Wow, what is going on with all the plane crashes???

As most of you know, I author each year a Chinese Prophecy book. In this year’s book, The Thunder Year of the Stallion, as I lined up the stars I wrote:

“Due to the Yang Wood nature influence of the Horse, this year we may see natural disasters caused by high winds. We may see more tornados, hurricanes, and wild Fire fueled by wind. Since the wind is of the sky, we may hear more rumblings coming from the sky—sonic booms, meteors, rockets, planes crashes, thunder storms, etc” (Page 21).

Excerpt from page 36

“This year on the world map, the #7 of Violence rests over Russia, Korea, and China and the #5 of Instability looms over the United States. We may see conflict arise between those regions this year. The #6 also is located over the lower United States and Washinton DC. This aspect could promote a posturing of power, as well, with other countries. We may also see an increase in the ‘power of the people’ this year, as people realize they do have some say within their life. The Latin American regions will also see an increase in authority and recognition this year. The European nations may also prosper with the Expansion #9 star in their favor this year. There may be an outbreak of stomach and respirtory illness in the lower Asian and Upper Australia regions.”

These predictions have come to pass.

When you can line up the flying stars feng shui with the animal influences you can easily read the patterns of the universe.

The 2014-The Thunder Year of the Stallion is available on Amazon, get your copy today!

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Feng Shui Aspects for January 2014

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for fun and entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it. The monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

2014 The Thunder Year of the Stallion eBook is available at www.maryshurtleff.com. Hard copies available after the 7th.

Today, January 1st is the first New Moon of the Year!! Yippee…all sorts of new opportunities abound today. Place a jar of water in the sun today for an hour to absorb the NEW energy of the year. Then drink the water as a sign of you are accepting the new as you let go of the old.

Today, January 1st, 2014, the #9 star of expansion flies to the center of the ba-gua meeting with the annual star #5 star of instability still located in the center of the ba-gua, we may still feel a lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles and weather throughout this month until the Chinese New Year on the 30th of January, EST.

The Female Water Snake has been sashaying out, but she has left much snow and cold as predicted last month in my Feng Shui aspects and a trail of destruction with her sidewinding tail. Remember, in December, I said….

The #1 of water and career flew to the center of the ba-gua bringing with it lots of rain and snow over the earth. Expect more rain, snow and cold this month. According to the I-Ching, the water over earth is the sign of obstruction in the gorge. A blocking energy. This month one may feel like Mercury is in retrograde with obstacles and obstructions blocking progress. This month, take it easy. Relax and just go with the flow.

Last month was a slow tough month weather wise and personal wise for many. When one can read the energy of the flying stars, one can prepare for the energy.

To finish off the year and stabilize any unpredictability in your home this year, keep beautiful raw clear crystals in the center of the home to remind you of the third eye energy and a knowing of what to do in time of trouble. The clear crystal will also bring clearer energy to the unstable energy of the Yellow star. The crystal energy will brighten the center of your home with hope and optimism and resonate a rainbow of light within the Yellow star, breaking down its harsh energy. Make sure your salt water is in place in the center of your home to cool and offset harsh energy.

It is always an excellent practice to have a huge crystal chandelier of some kind hanging in the center of your home always to disperse energy through out the house. The crystals also help to slow energy that may be flying out the windows and the doors.

The Ho-Tu numbers of 1/6 are located in the NW this month bringing genius planning to a mundane situation. Use water and metal to activate. Pay attention to intuition this month in the NW of your home. Place a bowl of water with 6 coins in the NW of the home. Water symbolizes money flowing to you. The #6 star of power and authority will help with business promotions and visibility this month. This is especially good for Dog and Pig people.

The #2 of illness and emotions flies to the West of the home. Rooster and those with a West front door or bedroom need to safeguard their health this month. You may see an illness of the lungs or air born bacteria. Take precaution. Wash your hands regularly. Eat only good, healthy food. If food looks questionable, throw it out. Don’t push the envelope with alcohol or drugs. Drink plenty of liquids. Get your rest and meditate when possible. Stay positive and know it will pass. Place a metal wu lou in the West to press down the earth energy of the #2. Since the annual star #7 of instability is still located in the West place a blue detergent salt water cure in the West to offset all energy. SAFEGUARD health in the West this month. However, the 2/7 Ho-Tu of knowledge resides in the West this month, place a clear crystal and some metal in the West for clarity and intuition. Meditate in the West and listen to your inner voice.

The #3 conflict star flies to the NE possibly bringing delays and chaos to the Tiger, Ox, and NE facing homes. Chaos can be a good. It makes you move and shake and make more appropriate decisions. However, the Ho-Tu combination of 3/8 enters this space this month putting the ball in your court. Place smooth crystal balls for clarity during conflict. Because of their ear size, elephants symbolize listening and clear communication, place an elephant figure on his side with his ear to the ground to help you listen and communicate appropriately. Place your running water with 8 pieces of citrine for wealth luck. You may come out of this month, ahead of the game if you play your cards right!!

The #4 Romance star flies to the South this month bringing academic opportunities to those with South facing homes. Place white peonies and pale pink quartz in the South this month for Romance. For academic success place 4 bamboos in water. Place pink wish fulfilling crystals in the South this month for energizing love and family. The Ho-Tu 4/9 resides in the South this month bringing strength in numbers and using close associates to make progress. Take advantage of this area to bring in mentors or investors to help you out.

The #5 of instability flies into the North this month bringing stress to the Rat and the North Facing homes. Place salt water cure in the North to protect home. Also add extra metal to this sector to press down the earth energy. This month the Rat and North facing homes should lay low and not make any earth shattering decisions. Use the North front door as less as possible this month.
Power and Authority flies to the SW this month and brings luck to the Sheep and Monkey and SW facing homes. Place 6 mandarin or ‘cutie’ oranges in the SW symbolizing balls of gold, as well as good health.
The monthly #7 of legal conflict flies to the East this month. Remove all metal wind chimes in the East this month. All Rabbits and East facing homes need to pay attention to all paperwork they are signing. There could be conflicts and delays arising. Place the blue note for a peaceful transition of paperwork as well as the blue detergent in the East.
The Southeast facing houses, Dragon, and Snake may see increases in Money coming this month. Place still water and citrine stones in the Southeast this month.

