Feng Shui aspects

                                       Feng Shui Aspects for August 2015

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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 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.

AUGUST: THE MONTH OF THE YANG WOOD MONKEY

August is the month of the Masculine Yang Wood Monkey. The upside of the Yang Wood Monkey is he is a great communicator and  can get along well with others. He can multi-task and can succeed at just about any profession.  He is usually well liked and fun loving.  With this tendency in the air, it is important this month to balance work and play or tensions may arise.

The down side to the Monkey is he knows how to play the game but may not always be honest in his feelings. His demeanor may be a ruse—what you see, may not be what you get.  The Wood Monkey  can be unpredictable–one minute playing and laughing and the next moment,  angry or sullen. He may  be passive aggressive or just aggressive.  The shadow part of the Wood Monkey may also  have a tendency to be selfish and arrogant and thinks himself higher than those around him. Tread carefully this month where money or your heart is concerned.

This month take special care in your attitude. Don’t offend others unnecessarily because next month when the Monkey energy leaves, you will still be here, with those you offended. Place a green elephant with his ear to the ground on your desk or in a living area to offset any miscommunication issues. Place a red Buddha image in the center of your home to remind you of happy home.

Since the Wood Monkey loves to play,  take time this month  to play, dance, and enjoy the end of summer. Fall is coming quickly!

AUGUST FENG SHUI FOR THE CENTER OF THE HOME

This month, the Wealth flying star is located in the Center of the ba-gua energy map  of the home bringing with it a combination of the HoTu numbers 3/8. This can bring fortune to all world markets but not without conflict and bickering. The Wood Monkey energy may play a role in whether the outcome will be good or bad. This 3/8 combination brings balance to the center and combines to make more wood for growth and creativity. Place moving water in the center 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 remind you of your never-ending supply of wealth, health and happiness.

This month, the joints, muscles, and tendons of the body may feel over stimulated by the added Wood energy. Use cool water or warm oil to soothe.

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.

NORTHWEST  OF THE HOME– Dog and Pig

The Star of Expansion flies to the Northwest to form another HoTu combination of 4/9, bringing balance. This combination creates metal energy. Since the Northwest is ruled by metal, this combo is especially good for the patriarchal figure of the home. Place clear crystals, metal, glass, or chrome in this area to expand those projects; inventive ideas, follow through and productivity may increase this month. Use the NW sector to brainstorm.

Use very little fire energy in this area and be careful of fire danger in the NW this month. This added fire energy could also over-activate the emotions of the heart—good and bad. Be careful of extramarital affairs and promiscuous behavior. The Dog and Pig may be faced with emotional issues this month. Use water to expel the emotions and reground with Obsidian stone.

WEST OF THE HOME – Rooster

This month could be a good month for career changes and promotions in the West and for the Rooster. Place images of water or fish in the West for Career Luck. However, stay mindful of the instability of the West this year. Take no unnecessary risks in the West. Place a glass of 1/3 water, 1/3 sea salt, and 1/3 blue detergent in the West this month. The Rooster must still watch his health this year. Place a wu-lou or gold metal rooster in this area to weigh down the energy. Bathe with Epsom salts and lavender or swim to keep the body healthy. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can drink 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.

NORTHEAST OF THE HOME – Tiger and Ox

Place a gold metal Wu Lou or extra metal in the Northeast area of the home this month to ward off illness. The Tiger and Ox must get their rest. The annual adjustments of 6 gold coins in this area to offset business conflicts 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.

SOUTH OF THE HOME– Horse

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 cranky and tired this month. If this should happen, get rest and stay quiet. Remember, tomorrow is another day. Take baths, swim, and be kind to yourself. Just rest this month. This year, the South energy is about change and mastery of your karma.

NORTH OF THE HOME– Rat

The North facing home and the Rat this month will have the good fortune of wealth and romance. Place 4 bamboos for academic achievement. Place pink peony flowers or a pair of Mandarin ducks for romantic luck. Place running water with citrine stones in the North for prosperity and windfall luck. Make sure this space is well lit. Place the infinity symbol in this area to remind you of your never-ending supply of wealth, health and happiness.

