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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE OX

January 10, 2016 – February 7, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s the final month of the Goat, also known as the Goat’s tail. It’s time to get ready for the Lunar New Year (more on that soon!). We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Ox. The animal that governs this year is the Goat. The Ox has an oppositional relationship with the Goat.

The Ox and the Goat can have a difficult relationship. They can both become resentful and feel unappreciated. The Ox may find that they are working hard to keep things afloat and stable, while the Goat does not feel appreciated for their creative sensitivity. It takes a lot of understanding and patience for this relationship to progress forward smoothly. This month, we must keep in mind the spirit of cooperation and navigate around obstacles as they arise.
When you are faced with complications, remember to look at the big picture and bear in mind that it is never firmly fixed; it’s an ongoing story. Ride the current and instead of falling over, raising the white flag and resisting, go with the flow and even the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be conquered.

Monthly Quote: “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” — Karen Ravn

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE ROOSTER
September 13, 2015 – October 12th, 2015

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rooster. The animal that governs this year is the Goat. Both the Goat and Rooster will try to make their partnership work. Roosters appreciate order; they love deeply but are not overly affectionate, while Goats love passionately; they need affection and reassurance. Both are prone to moodiness. The best scenario would be for the Rooster not to interfere and let the Goat’s creativity shine.
The global economy should pick up as the Rooster/Goat combo does well in commerce. Their differences complement each other, highlighted by the Rooster’s financial acumen and the Goat’s innovative talent.
Watch for emotions to flare in relationships. Keep reactionary behavior to a minimum through concise communication. Have heart-to-heart discussions with loved ones and allow them to see your true self. Let go of judgments. Speak your truth with love. The more authentic you are, the higher your chances for success in all your endeavors.
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ~ Thoreau

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Rat – You possess the power to resolve a challenging situation. Reach into your bag of tricks to find the necessary tools. Maintain boundaries to stay in control of complicated conditions. Regeneration is needed on your sacred path. Find time for leisure activities, dancing, listening to music, reading; feed your soul. WHATEVER your goal is, heaven will lend a helping hand.

Ox – Follow the path that leads to happiness. Joy in your relationship is what keeps it together. The pleasure that you find in your favorite pastime keeps your chi elevated. Look for the humor in difficult situations and enjoy a good laugh. Avoid high drama and tense situations. Don’t become entangled with people who live from one crisis to the next. Water will play a key role, which indicates travel, communication, and career choices. Like an arrow from a drawn bow, your plans will fly directly into heaven.

Tiger – Don’t give way to discouragement. Have a positive outlook and be persistent. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Small steps add up to bounding leaps. Enjoy each step as you go. Open yourself to accept the love that surrounds you. The Lotus is the mystical symbol of a spiritual awakening. Allow Lotus energy to envelop you. Be wary of con artists. If you think it’s too good to be true, it probably is, so walk away.

Rabbit – Masculine energy is going to play a significant role in your life. If you have any unresolved issues, now is the time to confront them. Let go of toxic energy and heal old wounds. Take time to set your intentions so that the heavens will know what you desire. Look to the East. It’s a new day. This is an auspicious time to start a project, especially one with focus on family and home. As luck would have it, helpful people will come to your aid.

Dragon – The healing power is within you both for yourself and others. Feel free to share and enjoy the results. Remove any thoughts of limitations and open yourself up to the healing that is within you. You will receive psychic gifts, or a supernatural power will come to your aid. Live harmoniously with the earth and enjoy communing with nature. There will be a magical moment for your worthy soul.

Snake – Don’t take other points of view lightly. They may hold some credence. This could be your pathway to peace. By considering other opinions you may experience a paradigm shift. Welcome the feelings of renewal that are upon you. You’ll be crossing a new threshold, which means either a new home, place of business, institute of education, or doorway to a new friendship. Your outlook is promising.

Horse – You may be receiving psychic assistance and intuitions. There’s something mysterious or unknown in front of you. Perhaps it’s simply a blank piece of paper that needs to be written on. Your creative juices are flowing and your ideas will take flight. Allow prosperity to flow your way; worrying about money will only attract problems. Visualize and affirm prosperity. This is a good time for horses to go for and get what they want.

Goat – Something extraordinary will happen that you will remember for a long time to come. This is a fertile time for new projects or even the conception of a baby. Everything is still in the beginning stages so sit back and let the growth process happen naturally. Be patient. All will come in due time. Have faith in yourself and don’t lose focus. Maintain determination, and helpful people will arrive from all directions

Monkey – Work your magic now; pull your abilities out of the closet; reach into your bag of tricks with focused intention and you can manifest your desire. The time is right to commence a new undertaking. Proceed with confidence that you will hit the mark. Your prospects are good for a new project or venture to be successful. Delve into your library of self-help and inspirational books; find one that resonates with you now, and if you’ve already read it, read it again.

Rooster – It’s time to crow. There is a new sunrise and the prospects for a new venture or project are abundant. Hold on to that spirit of optimism as you look into the new dawn. Let go of worry or doubt and jump right in. Trust your own core power, and go for it. But because everything is in its infancy stage, have patience and enjoy the process. A benevolent person will help release you from an obligation that has been weighing you down.

Dog – Don’t try to force things; everything happens in due course. To try and force things will only lead to frustration. Trust that the universe is on your side. Let go of the struggle and allow things to happen naturally. By living in harmony with nature, you can experience the beauty and joy of life that is all around. An auspicious event will occur like the birth of a child, purchasing a new home, or a new relationship or venture. You have the power of endurance and your patience will be rewarded subsequently.

Pig – You are sensitive to toxic people and have been recently exposed. It’s time to clear away that energy. Breathe the fresh air and elevate the spirit in your home or office through Feng Shui. Clear your chi daily. Shield yourself with protective crystals and talismans. Eliminate clutter and stay clear of unhealthy substances. Shed old baggage and attachments and allow your metamorphosis to happen naturally. Have faith in yourself; do not lose focus. If you’re determined, help will come from all sides.

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE MONKEY

August 14 – September 12, 2015
We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Monkey. The animal that governs this year is the Goat. This combination is a friendly and compatible one, though the Monkey tends to be more wild and in need of social stimulation. The Goat is very sensual, the Monkey, agile and quick. Because the monkey’s energy is very intense, now is a good time to be more cautious and mindful. This is a good time to honor your ancestors.
“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day, and right mindfulness is the protection by night.”
~ Buddha

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Rat –Compassion and a willingness to look at both sides of an issue may bring resolution. Be ready to humbly accept an apology, and know that ‘forgive and forget’ is the policy that would serve you best. Your hopes can become realities with more ease than originally anticipated; possibly involving a relationship. A Rabbit or Tiger person will figure prominently in the month ahead. Leave your old methods behind, and you’ll break through and illuminate the path for others. Great joy and happiness shall prevail.

Ox –This month’s focus should be on your health, and the well-being of those important to you. You will be supported, and the difference could be life-changing. You are a healer; perhaps this is a good time to study healing methods. Be wary of the tendency to initially over-complicate plans into something unattainable, better to concentrate on simple basics first, before moving on to the deeper stuff. Save decision-making until after the natural process of elimination has narrowed options down to fewer choices. What at first looked unpromising will end in gratification.

Tiger –It may be time for that important conversation you’ve been meaning to have with a friend or loved one. Be brave; let them know exactly how you feel, and what it means to you. Then they’ll know where you’re really coming from, and the result will be a true understanding of who you are. Spiritual support for this endeavor will come to you through meditation, and your life essence will be empowered. You show tenacity and perseverance and an ability to get things done. With strength and determination, you will achieve success. Expect a joyful reunion.

Rabbit –This is a time for spiritual growth and the release of old concepts and outgrown situations. Trials and tribulations were necessary for you to expand in a way that will ultimately prove beneficial. There may be a special message waiting for you in the mountains, so an alpine excursion could be in order. Save your decision-making until after the natural process of elimination has narrowed it down to fewer choices. When the answer becomes clear, say no to that which would divert you from your path. A helpful person is coming into either your personal or professional life. Get ready for a happy, joyful occurrence that you will remember for quite some time.

Dragon – There’s positive energy surrounding the Dragon this month. The Monkey and the Dragon are a very harmonious combination. You may need to make a greater effort or outlay than you anticipated, but the results will be well worth it. Be just yet firm in your dealings and accept that everyone wants to feel that they’ve come out ahead. You know how to get what you want and you are good at it. Everything should proceed smoothly, especially if you meditate regularly; give yourself some “me” time, and you will receive a creative spark of ideas that you will find truly rewarding.

Snake – Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. Plan your day around your most important project and make a concentrated effort to plow through the difficulties necessary to achieve success. Once you’ve accomplished that, you can move on and feel the joyful sensation of fulfillment. Monetarily and in your investments, there will be a window of opportunity, which you must grasp when it is at hand as it won’t last long. Snakes love to luxuriate so take time out for nurturing; go to the spa and get a massage, a beauty treatment, facial or pedicure. It will be a magical moment for a deserving soul, so be ready to receive.

Horse – Masculine energy plays a key role this month. Release all negative notions and start afresh in your dealings with men. Don’t allow the ghosts of the past to adversely affect your present situations. Let go of painful emotions that interfere with healthy relationships and accept the masculine energy around you as well as from within. An extraordinary event will take you by surprise; such as an unexpected proposal or a new unconventional direction opening up in front of you. You can express yourself freely and be unrestricted by preconceived limitations. Remember that life is a dance.

Goat – Seek purity in all you do. Check in with your intentions and motivations, and allow integrity to prevail. Carry that over into your personal life by maintaining a pure diet that avoids chemicals and toxins. Stay away from processed or fast foods, and cleanse if need be. By doing this, you will attract what you truly require; a pearl of wisdom that will serve you well in the future. You will have successful dealings with a person of high rank. There will be a positive gain and a reward will be granted. Progress, development, and expansion are all on the horizon.

Monkey – If you have been feeling the inkling to write, now is the time to proceed, whether it be music, prose, poetry, or even doodling and brainstorming ideas. Don’t get hung up in the mechanics of writing, just get your ideas down by whatever means available. Keep a journal, diary, or blog, as your ideas are necessary right now. Like a Lotus you emerge anew from the mire; there will be a freeing of the soul through insight and you will be able to read the motives of others. This is a sign of inner vision. Warning!!! (Yep I said warning!) Abandon the notion that high drama can improve your situation. It actually serves to create confusion in your life, as well as the lives of the ones you love. Allow yourself to experience the peace and happiness that the Lotus can bring.

Rooster – You have a green light to cross the street to healthy and harmonious relationships. The universe supports you in doing so. Make your move away from toxic situations and towards what is desirable. Hire a life coach or bring in a feng shui consultant to direct you down the right path. Good news – you will experience either a small financial gain, or the discovery that something you possess holds greater value than previously thought. Honor all contracts and agreements. Be conscious of where you stand and be sincere in all your dealings. The gods of wealth are smiling upon the rooster this month so; align yourself to receive their gifts.

Dog– It’s time to honor your creative self. You have hidden talents yet to be discovered, so go ahead and experiment with new means of expression. Art, (i.e. music, writing, photography, dancing, or whatever expresses the inner you) is an important way to release suppressed emotions that could lead to depression and addiction. Don’t allow the high drama of others to take control of your life. Move away from conflict and towards inner peace and happiness. An upcoming opportunity is yours, and the window of time to take advantage of it may be a short one, so don’t allow it to slip through your fingers, or in your case paws. Be ready to pounce, and enjoy your doggie treat!

Pig –Joy is the highest vibration, and you experience it most doing what you love to do. Happiness removes all obstacles on the road to your desires. When you carry positivity, making joy the primary focus in your relationships, not only do you benefit, but others are healed. Keep the spirit of bliss around you at all times. Watching a comedy, having a good laugh, or telling a joke will attract a higher vibration into your life. A younger woman will play a significant role in the month ahead. Enjoy the company of youthful family members and friends. The monkey month will bring transformation, so be ready for a positive change.

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE DRAGON

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE DRAGON
April 19th 2015 – May 17th 2015

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Dragon- while the animal that governs the year is the Goat. The Goat and Dragon can actually end up complementing each other but compromise must be laid on the table for it to work. Passions can run hot and cold and much effort and patience will need to be applied. Show leadership in situations and give the gift of knowledge where needed, but be careful not to give unwanted advice; sensitivities can be overlooked.

The best attitude to adapt in the time ahead is by embracing the basic principles of yoga; stretch, breathe, and become more flexible. Look for new perspectives, especially if you feel challenged, fearful or stuck. Avoid rigidity and life will go more smoothly. In finances be careful of sudden changes. By the end of the month, things will be on the upturn again.

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Rat – You have the endurance to ride through change and triumph over obstacles. Instead of feeling stuck, look at the situation as a gift of time. Don’t feel lost, regroup and find your observation point. Getting into yoga would greatly benefit you. This will help you gain the flexibility, energy, and the clarity you need. If you don’t want to take a formal yoga class, then simply stretching and practicing breathe work will suffice. Pay attention to your kitchen. Make sure that it has positive energy and makes you smile. If need be, add some “fun” music while doing tasks there. Say “Cheese!” to happier times ahead!

Ox – Undoubtedly there will be an event that will cause you some happiness, but be cautious. Do not mistake a hustler for a friend; your ability to distinguish what is true and what is false is clouded at this time. There is a situation that is causing use of upset or strong emotions. Look at the other person’s point of view in order to gain insight. Once you can do that you will find creative solutions. Stand back, or ask a trusted true friend for advice on the situation. Pay attention to your front entrance. Make sure that visitors aren’t confused knowing which way to proceed. Clearly designate the primary entrance with a welcome sign, flag, wind chime: something that will get attention.

Tiger – Are you being manipulated or are you manipulating others? The need to control or be controlled comes from a lack of faith in life. Your self-worth is at the root of this, so hold yourself and others as sacred. Let’s spirit take the reins of your life. Don’t be seduced by what is beneath you. Look at both sides of an issue. Stay balanced. It’s time to give more practical consideration to a problem. You’ll have many bright ideas, but be sure to be thorough and detail oriented. This is an excellent time to write and get your feeling out on a pad of paper or laptop. Don’t worry about perfect English; express yourself! Pay attention to your dining room. Be sure that it sets a stage for a long relaxing meal or for that matter, go ahead and invite some friends that you’ve been intending to connect with for a while over! Your sweetheart or significant other needs to have some intimate moments with you; make the time for them.

Rabbit – A young girl plays a significant role in the month ahead; this could be a daughter or younger friend or perhaps a younger female woman will be helpful with a romance that you are interested in exploring. Spend some time looking at your living or family room. Make sure it’s comfortable and that the TV doesn’t dominate. You want your space to be conducive to having people gather. You have many loyal buddies and you should celebrate them. Pass on at tradition communicate what you know with others. It’s time to stretch and practice breath work. If you participate in yoga, this is an excellent time to put more energy in that direction. It will help give you toning and greater psychic awareness. Your inner child is calling, so let go of your baggage and schemes and dance in the radiance of life and expression.

Dragon– if you have the opportunity to go out in the garden, get your hands into the dirt and be nurtured by connecting with the earth’s energy. Choose peace, and listen to your heart’s inner truth; there’s always an alternative to conflict. Through developing your meditation and yoga practice, your outlook is extremely good. Review the placement of your home and see if you’re being bombarded with too much energy, or not enough. Make corrections accordingly. Using mirrors in this endeavor can be very useful. Be careful not to give unwanted advice as Master Lin Yun always taught us answer the question as loudly as the bell was rung. Something out of the ordinary, something remarkable or curious is on its way..

Snake – Water is a key element this month. Utilize its energy to turn blocked progress into a liberating action. Visualize the water flowing through difficulties and carrying you on your way. Look at gradual progress as a positive thing; if you can be content, then your outlook is very good. Your heart is a gateway to receptivity. Open your heart to love, and forgive those who seem to have hurt you. Do the energy work necessary, and the answers will be revealed. You just need to ask and it shall be given. The energy of manifestation is around you, whether it be an inheritance, a beneficial career change, some good health news, or property or gifts, something will manifest. So take advantage of all opportunities, and know that you are blessed.

Horse– Set your intentions and let your dreams and desires be known to the heavens. You may have been feeling stuck but know that the sensation of not moving forward was just giving you the time necessary to observe. Meditate, meditate, meditate. Even a small amount of time devoted to this practice will bring you great gifts. Concentrate on the meditation area. Invest in a Do Not Disturb sign, and make sure that the space is clear of clutter. If necessary, use a screen to create a boundary. If you don’t formally meditate just simply close your eyes, sit quietly, and breathe. Now is the time for cultivation not action; this sets the stage for wonderful things to manifest for you.

Goat – There is hard work ahead, but it will pay off in lasting values, along abiding friendship, long life, or wealth that will not dissipate. Persevere in your career, for there with be recognition. Look at yourself and analyze whether you’ve been overly critical of others or of yourself. Don’t be excessively orderly or compulsively clean this can lead to exhaustion like swimming against the current. Some situations are blessings in disguise pushing you to make necessary changes, let go and enjoy the ride, What you need is within your reach, and the change will be positive. There is a big yes, being displayed on the proverbial screen of your life. It’s time to bring manifest beauty into the world.

Monkey – Honor your inner guidance and intuitive knowing. Take no counsel, but follow your own wisdom. Go deep into your inner landscape. Embrace the new observation point and realize you do have a choice. Once again we remind you to come out of the closet. Have a heart-to-heart discussion with a loved one, or allow other people to see your true nature. You are being spiritually supported in this process. Let go of judging yourself and others. The more authentic you are, the more success you’ll see in all of your projects. Support yourself by adjusting the knowledge corner, which is the lower left corner nearest to a room’s entrance. Enhance the energy of this area by adding plants, mirrors, crystals, diplomas or spiritual icons that represent wisdom. Is there a favorite book of wisdom that you need or could really read at this time?

Rooster – There are great rewards for those who are unafraid to work hard. Pay attention to the Earth and Water element. If there is too little Earth element we feel disconnected from daily routine and those around us. Add this necessary element by adding square shapes, earth tones, and objects near the ground. Water energy is just as important. Dehydration can cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, or irritability. Drink water to flush energies and toxins from your body. Better yet, bless the water before drinking it for a boost of positive energy. Now is the time to celebrate day-to-day victories and to enjoy life’s sweet and simple pleasures. Share with your community the lessons you’ve learned, for you are an asset who can bring hope and fulfillment to the whole.

Dog – There is an important completion in your life now. Acknowledge what no longer serves you, and let it ascend to spirit. Be open to new beginnings and you will notice that things are in sync working together. Remain persistent in positive thinking, and your dreams will manifest into form. Break projects down into smaller steps so that you can enjoy the thrill of accomplishment with every move you make. Expect to see an increase in your wealth shortly, or a promotion. To support success, be sure to assess the light within your room or workspace. Read the current Monthly Treasures (scroll down the home page to find it) for ideas and suggestions.

