Trigram therapy is a subtle combination of all the nine
basic concepts of Feng Shui and getting it right brings a great deal of harmonious
flows of auspicious chi currents that result in good fortune. By placing specific
trigram in particular direction of your room, house & office you can get the
benefit of that aspiration and also a best cure for number missing in your date
of birth. Practical applications of trigram therapy in Feng Shui : When you understand,
the missing number in your date of birth, the attributes of the different corners
of your home, office or factory, its symbolic element, the family member represented
the colors that energize that corner, as well as the luck aspiration symbolized.
You can practice trigram therapy in Feng Shui by installing the replica of respective
trigram in the sector affected at your home, office and factory to enhance the luck
of that particular aspiration. THE EIGHT TRIGRAMS AND THEIR MEANINGS KAN : The middle
son: Placed in the North. Kan is the Danger trigram. The element is Water and the
Season is Deep Winter. This trigram also signifies Hidden Wealth. Use replica of
this trigram for missing number ONE in your date of birth and for career promotion
in North sector of your room, home and office. KUN : The matriarch: Indicates the
female maternal, the Mother.
The element is Big Earth, the energy is yin. The direction
is South-West. Use replica of this trigram for missing number TWO in your date of
birth, and for the better relations and harmony among partners & family members
in South-West sector of your room, office &factory. CHEN: the eldest son: Is
in the East, represent Wood and the Season of Spring. Indicates Growth. Use replica
of this trigram for the missing number THREE and for Good Health, Longevity and
Confidence in Eastern wall of your bedroom, home, shop, office & factory. SUN
: the eldest daughter: Is in the SOUTH-EAST represents the element Wood, the Mood
is Gentle, and the Season is spring. Use replica of this trigram for missing number
FOUR in your date of birth and for wealth & prosperity. CHIEN : the patriarch:
Also means Heaven, the creative, is yang, has Metal as the element, and represents
the male, the Father. The direction is North-West. Use replica of this trigram for
missing number SIX in your date of birth and to get foreign travel, new opportunities
and helpful people in North-West sector of your room, home, shop, office & factory.
TUI: youngest daughter: Tui is placed west, and is of the Metal element. Tui means
joyousness and represents the youngest girl in a home.
The season is autumn. Use
replica of this trigram for missing number SEVEN in your date of birth and for mental
rest, joy and happiness in West sector of your room, home, shop, office & factory.
KEN: the youngest son: Placed in the North-East. Also stands for mountain and belongs
to the Earth element. Use replica of this trigram for missing number EIGHT in your
date of birth and education, knowledge & good memory in North- East sector of
your room, home, shop, office & factory. LI: the middle daughter: Li is placed
in South. Li stands for Fire, with upward moving Energy. The Season is summer. The
trigram symbolizes fame and recognition and intense brightness. Use replica of this
trigram for missing number NINE and for name fame and recognition in South sector
of your room, home, shop, office & factory. (A) MISSING SECTORS & THEIR
EFFECTS BY PA KUA METHOD The effect of missing sectors depends on which sector is
missing. There are two excellent methods of diagnosing the effect on the family
, business luck when there are missing sectors in a home or business premises .
The first method relates to the kind of luck affected while the second method describes
which member of the family’s luck gets affected. The Pa Kua Method : The Pa Kua
method assigns one type of luck to each of the eight sectors of any home.
the kind of luck affected, it is first necessary to determine which compass direction
is represented by the missing sector. Use a good compass to first determine the
orientations of your home, and then superimpose a nine-sector grid onto your house
plan. You will see immediately which sector is missing. Then check business premises
against the meanings shown in the nine-sector grid illustrated below. (D) MISSING
SECTORS & THEIR EFFECTS ON FAMILY MEMBERS Perhaps more important than the type
of luck affected is the effect which missing sectors have on the luck of each individual
member of the family, based on the Trigram method. The most dangerous missing corner
is the corner represented by the direction North-West & number 6 which is the
house of the trigram chien which represents the most senior male member of the family,
usually the father or the patriarch. If the North-West corner is missing (or if
it houses, a store room filled with junk, or a cluttered garage or this corner is
closed.) the luck of the father could be seriously affected. If he is also the sole
breadwinner, then such a situation affects the whole family since his career and
his business ventures will suffer from a lack of energy and motivation on his part.
