Feng Shui Map
Colors, Shapes & Objects to Enliven Your Space

The feng shui map is your guide to creating a harmonious, peaceful and supportive living space as each section of the bagua map has it's own unique qualities and energies.

You will enliven and enhance these energies using the colors, shapes and objects that correspond with each of the nine sections of the bagua map.

Knowledge is power, and by knowing how to enhance each section of the feng shui map you will be pleased and probably amazed with the positive results that can be accomplished in your life.

Become familiar with the nine sections of the bagua, the five elements that govern them, the three cycles that analyze the elements and the enhancements that when properly placed will reveal to you a new found source of security in your life.

All of this information has been provided for you within this site. Be sure to start with the placement of the feng shui bagua map and build your knowledge and understanding from there.

Wealth and Prosperity

This section of the feng shui map enriches money, prosperity, material abundance and your creativity. It can enhance the flow of money to you and help you to establish financial security or receive a steady income. Your luck will improve in your personal life as will your gambling luck. This section will also awaken you to the abundance that already exists in your life which you may be taking for granted. If you own a business, be sure to activate this section to improve your money flow.

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Greens
  • Wood governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Wood Element Colors: Greens
  • Wood Element Shape: Rectangular, Tall
  • Direction: South East
  • Number 4 

Wood: Plants, herbs, anything made of wood, leaves, pictures of nature, bamboo wind chimes and bamboo plants. Rectangles that are higher than their width, anything vertical, pillars, tall book shelves, plants that are growing up, rather than hanging plants. Anything tall.

Enhancements: Anything in the colors listed above. Art made of wood or any item made of wood. Art depicting wood. Plants. Anything that looks rich, like brocades or silk. Water features like fountains, fish bowls, aquariums or revolving water balls. Expensive items, coins, cash. Mirrors framed in wood, preferably rectangular shaped. Anything in a group of eight, so be sure to group something in eights, like eight crystals, or eight dollar bills or whatever currency you use.  Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs, pillows in the colors green, brown, yellow, purple and blue.

Traditional Chinese items of enhancement: Laughing Buddha, Chinese coins, crystal ball, dragons, wind chime with 8 rods, golden goose, wealth vase, Chinese money tree. Jade, jasper, citrine, amethyst or onyx crystals.  

Fame and Reputation

This section of the feng shui map develops and expresses anything to do with your success, skills, talents, popularity, recognition and what you are famous for. This section will help you to establish, maintain or improve your image with your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, current or potential new bosses. If you have a wish for a new development or venture in your life, this section can help you. The status of your life can be improved with the enhancement of this section.

  • Bagua Section Colors: Reds, Purple, Pinks, Deep Orange
  • Fire governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Fire Element Colors: Reds, Purple, Pinks, Deep Orange
  • Fire Element Shape: Triangle
  • Direction: South
  • Number 9

Fire: Candles, fireplaces, lamps, lights. Shapes of triangles, pyramids, diamonds, sunbursts, cones or anything that sends energy up.

Enhancements: Anything in the colors listed above. Anything in a triangle, cone or pyramid. Candles, lamps, lights, incense, fireplace or anything that heats up. Art with fire energy. Anything that depicts the success you desire. Awards, diplomas or anything that depicts what you have accomplished or wish to accomplish. Images of the sun or anything that depicts heat like a picture of the desert. Blankets, sheets, rugs, towels, pillows in reds, yellow, oranges, purples and pinks.  

Traditional Chinese items of enhancement: Tribute horse with bejeweled saddle, double dragons, phoenix rising, amethyst, red ruby, aventurine, laughing red Buddha with red robe.

Love and Relationships

This section of the feng shui map is for relationships of every kind, friends, family members, neighbors, business partners, spouse, in-laws, co-workers, your boss, even the postman. This is also the section of marriage and can help to improve the relationship with your current mate, or if you are single it can help you to find a mate. This section has to do with romance and the tranquility that can come out of healthy, loving relationships and marriages.