Pig – Romance is in the air. There’s also a possibility that a younger girl will play an important role in the time ahead. One way or another, you will be influenced by her. Listen to your gut feelings. Notice any synchronistic occurrences and record them, even if they at first appear trivial. The Dream Book by Betty Bethards is an outstanding book for the reference and interpretation of meaningful symbols, events, omens, and dreams. You are involved in a situation that needs energy healing. The good news is that you have the ability to do that. You can clear not only by adjusting the Feng Shui of your home, office or vehicle, but also and especially by sending love into the situation. Create strong, powerful boundaries. Remember that what you let into your psyche determines the quality of your life, and the focus of your power.

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March was a month of comings and goings the changing of the guard. Winter gives way to spring… Fear gives way to encouragement. Darkness gives way to light. ~Joan Borysenko

 

From a Feng Shui perspective, it is essential to have adequate lighting or we may experience a disconnection from the Tao. This can cause stress, imbalance and disharmony. Give attention to proper placement and the right amount of light to support each room’s activities. If you have a particular area where you love to read, paint, write etc. make sure that the lighting is aimed effectively.

 

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama

 

Feeling you need a Feng Shui tune up for insufficient lighting? You can add a window mirror to bring in the illusion of a window. To soften shadows add additional light from different angles and sources especially if there is only one light source in the room. Also include full-spectrum lighting and replace any burned out bulbs.

 

“Happiness is an inside job.” ~William Arthur Ward

 

Bring in floor lamps and table lamps to introduce more yang energy. Floor lamps, especially torchiere lamps brighten up dark corners. Painting the walls; light yellow or violet are highly reflective colors, especially if they have a slight gloss.

 

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. ~Seneca

Outside your home, you can use lighting to remedy numerous issues. To correct feng shui problem areas, such as a missing corner, a light placed in the missing corner and directed back at the house can transcendentally fill the area with energy and this can restore a major chi imbalance.

 

“One joy shatters a hundred griefs.” ~Chinese Proverbs

 

Allow your inner radiance to illuminate routine activities and bring lightheartedness to your interactions with others. When we become overly concerned and allow worries to occupy our minds we become blind to the innate wisdom that courses through our daily life. To sustain our life, to fulfill our life we need illumination.

 

 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE RABBIT March 20th – April 18th 2015

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rabbit- while the animal that governs the year is the Goat. The Goat and the Rabbit have a harmonious relationship. Along with the Pig they share a three harmony relationship to one another. When the Goat meets the Rabbit they are can experience a happy relationship in both romance and business. They both have sensitive natures and are genuine with each other. In general this month, everyone should listen to their inner voice of wisdom and pay close attention to the messages within. This alignment creates being true to your inner self and then acting spontaneously and correctly in situations. Be sure to give credit where it is due. Avoid judgment and rejoice in the success of others. Rabbits can be worried individuals and so this month the tendency might be toward anxiety. Many signs will experience sleepless nights. Take care not to blow things out of proportions. Soon everything will be revealed, so try to keep your mind focused on present moment that is the true trail to finding happiness.

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RAT – Do the words “cabin fever” ring a bell for you right now? You’ve been indoors too long and need a break from stressful conditions – no matter how busy you think you are, if will be very beneficial to go outdoors, and stop to smell the flowers. Doing so will pay huge dividends. Right now Rats can shape shift and accomplish many things, but first you must take care to set good boundaries. Success is on the horizon.

OX – During this celestial alignment you will have strong emotions about a particular situation, and may feel misunderstood or used. It is not necessary to agree with others, but it would be wise for you to try to see things from the other point of view – doing so will shift the energy of the power struggle in the Ox’s favor. Don’t be addicted to negativity and pessimism – instead, give thanks for all you have. If you can do this you will be able to free yourself from anxiety and recover your equilibrium.

TIGER – You have the power to resolve a situation with magical abilities that they have used in the past. You have the ability to pull these out of storage, and with them will be able to achieve the healing and manifestation of all that you desire. Know that the clarity you seek will come to you suddenly like a bolt from above, and your questions will be answered. You are generous and think of others. Use your abundant energy wisely.

RABBIT – Spring is here and Rabbit’s really need to exercise regularly through body movement and toning; yoga would be an excellent choice. Now would be a good time to explore breath work. Connecting with yourself physically will allow for psychic awareness. You will enjoy new friends. Find the joy around you in the present moment. Take time to play and have fun. This will deliver peace, contentment and freedom from anxiety.

DRAGON – At this time Dragon’s have an unresolved situation that will require clear, focused attention on what you will or will not accept in a situation. Pay particular attention to your health. If there is anything unusual, be sure to have it checked out by a medical professional. Your work on the planet is making a real difference, so remember that as you move forward.

SNAKE – You will benefit from working with crystals. This is a good time to wear or carry crystals throughout the day for special healing, protection, clarity, and increased psychic ability. Keep them by your bedside or in your bed, even in your bath! Your gifts for prophesy and intuitive abilities can be expanded. Something extraordinary (almost bizarre) but positive is going to happen soon. Now would be a good time to immerse yourself in a traditional artistic endeavor, it will benefit your relationships and home life.

HORSE – It’s time to stop struggling and trying to force things to happen, this will only create blocks. When you release the situation to spirit you will automatically open doors to possibilities even better than whatever is was that you struggled so mightily for or against. Let go of judgment and ill will and embrace compassion. Consider radical forgiveness and you will experience a new awaking and a tremendous contentment. You will be in tune with your destiny.

GOAT – Goats are sensitive people. Recently you’ve been on the receiving end of harsh or toxic energies from others. It’s time to do a clearing, whether it be in your home, your office, or your body. This isn’t the time to indulge in toxic substances of any kind. Honor your sensitivity. Declutter, declutter, declutter. Heal from sorrow, grief or guilt, and stay centered in times of emotional shifts. Now is a good time to journal. You have the ability to weather even the severest of storms.

MONKEY – Let the truth be told! Monkeys should come out of the closet. It’s time to make your feelings and beliefs known, let others see who you truly are. You are spiritually supported in this process, and your relationships will deepen as a result of being authentically yourself. Sometimes things come to a natural and necessary end. Let go and move on. Hanging on to what is in the past will impede the progression of something even better into your life.

ROOSTER – You have a Midas touch – everything is turning to gold – could be good news about pregnancy or adoption. Great time to start a new project. You’ll be able to receive and appreciate the beauty surrounding you. You are in a positive free fall – no need to hang on to anything. You can do it all. There’s a situation that needs either tying or untying. Ask yourself how ready you are to make a sacrifice in order to achieve the desired end.

DOG – This is a great time to begin a new project – or if you’re wishing to conceive this is a good time. Doors are open for you – your mind is full of wonderful new ideas – but let them incubate. Have patience. Nurture yourself and your project so that you may stay strong and fertile. You will be very busy – others will call on you to help with many projects. Now is a good time to concentrate on relationships; surprise someone with a gift. Look to see the larger picture.

PIG – Pigs need to keep their lives in balance. It’s easier to do than you may imagine. You already know what it is your life that is out of balance and you’re feeling the effects of this. You can rapidly shift your energy by devoting time each day to your priorities. Even thirty minutes a day can lift your mood or spirit and shift everything. Feel okay about saying no to others. Focus on you. All that is felt and experienced is an accurate reflection of what it is that you carry in your heart. Your intuition is particularly strong right now.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 03/04/2015

Monthly Treasures EXTRA FULL MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL

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The Lantern Festival is a celebration held on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and marks the end of the Chinese New Year’s festivities; it falls upon the first full moon of the lunar year. It is associated with family, luck and love. Often compared to the western celebration of Valentine’s Day, because the association of romance and the full moon makes it a great time to find new love as well as new beginnings.

 

This is a festival with deep roots throughout Asian history, and it is widely celebrated. There are a number of traditions that take place on this special day, all have great meaning and significance for those who take part. Perhaps, not surprisingly, a mainstay of this tradition is the lighting of beautifully decorated lanterns of all shapes and sizes. Children take to the streets carrying lit paper lanterns with riddles and puzzles inscribed on them. Also firecrackers are set off and Fireworks are featured under the backdrop of the full moon.

 

Participate in the celebration! What better way to enjoy the festival than to take part in it? You could opt for the most traditional aspect of the day; lighting a lantern – a simple one will do!

 
It is an opportune time to make heartfelt wishes come true. A young woman who is looking to find a compatible husband would cast oranges into the sea or river and say, “Oranges I throw: Good spouse will follow.” Similarly men would throw apples for a good wife. For a house one would throw pebbles and repeat “These stones I throw, Bungalows galore.”

 

Symbolic Round Foods – Of course there is a food aspect to any great festival; so as you wander outside to fview the clear moonlight why not try eating some traditional festival food? Tangyuan is a rice ball with various sweet fillings like peanut butter or sesame paste, its round shape symbolizes the togetherness of family. These could be hard to find, so you can also substitute with a western version (Moon pie or macaroons – Yummy!) Having treats will make for a fun Lantern Festival.

 

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February 19th – March 19th, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year!!!

A new animal is the ruler of the Lunar Year…. All hail the Wood Goat!

As with every first month of the Lunar New Year, the Tiger month is at the beginning of each new lunar year cycle. The nature of the Goat follows the compulsions of the heart when engaging with the world and the Tiger uses the mind to make sense of the world around them. Thus this match up when stressed can make the Goat come off as sentimental and the Tiger appear as emotionally distant. Being open-minded and open hearted is key when communicating with others at this time. Look for a lot more correspondence and travel. Expect more short hops or frequent journeys. Break big goals into smaller steps, and take one step today. There will be many new documents generated taking front and center in many people’s lives.

Now with the start of the Goat year, keep yourself as cheerful and as optimistic as possible. Get more physical and get out in nature if possible. Be charitable, kind and social; enjoy your family and friends.

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Month of the Tiger  – Year of the Goat by Marina Lighthouse with Kristin Clark

Rat: Last year the Rat faced many obstacles, but this year, perseverance will be rewarded. Even so, Rats need to detach from personal drama in which they’ve become caught. The best thing to do is to let go and concentrate on a positive resolution. Continue to pursue projects that bring positive energy. Now is not the time to become bogged down under mundane responsibility. Finally, Rats will arrive at a crossroad. In order to continue as they should, a sacrifice may be called for. Best to cut loose, it will be worth it in the end.

Ox: This month the Ox needs to find the blessing in the current situation. When a challenging situation is cursed, energy becomes blocked, making it all that much worse. Finding the hidden blessing and using positive affirmations will help greatly. The South is a fortunate direction for Ox this month. They’ll find success there.
Beware of anger. Don’t give in if provoked; let the moment pass. This is also a good month to steer clear of gossip. By avoiding negativity and paying attention to details, disaster will be averted.

Tiger: This month is a great time to leave a toxic situation and go toward a desirable one. The universe supports moving on. Even so, Tigers in solid relationships can expect to continue enjoying those. This is a good time for Tigers to head in a southern direction. Romance is favored at this time, and Tigers can expect a marked improvement in health. Rejoicing in other’s success will allow the Tiger to enjoy his or her own.

Rabbit: This month Rabbits need to have faith in themselves and keep their focus. Help will come from all sides, and auspicious energy surrounds them. Symptoms of fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and even excessive hunger could all be signs of dehydration in disguise. Drink up Rabbits! Water helps flush toxic energy, and blessing it before consumption it will boost its positive effects. Avoid chemical laden liquids. Being near creeks, rivers, lakes or other bodies of water is soothing and good.Don’t get buried under mundane tasks this month – be sure to take time out each week for creativity and fun.

Dragon: This is a good month for Dragons to cultivate their meditation practice. Something that initially seems troublesome will turn out to be fine. Choose peace over conflict. East is a particularly fortunate direction. Not only is it a symbol of new beginnings, but it is a power direction for Dragons. By noticing people’s similarity more than their differences, Dragons can expect to feel a deepening connection with all life and an intensifying empathy for all beings. This is the dawn of a conscious awakening.

Snake: A stalemate will finally be over when the Snake makes a decision. This will be weighty and irrevocable, but will provide release. Once a stage of life is completed and learned from, there’s no need to live it over and over. This month, when faced with a situation that holds within it the possibility for differing outcomes, Snakes must choose the one that gives the greatest sense of peace to body and mind. This is how they will know the correct path to take. Connect to heaven, pray for guidance and help, and it will be received.

Horse: This month Horses will benefit greatly from working with crystals. Carry, wear or implement them for healing, protection, and increased intuition. This is a very charismatic time for Horses. They’re galloping in an upward direction with the opportunity to appreciate the finer things in life. They need to be careful not to let passionate situations trip them off balance, though. Horses will enjoy peace, contentment and freedom from anxiety. This is a time of recovery during which they are able to come to peace with formerly difficult situations. It is important for them to be content with all they have.

Goat: Be particularly cautious when it comes to figures in authority this month. Special emphasis should be placed on doing the right thing, even if it seems no one is watching. This is a good time for Goats to strengthen their relationships. They should honor themselves and those they love. By knowing themselves, they’ll attract into their lives the right people. Male figures will play a big role. This is a good time to release old wounds. By radically forgiving, one can heal one’s own masculine energy. Goats should stay on track and good fortune will be theirs.

Monkey: When Monkeys say “yes” to freedom, the universe says “yes” to them! It is possible that something they’ve invested time in isn’t going to turn out the way they thought it would, but this is an opportunity to take a break in order to think about available options with clarity. One may be tempted to manipulate a situation to get what one wants, but this is not a good idea. Travel is a highly desirable activity this month, even if it is for only a short distance. Good opportunities await Monkeys who physically show up.

Rooster: This month the Rooster has a remarkable capacity for energetic healing using hands, heart and head. This extends to healing body, vehicle, and home. It’s an excellent month for interested Roosters to pursue Reiki, Qi Gong, or Feng Shui to benefit themselves as well as others. Communicating with loved ones benefits all. This is also a good time to reflect on one’s life direction. A young woman could play a dominant role in the upcoming cycle. Whatever plans the Rooster has will be aided by helpful individuals, and Heaven sends its blessings.

Dog: You have been so generous with others that it’s time for them to nurture themselves; detoxing, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising. Luck favors the prepared – self care will help Dogs to be alert to any unexpected challenges, such as someone potentially laying a trap. Keeping an even keel will aid in discerning the difference between compassion and neurotic attachment.This is an excellent time to be social. Go out for entertainment; spend time with friends. Dogs will enjoy extraordinary luck this month.

Pig: Do not resist the urge your artistic talents are in need of creative expression. If this goes unexpressed, it could lead to difficulties. A trapped energy can result in feelings of fatigue, depression, and anxiety, which may possibly lead to addiction. Even if Pigs feel unpolished, it is vital for them to express themselves. They need to take the time to draw, paint, sing, act, play an instrument, or take picture. Unlocking creativity will also unlock their life’s purpose. This is a good time to check in with loved ones, reconnect with significant others. Pigs psychic channels are quite open and they are able to sense things moving to a fortunate conclusion.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 02/18/2015

New Year’s Lunar Eve is Tomorrow Night!!!

Lunar New Year’s Eve is Tomorrow Night!!!

 

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Get Ready for the Year of the Wood Goat!
Wednesday February 18th is Lunar New Year’s Eve. Here are a few tips to get your YEAR OF THE WOOD GOAT off to a wonderful start:

Surround yourself with colorful fruit, so that you will have a fruitful 2015:
**Oranges and tangerines represent money and wealth for the coming year.
**Apples symbolize good health and safety.
**Pineapples symbolize fame and promotion.

Do some house cleaning: Make sure all your lights are working. Replace burnt out light bulbs, polish your mirrors and clean your windows.

Liven up your home with fresh flowers and new plants. Orchids, narcissus and lucky bamboo are favored.

Plan a New Year’s dinner and celebrate with family and friends; take-out is absolutely fine!

Enjoy plenty of good food; include many different dishes.
Make enough to have leftovers; this symbolizes that you’ll have money rolling into the next year.
Play music and games.
Give your children gifts of money in red envelopes.

Be careful when using pointed or sharp objects, as getting cut or can be a harbinger of surgery to come.

 

Dress in “up-beat” clothing or new clothes. Wearing red underwear is also favored.

If anything breaks, like a cup or plate during New Year say, “Fall to the floor and burst into bloom!”

Refrain from cursing, this will affect your luck for the year. If you should curse inadvertently say “Tong yen woo chi!” to reverse the affect.

These are all good things to keep in mind for the New Year celebration which lasts 15 days and ends with the evening Lantern Festival March 3rd.

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Getting ready for Chinese Lunar New Year!!!

Traditionally everyone gets a new charm to bring optimum good fortune in the New Year.

This year’s lucky animal is the Horse; the most compatible sign to the Goat.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 02/07/2015

Monthly Treasures February 2015 & March 2015 Feng Shui Newsletter

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The Wood Element

The Wood Element

Incorporating the Feng Shui Element of Wood into your Home

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama

Wood is one of the five fundamental elements of Feng Shui. Without enough of it in your home, or in your life, forward movement can come to a standstill. And it becomes difficult to get the ball rolling towards positive aspirations if there is not adequate wood uplifting your surroundings.

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere” ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Wood is believed to bring out the character traits of idealism, compassion, imagination and good decision making. When correctly placed around your living environment, it can help to make you feel confident, more focused and driven to initiate new projects.

“Wishing is good for us. Daydreams, fantasies, castles in the air, and aspirations all drive us forward, impel us to make things happen. They also tell us a lot about ourselves. Our wishes come straight from our core, and they are loaded with vital info” ~ Anonymous

Inner feelings of tranquility that lead to true growth and expansion in your life can be drawn from a room filled with wonderful, lush plants, ferns and flowers. Unlike sterile metal or cold glass, wood is warm and comforting and can make you feel more relaxed, safe and uninhibited.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

A lack of wood in your environment can cause you to become more critical of yourself and others, and to harbor regret. So, it’s important to incorporate a proportionate balance. Increasing the number of plants in your home is the obvious way to accomplish this, as greenery that is alive is vital and the ideal Wood Element.

Fun Feng Shui Fact: floors, furniture and frames are considered to be no longer living and will not supply the qualities that are needed. But, we also know that by incorporating the colors green or blue-green, vertical lines and realistic silk plants we can achieve the desired effect.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

As one of the Five Elements (which include Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) Wood is an intrinsic and important part of Feng Shui and it should be abundant in your life. It can increase your tranquility, obstruct the flow of unwanted energy, and also allow your creativity to blossom and grow.

