Feng Shui Tips That Keep Your Head Above Water

“Never bend your head. Always hold it up high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
– Helen Keller

October 20 new moon, curious, passionate, humanitarian Pig stepped onto the horizon. Amazingly patient and strong willed, they root through challenges without fear. When they put their mind onto a troublesome situation they stay with it until resolved. A shui (water) animal their keen resilience and survival instincts help them persevere in difficult situations.

Natural disasters have overwhelmed our trust in the future but we have a champion to lead us into new territory. A super curious zodiac sign, develop your super power of curiosity, in particular, the pursuit of new knowledge (a favorite Pig pastime). Look around. Look under the rocks. Creative people are making positive change with inventions that are of service to humanity. Compassion and commitment are calling upon us to make a difference. Will you accept the challenge? Enjoy the month!

Chinese winter will begin November 7. Nourish your Ch’i until February 16, 2018 (Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog) with Feng Shui tips that keep your head above water.

Stay hydrated. Eat dark foods like black beans, black sesame seeds and black walnuts. Include foods from water like fish, shellfish, seaweed and kelp. Eat soup or drink broth. The Kidney is your natal battery and the root that fulfills your deepest needs: survival and reproduction. When Kidney Ch’i is strong, you are clear and able to articulate your thoughts and feelings. Life’s transitions are more easily processed.

Address stress in your life. Kidney Ch’i becomes easily depleted by stress. Practice any one of the following: Tai Ch’i, Qigong, yoga and meditation. Making time for water activities like a quiet bath will benefit your Kidney Ch’i and restore your equilibrium.

Confront life situations where you are fearful. Fear is the lower emotion of Water/Kidney Ch’i. Journal daily. Examine where you feel you need to be right. Make a commitment to live consciously and in the present moment.

Balance rest with work and daily activities will boost your vitality. Adequate sleep nourishes your Kidney Ch’i. Arrange the Feng Shui in your bedroom to help your body let down and rejuvenate. Place your bed in command position to the bedroom door. Remove unnecessary electrical equipment to eliminate electromagnetic energy. Choose bed linen colors that are health sustaining like green and soft blue.

Add nine plants to your front entry. Plants are life force and vivify your Ch’i. In Feng Shui, the front door, the mouth of Ch’i, represents your career, reputation, Helpful People and health. 

Chinese winter “Li Dong” begins November 7. Celebrate with dumplings and if you eat meat, prepare a dish of chicken, duck or fish. As you make ready for the cold months that lie ahead, this astrology guide can help you in your decisions and actions. Rat: you will worry as much as you are joyful. Be mindful of being overly proud and refrain from being arrogant in the happy occasions in your life. Don’t be greedy. Stay clear of gossip and dispute. Ox: this is a mutual offensive month. All your endeavors will be one step short of success. Examine your motives if you are being competitive or overly calculating. Stay away from gossip. Focus on relaxing your mind and you will be free, free to attract what you desire. Tiger: this is an auspicious month of three harmony. The stars are favoring your every move. Be humble and amicable, know your place and be content. By keeping your restraint in check and exerting caution, you will attract luck, peace and auspiciousness in all areas of your life. Rabbit: this is a six harmony month, you have lots of lucky stars guiding you. Helpful People will be at your side. You will have good timing and opportunities. Peach Blossom Luck is favored with the opposite sex, be mindful it does not turn into Peach Blossom Menace. Dragon: this is a “direct conflict” month and luck is scarce. Look around, stay aware, be cautious and mindful in your transactions.  Watch out for scoundrels. Stay away from gossip and rumors so as not to be blamed for something you did not do. Snake: there is an undercurrent flowing beneath the smooth surface. Accept negative circumstances with grace. Don’t blame yourself for circumstances. If you are suspicious of others it will be counterproductive. Avoid quarrels with your beloved this creates a vacuum for a third party. Horse: there may be unfortunate circumstances embedded in good fortune but don’t lose heart. Take care of your personal relationships. You will feel more supported. Don’t over think as it will cause worries about gains and losses. Ram: your plans are not going you planned. In your personal relationships try not to read too much into the behavior of the other. Relax and go with the flow. Watch for disasters. Host a celebration to ward off inauspicious events. Monkey: exercise caution with your money and finances. If you are seeking new friendship, be selective. Be patient when you face adverse situations. Rooster: the luck of the month is “mutually offensive”. Events in your life do not go smoothly. You may end up taking the blame, avoid that attitude. There is interpersonal disharmony among those you work with and your family. When you have confrontations, chant The Heart Calming Mantra. Dog: prosperity will be high this month where money is coming from common and uncommon sources. Try to hold on to it, you need not spend it because you have it. Don’t start gossip and don’t get involved with it. Pig: your luck is not favored this month. You will find not all of your plans will go as you expected. With your partner you may find your relationship has stalled. Be patient. This month don’t get trapped by details and lose sight of the big picture. 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 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.