Here is the full table of meanings.
- NORTH CAREER, PLANNING KAN This is probably
the most dangerous of all eight trigrams. It is made up of one unbroken, yang bar
embraced by two broken, yin bars. This is a trigram that looks weak and yielding
outside but, in fact, can be very strong inside. Kan symbolizes the cold of winter,
the danger or opportunity of water, and the cunning of the middle son. It can represent
either illusions like the moon’s reflection in water or great success through a
person’s ability to hide his or her strength and appear weak the essence of cunning
that is the sum and substance of this trigram. This trigram represents situations
of entanglement and a perpetual position of danger. Kan perfectly encapsulates the
scenarios in ancient China when court intrigues often resulted in great danger for
the mandarins who vied for promotion. One false stem and death was the result; hence
this trigram represents career luck. To enjoy a smooth and successful climb up the
career ladder it is vital to activate this corner of your home and room, as well
as your office. By guarding the Feng Shui of your North corner you will be protecting
yourself from getting hurt by intrigues, deceit, and trickery. Good Feng Shui will
ensure that sincerity of purpose is rewarded so that the yang bar sandwiched between
the yin bar will stay strong and not be overcome. THE DIRECTION: NORTH The trigram
that represents careers is Kan and, according to the Later Heaven Arrangement of
trigrams, this is placed in the North. This is therefore the corner of any home
or room that represents career prospects and career luck. If this corner has good
Feng Shui, residents will have the good fortune to attain great heights in their
careers. Understanding the nature of career luck requires an examination of the
North sector of the room or home and, in particular, the meaning of the trigram
Kan. THE ELEMENT: WATER Ruling element of the North is water, symbolized by anything
liquid and also by water features, such as aquariums, pools, lakes, and fountains.
Water produced by metal, so metal is said to be good for it. • Water itself produces
wood, so wood is said to exhaust it. • Water is destroyed by earth, so earth is
said to be harmful to it. • Water destroys fire, so it is said to overcome fire
From these attributes, we know that to strengthen the element of the North, we can
use all objects that symbolize both water and metal. Also, we should strenuously
avoid anything belonging to the earth element. This means that the North may be
activated by any object, color, or painting that suggests water, metal or by replica
of Kan trigram itself.
- SOUTHWEST ROMANCE, HARMONY & INITIATIVE KUN The trigram
is made up of three broken yin bars. Kun is the trigram that symbolizes mother earth.
Inherent to this trigram is the concept of the ideal matriarch, all that is receptive
and ultimate yin energy. Kun symbolizes the person who accepts all the responsibilities
of the family, performing the crucial role of keeping the family together, giving
birth, raising children, and dispensing love and kindness, in spite of hard work.
Like the earth, the matriarch grows everything and receives everything back. The
earth supports mountains, cradles the oceans, and is always enduring. This is a
powerful trigram. Some of the best representations of it is a mountain, without
water double happiness symbol & replica of Kun trigram and a painting / portrait
of these hung in the Kun corner brings extraordinary romantic luck. THE DIRECTION:
SOUTH-WEST The trigram that represents love and relationships is the yin trigram
Kun and according to the Later Heaven Arrangement of trigrams, this is placed in
the South-West. This is the sector of any home or room that represents romance,
love and marriage. If this sector has good Feng Shui, the marriage and love aspirations
of the members of the household will be positively energized. If this sector has
bad Feng Shui, however, bad marriage luck will be fall the household, leading to
divorce, loneliness, unhappiness, and an almost total absence of marriage opportunities
for the sons and daughters of the family. Thus romance Feng Shui should always start
with an examination of this sector of the room or home. THE ELEMENT: EARTH The element
of the South-West corner is earth, symbolized by crystals, stones, boulders, and
all things from the ground. Identifying the relevant element to activate is a vital
part of the application. It suggests that placing, for instance, a boulder in the
South-West corner of the garden will activate excellent romance and marriage opportunities
for all the unattached residents of the house. • Earth is produced by fire, so fire
is said to be good for it. • Earth itself produces metal, so metal is said to exhaust
it. • Earth is destroyed by wood, so wood is said to be harmful to it. • Earth destroys
water, so it is said to overcome water. From these attributes we know that to strengthen
the element of the South-West we can use objects that symbolize both the earth and
the fire elements, but we should avoid the wood element. Keeping replica of Kun
trigram in South-West of your home, bedroom and office will enhance harmony among
family member, couples and partners.