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Winter and the Water Element

Utilizing Water in Feng Shui
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Water is the most abundant element on earth and, whether it’s falling down from the sky as rain, flowing in a beautiful river, rising with the tide in the ocean or simply in a glass that we’re drinking for refreshment, we interact with water every day of our lives.

Water is very closely intertwined with Feng Shui and, as you probably already know, the actual literal translation for Feng Shui is “wind over water”, which tells you just how connected the two are. Water is also incredibly important for the human body, as we are made up of more water than anything else.

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When you drink the water, remember the spring ~ Chinese Proverb

One of the main reasons to use water as a Feng Shui element in your home is that it brings prosperity and wealth, as well as building strong relationships. It actually correlates quite nicely if you think about it, because as water flows in your home, wealth and happiness flow as well.

In order to work best, water needs to be flowing or in motion, somehow. If you’ve ever heard the term “stagnant” you might be surprised to know that it originated as a word for a body of water that was standing still, and has come to signify someone or something that is listless or apathetic.

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“Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.” – Erma Bombeck

What that means is that, to utilize water as a Feng Shui element in your home, you can create something dynamic whether it’s a fountain, a waterfall or even an aquarium. What’s even more interesting to note about water is the affinity that humans have always had for it. If you think about it, nearly all of the major civilizations on earth were created near either a large river or an ocean. That’s not a coincidence, nor is our love of water sports.

The term “located near the water” is used in the real estate industry to let people know that a home they are looking to purchase will have extra value. It’s probably also the reason that you never see “located very far away from the water” in a real estate listing.

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“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…” Diane Ackerman

Flowing water, when used correctly as a Feng Shui element in your home, is something that can build relationships, bring wealth and prosperity, and help families to bond and be happy.

So if you’re using water for Feng Shui, and you should, let it flow.

Wishing you good Feng Shui and a HaPPy HoliDaY!!! !

Marina Lighthouse

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YEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE RAT

 November 22nd, 2014 –  December 21st, 2014

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rat – while the animal that governs the year is the Horse. The Rat and the Horse have an oppositional relationship. This is a time to conserve so that you will have energy in reserve. Self-cultivation is the key; develop a meditation or relaxation practice that will enable you to deal with issues clearly and in a detached manner as they arise.

This month for many will be an emotional ride. Center yourself through activities that bring you inner peace. Develop your communication skills to avoid frustration or the misunderstanding of others’ intentions. The global situation will feel more unstable. Be cautious financially. Everyone should be careful to stay out of arguments and choose their battles wisely.

“Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” ~ Diana Robinson

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Month of the Rat – Year of the Horse

RAT – It’s time to express yourself and let your true feelings and beliefs be known, this may involve having a heart-to-heart talk with someone close to you. Allow others to get to know the real you. Soon you will experience an initiation of some kind. The more authentic you are, the higher the energy will be for success in your projects. Now is the time when you will be able to offer service without fear of criticism. In relationships, timing is important, it’s better to bide your time and wait for the right moment. Don’t spoil the person you are trying to reach out to with too much attention or material gifts; this can distract you from following a spiritual path. You may need to make a greater outlay or effort than you anticipated in the project/relationship you are working on, but the end result will be worthwhile.

OX – In any given situation decide clearly what you will and won’t accept this clarity will bring you immediate results. You’re focused intentions will create the manifestations that you desire. You can overcome the fear of failure and be able to rise above present difficulties. Be careful not to overreact or begin competing with those around you. This would be a waste of energy and prove to be exhausting. Instead, open yourself up completely to your vital energy and feel a connection with the pleasure of living life in each moment. Relationships play a key role in the month ahead. Your partner will remain faithful and long-devoted to you. This could be in professional work or in your personal relationships. There is an indication that your wish will come true. Masculine energy will play an important role in the month ahead.

TIGER – You may currently be facing a challenging situation, but there is an unrecognized blessing within. This could be something that you have learned or gained for example. Acknowledge this silver lining in order to accelerate the resolution and the manifestation of your destiny. This month, the Fire Element is surrounding you. Continue to make time to develop your daily spiritual practice. As you better understand who you truly are, you will experience the growth of divine power within. You have the ability to steer your passions in artful and creative ways without consuming others in your fire. Find time to relax with friends and family, enjoying good company and libations is a key to unlocking the doors of happiness. In business, if someone approaches you with a scheme that seems too good to be true, it probably is, so don’t fall for it. Keep your Tiger guard up and enjoy the holiday season.

RABBIT – One sure pathway to achieving peace is to always consider the other point of view. You don’t necessarily need to agree with others, you’re just being asked to understand their motivations and to have compassion towards their feelings. This process can prevent power struggles. By seeing the other person’s point of view, a door opens allowing a creative solution to enter. By thinking of others’ needs first, you will garner an abundance of energy, and the wisdom to use it wisely. Remember, too much cleverness or impractical knowledge can cloud your mind; it is pure wisdom that you hope to develop so stay focused on the simple truth. As it happens, the Rabbit’s guardian Buddha is Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Success will come gradually, so do not be impatient. Watch and wait for a favorable time to pursue your dreams. With patient endurance, you’ll be able to ride monumental change in triumph. To an impending question, the answer is YES.

DRAGON – You’ve been indoors too long and need a refreshing break from stressful conditions. There is always time to pause for fresh air, no matter how busy you are. The healing effects of nature will revive your energy and outlook, bringing you new ideas and a fresh perspective. By guarding your five senses against inappropriate distractions, you will gain the power to overcome karmic obstacles in your life. Don’t allow yourself to be pulled away from your spiritual quest. You have the power to pierce through stagnant attitudes and beliefs, clearing the way to the realization of your dreams. This is a time of consolidation, as you may already possess the components of what it is you are seeking. Keep your mind focused on the bird in hand. Be in the present moment and find happiness.

SNAKE – Snakes are one of the most mysterious signs of the zodiac and prefer to remain elusive. It’s now time to make your true feelings and beliefs be known. This may seem to be an impossibility, but if you can have a heart-to-heart discussion with a loved one and reveal who you truly are you’ll find that you are genuinely loved. As you continue on your spiritual journey, your actions will be spontaneous and appropriate. Avoid sitting in judgment of others. It’s a beautiful thing when you can give credit where credit’s due and rejoice in other people’s successes. You may need to put greater effort into a situation, whether it is monetary, physical or emotional, the end result will be worthwhile. You are strong and talented. If you find the time for a peaceful get-away, it will be very beneficial to your overall well-being.

HORSE – Look past the superficial and see the divine in others. Let go of defensive resistance in your relationships. It’s time to forgive and forget the past hurts and start anew. If you experience sleepless nights due to stress or hounding difficulties, try not to blow things out of proportion by dwelling on them, in the light of day things will appear differently. Trust your internal voice of wisdom. Call upon your inner child to help you let go of useless baggage. Surrender your grip on the way you think things should be and allow yourself to be released from the restrictions that the world places upon you. You’re very supportive of others and in turn you will be supported yourself. You may find strong opposition to your proposal. Therefore, it will be necessary to seize an opportunity to gain the advantage. A protective ally will come to your side. If you can keep your head together and be content where you are, then the outlook is very good.

GOAT – Don’t be afraid to cut the chords of attachment to counterproductive habits, possessions or people in your life. Honor your sensitivities and keep your thoughts as positive as possible. It’s clean up time on aisle nine for the Goat! Eliminate clutter or use Feng Shui adjustments to clear the energy in your home. Ask for assistance from higher realms in dealing with complicated situations. Carry a crystal and keep your Horse Charm on to act as a buffer. You need protective shielding at this time. If you feel, your mind is becoming fanciful with thoughts blowing in all directions it may be time for you to completely realign your energies. Try not to become too preoccupied with the emotional needs of those around you. This is an excellent time for intimate communication with your loved ones. This is a time of transition in your life. Release the brakes. Something of great satisfaction is coming. This winter you will receive a divine message – follow that direction and it will turn out well.

MONKEY – There is some drama that has been upsetting your world recently, and although it’s nothing more than a projection it frightens you. There will be a helping hand that makes themselves known to you. The best advice is to detach from the drama. Don’t get pulled in by the plot twists and turns or by gossip; change the station! It’s so easy to judge others, but that will just pull you down to their level. This is a reminder to stay calm in the face of adversity. Once you can get through this current sticky situation, you’ll receive the energy of synchronicity and be able to bring about positive change and triumph over these obstacles. Once again, you’ll experience a continuation of greater abundance flowing your way. Stop being the audience and pay attention to your sweetheart for that’s where you’ll find true happiness. If you don’t have a significant other, a friendship will become more endearing. Very nice!

ROOSTER – You have the Midas Touch right now – everything is turning to gold! An extraordinary event will take you by surprise. There should be some good news coming, possibly about a birth in your family or in your circle of friends. Take a moment out of every day to find enjoyment. Now is a great time to start new projects. You will receive wisdom from higher realms, which will inspire you to appreciate and share your riches with your fellow beings. Through meditation allow your patient and receptive mind to find center and open channels so that all comes to you with perfect timing and in the greatest joy. There is an unexpected proposition in your future. If anyone tries to lure you away from your present course; just say no!

DOG – It’s time to leave a situation that you have grown accustomed to and question the validity of any rules that have been imposed on you. Be assertive and say “back off” to anyone who is overstepping their boundaries. It’s time to take a break so that you can think clearly about your desires and available options. You have the ability to overcome the most difficult material obstacles. You’ve grown spiritually and have developed compassion for others. Don’t forget you still have a long way to grow. This month expect the unexpected, the best-laid plans often need to be destroyed if they no longer serve. You will be regenerated, right down to your DNA. There is good news coming to you very quickly, perhaps a new relationship, something delightful. Stay the course. Don’t retrograde and all will be well.

PIG – Don’t use your need for perfection as an excuse for procrastination; move forward one step at a time. Set your priorities. Be assertive and say “no” to anything that diverts you from your path. You’ve outgrown a situation that once appealed to you. Perhaps this is a time to get up in the mountains to get a new and fresh perspective. It’s important that you set aside a period of time each week for your own personal creativity to shine, this will help keep your dreams alive. A guru once said, “If you’re angry or depressed, you’re living in the past. If you have fear or anxiety, you’re living in the future. The only way to find true happiness is by living in the present moment.” Name your fears and meet them head-on. For your fears are simply a questioning voice inside of you that needs to be heard. Once they are defined they can they finally be released. Enjoy the beginning of the holiday season; there will be a happy family reunion. Don’t expect too much from yourself or others, tempering your expectations will allow you to have a wonderful time.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/25/2014

Free Daily and Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month of the Pig

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YEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE PIG

 October 24th, 2014 –  November 21st, 2014

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Pig – while the animal that governs the year is the Horse. The Pig and the Horse can make a good pairing if they both commit themselves to tolerance towards their differences. Both are generous and honorable. However, as the month progresses more efforts to be accommodating will be required on the world stage. The Pig will appreciate the Horse’s ingenuity, but not its unpredictability.

The Helpful People Star and a Lucky Star will have a very powerful effect throughout the month. Relationships with clients will be harmonized and business should grow. Financially, the Stability Star is on mankind’s side, but be very cautious when investing, as there are other stars which could cause a financial downturn.

To bring positive energy to the world and help negate negativity be more accommodating in your own daily life. Be generous and perform good deeds. This will help everyone especially if you dedicate the merit to all sentient beings.

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass with sharing it in some way.” ~ Buddha

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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 09/24/2014

Free Daily & Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month of the Dog

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Year of the Horse – Month of the Dog

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 SEPTEMBER 24th, 2014 – October 23rd 2014

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Dog – while the animal that governs the year is the Horse. The Dog and the Horse have a fun, good-natured relationship that can be mutually satisfying. Both are fun-loving; basically happy signs. Demonstrating loyalty, high morals and ingenuity will be in keeping with this alignment. Travel is favored. If you need to stay local then plan on going out and experiencing different cuisines, settings and companionship.

Careers will develop and you’ll see a tangible differences. Both business owners and employees will have opportunities. For business owners, there will be opportunity to develop their business; and for employees, a chance for promotion. But remember, don’t be impatient; keep an even pace and things will flourish. Designers and writers will be inspired and their creative ideas will flow.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu

 

Month of the Dog – Year of the Horse

RAT – The Dog month finds you free of any perception of limits that will help you to rid yourself of ineffectual opinions and agendas. Release the unpleasant memories that are holding you back and open your mind to new possibilities. You’ll have the power to resist temptation and to prevent yourself from committing inappropriate actions. Don’t allow others to pull you away from your spiritual quest. Be open, as it will allow you to see opportunity when it presents itself. Your partnerships will continue to grow stronger, whether in business or your personal life. If you are currently not involved in a partnership, there is an indication that one is eminent. All in all, you’ll feel more upbeat at this juncture and something very special is coming your way soon.

OX – There is a sign that something rare and precious is coming into your life. You feel the need to continually strive to attain the highest standards; this is not a bad thing. But, you must remember that perfection is unattainable and at some point you have to accept that it’s as good as it’s going to get to move forward. You’re beginning to discern the true qualities in the people around you and appreciate their individual worth. You’re learning to give and receive love. Remember to have compassion, and, even though you are very busy this autumn, take care not to become cold or unresponsive to those around you. Take the time to rest, meditate, contemplate, and allow yourself to observe carefully. Doing this will help you to avoid a possible scam. Remember if it’s too good to be true, it probably is – so don’t fall for it.

TIGER – You are like the lone plum tree that stands on a wintry hill stripped of its foliage, but come early spring, its branches are the first to bloom, making the plum blossom the most anticipated and welcomed flower of all. Symbolically, this means that if you can hold off and persevere through the cold your outlook is very promising. Time will bring a wealth of new offerings, but you must display the patience to wait for them. You can then leap past outmoded ideas, ignite your passion, and bring the power of change into your life. At present, you have many hopes and desires. Consider the problems you are currently addressing and the practicalities therein. Yes, the ideas are there, but brilliant as they are, there needs to be greater thoroughness and attention to detail. You will be able to overcome the fear that you once thought insurmountable. Just don’t allow others to deter you from your spiritual quest, and all will be well.

RABBIT- Now is the time to embrace your beauty and emotions. Honor your body’s wisdom and know that you are one with Mother Nature. Your real beauty shines forth when you are in harmony with the natural world and its life force. Your intuition powers will be quite strong; meaning the gift of clairvoyance will enable you to keep one step ahead of your rivals and will give you the innate ability to judge character with uncanny accuracy. Some good news will come to you whether it is financial or personal. You’ll discover a deep-seated unconscious pattern that is affecting your daily life. With this new understanding, you will be able to go with the flow without getting entrenched in the turmoil of negative reactions from others. You’ll feel a new closeness to your significant other or if you don’t have a significant other, know that one is on the horizon. Now is a great time to go out and enjoy culture and art. Share the experience with your best friend.

DRAGON – Sometimes as humans we make empty promises and renege once the crisis has come to pass. It is time to honor your word and hold to it tightly because a pact with divine powers is no joking matter. You must fulfill sacred obligations. There’s a strong force influencing you to keep your word and stay the course. Although the Dog is your opposite sign there’s much wisdom and spiritual riches in store for you, especially if you’re being generous and think of others and their needs first. Doing so will ensure you will have an abundance of energy. Some kind of positive manifestation is going to come to pass, whether it will be an inheritance, beneficial career change, good health, property, gifts or a raise in income. Take advantage of the opportunities presented and open yourself up to blessings. Suddenly, you will have the gift of clairvoyance and will be able to keep one step ahead of your rivals. You will also be able to see through people, with an uncanny ability to judge character accurately. Something will be revealed, and you will see who the man behind the curtain is really.

SNAKE – Stay where you are at the moment. Staying put is the best strategy at this time.
The hard work that you’ve done on all levels is making an impact. You are becoming more mentally, emotionally, and physically balanced; know that your work is making a difference here on earth. You are in the process of understanding how best to realize these synergies. Once you adapt to this equilibrium, undoubtedly you will experience happiness. There will be a joyous event i.e. a party, birth, marriage happening in this cycle so get ready to celebrate. You are humble yet full of courage and self-respect and can offer help to others without fear of criticism. Don’t spend too much effort on material gain or too much pride on achievements as this can distract you from your spiritual path. There are no definitive answers for now so just let these issues sit; this will allow you to absorb the huge creative potential unfolding in front of your eyes.

HORSE- People around you may not be behaving as they should. But, remember to keep your mouth closed and mind your own business, because if you wish ill of others it will only backfire. Be cautious, issues will come up that will cause you confusion and indecision. Whenever this happens, and your choices are unclear then the best thing to do is to not make a decision. Trust in life’s processes. When the time to make a decision comes, you’ll be able to move forward with clarity of purpose. Partnerships will play a major role. You can expand love in your personal relationships. If you don’t have a partner at this time know that there is a distinct positive energy that surrounds you in romance or business. Sound will play an important role in your Feng Shui. To alter your life artfully and creatively, be sure to accompany your life with an appropriate musical soundtrack. Whether it is soothing and relaxing or upbeat and energizing music, being in tune will make you feel in sync with yourself and your environment.

GOAT – You’re ready to take off in a new direction and are unbound by heavy baggage. You can successfully direct your energies towards new enterprises. You have the power to achieve your goals. Warning: do not envy other people’s success. It is an excellent time to get out into the fresh air. Being out in nature will give you new perspectives and will help you to put aside your worries. Why not get out and dance and express yourself? Doing so will help you to balance yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically. Make time for leisure and enjoyment. Relaxation will be beneficial in recuperating if you’re experiencing any health issues. Like your friend the Horse, SOUND plays a crucial role in your Feng Shui. Your personal soundtrack can soothe your soul and bring happiness to your life. Play your favorite music. Things in general will go your way. All is auspicious without much effort. You should receive some status or fortune that will help you to see once again that life is beautiful.

MONKEY- There will be helpful people in your life, and the outlook is promising. Expect a lot of travel; many short trips. If you are called upon for a meeting, physically show up instead of just sending an email. This will put you in an advantage. Some important personal issues or financial issue are pending. If you feel that there are too many factors, and there are no definitive answers, the obvious thing to do is know that now is not the time to make a decision. The wisest course of action is to give your mind a break and let it relax and take a backseat. Sometimes things take longer than expected, for the long-term, waiting is extremely favorable. It’s not the time to be overly analytical; you just need to trust that life’s processes are guiding you to the right end. You’ll find the peace, contentment, and freedom from anxiety. To be remarkably charismatic remember to be incredibly genuine.

