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rooster-coverThis year, 2017, will be a year of opportunity as well as a year of posturing for position. The   energy of the year has a double Rooster, so expect the year to be of pecking order and working up the ladder. The Yin Metal and Yin Fire bring forth both intellectual aspects and aspects of passion. Be aware. They can pull against each other in conflict or meld beautifully in a sculpture of what you want your life to be. It is always your choice. Your thoughts are always–your choice. The best of both spectrums are being presented to you and as they meet in the middle, they blend into a beautiful resurrected Phoenix rising. As the fire dies away, the incredible beauty of the metal sculpture of your creation will remain. Again, create the sculpture in the image of what you wish to be.

Right now in the world, we are seeing more posturing and an attainment of what we don’t want. Wrong approach to a successful new year. Many people are worried about that double rooster in the Four Pillar astrology for the year. I am not. One is yin or feminine fire and one is yin or feminine metal. There is no strong arm yang approach. It passed with the monkey. Today get your roosters on the same page. Put together your vision boards. It is a year of new beginnings and opportunities. Since 2017 has the numerology of a #1 and the center of the ba-gua has a #1, it brings forth the energy of the next nine years. What we manifest this year, sets a pattern for the next 9 years. That is why the vision boards becomes so useful. They remind us each day of the attainment of what we would like to be.

People ask me all the time what I wish for. I wish for happiness and good health. The rest will come. Basically my prayers are for world peace. A world where everyone can feel safe again. The Monkey was a rascal last year and we are still seeing the fall out from it and many people still trying to hold onto to that familiar brand of chaos. However, the Rooster on February 4th at the crack of dawn will be crowing and as the Monkey’s cage slams shut for another 12 years. Intellect and discipline will begin to guide the masses again.

Unexpectedly, a few months ago, a new Chinese Master presented himself to me. I didn’t even recognize him until he started talking to me about Feng Shui. When I told him I did Feng Shui, he said, I know. I was confused but accepted it was our destiny to meet. I asked him if he could teach me more. And he agreed. I have been troubled by the world and the mentality that the monkey brought forth and the fear it seems to have provoked. Today, as I spoke with my Master, I told him of my concerns. We spoke of the different animal interactions and I asked him how to calm the Rooster if it should become too aggressive. He said….Metal Rat. The Metal Rat will be strong and scurries quickly. It distracts the Rooster and interrupts his thinking and pattern of behavior. While the Rooster is distracted, he loses his disciplined edge. The Metal Rat is Rooster’s friend so the Rooster is not threatened or intimidated but amused by the intelligence the Metal Rat brings to the table. Place a Metal Rat in the West if you feel as though life is posturing against you this year.

For more info on the years aspects, The 2017 Year of the Chinese Yin Fire Rooster is now available at www.maryshurtleff.com,
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I am also excited to announce the Realm of Spirit is in final format editing. One more proof and we are off to the publisher. I had set an Easter release for the renewal of spring and I think we are going to easily make that release.

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I wish you all a happy prosperous new year with an abundance of health, wealth, and  happiness. May we all live in peace. And may we all be the contributor to it. Let us honor the differences in each other.

Love Mary

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Hold onto your hats this year!
For eons of time, soothsayers have looked to
the animals for answers and guidance from
God. They believe the animals speak to us and
their instincts teach us.
The year will prove to be one of changeability
and unpredictability. Watch for the signs. The
Fire Monkey’s wild ride may be one many will
not forget. This will be a year of transformation
and newly discovered passions with many
rejecting their conventional lifestyles for a
more laid back approach. Others may find the
courage to follow their life-long passion. Be
smart in all personal and business decisions.
Only make calculated moves.
The Monkey is highly intelligent with sharp
wits, unpredictability and quickness. Don’t be
surprised if things change on a dime this year.
The competitive Monkey may scheme to outwit
their opponent through manipulation and lies.
They love the Bohemian, unusual lifestyle of
freedom, and have difficulty being ‘normal’ or
conventional. Each person may feel the energy
of the Fire Monkey in their essence or see it in
another.
The year could turn into a “Hot Monkey Mess.”
Take time to play, dance, and enjoy life. Don’t
take yourself too seriously! What will your
prophesy be for the year? Find  out now!

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Feng Shui Aspects for September 2015

 

Your home is an extension of your mind and your thoughts create your home. Does your home support your needs—emotionally, financially, physically, spiritually, and mentally? This monthly Feng Shui aspect feature will help you to make those assessments. All you have to do is read and place the objects appropriately and go about your month.

