East decorate tables with fruit vases, figurines or metal saucers. For correct zoning, use the Bagua grid and activate the desired zone.
A closed composition of furniture in the living room, the heart of Feng Shui housing – this is exactly what we intuitively gravitate towards when planning the furnishings of an apartment
Advice! Areas of a one-room apartment intended for vigorous activity should have intense lighting and brightly decorated areas.
Any images related to the element of Water are suitable for placement in the Career sector
It is recommended to create Feng Shui apartments at the stage of renovation or purchase of housing. Small city apartments, especially one-room apartments, do not allow to take full advantage of the wisdom of their ancestors. But the influence of space on a person cannot be canceled, and methods of correcting space and neutralizing negative energy come to the rescue. With the help of simple actions, try to attract well-being and good luck to your home:
- Clean and free-flowing energy feeds everyone in the household, so keeping order should become a permanent habit. Avoid clutter and dust accumulation, regularly empty cabinets and shelves from unnecessary things.
- Fix any broken appliances in your home or dispose of them without regret. Replace burnt out light bulbs.
- Get rid of cracked, broken dishes.
- Neutralize unpleasant odors and eliminate their sources.
- Do not store money near water pipes or in the toilet.
- Flowers and pets noticeably improve the feng shui of an apartment or house..
- The corners of the furniture should not be directed towards seating areas. In a one-room apartment, you can neutralize the impact of negative energy flows by decorating the corners with soft drapery or climbing plants..
For both single people and established couples, the teaching of Feng Shui assumes that all objects in the bedroom are paired. Ideal if it is located in the southwest. The colors can be matched to the desired mood in the family. For example, a bright yellow color will add more Yang energy.
Advice! Feng Shui of any apartment is always possible to correct and improve. To do this, invite a specialist who will divide the apartment into energy zones and give the only correct recommendations for zoning and improvement of the premises..