Updated: Aug 21
A subject of many concerned parents is whether their child can do well in school. Obviously having your son or daughter make the grades certainly helps when pursuing higher education, after all parents want what’s best for their children. Likewise, adult students in university have concerns about doing well after paying high prices for soaring college costs. This brings up the subject of activating what is known as an “intelligence sector”. As with some ideas about Feng Shui, the misconception is that we can place inanimate objects to enhance these areas for study. The problem with these Feng Shui itmes is that they work on an emotional or psychological level. IMO The most important thing with using Feng Shui for learning is to position yourself to receive the energy that supports education.
Try setting your desk or using the following suggestions for setting up a place to study.
*** Sector- location of a room within a building
****Direction- the way you position or orient yourself within a space.
Be sure to always try to use the ”command position” and follow Feng Shui “Forms” when setting up a desk to work or study. Desk seeing the door but not being directly in line with in back positioned to a solid wall.
Use a Good Sector:
Locate the monthly or Yearly flying star #4 and activate the sector if possible and/or study in this area.
Using the “8 Mansions” system (also known as best and worst directions) Fu Wei (stability) SECTOR OF YOUR HOME to set up a study area: Read about favorable and unfavorable directions here
Locating and using the yearly intelligence star according to the San Sha system can be effective. This does vary by year and is determined by the yearly zodiac sign governing the energy. For 2023 this is located with horse in the South - you can use the sector to study but NOT "activate".
Use your own personal energy when studying:
Position yourself FACING towards your “Fu Wei” (stability ) direction, sit facing the direction in anytime you study or learn .
Find your personal intelligence zodiac sign (calculate BaZi here) you can locate the sector within your home using the "28 mountain" template which. breaks each if the 8 sectors down by heaven stem and earth branch, then activate with water or a fan and/or study in the sector***. (message me for help mapping your homes floor plan)
If you practice QiMen manifestation:
Sit with your back to the “moon” deity in the QiMen Dun Jia system to study when a good formation occurs. You can also use the direction/ deity to meditate on comprehension and retaining knowledge. You can sit this direction if possible during exams
Consider a reading to see how your test will go:
For a practitioner, plotting of a QiMen DunJia chart or other divination methods can show prediction on how your exam will go. This will also help see if there's any additional action or study that needs to be taken. This can be used to reschedule an important test if it shows you may not be quite ready. This method is called strategic execution.
*Self talk is extremely important:
If you tell yourself it’s hard then it likely will be. Try thinking phrases such as “ My comprehension is improving everyday” , “I’m able to learn new concepts“ , “ I‘m practicing good study habits“ and “I’m understanding more each day”
*Practicality tells us if we relax a bit we’re able to retain knowledge better. Breathe and stretch on the way to class.
Do you need Feng Shui items?
From my perspective there's not really a need to place out items such as brushes and pagodas in your study area, I even hear things like you can carry around a lucky coin with the animal sign that represents your intelligence while in an exam, if it makes you feel more confident then go for it. Lucky items are also to serve as an intentional reminder. To me, if these items worked we could all place a pagoda on our desk and achieve high grades, get into ivy league schools and win academic awards. You see it's not all about the items you place out, but rather taking action and using energy that supports you and taking action to achieve your academic goals.
A Cautionary Tale…
You’re never too old to learn and Feng Shui isn‘t magic… A while back I came across someone seeking advise on how to help their client find a job, she was so focused on picking colors and interior decor that when I suggested she advise him to gain more knowledge in his field or get some new certifications, she was adamant that he was highly educated and he only needed to apply some old fashioned Feng Shui cures to fix financial issues and help him find a job… despite him being unemployed for some time and on the brink of foreclosure. The truth is that I believe he needed the knowledge or "intelligence" to change his approach or to make things happen for himself. Perhaps even study a new field of work or start a business for himself? Some people are under the misconception that some Feng Shui items can fix your issues when it's also about having the knowledge to become better and solve issues yourself. It's an indirect way that comes from having the know-how, also Feng Shui supports your actions.
This can also be applied to those in the workforce. Think about it like this...if you get a job position that you've held for 15 + years, but never grow in your knowledge or expertise in your field, how valuable are you to your company? Think about that person that went to beauty school and still does hair the same way they did 20yrs ago. The potential for growth in your industry is stunted when you stop learning new things.
Obtaining certifications and innovating or rethinking your field makes you more valuable and more qualified to ask for paid time off, raises and having leverage if downsizing takes place. This comes from knowledge and intelligence. This is why it's the most valuable tool IMO. After all as the saying goes "knowledge is power.