The Skills and Knowledge gua is located in the front left part of your home or office. This area of the home holds the ch’i for inner wisdom, higher thought, self-cultivation, meditation, and all the other wonderful things associated with knowing and learning.
What’s great about this gua is that it can so easily affect the others. For example, if you are looking for love, the skills and knowledge gua can help you know how to go about attracting the appropriate person. If you want more money, this gua can give you the wisdom to see new opportunities for income, saving, and the inner feeling of having abundance.
Some situations when you would enhance the Skills and Knowledge Gua:
- When you want to gain wisdom.
- When you want to get better grades in school.
- When you want to make better or clearer decisions for yourself.
- When you want to be a better businessperson.
- When you want to have better relationships.
In my Skills and Knowledge part of my yard, I have placed some cast iron lanterns (to represent my inner illumination) near a granite bench (earth element stuff works well here). This tiny spot in the yard is now always available for me to stop, sit down, and focus on gaining wisdom about everyday situations in my life. Feng shui your yard by overlaying the bagua in the same manner as over the home using the driveway or sidewalk that enters the property as the side to place the Career portion of the bagua. In the Skills and Knowledge gua of my desk (to feng shui a desk you just use where you sit as the career gua and go from there), I have a tiny statue of Buddha to remind me to always see the lesson in everything I do. Another way to enhance this gua is to create a meditation space in your home. It can be as simple as having a little pillow to sit on and a candle to light, or as outrageous as having the entire room set up as your own personal oasis to your inner self. Do what’s right for you!
- Best Color Choice: Blue
- Other Good Color Choices: Black and Green
- Best Element Choice: Earth
More detailed information about feng shui and skills, knowledge and self-cultivation can be found in my book, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life!