by Rev. Vikki Anderson
So now, here we are at the third area of the ba gua in this series. Fame and future. What is fame? Does it mean you will be a famous movie star? Most likely not. What it does mean is that the reputation that you present to the world will be the issue. Do people trust you and find you to be an honest person. If so, do they give your name or phone number to someone who is looking for the type of service or merchandise you supply? Without positive word of mouth or networking about you or your business, it would take a very long time for your business to grow. By enhancing this area, you will have others think of you in a positive light and recommend your services. Of course, you have to be the honest and trustworthy person that they are recommending, so it is a two way street.
What does this have to do with your future? Well, if you are not doing well in business and do not have a good reputation, do you think your future will be positive? Most likely not. No one will trust you, refer your business or service and then finances collapse and it goes on and on. So, if you have a positive fame area, your future will be bright with many wonderful opportunities in the areas that will be in your best interest.
This is a RED area so find a pretty color red and no, not maroon or rose, just RED. This area is in the middle of your back wall in your space. Remember, the wealth area is to the far left and the partnership area is to the far right of your architectural front door, so this is in between them. My meditation room is in this area (along with a bathroom) so I had to do some fancy footwork to make it work. I painted three walls an earth tone yellowish beige, but the middle back wall is a deep red. It is accented with black and red throw pillows, red curtains, a red Japanese fan with a design, stained glass snowflakes, pointed red metal stars in the windows, bamboo as the curtain rod, my favorite Dieties (Buddha and Quan Yin on opposite sides of the room) and of course, a red cloth napkin under a red bowl which holds all of my precious crystals. I also have the appropriate cleansing bells and 4′ metal chimes in that room.
Next to my med room is the bathroom. I had recently remodeled my whole house (which has taken more than two years) to reflect the proper colors in each ba gua area and have updated or repaired things that were no longer functional or aesthetically pleasing. My bathroom was remodeled at the end of 2007. Because money always goes down the toilet or the drain in the bathroom, energy always needs to be uplifted in this area. Being it is in my fame area, I put pointed red metal stairs, fairies, a gnome with a red pointed cap on the toilet tank with a bowl of crystals next to it, bamboo is in a small ceramic container with red glass rocks. My soap dispenser, toothpaste holder and trash can area a beige with red butterflies on them. I also have a smaller version of the stained glass snowflake in that room. The slate tiles on the floor carry through into the shower in a pattern that goes half way across the white tiles (waist height) but at the rear wall, it goes straight up to meet the ceiling. Of course, the middle rear wall of the shower has the slate tiles up against the ceiling going across the whole wall meeting the other two sides that started at waist height and met it up at the top. The premise is that your eye follows the line of the slate and moves upward – so the energy in the bathroom would also move in an upward position. This will not allow the water or money to be wasted or discarded down the drains. I also purchased all new red bath and hand towels as well as face cloths and added a small red rug and a red cotton mat to use when I come out of the shower. I am certainly color coordinated now and ladies, make sure you love your bathroom and all the towels, curtains, shower curtain, items in there, especially if it is in the fame and future area. If you don’t like something in there, how will this bring positive energy to your future? It won’t.
Pointed objects should be in this area. Items like pyramids, stars, butterflies, snowflakes or anything else you can find that is pleasing to you but has points. This area also governs the eyes and head in the human body, so if you are having problems with these areas, fix up this space in your home.
By making some wise choices about this area, your business or career will improve, so will your self worth, self esteem, confidence and overall good health. People will see you in a more favorable light which will give you the confidence to move into a bright new future filled with unbelievable opportunities as well as a favorable business outlook.
For a private Feng Shui consultation, realtor staging or interior design, call Vikki at 973-492-3110 or email her at Starscape50@optonline.net or visit her website at http://www.fengshuimoon.com. Do not reprint all or part of this article without using author’s full name or web site url. Copyright 2008-2010 with upcoming book entitled, “Feng Shui This!”