New Year’s, Start With A Tiger In Your Tank!

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“It is your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
Tony Robbins

Strong willed and confident, the Tiger isn’t one to stop and smell the roses, quite the opposite, energetic and determined, they are skilled in persistence that helps them stand out as leaders. A frank personality and willing to speak their truth, they gain others’ trust readily, both personally and in the public arena. 

The Year of the Fire Rooster provides fertile ground for Tiger to expand their career territory. With the blessing of many stars luck will unfold and be smooth. There will be joyous celebrations in the household. However Tiger needs to be aware of one unlucky star that may take them into the court room with lawsuits and legal entanglements. Best to start the year right with an abundance of good deeds to offset any unpropitious energy the zodiac may cast.

Every year at the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Tiger leaps with one powerful bound onto the Zodiac horizon. Tiger can offer its determination and indomitable strength to help you persevere as you find your momentum. But if you can’t find your traction, call on this big cat’s super power of persistence to see you through a project, devise an agenda, develop a strategy or devote passion to your dream. You cannot miss when you have a tiger in your tank.

The sky is vast with an abundance of stars to help you navigate the many possibilities available, find out what the galaxy has in store for you in this month of the Tiger. Rat: building your merits will pay off in good results. Considering performing a good deed a day. Do not be a guarantor nor walk alone at night. Be industrious and you can build a promising career and future. Ox: your fortune is highlighted and you will have strong wealth luck. Fame and profit will be on the forefront. You may feel anxious but take a calm attitude. Tackle your problems only as they arrive. Tiger: there is ease with your career with many favorable opportunities coming your way. Be cautious of accidents. If you travel aboard, perform “Walking On The Red Carpet” cure before as you leave your home. Rabbit: Chinese Lunar New Year is in the same month so participate in all the festivities. Seize the opportunity to host a big celebration in your home. If you travel, search for favorable opportunities. Dragon: seize good career opportunities. Travel with family (like a trip to Mexico) and relax. Don’t quibble. There is a saying, “Prosperity derives from harmonious families.” Snake: luck of the month is Mutually Offensive. Be cautious and be patient. You might suffer minor financial loss so pay close attention to expenditures. Beware of robbery. When having health issues do not hesitate to seek medical advice. Horse: the start of the year all things are refreshed. Earnestly plan for your career and life matters. Limit your social activities and beware of your health. Turn your attention to creating happiness and harmony within your home. Spend more time communicating with your niece. Ram: as the new year begins, write out your annual plan and execute it by adhering to well a established agenda. Look at what is realistic and idealistic and choose the former. In the area of romance take it slow to keep the good connection flowing. Monkey: the luck of the month is not smooth but you can turn this around by performing the BTB Feng Shui  “The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell” secret cure on Chinese New Year’s eve. Exercise caution in everything you do and think thrice (“Swallow Your Saliva” nine times) before you take action. Rooster: this month do not venture into affairs. Maintain the status quo. Cut back on traveling and social activities. Exercise what is good for your physical and mental well-being. Focus on relaxation to eliminate worries. Do not brood over what you have no control of. Dog: everything is new and fresh. Keep the home fires and social interpersonal relationships on a even keel by performing the BTB Chinese New Year ceremonies, “The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell”; “Welcoming The Wealth God” and ”Changing The Ch’i Of The House…” to insure good luck for the year. Pig: your luck is favorable but your ideas may run out of steam towards the end of the lunar month. “Clearly understand your limitations and do what you can.” Do not run your energy down with doing too much which brings on anxiety and stress.

