April 26 New Moon. Be The Change.

“…do not look outside yourself for the leader.”
– an unnamed Hopi elder, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona

April 26 new moon, the Snake with its penchant for change portends that you lessen your suffering when you let go of your skin. With unprecedented government strategies curbing the freedom of many, the hour is NOW to be the change you wish to see in the world. Pull out your “shape shifter” super power, it catalyzes simple truths to unfold in perfect timing. Know your garden. Create your community. Let your attitude shape shift the moment into love. The unnamed Hopi Elder says it best and with great compassion.

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, NOW you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly. 

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. 

The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do NOW must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
– an unnamed Hopi elder

Chinese summer is here and the plants stop their growth to produce. Discover what is budding on the branch for you with these cosmic bits. Rat: this month you will experience equal parts misfortune and auspiciousness. Your wealth luck is good but you are advised not to speculate. Be on the look out for being cheated. Your career may development smoothly and there may even be pleasant surprise. Ox: your luck is steady and getting better. There is smooth progress with your career and good news can be expected. Be congenial at work. Try not to bully others with your power but provide guidance and be a mentor at work. Tiger: it is an Mutually Offensive month. Your endeavors may not be smooth and likely uncertain. In fact they could deteriorate. Watch out for money loss and traffic accidents. Rabbit: your luck is improving and helpful people are here to aid you. If you get a boon, be mindful. Don’t go spending it on the first shiny trinket you see. Keep from leveraging your assets in the hope that you will get bigger returns. Stay in touch with your health, checking your body routinely. And do not set up circumstances that is a breeding ground for arguments. Dragon: this is a month of abundant wealth and blessings as well as auspicious luck in your business endeavors. Good time to start a new project, like a business or make an investment. In the area of romance  you might find yourself tying the knot. Snake: auspiciousness and misfortune go hand in hand. Watch out for disasters such as traffic accidents. Those with higher authority, officials should be mindful, “Arrogance attracts criticism, modesty receives compliments.” Horse: with the support of a benefactor your career goals are within reach and your business prospects look promising. For the woman Horse your health is not at its best. For the man Horse do not lust or disasters may result. Ram: this is a month of happiness and sorrow. When life presents adversity, keep your cool and don’t blame yourself. Prepare yourself, something is in the making, then you will be ready for it. Monkey: it’s a good time to make an investment. If you are purchasing stock, it is advised to be conservative than taking an aggressive approach. Be on the look out for scoundrels showing up at your doorstep. Don’t share your personal secrets with someone you don’t know well or trust those who do not deserve your trust. Rooster: you are in a Three Harmony month. All your endeavors will be running smoothly. Your financial luck will take the shape of gain from your investments. Stay industrious at work while modifying your behavior to keep  your loved one happy. Dog: your luck is changing for the better and your endeavors are moving along nicely with helpful people to aid you. Your financial luck is stabilized too. Avoid gossiping. In romance, you may quarrel with your love. Husband and wife may have spats too. Pig: the luck of this month is confrontational. Don’t let your guard down. Your projects may not go as expected such as signing contracts. Too much prolonged distress may result in illness. You are advised to perform the “Inhale Exhale Breathing Exercise” every morning and evening. If you request a cure from this forecast, I will ask you to honor the red envelope tradition. Have a great month, Zodiac friends! 

Thank you to Khadro Crystal Chu, Black Sect Esoteric Buddhist Feng Shui for yourunfailing command of Feng Shui and Chinese metaphysics.

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Polishing The Mirror

“As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner.”
– Rumi

With tonight’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebration I am reminded of the tens of thousands who venture out of doors to dine on moon cakes, drink wine with loved ones and pay homage to their ancestors. I too have worshipped the moon as I held my sake cup up high to the sky at the Portland Japanese Garden. In ancient China women would bring out water-filled basins to absorb the perfectly round moon used to purify their homes when they cleaned. This gentle influence can pull an entire ocean from shore to shore. And because of its power, it has been collected for centuries to remove heat from an angry heart or clear a furrowed brow of confusion.