The Four-Pillar Eastern astrology and the Flying Stars method of Feng Shui is used to determine how the ener­gies of the Earth and its directions from different time periods affect your lives and well-being.  The Flying Stars Feng Shui, a method thousands of years old, is based on ancient calculations of astronomy, navigation, and mathematics. The Flying Stars method covers the natal or birth stars of your home; the annual flying stars that change each year with the Chinese New Year; and the monthly flying stars, which change monthly.

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it.

The adjustments may be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.  

The month of September is considered the Metal Rooster. This month the element meeting the Rooster is wood. The metal/wood combo may help the Rooster to be kinder and gentler; not as abrasive. This month we may see many jockeying for position in the hen house. The Rooster never lets anyone see him sweat. This month, watch out for people blowing themselves up to be more than they are. Stay humble.

 This month, the number #7 of karma and retribution/reckoning flies to the Center of the ba-gua meeting up with a #3 of conflict. Be careful of BIG disagreement that may result in a lawsuit or divorce. Place a bowl of blue detergent, salt, and water in equal parts in the center of your home. Also place a Brown or Stone Buddha to calm energy and raw clear crystals for clear thinking. Read ALL the fine print in signing of important papers. Fraud and con artistry is high this month. Always have a spiritual deity in the center of your home each year to remind you of the higher power that may help guide your insights and decisions. Trust all is as it should be.

 The wealth-flying star is located in the North West of the ba-gua energy this month bringing good fortune to the Pig and Dog and Northwest facing homes. Place yellow citrine in the Northwest of the home to enhance the wealth factor. Place the infinity symbol in this area to remain you of your never-ending supply of wealth, health and happiness. The aspect of wealth joins the energy of academic achievement, which makes it especially good for the Patriarchal figure of the home.

 The expansion star flies into the West this year joining the instability star. Take no unnecessary risks in the West this month and year.  This month keep the West especially still. Place a glass of 1/3 water, 1/3 sea salt, and 1/3 blue detergent in the West this month. The Rooster and West facing homes must watch his health, money, and relationships this year. Place a wu-lou or Gold Metal Rooster in this area to weigh down the energy. Take Epsom salts with lavender baths or swim to keep the body healthy and mind calm. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can do a Himalayan Salt cleanse with ½ tsp. of Himalayan Salt in 8 oz. of water. This is a spiritual cleanse for the soul. Just relax and enjoy the down time.  Always consult your doctor if you have any questions about your health.

 The career star flies into the Northeast this month bringing a combo of the Ho Tu numbers 1/6 with possible career changes and promotions to the Ox and Tiger and Northeast facing homes. Place water, images of water, or fish in the Northeast for Career luck. The annual adjustments of 6 Gold coins in this area to enhance business ventures should still remain in place this month. Place a Gold Rooster on your desk to stop backstabbing and politicking. However, the power star is in your corner so there is a chance of speculative luck all year.

 This month—AGAIN– keep the South calm.  This South and the Horse have the #7 of instability and karma in it’s sector, all year.  The South facing home or South sector of your home may feel off balance again this month when the illness and emotions star flies into that space. Place a Gold Metal Wu Lou or extra metal in the South area of the home this month to ward off illness. The Horse and South facing home must get their rest to avoid emotional burnout.

 Keep blue flowers or still water at your front door all year on the left side looking out. Keep lighting low and be careful with fire. Put 1/3 salt, 1/3 water, and 1/3 blue detergent in a bowl and place it in the South. Place smooth clear crystal balls in this area for smooth sailing. Any work done in this area must be checked and double-checked for mistakes. Check over all legal documents—especially Horse people. The Horse may feel off balance and somewhat cranky and tired this month. If this should happen, get rest and stay quiet. Remember: Tomorrow in another day. Take baths, swim, and be kind to yourself. This month…just rest. This year, the South energy is about change and mastery of your karma.

 This month, the Ho Tu # 2/7 combination come together to form a fire combination and can be especially advantageous to the fire energy of the South and the Horse. Fire energy is good for closing deals or beginning new projects, which may mean money windfalls, and past debt repayment out of the blue. Place crystal jewels or crystal balls or raw crystals in the South for mental clarity. This month, balance the energy of the South with a little bit of each element.

