Using Feng Shui To Improve Your Career

 In BTB Feng Shui, the Bagua Map is used by picturing the above map stretched like a “tic-tac-toe” grid over your space standing at the front door, making the career area at the front middle area of your home (pictured below).

Often times I find the front door falls in this middle area, but if it does not, keep in mind the front door still is representative of career.

If you are looking for a job, ready for a promotion, or wanting to find your life purpose, the following are some ideas of what you can use to enhance the career area in your space to transform the career energy in your life.

The water element is brought out in black, dark grays, and navy blues.

(*I find often times my clients may move towards brighter blues, and often times find their chosen tones to be of the wood element and not the water element. Keep in mind that bright blues are wood, not water. Feng Shui is very much about the intention behind your placement, but I do always suggest going toward the darker blues to enhance the water element). Metal colors such as white, creme, and metallic colors are also supportive here.

Glass is of the water element therefore, glass sculptures, pieces of furniture, crystal bowls, stained glass windows, and even glass vases will bring in the water element. If you do use vases designed for flowers, use them for their designated purpose, and keep the water CLEAN in the vases so the energy in your life is clean and clear as well.

(*A glass front door is not advised).

You can use mirrors to bring water into a space. Just please keep in mind mirrors are a very intense Feng Shui remedy. Be mindful of where you are putting them; a mirror directly in front of your door when you walk in the entry, will reflect and send away the energy and career opportunity you are intending to attract in. If your door opens up to a 1⁄2 wall however, placing a mirror across from the 1⁄2 wall, will energetically open up the space the door opens on to, and “expand” this area of opportunity.

  • Diamonds are also a water element, and a wonderful symbolic piece of décor of intention. You can also hang a beautiful deep blue crystal here.

  • Time is the water element. Do you have a grandfather clock that is constantly moving like the flow of water? This area is a wonderful place for that, just make sure it is always in good shape, in good, working condition, and placed so that it is not the first thing you see upon entering.

  • Make sure the career area of your home, office, or other space is well lit, and all lights are working.

  • One of my favorite water symbolisms to use is the Moon. Pictures of the moon are perfect here! If you work with Archangels, invoking Archangel Haniel and her pale blue halo color will bring many intuitive blessings of peace, clarity, and will help you make careful considerations when it comes to all of your career opportunities. She will also help you to release any fears surrounding job hunting or career transition.

  • Rain and clouds are both of the water element, and using pictures of either will enhance this first sector. If you are using a picture of either of these, make sure that you feel uplifted when you look at them. Keep the pictures lovely, beautiful, and happy.

  • Flowy, curvy shapes are excellent here, and can be used in curvy furniture, photos or artwork, and perhaps a lovely deep blue curvy sculpture.

  • Of course actual water can help this area. Using fountains, pictures of water (preferably moving), or a fish bowl will bring in the water element. I always suggest keeping pictures and actual water in motion here. Still water = still energy, active water = active and moving energy.

  • The season of water is winter, so if you find yourself wanting a shift in the winter time, deck your halls with balls of snow balls!

  • Even if it does not fall in this center grid, pay attention to your front door. Keep the pathway to your front door clean and clear, the threshold working well so people don’t trip, and make sure your door opens fully and all the way. The paint should be in good condition on the door, and a nice water color like navy blue or black works well. My favorite color for a front door is the sexy auspicious color of Chinese medicine … red. This luscious color will draw the energy right in.

  • The number of the Career area is 1. Use singular objects to promote this singular career water energy.

Now that you know how to enhance this area, I want to advise of some things to avoid. Given the relationships of the five elements, it works well to remove large earth elements (clay pots, bricks, granite, large square shapes, and if you have a picture of the beach, make sure the water is MUCH more dominant than any sand in the art).

Also go easy on the “wood” elements here. Remove plants, rectangular objects, and books. The colors of greens, brighter blues, yellows, sandy browns, and earthy colors really should be kept to a minimum or preferably not used at all here.

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