ROOSTER – This is a great time to plan a little getaway. Get out in nature and enjoy your surroundings. Pay attention to the animals, flora, and fauna. Experience the earth. Walk with respect on her belly and know that you’re connected to all life, and your life path will be illuminated. Go out and enjoy some leisure activities; absorb some culture. Music and sound will play a key role in the month ahead so adjust your Feng Shui accordingly. Whenever possible play soothing harmonious music or when you want to be upbeat play a track that has great rhythm and makes you feel like moving. Verbal and written communications are also a significant point this month. You’re beginning to realize your potential in dealing with your own emotions and, with this understanding, the ability to live life free of the emotional turmoil of negative reactions. If you plant the seeds of happiness, the flowers of happiness will bloom.

DOG – You may have experienced an increase in your psychic skills. An example would be the ability to see through others’ attitudes and emotions. You know what they are really upset about and where they are coming from. Take the time to meditate, contemplate and assess what’s going on. Be receptive and observe. Remember that what you fear most in your everyday life could become a pathway to wisdom. In the blink of an eye, transformation becomes a rebirth that can heal you through the power of change. Be cheerful in your home and exude the spirit of contentment. This will be contagious and will create an overall more contented household. You will become more stable and calm. Your overall outlook is very positive. There will be an important letter or contract that you need to sign.

PIG – The Pig is surrounded by an aura of awakening and reassurance, and this month will be inspired by many innovative ideas. Something ground-breaking will be revealed. If you’ve recently undergone an uplifting experience or at the other extreme endured severe loss, you will begin life anew. Even if you feel like you have experienced an insurmountable setback you have a great deal to offer others and your ambitions will be fulfilled. The great philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “What may appear to be a calamity often gives rise to fortune.” A SETBACK should always cause us to STEP BACK and evaluate our lives and situations. A setback is a great time for reflection. New information is forthcoming and, like a thunderbolt, something new will be revealed. You continue to develop an appreciation of the finer things in life, check to see if anything you’re doing is counter-productive. Find a peer or trusted confidant. Use this time to propel yourself to greater success and happiness.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 09/17/2014

Feng Shui Monthly Treasures – September & October 2014

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Entering the Harvest Season
“All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.” ~ Albert Einstein

Autumn is quickly upon us and with the upcoming season, the Metal Element is fully awakened. It is within this Fall season that we learn more about ourselves than any of the other seasons. The Metal Element represents the harvest time in late fall, when one gathers the fruit of their labors and then let go of what’s no longer needed.

September 1“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness; and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

In Feng Shui, the Element Metal is not often discussed, but it’s a wonderful element that when properly activated, can bring good luck. As we enter the harvest season, ask yourself: what have I attracted to my life that has brought me the most joy to date? Metal is often regarded as a cure for negative energies that are around, especially if there are any earth afflictions that often cause illness and financial hardships.

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” ~ Henry Miller

The Element Metal really brings a wonderful energy that separates those who are successful from those who are just average. It brings not just any kind of good energy – but heaven energy and power, and even more so, the all-important water of wealth. If you remember from school, metal is a conductor for energy, while in Feng Shui, it promotes the generation of water – which means wealth and prosperity. Its Feng Shui shape is both the circle and the arc, with both having lots of movement.

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.” ~ Deepak Chopra

There are many more sides to the Metal Element, which has a base emotion of grief and a higher expression of appreciation. There needs to be a balance of metal in one’s environment because if there’s too much, one can be overly critical and blindly follow all rules. But if there’s too little of the Metal Element, one can be disorganized and have a really tough time maintaining clear boundaries.
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“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” ~ Alice Koller

It’s wise to assess the amount of the Metal Element in your environment, including work and home. To determine how much Metal element is around you, assess the presence of the prominence of the color white in your home or office. Also, look around to see if there are circular shapes like round tables, rugs, mirrors, etc. (even check for lamps with round bases). Are there any mirrors and shiny or metallic objects nearby, as well? Finally, are there organization systems in place like filing cabinets, storage bins and/or well-ordered closets? Examining your environment for these things will help you see if more Metal is needed or if any should be taken out.

“To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.” ~ Dalai Lama

If the right balance of the Metal Element is there, its conductive properties will be put to work so that you can move whatever you have stuck in your life, attract the highly sought after heaven energy, bring in good people to help you and just really open the gates for luck to favor you.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 09/08/2014

Moon Goddess Chang-e

Moon Goddess Chang-e

Tonight is a very special full moon. Some say it’s the most magical moon of the year. While enjoying the festival hang lanterns, eat some cake with your significant other and make a wish! (Moon cakes if you can get them – round cookies or pastries with filling will do.) Place mirrors outside in the moonlight to empower your divine feminine energy. The magical full moon of the ‘Chinese Moon Lantern Festival’ is tonight!

The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts which are closely tied to one another:
• Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops
• Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions
• Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future

“Under the spell of the mid-autumn full moon, lovers are drawn irresistibly together.” Traditionally it is also a night to express strong yearnings toward your home and to think of family members who live far away.

Goddess Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit
According to tradition, the Rabbit pounds medicinal herbs, with a mortar and pestle, for the gods. Some say that the Jade Rabbit is another embodiment of Chang’e herself. The dark areas at the top of the full moon may be seen as the figure of a rabbit. The animal’s ears point to the upper right while, at the left, are two large circular areas representing its head and body.

In this legend, three fairy sages transformed themselves into pitiful old men and begged for food from a fox, a monkey and a hare. The fox and the monkey both had food to give to the old men but the hare, empty-handed, jumped into a blazing fire to offer his own flesh instead. The sages were so touched by the hare’s sacrifice and act of kindness that they inducted him into the Moon Palace where he became the “Jade Rabbit.”

Moon Cakes

Moon Cakes

ENJOY!
In Chinese tradition lanterns represent guidance, and are considered signposts for guests and spirits of ancestors, to guide them to the lunar celebrations.


Wishing you good Feng Shui and a Happy Moon Festival!

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YEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE ROOSTER

 AUGUST 24th, 2014 to SEPTEMBER 24th, 2014

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rooster – while the animal that governs the year is the Horse. In the political and diplomatic scene, world leaders will need to be on constant guard, watching for intrigue and turncoats. If we as individuals can perform good deeds, it will help to buffer mankind from the effects of these negative energies and will also help to ease tensions and prevent arguments.

The alignment of Horse and Rooster brings positive female energy; you can expect women to bring blessings into your life. Business ventures catering to women and women’s products will prosper. Romance is in the air and there will be increased opportunities to meet that perfect someone. Don’t be overly anxious to realize a return on any investment; it will come in its own time.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ~ Buddha

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Month of the Rooster – Year of the Horse

Rat – Be open to new ideas for career advancement. There are many opportunities available to you. Just be careful that you don’t take advantage of others and perform more charitable acts and good deeds to create good karma. You are vulnerable at this time so avoid dabbling in extramarital affairs or love triangles as that could undo your luck and ruin your chances for self-betterment. Even though your intentions are noble, you could be slighted by a lowly character. Retaliation will only make the situation worse. Ignore the nastiness and rumors and just keep your cool. Shortly someone will come along who really appreciates you for who you are and will make you tremendously happy.

Ox – Romance is in the air, so take time to smell the roses. Keep an even course and you will be guided into a lucrative and/or joyful setting. This is a good month to strengthen your relationship(s) through communication and actions. Be conscientious towards the health of family members and be available to take care of them if need be. As far as your own health goes, be pro-active if a minor illness seems to be escalating. Tap into your life force; release, regenerate and build momentum. Be a conductor of energy, so that you can obtain the power to achieve your goals. If you can channel the universal chi, assistance will become available to you and help you to receive the recognition, wealth and the status you seek. There will be cause for celebration. Yippee!

Tiger – Concentrate your efforts on your own business and family. Like a chess master, consider all possible outcomes before making that big decision. To avoid health issues take extra time with your personal hygiene. Be careful when going out at night. Stay out of harm’s way and do not tempt fate. Avoid unlit neighborhoods, parking garages or places where less than honorable people are looking to take advantage of you and cause you harm. Energize your Yang energy. Get in touch with your masculine side. Engage in activities that challenge you both physically and mentally. Keep an eye on the larger picture and embrace linear thinking. Linear thinking is “a process of thought following known cycles or step-by-step progression where a response to a step must be elicited before another step is taken.” You’re good at getting what you want; the outlook is positive and all will proceed smoothly.

Rabbit – Be careful when mixing friendship and finances as you could lose money, friends or both. Avoid verbal confrontations and stay clear of extramarital affairs. Look at your life and see where you might be holding a pessimistic attitude. Pessimism creates a painful mental prison of fear. Stop tormenting yourself. When fearful thoughts enter into your mind repeat the words “cancel, cancel.” The mind works like a computer and repeating these words will program your brain and eliminate the negative. Once you can achieve this, you can enjoy a new path of excited anticipation towards the future. You have the potential to develop deep insight and are able to go with the flow. The outlook is positive and all will proceed smoothly.

Dragon – Romance plays a key role. If you’re single, there’s a good chance you may get engaged. Financial luck is coming and a possible advancement to your career. Be careful with activities in or involving water. Feel the Yang energy. Get in touch with your inner masculine entity. Engage in activities that challenge you both physically and mentally. Put aside your fearful thoughts and proceed, knowing that you’ll receive help from all sides. This is an auspicious time to move forward with your projects. Your hard work is making an impact on many levels. The universe is supporting you as you continue towards your goals.

Snake – Your life is about to change for the better. There are many developments in your career right now. You may find dealing with others to be a challenge as they don’t grasp your vision completely and you could become impatient with their lack of progress on the project. Hang in there. Not everyone sees the writing on the wall as clearly as you do. Something extraordinary is within your reach, but don’t expect more than what is realistic. All the same, something very special will manifest quickly so be prepared before the actual occurrence of this exceptional event when heaven and earth will come together; a moment when all is auspicious.

Horse – Romance is in the air and there is a lucky star shining over you. Financially, you feel more secure, probably because you’re more on top of things and able to watch your budget. Be vigilant when reviewing bank statements, especially with online purchases. Your Yang energy will be activated. Get in touch with your masculine chi. Engage in activities that challenge you both physically and mentally. Protect what you love, but do not become overly domineering. Clean up loose ends but know that you don’t need to fix everything right away. Watch your words; keep your mouth shut and your opinions to yourself. If you speak ill of others, it will only backfire so do your job, stay focused and you can accomplish much.

Goat – Be truthful in your dealings and the universe will reward you with extra help, happiness and good fortune. There is romance in the air. Those who are in a relationship will experience a coming together and intensified closeness with their partner. If unattached, you may experience a new romance with someone special. Be sure to balance this with contemplation, meditation, rest and stillness. Stay calm. Observe your surroundings and try not to cause any ripples. In a blink of an eye your luck will change and you will receive help from where you expect it least. A Rabbit or Tiger person will bring you good tidings.

Monkey – Stay on target and keep your budget within your means. Unplanned for expenses could have you spending more of your resources than you expected. This year is especially good for Monkeys to travel. So if you have itchy feet it’s time to get away and take in some new scenery. Become a student of life. Ask questions to expand your horizons. Remain open to all learning experiences. Avoid defensive actions that may make you appear like a know-it-all and inhibit self-growth. What appears to be a dangerous situation will actually prove not to be. But still, always stay on your toes.

Rooster – An opportunity will come along and you have the wisdom to identify it. You need to monitor your social calendar; you could get burned out if you try to maintain too busy a dance card. Warning: do not be tempted by extramarital affairs as that could alter your fate for the worse. Instead, jump into the fire of commitment and you will not get burned. There could be deep, powerful feelings igniting up from inside. Financially you should feel better about your future. Romance plays a key role. If you’re already in a relationship, stay the way you are and be happy; much will be gained by investing in your partnership this time. If single, open your heart so that special someone may enter your life.

Dog – Avoid confrontation. You need to engage a friend to help edit your work before sending that important correspondence. You will have helpful people in your corner, so if you have anxiety or are facing a confrontation it’s best to consult a friend before acting. Avoid growling, barking and biting directly at an adversary! Let someone else be your diplomatic emissary to help reach your desired end. Don’t become your own obstacle blocking the way to vital restoration. Let things happen naturally and miracles will occur. Although you can see injustice in the situation and you feel as if others have been cheated, your hands are tied. Goodness will come out of a misfortune and you will find closure. A Rabbit or Tiger will bring good news.

Pig – Keep at it, Piggy. Your work and persistence will pay off. It’s time to be a social butterfly and connect with others. You will exceed your employer’s expectations, which will result in a promotion and recognition for a job well done. Romance is in the air. Roll around in the dirt and go hog wild; it’s time for you to breathe in the fresh air and feel free. You’ll experience success with something extra on top of it. Maintain stability; anticipate change and success will be achieved.

 

 

Year of the Horse Month of the Monkey

Year of the Horse Month of the Monkey

YEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE MONKEY

JULY 27th, 2014 to AUGUST 24th, 2014

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Monkey – while the animal that governs this year is the Horse. This is a great month to get out of the house more often than usual, look into foreign investments, and donate to the poor. Before you travel, buy travel insurance to reduce your liability for loss.

It’s time to plan for the future. There will be more opportunities to travel on business and in your daily life; lots of activities and short trips. Because you’ll be more on the move, be prepared for changing weather, loss of luggage, and unscheduled delays. Always have a Plan-B. When traveling, be especially conscientious about your food quality and from where your food comes from.

If you want to step outside your comfort zone by changing jobs or moving to another state, this is a good time to do it. This alignment brings advantage to careers, meaning that your hard work will be rewarded. Be very careful in the bathroom or any place with a wet or otherwise slippery floor. Other people’s well-being could be in jeopardy as well, so don’t shrug off a spill or leave a hose lying across a path. As far as romance; loving communication within relationships must be at the forefront of all encounters. It will be easy to be misunderstood.

“The most accomplished monkey cannot draw a monkey, this only man can do; just as it is also only man who regards his ability to do this as a distinct merit.” ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Month of the Monkey – Year of the Horse

RAT: Matters take longer than expected but, if you can hang in there, prospects will be extremely favorable. You’ll be able to feel some peace, contentment, and freedom from anxiety. Do not fall back into pessimistic attitudes and place self-imposed limitation on yourself. Avoid unproductive patterns and habits that lead you to expect the worst possible scenarios, it is time to stop finding negative qualities or traits in others and view life with a new upbeat perspective. The world will be a much lighter place without the manacles of depression. Your ability to see clearly and move speedily towards emotional, physical, mental stability will be of great importance to you this month. Your sense of smell will be heightened, so make sure there is ample air circulating throughout your home and, if need be, compensate with an air purifier. Use natural scents such as lavender, rose, and sandalwood to relax, or either eucalyptus or rosemary to energize. Utilize aromatic herbs and essential oils when cleaning. Incorporating the scent of flowers or a subtle touch of aroma will make a big difference to you now.

Ox: Move through this month with intuitive flow. Expect to hear some good news. Utilize the Water Element to help your forward progress. Allow yourself to experience the mystery, creativity, and individuality that lay deep within your subconscious. By implementing Water, you will find yourself able to see clearly and reflect upon the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new so that you are alert to new prospects and adventures. Discover the gift of clairvoyance, it will enable you to keep one step ahead of rivals and experience the uncanny ability to accurately judge people or see through their falsehoods. Balance your Feng Shui by decreasing your Metal Element overall. Do this by either: (1) activating the Fire Element in the forms of lit candles, a fire in the fireplace or implementing the color red: or (2) utilizing the Water Element with table fountains and fish tanks or the colors black and navy blue. Think about wearing these colors as well to adjust your personal chi.

TIGER: Just when you thought it was time to kick back, you are called in for more action. No need to stress; help is coming to you from all sides. So don’t sweat the small stuff; in the divine plan it has all been worked out. The East direction will be of particular significance at this time. Wake up early so you can experience and absorb the energy of the sunrise. Moreover, it will reveal something approaching that will be of lasting importance. Love is in the air and for those in a current relationship the bonds should tighten, and those looking for love will have the opportunity to meet the right person. Stay open; unlock your heart and receive the connection you desire. You will experience growth physically, mentally, emotionally, and intuitively and will be able to see clearly and speed towards accomplishing your goal. Correct excessive Water, by adjusting it using the Element of Wood; using the color green or adding plants. If you have been feeling unfocused, overwhelmed or anxious; you can also add the Element of Earth by utilizing square shapes, floor pillows or objects that center a room. This will help get grounded and stay centered. Even if something has left you feeling disappointed, now is the time to keep your perspective open and believe; the outlook will be very promising.

RABBIT: Something will be revealed to you, and a mystery will be solved. The Monkey month ahead brings illumination, protection, and will make progress towards a productive outcome. Contemplate emptiness with its vast and limitless possibilities. All creation is conceived from emptiness. The heavens smile down on you. One stage in your life will come to conclusion, and another is about to begin. It’s time to view life through a fresh new perspective. Ask yourself why you are looking at life through old filters and welcome fresh new perspectives. Look at your Chi flow in your home or office; see if it is overpowering which will create agitation, or if it is blocked, therefore, limiting your possibilities for success. Remember that throughout this month help will come from heavenly high places. Something of value is hidden, and will be a joy to discover and of benefit for your future.

DRAGON: Do not become dissatisfied if things seem to be taking longer to resolve than you would like. Progress may appear slow at the moment, but gradually things will move towards the desired end. Remember, by moving slowly, you will gain much experience and this will place you in a position of advantage. As with the Ouroboros, this is a time of continued renewal and regeneration, a time of abstraction and transition. Release the brakes, so that changes can bring new opportunities to you swiftly and without resistance. The moon’s cycle will play a key role in your month ahead. Pay attention to its rhythm and timing and how you exert your energy accordingly. To make the most of this month, meditate on the interconnectedness of all things and realize that there is wisdom beyond your ability to name or perceive. Connect to the sacred and designate a place in your home to be a sanctuary, an altar or shrine and perform rituals of gratitude. When bathing visualize that you are not only cleaning your body but also your mind and spirit. Open your eyes to the beauty within the people and everyday objects that you have taken for granted. Do not lose faith; help will come to you from all sides.

SNAKE: There is great potential in everything you do; the question is, do you know what you want? You have stored reserves to move ahead and are becoming aware of opportunities. It’s time to tap into that energy. Don’t let illusion pull the wool over your eyes. There is a lesson here that you need to pay attention to. Something or someone that you hold dear is likely to be misrepresenting the truth. Snakes are incredible at sensing vibrations from the earth throughout their whole body. Feel the undercurrent; go beyond your mental perceptions. Once you can look at the larger picture you will no longer be fooled by clever or depictive appearances. This will prove to be a very busy month with lots of bustling activity over a short period of time. There is also an indication that something will not be as a weighty as you once imagined. With all this unexpected activity encroaching heavily on your time, get in touch with the Element of Earth, so that you remain grounded, stable, and can feel connected to your daily routines. Show gratitude and appreciation for the small blessings and daily victories that are present to you every day, and you will find true happiness.

