In Feng Shui, the North area is associated with the career area of the Bagua while the South is linked with success. Could you shed more light on how to reorganize an office area in adherence to the rules of Feng Shui?
[Jill Lander]The Bagua method also referred to as Black Hat Feng Shui relates to the north being the career sector as the north relates to the element of water. Thus having active flowing water such as an aquarium in the north is considered to be supportive of career luck. The south relates to the element of fire and as such has the potential to enhance‘light’ onto a person’s luck by getting you noticed offering support for positive recognition. It’s advisable for the south to receive as much natural light as possible. The South is also the astrological location of the horse that represents moving forward (after all you never see a horse running backward!)
It is very important to have as much space in front of your desk as possible for this enables your energy to expand and for your personal potential to be recognized - especially if your desk faces south.
You should also try and the keep the area under your desk free of clutter. Also,you should ensure you can at least stretch your legs in space or else you may find you are constantly being overlooked for promotion. You can also place plants in the east and southeast areas to enhance growth potential and stability, as these two areas relate to the wood element.
The Northwest is usually the location in any major corporation where you will find the C.E.O as this is considered to be the position of the patriarch. Metal items such as coins or dramatic metal sculptures are ideal adornments for this location.
Printers, telephones, and computers are best placed in the northwest of the office environment. The best spot for files and filing cabinets is in the western section of an office space. The southwest area of an office is the perfect locale for placing any items relating to current projects – while the northeast is ideal for bookshelves containing reference files.
As the southwest and northeast relate to the element of earth, these locations are ideal for the placement of anything made of the earth element. Popular Earth items such as quartz crystals or the popular crystal caves that we see in many offices these days help to promote stability.
If you work in a shared office with restrictions and very little personal space, then consider adopting the Black Hat formula to your desk. Use the formula in a practical manner not necessarily using all of the above. I suggest you consider the most important aspect you wish to improve currently on and focus on just one direction this can be equally potent with success.
Some of the steps you could consider would be to place an uplifting image directly in front of you. A paperweight or apiece of quartz crystal placed in front of your desk (at the facing direction)denotes the boundary of your personal space.