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 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.

December 28 New Moon. Are You Willing To Make Lemonade?

“Life keeps throwing me lemons because I make the best lemonade…”
King James Gadsden

There were some lemons in 2016!  But we have the opportunity to make up for those and manifest big at the December 28 new moon. It is a powerful, manifesting moon and the last new moon before the Chinese Lunar New Year, January 27, 2017. Three big positive themes are waiting for your enthusiasm and ecstatic participation. Are you willing to make lemonade?

Surrender To peace, to love, to your Source within. Ask for help. Allow yourself to receive help. Don’t turn down the gifts offered to you. With all the giving you do this creates balance.

Make lemonade We are dealt a hand of cards, but the key is not the cards you receive but how you deal with them that will bring the results you desire. Remember you deserve to be loved and deserve goodness. When you amp up your worthiness your life becomes more peaceful.

Break free At the snap of your fingers what one thing would you change? Switch careers? End a relationship? Change an eating habit? Breaking free of old patterns is an empowerment resolution. You have options and you have the strength to do it.

I am grateful to Doreen Virtue for the power themes he shared in her December 26-January 1, 2017 weekly oracle card reading. I felt a call-to-action to share them. I want you to feel the exhilaration of manifestation and there is no better time than the December 28 new moon.

[During the Chinese Lunar New Year, a Feng shui good fortune cure is to display citrus in your home. However if you are looking to implement citrus in your environment besides displaying it, here is a cleansing recipe you can use now and all year long.]

My mission is to help you empower your life. I have put together “Three Lucky Feng Shui Secret Traditions Packet”+ Two Bonus Cures and the Three Secret Reinforcements (body, mind, speech) to amplify your new year goals. $27 + nine red envelopes. Please remit by January 19, 2017 to receive these good fortune cures and ceremonies before Chinese Lunar New Year”s Eve. Contact me at: bette@shenmenfengshui.com to order.

Being the tail end of the year and Monkey and Ox don’t necessarily see eye to eye–look about before you walk or talk. One swish and the powerful Monkey may send you flying. Rat: it’s a six harmony month. Welcome happiness, good fortune and wealth. All operations will run smooth. Your investments will pay well. Do not visit the sick or the bereaved and watch your health. Ox: pay attention now to personnel arrangements in order that you aren’t caught in a dilemma later. Lend yourself to be generosity otherwise your energy and wealth will be compromised. Watch out for scoundrels working behind your back. Gain merits and offset bad luck of the month by doing a good deed a day. Tiger: be patient this month. Do not act on impulse especially where your investments are concerned. Watch out for scoundrels who may be ungracious and behave towards you with ingratitude. Perform the BTB “Avoiding Harmful People Cure”. Rabbit: what you give in time and energy may not be commensurate with what you receive. Try to work diligently without questioning and comparing and you will attain peace of mind. Dragon: the luck of the month is not good. Best to be careful, remain at home, be conservative and observe for when opportunity presents itself. When you make a profit from investments, retreat. Your luck will improve by the end of the month. Snake: it’s a “Three Harmony Month”. There is much joyful celebration in the family. “Do more good deeds for a family that accumulates merits is sure to enjoy an abundance of happiness.” Meditate and cultivate a a spiritual practice you will then have peace of mind. Horse: it is a “Confrontational month”. Your luck will be poor. Matters will come up that will have you feeling exhausted and aggravated. Perform BTB ceremony “The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell” at midnight on the new moon. Ram: be more careful than usual, your luck is not the best. Think your every step through three times and do not spend beyond your means. Be preventative in all your endeavors and cautious about your health including your attitude. Monkey: your endeavors are smooth and prosperous. Performing a good deed a day will be beneficial to your career and money luck. People may talk behind your back and there may be arguments. Pay attention, there may be illness and possibly small disasters. Rooster: luck of the month is “Three Harmony” and you are one happy bird! All lights are green. Your career will accelerate, helpful people will be at your side and your plans will take off. Make efforts to be harmonious in your relationships. Perform one good deed a day. Dog: it is a “Mutually Offensive month” you luck will be poor. Your business affairs will encounter road blocks and you may expect the unexpected. Be aware of scoundrels, moon loss, legal disputes and illness. Be amicable, that is what invites auspiciousness. Pig: helpful people will come to your aid and both work and relationships will be steady. Money luck is good and while your home and its inhabitants will will enjoy peace and auspiciousness. Do like the old saying, “There is no secret to handling matters but to be sincere and straightforward; there is only one advice to pass on to generations which is to remain kind and lenient.” 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 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.

