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.