This month is the beginning of the Chinese New Year on January 30th as the Thunder Year of the Stallion arrives. It will prove to be a very interesting year. The Snake swept the ground with her tail and cleared the path for the brilliant stallion to arrive, Get your books today and find out your yearly fortune!! www.maryshurtleff.com.

Feng Shui Aspects for December

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for fun and entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it. The monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

2014 The Thunder Year of the Stallion will be available next week. You can pre-order on www.maryshurtleff.com starting Friday, 13, 2014.

On December 3rd of 2013, the #1 star of water and career flew to the center of the ba-gua bringing with it lots of rain and snow over the earth. Expect more rain, snow and cold this month. According to the I-Ching, the water over earth is the sign of obstruction in the gorge. A blocking energy. This month one may feel like Mercury is in retrograde with obstacles and obstructions blocking progress. This month, take it easy. Relax and just go with the flow. For career help this month, place a bowl of water in the center of the home. Water symbolizes money flowing to you.

With the annual star #5 star of instability still located in the center of the ba-gua we may still feel lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles and weather throughout the year. To stabilize any unpredictability in your home this year, place beautiful raw clear crystals in the center of the home to remind you of the third eye energy and a knowing of what to do in time of trouble. The clear crystal will also bring clearer energy to the unstable energy of the Yellow star. The crystal energy will brighten the center of your home with hope and optimism and resonate a rainbow of light within the Yellow star, breaking down its harsh energy. Make sure your salt water is in place in the center of your home to cool and offset harsh energy.

The #2 of illness and emotions flies to the NW of the home. Patriarchs or head of household, pig and dog people, those with a NW front door or bedroom need to safeguard their health this month. You may see an illness of the lungs or air born bacteria. Take precaution. Wash your hands regularly. Eat only good, healthy food. If food looks questionable, throw it out. Don’t push the envelope with alcohol or drugs. Drink plenty of liquids. Get your rest and meditate when possible. Stay positive and know it will pass.

The #3 conflict star flies to the West bringing opposing ideas to the Rooster and West facing homes. Chaos can be a good. It makes you move and shake and make more appropriate decisions. Place smooth crystal balls for clarity during conflict. Because of their ear size, elephants symbolize listening and clear communication, place an elephant figure on his side with his ear to the ground to help you listen and communicate appropriately. Since the annual star #7 of instability is still located in the West place a blue detergent salt water cure in the West to offset all energy.

The #4 Romance star flies to the Northeast in December bringing romance to the Ox and Tiger and Northeast facing homes. Place white peonies and pale pink quartz in the NE this month. For academic success place 4 bamboos in water. Place pink wish fulfilling crystals in the NE this month for energizing love and family.

The #5 of instability flies into the South this month bringing stress to the Horse and South Facing homes. Place salt water cure in the South to protect home. This month the Horse and South facing homes should lay low and not make any earth shattering decisions. Use the front door as less as possible this month. Mediate or pray and go with the flow of what the heart says.
Power and Authority fly to the North this month and brings luck to the already lucky Rat and North facing homes. The North is one of the luckiest sectors of your home this month. Place gold and a water fountain in the North this month for Money recognition. This month, career advancement for the Rat or North facing home may be made.
The monthly #7 of legal conflict flies to the SW of women this month. Remove all metal wind chimes in the SW this month. The SW earth energy may smother some of the metal conflict. Place extra earth and heavy objects this month in the SW to tamp down the instability. Also be careful of your health in the SW of the home. Keep this area as quiet as possible, no loud noises or excessive movement. SHHHHH……
The Rabbit and East facing houses may see increases in Money coming this month. Place water and citrine stones in the East this month. Since it is Christmas, place your Christmas tree or a Tree of Life in the East to promote family. Keep this area brightly lit with Christmas tree lights that twinkle. The Ho Tu combination of the 3/8 brings luck and happiness to this area. Hang a combination of 3 and 8 in this space this month.

Victory and celebration flies to Southeast of Dragon and Snake this month. The 4/9 Ho Tu combo also brings romance, luck, and happiness to the Dragon and Snake and the SE facing house or bedroom. The Southeast is the place to try to get pregnant this month. For Romance place pink peony flowers and rose quartz. Also place 4 bamboos for academic luck and recognition. Recognition is in the stars for the arts this month. Hang a combination of 4 and 9 in this area this month.

Christmas Rituals using the Elements of Feng Shui

This month I had also added some hints for Christmas design. Holidays are a great time to celebrate as well as take the opportunity to the clear the old from your life out and start all over again for the New Year. Prepare your house for Christmas by doing a little holiday ritual for Earth and Heaven Luck to enter your home and life.