 This year, the wealth-flying star is located in the North of the ba-gua energy map. This month the #3 of conflict flies to the North, bringing with it a combination of a Ho-Tu numbers 3/8. This can bring fortune to the Rat and North facing home but with possible conflict and bickering. The 3/8 combo brings balance to the North as it forms wood, which is the product of water. Creativity is high in the North this month. Place moving water in the North of the home to enhance the wealth factor as well as help calm any heated conflict this month surrounding money or relationships. Place the infinity symbol in this area to remain you of your never-ending supply of wealth, health and happiness

The Rat may feel off balance and somewhat cranky and tired this month. Place a Red Buddha in this area to stifle the combative wood.

 Romance is in the Southwest this month for women, Monkey and Sheep people. For romantic luck place a pink peony flowers or a pair of Mandarin ducks in the Southwest. The Ho Tu 4/9 combo in the Southwest expands the luck for Romance to find you. Place 4 bamboos for academic achievement for those students or teachers returning to school. Learning and intuition is high this month in the Southwest and for the Sheep and Monkey people. Listen carefully and execute properly.

 The East and Rabbit may feel ‘off’ this month. Remove all fire energy from this sector and add wood. Keep this sector quiet!! Place Saltwater Combo in the East of the home, room, or office to stabilize energy. This month the Rabbit may wish to just relax and lay low. Take no gambling or emotional risks. You may place extra salt this sector to absorb positive ions and stabilize energy. Place any of the protectors, fu dogs, chi luns, Kuan Kung, coin sword, protection amulets, etc. in this area.

 This month, the Southeast, Dragon, and Snake may receive unexpected recognition this month. Place 6 Gold coins in this area to enhance the star of power and authority. With power and authority comes responsibly for your decisions and choices. Chose wisely. Do a brief mediation visualizing ideas to bring your higher goals to your front door. Ask your mind to create you a plan to follow to bring wealth into your life. Then listen and act upon it.

 The Dragon, Snake and areas of the Southeast must continue to watch their health all year. The Snake and Dragon may wish to take extra care to get plenty of sleep, eat right, exercise to release emotions, and not burn the candle at both ends. Place a wu-lou or metal in this area to weigh down the energy. The Snake and Dragon may take Epsom salts with lavender baths or swim to keep the body healthy. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can do a Himalayan Salt cleanse with ½ tsp. of Himalayan Salt in 8 oz. of water. This is a spiritual cleanse for the soul. Just relax and enjoy the down time. You may also wish to counter measure with a blue detergent/Salt/Water Combo in this sector too.

 Many tell me the aspects overwhelm them. Go back, read them, and take one directions at a time and just work with it. Don’t panic. Do the adjustments at your leisure or only do the directions you feel are a problem.  Eat the elephant one bite at a time. Pretty soon, you will get it and eat the whole elephant!! Have a fantastic month. Peace be with you!!

 

Blue Moon—July 31st

What does it mean? The Blue Moon is considered the second full moon of a month. They occur infrequently, hence the saying….once in a blue moon. On July 31, 2015 at 4:42 MST, the blue moon will be fully visible in the heavens. The next blue moon will not occur until January 31, 2018.

The full moon cycle has a large drawing and pulling influence on any water on the earth surface. The human body is estimated to contain anywhere from 65-75% water, therefore it can be expected to have an effect upon the human body, as well. Water energy is a conduit to the emotions of the body, explaining why the full moon will have a pulling affect upon the body.

Emotions are drawn to the surface at this time. During a full moon cycle, emergency room are known to be busier. As a past bartender, I can personally tell you, there were more bar fights during the full moon than any other time of the month. I never worked nights during that time. It was pandemonium.

On a metaphysical spiritual level the full moon is traditionally about ‘letting go’ or ‘putting an end to’ pattern. This Blue Moon, the second in the same month, becomes intensified with energy and is an excellent time to start purging those things in your life you no longer wish to be associated.

Place a container of water out the night of the Blue Moon that you will drink the next few days until gone. This infused energy will help cleanse the body. You may also add a tsp. of Himalayan salt to it if you wish for more cleansing effect.

Always check with your doctor if on medication that may interact with salt.

Next, make a list of the things in your life you wish to let go of. Use a pencil to write your list, as a pen is more permanent. This list may include emotions, people, personal possessions, job, illness, etc. A day before the moon, on the moon, and the day after the moon, meditate a few minutes each day with your list seeing these things literally diminish and grow less and less important to you as you finally are able, on the last day, see them fade away. Imagine your troubles flying away on the wings of birds or floating away on a boat. There are several methods you may use to finally get rid of the paper.