- EAST LONGEVITY, CONFIDENCE & HEALTH
CHEN This trigram represents the eldest son. It has two yin bars above a single
unbroken yang bar. Chen also signifies spring, which is a season of growth. In the
language of the ancient Chinese text, the I Ching, Chen stands for the “arousing”,
characterized by great claps of thunder bursting in the spring sky, waking creatures
form hibernation, and causing the life-giving rains to fall. Chen is a happy trigram
that also suggests laughter and happiness. It has great strength and energy. It
stands for growth and vigor which makes it representative of life itself. Activating
the corner that houses this attracts healthy growth energies. The direction is east
and the element is big wood, suggestive of trees rather than bushes, a deep green
color rather than light green, and large wooden structures (furniture) rather than
small wooden objects (ornaments) replica of Chen trigram and green pyramids. THE
DIRECTION: EAST Chen is the growth trigram that represents good health. According
to the Later Heaven Arrangement, it is place in the East. This is the sector of
any home or room that represents good health for the family. If this corner has
good Feng Shui, family members, especially the breadwinner, will enjoy excellent
health and live to a ripe old age. If this corner has bad Feng Shui, illness will
befall the family. THE ELEMENT: WOOD The element of the East corner is wood, symbolized
mainly by plants. Identifying the relevant element to activate is a vital part of
the application. It suggests that placing a healthy plant in the East will activate
excellent health luck for residents of the home. • Wood is produced by water, so
water is said to be good for it. • Wood itself produces fire, so fire will exhaust
it. • Wood is destroyed by metal, so metal will be harmful to it. • Wood destroys
earth, so earth is overcome by it. From these attributes we know that to strengthen
the element of the East, we can use all objects that symbolize both wood and water,
but should strenuously avoid anything belonging to the metal element. Delving deeper,
we see that the East is represented by big wood. This suggests that the intangible
forces of the wood in this corner are strong, powerful, and not easily overcome.
Big wood is suggestive of very strong growth. Wood is the only one of the five elements
that is alive and capable of reproducing itself. This implies that the yang energies
of its sector, although not immediately evident, are nevertheless strong. This is
eloquently suggested by the lines of the trigram where the unbroken yang line lays
hidden under two yin lines. Using inanimate objects made of wood can thus be equally
effective as using plants & pyramids beside Chen trigram for energizing this
corner of the home / office. Keeping replica of Chen trigram in east of your home,
bedroom and office will improve your confidence, health & vitality.
WEALTH & PROSPERITY SUN This trigram has two solid yang bars above a broken
yin bar, which signifies the wind that brings prosperity. The image conjured by
this trigram is of the wind scattering seeds to all corners of the earth. The seeds
then fall to the ground, penetrate the soil, and begin to germinate. Very soon a
plant grows. It blooms and flowers, producing more seeds, which are scattered again
by the wind and the cycle of prosperity, is repeated over and over again. Thus wealth
creation symbolized. If you activate this trigram in your home, it is believed that
all your financial projects will succeed. THE DIRECTION: SOUTH-EAST The trigram
that represents the prosperity aspiration is Sun and, according to the Later Heaven
Arrangement, it is placed in the South-East. This sector of the home or office represents
wealth, and if this sector has good Feng Shui, then the wealth aspirations of the
household have been effectively energized. If this sector has bad Feng Shui, inauspicious
money luck will befall the household, leading to loss and failure in business. To
activate wealth Feng Shui it is therefore vital to ensure that any negative energy
is removed or deflected from the South-East corner of your home or office. THE ELEMENT:
WOOD The element of the South-East location is wood, symbolized by plants and all
things made of wood, and this is most significant when practicing Feng Shui, since
identifying the relevant and applicable element to activate is vital to the process.