Start your ritual between the New Moon and the Full Moon of the moon. Each day, chose an element and place it within your home with a prayer for good fortune and health coming to your home and all who enter there. Leave your elements in place until after the Chinese New Year. This allows the energy to build and flow. After the Chinese New Year you can replace or renew the ritual for another 12 days.
Start your ritual preparation with a thorough house cleanings getting rid of all old clutter, boxes, items that you no longer need. This is a good time to donate to a homeless shelter or Salvation Army. Be brave and clear it out.
Before decorating, remove all objects to be stored until after Christmas and a create open space for the holiday decorations. Keep the holiday in a natural motif with lots of wood energy.
Outdoor lights may be hung along the pathway and at your front door to draw energy to the front door. Melodic sounding wind chimes or ornaments may be placed at your front door to resonate energy coming into the home. (Unless you have a negative energy star at your front door…than scrap the windchimes!!)
Choose colors and a Christmas theme that are attractive to you. Brighter colors lift energy, muted colors calm energy. Design items should be in pairs or multiples of 3, 5, and 7. Use colorful ornaments, lights, and icicles to lift energy.
Use power strips instead of extension cords. Visible electrical cords are draining and symbolize too much going on which can cause anxiety and a feeling of being spread too thin. Plugged into TOO much!!!
Decorate your bathroom with cheerful holiday towels and scented soap. Make the bathroom as inviting as possible. When guests wash their hands in your bathroom it makes them feel prosperous and helps to bring money to your home.
For peace of mind and serenity, place a pot of oranges and apples in water on the stove and simmer through the holiday season. Also, serve a good spiced wine. Mulling spices are available at most fine grocery stores. This yummy warm beverage gives feeling of peace and comfort.
Play Christmas music in your home to set the stage for peace, joy, and giving. Once you have cleared your home and set the stage, you are ready to place the first element.

First day of Christmas Ritual-Water Element- Renewing and Cleansing-Bringer of Life.


Place water at your front door, either in the form of a fountain or still water, to renew and cleanse all energy coming into the home. Place orange and frankincense oil in the fountain or water. Around or under the water feature, place object or photos of all things, you wish to renew or heal the coming holiday season and year. Place a prayer with the water for healthy, wealth, and happiness connection for all family members and friends.
Second day of Christmas Ritual-Wood Element-Growth and Creativity:


Place your Christmas tree and garland. If you have already placed your tree, you may place a Poinsettia place or fresh flowers this day. The beautiful wrapping paper also is synonymous with the Wood element. Light the tree to bring in the opportunity for new growth and creativity. If you do not celebrate the Christmas season, you can still put up a tree symbolizing something in your life of great importance and decorate it appropriately. Rename it _______________ Tree.
Third day of Christmas Ritual-Fire Element-Passion and Transformation


The Christmas tree lights are the best form of fire energy at Christmas time. In addition, create an alter which consists of frankincense and myrrh bulk incense and real gold in the center of your home. Real Gold is preferred to symbolic gold, to symbolize wealth. You may also place a Buddha, Jesus, Nativity Scene, or other spiritual deities on your alter to balance the energy of the home with peace and unconditional love. You may also add rice, salt, and berries to the alter if you so desire for abundance. Salt is used to clear all negative energy.
Place a white candle of Spirit on the alter. Place a smaller candle symbolizing all members of the family or friends who you wish to honor. Spray the essential oil of cinnamon, myrrh, and frankincense around the entire home to clear the home. Light the candle and say a prayer, while visualizing your desires for all. Leave the alter through the holiday season, replacing the candles as needed. Be extremely careful of all fire dangers. Electric candles can be substituted if small children or animals present a danger.
You may also burn Cinnamon or Bayberry candles in your Helpful People (NW corner) or Wealth area (SE corner) to bring prosperity to you, your family and all who visit. Candles need only burn for an hour or two each day for great results.
Fourth day of Christmas Ritual- Earth Element-Grounding and Security


Place sea salt or rock salt in small saucers in each corner of your home.
Using the ousting mudra (flicking the middle finger against your thumb in an outward motion) command all negative energies and spirits that no longer serve the household to depart, while perceiving in your mind’s eye ensuing peace.
–After nine days throw the saucer contents to the wind, from each corner of your property and replace with new salt. Do this every nine days until the Chinese New Year, knowing that you have established a strong foundation for the future.
Fifth day of Christmas Ritual-Metal Element-Wisdom, Discipline and Logic-Closing Metal


Metal is symbolically the end of a cycle–in the life cycle the body dries up and gets stiff as it ages. Age is associated with Wisdom. Consciously choose rocks, stones, natural crystals, gems or Chinese coins that speak to you and help to open your pathways to wisdom. These stones contain the electromagnetic energy of the earth. Place your chosen metals in each corner of your property (or apartment), with a spoken personal affirmation to create a blessed environment. Leave the objects to hold and solidify the strong sacred energy you’ve declared, for months to come.
May you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you next year.

I am in the process of writing my book for the Trojan Stallion 2014. Here is an excerpt from on the Typhoon that just hit the Philippines. Enjoy.

The Female Water Snake of the year 2013 seemed really angry at times last year and the Philippines incurred her wrath.

Last year in the Female Water Book I predicted:

With the #5 in the center of the ba-gua, we may again see—shifting to balance. There may be an increase in moving earth in the form of sinkholes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and/or increased crevices in the earth crust. As the earth element seeks to balance the elements of fire (sun), water, metal, wood (trees) we may see serious shifts. This year plant more trees to stabilize the earth around you. Be careful of endorsing any new plans to needlessly destroy the earth. We must be more careful of unnecessary mining and clearing mountain lands for building. Fracking could become a serious problem this year causing earthquakes and tsunamis. The land may be more susceptible to crumbling this year. The oceans and earth surfaces depend upon trees to stabilize the boundaries. Australian scientists said the reason the Indonesia Tsunami was so devastating was because of destruction of vegetation along the coastlines.

On November 8th a devastating typhoon hit the Philippines with 235 mph winds, flattening land and bringing water to the shores. Interestingly enough, the annual flying star of yang wood, big wood and air was in the East of the Flying Star chart, which in the world map, was centered squarely over the Philippines.

The aspect of monthly star of water had just left the East on the new moon, November 3rd, 2013 of the October month cycle. This energy takes approximately 4 days to completely transition out as the new energy of the #9 star of expansion transitions in– thus crossing paths–creating more energy. As the expansion star meets up with the #3 or big wood star it will now cause an expansion of the BIG WIND!! However, could the new moon with its affects being felt for 4 days in the wind and water cycle together, possibly powered up the energy of the typhoon, which hit the Philippines on Friday November 8th, 2013? Something to think about??

