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.

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.

Year Of The Fire Rooster. Craft The Ultimate 2017.

“As the new year energy crosses your threshold there is a moment of transition, a pause, which will be an opportunity to place inspiration and good fortune on your path. Seize the moment.”
– Marina Lighthouse

Engaging, charismatic, compassionate and enthusiastic, the fearless Fire Rooster steps onto the zodiac stage January 28, 2017. Be prepared to awaken to your divine spark. This year you will be inclined to gather around the home fires, where you draw upon your insight, feel the succor of intimacy, quiet your busy mind with solitude and as the indigo night descends, harmonize with your family and friends.

Facing an uncertain year, cultivating diligence, reliability and strength stabilizes the ups and downs. We see these qualities in the crimson-capped proud Rooster who performs his diurnal dawn patrol. Flying to the highest peak, proudly throwing out his chest and with his kikeriki seizing the rosy dawn, he motivates his comrades to take charge of the day. The Chinese believe it is the Rooster’s crow that loosens the divine spark within us. A spark that awakens the virtues of courage, perseverance, efficiency, generosity and punctuality.

Inventing solutions that create a break through in energy renewal, real estate, construction, high tech, textiles, communication and entertainment will receive the green light. This is the year to emulate the Rooster’s virtues of commitment and hard work to get the payoff you desire.

Wasting energy in this reality-show-kind-of-year is not what you will find the Fire Rooster doing. Fire atop Metal is Fire conquering Metal. You will see drama, possible explosions, perhaps witness bigger than life conflict. However don’t let yourself be paralyzed by what is beyond your control. See the drama for what it is–a reshuffling of an old paradigm that is going extinct. In your personal life walk away from what no longer serves you.

Make this a year of balance between achieving your goals, living your values and enjoying your life when you seize the moment to craft the ultimate 2017. I encourage you to think outside your usual strategies and goal setting. Be generous with yourself: create moments of peace, seconds of hope, hours of stability and days of flexibility. For these are the building blocks of self-love and true happiness. When you take care of yourself, you can give to others. I have created the 2017 Fire Rooster Playbook of Feng Shui strategies that I believe will invite good fortune over your threshold and good luck into your home.

Position Yourself On Solid Ground. – Improve Your Feng Shui
Your front door, bed, desk and stove are populated with your energy and your family’s. Because these areas receive lots of use, their placement and condition is important to your well-being. Here are some Feng Shui guidelines you may have forgotten or did not know. If you do not use the front door, it can cause a sense of suffocation in the house. And you will lack health Ch’i, wealth Ch’i and all kinds of Ch’i. Open your front door once or nine times a month. If shoes clutter the entrance, this attracts chaos. Purchase a cute cubby to arrange your well-heeled foot gear and start the year on the right foot. If you are prone to headaches or find you get overlooked at work, brighten your entry with the maximum wattage that won’t blow a fuse. Visualize you are receiving recognition for your outstanding job. Your stove represents how you attract money. A microwave, over your stove oppresses your wealth Ch’i. Remove it or place a 3″ round mirror on the hood, over the stove to lift up the hood. Lack of command at the bed and desk can create an inability to see both opportunity and trouble coming. You miss out on support and good advice. “Command position” places you where you can see what is coming through the door and take charge of your affairs. Nurture your partnership with a headboard, it connects the two sides of the bed and you and your partner. 

Pay It Forward – Do Kind Deeds
If you do nothing else, this is the adjustment to perform. It comes from His Holiness, Grandmaster Lin Yun and it’s a great secret to a successful life: perform a good deed every day. By helping another person, you shift, not only their reality, but yours as well. A kind deed will improve your luck, lift your esteem and change your circumstances. This creates an opportunity to place good fortune on your path. For emphasis do nine good deeds a day and if you need a boost, perform twenty seven good deeds in one day. But remember that your sincerity is the most important part.

Awaken To Wholeness – Perform Sacred Rituals
BSTB Feng Shui ceremonies are an integral part of beginning anew. They remove the dust of past deeds, attune our hearts, call out our appreciation of the inner space and bestow blessings on what is to come. Taking time to prepare the ground of our home allows what is to come to fully materialize.

Bad Luck Cure: If an entire household is troubled by lots of inauspicious events, do the following: Buy a new black pen and red paper. Or purchase cinnabar ink and buy yellow paper. Cut a circle in 3 inches to 5 inches in diameter. In Chinese or English, write, “One good deed wards off one thousand evil spirits.” Place the charm in a conspicuous location. Complete with the Three Secrets Reinforcements (red envelopes requested for the Three Secrets Reinforcements).

Enact New Year Ceremonies – Invite Prosperity And Fortune
Cultural Chinese Lunar New Year Eve ceremonies: The Five Fold Happiness http://shenmenfengshui.com/articles/the-meaning-behind-chinese-lunar-new-year/

Join the party January 28, 2017. Besides making a “lucky eight” foods dinner, perform BSTB ceremonies to bless your home and invite good fortune. Revel in “Welcoming the Wealth Gods” into your home. Delight in peeling away bad luck during “the Golden Cicada” ceremony and jump up for joy when you throw the orange peel as the clock strikes 12:00 a.m. during “Changing the Ch’i…You will receive these + two bonus cures in the “Three Lucky Feng Shui Secret Traditions Packet”+ Two Bonus Cures and the Three Secret Reinforcements. The packet is normally $36. I have discounted to $27 + nine red envelopes. My way of saying, “Thank you!” Payment by check and red envelopes need to arrive at my doorstep by January 19, 2017 to ensure your mailing will arrive in time. Contact me: bette@shenmenfengshui.com for details. 