November 29 New Moon I Seize The Cheese

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus

November 29 new moon the legendary Rat expertly sniffs his way onto the Zodiac stage. In the number one position of the Chinese Zodiac this rodent is a nose ahead when it comes to sizing up a situation and acting on it. Very social with a charming personality, Rat is curious, imaginative, has a great wit with an amazing memory which is perhaps why he/she is the most auspicious Chinese symbol for success and wealth. Rat can see the detail within detail and their heightened awareness makes them masters at seizing opportunity. This month borrow Rat’s super powerful x-ray vision and refine your sensibilities. With your polished sixth sense you’ll have the nose of a rat to seize the cheese. Carpe diem!

Start the new moon with a little sleuthing through the Chinese astrology forecast to find your animal protector and then be prepared to seize the cheese for you and your loved ones. Rat: your health may take a turn, seek immediate medical advice. Take precaution against theft and burglary, check your entrances and doors. Money could be lost. Overall be conservative in your dealings and do not begin any construction. Ox: much celebration!!! Expect lots of wealth and joy! But be careful when selecting a partner for a joint venture, there can be disharmony. Go for what you want and take advantage of opportunities, don’t hold back. Tiger: Helpful People abound. You will find you will receive twice the reward with half the effort. If you are on a job interview or making a long term business projection this will go smooth. Expect adversities to turn into blessings. If you decide to perform good deeds the merits gained will enable wealth and fortune to flow naturally to you. But beware of scoundrels talking behind your back. Rabbit: the month shows some less favorable conditions: money loss, traffic accident – pay attention to safety wherever you go. Perform the “Driving Safely Cure”. Do not travel this month if you do not need to. Dragon: this new moon brings a Three Harmony month. Expect auspiciousness, prosperity  and joyous celebrations. Your wealth and career are flourishing as well as your family financial situation is blooming. However beware of traffic accidents. Snake: “befriend those who exert good influence  on you and you will get the assistance of Helpful People.” Don’t talk about others and do not interfere in their business. Guard against unrighteous behavior from friends and relatives. Beware of accidents and be cautious, the energy is rife for being cheated and deceived. Horse: it is a “Direct Conflict” month. Your luck this new moon and your attitude will not be the best. You will encounter difficulties both inside and outside the household. It is advised to chant the White-Robe, Kuan-Yin mantra both morning and evening to help you feel calm and stable. Ram: “it is a confrontational month and your luck will be the worst of the year” so be passive, remain low key and practice patience. Your finances will be fair but be cautious about spending more than you earn. Monkey: “the sun has come out after days of rain.” Starting this new moon all your dealings and operations will be  joyous and satisfactory. Money luck will be good! Seize the day when it comes to your career or a relationship. Rooster: it is a “Mutually Offensive month” and your luck will not be the best. Helpful People will be at your side but exert forbearance in your words and your behavior. Observe the rules and regulations and remain enterprising. “Pay attention to your diet for illness finds its way by the mouth.” Dog: the sun is shining on your luck and it is running better. Whatever you  choose to do it will be supported. If you keep the faith and act with sincerity your career will climb. However monitor your expenses with your income, you would not want to find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Pig: “it will soon be the end of a bad year however do not let your guard down, misfortune has a tendency to escalate at the end.” In short be extremely careful in all that you do at the commencement of this new moon. 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 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.