My Feng Shui Chinese Master taught me to watch for the signs, rhythm, and cycle and you have your answer. It is hard to deny the meeting of the monthly star of water and expansion didn’t stir up the wind of the #3 star and cause the headlines to read:

Typhoon Haiyan: Most powerful storm to ever hit land batters Philippines with 235mph winds

To see who is reading my posts……I have five water snakes book left that I will give away to anyone who wishes to have one. The year is winding down and I want to deplete the inventory. You must however pay postage and handling which is $7.95. Private message me.

The NEW TROJAN STALLION 2014 book will be available soon!! Pre-order today.

As the year 2013 and the Female Water Snake begin slithering in, it became the undoing of many as they were asked to shed their old ways and skin and adopt new ways.

Endings and beginnings, death and rebirth are difficult and cause one to restructure belief systems and start anew.

New Beginning are often disguised as painful ending~~ Lao Tzu

The Year 2013 was definitely a year of explosive beginnings. On February 12th right after the Pope Benedict announced his resignation, the Vatican was struck by lightening, not once but twice. Jorge Mario Bergoglio would then be elected to be the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio picked the papal name of Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope and the first pope from South America. He is a humble man who through the year has changed protocol within Vatican City.

Politically in 2013, we have seen violent upheavals in the Middle East and Syria, with Russia and China joining forces against the United States. We witnessed turmoil in Egypt and Turkey with violent rioting that left many dead and a government unstable. North Korea and Kim Jong-Un reared his head and threatened attacks against United States bases. There were so much violence worldwide and many threats of war and the overthrowing of governments last year that even the press had a hard time keeping up. For the rest of the story….

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Feng Shui Aspects for November

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for fun and entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it. The monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

The 2013 Water Snake e-books are available at www.maryshurtleff.com. My left over stock is being sold off at half price for $8.50. Only 5 copies left. Order your copy today.

Wow, what a whirlwind year this has been!! I can’t believe it will soon be November and I have had such a QUICK year. My four-pillar luck pillar moved into Horse a few years ago and it seems all I have done is travel, travel, and travel. I have seen my interests move from metaphysical to physical. I am exercising very regularly and am getting my body back into shape. A few years ago with the hysterectomy I lost the energy and desire to lift weights. However, thanks to my Horse luck pillar it has uplifted my spirit and I am lifting again. Lift weights—get it, ‘lifting weight’ for me is the fastest way to weight shedding I know. I hope to shed the 20 lbs. I have found since that surgery.

Since our move to the condo in August, my husband and have both has joint problems–My knee, his back. Our headboard faces East to the Three Killings and I think it is slicing our energy. I only discovered it yesterday because I have been so busy and wasn’t paying attention. Today, I put plants in that sector by our bed. I can’t move the bed, because it is impossible in our bedroom anyway. So I guess we bite the bullet until February!!!

BUT, with that said, don’t forget about the Three Killing energy in the East and be sure to place water and wood in the East of your home to buffer that energy drag on the joints this year. Also, place the pi yao facing the SE to appease the Grand Duke.

Since October is almost gone, I am going to highlight only what you may want to do for the rest of the month. October is, as you have probably noticed, an unstable month.

In October, the 5 & 7 meet up in the West of the home, the 5&3 meet up in the Center of the home, and 7&9 meet up in the South of the home, these areas are ripe for instability. For the rest of October, place a jar of blue salt-water detergent in the center, west, and South of the home as described in the Female Water Snake book.
Interestingly enough, this 5&7 meeting in the West and the 5&3 of conflict in the center of all being, may be the culprit causing the instability in the WEST wing of the Government and the government shut down. This month, contention has been in the air due to the 3 at the center of being. Whatever decisions are made this month will be a temporary band-aid and subject to change. Maybe next month, better things will appear.

The North, and NE are wealth sectors in October–place water and 8 citrine stones in the North, and/or NE of the home or office. The NW is the Romance sector this month. Place white peonies and pale pink quartz in the NW this month.

November Stars

With that said, ….let’s move on the November stars, which will be changing on
on the first New Moon of the month around November 3rd or so based upon time zone.

With the annual star #5 star of instability located in the center of the ba-gua all through this year, we may still feel lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles and weather throughout the year. To stabilize any unpredictability in your home this year, place beautiful raw clear crystals in the center of the home to remind you of the third eye energy and a knowing of what to do in time of trouble. The clear crystal will also bring clearer energy to the unstable energy of the Yellow star. The crystal energy will brighten the center of your home with hope and optimism and resonate a rainbow of light within the Yellow star, breaking down its harsh energy. Make sure your salt water is in place in the center of your home to cool and offset harsh energy.

In November, the #2 of illness and emotions flies to the center of the home. This month we may see more illness, outbreaks of disease, and mental instability. Safeguard your health. Wash your hands regularly. Eat only good, healthy food. If food looks questionable, throw it out. Don’t push the envelope with alcohol or drugs. Get your rest and meditate when possible. Shut out all extra sensory disturbances, get quiet. Turn off the TV and computer. Surround yourself with positive role models who boost your mental well-being. Stay away from the naysayers, who make it their job to bring people down. To these people simply say—Best day ever!! It will confuse their belief system and soon they will believe it too!! : )

The conflict star flies to the NW bringing chaos the Pig and Dog and NW facing homes. Chaos can be a good. It makes you move and shake and make new more appropriate decisions. Conflict aspects in the NW this month may bring instability to our belief system this month in government, religion, and personal values this month. It promotes change, but be careful of striking out too quickly this month. Place a Kwan Yin or peacock feathers in NW of your home or office this month to bring some feminine energy and understanding to an inconsistent situation. Also place smooth crystal balls for clarity during conflict. Because of their ear size, elephants symbolize listening and clear communication, place an elephant figure on his side with his ear to the ground to help you listen and communicate appropriately.
The romance star flies to the West in November bringing some gentleness to the #7 Annual star. Place white peonies and pale pink quartz in the NW this month. To protect your marriage, place an amethyst geode under your bed. For academic success place 4 bamboos in water.

