How to apply the annual 2019 feng shui updates with the Western bagua of your home or office
I always suggest not to combine the two feng shui schools and not to apply the annual feng shui updates with the Western bagua unless you have enough strength of commitment, have been practicing feng shui for a while, and know the bagua of your home by heart. So if you are reading this, I assume that you are ready to deal with the complexity of combining two different feng shui bagua schools in your home decorating. Or, maybe you are just curious, which is a good reason to be here, too!
Before we look into the 2019 feng shui updates, let me remind you that good feng shui is actually constant work and its foundation is mostly based on logical steps, such as keeping your home clean and clutter free, having enough natural light to nourish your space, good quality air, etc. Even though this sounds simple, it is very important, so please do not overlook it.
Let us proceed step by step (or more like bagua area by bagua area) and see how to apply the annual 2019 feng shui updates with the Western bagua. I will follow the same principle I use with the annual 2019 updates for the classical bagua, instead of dividing the bagua into good and bad areas we will go area by area in the clockwise motion.
Notice that the traditional representation of the bagua –- no matter Classical or BTB bagua -– is with the South direction on top (or Fame area in case of the BTB bagua), so I say clockwise considering this feng shui bagua dynamic. Let’s start with your Health and Family area, placed mid left on your Western bagua map.
Health and Family Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
An auspicious annual feng shui star connected to career success visiting your Health and Family area in 2019. The feng shui element of this star is Metal, and the native element of this area is Wood. To keep both the native element of this area, as well as the visiting star happy and strong, focus on decorating with Earth element cures such as crystals, earthy colors, terracotta art, etc. Because the energy of the visiting star brings potential career success blessings, it is good to welcome this energy with an item related to your career visions and goals. Do not make it a focal point as this is your health area, so the focus in this bagua area should always be on the energy of health and family well-being. Just find a small symbol or any item that sparks the energy of inspiration connected to your career and place it here in 2019.
Money and Abundance Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
In 2019 your Money area is hosting challenging energy called Star #7 associated with lack of protection, robbery, etc. The classical feng shui cure for this negative star is the presence of a blue color Rhinoceros. You can also use the image of a blue elephant if you resonate with it more. The main focus in this bagua area in 2019 would be on various cures expressing the Water feng shui element, as this both weakens the energy of the visiting negative star, as well as strengthens the native element of this bagua area, which is the Wood feng shui element.
Examples of good feng shui Water element cures are fountains, images of water, mirrors, as well as any decor items in colors blue and black. Even though crystals are usually an excellent feng shui cure for this bagua area, in 2019 it is best to limit them here as the Earth element of crystals strengthens the Metal element of the visiting negative star.
Fame and Reputation Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
This bagua area is hosting a negative star in 2019, an annual feng shui star that brings the energy of quarrels and bad luck. To stop this energy from spreading, focus on Metal and Fire element decor cures, as this will weaken the Wood element of this negative star. Use candles, bright fiery colors, Himalayan salt lamps, images of fire, etc to bring the Fire element into this area.
The Metal element can be brought with a variety of metal decor items such as statues, trays, bowls, etc. A metal Buddha statue can be excellent here. Avoid decorating this area with any items representing the Wood and Water elements and do your best to keep the area quiet and undisturbed. A good feng shui advice for this area of your house in 2019 is to have a light source on most of the time (if possible).
Love and Marriage Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
Your Love and Marriage bagua area holds the most challenging energy in 2019 — a negative visiting star called the Yellow Star #5. It goes without saying that it is best to keep this area as quiet as possible and wait with any renovations. Because this negative star is of the Earth element, and the element of this bagua area is also Earth, the most potent cures to weaken its energy are the Metal element cures. A 6-rod hollow wind chime is a cure that is usually recommended for this star, and so is a metal Kuan Yin statue, or 6 Chinese coins.
Children and Creativity Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
The annual feng shui star of overall good luck and success — Star #1 — will be spending 2019 in your Children and Creativity area. This feng shui star of the Water element, which is supported by the Metal element of this bagua area. So, if you have a solid feng shui foundation in your home (meaning each bagua area has its main feng shui element well expressed and nourished), there is little effort you have to put into adjusting the feng shui of this area for the annual star. However, since this area will have an additional layer of energy in 2019, it is recommended to keep this area quiet and not disturb it with any renovation work or too much activity.
