Leigh Kubin is a Feng Shui expert who has helped many a homeowner or renter make their home a much more peaceful and productive place. In this video, she helps Leo and Denise transform their downtown loft apartment into a zen-like haven.
Leigh tells us that the room she’s transforming falls in three areas of the Bagua, but if you ‘re like me and don’t know what a Bagua is you’re already confused and it’s not even a minute into the video. So, for those Feng Shui newbies, bagua refers to the cardinal directions as established in the Turtle Calendar in the time of Yao. Huh? In a nutshell, everything is divided into sections according to Feng Shui. Where things fall within these predetermined sections, or trigrams, determines the energy of the room. The directions are marked by Four Celestial Animals – the Dark Turtle for the North, the Red Phoenix for the South, the Green Dragon for the East, and the White Tiger for the West. Modern practitioners take this a step further, and divide a house into sections related to the ancient bagua.
The current bagua’s categories are travel, journey, wisdom, creative, health, ancestors, relations, fame, and wealth. In Leo and Denise’s apartment, the room they are focusing on contains the wealth, fame, and relationship baguas. Their wealth area was all cluttered up, and Leigh tells Denise that all that stuff has to go. You’re supposed to have wood in the wealth section, and Leo and Denise’s furniture created a triangle, which means fire. Fire burns wood, so no good at all.
Leigh takes Denise through the rest of the room and helps her decide what to do. Leigh is so well-spoken and self-assured, that I wish Denise would post a follow-up video talking about how this feng shui fixed everything. Here’s hoping.
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