ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Feng Shui Decorating: Love & Marriage

Updated on July 11, 2007

Written by: Jaclyn Popola

According to the Bagua diagram, the rear right corner of the room is the section, or gua, that rules love, relationships and marriage. Focusing on this area can foster the growth of a present relationship as well as bring about a new one. The most important thing to remember is to honor this gua with items that come in pairs. Since a pair symbolizes togetherness, adorn this area with figurines of mandarin ducks (a Feng Shui favorite, as these animals mate with the same partner for life), doves or dolphins. Since reds, pinks and whites, the traditional colors of love, enhance the love and marriage gua, you could also use pairs of pink crystals or red candlesticks. This sector is the place to proudly display visuals of your love such as photographs, your wedding album, tokens of affection, souvenirs from places you have traveled together, and love letters. Since this gua likes pairs, a pair of photographs is doubly auspicious (lucky).

LOVE STONES
LOVE STONES
Because the love gua is associated with Earth, crystals are used to energize this element. Crystals create an energy that is considered extremely auspicious. Pink crystals displayed as a pair, as I mentioned before, will bring good luck to the matriarch of the family and ensure everlasting love. Earth stones are another good idea. When you combine fire (the red string) and earth (the stones), you are achieving a positive cycle of the elements. Placing three such stones in the love and marriage section will inspire your luck will change tenfold. These stones are also used to attract a new mate, activate a stagnant love situation, or improve your marriage.

Feng Shui also uses aromatherapy to stimulate the energy in the room. For the love and marriage gua, light incense sticks or candles scented with rose to encourage your romance to endure.

The dragon-headed turtle rescues a relationship that's in trouble
The dragon-headed turtle rescues a relationship that's in trouble
If your relationship is in trouble, a statue of a dragon-headed turtle with a small piece of red ribbon placed in his mouth will come to the rescue. The dragon symbolizes good luck and protection, while the turtle represents longevity and wisdom. The baby turtle on it's back represents new beginnings. A single person who is looking for love should display actual peonies, or a photo or wall hanging depicting peonies; the peony is a symbol of good fortune, particularly for women.

If you keep running into the same types of people or situations, or tend to make the same mistakes time and time again, there are ways of using this gua to cure romantic blunders:

  • If you consistently get involved with people who are afraid of commitment, remove all fragile, breakable items and crooked, unstable furniture from the Love Gua. Take two earthenware pottery bowls and place them next to each other on a sturdy surface. Leave them empty to encourage the surrounding energy to find something to fill them with; do not fill them with anything yourself until you've found love. Then, and ONLY then, fill them with matching plants.
  • If you are perpetually single or having difficulty finding a new partner, make sure the love section is free of any artwork depicting lone images. If there is, replace it with a picture of a romantic couple. Basically, nothing in this gua should stand by itself--you want the objects to always have a pair (unless it is a loveseat, then it‘s okay). Even a single chair can ward off love. Remove it. Even if your bed is not located in the love gua, check to make sure it is not against a wall. Placing one side of the bed against a wall leaves no room for an additional person to comfortably enter and exit.
  • If you've had your heart broken or been the unwitting victim of a love affair gone wrong, clear your love gua of triangular images such as diamonds, sunbursts and pyramids. Triangles give off very bad vibes and are not good feng shui. Again, even if your bed is not exactly located in the love section, it is still the main symbol of marriage and relationships. Position it so that the headboard is completely against a wall to encourage solidity and stability, otherwise unwelcome energy will be drawn into the room.
  • If you are a workaholic who never has time to go out and play, keep your love gua free of anything that represents work. The presence of exercise equipment, computers, bills, desks, filing cabinets, even calculators will bog you down. Replace these items with romantic objects that are aesthetically appealing to you, such as plush, velvet pillows or chenille throws in jewel tones (deep red, deep purple, etc.)
  • If you've been in the same relationship for a while and it's become a little boring, spice it up by airing out your love gua. Your furniture should not take up more than half of the space in this area, so if there is a large, cumbersome piece located here, move it to another section or another room altogether. Stimulate a monotonous sex life by placing rose-scented candles in the area and lighting them each night to add zest to your love life. Brighten up a dull sex life by stringing red, pink or white lights around the gua.

Remember, there are always options in life. You don't have to sit idly by and watch helplessly as events unfold. By utilizing the principles of feng shui decorating in your love gua, you have the power to alter a relationship's course.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Bella 

      9 years ago

      I love this article, thanks. Do you put the Love Stones in your bedroom in the love gua or outside in the garden? Your picture shows the Love Stones in the garden. I cannot put the stones in the garden in the love gua as t is inaccessible at the moment! Can I put it in the love gua inside the house instead?

    • profile image

      Coco 

      9 years ago

      by Right rear of the room, do you mean when you enter the bedroom? or the right rear of the bedroom in relation to the front door facing gua?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)