SOUTHWEST OF THE HOME – Sheep and Monkey

The Southwest, Woman, Sheep and Monkey may feel ‘off’ this month. Remove all fire energy from this sector and add extra metal. Keep this sector quiet!! Place a blue detergent/salt/water combo in the Southwest of the home, room, or office to stabilize energy. This month the Sheep and Monkey may wish to just relax and lay low. Take no gambling or emotional risks. You may place extra salt in 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.

EAST OF THE HOME– Rabbit

The East this month may receive an unexpected windfall with the combination of the HoTu numbers 1/6, which bring balance, combining to form water or wealth. Place 12 gold coins in this area to double your windfall. Running water may be used in this area to activate the water energy. Do a brief mediation visualizing ideas to bring prosperity to your front door. Ask your mind to create for you a plan to follow to bring wealth into your life. Then listen and act upon it.

SOUTHEAST OF THE HOME – Snake and Dragon

The Snake and Dragon and the Southeast facing home have a HoTu combo of 2/7 in their sector this month. Normally this brings bad luck, but this combination comes together to form. 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 Southeast for mental clarity.

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 bathe with Epsom salts and lavender or swim to keep the body healthy. Drink plenty of water. If you wish, you can drink 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 by placing a blue detergent/salt/water combo in this sector, as well.

Many tell me the aspects overwhelm them. Go back, read them, and take one direction 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!!

 

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.

Feng Shui Aspects for June and July 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July Aspects:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feng Shui Aspects for February 2013

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 monthly adjustments, in addition to the annual flying stars, should be placed in the directional sectors of the property, home, office, or desk.

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

Finally the Water Dragon is gone but he didn’t leave without bells and whistles.

If you recall, the Water Dragon is the ruler of the heavens and lightening, rain, wind, and thunder and is of the earth element. Between February 4th and the 10th we felt his departure. We felt the earth quake as he stood to fly and the storms howl when he flew away. The East coast was again hit with Nor’easters and the rest of the country was plunged into stormy temperatures as well. Since February 1st, earthquakes have been felt in Japan, Solomon Islands, North Korea, Columbia, Nevada, and Utah and the month is not over yet.

The month you may continue to feel the changing transition of the year from the aggressive water dragon to the calmer energy of the water snake. You may feel a slight dizziness or air-headed feeling; a sudden feeling of nervousness or confusion; periods where you may have felt angry but then calm; lots of movement of energy and activity around your body when no one was there and things bumping in the night so to speak. No transition is made easily and without disturbance. This energy will continue to vibrate into the New Year for a few days and even weeks, so stay diligent of what is occurring around you.

With the #5 in the center of the ba-gua this year we may see a lot of earth quaking and instability in our lifestyles. To offset this in your home be sure to place added metal for foundation and salt water to break down the unstable energy to the center of your home. Also place a beautiful raw clear crystal 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.

This month, the #2 earth star of illness flying to the center of the ba-gua and merging with the #5 of instability may bring many health issues to many people.

This year has already begun to be an interesting year of accident and injury. In addition to the storms and earthquakes, the year has already seen a police standoff on February 12, 2013 with an ex-LA police officer, Christopher Dorner that ended explosive violence. This confrontation rivaled the Josh Powell incidence, which occurred at the beginning of the Chinese New Year last year on February 5, 2012, in Washington State that resulted in the death of two small children. Adding another layer to this tragedy, Josh Powell’s brother, Michael, committed suicide on February 11, 2013, less than a week after the anniversary of the death of the Josh Powell. I hope this energy is a combination of the dragon leaving and the #5 and #2 meeting in the center of the ba-gua and not the Snake appearing. I am hoping for a quieter year.

To offset this aggressive energy in your home this month, place a BIG metal wu-lou in the middle of the ba-gua this month. If you don’t have a wu-lou, place added metal to the center of the home. Also make sure that salt water adjustment is in place. Take no unnecessary risks this month with your health. This is a universal pattern so no one is immune. You may also place plants in the center of the home this year to control some of the #5 energy. Pack the protection sigil decal on your body and in your car. Also you may put it on your front door. I leave my sigil on my front door always!! A picture of the sigil can be found on page 52 of the Female Water Snake Book.