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.

 

June 4 New Moon I Your Next Adventure

“Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver

This June 4 new moon take your precious life into your imagination and let it run the entire lunar month. The influences are keen for it. The clever Horse is energetic, quick, enthusiastic and loves an enterprise. The sparkling, creative Monkey likes to make things up as it goes and relishes making ingenious plans. Horse and Monkey are experts at thinking up new adventures. Make use of their charisma by taking some time from your schedule, “because it is important to attend to the well-being of your personal self…” (Abraham Hicks)

You can amplify your well-being and take advantage of what you desire to accomplish with these four things you can do everyday from Abraham Hicks.

Meditate 15 minutes everyday. Quiet your mind with the simple intention of allowing your cork to float.

Spend time in Nature. Go outside no matter what the weather and move around in it in appreciation of this planet. Look up and around and find things to acknowledge and talk about them right out loud. Such as when Esther walks through her garden and says to everything,“You are my favorite. You are my favorite bird in the tree, you are my favorite stone on the path, you are my favorite flower in bloom…”

Write in a notebook daily. You could call it, “My Book of Positive Aspects”. Fill it with three to five pages of positive aspects. Choose five different subjects and write on the positive aspects of each one. You are train your vibration into an upward place.

Look upward and acknowledge universal forces. Best if you do it outside or at a window. Acknowledge there are universal forces that are focused right at you. Acknowledge it by calling it by name. And then say, “I acknowledge that I am the object of your positive attention. And I am appreciating your continual gaze on behalf of my well-being. And today, no matter where I am, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing and no matter who I am doing it with, I will be in conscious awareness that you too are there with me. Appreciating me, supporting me, assisting me, acknowledging me, inspiring me, guiding me, having fun with me, helping me, aware of me, loving me, showing me, uplifting me…get into an endless loop of that acknowledgement. And watch what begins to happen.

To get into the spirit, I add the vitality of the rainbow colors to my wardrobe. A scarf is a quick lift. Something more permanent, like a wind sock at a corner eave, helps me drink in all the seven hues and sustains my energy.

What does this lunar month hold for your Chinese Zodiac animal? Read on and imagine your next adventure. Rat: you are in Direct Conflict with Horse. There will be obstacles and obscurity in your endeavors. There are prospects in love but be cautious in making any concrete decisions. Scoundrels may be about, perform the Avoiding Harmful People Cure (aka The Scoundrel Cure). Ox: this is a Mutually Offensive month. Remain passive and conservative. Avoid disputes and gossip. Be cautious of your health and do not invite trouble by lack of attention to matters. Tiger: this is a Three Harmony month. Auspiciousness is on its way. You may be promoted at work and advance in your career. The stars are favorable for buying real estate, making investments and going into partnerships. Your money luck and good and Helpful People are standing by ready to help. Rabbit: this is a Mutually Offensive month. There is as much good luck and there is misfortune. Do not be demanding, work hard and naturally you will see fruitful results. If you reach for something beyond your grasp, you may get nothing. The good news your luck will change towards the end of the lunar month. Dragon: it’s an auspicious month but still follow a routine and proceed with your affairs in an orderly manner. Refrain from acting rashly for mistakes can be made for overlooking details. Your money luck is very good. You are advised to purchase real estate and make investments. Snake: business planning and job searching will be fruitful. You will have an abundance of money and riches. Snake men should subside their lust for the opposite sex. Should you abide by this all will be at peace. Horse: this is a very favorable month to travel abroad or start a new business, make investments, purchase assets, establish partnerships and broaden your career. For both men and woman in relationships, marriage is a possibility. For young students you will reach scholastic advancement. Ram: it is a Six Harmony month when bad luck turns to good, life goes according to plan and good fortune comes to your doorstep. Joyous events will fill your household and you will be flush with success. During such an advantageous time, it is wise to pursue new business and opportunities. Monkey: there will be joyous celebrations, including possible weddings. The household is filled with happiness and auspiciousness. You may make investments, purchase real estate, take trips, sign contracts or set up new businesses. Rooster: luck of the month is Mutually Offensive. Be on the look out for those who are speaking behind your back, even betraying you and be watchful of traffic accidents. Perform the Avoiding Harmful People Cure (aka The Scoundrel Cure) and Driving Safety Cure. To avoid bad luck host a celebration in your home to offset the negative energy. Dog: this month’s fortune is on the rise. You will reap power, fame, status, money and profit. On the other hand to not push your luck or strive to interfere unnecessarily. You are advised to seek out interpersonal harmony, see the big picture and act in the interest of everyone. Pig: the sun has come out after many rainy days and so has your luck. Wealth is coming in through conventional and unconventional channels. Beware of scoundrels placing obstacles in your way and causing setbacks in your endeavors. Perform the Avoiding Harmful People Cure (aka The Scoundrel Cure). 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.