Set Your Intentions – Make Known What Is In Your Heart.
When making Feng Shui adjustments to your home, visualize your intention for the cure. Calm your mind and see as many details as possible and create the process from beginning to end. This allows the cure to be more real. All things are created twice. First we create something in our minds, then we find a way to bring our creation into the third dimension. The clearer we can visualize our intention the more easily it is to bring it in. What is held in your heart is so powerful that even if you make a mistake with pronunciations or hand gestures the intention and visualization is still more powerful. Intention is always more powerful than form. As long as your intentions are clear your cures will work.

Carry The Animal Talisman For The Year – Offset Bad Luck.
The theory behind getting a new charm every year is that buying something new symbolizes a fresh start and new opportunities are coming your way. The ancient Chinese did not celebrate Christmas, but instead the Spring Festival which celebrates the importance of family. During the two week festival beginning at Chinese Lunar New Year they give little gifts for good luck. In the Year of the Fire Rooster, it is Dragon who is Rooster’s good friend, for it is said when Rooster and Dragon come together “the joy of this encounter is enough to offset any bad luck that the year may harbor.” As a transcendental cure: carry a three dimensional representation of a Dragon (made of boxwood, porcelain, bone or jade) with you during the year, either in your pocket, purse, on your wrist or around your neck.

Wan Shi Ru Yi – May Everything Go As You Wish!
H.H. “Professor” Lin Yun’s commentary on the 2005 Rooster year still applies today. He urges to keep the five virtues (literate, courageous, compassionate, trustworthy and punctual) of Rooster close at heart and to teach it to one’s young. Encourage them to be reliable and true to their word, to be fearless and to be devoted to their jobs. Encourage them to sober up as the Rooster announces the coming of dawn. However tumultuous the times, however great the setback, one needs to be encouraged to work hard and work one’s way out of the problems we face – hopefully this will be a productive year for all. 

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.

July 4 New Moon I Keep Calm And Believe In Yourself

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

July 4 New Moon Ram’s energy is a contrast in calm to the rapid fire Monkey year. The 8th animal of the Zodiac brings a gentler expression to the constellations. Easy going, content, gentle, family loving and peaceful, Goat is also imaginative.

And there lies magic! George Lucas’ cool, beautiful, ram-horn-coifed, Princess Leia conjures up Ram power at its zenith of refinement. With her blanc de chine robes and complexion, Leia’s larger-than-life, compassionate, sensitive, nurturing, rebel princess image reminds us that character expressed as calm is a super power and has unseen strength. Perhaps this lunar month we all can be inspired by Princess Leia and Ram. Post a note on your refrigerator to remind yourself to feel at peace and cultivate your imagination. Watch for evidence of ‘believing in yourself’, it can make anything happen, in at least destroy the Death Star of doubt.

What does this lunar month hold for your Chinese Zodiac animal? Whatever the forecast, keep calm and believe in yourself. Rat: you are in Most Confrontational relationship this month and your luck is not good. You tend to overdo, rushing around, wasting your efforts and have nothing to show for it. If you experience an illness, seek medical attention immediately. Do not visit those persons who are suffering from bereavement nor meddle in other people’s affairs. Do not travel, invest or make real estate purchases. Ox: poor health may be in the cards. Scoundrels may cause you harm. There is the potential for traffic accidents, money loss and other unexpected disasters. Contracts may not go as you intended. Changes will backfire and beware of family quarrels. Perform the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui “Driving Safety Cure”. Tiger: good month where efficiency runs high. Your money-luck is fair. Pay attention, situations are like a revolving door. Take precautions when traveling and perform the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui “Walking On Red Carpet Cure”. Rabbit: this is an auspicious Three Harmony month. Go for what you want, the momentum will bring about success. Your money-luck is smooth; fame and the ability to acquire attention and status is good. On the other hand watch for minor illnesses, small disasters and pay attention to the security of doors and entrances. Dragon: this is a Mutually Offensive month, there will be as much sadness and joy. Money-luck is fair. Stay put and remain conservative in your dealings. Your love life may experience a change. Keep rational and calm, relationships are predestined and cannot be forced upon. Snake: luck of the month is auspicious and smooth. Your money-luck will be fair. Business and planning will work out well. Best to maintain a low profile and be modest. Refrain from boosting and acting egotistic then you will have a greater degree of success in your relationships. Horse: it is a Six Harmony month where luck, fame, status, profits and fortune arrive. With friends and family there may be illness or accidents. Carry nine pieces of orange peel when visiting the sick. Good news comes from far lands, accept, do not let it go. Ram: you will experience both anxieties and joy. Your fortune will be good but be cautious not to spend it on extravagant items. Think things through three times before taking action and apply the appropriate amount of effort based on your strength and limitations. Be helpful to those who need it. Monkey: it is an auspicious month and your endeavors will be rewarded. But there is a caveat be on the watch for deceptive scoundrels who gossip. There may be health issues so seek medical attention if you get sick. Be sure to stay away from death Ch’i. Rooster: health and happiness are on the rise with peace and tranquility in abundance in your physical and mental capacities. At work you will receive recognition and be appreciated. Work to maintain harmonious relationships with business partners as well as kind to subordinates. Dog: this is a Mutually Offensive month where luck is not good nor auspicious. You may lose personal property. Pay attention to disputes at work. Arguments can be potentially harmful to business cooperation. Pay attention to your physical and mental health, focus on tranquility and calm. Perform nine good deeds a day to offset the bad luck. Pig: business, wealth and career will be smooth. You are in a “Peach Blossom Luck” phase and will get attention from the opposite sex. Extend your time to your family and have open-hearted communication. If you meet up with dispute, make concessions to avoid complications. If you request a cure from this forecast, I will ask you to honor the red envelope traditionHave a great month, Zodiac friends! 

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.