Welcome to the business and personal website of me, Jan Burch - aka Jan4insight - owner & practitioner of Geo-Glow Consulting. Call me a “Renaissance woman” > My business aims to be your go-to source for holistic energy work and intuitive readings. My creative side makes (and sells!) gorgeous one-of-a-kind handcrafts and fabulously colorful print-on-demand gifts and more. Here at my site, you can find me on the Web, order a reading, learn more about my energy work services, and check in with my occasional musings. Legal stuff: This site uses cookies, and some posts may contain affiliate links. Thank you very much.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Got Feng Shui? A Bit About the Ba-Gua

The Ba-gua, or Eight Directions, is one the more fundamental concepts in Feng Shui and all of the Chinese arts. This colorful design is my painterly interpretation of the Feng Shui Ba-Gua, which is said to have developed from divinatory practices using tortoise shells. I find it fascinating that he wisdom encoded in the Ba-Gua became the foundation for all of the Chinese arts - and it began with a tortoiseshell: 

I used a variety of real-life and digital painting techniques to create these stunning images, with a classic arrangement of the trigrams and color choices guided by the Black Hat School of Feng Shui. These are just two of the products in my Feng Shui-inspired Zazzle store, TheElementalHome*, which I opened earlier this year -- thereby fulfilling my dream of combining my artwork with my passion for Feng Shui. Do check it out! And read more about the Traditional Bagua plus the Black Hat version in the article at the link. It's one of the superlative articles I've been writing for SFGate.com in my new gig as a writer for DemandMedia. 


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