It suggests that placing a plant green pyramid and replica of Sun trigram in the
South-East, will be excellent wealth Feng Shui. Moreover, from the cycles shown
here, you will see further attributes of the wood element.
- Wood is produced by
water, so it will benefit from water.
- Wood itself produces fire, so fire will
- Wood is destroyed by metal, so metal will harm it.
earth, so it will overwhelm earth. From studying these attributes we learn that
to energize the element of the South-East we should use objects that symbolize wood
elements, and avoid those belonging to the metal element. However, it is important
to remember that in Feng Shui balance is everything. Too much of any one element
will overwhelm the others. Elements used subtly will reinforce each other. Keeping
picture of Sun trigram in South-East zone of your home, bedroom and office will
enhance wealth, luck. It also balances the energy if you are missing number four
in your date of birth.
NORTHWEST HELPFUL PEOPLE, FOREIGN TRAVEL & NEW OPPORTUNITIES
CHIEN The trigram of power cannot be anything but Chien, the one that symbolizes
heaven. It signifies the ultimate yang energy and stands for intrinsic and spiritual
strength. It represents the leader, king, commander, and patriarch, the man of power
who possesses a divine right to rule. Chien is a very powerful trigram. It epitomizes
the spirit of the creative, and the energy of never ending movement and relentless
activity. It is described in the I Ching as the root of a all other trigrams because
all three bars are unbroken, solid, and yang. Chien personifies a person of great
power, who is also wise and compassionate. In Feng Shui, activating this trigram
has many benefits; chief among them is the luck of having someone wise to advise
you and someone powerful to help you. During your auspicious astrological period,
it could even bring an influential mentor into your life that will support and promote
you. The placement of Chien on the Pa Kua its direction and location indicated the
important elements to energize. In doing so, it is important to know that Chien
becomes even more auspicious when combined with the trigram Kun, the ultimate yin
trigram. The pairing of the ultimate yang with the ultimate yin is irresistibly
auspicious. The element of Kun is big earth, which produces big metal, the element
THE DIRECTION: NORTH-WEST Based on the Later Heaven Arrangement of trigrams
around the Pa Kua, the compass direction that houses the trigram Chien is the North-West.
Thus to activate the luck that brings influential friends, mentors, and advisers
into your life, it is necessary to energize the North-West. The first thing to investigate
is whether there is a North-West corner of your home. When homes are L or U shaped,
certain corners are missing. If the missing corner happens to be the North-west
sector of the house, then Feng Shui suggests that the all important Chien luck missing.
Keeping replica of Chien trigram in North-West of your home, factory or office will
give new opportunities, foreign travels & helpful people. It will also fill
the energy of missing number six. THE ELEMENT: METAL The element of Chien and, therefore,
of the north-west is Big Metal. Anything that typifies metal can be used to activate
this corner. At the same time, because earth produces metal, anything that connotes
earth, especially big earth (the trigram Kun), is also appropriate. Remember, that
fire destroys metal, and is therefore constructed as being harmful to chien. So
anything that signifies the fire should not be placed here.
WEST CHILDREN, JOY,
EDUCATION TUI This trigram, made up of one broken yin line above two unbroken yang
lines, signifies joyousness, laughter, and a time for rejoicing. The Tui trigram
implies success and continuity of the family name. Seasonally, it represents fall
and its symbol is the lake. More than anything, Tui means gold, but not ordinary
gold. The reference is metaphorical, for gold here means virtuous offspring who
bring fame, honor, and happiness to the family. Good children are regarded as being
as precious as gold. When the trigram Tui is activated, there is harmony in the
family. Siblings enjoy good relationships and children respect the elders of the
family. Husbands and wives get along and the atmosphere in the home is one of serenity.