HORSE: It is time to stop the self-criticism and condemning words that will destroy you from the inside out. The negative or critical mind creates internal destruction. You must control the quality of your thoughts and spoken words. You need to show forgiveness, understanding, and mercy. Love yourself and others without condition; accomplish this and you will feel healed and it will help to sooth your troubled heart. Your problems are only temporary in duration, so let them pass. This is not the time to make sudden moves, as matters should be left to take their own course; wait because later will be a better time to make a decision. Allow yourself the gift of time so that you can get a clearer perspective and comprehend your choices from a lucid observation point. Ask yourself honestly, where am I in the cycle of life? Once you understand where you stand in the cycle, you can harness the resources you need to effectively meet the challenges placed before you. Stay in balance. Visualize and meditate on the powerful image of Yin and Yang, it can help to bring you harmony and balance knowing all will be well.

GOAT: By controlling your hidden demons and having a reference for the sacred, you will honor and align yourself to the path and your essence will bring blessings to our world. Pay attention to the moon and its cycle; meaning pay attention to the rhythm and tempo of events. Timing is important; this will help you bring forth creativity and the knowledge that you are in the right place at the right time. A question is posed to you. Have you given sufficient thought to the practicalities involved with the undertakings of your endeavor? Your ideas are there, and they are brilliant (as usual) but they are in need of greater thoroughness when it is a matter of details. It’s safe to proceed, but keep attention to details in mind. Sound plays a key role in your month ahead, whether it is too loud or too quiet. Make adjustments; if footsteps are too loud add carpeting. If rooms or to quiet, perhaps add soft music or soft ticking or a pleasant chiming clock in the background. Use sound to arouse and awaken new possibilities.

MONKEY: When in the Monkey month, people born under the sign of the Monkey need to go outside, get physical, and play. It’s time to get some fresh air, new perspectives, and allow yourself the freedom to move and let go! Get in touch with the Earth Spirit; be disciplined and be in tune with the Universal life force that joins us all. Although you may feel that things are going slowly at the moment, in reality they are moving you in the right direction. Remember, you are gaining perspective, and this will eventually put you in the most advantageous position. If you are taking examinations, you will be rewarded. In your relationships; be patient and get in touch with the Fire Element by using the color red. Or support Fire, using with the Wood Element, by adding the color green. This will help to move you through drudgery into determination, and then joy! When dark clouds are passing by, don’t worry, they will move away, and your reward will come into sight.

ROOSTER: Navigate your life with inner guidance and intuitive knowing. Through introspection, meditation, and dream time the answers will come; take no counsel outside of your own. All the guidance you seek will be found within; just listen. If you experienced an emotional upset recently, know that a soothing energy is coming to assist and revitalize your spirit. The problems are of a temporary duration, so let them pass. You’re gaining a new perspective, and by stepping back and gaining a better viewpoint you’ll make better choices; use the gift of time. This is the summertime, and Fire Element energy surrounds us all. This element is associated with attraction, high-energy, and self-expression. Fire element’s ruling emotion is happiness, so if you feel that you haven’t really gotten into the spirit of the season add more red triangular shapes, light candles, and introduce images that invoke strong feelings or take you on a sentimental journey. This would be a great time to bring more laughter in your life. All in all, this is a good time for you; just stay on a positive path and good will follow.

DOG: The world is at your feet, and you will experience abundant gifts. This is a time of fulfillment. You’ll feel rebirth and transformation when communing with nature. Visualize yourself connecting with all life, and your path will feel illuminated. Fine-tuning the Element of Water plays a key role in your month ahead and will assist you when you feel overwhelmed, unfocused or anxious. Adjust excessive Water by adding items representative of Wood or Earth Elements such as the color green, lush plants or vertical lines, earthen tones, pottery, or low square tables. When life feels excessive, it is time to return to moderation and proceed with a consistent flow. You feel immersed in your projects and will be more open and forthcoming with your feelings. This is a time for going deeper. If you feel like a dark cloud has been blocking the light of day; do not worry the sun will break through, and you will find success with no strings attached.

PIG: There is energy this month that will help you to release your outdated agendas and unpleasant memories. Open your mind to the unlimited possibilities that surround you. You will obtain a new perspective that is free and open, revealing what is most important to you to accomplish. You will also need to prepare yourself for possible difficult times ahead; these could leave you feeling drained, worried, or conflicted with either yourself or with an authority figure. This is not a good time to make crazy investments. If you are seeking new clients or customers adjust the helpful people area. The helpful people area in the bagua is the lower right-hand corner from the main entrance. Remember to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of the people and objects that you love, and think about opening your eyes to the beauty within people and everyday objects that you may take for granted. This will bring you a greater sense of peace and well-being.

The Family Area – New Beginnings

Family Feng Shui Inspirations

Family Feng Shui Area Inspirations

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… So catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The Family Area represents love, humanity, and the pioneer spirit. It is located in the left center of your floor plan from the entry. When we need to be jump started, spring into immediate action, or employ flexibility, implementing Feng Shui adjustments to the Family Area can support our intentions.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~André Gide

Deeply connected to the Wood Element and springtime, this area is similar to a tree, in that trees are rooted deeply in the ground, the same way that our connection to our family is rooted deeply within ourselves. Interestingly, in Western culture, we also identify our ancestry with the “Family Tree.”

“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” ~ Cary Grant

This gua represents a link with our family history, and activating it can help us to address important issues, retain inner stability, and assist with the healing of damaged family relationships; whether it is a biological or chosen family.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Think green in this area. You can amplify the bonds within your family by displaying positive artwork and picturesque settings; this represents growth and promotes harmony and positive thinking.

“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you that you didn’t know about yourself.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

Master Lin Yun spoke of incorporating color green and adding healthy leafy plants to emphasize the life-force in the Family Area. It will help to build vitality, bring strength, and reinforce stamina to get the job done. Many BTB practitioners use greenery (both real and silk), crystals, mirrors, or the Ping Flute Method to activate this area.

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. ~Alex Haley

Just like a traffic signal; when the light turns green, it means “GO!” The green light allows traffic to proceed in the direction denoted. By placing the right intention in the Family Area, you too can act, prosper, and keep moving forward.

6.1.14 Double Horse HeaderYEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE HORSE

June 1st, 2014 – June 26th, 2014

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Horse. The animal that governs this year is the Horse. When the Horse year is aligned with the Horse month, it is said that the true nature of the year is finally revealed. We will look at three ways this may be manifested.
The first is in terms of relationships. These could undergo dramatic change and even potentially collapse if you haven’t built a solid foundation. Horses have a fiery nature and are impulsive and passionate. They can find themselves getting hurt because they jump into a relationship before testing the waters. Tempers can flare this month, however, this is a good month to get married for those born under the sign of the Horse. If you have a spouse, renewing your vows or expressing appreciation for one another will strengthen your bond.
The second manifestation of Horse month energy has to do with your home life and how you live it. Now is a good time to focus on improving your home and making changes. Also, remember to go out and be in nature.  Take pleasure in outings or adventurous activities; go to social events, concerts, or festivals.  Horses are very social in nature, so let this fact guide you in your activities. Health-wise, because this will be an emotional month, you will find it harder to keep your temper under control and this could lead to arguments. When driving, take special care during this time and avoid reacting emotionally to “bad drivers”. There is always a moment where you have a choice on how you are going to react in any given situation. Keep your cool. Remember to do good deeds and, if at all possible, meditate more.
The third way the Horse energy will be manifested is in terms of politics and world events. During this Horse month there will be volatile energy. Horse’s famously mercurial nature and its need to be the center of attention will create a fight for the spotlight between world powers. One side will feel overshadowed by another. This will also affect financial markets. Yes, there will be major change and heightened tensions in the world, but the ultimate outcome is that this will give mankind the energy to move into a more positive direction.
Since this is this both the Horse month and year, and the  Horse’s ruling element is Fire, it is a good idea to pay attention to the Fire Element/Fame Area – and to activate the area opposite the room’s entrance. This can be done by incorporating the color red, implementing triangular shapes, or displaying objects de’ arte that represent your heart’s desire.

Paying attention to the characteristics of this month will enable you to deal with all it brings, so you can “Keep Calm and Carry On”.

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller quotes

RAT – The opposite sign of the Rat is Horse, There will be new perspectives and new things coming in. Your challenge will be trying to figure out where to start. It’s time to remind yourself how easy it is to open your heart and let joy flow into your present moment. In general, you’ll hear some good news. If a big concern with you is financial you will have some access to inside information or will be playing the right hunches. In relationships you need to look beyond the present situation. It’s time for you to face the future and look at your Fire Element. The Fame area or Fire Element is in the center back area opposite a room’s entrance. This is a place for inspiring pictures or other visuals that represent your heart’s desire. Though you might not really understand the journey you’ve been on and may not know what lies ahead. The best attitude to adapt is to be humble when walking into the future. Take a modest attitude. Use the lessons that you’ve learned in the past and begin now to implement them now for a brighter future.

OX – There is a situation that you need to have healed. If problems arise know that this is of a temporary duration and this is not the time to make any sudden moves. There is also an element of healing. If your heart is troubled, you will soon feel a soothing force that will gently flow into your reality. Overall is a good time for some emotional healing and that you’ll be uplifted to new emotional heights. Love raises your buoyancy so that you’ll floating above troubled waters and experience an emotional breakthrough. Take some time to listen to music, go on holiday; experiencing some relaxation or leisure is very important. You deserve a reward for hard work that you’ve done something will be revealed. You’ll find out who the man behind the curtain is, or perhaps you’ll be asked to keep a secret, and it could prove challenging. It’s a great time to play conservative and go with the flow.

TIGER – This is a time for diplomacy. You have determination and will be successful in the face of opposition. You’re resolute and able to complete a task, despite of any obstacle that may lie on your path. This is an excellent time to put pen to paper. Keep encouragement in your heart and know you will persevere and succeed. You’ll feel centered as the horse month is your ally. You have an acute awareness and you understand that change begins here and now and maintain the ability to see the bigger picture. The Horse’s ruling element is Fire, so pay attention to the Fire element/Fame Area and activate the area opposite the room’s entrance; you can do this by incorporating the color red, implementing triangular shapes or displaying objects d’art that represent your heart’s desire. The Horse month will leave the Tiger with the world at your feet.  Connected to nature, go for walks. Respect your connection to all life. Someone could try to assign a task that could prove to be mentally taxing and physically straining. So it’s better for you, now take it step back and evaluate your options calmly then you can move forward with great confidence and fortitude.

RABBIT – It’s a time of mystery of wonderment and surprises. There is a very positive alignment happening for the Rabbit this month. A magical moment will happen for a worthy individual. This is a special a moment when all is auspicious and take advantage of the heavens are listening; make a wish. You’re touched by a stroke of good luck, but don’t push you luck too far as you don’t want to waste money through gambling or other risky ventures. You’ll find yourself being honest with your feelings and the more you do that the more guidance you will receive. Look to the Fire Element/Fame Area of your rooms and office and consider making adjustments to improve your reputation. This is this both the Horse month and year and the  Horse’s ruling element is Fire, so pay attention to the Fire element/Fame Area and activate the area opposite the room’s entrance; you can do this by incorporating the color red, implementing triangular shapes or displaying objects de’ arte that represent your heart’s desire.

DRAGON – Don’t take life and your relationship for granted. Don’t take for granted what already lies before. You already have what you need. It’s like you’re trying to seek light when you already have a lantern. Dragons are given to flights of fancy. Remember, what you can hold in your hands is real. Don’t give into fanciful flights that exercise will prove pointless. You could have some dealings with an authority figure. It may be a person in uniform or someone who holds a superior position.  This will have a great impact on your life at this time and will require your attention. Whatever issue you find the most pressing; you will need to speak to someone in a higher authority. They will want you to make commitments you may not feel comfortable with.  To initiate the most positive results, make adjustments to your Fire element/Fame Area and activate the area opposite the room’s entrance; you can do this by incorporating the color red, implementing triangular shapes or displaying objects d’art that represent your heart’s desire.

SNAKE – The Horse can take the Snake on a fanciful flight or journey, but in daily life you will need to separate fantasy from reality otherwise your efforts could be in vain. Perhaps you’ve been feeling like a puppet on a string, but you just need to step back to see that the true guidance is always available to you, right above the puppeteer’s hands. This is a time to ask yourself are you being manipulative or are others manipulating you? Do you feel the need to be in control or are you someone who allows others to control you? Either one of these attitudes is extreme and shows a lack of self-worth and lack of faith in life as well as a compromised identity. Don’t be scared. Now it’s time to release the grip and move forward.  Get the reins (strings) of your life back in your control. You will need to deal with an authority figure or older man/ father figure.  To stay centered from a Feng Shui perspective; find the heart of your home and create clear defined pathways to it. Identify it by placing pictures that reflect shared experiences with people you share the environment with. Implement rituals that support and attract energy to this area by creating meaningful situations such as watching a movie or playing a game that help bring others together. You will create an abundance and feeling of connection that you have been longing for.

HORSE – This is a great time to connect to the sacred. It’s a time to enact rituals in your home and express gratitude. Create a sanctuary room or space where you have spiritual icons, can light incense and other offerings which connect you to the Tao. You will find a greater sense of peace and inner well-being and you will have the ability to see the beauty within people and everyday objects that you would normally take for granted. It’s also an excellent time to get outside and enjoy nature. Go for walks. Let the natural environment and world fill you and your essence. Music and leisure activities play a key role in your mental and physical well-being. So take the time out to stop and smell the roses. If you cannot leave go for a extended trip because of your obligations , just make sure you take some time out so that you can re-charge your inner spirit. The double Horse alignment holds a lot of energy; because this energy can easily get out of hand it’s better to play conservative and not to make any rash moves. Otherwise you’ll experience loss with a depletion of energy and resources and a general feeling of wasted time. There are deities that are looking after you and affording you great protection. If you can slow down enough to listen all be all will be well. Keep compassion in your heart. Perhaps eat more vegetarian meals. Adjust your Power Gua or Money Area, which is the upper left corner from the entryway. Hang a crystal mirror or bell and activate the Chi with knowledge of the true power in yourself and others.

GOAT – This is an auspicious month for Goats particularly women who will gain some good fortune or a rise in status. June may begin roughly but as time progresses, things will go well and become easier. This is an excellent time to write put pen to paper begin a new course or apply for a new job. The Horse and the Goat are the best of friends. People born under the sign of the Goat have the inane ability to see the inherent design of things coming into form. In this way it is like seeing life through the eyes of a child; knowing that opportunities present themselves at each moment.  The full moon will find you very active and busy. If possible, rise and take in the morning light. This will be very beneficial for you throughout the month of the Horse. If you do yoga try to orient yourself to face east as much as possible. This is a great month of spiritual initiation so seek out the company of dear friends, and take walks in nature. You will feel replenished and will be able to succeed. Use the Element of Water to help build your intuitive flow.

MONKEY – There are people that will prove to be emotionally taxing and physically straining on you this month. Realize that if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. They are painting a much rosier picture than is actually in store for you ahead if you were to follow their advice, and it’s better to take a step back and evaluate all of your options calmly. You have access to privileged information, so you will be able to make all the right moves while keeping one step ahead of your rivals. You’re ability to judge character of others and prove to be uncannily accurate. Some people might even say you can see right through people and it will serve you well at this time. Be sure to rest, re-charge, relax and pay attention to your dreams. Show patience when dealing with others and open your channels so that which you desire will come to you in perfect timing and with the greatest joy. Ask yourself where a gentle action would be more effective than a strong force. From a Feng Shui perspective take a look at your indoor and outdoor pathways and create smooth flowing Chi. By adjusted the movement of chi things will come to you with the correct momentum.

ROOSTER – the Horse month may find you dealing with some petty people who are trying to get the upper hand. All you can do is to wait for a more politically favorable climate. If it seems like it is taking forever for a project to succeed know that eventually it will come into fruition. But first key building blocks must be put in place; so show patience.  This is a time when focusing on your career will produce positive results. Get out go for walks in nature. Let go of repetitive thoughts so that you can experience new perspectives and feel an inner freedom, even if the exterior world seems to have you caught in trivial games. There’s a synchronicity that surrounds you and practicing Feng Shui can increase positive occurrences. Remember to have clear intention and listen to your gut feelings. Take note of any patterns that you see emerging and evaluate significant dreams. Don’t discount any meaningful coincidences as something seemingly insignificant will play an important role at this time.

DOG – You’re charming and the Horse smiles favorably at his Doggie friend. You will be successful at getting what you want and the outlook is positive! Things should proceed smoothly. There could be some sudden and unexpected fortune that comes as a lucky break, more than from the result of your hard work. You’re at the right place at the right time. You need to release and welcome the change and renewal that is now upon you. You could receive a promotion. With all this extra energy being called for be sure to get enough rest and relaxation. Your sleep plays a key role for your success, and you being able to reach your full potential. So relax. Pay attention to your dreams, rest and recharge. From a Feng Shui perspective make sure that you replace any dead or dying plants with new ones to strengthen the Wood Element energy in your environment. Adjusting the Wood Element can prove to be very beneficial and will reinforce positive growth and help you to move forward towards success. This can be achieved by increasing the color green, adding striped patterns or displaying art that depicts the beauty of nature.

PIG – This Horse month carries with it an element of dualism. Someone could prove to make things very difficult and push you to your limits. They may entice you with a pretty picture of the riches and rewards that you would receive if you were to only sign on the dotted line. But, at this time know that what their offer is going to be both physically and mentally challenging. So it’s time to step back to observe and learn something in the process. Piggies especially do not like feeling squeezed or being forced into an uncomfortable position. Conversely, there will be an announcement of an engagement, merger or partnership that will be beneficial and from which you’ll get a great vibe. You’ll feel like getting the ball rolling; an opportunity is ripe for the taking. Keep focused; there will be a tendency for everyone to get excited and to set off into many directions, but with your help, there will be focus and a positive material gain. Make adjustments to your Fire Element/Fame Area by activating the area opposite the room’s entrance; you can do this by incorporating the color red, implementing triangular shapes or displaying objects d’art that represent your heart’s desire. Fame and reputation reflects your accomplishments and awards and brings you the recognition for work well done. Fire and can spread quickly. You are born under the sign of the Pig and can set a gracious table that includes everyone and offers the world great gifts.

 

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 YEAR OF THE HORSE – MONTH OF THE SNAKE

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 April 29th, 2014 – May 31th, 2014

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We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Snake. The animal that governs this year is the Horse. When the Horse year is aligned with the Snake month, communication is the means to achieve deeper understanding and peaceful harmony. Without it, trouble can rapidly flare up as the two signs have very different natures and opinions. The Horse can be restless and has raw power that needs to be expressed. The Snake tends to be more of a homebody and has a luxuriant nature that the Horse finds hard to comprehend.