Here are some simple feng shui enhancements to help benefit from the energy of this auspicious star:
Decorate this area with Water and Metal feng shui element colors — blue, black, white and gray — as well as with items and cures that represent/carry the energies of these two elements. Examples of good feng shui Water element cures are fountains, images of water and mirrors. Examples of Metal element cures are Chinese coins, metal sculptures, Ru Yi, Wu Lou, and singing bowls.
Avoid Fire element decor items and colors.
Bring a sense of victorious, inspiring energy to this area. A classical feng shui example, in this case, is the image of a galloping horse often called the victorious horse in feng shui. You can bring this energy with an image or in the form of a metal sculpture.
As for the negative energies here in 2019 (called three killings), one of the best things you can do is to keep the area quiet and undisturbed. A classical feng shui cure for this specific negative energy is the image of the Three Celestial Guardians (ideally a small sculpture made from metal). Other popular feng shui cures to neutralize the negative energy here are the 6 hollow rods metal windchime, 6 Chinese coins tied in a row, and the salt water cure.
Helpful People and Blessings Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
This bagua area is hosting a wonderful and auspicious star in 2019 called the Star of Future Wealth. The essence of this star is of the Fire element energy, so best feng shui decor for this area in 2019 will be based on expressing the Wood and the Fire elements. Examples of excellent feng shui cures of the Wood element with the energy of abundance are the money plants, the lucky bamboo, fresh flowers, as well as images of lush landscapes. The Fire element is brought with candles, Himalayan salt lamps, images of fire and a variety of fiery colors such as red, orange, purple, pink and yellow.
You can also work with the number 9 — this is the number of this annual feng shui star, as well as the highest number overall — in order to multiply the energy of your feng shui cures. Any cure that expresses the number 9, such as 9 candleholders placed on your altar here, an image of 9 purple flowers, etc, will do the job. Use your creativity in expressing the energy of future wealth as this is always good feng shui.
However, there is a layer of negative energy here in 2019, too called the Grand Duke, which means it is wise to do your best in keeping this bagua area quiet and undisturbed. The traditional Chinese feng shui cure for the presence of this negative energy is a Pi Yao statue.
Career and Path in Life Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
The Career bagua area of your home is another lucky and auspicious area in 2019. The visiting star here brings the energy of academic success, romance, and creativity. Treat this as your secondary Love and Marriage area in 2019 with your favorite feng shui love cures. Focus on choosing your cures so that they express the Water and Wood feng shui elements in their colors or look, as these are the best feng shui elements to decorate this area in 2019. A stack of books or any other items that express the love of learning, exploration, and creativity are also good in this area, and so are fresh flowers to keep the energy happy and fresh. If you like working with vision boards, this is an excellent bagua area to display them.
Spiritual Growth and Self-Cultivation Bagua Area in 2019
This bagua area is hosting challenging energy in 2019 because of the negative essence of the annual feng shui star bringing ill health. To be sure this does not affect you, focus on a variety of Metal element cures in order to weaken its energy. Some examples of good feng shui Metal element cures for this area are a metal Buddha sculpture (the Medicine Buddha is excellent here), a singing bowl, a metal bell or a metal Wu Lou. Of course, you can always use your creativity and bring the Metal element energy with a variety of modern decor items — from silver trays to metal artwork. Be mindful to limit the Fire element in this bagua area this year as Fire element decor can create havoc here. As with all challenging feng shui bagua areas, keep this area quiet and do not disturb it with too much activity or renovation work.
The Yin Yang Point/Center/Heart of the Home in 2019
The center of your home is hosting very lucky and auspicious energy in 2019. The annual feng shui star here is called the Star of Wealth. Both Fire and Earth feng shui element cures are highly recommended here in order to welcome and strengthen the energy of prosperity. Some of the most popular Fire element feng shui cures that you can use are candles, Himalayan salt lamps, images of fire, and, of course, a variety of decor items in fiery colors such as red, magenta pink, orange, purple and yellow.
When it comes to Earth element cures, crystals are definitely the most potent and popular cure, with amethyst, citrine, and pyrite being often used in feng shui wealth cures. You can go for actual crystals, or for a gem tree as a feng shui cure for wealth. Be sure to also express in this bagua area your intent for welcoming the energy of wealth into your life. You can do that with a variety of Classical feng shui cures such as Chinese coins, golden ingots, money frogs, money plant, etc or find your own representation of the energy of wealth to hold this intent for you.
This concludes the 2019 feng shui updates for those who work with the Western/BTB bagua. All the very best to you and your family in 2019!