Did you know that not all directions are suitable for you? According to the bazhai method in feng shui, you have four favorable and unfavorable personal directions. You can use these directions to achieve success in your work; have better relationships; lead a healthy life and even sleep well. Using these directions will help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. At the end of the post, I have included a few tips on how to use your favorable directions.
Difference between direction and location
Before I proceed, it is essential for you to understand the difference between location and direction. Location represents the area or room and direction represents the way or direction you are facing. In the case of bed head – facing, it would mean the direction of your head or the direction towards which you would place the back of your bed, so that when you lie down the direction your head points towards is an auspicious direction. Let me illustrate.
For example in the diagram given above, the person is represented by X and the arrow represents the direction he is facing. Therefore, he is located in the north and facing the south.
Now that you know the difference between location and direction, let’s find your personal directions. ^
Your personal directions
To know your personal directions you will first need to know your ming gua number. To make it easier for you I have included a chart below. Do note that Ming gua number is different for both male and female.
In the chart given below, in the first column find your year of birth. Then, in the same row, the second column is your animal sign. The third column is for male ming gua numbers and the fourth column contains the female ming gua numbers. (If you are using a small screen for viewing this article, you can horizontally scroll the chart to view all your favorable directions).
Taking an example from the above chart – male born on 5 August 1977, ming gua is 5(2). Taking the same date of birth as above, ming gua for a female will be 1.
From your ming gua number, we will now derive your four favorable personal directions from the chart given below. Find your ming gua from the first column and locate your favorable directions. You might want to write your directions down.
favorable direction 1
favorable direction 2
favorable direction 3
favorable direction 4
E.g. Ming gua 9’s favorable directions are east, southeast, north, and south.
Now let’s find your unfavorable directions from the chart below. Find your ming gua from the first column and locate your unfavorable directions. (If you are using a small screen for viewing this article, you can horizontally scroll the chart to view all your unfavourable directions).
E.g. Ming gua’s 9 unfavorable directions are northwest, southwest, west, and northeast. ^
Different directions have different qi (qualities)
Sheng qi – auspicious direction 1
Extreme yang energy with the ability to generate new things, hence the name sheng qi which means generating or life-giving energy. It can help you to generate wealth, gain power, conceive, boost your career, get promoted at work, have a healthy life. Before you jump up and start checking your directions I would like to add a word of caution – avoid using this direction if your work is more related to being at a desk. Sheng qi is yang in nature hence, you will not be able to sit in one place and do your work. Don’t despair, you can still use the power of sheng qi by locating your office room in that area (to know more watch out for the blog post on 12th October 2016).
Sheng qi direction should be avoided by hyperactive people – both adults and children; however extremely useful in the case of lazy or laid back people. In any case, avoid using sheng qi direction as your bed head direction; the quality of your sleep will be affected and you will get less sleep. ^
Tien Yi – auspicious direction 2
Tien Yi means heavenly or celestial doctor. This direction can be used to cure illness. Use this direction while sleeping, it will help you to lead a healthy and long life. For chronic patients, it is better to use fu wei direction then tien yi.
Using this direction ensures that you will always have helpful people (noble people), people who will help you to achieve your goals. You will be blessed with good oratory skills. This direction enables a person to have the talent in curing sickness. You will also be able to amass wealth. Excellent direction for doctors, healers, recuperating patients, orators, speakers, teachers etc. ^
Nien Yen – auspicious direction3
Nien yen means longevity. This direction can be especially used for relationships, for harmony between husband and wife. It promotes goodwill and harmony amongst family members. If you are still single and unable to find Lady love or Prince Charming then you should use this direction. If your children are argumentative let them sleep in this direction, you will surely see a change.
Using this direction ensures good networking skills and enables a person to acquire wealth through his/her interpersonal skills, can be used for PR and marketing managers and personnel. ^
Fu wei – auspicious direction 4
Fu Wei means lying down position. It is for general prosperity, can be used for personal development and studies. If you use this direction you will never face problems. Insomniacs; hyperactive children or people who have disturbed sleep should use this direction for sleeping.
At work fu wei is a good direction for maintaining one’s position and taking administrative decisions, can be used for administrative managers and personnel. This direction increases personal abilities, clarity, and focus. Therefore students; accountants; analysts; researchers etc. can benefit by using this direction. Use this direction while meditation, you will achieve your goals faster. ^
Jue Ming – inauspicious direction1
Jue Ming means exhausted fate. It basically means it will sap all your energy; leaving you exhausted. In this direction nothing will work out, you will suffer financially and could have many incurable sicknesses. Accidents; loss of children; disharmony leading to the family’s break up; loss in business; self-destructive tendencies are just a few of the problems you might face if you use this direction. This direction is also called total loss direction. Avoid using this direction. ^
Liu Sha – inauspicious direction 2
Liu Sha means six evils or six killings. Don’t get scared by the translation; it basically means six different kinds of misfortunes will befall you if you use this direction.
This direction brings forth lawsuits and relationship problems. Loss of money, promiscuity, health problems and argumentative problems are few of the problems which this direction may bring. Your family and business will suffer. There is a possibility of untimely death. ^
Wu Gui – inauspicious direction 3
Wu Gui means five ghosts. It doesn’t mean you will see ghosts! It just means five dreadful events in your life.
This direction represents total disharmony, lots of bickering amongst family members and disloyalty. Recklessness; backstabbing; project failures; fire disasters; unhealthy competitiveness; always running into losses; are synonymous with this direction. You could face employee retention problems and there is a possibility of robberies. ^
Ho Hai – inauspicious direction 4
Ho Hai means injury. You could suffer from emotional and physical pain. Unexpected problems may crop up.
This direction brings forth hassles, loss of work and loss of money. You might be always running into obstacles and nothing ever runs smoothly. The impact of all problems and loses in this direction is less compared to the ones listed above. Your will-power will be affected and you will lack motivation. ^
A few tips on using your personal directions
- The main door should preferably be facing the sheng qi direction.
- Main doors should at least be facing fu wei direction.
- Bedroom doors can be facing nien yen direction.
- Study doors (especially if you work from the study) should preferably be facing sheng qi direction otherwise if the room is only used for children studies it should be in fu wei direction.
- Working desk should preferably be facing sheng qi direction. The second option for working desk is to face the fu wei direction. Desk facing direction should be determined by the kind of work the person does e.g. doctors will benefit from using the tien yi direction.
- Bed head should be orientated to face tien yi or nien yen or fu wei depending on your requirement. ^
Warning: In 2016 avoid moving your furniture or bed in the northeast, southwest, south and center rooms.
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