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Yellows, Browns
  • Earth governs this section of the bagua feng shui map 
  • Earth Element Colors: Yellows, Browns
  • Earth Element Shapes: Square
  • Direction: South West
  • Number 2

Earth: Crystals, stones, granite, sandstone, brick, thick stucco or mud walls, salt rock lamp, clay, figurines, terracotta, earthen ware like bowls and vases. Square shapes. 

Enhancements:  Anything in the colors above. Lights, lamps, crystals and crystal balls. Put things in two's. Anything that depicts love, whether it's two lovers or a picture of a mother and child, depending on what you are desiring to manifest. Hearts, candles, flowers, love birds, wedding pictures. Mirrors, especially square shaped. Oleander bushes. Anything that depicts romance to you. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs, pillows in yellows, earth tones, reds, pinks and white.

Traditional Chinese items of enhancement: Rose quartz, amethyst, white jade, aventurine, obsidian or carnelian crystals. Silver. Birds of paradise, mandarin ducks, roosters or magpies. Depictions of  Kuan Yin. Picture or statue of a perfect wedding ceremony or two people just married or blissful couple in wedding gowns. Chinese statue of dragon (yang) and phoenix (yin) embracing each other. 

Health and Family

This section of the feng shui map represents the energy field that concerns our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. It also deals with the root of ourselves which are our ancestors and elders, our parents and any issues we developed by being a part of our family. This is the section which will help us to heal our hurts from childhood. We can strengthen bonds with our family as well as people who share our same spiritual outlook. We can develop emotional security, good health, optimism, a positive mindset and be encouraged spiritually.

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Greens
  • Wood governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Wood Element Colors: Greens
  • Wood Element Shapes: Rectangle, Tall
  • Direction: East
  • Number 3

Wood: Plants, herbs, anything made of wood, leaves, pictures of nature, bamboo wind chimes and bamboo plants. Rectangles that are higher than their width, anything vertical, pillars, tall book shelves, plants that are growing up, rather than hanging plants. Anything tall.

Enhancements: Any colors listed above. Plants, trees, anything wood. Art depicting wood or a piece of wood art. Rattan, wood chest or wood furniture. This is the place in the home where you would place pictures of your grandparents or great grandparents or a picture of your family tree. Pictures of your siblings or your family taken as children, as long as it conjures up happy thoughts. Any pictures or items related to gardens, flowers, plants, beautiful landscapes. Any item or picture that denotes for you spiritual or physical health. Mirrors in wooden frames. Rectangular shapes. Anything that belonged to your grandparents, if you like the item. If it's wood, that would be even better. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs or pillows in the colors of greens, blues and browns.

Traditional Chinese items of enhancement: Gourds, tortoises, dragons, peacocks, mythical deer, third eye or medicine Buddha. Chinese fruit of immortality and god of longevity. Jade, aventurine, obsidian, yellow jasper, mother of pearl, smoky quartz and red agate crystals.

Center and Self

This section of the feng shui map is where all the chi of the other sections comes together so it is a powerful point of chi. This coming together creates a melding and centering of the energies of all the sections. It is the center of everything good that you have created within your home and offers you a place of grounding. This is a good spot for mediation, praying or for finding a quiet spot to relax. If you feel the need to get grounded, this is the place to come to. 

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Yellows, Browns
  • Earth governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Earth Element Colors: Yellow, Browns
  • Earth Element Shapes: Square
  • Direction: Center of Bagua Map
  • Number 5 

Earth: Crystals, stones, granite, sandstone, brick, thick stucco or mud walls, salt rock lamp, clay, figurines, terracotta, earthen ware like bowls and vases. Square shapes. 

Enhancements: Any of the colors listed above. Anything made of the earth, like clay pots, pottery, porcelain, china. Anything square. Crystals. Art or pictures of people meditating or praying. An altar. Pictures or art of the beach with lots of sand, pictures of the earth.  Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs and pillows in the colors of yellow and earth tones. 