May 6 New Moon I Realizing Your Own Good!

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words.”
– Alfred Adler

New moons are invitations to create your own good. May 6 New Moon, Snake, the sixth animal of the zodiac, takes the spotlight. Snake’s steadying influence may offer order during this thrilling yet chaotic Fire Monkey ride. Both Monkey and Snake embody wisdom and native intelligence. Where Monkey may pounce on what immediately attracts its attention, Snake contemplates its strategy and when ready strikes to assure success. Realize your own good by aligning with the refined energy of Snake. As Yasha Jampolsky shares “thoughtful precise movement undertaken with grace will receive much support.” Here are seven action attributes to create “wise grace” and help you shape a successful month. 
• Eliminate unnecessary stress by slowing your movement down.
• Listen to your inner voice.

• Make situations that have gone off track right with deep thinking.
• Employ wisdom, not knee-jerk responses, to complete prolonged and difficult projects.
• Engage in metaphysics or study spirituality.
• Allow your intuition to expand.

• Look your best during Snake month and get noticed.

What does this lunar month hold for your Chinese Zodiac animal? Read on and realize what you can do for your own good. Rat: it’s a Six Harmony month. Helpful People are at your assistance “From within the family there breeds a hundred kinds of prosperity; from outside the house, there attracts a thousand ways of good fortune.” Ox: this is an auspicious month. The Star of Wealth is on the horizon. Jubilation and joy are ever present. Make use of favorable opportunities to invest, buy real estate, commence construction, sign contracts, relocate and travel abroad.  Tiger: this is a Mutually Offensive month. It is not advisable to make investments or purchase real estate, change jobs or move. If you are in love, something unforeseen may happen; if married potential for quarrels. The White-Robed Quan Yin mantra is advisable. Rabbit: it is a favorable month for money luck. Good time to purchase real estate, make investments or enter into joint ventures. You may have good fortune with relocation and taking trips abroad. Helpful People will come to your aid from far places. Dragon: bad luck has flown the coup. Expect prosperity to be readily available and Helpful People will come to your aid. Maintain a calm mind and peaceful disposition in all situations. Just go with the flow of things. Snake: expect both good and bad fortune. Though it seems money and profit are coming your way, you won’t be able to collect them. There is disharmony at home with disagreements. Perform the Twelve Zodiac Cure – a harmonious family leads to success. Horse: there may be sorrow hidden in happiness and beware of minor wealth losses. Don’t blame others, avid risky investments and don’t bet the farm. Ram: you will have new business opportunities and your investments may show returns. There is the potential for sickness so avoid individuals an institutions associated with death. Stay cautious, traffic accidents may be likely. Monkey: you are both in a Six Harmony and Mutually Offensive relationships. Expect a  lot of good luck with very little misfortune. Money luck is very good with your career progressing with ease. If there is an opportunity, don’t delay, seize it! Rooster: it’s an auspicious Three Harmony month with Helpful people at your side. You will experience accomplishment at work. Do not flash your wealth. Be cautious of theft. If you accumulate good deeds, fame and profit will come naturally. Dog: your luck is fair. If there is an opportunity to relocate or get a new job, but only do so only if the conditions are favorable to you. There may be turmoil in the family and disharmony with your friends. Speak less to avoid conflicts. Pig: luck of the month is in Direct Conflict. Be conservative in your actions and decision making. Do not make investments or purchase real estate. Do not get involved with joint ventures or take trips. Car accident, illness and money loss are potential hazards. You may experience mood swings. Practice the Six Stage Uplifting Ch’i. 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.