During the Month of the Snake, our relationships can undergo dramatic change and even potentially crumble if we haven’t created a solid foundation built on equanimity and acceptance. As armed conflict and emotionally charged outbreaks prevail on the world stage, the best thing we can do on a personal level is avoid contradiction and high drama, even though we may be instinctively drawn to it. Suffering exists; show compassion for those in need but do not become overly obsessed. Allow yourself to enjoy the peace you deserve. Thinking globally but acting locally can defuse the tension one person at a time.

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Monthly Treasures May – June 2014 Feng Shui Newsletter

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The Knowledge Area

The Knowledge Area

Knowledge Gua – the front left corner

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Today, let’s focus on the Knowledge Area. This Gua holds much importance. Improving the Feng Shui aspects of your Knowledge Corner can have a huge impact on your learning potential and ability to put your knowledge to good use.

The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave.” ~ John Boyle O’Reilly
Many of us associate our shortcomings in life with particular moments or events.  Frequently, we find our limitations are due to a lack of knowhow; knowledge, after all, is power and with it great deeds can be accomplished.

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” ~ Austin O’Malley
Your energy should be focused on the Knowledge Area if you find yourself repeatedly making the same mistakes or if you have a pining for further knowledge but can’t seem to find the proper direction to acquire it and your ambitions have become stunted. Make sure that your Knowledge Area features items that will encourage you to learn and grow; even though seemingly subliminal, it can make a colossal difference.

 “You cannot open a book without learning something.” ~ Confucius
Some people may be apprehensive about developing their Knowledge Area since they are no longer students in the classic sense, but we never stop learning and often it’s in the most weirdly synchronistic manner! You are always gaining new life skills or experiencing innovative revelations and the ability to incorporate and apply this newly acquired wisdom is going to play an enormous part in advancing you toward your goals.

“Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” ~ Edward Counsel
To engage your mind with a deep and meaningful Knowledge section, incorporate thought provoking literature, a chess board and objects d’art which make profound statements. These are all excellent additions to the Knowledge Gua. The three colors most associated with Knowledge are blue, black and green. Remember, that with great wisdom you can achieve things far beyond what you ever dreamed possible.
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YEAR OF THE HORSE MONTH OF THE DRAGON
March 31st – April 28th
We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Dragon. The animal that governs this year is the Horse. When the Horse is combined with the Dragon, they create a lot of energy because they share a powerful sexual chemistry.
This is a favorable alignment for solving intellectual problems and there could be an untangling of complicated current affairs. It should be a financially steady month, but with little time for rest. Remember not to get so carried away with the speed of things that you forget to pay attention to small details. Slow down your pace towards the end of the month. Cooperation and attentiveness are the keys for success in this transit.
“There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

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Year of the Horse – Month of the Dragon

Rat – As far as strategy goes remain watchful before making a move; and then when the time is right jump on it. Don’t be overly ambitious. Where decisions are concerned, pursue your heart’s desire. This is a moment of release. Let go, knowing that the inevitable will happen and a new existence is coming into play. Honor your boundaries and trust that the solutions to your problems are forthcoming. In order for you to shift your current circumstances, you have to be in tune with your own sacred nature and not compromise who you are. Yes, there is an element of confusion; is it time to tie the knot or cut the knot? It will either unravel with patience or be cut through by a stroke of action. From a Feng Shui perspective; activate your Helpful People area. Make sure the area is welcoming; display pictures that convey a spirit of hospitality. You’re on a threshold between one activity and another. Sometimes by pausing and preparing to cross the threshold you can experience the clarity that you desire; so be patient, and welcome the next stage of life.

Ox – Your past acts of kindness pay off now. Your prayers and cries for help will be heard. Heaven will bestow you a favor and bring success into your picture. All you are asked to do is to have your hands open to the change in your fortune and to the opportunities that this time brings. Turn your life in a positive direction and align with the creative flow so the gifts of heaven can come to you. Embrace the nurturing, receptive, and female side of your nature where you are emotionally strong and your creativity flourishes. Positive energy can flow into any one of many facets of your life, whether it is relationships, career, or prosperity. Like the Tiger this month implement the Metal Element by utilizing the color white, mirrors and other reflective or shiny surfaces. You’ll also want to highlight circular shapes or arches. Hopes will be realized and matters should proceed better than expected.

Tiger – Signs say that this is a good month for the Tiger, as long as you follow your intuition. This is a good time to be in the fresh air and to let go of things that have bound you in order to get new perspectives, and experience freedom. Leaving your comfort zone and avoiding the unpleasant may be a challenge. From a Feng Shui perspective; a good way around these kinds of obstacles would be to introduce the Metal Element by utilizing the color white, mirrors and other reflective or shiny surfaces. You’ll also want to highlight circular shapes or arches. Making these changes will force something that has been stagnant into positive movement and will help you experience as much success as possible.

Rabbit – The Water Element will play a key role in the month ahead. Activate the Water Element by implementing wavy lines, the color black, or even water itself, such as a fountain or some kind of water feature. Take more baths than usual. Let water help soothe you, roll over you, cleanse you, and rejuvenate your being. It could also be great to spend some time by water, such as a lake, river, or stream. Pay attention to the ebb and flow, and let that water’s consistent movement help soothe and heal any emotions that are disturbing to you. Be sure that your foyer or welcome area is in good standing. Place spiritual icons and heavenly inspirations there. See that it is welcoming to guests and easy to get through by removing any clutter or blockages that might obstruct the passage. Traveling is favored at this time, but don’t have unrealistic expectations; let things unfold naturally. Give yourself full expression to celebrate the uniqueness of who you are. Dance your way through life. Find your passion. You are a beautiful, fun being. Ignite your spirit and express it to the world.

Dragon – We are all students of life. Some of the greatest teachers on this planet are Dragons. The old adage is, “If you want to learn something, teach it.” Ask questions and expand your horizons. There could be a sudden transformation, bringing an ultimate freedom from a cycle. You have the ability to face your fear of pain and loss, knowing that from all endings comes a new beginning. You have the ability to shed what no longer serves you. From a material standpoint, you will experience a gain or the attainment of something precious. This is an excellent time to be writing or composing. Remember, if you made a promise to the divine, that pacts are looked upon as no joking matter. So fulfill your obligation. If you feel like you’ve been oppressed or like you are not going anywhere, repair and remove any clutter or stagnant chi as that will interfere with your ability to move forward. Feel the jumpstart and get going in the right direction.

Snake – This is a great time to stand back and observe. Use your creativity, imagination, and your visionary snake powers to dare to dream, have new ideas, and then move forward. Experience an immediate realization with an illuminated mind and create a mental breakthrough. Pay particular attention to your partnerships or significant other at this time. Let them know how important they are to you and appreciate them for who they are. Do not take them for granted. From a Feng Shui perspective, this is an important time to look at your bathrooms. Make sure that they’re free from excessive clutter, that key items are placed in easily accessible spots, and that you clean out old products regularly. Use aromatherapy. If need be, create more privacy by adding fans, music, or opaque window treatments. Spend time understanding where you are in the life cycle so that you can move through the year ahead without challenges.

Horse – There could be some slighting of your character; it will be most advantageous for you to just let it go. Avoid the nasty rumors, keep cool, and soon someone will be coming into your life that really appreciates you for who you are. If you can hold off and not over react, all will be well. You will be looking to find a solid foundation, something that you can use as a reference point. Remember that how you perceive the world and the attitudes that you hold determine the quality of your life. Don’t be addicted to negativity or pessimism. Show gratitude for all you have and value others. Reinforce the South or Southern direction in your Feng Shui to achieve an upbeat and positive outlook. Also, review your eating area or kitchen and be sure that it serves you well with focused energy and nourishing activities. Positive things you can do for the area are decorating the kitchen in bright colors, making sure that all the lighting is working, displaying objects that make you happy, the stove is functioning optimally and even by listening to music while you work or cook. By paying attention to your eating area, you’ll bring happiness and joy to your family and your life.

Goat – This is a great year for the Goat, but this month you’ve got to play it cool. Observe, pay attention – now is not the time to act. Adjust the Water Element to help you move through any kind of emotional disturbances. Examine how energy is coming into your home. If you seem agitated, you may be receiving too much energy. If you feel blocked, you might not be receiving enough. Make Feng Shui modifications to adjust either one of these situations. There could be some kind of rude awakening in your life, but you will be able to face pain or loss and receive support to move forward. Through the shedding of what no longer serves you, you will come to an ultimate freedom. Remember life’s continuous cycles of endings and beginnings. Pay particular attention to your loved ones and make sure they are well cared for. Your personal relationships should do well this month. If you’ve been concerned about romantic matters, indications are for a successful relationship.

Monkey – It’s time to look at what your heart’s passion really is and to find an expression or direction that you will take to fulfill that passion. Concentrate on the Feng Shui of the Fame Area in your home and see if it needs adjusting. You could use the color red, create a focal point with art or flowers, use candles, or display pictures that represent your aspirations. Pay attention to your loved ones and relationships. Be sure that they’re taken care of. Do not become suspicious of their actions. If you can avoid that mental trap, then you will be like the sun emitting wonderful light. You will attract great things and your path will be clear of all obstacles. Sound plays a key role this month in your Feng Shui, so play pleasant music. Your ears will be particularly sensitive at this time. If there are disturbing noises in your environment, obscure them with the sound of a fountain, soothing music, or white noise. Get into daily routines and appreciate the small blessings and day to day victories.

Rooster – We all pursue what is in our own interest; this is human nature. But this is a reminder that a pact made with divine powers is no joking matter, and you must fulfill your obligations. Keep your word and stay the course. Achieve this and you will be able to release the mundane and shed the outmoded forms that surround you and attach you to the past. You will then bring forward innovation and cutting edge perspectives. You will be a shining star, putting creative thought into action. To support this new activity and to promote movement and change, increase the Wood Element in your environment. Utilize the color green and striped patterns; also introduce plants and scenes of nature. This is a time of increase so ask yourself what fears have held you back from positive growth and what steps you can take to break through to the other side.

Dog – You will be able to see through deception and figure out what you really want in life. It’s not always true, but for now you don’t need to pay attention to all the details; it’s more important to take in the overall picture. From a Feng Shui perspective, like your buddy the Horse, you’ll need to look at your kitchen or eating area and make sure it reflects an abundance of energy that is bright, has great lighting, displays images that make you smile, and is supported by music or anything that helps keep your energy upbeat. Young men or scholarly types of individuals will come to your aid this month. It’s also an excellent time to write or to study a subject that will help you in the future. You will be able to endure over any sadness and you will be very consistent. As spring arrives at your household, it will bring you a promotion. Many will feel compelled to compliment your good luck. From a Feng Shui perspective, concentrate on your use of space. Organize activities according to rooms. If you have underutilized rooms, such as a guest room, ask yourself how you could adapt it to support and benefit your current activities. This month you will feel like being a non-conformist – remember to dance!

Pig – Rejoice, for with the coming of spring you will experience smooth sailing. It’s as if the fates will steer in any direction you please. There is happiness and a joyous occasion is coming your way. You will be able to experience success and attain a goal that you’ve been striving to reach. The cosmos is urging you to shape-shift within your current circumstances in order to be in sync with your sacred nature. You have the ability to create what you envision. Don’t allow yourself to be overcritical of others. Your challenge at this time is to allow some things to be swept under the carpet so the project can move forward. From a Feng Shui perspective, define clear pathways either from the street to your house or from room to room. Remove obstructions that hinder a natural gathering space or anything that is not esthetically pleasing. By defining the path to the heart of your home and each room, your goals will come more clearly into mind and you will thrive and live joyously.

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March 1st – March 30th, 2014

 

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A new animal is the ruler of the Lunar Year…. All hail the Wood Horse!

We are now entering the second month of the lunar year, the Rabbit month. The Rabbit and the Horse have diverse outlooks on life. The Horse needs its independence and that can leave the Rabbit feeling abandoned. Diplomacy and compromise will be needed with this pairing to achieve the best dynamics in all situations. If this happens a wonderful relationship will form especially if a third party can get involved to smooth things over.
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RAT – Completion is the keyword for you at this time. Let go of preconceptions that hinder advancement and allow your determined nature the freedom to complete unfinished business. Once done empty your thoughts and be open and ready for new beginnings. The moon will play an important role in the month ahead influencing your dreams, passions, rhythms and timing. Don’t get caught up in emotions and become moody. Avoid playing a role in other people’s dramas. From a Feng Shui perspective, make adjustments in the bathroom that both energize and soothe you. Use candles and aromatherapy to mellow things out and for more privacy add soft music or the white noise from a bathroom fan. Keep the cabinets and drawers free of excess clutter. This is one area where an opaque window treatment really works. All of nature has a consistent rhythm so it’s time for you to get in sync.

OX – Use caution in your career this month; check to see if there are any areas where your efforts are actually proving to be counterproductive. You learn as you teach; so this may be a good time to pass on a tradition or give the gift of knowledge to another. But, be sensitive to the difference between conveying important information and giving unsolicited or unwanted advice. You have important things to share just don’t be a know-it-all. Take some time off to regenerate yourself, fully recharge your batteries and return to completeness. From a Feng Shui perspective, consider the placement of your dwelling in relation to its surroundings and make any necessary adjustments. Possible problematic placements include being located at focal point of a T intersection or downhill from the road. Also if your home is on a busy Street or your driveway or the front door is hard-to-find. Implementing the proper Feng Shui adjustments will help you to welcome new perspectives.

TIGER – Once you move ahead it’s hard to turn back. Someone might set a trap for you; don’t fall for it. Be alert. If it’s too good to be true – it probably is just that. On the flip side, this month you will experience more fluidity and freedom of movement. So, go where you want to go and do what you want to do. Treat your circle of family and friends with compassion, unconditional love and positive emotional energy. These vibrations will reverberate and bestow blessings to all those you or they encounter and the multiplicity will radiate love ad infinitum. From a Feng Shui perspective; look at your pathways both indoors and out. Long narrow hallways encourage the Chi to move rapidly. This can cause disruption in your life. Corridors can be corrected by using a series of pictures placed lengthwise to attract the eye. You can also effectively break up a long hallway by laying runners on the floor. The remedy for a straight walkway leading to the front door is to place flowerpots strategically on alternate sides of the path. By adjusting the chi flow from moving persistently forward, you can maintain the correct speed to obtain your goals.

RABBIT – The New Year brings an end to your trials and tribulations and this makes you very happy. It’s like reuniting with a loved one, you haven’t seen for years. There is an aura of excitement and happiness around you and you can achieve your goals with forward momentum. You have the ability to keep your eye on the prize without distractions. By triumphing over obstacles you’ll feel more aware, be more alert and attentive and have more energy. If feel like you still need a nudge and your ideas have dried up? Then it’s time to increase the water element in your Feng Shui. This can be achieved by using the color blue or black wavy patterns, fountains, images of water you can also implement the parent element to Water which is Metal; do this by means of reflective objects such as mirrors or chrome also round shapes can help stimulate your creativity, unblock fear and bring a new reservoir of ideas to your awareness. Happy Springtime!

DRAGON – You have friends in high places that can effect change for the better, and that’s a good thing, but don’t take counsel from anyone that goes against your own inner wisdom and common-sense. Go deep within your meditative self to find the guidance you seek. If you feel challenged by your own vision remember to use your imagination and dare to dream. It is important for you to connect with the sacred. So designate a space for sanctuary where negativity is left out and only happy thoughts and harmonious interactions are allowed. Create an altar or special place for spiritual icons and items of personal significance. Perform rituals in your home that express gratitude (i.e. Kuan Yin Ritual). When you bathe imagine that you’re cleansing not only your body but your mind and spirit as well. You can use bath salts, relaxing music, aromatic soaps and candles to enhance the experience. Open your eyes and discern where you may be taking everyday objects for granted, take time to appreciate these forgotten items. This will bring you stillness, clarity and a luminescent glow – the feeling will be extraordinary. You’ll become more connected with everything that surrounds you, making your heart overflow with love toward all sentient beings.

SNAKE – In a blink of an eye your luck will change. A Rabbit or Tiger could bring you some good news! You’ll receive help from a benevolent stranger. What were thought to be setbacks will become lucky opportunities. Basically, anything that’s bad will soon become good. Drive your ideas home with force and a momentum that can get things done, you’ll take great joy in these accomplishments. You will be feeling more observant and attentive. Use the metal element to establish clear boundaries by implementing the color white, mirrors, rugs and tables with round bases. Getting organized will enable you to use your energy more wisely and put you in a position to attract all that you desire

HORSE – Springtime will bring a wealth of new offerings. There is an awakening around you and what has been dormant will begin to blossom and advance to the next cycle. As you progress away from winter take a moment for a reality check to see if you are being manipulated by someone or perhaps that you are taking advantage of a situation at another’s expense. Don’t allow yourself to be seduced by something that is beneath you. Manipulation comes from a lack of faith in life’s natural process. Take a positive approach and incorporate the Water Element to enable you to glide smoothly through the sticky parts. Include the colors blue or black in your décor, also wavy patterns and images of water. Another trick is to use Water’s parent element of Metal by adding items that are designed to organize, the colors white or shiny objects. You will be able to approach any blockages and transform them into liberating action.

GOAT – Your success comes with no strings attached and where there have been losses you will find benefits. You’ve been given a clean slate with huge creative potential. Keep a virtuous heart. Though you may feel that no answers are coming to you at this time – don’t worry just stay in balance and eventually you will see the light. One way to keep your mental balance is to release your personal agenda and share equally in the responsibility for the group. Yield to the common ground where balance and peace of mind are found. Release and surrender your desire to lead or control. From a Feng Shui perspective, it’s a great idea to define the central focus of a room. This might not necessarily mean the geographic center. If you are having difficultly perceiving what the central focus is, consider rearranging furniture to create a focal point. You can reinforce centers by the use of a rug, table or piece of furniture or by just pulling away furniture from the walls. Some larger rooms will have several focal points, so consider each one as a separate area. This is an important Feng Shui adjustment for the entire year. Once you do this you will feel grounded and secure with a feeling of contentment.

MONKEY – Luck favors the prepared. You could find yourself becoming embroiled in other people’s dramas; be ready for this and stay out of harm’s way. Some part of your job or a relationship has left you feeling stagnant. This can drive a monkey crazy! Realize that it gives you the time to make the right choices. The bad news is that it could make you feel stuck and fearful, not knowing in what direction to head. That is where the element of water can play a key role. By implementing the water element (read the Horse feng shui prediction) you can make adjustments and find balance. Also from a Feng Shui perspective for your home, office or wherever you pay your monthly bills look and see if it has sufficient Yang energy to summon enough motivation, focus and energy to complete required tasks. Be sure your lighting is adequate and you have a separate area to achieve focus. If not, you can place a screen, a tall plant or bookcase for contemplative isolation. You can also include high energy images that motivate you or use whimsical items to add a touch of fun into otherwise serious tasks. Ask yourself what can help you to maintain your focus. This is a time to get situated correctly in order to move forward towards success.

