The next couple of articles deal with Prosperity. There are many areas in the bagua that are related to Prosperity. The Prosperity Corner in the bagua has to do with luxury. It is a Power Corner in Feng Shui so it is due respect and reverence. It is a power corner because money is powerful. This is where you place your intentions for big things, vacations, houses, cars and “big ticket items”. The prosperity corner should be nurtured the same way that your dreams should be nurtured, seriously. Make sure the prosperity area is clean and clutter free. You don’t want to have broken items or anything that might symbolize “lack” in the prosperity area. Even dried flowers don’t belong here.
The Prosperity Corner is the area that is in the back left corner of your home, if you are standing outside in front of your home looking at the door. Even though there is no “element” for this area there will most likely be some things that you will want to take care of. With the following cures you can improve the situation.
Here are several things you can do to maximize the energy in this very important space.
Make a list of what you want knowing that you can bring it into reality with your intention. Write down what amount of money you want and what you want to do with it and be sure to include giving some of it away. Giving always engenders receiving. This is also a brilliant place to put your “vision board” (article coming on this) if it works with the décor.
The colors associated with the Prosperity area are purple, gold, green and red. Purple is the power color for the power corner. Place purple here to encourage the prosperity energy to flow here. This will work even if it is a piece of purple construction paper taped to the wall behind a piece of furniture.
Have things in this area that move Chi (energy) like water, wind chimes, plants with round leaves, music, bamboo flutes and light.
A bowl with rice and coins is a great enhancement for prosperity. In China rice is a symbol of prosperity. If you take the coins out of your purse or pocket every night and put them in a bowl they start to add up with out much effort. The concept is that you want to attract money so having money out and visible in the prosperity area affirms that.
If there is a fireplace in the prosperity area it gives the impression of burning money. You will want to cure this with water. Water extinguishes fire. Also you can use the color black around the fireplace and place a mirror above it. Mirrors are symbolic of water.
Bathrooms, toilets and sinks need attention because water is a symbol of prosperity. But toilets and sinks drain water away. The color red stops or moves Chi. So, a simple cure is red ribbon, a symbol of Chi, tied around the pipes. Be sure to assert your “intention” with the ribbon that prosperity is not going down the drain. Keep the sink stoppers closed when not in use and always keep the toilet seat closed. Keep baths clean, especially your personal bath. Whether the bathroom is located in your actual prosperity corner or not it is still a prosperity area because of the water.
If the garage falls in the prosperity area make sure it is orderly and reasonably clean. Hang wind chimes or bamboo flutes to move Chi. Even if there is no breeze to move the chimes they will still work to move Chi and, don’t forget to put something purple in there.
This is a very literal simple practice. Think about what you want to create and then look at every thing in its most literal sense. Let your home and everything in it talk to you. Prosperity and abundance is full of life and wholeness. Anything contradicting that in the prosperity corner has to go.
Please see the next article: Feng Shui Made Easy- More Prosperity Areas of the Bagua