  1. You may put the list on toilet paper and literally flush it down the toilet to never be seen again!!
  1. Make a small fire and burn the note. When the fire burns down place the ashes outside your property. Place the ashes safely in a garbage container or bury in the ground away from your normal places of activity. Don’t scatter them in a place you visit. You may also tear up the paper into at least 9 pieces and bury 9 inches in the ground—9 signifying endings—and plant a tree or flower on it.
  1. You may tie your paper to tree or post outdoor and let the wind carry the words away. Let the rain wash the pencil off the paper or the sun bleach it.

Find the method that feels appropriate to you but please don’t litter. Each day after the moon, look at the moon and mentally add any other things you wish to let go. Be sure to say thank you. Drink your moon water until gone.

The moon and its influence will diminish over the next two weeks in a New Moon with new beginnings. Make a new list of new beginning!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui Aspects for July 2015

Intro to the Monthly Aspects: Your home is an extension of your mind and your thoughts create your home. Does your home support your needs—emotionally, financially, physically, spiritually, and mentally? This monthly Feng Shui aspect feature will help you to make those assessments. All you have to do is read and place the objects appropriately and go about your month.

The Four-Pillar Eastern astrology and the Flying Stars method of Feng Shui is used to determine how the ener­gies of the Earth and its directions from different time periods affect your lives and well-being. The Flying Stars Feng Shui, a method thousands of years old, is based on ancient calculations of astronomy, navigation, and mathematics. The Flying Stars method covers the natal or birth stars of your home; the annual flying stars that change each year with the Chinese New Year; and the monthly flying stars, which change monthly.

Disclaimer: All aspects and predictions of the flying stars are for entertainment purposes only and should not be used in the place of medical care if you should need it.

 The adjustments may be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

 Since the year is half over, I recommend a cleanse of your home. The first half of the year, you have been changing and moving forward and depositing a no longer needed energy. Open your doors and windows and use a chime, smudge, toning bowl and/or essential oil of orange and frankincense to clear the energy. Go through each room. Open the windows and use the chimes or smudge or spray to cleanse each corner and the middle of the room…floor and ceiling. Plan on taking your time and really focusing on removing the old and re-depositing the new energy. Get clear on your goals and intentions and what you are clearing from your life that no longer aligns with those goals.

At the end of the cleanse place a glass bowl or vase of salt and a glass bowl or vase of water in the four corners of your home on the inside of the house. At the front door place a salt line to keep all negativity from entering your home and place a vase of water on the left and right side of the door. You may place fresh flowers in the vase. Change the water daily. At the end of 9 days, throw away the salt and the water. Remove the salt line. Re-chime your home. Re-spray with a sweet smelling essential oil or sweet grass smudge. Next say a prayer of thank you for all you have and the new direction your guides will deliver you too. It is done!!

This July month has Goddess energy of 3/6/9 combos in the Southwest, Center, and the Northeast of the home. These directions are the fortune and indirect fortune directions for the period eight of flying stars feng shui. Place a Golden Goddess or a women powered deity of your choice on a Gold cloth in the one or all of these areas to bring forth a nurturing supporting energy.

This month, the fire star flies to the Center of the ba-gua/energy map bringing with it a possible expansion of tension and conflict. Place a Golden Goddess in the center so the nurturing energy will prevail.

This added fire to the center of the map might cause extreme heat conditions around the globe either in the way of actual fires, extreme heat, or a clashing of anger emotions erupting into conflict. This month, do not place actual fire in the center of your home such as candles, fireplaces, or burning of any kind. The fire danger is high.

Keep the center of your home well lit and add clear raw crystals or smooth crystal balls to the center of your home this month if you are feeling in conflict. The crystals will help you feel mentally clearer, grounded, and anchored. Be aware of nasty tempers and realize they too will pass.

If your home feels too hot, place water around the home. Drink plenty of water and keep the body energy rested. Heat causes fatigue. If you wish, you can do a Himalayan Salt cleanse with ½ tsp. of Himalayan Salt in 8 oz. of water. This is a spiritual cleanse for the soul. Just relax and enjoy the down time. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about your health.