ROOSTER – We all pursue what is in our own interests; this is human nature. But, take note that a pact made with the divine is no joking matter and you must fulfill your obligations. Keep your word and stay true to the course. If you can do this you’ll be able to release the mundane and outmoded forms of the past and bring forward innovation and cutting edge perspectives. This will ignite your passion and your new vibration will bring a revolutionary power. You will shine like the sun, igniting creative thoughts into action. By putting yourself out there and taking charge – you are a shining star. To support this new activity and to promote movement and positive change increase the Wood Element. Utilize the color green and striped patterns also introduce plants and scenes of nature. This is a time of increase so ask yourself what fears have held you back from positive growth and what steps can you take to break through to the other side.

DOG – There may be some petty people around that have the upper hand, making it hard for you to improve your situation. Wait for more favorable timing. Be in the present moment and experience creative awareness. Open your mind to new paradigms. You’ll be leading the way for others and changing the course of your life forever. From a Feng Shui perspective, look at your entranceways and see that they are unobstructed. Determine the effectiveness of your room’s layouts and observe your reaction to your surroundings. In areas that have open floor plans be sure to define the entrances by using rugs, plants and furniture placements. You can’t hold onto everything; sometimes we need to employ limits to contain and define our boundaries in realistic ways. Ask yourself; how can you extend self-control in ways that support success.

PIG– A sense of illumination is forthcoming as your pathway is lit by a heavenly wisdom. Let that power guide you; don’t lose faith. The time has come to move forward towards your goals. You may be given a promotion or called to action. You will receive help from all sides. Benefactors will come to the Pigs aid. It is important for you to connect with the sacred. So designate a space for sanctuary where negativity is left out and only happy thoughts and harmonious interactions are allowed. Create an altar or special place for spiritual icons and items of personal significance. Perform rituals in your home that express gratitude (i.e. Kuan Yin Ritual).. When you bathe imagine that you’re cleansing not only your body but your mind and spirit as well. You can use bath salts, relaxing music, aromatic soaps and candles to enhance the experience. Express gratitude  Stay true to yourself, connect to the divine and a new door will swing open to a brighter future.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 02/11/2014

Monthly Treasures Feng Shui Newsletter February/March 2014

Wind Horse

Wind Horse

Auspicious Horse Greets 2014!

“Being generous, just helping one’s relatives and being blameless in one’s actions; this is the best good luck.” ~ Buddha

In the Tibetan culture the Horse year is considered the most beneficial of all the animal years. Tibetan Lung Ta or Wind Horse is portrayed with ornate trappings and jewels, adding a touch of opulence. Elegantly depicted in mid-trot, it has symbolic connections to victory, nobility and success. This magnificent animal is synonymous with strength, speed and vitality, with wish fulfilling jewels on its back to symbolize wealth and treasures.

“To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.”~ Proverb

Having its origin in the Tibet, Wind Horse has several meanings. On the outer level, the Wind Horse is a mythical creature that combines the speed of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry prayers from earth to the heavens. This is why the Tibetan prayer flag is referred to as the Lung Ta, their word for Wind Horse. Lung Ta is also associated with positive energy, life force and good luck. It is both the vanquisher of evil and a vehicle of enlightenment.

“Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many cultures use Horse images to bring success and victory into their career or business. The Cintamani (flaming or wish granting jewel) on the back of the Wind Horse symbolizes a miraculous treasure which can grant the fulfillment of wishes. Hanging prayer flags with the Tibetan Lung Ta Wind Horse will bring you triumph and accelerate the attainment of your goals.

Remember this is considered the most beneficial of all the animal years.

May the Year of the Horse bring the fulfillment of your wishes! Sincerely, Marina Lighthouse


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Double Happiness!!! February 14, 2014 – Lantern Festival and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day!

I hope you enjoy all the New Year’s festivities. I wanted to remind you that the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Chinese New Year is on Friday (2/14/14) Valentine’s Day and the first full moon of the New Lunar Year. This festival originated as a ceremony to welcome the increasing light and warmth of the season after winter’s cold. When the first full moon of the year beams radiantly upon earthlings it is an opportune time for young lovers to make their heartfelt wishes come true…so go out and breathe in the moonlight and make a wish!

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January 31st – February 28th

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A new animal is the ruler of the Lunar Year…. All hail the Wood Horse!

As with every first month of the Lunar New Year, the Tiger month is always at the beginning of each new lunar year cycle. With the Horse joining the Tiger we are looking at a “Three Harmonies” relationship month ahead. The Horse’s best buddies are the Tiger and the Dog. The Tiger possesses a noble and warm-hearted nature and when they combine with the gregarious Horse, they both love adventure and create a happy partnership. It is said; “When the Horse joins the Tiger a positive direction will open.”

The Tiger and the Horse both need to be able to do things their own way, to journey where and when they feel the desire to move. Mangers and business owners should take notice and allow room for change and growth; this will encourage new ideas and advancement. For humankind this could mean there could be some great innovations or “ah-ha” moments during this conjuncture that will innovate and positively change the way we live.

Now with the start of the Horse year, keep yourself as optimistic and happy as possible. Be generous, kind and social; enjoy your family and friends. Get more physical and get out in nature if possible.

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Year of the Horse – Month of the Tiger

RAT – Gung Hee fat Choy! As the Horse year begins, it’s time to open your heart to kindness and compassion and find a higher frequency of love. From a Feng Shui perspective, find the heart of your home and implement rituals that support attracting activity and life force to this area. For example, a regular game night, fun theme meals, or a tea ritual. Remember, throughout the Horse year once you go ahead it’s hard to turn back, so make progress, but keep a low profile as you’re doing it. Remember, if it’s too good to be true, don’t fall for it. Like the celestial tortoise moving across the sky have patience. At present, you may feel things aren’t moving in the right direction or as fast as one would like but know that there will still be success. The Tiger month will help you to be able to complete and initiate necessary tasks and feel a release.

OX – As New Year begins, something will be revealed. Ask the question and the answer will be given. It’s important to implement Feng Shui cures to your home or office so you can start the year off with the right footing. Your home circumstances need to be considered, so implement your Feng Shui adjustments and rituals for the New Year. This will support your self-esteem and sense of purpose to rise and meet accomplishments. Sometimes the right move is to take one step back and stabilize everything before you move forward. From a Feng Shui perspective implement the metal element. The Horse year may sometimes seem confusing. It’s at these times we need the metal element and new approaches for seeing the way through. Implement circular shapes, mirrors, rugs, tables, arches and shiny objects. This will help you to maintain clear boundaries and give you a good solid foundation.

TIGER – The Horse and the Tiger are part of a three harmony relationship (Tiger, Dog Horse). It’s your time to shine and receive some success, and recognition. After the Snake year, I’m sure you’re breathing a big sigh of relief! You’re going from one of the worst combinations to one of the best, so it’s time to make the most of it from a Feng Shui perspective. Pay attention to your entrance and welcoming area. Make sure it gives others a feeling that it’s safe to enter, that they will be taken care of and that they feel comfortable. This is a month of recovery, getting your feet back firmly on the ground so that you can move forward. Last year was like being on a really shaky plane ride, and then finally landing safely and kissing the ground. You are now in a brand-new year. Do adjustments to the East sector of your home direction. This spring should feel like a new beginning and quite wonderful. It’s a win-win situation with your health, mind and spirit all feeling some restoration after a long year. Congratulations. You’re in the year the Horse and it welcomes you with open arms.

RABBIT – Happy New Year and as the Horse year dawns you will become more beautiful and attractive to others. You’ll be able to attract that which you want. You will experience happiness and pleasure. Make adjustments to the south and east or your family and fame areas. Be sure all your plants are healthy. Replace any sick or dying plants. This will increase your vitality and support good health. Putting yourself in natural environments with trees and nature will also fill your soul with joy. Be sure to fulfill your obligations, particularly if you’ve made promises to the divine. The year ahead is a blank slate so enjoy the happiness star that shines over you and create a wonderful year ahead.

DRAGON – As the New Year opens, you are feeling very optimistic. As if a shining star is guiding you on the right journey, you find yourself in the right time and on the right path. The Horse year also poses a bit of a quandary for you; you may become involved in a situation which may require heavy commitment and you don’t really feel ready to take on the responsibility. Ask yourself how much of the problem is due to reluctance. You’ll need to determine to what extent you’re prepared to make sacrifices in order to achieve the desired end. A good approach is to take a step back and keep a low profile. Try to gain a perspective about the situation that is going on and hold your integrity. This will get you in better alignment with your being and then the answers will come. From a Feng Shui perspective, pay attention to the placement of your home and how roads, driveways, neighboring roofs or power poles could possibly be affecting your domain and make the necessary adjustments.

SNAKE – Your year starts off with an awakening and urges you to pay attention to what you are holding dear, as your reality is likely to be far from the truth. It’s time to expand your horizons and go beyond limited mental perceptions. There’s a bigger picture waiting to be seen. The Horse Month brings you clarity and you’re no longer fooled by appearances. Your subconscious mind is an external storehouse knowing that change is possible. There is some great event, which will happen this spring. There is also a possibility this month that you will receive some auspicious energy and have success in something that you wish for. Stay conscious of your health and watch what you’re eating. Throughout the year you will need to watch your diet and the quality of food that you’re consuming. Hygiene is very important with the food you consume and the quality of environment you’re consuming it in. Be sure to support your health by using vibrant green plants or green fabric or scenes of nature that will support your health and well-being.

HORSE – Happy New Year, Horse friend. It’s time to take the driver’s seat. Reach within and then reach out to someone. Horses love to live in joy and this month will bring you just that. Remember how easy it is to open your heart and go with the flow; enjoy the supportive Tiger energy. Be in the present moment that is always around you. Remember the quote by the great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” By enjoying yourself in the present moment your joy will be contagious to others and happiness will prevail. Like a Lotus rising from a lake this time is a time of awakening. You’ll find reassurance with new ideas and innovation that will bring great benefits to many. From a Feng Shui perspective, utilize the element of water when you want to move forward on a project. Choose fabric with wavy lines, the colors black or blue, water fountains or images of water. Mirrors can also be very affective. Something that has been hidden from you will be revealed and will bring with it a great treasure. Happy Horsey!

GOAT – You start off the year with a clean slate, so go to your subconscious mind and see what is going on. Maybe it’s time to just let it sit for a minute and let the year blossom in its own time, in its own spirit. There are so many opportunities in front of you – which course of events do you wish to take? You have many dreams and ambitions. Romance is in the air and you should have a wonderful full moon – Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart; think romance and romance you will receive tenfold. From a Feng Shui perspective, use the metal element to increase your mental clarity. To create clear boundaries, implement round tables round ride, mirrors, things made of metal that are shiny; all of these will help to figure out things when life seems confusing. Through your perseverance, you will attain success. This is a great time to put pen to paper, to join a new class or continue your studies – you will find success. Look forward to an action-packed fun year ahead.

MONKEY – Happy New Year, Monkey. As the year begins, you’ll feel the shift and get a sense of the Horse year ahead. With the Snake year behind you, you will find yourself knowing that your inner guidance and intuitive power will navigate you down the right path throughout the year. Meditate and pay attention to your dream time and take counsel outside your own wisdom – trust yourself first. The guidance you seek lies within. This isn’t a time to force things; if you did, it could exhaust you both mentally and physically. Use the metal element to create clear boundaries. The metal element is associated with cleanliness, discernment and release. Not enough, the metal element creates disorganization, where too much creates blindly adhering to regiment and an over-critical nature. Assess how much metal you have in your home and adjust it accordingly. Adopt a compassionate heart. You can go through the year with loving kindness and others will respond to you in a very positive light.

ROOSTER – Cock-a doodle-doo! This is an excellent year for relationships, and upcoming is an excellent time to strengthen your relationships to others be it friends, co-workers or your significant other. It’s a happy time for partnerships, so reach out and touch someone. As you look within, you’ll find you are a wonderful person that can share love with others. Yes, you’ll find this is something that you can work with. Be sure to adjust your front entrance and make sure that it is unobstructed so that the chi can flow freely into the interior of the home. For that matter, check all entrances and make sure that all entrances flow unobstructed. Take a moment at this time, and stand at the main entrance of your home and look around. See how it feels and your reaction to it. If there are things to change, do so. This will bring you optimum Feng Shui and will help you to feel empowered and happy. Take a moment, step back and you’ll get a sense of what the future holds, and then you’ll be able to set your plans in motion and be a happy, contented Rooster.

DOG – This is one of the Dog’s best years as the Horse and the Dog are in alignment with each other and create one of the great three harmony animal relationships of the Chinese Zodiac. You’ll be feeling that you can enjoy some leisure time and entertainment, experience good relationships and a happy social activity. This will expand your horizons, so take the attitude that you are a student of life, being ready to learn and ask questions. You are the perpetual student of life. You are willing to face your inner demons with sureness and this will destroy the outer demons that have plagued you. Your courage comes from your inner fire and you will be able to tap into it and meet with passion any test that lies before you. From a Feng Shui perspective, be sure to adjust your earth element. Use earth tones, the color yellow, square coffee tables or pillows. Checkered patterns, brick or stone objects that are low to the ground can also be utilized. By using the Earth element you’ll feel grounded and be able to move ahead with peace, security, and experience nurturing and enjoy your new routine which will bring success in 2014.

PIG – With the New Year ahead, and the Snake year behind, you feel like a new babe being born with a fresh start into a new year ahead. You will hear some good news; perhaps it might even be the birth of a new child within your family. The Horse year will bring an awakening of reassurance, new ideas and inner happiness, contentment and peace. Be sure to begin the year with a colorful uplifting start by including bright colors around you and playful objects. You could hang pictures of children or pets, display your creative product projects, or add mirror that reflects happiness into your environment. By bringing some childlike qualities of spontaneity and play into your everyday life, whether there are children or not, you will feel joy and pleasure in your life so will celebrate the joy of living more completely. You’ll feel a spirit of illumination and a deepening of your creative power which will light your psyche from darkness into the divine.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 12/31/2013

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Year of the Snake – Month of the Ox

YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE OX

January 1st, 2014 – January 31st, 2014

We are now entering the last lunar cycle in the year of the Snake; the month of the Ox. Astrologically speaking, The Ox and the Snake make a great combo! They are in harmony with one another. Though on the surface they appear different, these two share parallel sensibilities — they both favor value depth over superficiality, both value family and a strong, stable and satisfying home life and neither sign is afraid of hard work.

This combination will support all the activities needed to get things ready for a wonderful Lunar New Year and on another note the stock market should stay strong. Spotlight will be on relationships with family and friends. Remember an important factor in raising the compatibility quotient in any relationship is that, if enjoy doing the same things you are more likely to stay together. Take the time to look around the home, office and business to see what needs to be tidied up, removed or updated. It’s time to get excited and get into the spirit, the Year of the Wood Horse is about to gallop in!

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Year of the Snake – Month of the Ox

Rat – Love is in the air, and in romance you will succeed. If your focus has been on partnerships and your personal relationships this past few months, you will have a wonderful opportunity to make a stronger connection or possibly get engaged. If you are single there will be many romantic prospects. On the work front you can see projects coming to fruition and will experience rewards for work well done. From a Feng Shui perspective, increase the Wood Element by adding plants or the color green into your home, office or business. Or because water supports the Wood Element, increasing the Water Element would also help. Do this by introducing the colors black and blue, clear glass, wavy lines and mirrors. Put your creative thoughts into action and become the star that you truly are!

Ox – This is an optimum time to move forward. Things should come very fast to you and in a magical moment you will receive a reward for a job well done. If relationships have been your focus; an unmarried Ox and their partner could experience a deepening connection or possibly an engagement. Realize that you don’t have to know every detail; some things are better left unknown. Be keenly aware of your sense of smell. Notice the aromas that surround you. If you are in an artificial environment natural scents are often absent, this can lead to a disconnection to the Chi. Adding just a subtle touch of fragrance to a space can make a big difference. Use flowers, incense or bring an orange or other fragrant fruit into your workspace and home environment. Surround yourself with pleasant aromas this month. Have awareness towards the greater community and celebrate each individual’s expression as they contribute to the group harmony, whether family or work.

Tiger – It’s time to go deeper into the flow. You have a connection with water and are open and honest with your feelings. You will able to ride the waves of challenge. If your focus has been on partnerships you are on the right track. If you’re thinking about entering a business partnership, (unless you’ve seen ominous signs which warn against it) go for it. It’s a good time to move forward. For those of you in the age group where you are beginning to think about retirement; sit still and listen to the message from your inner voice. Signs may be coming through your dreams that will help fuel your intentions. You are sensitive to scent at this time. Be particularly aware of aromas in your environment and be sure that they are pleasant and make you feel good. Get rid of anything stagnant or decaying, immediately. It’s a good time for romance and cuddling with your significant other. Spend romantic time enhancing your relationship.

Rabbit – Focus on the present and know that you’ll be in the right place at the right time. Hold onto what you have and don’t get tempted by greener pastures. Rabbits will be in tune with the moon cycle. As this month’s influence ebbs and flows, so will it bring a creative rhythm and timing. Refine your Feng Shui by making sure that your seating arrangements are not awkward and create a relaxed conversational flow. Reposition couches and chairs to accommodate harmony and conversation. You have many spiritual protectors safeguarding you right now as one stage of life has come to a conclusion and another is about to begin. There is a dynamic community of individuals that surrounds you. Celebrate and give them some recognition.

Dragon – You’re going into a phase of initiation, cleansing and transmutation. It’s a time of new commitments and broadening horizons. Much like a butterfly about to emerge from a cocoon; this is not the time to turn back. Yes, there is some vulnerability so keep a low profile while you continue to grow and don’t be overly influenced by others. You’ll show much inner courage and be able to endure whatever obstacles are on your path. It’s a great time for study and doing anything with pen and paper like writing or drawing. Connect with your creativity in such ways as selecting a personal icon or signature color that really speaks to you and use it throughout the month. Don’t overcomplicate. A simple arrangement of lemons or tangerines can add a personal touch and splashes of scent and color to your environment. Put up some new family photos. You’ll be firing on all chakras while getting ready for brand-new year.

Snake – As you know, all answers lie within. This is the time to go inside and listen to your intuition; therein lies your infinite capacity. This isn’t the time to turn back. Let momentum draw you forward. Important information is coming your way that can help you in matters related to health. This could come from a medical professional or from your own research. Either way you’ll find the answer you’ve been looking for. Keep a low profile while observing the new landscape. You’ll feel a freedom from worries. Are you ready for the transformation to occur? The cosmos certainly supports you as the year changes from Snake to Horse. Step out of the spotlight and let the Horse take your place – a little luxuriating would serve you well.