Like the water basin filled by the moon, mirrors can also be filled–sometimes it is the moon’s yin essence, sometimes the sun’s vitality, yet it is always filled with intention. A “programed” mirror can create soft words between partners, pull water over a bed to attract more money or flip an oppressive building upside down. Understanding how this esoteric magic works has largely remained untapped. If you desire to understand the transcendental nature of your mirror cure or if you are a first time seeker of Feng Shui, the following wisdom may give you a greater appreciation for an ordinary mirror.

Mirrors Help Us Release Judgement “The Mirror is an ancient Buddhist symbol for clarity, completeness of perception and purity of consciousness. A mirror reflects a thing objectively but what we see in the mirror is not the thing itself. Because the object is not seen directly, it may be seen more accurately – more clearly, without judgement and with great perspective. This can lessen the tendency to see a thing as fixed or solid and encourage better understanding. The mirror or perception, more effectively propels the mind toward insight and compassion than mere argument or lecture.”
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Mirrors Fill With Whatever Is Before Them A mirror has no color, no image and can fill itself with whatever is before it. This “empty” nature is what makes it possible. Take an object like a vase of red flowers and it becomes the flowers and the vase. Take it away and place a bowl of oranges and it becomes the fruit. We, humans, are also capable of reflecting what is before us. However we may not be conscious of the effect of the content of what fills us. Often this leads to unhappiness and limitations.

Mirrors Give Us Insight Looking into the mirror’s reflective surface reminds us of the impermanence of nature and bends the limitations of our thinking. We may experience a sudden insight that the thing is not good nor bad, not beautiful nor ugly. And we begin to see ourselves in the same way and embrace our true nature.

Polish The Mirror In Your Heart Sprinkling your day with meditation, spiritual breathing, chanting a mantra, for example, Om Mani Padme Hum, and taking walks, help you shift from a busy mind into focused perception. These precious, out-of-time still moments create a direct path to living deeper in your heart. The stillness polishes your mind and with your intention refreshed, your wish projects into the mirror and beyond the wall on which it rests, expanding all possibilities and opportunities.

Mirrors

  • Bagua mirrors protect everything that are behind them. Most often they are hung outside to protect everything within. Their power rests in the power of the eight trigrams, the five elements and theory of yin and yang.
  • Convex Mirrors widen an area of view, they broaden the scope of an adjustment creating an array of possibilities.
  • Concave Mirrors widen an image and soften a potential threat such as a knife-edge or an oncoming road.
  • Sun Moon Mirrors create balance that is represented by yin and yang, night and day, the moon and the sun. This universal balance of light can create clarity, cultivate good judgement, keep you safe and strengthen your prosperity. When life gets a little frenetic, this mirror can be like the ocean–calm, steady, rhythmic and pure.

What I have discovered about our homes is that creating a heart healthy space leads to peace and contentment. The bedroom is where it begins. Start with my complimentary pdf: 27 Bedroom Concepts To Maximize Your Health, Happiness and Peace of Mind. Design your space to your best advantage. Subscribe to my blog and special offers. You’ll receive this valuable Feng Shui Guide as a thank you gift.

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September 1 New Moon I Be True To Yourself

“Impossible is not a declaration, it’s a dare.”
–Muhammad Ali

September 1 new moon, the high stepping Rooster with his vermillion crest and forthright manner strode onto the Zodiac main stage. Divine creature that calls in the new dawn, Rooster lives up to his colorful attitude as well as his honest nature as expressed by the ancient scholar, Tian Rao. “The five virtues of the Rooster…. The Rooster dons a crimson cap, a mark of literary sophistication! It claws its enemies, what martial prowess! It calls to its cohorts when food is available, a creature of compassion! It fights to the death with its nemesis, what bravery! And it never fails to keep time, a trustworthy soul.” What is unique about rooster is its ability to keep time for humans which leads the Chinese to the conclusion there is a divine spark in the rooster that makes it capable of this unique task.”