Traditional Chinese items of Enhancement: Rose quartz, amethyst, white jade, aventurine, obsidian, carnelian, yellow jasper, mother of pearl, smoky quartz and red agate crystals.

Children and Creativity

This section of the feng shui map is the energy field of children, creativity, fun, freedom, youth, joyfulness, family and healthy and smart children. This section, when enhanced, will help you if you are bored with your life, if you are pregnant, want to get pregnant or want to adopt, if you need to complete a project, if you need to get your creative juices flowing, improve your relationships with your children or grandchildren or just want to get happy. 

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Whites, Silver, Grays, Shiny Metallic, Charcoal
  • Metal governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Metal Element Colors: Whites, Silver, Grays, Shiny Metallic, Charcoal
  • Metal Shape: Round, Oval
  • Direction: West
  • Number 7 

Metal: Anything made of metals like art, clocks, wind chimes, frames, bowls, dishes. Anything made from bronze, silver, tin, aluminum. Items in the shapes of circles or arcs.  

Enhancements: Any of the colors listed above. Items made of metal, bells, chimes, crystals, stones, rocks. Anything related to youth. Anything that makes you feel happy and joyful. Uplifting, cheerful, happy colors and items. Items that inspire freedom. Toys, dolls, stuffed animals. Whimsical art, your children's artwork, or art depicting children or play. Anything that depicts a project that you are attempting to complete. Mirrors, especially in metal frames and round or square shaped. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs and pillow in the colors of whites, creams, pastels, silver, gold, earth tones, yellow, browns and grays.

Traditional Chinese items of Enhancement: If you wish to conceive, then put a pair of elephant statues in your master bedroom by your bed, or just outside your master bedroom door. Dragons, ox, pig, unicorn, crystal globe or a dragon tortoise with baby. Depictions of Kwan Kung, Kuan Yin or a laughing Buddha.  Agate for fertility. Smoky quartz crystal.

Knowledge and Wisdom

This section of the feng shui map is the energy field of learning, education, studying, inspiration, wisdom, contemplation and guidance. It helps to motivate, give purpose and improve the well-being of your life. It helps you to learn more easily, gain scholastic achievement and excel in examinations. It also gives you direction and tranquility. Education determines our career path and a successful career can lead to greater wealth. Feng shui can help one to gain admittance in a good university. Be sure to enhance this lucky education section. 

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Yellows, Browns
  • Earth governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Earth Element Colors: Yellows, Browns
  • Earth Element Shape: Square
  • Direction: North East
  • Number 8

Earth: Crystals, stones, granite, sandstone, brick, thick stucco or mud walls, salt rock lamp, clay, figurines, terracotta, earthen ware like bowls and vases. Square shapes. 

Enhancements: Any of the colors listed above. Books, bookcases. Art depicting books, studying, learning, tranquility or people being contemplative. A statue or picture of "the thinker". Inspirational quotes. Art of wise people or teachers you admire. Pictures of spiritual leaders. Art of serene gardens or landscaping. Salt crystals. Pottery. Anything that brings you serenity. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs and pillows in the colors of black, blue, green, reds, yellows and earth tones.

Traditional Chinese items of Enhancement: Crystal globe, crystal sphere, pagoda,  pagoda wind chime, dragon gate amulet, double carp over dragon gate. Chinese abacus. A wenchang pen which has a Confucius incantation inscribed. Chilin of wisdom symbol. Depictions of Confucius, Chu Ke Liang or Kwan Kung. Aventurine, amethyst, jade, blue obsidian and quartz crystals   

Career and Life Journey

This section of the feng shui map is related to work, business and career. When enhanced it can help you to face the unknown, any challenges or important events. It can help you with making a career change, looking for a job, desiring a promotion at work or closing a business deal. It also helps with fresh starts, new beginnings and helps to renew your strength if needed. It is governed by the water element which influences flow of money as well. This section can help you to stand out at work by giving you the luck you need to excel at work. Be sure to properly feng shui your office, cubicle or desk.

