Elements associated with the Career
Gua: color black, ears, water
Location: center bottom of the Bagua
Salome Waterhouse, Feng Shui
practitioner and the protagonist of The
Feng Shui Mysteries, helps solve crimes
and household misdemeanors (like an
unwelcoming, dirty entrance). Here’s
what she has to say about Career.
Often the front door is located here, so
make an effort to keep the front of the
house tidy and welcoming.
Your career is that which you put your
energy into whether you are a
homemaker, a lawyer, a student, or even
a Feng Shui practitioner. Activate this
gua when you want new opportunities
that will improve your work or if you
simply want to find work. Fountains and
aquariums will enhance your chances of
getting what you want.
Be specific about your career goals.
Write them down every day to bolster
your intentions, which in turn, will attract
what you want to achieve. Be true to
yourself and make integrity a part of your
work. Prioritize what you need to do to
get the job you want. While it is always a
good idea to be practical and know your
limitations, at the same time, do not
hesitate to fire up your passion for what
you want. Never give up!
Opposite the career gua is the fame gua,
fame being your reputation and how
others perceive you. If you’re feeling
discouraged during a job search or while
waiting for a pay raise, head over to the
fame gua and add the color red to keep
your spirits from waning. We can be our
own worst enemy when we allow
negative thought to take over.
This is a good place to keep a bowl filled
with written affirmations, i.e., “Believe in
your dreams.” Draw one out every day
(before you write down your goals—
FENG SHUI TIPS
If your front door is in the career gua,
make certain it opens and closes easily.
A door that sticks suggests “being stuck.”
Use a glass bowl for those affirmations.
Feng Shui considers glass to be a water