The #5 of instability flies into the NE this month bringing slight stress to the Ox, Tiger, and NE homes. Place salt water cure in the NE to protect home.
Power and Authority fly to the South in November and energizes the Horse and South facing homes. Place your certificates and plaques in the South this month to activate the power. Place in groupings of 6. Place a pot of gold in the South this month for Money recognition. This month, reputation may be at stake so make sure it is a positive one!!
The monthly #7 of legal conflict flies to the North of career in November. Remove all metal wind chimes in the North this month. The water energy of the North can dampen the impact of the metal energy and make it not seem as harsh. Place extra water or a cobalt blue crystal, or Tree of life in the North of your home this month to protect your career and money.
Women and the SW facing homes or SW office may see increases in Money coming this month. Place water and citrine stones in the SW this month.

Victory and celebration flies to east meeting up with the Conflict Star. Since the fire energy may rev up the #3 Wood conflict star, place extra wish fulfilling or smooth crystals in the East to calm energy.

The Water star of Career flies into the Southeast of your home this month to stabilize prosperity energy. Place water and wood in this area to uplift that career energy. Place symbols of what you wish to see happen in your career in the SE this month.

Have a fabulous month—it will be a better line up than last month!! Keep all Annual Star Remedy in place. Live long and prosper!! I wish you much wealth, health, and happiness. When the going gets tough…just say…BEST DAY EVER!! Those words imprint faith that good things will be there when you need it!!

For You History Buffs……

Mary Shurtleff, Author
May 2009

Feng Shui History of the Oval Office

Disclaimer: This article is for amusement only. I personally have never visited the White House. I am still awaiting the invitation. I used pictures and history from the Internet to do my research.

The government, stuck in old ways and outdated patterns, will need some new energy and feng shui adjustments set forth within the Oval Office, senate and legislative offices to achieve the new direction and support of that, which President Obama is trying to accomplish. However, will those new adjustments help or harm the already established place the United States has in the world order? And are we willing to take that chance?

The misnomer of feng shui is that all you do is go in and move things around and all is well. A feng shui practitioner must research all history of any place before they can touch any piece of anything. They have to determine what is working and what is not. This interruption of good energy can cause problems with health, money, relationships, and etc. To interrupt energy that is working can be as devastating as negative energy, which is not working. To go in and feng shui the White House without history of all presidential interactions would be careless.

William Howard Taft, in 1909, extensively remodeled the West Wing and relocated the presidential office to the middle of its south side. He took over the secretary’s office and changed it rounded design to a full oval. He felt an oval would make him and future presidents the center of their administration and more involved in the day-to-day operation of the presidency. This assumption according to feng shui principles is correct. This thinking seemed to have worked because Taft was more involved in his duties than any of his predecessors.

In 1929, the West Wing and the original Oval Office was destroyed by fire. President Hoover rebuilt it to the same design, however in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt chose to renovate and further expand the West Wing to accommodate his additional staff. He moved the Oval Office to the southeast corner of the West Wing where the laundry-drying yard was. The new location had better lighting with windows to the east and south. It also provided easier travel back and forth to the Residence. The last 13 Presidents of the United States have inhabited the current Oval Office. Hence, no other major renovations have been made to the Oval Office.

Each president, since 1933, has deposited his energy, thoughts, and behaviors in the Oval Office. Energy of every war, every success, every friendship and foe, and every negotiation is embedded in its walls, floors, and ceilings. With each presidential change, an esoteric space clearing should be done by a Shaman, a medicine man, priest, minister, or qualified Feng Shui practitioner on the office to neutralize any negative energy and enhance all positive energy.

Even though each new president is allowed to create his own style, the position of the room and the desk have been mainstays of the office. The HMS Resolute Desk, located in the Oval Office, is carved from the timbers of a British Warship of the same name and was given as a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes and has served 25 presidents. Every president since Hayes—except Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Ford—has used the Resolute desk, although some chose to use it in their private study. Its first appearance in the Oval Office was during the JFK administration. When LBJ took office, the desk become part of a traveling exhibit and then taken to the Smithsonian Institute. When Jimmy Carter was elected to office, he asked the desk be returned to the Oval Office. Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. both proceeded to use the Resolute Desk after the Carter administration. George Bush Sr. later moved the desk to his private resident office. Bill Clinton chose to move it back to the Oval Office and George Bush Jr. and Barrack Obama, to date have used it. This desk has become a symbol of power and fortitude within the wall of the Oval Office.

Since, the presidential desk is made from the wood of a wrecked and abandoned British warship, the energy of every document signed upon this desk is questionable. The current desk holds negative energy not only of the warship from which it came, but every administration that has declared war upon another country, British and American. Think of all the serious energy and emotions that must have accumulated in the drawers and wall of this desk, as well as the energy encased in the wood from its experience as an abandoned warship. Sadly, the desk may need to be replaced before any expected changes of peace can manifest.

The pondering begins. The desk could be removed from the Oval Office and displayed at the Smithsonian Institute and a reproduction of the old desk from new wood could then be built to start a new energy pattern within the Oval Office. However, on the other end of the spectrum, would removing the desk of strength from the Oval Office affect the world image of power the United States portrays to the world?

The Resolute desk was removed during the terms of Nixon, Johnson, and Ford and none of them were powerful presidents and each served less than two terms. Johnson finished Kennedy’s presidency and served only 14 months as president. Nixon resigned mid-term into his second term from scandal. Gerald Ford, after serving out the last years of Nixon’s second term, sought another term but was not elected. These are the questions all Feng Shui practitioners should ponder before ever removing such a symbol of power. I am not sure of the answer myself. More research would need to be done.

