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Strengthening Women’s Power Through Feng Shui

Despite the multiple number of women in power nowadays, there are still several facts that demonstrate gender inequity and women oppression around the world, in business and at home. However, talks about the role of women in society have increased in popularity and people seem to be listening more. Believe it or not there is a feng shui reason for this, which relies on the BaGua.

The BaGua are the eight (Ba) trigrams (Gua) that result from the interaction between Yin and Yang, the two opposite energy forces in the universe that give birth to everything that exist. Within the BaGua there are four male guas and four female guas. Each gua represents an element, a number, a family member, a color and much more. The guas are also linked to time and each gua covers a period of 20 years.

We are currently on the second half of period 8 towards period 9. Gua 8 is a male gua but gua 9 is a female gua so as we get closer to period 9, women will definitively increase their power, and talks about women will be even more. Just in case you are wondering what happens after period 9, in Chinese metaphysics (the mother of feng shui) time is cyclical so period 1 comes back (there are nine periods and eight guas, 5 is not a gua but it identifies a period).

Going back to the topic of power, if you women don’t want to wait for period 9 to come in and you want to be now the ones in charge, at work or at home, follow any or all recommendations listed below:

  1. Yin is female and yang is male. Yin is right and yang is left. Increase the power of yin locating yourself in a property (home and/or office, where ever you want to be in power) that has a wider, larger, and/or brighter right-hand side outer space (compared to the left-hand side outer space) from the main door of the property looking out.
  2. Gua 2 is the ultimate female gua and it corresponds to the southwest. Locate your self in a property that has a protrusion on the southwest, in other words, a property that is not shaped as a perfect rectangle or square, where the southwest corner is larger than the rest.
  3. Gua 6 is the ultimate male gua and it corresponds to the northwest. Locate your self in a property that has a weak northwest, in other words, a property that is not shaped as a perfect rectangle or square, where the northwest corner is smaller than the rest.
  4. Gua 9 is a female gua that corresponds to the south and represents fire. Fire supports the intrinsic earth energy of the southwest and weakens the intrinsic metal energy of the northwest so you could also empower yourself in a property where the south corner is larger than the rest.
  5. Enhance the southwest corner of your office and/or home with earth objects like crystals or figures in clay and during 2018 activate it using an aquarium, a water fountain or any water tank with an open surface. The activation is important because during 2018 the southwest is not only the ultimate female gua, it is also the location of the power and authority energy of the year.
  6. House or office numbers with 9, 7, 4 and 2 in any combination could favor female control and career advancement so look for them.
  7. At work or at home, locate your desk facing the door to your working place and make sure there is an open space in front of the desk for the energy Qi to accumulate. 
  8. During 2018 the best sectors to locate your office within a building and to locate your desk within your office are the southeast, the southwest and the northwest, do what ever it takes to be there.
  9. Allow yourself to be powerful and rich, if you don’t feel you deserve it, it is very hard to make it happen.
  10. Remember that in feng shui and generally in life there is always a tradeoff: increased power and wealth could bring reduced love and health.

Contact me if you have any questions and/or if you want a personalized feng shui consultation.

Feng Shui for the House during 2018


Your luck is determined by what is given to you at the time of birth, by your actions and by the environment.

To improve your luck during the year of the Dog 2018, which starts on February 4th, 2018, check out my previous article and use your environment according to the feng shui for the house recommendations explained below.

Feng shui is about location, direction and time for this reason the best feng shui practice is to locate yourself in the place where there is favorable energy or to do what is favorable to be done in the place where you are at.

During the year of the Dog 2018 the best places to be are the Southeast, the Southwest and the Northwest.

To find those places in your house, superimpose a 3x3 grid on your floor plan and determine its orientation with a compass as follows:

Go to the center of the house, hold a compass in your hands pointing towards any direction and stay still until the compass stops moving. Mark that direction on the corresponding box and then label the other boxes accordingly.

Floor Plan with Bagua English

The Southeast, the Southwest and the Northwest are very good to be used if you are interested on feng shui for prosperity. You may use them as follows:

  • If all you are looking for is money, locate yourself in the Southeast.
  • If you want career advancement and authority, or you need to improve your execution skills, locate yourself in the Southwest.
  • If you want to meet influential people like mentors or advisors and prepare your future success, locate yourself in the Northwest.

In any case, take action to reach your goals because feng shui creates opportunity but it is your responsibility to turn those opportunities into actual gains.

If you are not interested on feng shui for prosperity but you are interested on feng shui for love, the place to be is the South. This is also a good location to enhance all your personal relations, even the business ones, or to reach academic achievements, or to gain clarity regarding the right path to take to reach success.

The worst sector of the year is North, the best practice is to avoid it: Don’t sleep there, don’t work there, don’t spend time there every day and don’t come into your house through a door in that location. If you don’t have any choice, follow these recommendations:

  • If you don’t have any other place to stay, diminish the strength of the unfavorable energy placing heavy metal objects in that location.
  • If you don’t have any other doors to enter your place, divert the energy: locate a screen right inside the door to force you, your family members, your visitors and the flow of Qi to go to the Northwest or the Northeast (the Northwest is better) before actually going inside the rest of the place.

Another sector that is not so favorable is the West. Staying there could cause illness, primarily if you have a Rooster, a Rat or a Dog in any of the pillars of your birth chart. To determine if you have any of these zodiac animals go to my BaZi Calculator and plot your chart. In any case, diminish the risk of illness placing heavy metal objects in that location.

The Northeast and the East are not so recommended either because they could cause arguments and discord, however, you may use them as follows:

  • Locate yourself in the Northeast if you want to shake up your life and reach any type of transformation, it will be painful but at the end you will become a better self.
  • Locate yourself in the East if you want to overcome any communication problems.

If you can't locate your bed, your desk, or your couch to spend 6 or more hours a day in the location that suits your needs, you can activate the energy in that location to get the benefits, but for that you have to contact me because activations must be done on favorable dates that connect with your birthdate.

Anyways, to try to start off the year of the Dog on the right foot you have nothing to lose if on January 29th, 2018, before the commencement of the year, between 3:30 and 4:30 pm (local time at your place) you activate the East:

  • Hammer or drill a wall on that sector as if you were going to hang up a heavy picture (you may fix the hole right after the activation is done), or
  • Move out all the furniture of the sector and then move it back in, or
  • Place a big bucket of uncovered water and leave it there for two weeks

While you do the activation ask the universe for what you wish. #HappyNewYear!