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April 7 New Moon I Dance With Dragon

With money, a dragon; without money, a worm.”
– an old Chinese expression
(Those in the West want to slay the dragon; in Hong Kong, they want to be the dragon.)

 As far back as 3000 BC, the Dragon has been revered and considered the most sacred of all animals. Dragons are regarded as descending from the Heaven realm. They are divine beasts of intense power, a Supreme Being amongst all creatures. It has the ability to live in the seas, fly up the heavens and lay coiled upon the land in the form of mountains. Being a divine, mythical animal, the Dragon, can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold his emblem. The Chinese Dragon is looked upon as the ultimate symbol of Good Fortune. It represents fertility, immortality, happiness, power and wealth.

Why be the dragon? Richard Bang’s Huffington Post article expressed that by acknowledging dragon’s fine power and firing it up, prosperity will surely find its way into your life and a larger goodness will prevail; a higher virtue will emerge and balance will permeate all your transactions. You will make a difference in yourself and with those with whom you come in contact with. The new moon is the best time to manifest (but you can cultivate the energy any time during the month). April 7  un-tap this divine beast within you and dance its truth.

Puzzled over how to attain prosperity? Start with these three highly regarded Feng Shui cures. 1) Deer is deeply connected to prosperity and often replaced the God of Prosperity in ancient Chinese paintings and images because the words for deer and prosperity sound identical. An image of one hundred deer represent ‘prosperity one hundred times over.’ A simpler option is to display a painting or sculpture of a deer in your home or office and visualize the qualities of status, honor and advancement. 2) Create an arrangement of peonies on your dining room table. This esteemed flower is a symbol of prosperity and nobility. It represents wealth, rank and honor. Yellow and purple varieties are the most desirable. Hang either an image of a peony in a vase or place an actual peony (it may be silk) in a vase in the living room of your home. Either one expresses the wish for ‘prosperity and peace’, because the vase is a rebus for peace. 3) Hat-shaped gold and silver ingots are a popular prosperity cure. Place them at your front entry or in another highly visible area of your home. These were used as money in ancient China. Because the word for ingots contain yuán (meaning unity and expressing the essence of family which is esteemed in the Chinese culture), a picture of three ingots creates a rebus for ‘the three yuans,’ making it a symbol of status and honor.

What does this lunar month hold for your Chinese Zodiac animal? Read on and discover how it will dance with Dragon. Rat: it’s a Three Harmony month. Wealth, luck and fame will be overflowing with luck. Remember even when times are in your favor, perform good deeds. You can only secure abundance by restraint and caution. Beware of traffic accidents. Ox: this is a Mutually Offensive month. Remain conservative and keep a low profile. Be modest and be agreeable or you may provoke scoundrels in your life. Tiger: spring is helping you feel your best. In your career make use of favorable opportunities. There is a possibility of becoming ill so watch your health. Do not visit the sick in hospitals or the homes of the bereaved. Rabbit: the luck of the month is in the Most Confrontational. There could be money loss. You might fall ill. Have a complete examination if you do get sick. Do not make investments. A time to be conservative over aggressive. Keep an eye on your belongings. Dragon: there is as much misfortune as auspiciousness. The surface may look smooth but there could be underlying turbulence. It is best to keep a low profile, be wise and stay safe to protect your personal interest. Snake: refrain from being greedy over fame and profit or currying favors to achieve personal gain. Do not quarrel, do not gossip and do not get into disputes or things could get messy. This could ruin your good name. Horse: your plans will go well and be successful. Your money may very likely come from afar. Promotion, salary and status will increase. A red banner month! Ram: this is a Mutually Offensive month. Adversities could arise even when things are going smoothly. Express confidence when faced with challenges. Staying focused will minimize frustration over minor issues. Monkey: it’s a Three Harmony month. Your luck is smooth and helpful people are coming to aide you. Do not make investments based on chance. You may feel pressure at work. Perform the Nine Step Breathing exercise to stabilize your energy. Rooster: you are enjoying lots of luck with money and happiness coming in. Helpful people are all around to help you and your business planning and operations will be smooth. It’s a time to make investments. On the other hand watch out for scoundrels. Dog: the luck of the month is in Direct Conflict. Do not start a remodel or new construction. Do not walk alone at night. If you go on a trip carry nine pieces of fresh orange peel and Walk on Six Feet Of Red Cloth when leaving home. Pig: of you are in a relationship you will experience stability this month. Money luck will be fair. Opportunities are favorable at work.Beware of scoundrels and illness. Do not listen to gossip, it will only disturb your mind. 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 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.