The positive side of this trigram also suggests that families will be enlarged through
marriage or having children. THE DIRECTION: WEST ENERGIZING WEST SECTOR FOR CHILDREN’S
LUCK Activate your children’s luck starts with understanding the Pa Kua. By itself,
the Pa Kua of the Early Heaven Arrangement is believed to be a powerful protective
tool. Merely hanging it outside the home above the main door is deemed very effective
in countering any negative energies that may be threatening the home and its residents.
However, the Pa Kua, with its aggregated circles of meaning, is also a Feng Shui
reference tool. There is meaning in each of the trigrams placed at every edge of
it. Trigrams are three-bar symbols. The bars may be solid yang or broken yin bar
and their relationship is what gives meaning to the trigrams, according to the I
Ching, the Book of Changes.
The trigram that represents the next generation is Tui
and, according to the Later Heaven Arrangement, this is placed in the west. This
is the corner of any home or room that represents the luck of the children, if this
corner has good Feng Shui, the children will enjoy excellent fortune, and they will
do well in school, achieve good grades, win honors, and excel in all their pursuits.
If they enjoy good birth charts, the good Feng Shui will also assist them in attaining
great heights in any endeavor. However, if this corner has bad Feng Shui, bad luck
will prevail and parents will find it difficult to help their children. The children
themselves will suffer from every kind of misfortune, from not doing well as school
to constantly falling stick. They will find it difficult and sometimes impossible
to achieve their potential despite their best efforts. In order to maximize children’s
luck, Feng Shui requires careful examination of this sector of the room or home
and in particular the meaning of the trigram Tui. Keeping replica of Tui in west
of your home, study room will support child health, education and creativity. It
also fills the energy of missing number seven. THE ELEMENT: METAL The ruling element
of the west is metal, symbolized by all things made of metal, particularly gold.
This includes metal wind chime, home appliances, television, and clocks. Identifying
the relevant element to activate is a vital part of Feng Shui applications. For
instance a wind chime in the west part of the living room will activate excellent
opportunities for the children of the family. From these attributes, we know that
to strengthen the element of the west, we can use any objects that symbolize either
earth or metal elements, but we should avoid anything belonging to the fire element.
This means that the west may be activated by any object, color, or painting that
suggests either earth or metal. Electrical appliances that are made of metal and
are placed in the west corner of a room would be harmonious. The display of wind
chimes and bells is also excellent, as are television sets and music system. It
is also auspicious to display objects that belong to the earth element, such as
crystal, clay pots, and rocks.
NORTH-EAST MEMORY, EDUCATION, SUCCESS & KNOWLEDGE
KEN The trigram that symbolizes knowledge and education is Ken, which essentially
stands for late winter or early spring. It suggests a time of preparation upon which
future success depends. Ken also suggests contemplation, meditation, and the development
of the mind. When the energies within the home or room are harmonious within the
sectors that represent this trigram, excellent education luck can be activated.
THE DIRECTION: NORTH-EAST Based on the Later Heaven Arrangement of trigrams around
the Pa Kua, the compass direction that represents the trigram Ken is the North-east.
Thus to activate education and study luck, it is necessary to energize the North-east.
The first thing to see is if there is a true North-East corner of the house. When
houses are L-shaped or U-shaped, certain corners appear to be missing and if this
happens to be the North-East sector of the house, then Feng Shui suggests that the
education luck of the home is generally lacking. While this can be unfortunate,
there is no real cause for alarm. Go to the bedroom of the person whose education
luck needs activating. This will usually be the bedroom of a child or young person
who is still a student. Other rooms used by the entire family can also be activated
THE ELEMENT: EARTH The element of the North-East is earth. This is derived from
the trigram Ken, which means mountain. Thus the element referred to be small earth,
and to activate this sector, anything that symbolizes earth can be used. At the
same time, we have seen from the cycles of the elements that fire produces earth.