This month could be a good month for career changes and promotions in the Northwest. Place a still bowl of water in the Northwest for career luck. This area should already have 4 bamboos for academic achievement. The two together can increase a chance of promotion and money coming to you. Place 6 coins in this area as well to energize the water energy. The Dog and Pig should especially take advantage of this energy.

Take no unnecessary risks in the West this month. Place a glass of 1/3 water, 1/3 sea salt, and 1/3 blue detergent in the West this month. Keep the West quiet and calm. The Rooster must watch his health this month. Place a wu-lou or Gold Metal Rooster in this area to weigh down the energy. Take Epsom salts with lavender baths or swim to keep the body healthy. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can do a Himalayan Salt cleanse with ½ tsp. of Himalayan Salt in 8 oz. of water. This is a spiritual cleanse for the soul. Just relax and enjoy the down time. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about your health.

This month the Northeast area of the home and the Tiger and Ox may feel conflicted this month about change. If your office or bedroom is in the Northeast you may feel internal conflict regarding personal and business relationships. Place a Red Buddha in the Northeast and place 6 Gold coins in this area to offset business conflicts. Place a Gold Rooster on your desk to stop backstabbing and politicking. However, the power star is in your corner so there is a chance of speculative luck. Activate with small still water…turtle, three legged frog, and/or fish.

This month—again– keep the South calm. The South facing home or South sector of your home may feel off balance again this month. Put blue flowers or still water at your front door on the left side looking out. Keep lighting low and be careful with fire. Put 1/3 salt, 1/3 water, and 1/3 blue detergent in a bowl and place it in the South. Place smooth clear crystal balls in this area for smooth sailing. Any work done in this area must be checked and double-checked for mistakes. Check over all legal documents—especially Horse people. The Horse may feel off balance and somewhat melancholy and tired this month. If this should happen, get rest and stay quiet. Remember: Tomorrow in another day. Take baths, swim, and be kind to yourself. This month…just rest. This year, the South energy is about change and mastery of your karma.

Put a bowl of sea salt in the North facing home this month to absorb any negativity. Rat people need to slow down and watch their health this month. Get your rest. Too much is going on financially, emotionally, and physically. Place extra water in this sector to absorb positive ions and stabilize energy. To protect money place any of the protectors, fu dogs, chi luns, Kuan Kung, coin sword, protection amulets, etc. in this area.

The Southwest this month may receive an unexpected windfall with the combo of the expansion star and the power star entering the place of the Sheep and Monkey. Place 12 Gold coins in this area to double your windfall. Still water may be used in this area to cool metal/fire combo. Do a brief mediation visualizing ideas to bring prosperity to your front door. Ask your mind to create you a plan to follow to bring wealth into your life. Then listen and act upon it.

To stabilize career energy, place a blue detergent/Salt/Water Combo in the East of the home, room, or office. If you have a blue elephant or rhinoceros, set it in this area to protect the area as well. You may also set black or blue fu-dogs. Remove all fire or red energy. This is a time of clearing past karma.

The Snake and Dragon and the Southeast Facing home have the sum of ten combo in their sector this month, which can mean money windfalls, and past debt repayment out of the blue. After a challenging last month, this will be a welcoming change. Place crystal jewels or crystal balls or raw crystals in the Southeast this month in increments of eight. Place the infinity symbol in this area to remain you of your never-ending supply of wealth, health and happiness.

The Dragon, Snake and areas of the Southeast must watch their health all year. The Snake and Dragon may wish to take extra care to get plenty of sleep, eat right, exercise to release emotions, and not burn the candle at both ends. Place a wu-lou or metal in this area to weigh down the energy. The Snake and Dragon may take Epsom salts with lavender baths or swim to keep the body healthy. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can do a Himalayan Salt cleanse with ½ tsp. of Himalayan Salt in 8 oz. of water. This is a spiritual cleanse for the soul. Just relax and enjoy the down time.

Many tell me the aspects overwhelm them. Go back, read them, and take one directions at a time and just work with it. Don’t panic. Do the adjustments at your leisure or only do the directions you feel are a problem. Eat the elephant one bite at a time. Pretty soon, you will get it and eat the whole elephant!! Have a fantastic month. Peace be with you!!

 

Mary Shurtleff

www.maryshurtleff.com

 

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!

Mary Shurtleff is a blogger for JenningsWire. You can read more posts by Mary at

http://www.jenningswire.com/metaphysics/feng-shui/what-is-going-on-with-all-the-plane-crashes/

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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!!