You may also invite the Medicine Buddha (midnight blue body) or Jesus into your home. Hang a picture of the Medicine Buddha or Jesus in the center of your home and leave it there all year.

If you wish to invite the Medicine Buddha, just say:

‘I invite the Medicine Buddha into my home to protect my family and myself from illness.’

A picture of the Blue Buddha is found on page 33 of the Female Water Snake book found at www.maryshurtleff.com.

OR

If you wish to invite Jesus into your home you may do the following affirmation:

In the name of Jesus I command the illness/affliction of ________________ to be healed. It is done. It is done. It is done. (Say this several times a day)

This month of February, the #3 flies to the Northwest of the home meeting the annual #6 of power and authority. This month, on a universal level, we will again see many conflicts and challenges around government, religions, business, and/or any place where there is a presence of authority. The power will be challenged. In the private home, we may see relationships challenges surrounding father, the Pig, and the Dog people. To keep this to a dull roar, place a red Buddha or red crystal in the North West of your home. Be kind this month.

The #4 Lucky Green Star of Literary Success and Romance flies to West this month, symbolizing an increase for success in writing or direction and intelligence. Since the #4 meets up with the #7, be sure to double-check all paper work for clarity and mistakes. The #4 star is also referred to as the romance star. The Rooster may feel more romantic this month. However, with that said, be careful of extra marital affairs. Everyone may place peonies and rose quartz in the West for Romantic luck. Also place a pair of birds to promote longevity and healthy life. Be sure to keep the blue detergent adjustment in place throughout the year.

The monthly # 5 of Instability goes to the Northeast of the ba-gua this month, meeting with the #8 causing financial instability. Place a Salt Water Cure or Salt Lamp in the North East of your home to offset this energy. Keep your running water feature in place and balls of gold throughout the year. The Tiger and Ox need to watch their health this month.

The #6 Star of Power and Authority flies to the South this month meeting with the #9 of expansion bringing luck to the South and the Horse. Place 6 Metal Chinese coins or 6 American Gold Dollars in the South of your home. Place a Tribute Horse figure
in the South this year with the wish fulfilling mantra—OM USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT—under it.

#7 Star of Karma and Personal Growth flies to the North this month meeting the #1 of career bringing legal issues, conflict, and instability to the North and career. If you have been dishonest in business, it will be revealed this month. Karma will find you. Place a bowl of Blue Detergent in the North of your home to offset this energy. Place a blue or clear smooth crystal ball in the North this month to keep career flowing smoothly.

The #8 of money flies to the South West this month bringing good money prospects to Southwest sector of women, sheep and monkey. You may wish to place the Wealth Gods, Fuk, Luk and Sau in this area to enhance wealth this month. Be sure to have running water in this area with citrine stones or gold ingots in it. Since the annual star #2 of illness is present continue to keep the metal wu-luo in place.

The #9 Purple Star of Expansion flies into the East this month and brings double the energy to the #3 of conflict. Place a Red Buddha in this sector to remind you of love and peace within the family unit. Also place a spiritual deity to guide any family issues that may arise.

The #1 of Career flies to the Southeast of the Home and the sector of the Dragon and Snake this month. The #4 annual wood/water combo makes the Southeast an excellent sector to get your paperwork done this month –the dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. The #1 of Career brings with it new opportunities and money. To activate the East of the home use a Water Feature or any symbol of Water. You may also use a Bamboo Ship with Metal Ingots in the Southeast to symbolize your ship coming in. This can help with business luck as well as promotion or recognition in one’s field. Place the Wealth Gods, Fuk, Luk, and Sau, in this sector of your home or office. Place peonies and rose quartz in the East for Romantic luck. Also place a pair of birds to promote longevity and healthy life.

Continue this month to get your annual adjustments in place and keep up on the monthly stars that may fly into your animals. Have a fabulous month. Next month will settle down!!

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