The Oval office is remodeled with each new presidency. Usually the colors, the furniture, and the presidential rug are changed, however the furniture positions have always remained the same. The most serious of problems in this furniture arrangement is that the president’s back is to the South window. This position with his back to the window may leave the president vulnerable to attack. A large mirror over the fireplace offset from the window would be a desirable feng shui adjustment. The president, could then, as he sits at his desk, see out the window to the world behind him.

The president’s back to the window, metaphorically also says, that he has his back to the world. It gives the impression he is not interested in anything past his office. It says he doesn’t see or understand the problems, which plague the world and common man. A president must always face the world with his or her eyes and ears open. President Obama has been a president who spends so much time outside the Oval office that he may have already feel this energy in his office and wants to connect with the world.

Sadly, with the way the room is set up in a circular manner with the fireplace as a focal point, it is difficult to rearrange its furnishings in a different way. The feng shui energy in the Oval Office moves in a circular motion around the room, never ending and never beginning, causing cycles of behavior to exist. It is no wonder each president drops into the same patterns of achievement and struggle. At one point, the energy needs to slow and collect to be adjusted and changed. Furniture may be able to strategically placed to accent all four directions and help slow energy flow. A continuous chi flow is good, unless, a negative behavior pattern has been established within a room. The history of the United States and it’s continued involvement in war -like behavior may be an example of such a pattern. The Oval Office may need to be redesigned. This, however, is an architectural problem and would be difficult to address without major reconstruction.

As one looks at the history of the Oval Office and the choices of colors and accessories used in each presidency brings forth the question of how these colors and their use may have affected the history of our country.

The colors of the Oval Office in the Clinton administration were dark blue almost indigo for spiritual awareness and tan or gold for grounding and healing. Clinton did amazingly well in office. The hints of red in his office showed passion in all projects but it didn’t overdue so to be construed as aggression.

However, as I look at the office images of FDR, his office was the most powerful office of all presidents. The Resolute Desk was in his President’s study. He used the heavy green curtains that presidents before him back to the Taft administration, had used. These curtains had a gold colored American eagles displayed on them. Green is a sign of money, nature, and healing and the golden colored eagle metaphorically showed his strength and power. He was a very powerful president. Although straddled with the effects of polio, he was elected for 4 terms as president and died shortly into serving his fourth term. I believe FDR’s strength should be displayed in future Oval Offices, in conjunction with the spiritual feeling to still keep America strong but compassionate and spiritual.

Blue has been used as mainstay color of presidents of the past. The blue is symbolic of calming however monochromatic blue could bore the mind or cause lethargy and even depression to set in. Clear thinking may be clouded. To offset this boredom, use a yang color in conjunction to lift passion and drive.

John F. Kennedy’s brilliant red rug was being installed on the day of his assassination. The color, red, could have been a prophecy of what would be the blood he shed for the country. Red is passion and desire but also brings forth anger and pain if used too abundantly.

Ronald Reagan’s office was gold and blue as well. In his first term, he left the Oval Office designed the way former presidents Ford and Carter had it set up. However in his second term, he changed from a florette design rug to a gold rug with sunbeam design. His administration in the second term was more successful than his first.

President George W Bush designed his office to look much like his father’s office, former President George HW Bush. Their history in office was similar, with both starting wars in Iraq.

The accessories in the room and the pictures on the wall bring forth emotions as well. Therefore, the Oval Office should only feature pictures and accessories that are peaceful, stable to the eye, and fulfill the goals of a nation. If pictures of foreign leaders are displayed, all parties in the pictures should be smiling at each other, shaking hands and/or embracing. Do not display pictures of stiff posed interactions with forced smiles. Rogue leaders, dictators, or battle scenes or warships should never be displayed.

President Truman had portraits of FDR, Simón Bolívar, and George Washington on his wall, each of who were involved in struggles of war. President Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. However, the pictures of FDR and George Washington are strong American leaders, so again, would removing those pictures during a time of war have made the country weaker? Thoughts to ponder.

No modern art should be used in a professional setting because the message is too blurry and there are no clear lines of communication. The messages the pictures project should be clear-cut to keep the eye focused and the mind clear. Modern art is fine when used in casual settings.

The Oval Office is located in the West wing. The West Wing of the White House is located in the cocky Rooster of the West in the Chinese Zodiac. The West and Northwest are controlled by the element of metal. The sharp metal energy that resides here can carry the ideas and talk of war energy and weapons. A fountain and plants can be displayed in the corridor before you enter the doorway to the Oval Office to help calm and dull the energy of the metal. I find it interesting our symbol of the eagle can be synonymous with the cocky rooster energy. Reconstruction could be done on the Oval Office and the White House to eliminate this energy, however, do we want this energy altered or do we want to remain the cocky Rooster–the powerful Eagle– of the West?

As you look at and compare the feng shui of each president and in hindsight look at the history of the nation, the facts are hard to refute. The feng shui of our environment does affect the way our lives unfold-consciously, subconsciously, or unconsciously. For every subconscious thought there is a movement of energy; for every action there is a reaction.

There is so much history and feng shui that one can piece together in hindsight of the history of our presidents and country. The information in this article has been researched to the best of my ability and any errors in content are unintentional.

Information for this article taken from the following website. Go on these sites for fun and facts. It has quite amazing information.

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/west-wing/oval-office-history.htm

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/uspresidents/f/faq_assassinat.htm

http://www.thepresidentsdesk.com/history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_United_States_Presidents

Do you have the Dizzys this Month~~ It could be the Female Water Snake

Do you have the feeling of Head pressure, ringing in the ears, or the ‘Dizzys’ this month?