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Black, Dark Blue
  • Water governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Water Element Colors: Black, Dark Blue
  • Water Element Shape: Wavy
  • Direction: North
  • Number 1

Water: Fish bowls, aquariums, fountains, water features, indoor ponds, outdoor bodies of water. 

Enhancements: Anything in the colors listed above. Anything that is wavy like rippling water. Fountains, bird baths, water falls. Anything that has a reflective surface like mirrors, crystal vases, glass. Anything with a nautical theme like seashells, boats, fish, water views, harbors. Mirrors in the color blue. Pictures or wall murals of oceans, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, waterfalls, cascading water, terraces. Black Buddha. Images of people you admire in your profession or future career. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs, pillow and throws in the colors of black, dark tones, blues.  

Traditional Chinese items of Enhancement: Dragon tortoise with or without a rice bowl on top. Coin sword, hanging 9 emperor coins, money frog, fish, crystal globe, rooster, camel, horse, cicada, dragon gate, pagoda, snake on tortoise, wealth ship, 8 spoke ship wheel, monkey sitting on an elephant, monkey sitting on a horse, crab, 5 element dragons, arowana fish, gold plated rice bowls. Depictions of Kwan Kung, Chu Ke Liang, Chai Shen Yeh. Crystals of jade, aventurine, amethyst, yellow jasper, blue sapphire.

Helpful People and Travel Corner of the Feng Shui Map

This section of the feng shui map concerns itself with the higher realms helping you to attain your needs and desires in your worldly endeavors. With the enhancement of this section you will be able to ask the heavens directly for help in drawing new opportunities to you, meet the right people, be in the right place at the right time, help for finding the right opportunity such as a new home, new car, new job, new mate etc. It also concerns itself with travel. So if you have a place in mind that you hope to travel to some day, be sure to hang a picture of it in this section. This is also where you will express gratitude to the heavens for helping you. This section has to do with luck, networking and beneficial people who will help you to gain success in life as well as supportive bosses and important people. You can see why this is a very important section of the feng shui map to enhance.  

  • Bagua Sector Colors: Whites, Silver, Grays, Shiny Metallic, Charcoal
  • Metal governs this section of the bagua feng shui map
  • Metal Element Colors: Whites, Silver, Grays, Shiny Metallic, Charcoal
  • Metal Element Shape: Round, Oval
  • Direction: North West
  • Number 6

Metal: Anything made of metals like art, clocks, wind chimes, frames, bowls, dishes. Anything made from bronze, silver, tin, aluminum. Items in the shapes of circles or arcs.  

Enhancements: Any of the colors listed above. Metal art, metal wall hangings, metal vases, metal statues. Travel posters or pictures of somewhere you would like to visit. Any depiction of spiritual guides that resonate with you like Jesus, Buddha, Kuan Yin, Mother Mary or angels. Depictions of spiritual or religious scenes. Spiritual or religious books. You could place a metal box filled with your requests. Mirrors with metal frames, especially in oval shapes. Anything in an oval shape. Blankets, sheets, towels, rugs and pillows in the colors of black, white, gray, gold and silver.  

Traditional Chinese items of Enhancement: Dragon, tortoise, rooster, coin sword, hanging 9 emperor coins, Chinese coins which could be put in a metal box, Ru Yi which brings mentor luck, crystal globe, 8 rod wind chime, benefactor coin, a bell, chakra beads. Depiction of Kwan Yung. Clear crystals and amethyst.

Related Pages

Feng Shui Bagua: The elements that govern feng shui

Feng Shui Cycles: How to balance the five elements

Feng Shui Elements: How to add the elements to your space

Feng Shui Map: The objects, colors and shapes to enliven your space

Feng Shui Yin Yang: Create balance in your home

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