Year Of The Water Tiger

Happy new year! The last two years have been rough for most of us in strange and new ways. If someone had asked me to predict in 2018 where we’d be in 2022 I would have been wildly wrong. I’m still learning what Feng Shui can and can’t predict and I am wiser for these past years if nothing else.

This year is the year of the Water Tiger. Which is in itself fairly innocuous. Based on this alone I might predict a mild but surprising year. A Tiger in the water is always a bit surprising and if you’ve seen that viral video of the Tiger sneaking up on an alligator it’s not always safe for the unaware. It is a year for surprise attacks and unexpected victories.

Taking the flying star chart into consideration, however, I have to add in extra caution. The center of every building this year will have what I call “bad qi” that is triggered and enhanced with Fire, lights, and red colored items items. If you have any control of the center of your building I recommend removing or covering anything that might be considered fire. Add live plants to the center of the building. If they die replace them immediately. Keep them low to the ground as this type of qi is heavy. You will notice it being activiated in small ways before any major problems so pay attention to toe stubs, head bumping and general illness. If these clues happen add more plants! Small pets and children are usually the first to experience problems but some adults are also very sensitive. If you don’t have access to the center I recommend adding live plants to the areas you occupy and watch for the small clues. If you get itchy or skin rash then move the plants to a different area as that is the sign of too much wood. Every building in the world will experience the bad qi in the center though so you really can’t overdo the plants in that area of any given building. It’s also not going to be a great year for money, sadly. I wish I had better news for you! Next year, 2023, will be better for health so stay healthy and safe this year. We can get through this as a global community if we care about each other. LOVE

Happy Solstice

This time of year has always been important to me because my mother loved it. She was 1/4 German and grew up in South Jersey where German influence is strong. This area was the birthplace of Christmas as we know it in the US. Solstice marks the time when the daylight is at it’s shortest duration. People have been celebrating this time of year for millennia because it means the daylight will begin to get longer again. Solstice celebrations that involve bringing live branches and trees inside the home date back to ancient Egypt and predate Christianity.

Yang Flying Star Feng Shui is an ancient technique of mapping energy (Qi) inside buildings and using Five Element Theory to balance it and make it more hospitable for people living in the buildings. One of the elements used to balance the Qi is wood (also known as wind because trees make the wind). The Qi in buildings has many layers. It has a permanent Qi pattern that is based on when the building was built and its orientation. You can think of this as the building’s personality or astrology chart. It’s based on when and where it was born and doesn’t change. Some buildings have permanent Earth Qi in the center and will always need wood to balance and remedy what could be a very unhealthy household. Every building also has a time based Qi pattern though, that interacts with it’s inherent personality. This time based Qi pattern changes every month and can be tracked so we know where it’s going and where it’s been and how it will affect the occupants of any given building. This data has been collected for thousands of years by Flying Star Feng Shui practitioners.

I bring this up because every November the type of Earth Qi that causes illness, injury, and death in extreme situations, flys into the center of every building in the world. You read that right. Every November we all have earth Qi in the center of our domicile. Since people started living in buildings this has been happening. The Qi pattern in the center of the building affects the entire house and every single occupant. So you might wonder what the remedy for this negative Qi is. The best remedy is living plants. Whether it’s finstinctual or knowledge based adding wood/wind in December to alleviate illness and injury acquired in November by bringing cut trees and branches into a space is effective. This instinct, or knowledge, is the true history of what we now call Christmas…it was Christians that started adding candles to the trees and actually bringing in the exact element that exacerbates the earth Qi and causes massive amounts of suffering throughout the world at this time of year…every year…so celebrate the light returning with live plants in November and December instead of fire and red colored decor in December and have a safe and happy Solstice✨💕✨