Earth produces metal and this means that metal exhausts earth. Metal would, therefore,
not be a good energizer for this corner. It is inadvisable to place anything made
of metal, including wind-chimes and bells, in the North-East corner. Finally, anything
that belongs to the wood element should not be placed here, since wood destroys
This means that plants and flowers in the North-East will spoil your study
luck. Keeping replica of Ken trigram in North-East of study room & office will
enhance education luck & knowledge and fills the energy in the missing number.
SOUTH FAME & REORGANIZATION LI This trigram is made up of one broken, yin
bar embraced by two solid, and yang bar. It appears strong on the outside, yet is
yielding and weak on the inside. Li is the trigram that symbolizes the brightness
of fire and the dazzle of the sun. it stands for glory and the applause of the masses.
It also suggests activity and heat. The symbolism of this trigram is that of a great
man who perpetuates the light by rising to prominence. His name and fame illuminate
the four corners of the universe, dazzling one and all with his exemplary behavior
and his magnificent talents and achievements. At its ultimate, Li also represents
lightning from which we can gauge the intrinsic brilliance of what it stands for.
The color of Li is red, the bright and auspicious color that suggests celebrations
and happy occasions. Li is the summer, and its energies are more yang then yin.
THE DIRECTION: SOUTH The trigram that represents fame, recognition, and reputation
is Li and, according to the Later Heaven Arrangement, this is placed in the South.
Thus the southern corner of any home or room represents recognition, reputation,
and fame. THE ELEMENT: FIRE The ruling element of the South is fire, symbolized
by bright lights, the sun, the colour red, and anything else that suggests fire
identifying the relevant element to activate is a vital part of feng-shui application.
It suggests that placing, a Red Pyramid & replica of Li trigram in the South
will activate excellent opportunities for becoming famous and widely respected.
This particular type of luck is especially vital for politicians, models, singers,
actors, and everyone engaged in professions that require them to be well known and
- Fire is produced by wood, so wood is said to be good for it.
- Fire itself produces earth, so earth is said to exhaust it.
- Fire is destroyed
by water, so water is said to be harmful to it.
- Fire destroys metal, so it is
said to overcome metal. From these attributes we know that to strengthen the element
of the South we can use objects that symbolize both the fire and the wood elements,
but we should strenuously avoid anything belonging to the water element. Keeping
picture/replica of Li trigram in South of your home/bedroom or office will boost
your name & fame and fills the energy in the missing number Nine.
SHENG (the prosperity hexagram) CHIEN Two very important symbol extracted from the
I Ching is the hexagram Sheng & chien, as Sheng represents, the dragon’s cosmic
breath. Chien is the trigram which signifies divine help form heaven. It is extremely
yang in characteristic, and is thus suitable for life and activity. And Chien doubled,
which is portrayed by six solid unbroken lines also signifies the same thing. According
to the I-Ching, the book of changes, this hexagram indicates the beginning of everything
and implies harmony and peace. It also represents strength and power. Keeping replica
of Chien Hexagram in North-West will bring luck to start new projects and implementation
with the help of influential people. SHENG The hexagram SHENG meanwhile, is a combination
of two different trigrams, the trigram SUN below, and the trigram KUN above. The
meaning of SHENG is ascending, promotion or expansion. It thus has very auspicious
significance. It is made up of the combination of earth (Kun) above and wood (Sun)
Thus the plant is firmly rooted in the earth, and it is growing higher and
higher. The season indicated is late spring, a time of very rapid growth. According
to the I Ching’s the book of changes, this hexagram indicated that businesses will
prosper like the growing trees that blossom and then bear fruit. This hexagram is
also auspicious for marriages and for attraction mentor luck. Keep the replica in
South-West of your home, factory or office for prosperity, harmony & wealth.