The Sacred Magic Octagon Pa Kua

This octagon is built on 8 trigrams. Its sides (directions) indicate the various aspects of your life, which can be harmonized in accordance with feng shui. If you learn the concept of Ba Gua, you’ll know how to change the interiors to improve your life.

Trigrams are ancient symbols, the origin of which dates back to the Book of Changes I-Ching – one of the world’s oldest systems of divination and energy interpretation. In traditional Chinese culture, trigrams were used in medicine, martial arts, philosophy, and religion. In feng shui, the sacred Pa Kua octagon is used to understand the energies inherent in someone’s house, apartment or office.

Bagua has nine major sections – eight sides and the center. Each section corresponds to one or more areas of your life, and has its direction and color. Thus, you can find out which elements of your environment affect certain aspects of your life. Here are the 9 sections: Career North Black; Knowledge Northeast Blue; Family East Green; Wealth Southeast Violet; Fame South Red; Love Southwest Pink; Children West White; Helpful People Northwest Gray; Health Center Yellow.

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All zones are equally important, as well as they interact and depend on each other. If any zone is weakened, it may have a negative impact on other zones. Ideally, all the Ba Gua directions need to be strong and balanced. It’s best not to boost just one zone, for example, the zone of wealth. Perhaps you’ll gain wealth, but you may lose something else.

Only one zone dominates over all others – the center, which symbolizes health and unity. If you do not know where to begin improving your life, start with the center – you can not go wrong.

Using the Pa Kua octagon, you can quickly assess any room. The octagon can be superimposed on the plan of a room in different ways: either from the front door toward the opposite wall, or by cardinal directions. We will consider the second option.

Career: It’s in the north. It has to do with work, occupation, and earnings.

Knowledge: It’s in the northeast. It has to do with intelligence, life experience, spirituality, and self-improvement.

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Family: It’s on the east. It has to do with the family, relatives and ancestors.

Wealth: It’s in the southeast. It has to do with material wealth; it symbolizes abundance and prosperity of any kind.

Fame: It’s in the south. It has to do with fame and reputation. It’s also associated with how you see your future.

Marriage or partnership: It’s in the southwest. It has to do with husbands or wives, girlfriends or boyfriends, or other close people.

Children or creativity: It’s on the west. It has to do with spiritual and physical creativity – children, creative projects, and artistic self-expression. It also reflects communication.

Useful people: It’s in the northwest. It has to do with people who help you in life – teachers, mentors, friends and colleagues. In addition, it is related to travel.

Health: It’s in the center of the Pa Kua octagon. It has to do with physical health, unity and harmony. By improving this area you can fix most life aspects.


by Jakob Jelling