The great Ali portrayed many of Rooster’s exceptional characteristics with authenticity being his most outstanding trait. He leaves a legacy for us all, “be true to yourself’”. For when you stand true to your heart nothing is impossible and the grit built from your integrity is the foundation for manifesting your dreams.

Develop your character and your future will be guaranteed. But strategizing is always a plus. Let the stars help. Rat: your luck this month will be uneven. Take a conservative approach to all your endeavors. Refrain from sexual misconduct and entering establishments offering sensual pleasure. Be mindful of your speech and behavior because hasty conduct attracts catastrophes. Ox: it’s a Three Harmony Month!!! Your luck is on a high. You will find prosperity, experience an increase in your fame, wealth will come easily and your happiness will be doubled. In your career you will be acknowledged for your efforts. Entrepreneurs will enjoy much success. Tiger: disasters and obstacles have dissipated. Planning will be smooth with your endeavors achieving success. Beware of minor money loss. Watch out for gossips and crisis. Remain cautious, be conservative and keep a low profile. Rabbit: dear friend you are in Direct Conflict this month. Avoid aggressive individuals and be mindful of quarreling. Refrain from sexual misconduct and entering establishments offering sensual pleasure. If you experience depression then perform the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist “Nine Step Breathing”. Dragon: a time of harvest and plenty. Helpful People are about, take advantage of this lucky opportunity. Not only is your career on the upswing, people will take notice of you. Beware of troubles caused by sexual misconduct. Lead a clean and righteous life otherwise disasters may befall you. Snake: it’s a Three Harmony Month and you will experience peace and happiness in your family. Your career will glide on the waters of abundance. If you establish a new business or take a trip abroad, both will be profitable. If offered to go into a joint venture, go with the flow and take it rather than rejecting it. Horse: a month of “Mutual Offense”. Do things in a principled manner to avoid the risk of prosecution. Theft may come to your doorstep, valuables could be lost and there is a possibility of a traffic accident. Have your wits about you. Ram: don’t be surprised if the month has some volatility so welcome the smooth parts when they arrive. Keep calm and carry an attitude of steadiness. Do not let your emotions rule your life. Be careful of traffic accidents. Perform the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist “Driving Safety Cure”. Monkey: Helpful People are all around to aide you. You will enjoy good interpersonal relationships. It”s a month to stay on track with your work and be conservative with your expenditures. You may experience “Peach Blossom Luck”” do not let it go unchecked and develop into sexual misconduct. Rooster: your luck fluctuates this month with as much misfortune and auspiciousness. Be mindful of money loss, arguments in the family and marital trouble. You are advised to recite “The White-Robe Kuan-Yin mantra” in the morning and at night. Dog: this is the “Most Confrontational” month. There may be family disputes, money loss and illness. It is not wise to go into business partnerships with others. Practice patience and do not be led by negative emotions. Perform the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist “Nine Step Breathing” in the morning and at night. Pig: best advice is to be still, observe what is going on around you and don’t make any hasty decisions. If you have considered marriage you may just take the next step. If you request a cure from this forecast, I will ask you to honor the red envelope tradition. Have a great month, Zodiac friends! 

In China Feng Shui practitioners paint a red Rooster on the walls of a house for protection from fire or a white one to safeguard the home from demons.

Thank you to Khadro Crystal Chu, Black Sect Esoteric Buddhist Feng Shui for your unfailing command of Feng Shui and Chinese metaphysics.

Have you decided this will be your year? “Boldness has genius”…start with one hour of Feng Shui A La Carte. Think of it as a fairy godmother for your house.

What I have discovered about our homes is that creating a heart healthy space leads to peace and contentment. The bedroom is where it begins. Start with my complimentary pdf: 27 Bedroom Concepts To Maximize Your Health, Happiness and Peace of Mind. Design your space to your best advantage. Subscribe to my blog and special offers. You’ll receive this valuable Feng Shui Guide as a thank you gift.