Feng Shui

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.

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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!!

 

EASY TO DO Flying Stars Aspects Blog  for   your life, home,  and business.

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.

Overall Feng Shui means wind and water in Mandarin Chinese and is the art of placement within your home, business, or environment. Feng Shui knowledge can help you to understand how that which is seen and unseen, can affect your reality. We live in a world of symbology and branding. Everything the mind’s eye sees is a message to the subconscious mind and the subconscious mind will unconsciously react in a positive or negative way. On a spiritual level, feng shui knowledge can help you to harness and manifest the “power of thought or the spoken word.” Your thoughts are powerful and form and affect your very being. When applied appropriately, this esoteric or mystical feng shui can change your life.

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.

In this monthly blog we will explore the monthly flying stars technique. This technique is easy and focuses on the aspects of the monthly flying stars, their interaction with the annual stars, the sectors they fly into each year, and their effect on your life.

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Feng Shui Aspects for June 2015

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.

This month of June 2015, the stars line up to make this a somewhat unpredictable month. The West, South, Southwest, and Southeast are the directions to keep an eye on for instable energies. The East, Northeast, and North are very auspicious and the Northwest is somewhat neutral. This month may feel like a balancing act but just remember—this too shall pass. Each sector has a yin and yang or negative and positive quality. Which one you feed will be the one that thrives. Always feed the positive and dissect the negative into a positive.

The Tai chi turns each day as well as monthly. When an auspicious daystar flies into the day, it will shift that monthly energy that appears funky!! Some sectors will definitely feel better than others. Start journaling and gauging your days.

This month the water star flies to the Center of the ba-gua/energy map– cleansing and purifying the energy of the environment. This could bring added rain and more water on a universal level. The extra water can also make the earth unstable and we may see more flooding, landslides, and maybe earthquakes. The water will bring added strength to the annual star of conflict so it is important to balance this wood/water/earth energy with more earth. Add extra clear raw crystals to the center of your home this month if you feel you are walking on shaky ground. The crystals will help you feel mentally clearer, grounded, and anchored.

This month could be a good month for career changes and promotions. For some, there may be some forced changes centering around job prospects but don’t panic. Change is scary, but sometimes very good and needed. Everything happens for a reason. This month in the center of your home, place still water to absorb any negative energy and in addition, a red Buddha or red smooth crystal to the center of the home for smooth business and personal transitions. Expect some endings and awesome beginnings!!

In the Northwest this month, remove all objects that resemble fire and keep lighting minimal. The Pig and Dog may wish to take extra care to get plenty of sleep and not burn the candle at both ends. Take no unnecessary risks in the Northwest this month. Keep the Northwest quiet and calm. Place a wu-lou or metal in this area to weigh down the energy. You may add 4 bamboos in water for academic achievement. The Northwest is a great place to write, edit, or create this month.

This month the Rooster people and the West of home may feel out of sorts. If your office or bedroom is in the West you may feel internal conflict regarding personal and business relationships. Place a Golden Rooster in the West this month with the bowl of sea salt water. This will stabilize that energy and help absorb the conflict. Because the Rooster is a bird of strength, self-promotion, and opportunity, the symbology of the Rooster counters backstabbing, politicking, and conflict through self-assurance. This month use this sector to focus on resolving those areas of your life not working in your best interest.

The Northeast of the home is a very strong area this month with achievement meeting up with power. Place 6 Chinese coins in the Northeast for the year. Romantic luck is high. Place pink peonies or mandarin ducks in this area to find that special feeling. The Tiger and Ox can enjoy a good month with good things coming their way. However, remember….having power is tough …choose wisely.

This month keep the South calm. The South facing home or South sector of your home may feel off balance 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.

The North facing home and Rat people are blessed with good fortune this month. Place with 6 gold coins or Chinese coins and 8 pieces of Citrine stones in the North. 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. Don’t procrastinate. Strike while the iron is hot!!

The Southwest in the month of June is complicated by a fire/metal clash. This month women need to watch their health and avoid becoming overloaded. Drink plenty of water and rest when exhausted to avoid a serious affliction. To stabilize this energy place your blue detergent/Salt/Water Combo in the Southwest 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. Also place a rooster to offset any gossiping and unfair attacking from your frienemies!! Allow the Southwest of the home to lay low this month. The Sheep and Monkey and Women must take rest when tired. This is a time of clearing past karma.

The East is honored with a fortune as well as the wealth star and career star meet up in the family sector of the ba-gua or energy map. Place a moving or still fountain with 8 citrine stones in the East. You may also place a picture of your family need the fountain for familial good fortune.

The Snake and Dragon and the Southeast Facing home must watch their health this month. 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. Take no unnecessary risks in the Southeast this month. Place a wu-lou or metal in this area to weigh down the energy. Emotions may run high this month. Place smooth round crystal balls in the Southeast to distort 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.

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

 

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.

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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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 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.

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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.