At the center
of the bagua lies the Tai Chi. This is an area of Yin and Yang, a place for achieving wholeness through the harmony of opposites, the place where masculine meets feminine. It is an area of personal healing and awareness of the need for change. This area is the core of the room, and takes away any stress that could potentially be formed through conflicting symbols in the other eight gua. This is a great area for meditating, and it should be decorated with religious symbols or anything else that inspires your spirit.Creativity & Children
-- (middle right) METAL
If you work in a creative field such as graphic design, illustrating or advertising, you will benefit from enhancing this section. This gua should be filled with color (particularly whites and pastels), light and other sources of inspiration. A beautiful picture or set of books that inspire your creative juices should be placed in this area. Creativity and children are grouped together in the bagua because we are all at our most imaginative when we are children, before the structure and closed-mindedness of society shuts down our creativity.Skills & Knowledge
-- (front left) EARTH
If the room you're decorating is your office, either at work or at home, this is the gua you want to focus on the most. Keep this area well lit to represent your inner illumination and, since it is ruled by the element earth and shades of blue-green keep freshly potted plants around.Career & Life Path
-- (front middle) WATER
This is the section to focus on if you are embarking on a new career or life path. Water is representative of the unstoppable flow of life, so aquariums work great in this gua. You can also place pictures of the ocean, sand in a bottle souveniers, or seashells collected from the seashore in this area. Incorporate dark tones, such as black, into this area wherever possible.Helpful People & Travel
-- (front right) METAL
When making upcoming travel plans, or when you are in need of a guiding hand to help lead you out of sticky situations, it is a good idea to enhance this area of the room. This section helps you become more synchronized with your life. Because metal is the element of the Helpful People and Travel gua, and grey is the color that rules this space, it helps to put a grey or silver (preferably metal) box in this section. Helpful people are often seen as "guardian angels", so some practitioners of feng shui will place a prayer of thanks or prayer note in the metal box. Using the box to thank the world (or God, Allah, your higher power or higher consciousness) for the blessings you already have helps to attract into your world the blessings you are still in need of. Like attracts like, remember?
Through the practices of feng shui, we can start living in alignment with the universal energies surrounding us at all times.