Snake energy is at its highest this month. This year the kundalini in the spine is active. The Snake controls the kundalini and pineal gland. It is an awakening of the parts of spine and the brain that have laid dormant. The pineal gland is especially busy this year opening to new dimensions. So of course, all feels off balance and dizzy. To help offset this effect drink lots of water and eat bananas.

This year it is especially important to do balancing exercises and strengthen the legs and feet. The snake has no feet so the feet don’t feel like they are grounded this year. Carry stones in your pockets to literally connect you to the earth. This is a year of transformation on all levels of mind, body, spirit.

I have been telling people not to panic, next year’s wood horse will feel more grounded. We will have roots. This year, go with the shifts~~ journal and pay attention what the inner voices are telling you to do. (It is easier to go with the flow than to fight it. The flow will win in the end so ‘let go’ to begin with)

Intuition is very high this year and bringing much anxiety to many because they aren’t sure if it is their thoughts or someone else’s. Just breathe through it. Close your eyes, slow your breathing.

I have had so many bouts with the ‘dizzys’ and ringing in my ears. Also people may experience more headaches, plugged feeling in the ears, and neck pain. Of course if you are concerned, go to your health care provider. (My disclaimer)

The good news is..the energy is highest this month and should dissipate each month now. It has been building since May to this peak. By November we may start feeling somewhat normal again. Hope this helps.

All this is explained in my book..The Female Water Snake: 2013 Year of Transformation. My stock is being sold off at half price for $8.50. To order your copy, go to www.maryshurtleff.com

Feng Shui Aspects for June and July 2013

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for fun and entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it. The monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

The 2013 Water Snake e-books are available at www.maryshurtleff.com. This year the Snake Book is available at www.amazon.com.

Wow, what a whirlwind year this has been for me!! The year of transformation is an understatement. I sold my primary home in Utah and I am now living in my RV until September when I will move to my condo in Mesquite. We cannot get into our new primary home until January, so we are in a state of limbo with all my ‘stuff’ in storage. Our Utah house sold in April in just a day after listing and we closed on it today, June 17th–Fast and in sync with the universe. Everything went smoothly. Thank you Universe.

Since June is almost gone, I am going to highlight only what you may want to do for the rest of the month. June is a Mr. Toad’s wild ride. The flying stars line up with either really good energy or somewhat unstable energy.

In June, the 5&7 meet up in the center of the home, the 5&3 meet up in the East, and 7&9 meet up in the West for a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. All you have to do for the rest of June is place a jar of blue salt water detergent in the center, East, and West of the home as described in the Female Water Snake book. Be careful of extremities injuries for the rest of the month. There is an aspect of injury.

The NW and NE are wealth sectors in June–place water and 8 citrine stones in the NW and/or NE of the home or office.

Place a red crystal or red Mandela in the North, South, Southwest, and Southeast to offset any lingering bad chi mon of the unstable combination of stars.

July Aspects:

With that said, ….let’s move on the July combo flying stars and stripes forever!! This month is the 4th of July so take a moment and be proud to be an American if you live in America. Thank your soldiers for their will to give you the right of free speech and movement. For my international subscribers, also say a prayer of thanks for your freedom and safety.

The energy of July begins on the first New Moon of the month around July 8th. With the annual star #5 star of instability located in the center of the ba-gua all through this year, we may still feel lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles and weather throughout the year. To stabilize any unpredictability in your home this year, place beautiful raw clear crystals in the center of the home to remind you of the third eye energy and a knowing of what to do in time of trouble. The clear crystal will also bring clearer energy to the unstable energy of the Yellow star. The crystal energy will brighten the center of your home with hope and optimism and resonate a rainbow of light within the Yellow star, breaking down its harsh energy. May sure your salt water is in place in the center of your home to cool and offset harsh energy.

In July, place 6 metal coins in the center of the home to help you come out ahead during conflict. This month we may see clashes within religion, government, and personal institutions on a universal level. The metal of heaven energy may cause some clashing in the heavens in the form of thunderstorms and rain and wind. Stay diligent and safe.

The instability star flies to the NW bringing chaos the Pig and Dog and NW facing homes. Chaos is good. It makes you move and shake and make new more appropriate decisions. Karma and Personal Growth aspects in the NW this month may bring instability to all aspects of our lives. Be careful of striking out too quickly this month. You may place peacock feathers in this area to symbolize protecting eyes. Place a clear purple crystal or raw clear crystal in this area to promote clear thinking. Place the blue detergent salt water in NW of your home or office this month.

Wealth star flies to the West in July bringing new career opportunities to the Rooster and West facing homes. With the #7 annual star in the West this year, read all contracts thoroughly and watch for inconsistencies in the contract and verbal agreements. Place blue colored water with citrine stones in the West to enhance wealth prospects.

Increased money and business promotions fly to the NE this month bringing luck to the Ox, Tiger, and NE homes. Place extra lighting in the NE of your home or office next to your water fountain and citrine stones.

Career energy and promotions fly to the South in July and energizes the Horse and South facing homes. Place extra water in the South this month to activate the water energy.

The monthly #2 of illness and emotions fly to the North in July. The water energy of the North can dampen the earth energy of the #2 Earth star. Place a metal wind chime in the North to enhance the energy of the North. Meditate daily, exercise at least 15 minutes, get your rest, and eat right. That is the key to good mental and physical health. Place a metal wu-lou, cobalt blue crystal, or Tree of life in the North of your home this month to protect your health.
Place a red crystal, red apple, or red Buddha in the SW of your home or office of your home this month to calm any conflict, which may arise. Place a metal wu-lou, cobalt blue crystal, protection sigil, or Tree of life in the SW of your home this month to protect your health.

The Lucky Green Star of Literary Success and Romance flies to East meeting up with the Conflict Star. Place a wish fulfilling crystal in the East with 4 lucky bamboos to bring power and wealth to your writing skills. Children may study in this area this month for increased ability. Place red and/or pink peonies and rose quartz in the East for Romantic luck. Also place a pair of birds to promote longevity and healthy life. This could be a good spot to make babies this month with the big bang spark and the romance star.

