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.

February 26 New Moon, Amazing Grace

“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water, shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.”
– Chinese proverb

Beauty is the clay that the Rabbit uses to shape their vessel. Their refined social nature may take them to an afternoon at an art museum, converse with the literati at a familiar haunt or use their prodigious healing skill to attend to the needy. Wherever they are, whatever they do, grace surrounds them. One of their outstanding qualities is their keen emotional nature. It enables them to detect the climate of others which gives them an adeptness in their dealings. Rabbit has a love of decorating their home, they may peruse vintage stores looking for that one special treasure to add to the antiquity and esoterica that embellish their surroundings.

Because the sweet bunny is in the hot seat with the Year God, it brings awareness to reflection and something new this year, adaptation to whatever challenges appear. In fact, self-reflection is a super power for Rabbit. It creates space to adapt to any given situation. Think of it too as your super power when making important life-work decisions, achieving your goals or dealing with disappointment. Imagine your home inviting graceful change and then let your troubles melt away.

March the ground is thawing, the ice cracking and the noble sky is unveiling Spring messages. Resist the urge to stay in the rabbit hole. Give yourself the edge. The solar system has news you can use. Rat: a Mutually Offensive month misfortune overcomes auspiciousness. Don’t get into matches with others, refrain from disputes and stay away from gossip or you will find scoundrels in your life. Maintain calm and find your peace spot within. A month to clean up your attitudes – feeling sorry for yourself and being picky. Ox: be steady and take precaution in all your endeavors. Take to routine like a duck to water. Refrain from indulging in acting cranky and impatient. Take one step at a time and all will be sorted in the end. Money will come as you wish and health will be good. Tiger: your luck is fair this month but be aware that there will be as much joy and there is sorrow. Be conservative and keep a low profile. Do not compete with others, avoid talking behind people’s back and arguments. Rabbit: your luck will fluctuate this month. You may find that there is opposition to your will with scoundrels getting in your way. You may experience unexpected disasters and do not take money from ill-gotten gains. Dragon: this is a confrontational month. Events do not turn out as you plan and there is disharmony. Avoid entanglements with scoundrels. Eat clean foods, illness finds it way through the mouth. Snake: business and work will be favorable, however remain industrious and get along with your co-workers. Be patient with your family and friends. Take on more social activities and relax. Only then will you get rid of unhappiness. Horse: there is the yin and the yang this month. A smooth path with hurdles to cross. Matters appear to be going well and then they change direction and conflict with arguments arise. Ram: your financial luck will come easily but still remain conservative. Stability is the best strategy. Do not be greedy where others are concerned. Monkey: the luck of the month will be on even keel but there will be obstacles to surmount too. Be cautious when making investments. If there are disputes among family members look to yourself before casting blame. Find methods that calm your spirit and keep a low profile. Rooster: the month is mutually offensive and confrontational. You will find yourself blocked, there is interpersonal disharmony and marital disputes. If you are confronted be patient and tolerant with others. Remember to refrain from letting your temper explode; keep the goal of harmony in your sights. Dog: your money luck is good for investing in stocks. “However be cautious in selecting your targets for investing.” Don’t be an opportunist. Pig: with Spring is the radiance of the flowers and so is your luck. During this peace filled month it will be a good time to advance. Be objective with your judgement otherwise you may draw the wrong conclusions.

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.

September 30 New Moon I Selfless Before Selfie

“Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?”
— Gabrielle Zevin

September 30 the “selfless before selfie” Chinese Zodiac animal wagged its way onto the horizon. Every month the leading zodiac holds a super power that can help us expand our awareness and reach our full potential. Dog has a multitude of exemplar traits so which do we choose? Its friendly nature? Faithful character? Smart brain? Straightforward manner? Venerable composure? Responsible attitude? Or is it our four footed friends’ “bow wow practice” that they have mastered so effortlessly? Bowing to the divine in their owners and feeling the wow of devotion. This simple act of expressing unconditional love creates strong bonds and gratifying relationships that can help you through difficult times. And maybe too that caring about what happens to another is all you need to feel good throughout the day. For us humans it might be easier to understand the love of dog by watching this Tonglen Meditation of Compassion performed by Tulku Tsori Rinpoche.

Will this month be pets and praises or dog poop? Discover what the stars are saying and how they can help. Rat: what you are working on goes smoothly and as you planned. Your fame will be outstanding and both family and romance will go well. Consider refraining from verbal disputes and avoid communication that creates misunderstandings or you may experience unexpected disaster. Ox: a good month to remain low key in the areas of investing, career changes and hosting a grand opening. There is a larger margin for interpersonal disputes. Keep your impulses in check. Be mindful that others may see through your schemes. Tiger: it’s a Three Harmony month!  Your luck will be auspicious. Wealth will be available but do not be greedy. Let Nature take its course and then money will emerge. Maintaining a benevolent heart and doing good deeds benefits your family and you will gather in fame, profits and much good fortune. Rabbit: lots of money lucky bunny so take advantage of the full throttle Ch’i to support your investments or partnerships. Romance will be smooth sailing. Dragon: it’s a month of Direct Conflict. It there is money loss consider it as a way to maintain the peace. Be on the look out for car accidents, illness and refrain from associating with folks who will demoralize you. Perform a good deed a day and be willing to help others. A “single act of benevolence avoids a thousand evils.” It’s the antidote to disaster. Spread it around generously. Snake: “Heaven helps a good man.” Helpful People are at your assistance. Your endeavors demonstrate luck, prosperity and ease. If you establish a new business or take a trip abroad, both will be profitable. If you are offered a joint venture do not reject but rather go with the flow. Horse: gaiety and joy will be in abundance. Your career will flourish, your assets will rise and progress will be smooth in all endeavors. Keep a calm outlook and remember that matters can be resolved through good communication. Ram: a month of Mutual Offense with possible adversities so avoid going out for a walk at night and beware of thieves. If you come across a dangerous situation, chant the “Five Thunders” mantra for protection. Monkey: you are in a Mutually Offensive and the Most Confrontational relationships. You must be extra, extra careful this month. Do not take trips, purchase real estate, change careers, start a new business or host a grand opening. Though there will be an influx of money, monitor your expenditures in accordance to your income. Rooster: luck of the month is Most Confrontational. Rooster and Dog fight so you may expect disharmony in your relationships. You may quarrel with your spouse or loved one you are dating. At work you may experience personal disputes. Practice forbearance and see harmony as fundamental to your everyday interactions. Perform “The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell” at the beginning of the lunar month to avoid disaster. Dog: you will experience both bad luck and joy. Be mindful that sorrowful events and unexpected disasters are possible in your sphere this month. Keep kind thoughts and do good deeds in order to break through misfortune for “a single act of benevolence avoids a thousand evils.” Pig: your luck will be smooth this month. Monitor your expenditures in accordance to your income. Your health may give you trouble so watch what you eat. If you have a chronic condition perform “Changing The Ch’i Of The House”. 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.