January 9 New Moon I Holy Cow!

“We rise by lifting others.”
–Robert Ingorsoll

Will this new moon bring a horns of a dilemma or a precautionary tail?  The last month before Chinese Lunar New Year is referred to as the “tail end of the year”. For the next 28 days take time to be aware. Take a sniff, look about and when the coast is clear, tread softly and lend an ear. A kind word can curb that cute curly Ram tail from sending you high flying. 

Ox loves to help. The beautiful bovine is steady, practical, perseveres and has great strength, qualities that serve us in meeting life’s challenges. With the post holiday stress it is the perfect time to take account of how you feel. But it requires that you slow down. One way is to fit a few moments of exercise into your lifestyle. Not as a resolution but an opportunity to listen to your body. Go for something different: a yoga program, walking the neighbor’s dog, swimming at the community pool….The social time and the good it does for your body and spirit enliven your Ch’i. Choose something that energizes you and you enjoy and most of all invite a friend to join you. The mantra, “I am committed to my well being.” can also read, ”I am committed to my friend’s well being too.”

A bit of divine guidance can bring fruitful results. Here are soundbites for you in the Month of the Ox. Rat: the Heavens are watching. If you working diligently, Helpful People will come to your aide. “Once you have gathered a favorable time, an advantageous locality and the support of the people involved, prosperity will come to you.” Ox: it’s a mixed bag. Some good luck, some not so good. Watch your spending and financial loss. At work avoid getting into fights. Perform a good deed each day to turn events in your favor. Tiger: celebrations and worries. Good luck and bad. Your career is going well but take precaution against exhaustion. You may find friends and family turn against you. Meet it head on and resolve the matter. Rabbit: big emotional ups and downs but if you chant the Heart Calming Mantra, Gate Gate Para Gate, Para Sam Gate Bodhi Swaha, nine times, you will have the clarity to be objective and come to a resolution. Perform good deeds to help you get past any adversity. Dragon: a month to be flexible and open minded but know to quit when you are ahead. Avoid talking about others and listening to rumors. Snake: a Three Harmony month! Bad luck turns good and your spirits are lifted. If you want to win an argument use tolerance and appeal to the other person’s senses. Don’t visit funerals or grave sites. Horse: you luck has gone south. Work through issues in a low profile and diligent manner. Focus on family harmony, arguments may bring you bad luck. Ram: a month of “Direct Conflict”. Beware of financial loss and traffic accidents. Do not take risks with investments that appear precarious. Monkey: overall you are lucky and everything goes well. Help others gladly, perform a good deed daily to accumulate virtue and increase your merits. Rooster: a Three Harmony month! Everything should run smoothly. Prosperity is yours. Listen to experts for advice, especially in the case of your career. And help out with the health of a family member. Dog: a ”Mutually Offensive” month. Take time for self reflection and correct your mistakes. Blaming others is like spitting in the wind, it comes back to you. Pig: though you receive a lot of money this month be aware of unknown disasters.

Chinese Lunar Year’s Eve is February 7, 2016. In my next blog I will share an opportunity for you to join in the celebrations, Zodiac Friends! May all your wishes come true!

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

Have questions about your home? Design it with vitality and beauty and feel at ease with Feng Shui A La Carte.

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.