Place Salt Water Cure or Salt Lamp in the Southeast of your home this month to stabilize prosperity energy. Remove all excess fire energy this month. Because the universe speaks in signs and symbols, I recommend every person place the protection sigil decal on your body and in your car. You may also place Peacock Feathers in the SE to activate Kwan Yin energy for protection and mercy.

Have a fabulous month!! Live long and prosper!! I wish you much wealth, health, and happiness.

Feng Shui Aspects for May 2013

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for fun and entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it. The monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

The 2013 Water Snake e-books are available at http://www.maryshurtleff.com . This year the Snake Book will be available at www.amazon.com very soon.

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Sorry this is late. My year has been chaotic. I have sold my house in Draper/ Salt Lake City area and we are moving to Mesquite, Nevada as a main residence. We must be out of our home by June 17th. We will eventually buy a smaller condo here in the valley, probably in the fall, but right now we are focused on getting out of the Draper home.

My home sold in a day. I listed it on the new moon and did a secret feng shui adjustment to help the sale. We listed it one day, got the offer the next day, and accepted it the third day. It was fast and the transformation has been an emotional on. I live and breathe feng shui. I do nothing without consulting the energy of the day and the how it interacts with my four pillar chart. I even plan travel on the good travel days for me. When one understands how feng shui energy of the day affects their inner feng shui chart you can adjust your environment to stay stable and somewhat upright!! Some days though are just destined to be sucky!!

The month of May starts out somewhat stable with the good earth of wealth helping to stabilize the unstable earth energy of the annual star. Put still water and citrine in the middle of your home this month for stabilizing and protecting your wealth.

With the annual star #5 star of instability located in the center of the ba-gua all this year we may still feel lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles throughout the year; thus the Boston Marathon Bombing last month when the #5 was coupled with the expansion energy of the #9 bring forth this instability. The Boston Bombings occurred in a Fire Dragon month and on a Metal Pig Day. Fire and metal are volatile, clashing energies. The bombing occurred during the Wood Sheep hour, thus fueling the fire. READ these monthly aspects to know when to lay low and when to be visible, as they relate to your Eastern Astrology chart.

To offset any unpredictability in your home this year, place beautiful raw clear crystals in the center of the home to remind you of the third eye energy and a knowing of what to do in time of trouble. The clear crystal will also bring clearer energy to the unstable energy of the Yellow star. The crystal energy will brighten the center of your home with hope and optimism and resonate a rainbow of light within the Yellow star, breaking down its harsh energy. May sure your salt water is in place in the center of your home to cool and offset harsh energy. The good news is the month of May will be a better month than April.

The expansion star flies to the NW bringing good luck and fortune to the Pig and Dog and NW facing homes. Everyone can place a ship with 6 gold coins or ingots on it in the NW of the home pointing towards the center of the home to activate this energy and symbolize your ship coming in. Make sure the ship is not sailing out a window or door. You may also place a water feature in the NW. The water and/or the ship will calm some of the fire/metal clash of this sector. We may see men’s egos going overboard this month with the authority star in the NW. Use water to calm ego is males in a household or business start clashing.
Career energy and promotions flies to the West and energizes the Rooster this month. Place extra water in the West this month to activate the energy. Place a Rooster in the West of the home to offset the competition and jealousy within the work place and home. Display a picture of a calm mountain to support and smother the #7 of retribution star.
Place a metal wu-lou, cobalt blue crystal, or Tree of life in the Northeast of your home this month to protect your health. Because the universe speaks in signs and symbols, I recommend every person place the protection sigil decal on your body and in your car. Make sure your water feature is clear and running smoothly in the NE of your home this year to promote wealth with harm to none. The NE sector of the home this month boasts the auspicious combination of 10 making it a sector to place objects and certificates for promotions and money. Very lucky for the Ox, Tiger, and NE facing homes this month.
Conflicts with money are possible for the Horse and South facing homes this month. Place a red crystal, red apple, or red Buddha in the South of your home this month with still water to stabilize the energy. The wood/ fire energy makes the energy high for conflict; use extra water to calm your body energy.

The Lucky Green Star of Literary Success and Romance flies to North meeting up with the Career Star. Success resides in the North and is an active sector for those in writing or the arts, Rat, or North facing home. This month you may see an increase in money for success in writing or direction and intelligence. Place a wish fulfilling crystal in the North with 4 lucky bamboos to bring power and wealth to your writing skills. Children may study in this area this month for increased ability. Place peonies and rose quartz in the North for Romantic luck. Also place a pair of birds to promote longevity and healthy life. This could be a good spot to make babies this month with the big bang spark and the romance star.

Place Salt Water Cure or Salt Lamp in the Southwest of your home this month to stabilize monthly energy for women. Women, Sheep and Monkey should take no risks with health or money. Remove all excess fire energy this month. Because the universe speaks in signs and symbols, I recommend every person place the protection sigil decal on your body and in your car. You may also place Peacock Feathers in the SW to activate Kwan Yin energy for protection and mercy.

Windfall luck and promotion flies to the East bringing luck to the Rabbit and East facing home. Everyone may place 6 coins in the East this month for money luck and fortune. You may also activate a ship with gold ingots in the North facing toward the center of the home.

Karma and Personal Growth aspects in the Southeast this month bring instability to all aspects of our lives. Be careful of striking out too quickly this month. Place a bowl of Blue Detergent in the Southeast of your home to offset this energy. You may also place peacock feathers in this area to symbolize protecting eyes. Place a clear purple crystal or raw clear crystal in this area to promote clear thinking.

Have a fabulous month!! Live long and prosper!! I wish you much wealth, health, and happiness.