by Vikki Anderson
Here we are on the last third of the ba gua. This portion of the ba gua is in the left hand corner of your space as you come into the architectural front door. This area guides your knowledge, wisdom, education and contemplation areas of life. The colors that rule this area are black, blues and greens. It relates to the hands in the human body and the element is earth.
This is a perfect area for self cultivation; that means that any type of process, information or tools that can help you with your job, your home projects, your education, your knowledge and your beliefs in this lifetime should be placed in this area. What a great area for a study or library. This could also be a viable area for your home office as long as you have lots of helpful items in this area whether it is software programs or textbooks to help you with your business or school work.
What can you do if this area is not perfect for a self help area. You can always put a few books of your interests in your bedroom, TV room, dining room, etc. You can also have some of your favorite items that help you in your areas of interest including hobbies and projects or formal education like textbooks, etc.
The Self Cultivation area is just that. It requires items in it that will help you improve your skills, hobbies, test results and areas of expertise, etc. It could also be a great place to hang posters of places you would like to study (i.e., universities, learning centers, foreign languages or foreign lands) especially if you feel they will help you move forward to obtaining your goals.
Of course, this area should be well lit (without it being lit, there is no emphasis in this area) and it should be comfortable and quiet. It should be an area where you yourself will feel as if you are being cultivated for something special. It should be an area where you attain knowledge in some discipline or area.
Again, make sure it is clutter free, organized, have your desk or chair diagonally facing the door for optimum security and that you have a complete view of the whole room from your desk or chair.
This is one of the entrance gua’s to a space – this is the gua that is used if the entrance is to the left of your home as opposed to the middle or right side.
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