Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Not only can you harness the energy of crystals with gridwork and spell, you gave get all that too when you practice feng shui with the crystals in your home. Home is where the heart is and decorating you home with crystals can give you yet another layer of manifestation energy. Shall we get into it?
What is Feng Shui?
Feng means “wind” and Shui translates to “water” in Chinese. This comes from an ancient poem and reflects upon how human life can be pretty dope if we connect and live in flow with the environment around us.
In Asian cultures, this is called the Tao, which means “the way”. The Tao is the way of nature. This is how the basic principles of Feng shui come from observations of nature. The most important principles are the combining of position, the bagua, and the five elements.
Here’s a Bagua Map:
This map is one of the main Feng shui tools used to analyze the Feng shui energy in a room or home. Bagua means "eight areas." If you wish to try the Classical or Traditional Feng shui Bagua of your home or office, you’ll need to grab a compass and start from your front door.
Here is a more simplified (Western) version of the Bagua map. This doesn't really pertain to the directions but it shows you the theme of every space in the room starting from your front door. You wont need a compass for this one.
What are the Bagua Areas?
One of the top principles applied in Feng Shui is the Bagua. It is an energy map composed of eight life areas surrounding a center. “Ba” translates to eight, and “gua” means area, so “bagua” means eight areas in Chinese.
Each Bagua area has attributes associated with it. You can bring each of these areas to life when you apply certain elements, shapes, colors annnnnnnnd CRYSTALS!!
Wealth & Abundance
Element: Yin Wood
I Ching Trigram: Wind
Shape: Columnar, Expansive
This area is associated with material wealth, prosperity, blessings, and abundance. This area is just more than just attracting money. It's about attracting the energy that brings that wealth into your life. The wealth area of the Bagua map helps to bring empowering energy, one that attracts special opportunities and guidance to what you wish to manifest into your life.
Place these crystals in this SE part of your room, home, or office:
Family, New Beginnings & Health
Color: Green, Blue, Teal
Element: Yang Wood
I Ching Trigram: Thunder
Shape: Columnar, Expansive
This section is associated with our family, both blood relatives and close friends. It can also particularly include our elders and the support system they provide. Receiving family support helps us come together when challenges present themselves. The foundation from which you move forward. This is true also of good health, and so it is included here. Some systems designate this gua as family only and put health in the Center.
You can activate the Zhen position of your home to support your family life. Zhen is the active energy of spring, so it can also be used to inspire new beginnings to assist in starting new endeavors.
You can activate this gua by bringing in the color, element or shape. You can also use living green plants for more wood energy.
Place these crystals in the Eastern part of your house or room:
Fame & Reputation
I Ching Trigram: Fire
Fame and Reputation are the rulers of this bagua map section. The fire gua is called Li and it is also connected with inspiration and passion. This area is in control of the perception of your image. If you wish to receive more recognition or improve your reputation with peers or business partners, decorating the south side of your room or home with colors like red, orange, purple, pink and bright yellow, will surely give you a boost in that department! Developing this area could also help relieve stress, anxiety, or an overindulgent mind. Getting you focused and amped up to follow your heart!
The fame and reputation area represents fire. Having candles or anything with a flame (contained) in this area is best, bonus points if there is a fireplace in the southern part of your space!
Ever made a shrine before? I feel like the Fame and Reputation portion would be a great place to put it. It's an area for you to put your desires in the flow of the energetic fields around you and project them to the universe.
Crystals to place in the Southern part of your home or room:
The Center & Health
Colors: Earth Tones, Yellow, Orange and Brown
Shape: Square, Flat
This area can be best described as the harmonious interaction between the Yin and Yang of the Tai Chi Symbol. Tai Qi can be explained as your health and or overall being. It is in the center of the Bagua map and has access to all the other bagua areas. This area represents the balance we have within the different aspects of our lives. Energy comes and goes through the center. When we feel that our lives are becoming out of control or you may feel like you have issues with your health, it may be time to see what is interfering with the flow of your energy. Making changes to this area can make a strong impact on your life.
Tai Qi means flow of life. It is the center all all life and is connected with everything. Eb and flow, Retract and release, pull and push. The energies found here strive to be balanced and free flowing. Is your room or home tidy? What areas need some attention? Keeping your space organized can increase the flow of energy, why pushing stagnant energy out. Think about that when you think about the Tai Qi area of the Bagua map.
Crystals that do well in the center space of you room or home:
Knowledge & Cultivation
Colors: Dark Blue
Element: Yang Earth
I Ching Trigram: Mountain
Shape: Flat, Square
Also known as Gen, is often associated with reflection, meditation, inner guidance, learning and studying. It also has a lot to do with spiritual enlightenment, self-realization, and personal growth. This gua encourages us to cultivate an intelligent mind but to be prepared to piece together this new knowledge by having a peaceful mind as well. We develop this through education coupled with introspection.
Develop this area when you feel you need to retain information, connect with the divine or learn a new technique. Molding with the energies of this gua, helps remove blockages in your surroundings and aura, giving you a clearer, more focused mind. This area is great for meditation, studying and yoga practices. Keep this area well lit as well as free flowing air at all times. Lighting is very important as it represents strong Fire energy which will nourish this space. Be sure to also light incense or candles which represent the Fire element and nourish the grounding energy needed for this space to thrive.
Crystals to place in the NE space of your home and or room:
Blue Lace Agate
Love & Relationships
I Ching Trigram: Earth
Shape: Flat, Square
This popular gua, also known as Kun, governs love, marries and relationships. It is also connected to self love and feminine energy. Creating a space in this corner, provides an opportunity to strengthen a bond with a current lover or a new one. The Kun gua helps those who are in need of a partner or looking for teamwork. This space can be adjusted to help alleviate heartbreak, past traumas and old memories that we unknowingly hold on to. Place anything pink in this area as well as something of an earth element.
Crystals to use in the SW space of your home or room:
Career & Life Path
I Ching Trigram: Water
This gua is associated with your career and life path and represents the water element. Activate this area when you are looking for a job or a new career path. This area offers wisdom and can assist in inner work and discovering your life's purpose. It guides us to our personal genius and opens up our minds to our deeper desires.
Crystals that will boost your luck with your career and life path:
Helpful People & Travel
Element: Yang Metal
I Ching Trigram: Heaven
Shape: Round, Circular
The qua, Qian, represents helpful people and travel. When you develop this section of your home, you attract friends, family, neighbors and helpful strangers to aid you. This is one corner of your home that holds a diverse collection of energy that supports not only the experience of giving and receiving in everyday life but with the heavens themselves. The word ‘Synchronicity’ plays a huge role when harnessing energy in the gua. You can also use this gua to attract opportunities and to help others. In addition, all aspects associated with travel are addressed here.
Crystals to place in the NW section of your room or home:
Creativity & Children
Element: Yin Metal
I Ching Trigram: Lake (Marsh)
Shape: Round, Circular
The gua area of Dui relates to joy and completion. It's also connected to children, but that can mean offspring of any kind, such as projects. In this part of the Bagua, Children is paired with Creativity. They are joined by the underlying energy they represent. Think of how children easily transform their curiosities and observations into wonderful ideas. Imagine also, as we encourage their creativity we too benefit from the joy and delight children express through their actions and reactions. Seeing this enthusiasm not only for ideas but life in general helps us appreciate the importance of nurturing these essential qualities in our lives.
Utilize this section when you are looking for inspiration on a project, are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, or want to bring more joy into your life.
Crystals to place in the W section of your home or room:
Blue Lace Agate
Let us know how you incorporate feng shui and crystals in your home!