Horse – Soothing musical harmonies and rhythms will help to carry you through the month. There is luck in the air for the Horse. So be sure to play your hunches and follow your intuition, listen to that little voice in your head. If you’re paying attention, your hard work will be rewarded with something very auspicious in a magical moment. Something that was hidden will bring you a wonderful surprise and blessings. It’s not often that we get to experience such great joy, so open your heart and let the bliss permeate your spirit. Take time to experience Mother Nature and enjoy your life once again. As you change so will others. Good fortune will arrive at the door, be ready to greet and embrace it.

Goat – You will be in sync with the phases of the moon. Romance will be highlighted. You and your significant other will have a chance to connect on a higher level. Now is a great time for cuddling and being intimate. You could experience some very good luck so play your hunches and be sure to pay attention to your inner voice. From a Feng Shui perspective; implement the color red to inspire and reengage in your passion for life. Allow your inner child to remind you of the perfect design that is within. Seeing life through the eyes of a child presents a fresh perspective. Align yourself with your inherent destiny and get ready for a big year.

Monkey – Ignore nasty rumors and keep cool. Someone is right around the corner that appreciates you. It’s a time of commencement, cleansing and commitment. There could be some concern about your health or the health of others. You will be very sensitive to sound, so make sure that you have inspiring music in the background. If your floors are wooden or tile and footsteps are amplified, install carpets or utilize rugs to soften the sound. For white noise add a fan or fountain. Free yourself from attachment to what could have been and move forward. If something is really over let it go, because no matter how much you try some things will never come into being again. Release your emotional bonds and get fired up for a fresh New Year.

Rooster – Something truly great will be revealed to the rooster this month, so expect a surprise. Sound will play a key role in how you communicate and move forward. Be sure to listen well to your inner voice to get the perfect timing and rhythm to move through the month smoothly. There could be somebody that is trying to manipulate you or maybe you are manipulating someone, in either case you have been seduced by what is beneath you. It’s time to release this energy. Ask yourself how much of a sacrifice will it take to get the desired result you have in mind. Remember who you are and let spirit once again take the reins of your life. From a Feng Shui perspective; it’s time to decrease the Water Element so that you do not become unfocused, overwhelmed or anxious. Do this by adding the element of Wood with plants or the color green or add the element of Earth with comfortable furniture, blankets, textiles or the color yellow. This way you’ll truly be in harmony with your environment.

Dog – In a blink of an eye your luck will change and you’ll receive help from someone you barely know. Look for a Rabbit or Tiger person to bring you good tidings. In romance; if marriage has been on your mind, there will be opportunity to make a stronger commitment. Adjust the Feng Shui in your family room or living room; make sure it’s a great place for people to gather and exchange creative ideas. Don’t let it be dominated by a television screen. You’ll feel a primal force emanating through your nature that will enable you to destroy preconceived concepts that no longer serve you. It may feel like a rude awakening, but it’s the very thing you need right now to get ready for an outstanding Year of the Horse. There will be many opportunities presented to you which support your intentions.

Pig – As wintertime supports meditation and contemplation so you too can be receptive to the beauty of life and observe in silence. It will bring you some well deserved downtime, but also some important insight. Expect to hear good news as something magical will be coming your way; a result from the good work that you’ve done. In your relationships; a younger woman or female friend will play a key role this month. For male Pigs there will be a beautiful feminine energy coming into your life. Sound plays a very key part of your Feng Shui this month. Just like bees buzz and squirrels scamper; distinctive sounds accompany the beauty of every landscape. Try to maintain a sonic connection with nature. You also need to make sure that you are not distracted by the cacophony of modern life so have inspiring music playing in the background and for white noise add a fan or fountain.

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December 2014 newsletter HeaderHearth of the Home – Happy New Year!

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate. ~ Julia Child

With the new year here, it’s time to concentrate on a very important room that is the focus of many activities. Yes, you guessed it; The Kitchen (my personal favorite and busiest part of my home). The kitchen often serves as an informal eating area and generates creative and nurturing energy. It should reflect abundance as it is a wonderfully important focal point in anyone’s living environment.

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest. ~ Chanakya

To bring in positive energy, decorate your kitchen with images and objects that make you smile. Adequate lighting is always important; overhead illumination of work areas helps to prevent accidents. To keep the energy level high, accent with bright colors that beautify the kitchen, such as yellow which makes people happy, green to stimulate your appetite or white, which is considered very positive, because your work surfaces will shine and promote cleanliness.

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. ~Phylicia Rashad

If possible, have music playing or use other pleasant sounds that liven up the atmosphere. Cooking, while doing the Bossa Nova, can make an otherwise dull meal preparation more exciting. The kitchen is considered the hearth of the home; it nourishes and warms all who live there. When all is right in the home, family members’ roles will be understood. This season, make your kitchen more harmonious, uplifting and happy and set the stage for a joyous new year!!!

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 12/04/2013

Free Daily & Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month of the RAT

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YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE RAT

December 3rd, 2013 – December 31st, 2013

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rat – while the animal that governs this year remains the Snake. Astrologically speaking, the Snake and Rat make a compatible pair once they learn to work through their differences. The Rat’s pace is much faster than that of the more philosophical and intuitive Snake. The Rat’s quick-witted verbal games may tire the Snake, as they like to consider themselves to be deep thinkers and are more secretive and observant. Tendencies this month are for the stock market to stay strong. Politicians without a true progressive agenda will be exposed for being incompetent and ineffective. On the job-front those who can show innovative ideas and ceaseless energy will be appreciated and rewarded for getting things done.

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Year of the Snake – Month of the Rat

RAT – The flame of inspiration that exists in every living thing ignites your inner spark of creativity. Be open to receive opportunities as they present themselves. If you can hang on a little bit longer, your outlook is promising and a project that has been delayed will suddenly get the green light. This is an excellent time to take in cultural events as the experience will benefit you emotionally. Others will enjoy your conversation as you engage and expound in the more refined aspects of life. From a Feng Shui perspective, check the placement of objects in your entryway to make sure that it presents the perception of welcome, safety and comfort. Decorate this area with a little holiday cheer.

OX – A shining star lights your path with serendipity, bringing you clarity and vision. Enjoy this inspiration; feel your self-esteem expand with a sense of purpose and the knowledge of where your destiny awaits. You may hear news of the birth of a child or that someone in your family is with child. If you had a setback in your career there may be unfulfilled ambitions which now have the possibility of being realized. With all this going on, be sure you get some well deserved rest. From a Feng Shui perspective, make sure your bedroom is a pleasant area which calms and pacifies your senses and not a place that stimulates anxiety; one thing you can do is move the TV out of the bedroom. Play it safe, keep a low profile and watch things unfold. You are the light. Others around you will notice your physical, emotional and intuitive nature growing in positive ways.

TIGER –You are inspired to activate your deepest creative essence. Your inner spark ignites! A barrier has been lifted and the door is now open, bringing new opportunities and a new life ahead. Fulfill your obligations before moving forward. Warning: if you made a promise to the divine that if a wish was granted you would repay it with a good deed, be sure to stay the course, keep your word and perform the action. From a Feng Shui perspective, pay attention to sound. Play upbeat, positive or nurturing, soothing music to add inspirational ambience throughout the month. Also check both indoors and out to see if you have any long, straight passageways which cause the chi to accelerate and create uneasy feelings. This can be adjusted with mirrors, shallow bookcases or long runners in indoor hallways and outside by flanking the sides of walkways with potted plants.

RABBIT – This holiday season, let the light of love fill your heart. It’s time to forgive and forget. Let go of your ego and judgments and allow this transformative power to alter your being down to your very DNA. Your life will be full of unexpected activity this month, which will encroach heavily upon your spare time. At work you’ll feel like a real team player and put in a great deal of effort with others towards a common goal and even though, for now, profits may be minimal, you know that the pay off will ultimately arrive. You’ll be vacillating between moving forward and not knowing which direction to head in. When you feel that you may be stagnating you may be rushing; allow for time to gather your perspectives. Know that what you are pursuing is taxing, yet it holds great promise. To balance your Feng Shui you may need to decrease your Metal Element. Do this by either: (1) activating the Fire Element in the forms of lit candles, a fire in the fireplace or implementing the color red: or (2) utilizing the Water Element with table fountains and fish tanks or the colors black and navy blue.

DRAGON – How you feel and experience the world is an accurate mirror of what is harbored in your heart. There will be a happy outcome to your trials and tribulations. You could find unexpected value in something whose worth has been underestimated. Attend to your financial matters with care; be honorable and circumspect. You have been given a clean slate; get ready for a new beginning but remember to avoid extremes. From a Feng Shui perspective, find the heart of your home where the most activity takes place and carry out everyday rituals which support the dynamic nature of that area. Consider routines which help to bring order into your life, whether it is meals, projects or a regular fun game night; this will help create a connection between all who live in the home.

SNAKE – Get out and commune with nature. Lavish in the abundant gifts of flora and fauna; experience all that the beauty of this world has to offer. Walk on the earth with respect to all life and your path will be illuminated. Be open and honest with feelings, connect with the energy of water; go with the flow and feel immersed. Be content with where you are now and look at how your current behavior could possibly be counterproductive to attaining your goal of happiness. Bring the light of awareness to your everyday activities. Be sure you spend some time luxuriating and taking care of yourself; Snakes have a quality of refinement like that of a connoisseur but remember to stay balanced so that you aren’t viewed by others as being extravagant.

HORSE – This is a fruitful time. Open fully and experience the rewards for work well done. Enjoy the ripe harvest and take time to smell, taste and feel the abundant fruits of your labor. Celebrate! But, with so much Yang activity you must equalize it with the Yin. Balance this with meditation; by going inside you’ll find where the answer lies. Use your intuition and your infinite capacity for advancement to move forward. All this activity and euphoria could bring a susceptibility to scoundrels and con-men, so remember, if it seems too good to be true…, there’s a possibility that you could become entangled in a trap. You will be able to complete any task with resolute perseverance despite all obstacles on your path. Friends, family, beneficiaries and other helpful people will remain true. This is an excellent time for creative projects, especially with regard to writing, painting or other outlets that involve paper. From a Feng Shui perspective, indulge your sense of smell as you are very fragrance sensitive at this time. Remove any bad odors by using diffusers, air filters and fans. By adding the subtle touch of aroma with essential oils, scented candles or seasonal spices you can enhance your holiday enjoyment.

GOAT- Clarity and illumination will be coming to you like a thunderbolt. You will feel amped up with unbounded energy. Initiating tasks will create momentum around you and others will get off their seats and participate. By consciously channeling positive energy, you can move beyond any potential stall or stalemate, but you may not be able to proceed without sacrifice. There are two paths laid out before you and a choice has to be made. The decision rides upon whether the sacrifice will be worth it. Consult the I Ching about the pros and cons of each course of action. You could also experience a release from contractual or other binding obligations. Read the Horse’s horoscope this month and be sure you don’t find yourself in a similar trap – if it’s too good to be true; don’t fall for it.

MONKEY – The power of innovation is highlighted for the Monkey throughout the month. Convert creative thought into action and put yourself out there; this is a time of new beginnings, so take charge and be the shining star that you are. There will be a resolution to your trials and tribulations. Help is on the way and the outlook is very auspicious. This is an excellent juncture for a journey. You could find yourself corresponding genially with foreigners, but in any case there will be more frequent jaunts, errands and excursions locally. In your career, communication and dealing with people on a personal level will prove to be successful. For your Feng Shui, support the intuitive flow of water by utilizing the colors black and blue, wavy flowing shapes, fountains or artwork featuring water scenes. This will help nurture you in your daily life and you’ll feel replenished and be successful. This time is one of health and healing.

ROOSTER – Wake-up call! Cock-a-doodle-doo! You may be physically or feel emotionally far away from loved ones, creating a real or perceived isolation and causing inner sorrow. Connect to the unseen realms where you are unconditionally loved and supported to escape this mental trap. Practice routine meditation to curb anxious introspection and prevent ungrounded activity. This is an auspicious month. You will be contemplating a change of direction in your life and experiencing concern for your older relatives. Let water help move you emotionally through these feelings, go deep inside and then ride the wave of release. Focus on how you can translate your most creative ideas into something tangible. Keeping yourself active will allow you to realize that life is beautiful. Take delight in it. From a Feng Shui perspective, use soft textures and a central coffee table to ground your emotions with the Elements of the Earth or utilize the Element of Wood by installing plants and implementing the color green or vertical stripes. Tis the season for evergreen garlands!

DOG – This is a spiritual time for the Dog in which you can strengthen your connection to the higher realms. You will have control of your inner demons while showing reverence for the sacred; this brings light into the darkness of your subconscious world. You may sense stagnation, but this can be a gifted time which allows you to gain a higher perspective for better observation. If you’ve had doubts about a new project be assured that you can proceed with confidence. Do not let fear overwhelm you; avoid this mental trap and soon you’ll embark with a forthright and ambitious nature into an enterprise destined to achieve success. Be sure you get physical exercise. From a Feng Shui perspective, dedicate a place in your home that will support an athletic activity, and decorate accordingly with strong positive colors and visual messages.

PIG –Your heart is virtuous and pure and this is a time for you to shine. Take charge of your life, embrace new beginnings with energy and put yourself out there. Yes, you’ve had some challenges but now embrace the change of season and move forward. Like bamboo that grows upright and strong, you can be held as a model of virtuous behavior. This is a great time for projects involving learning, communication or documentation. You will pass the test; expect success in your examinations. Something that has created worry will turn out to be nothing of great danger after all. Whatever you plan, you will be aided by beneficiaries and helpful people. From a Feng Shui perspective, look for areas in your home which lack intention. Often these areas will be underutilized or chaotic. Make a change and rededicate the area into a functioning room that satisfies unique needs. Instead of saying, I can’t do this; say, what can I do to accomplish this? We learn in Feng Shui to see both the ideal and realistic possibilities of utilizing space with intention.Snake and Rat Astro Header

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/17/2013

Monthy Treasures Newsletter October/November

10.15 Teapot_ 1Auspicious Autumn: Release & Revive
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” ~ Emily Bronte

In autumn we learn more about ourselves than in any other season, as The Metal Element awakens in the fall time. Consider the beautiful Maple leaf as it transforms itself from green to red then finally releases. The beautiful outer foliage is now falling off the trees so that essence of the tree can become stronger.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

Autumn marks the end of the growing season. Having provided the harvest, Mother Nature now makes everything bare in preparation for winter. Learn from her cycle of creating and letting go: “Trees don’t stubbornly hold onto their leaves because they might need them later.”

“Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them” ~ Chinese Proverb

This time is also associated with joy; so be sure to bring happiness and lightheartedness into your life. Take time to smile and laugh. There are strong possibilities for extraordinary new relationships to enter into people’s lives, either romantically, in friendship or business ventures. Know that if you can connect with nature, and understand its tempo, autumn can become a magical season. The metal element is associated with the sense of smell; so be sure your home or office has pleasant aromas and sweet fragrances.

“When you express your gratitude, you will bring joy to others’ lives. When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” ~ Arthur Dobrin

While the trees are letting go of their leaves and drawing their sap within, we are reminded of the importance of meditation; medically proven to be a life enhancing antidote for stress. As the daylight hours diminish and we spend more time indoors this is an excellent time for meditative practice. We all need to balance our daily demands by taking at least 20 minutes each day for meditation and to allow the calming, centering effects to benefit us for the other 23 hours 40 minutes, including sleep.

“How well I know what I mean to do / When the long, dark autumn-evenings come.” ~ Robert Browning

Create boundaries for an effective meditation space by means of closed doors, folding screens or curtains. Sometimes a simple “do not disturb” sign will prevent interruption. Turn the phone off and use calming sounds such as a water fountain or soft music. Be sure your meditation spot is cozy with cushions and maybe a space heater. Bring in pleasant fragrances with incense, candles or flowers and arrange personal icons that are meaningful to you. It’s time to be still and go within.

Auspicious Autumn

Auspicious Autumn

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 09/05/2013

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope by Marina Lighthouse

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YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE ROOSTER
SEPT 5th, 2013 to October 4th, 2013

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rooster, while the animal that governs this year is the Snake. Careers will have opportunities to grow because there is a harmonic relationship in play between the Rooster and the Snake. Business projects will be more orderly and prosperous as people are looking both to give and receive promotions. On a national and international level there is a problem. The Rooster has the sharpest nose/beak of all the twelve signs in the Chinese zodiac. This gives the Rooster the means to argue and pick on things. Be aware of this character flaw and don’t gossip or use acerbic language. Be mindful of unyielding attitudes and critical nature. Let’s visualize our world leaders staying on top of their game, being gracious and acting wisely, while you think globally and act locally.

If thinking about investments in blue-chip stocks, go for the long-term like two to three years. If you suspect anything is wrong physically, get it checked out immediately as early detection is the key. Also pay attention to the health of your spouse and elders. Because Roosters can be emotional, we may over-think our problems in personal relationships which can bring us stress. To promote good health and to offset a negative star’s detrimental effects, do some exercise, go out in nature, sing karaoke and go to many positive events like weddings, upbeat concerts and celebrations. Don’t get too picky; watch your critical tone and we will all have an excellent month ahead.

The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it. ~ Eli Broad

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Rat – You start this cycle with a clean slate, even though you’ve been struggling with something that’s got you tied up like a knot internally. Know that if you remove your addiction to the conflict and high drama you can quell these negative thoughts and find the peace that you deserve. Look at repeating synchronistic events that come into your life when you’re looking for clues. You are called upon to carry-out an undertaking from which you had long since thought you had retired or had been forgotten about by others; surprise reprise! Get into the habit of wondering instead of worrying; example: Instead of thinking, “how can I ever get enough money to buy that car?” Think “I wonder how the money will manifest into my life so that I can buy that car.” Change your worrisome thoughts into wonder thoughts as much as possible. All in all, this month will bring you some interesting new prospects.

Ox – If you ask others around you, they might say you have been worrying way too much and your movement is coming to standstill. Now is the time to transform worrisome thoughts into action. Remember you have unlimited choices when you are present in the moment. Through getting in touch with your inner landscape you find new courage. Face your inner demons and as you confront them and ignite your inner fire, you will have the strength to move forward through the test which lies before you. Adjust your Feng Shui; look at the Earth Element, which is contributing to your worries. Use Wood or Metal to balance Earth. Activate the element of Metal through the use of the color white, mirrors, circular shapes and reflective objects. Implement the Wood element by adding plants, scenes of nature, rectangular shapes, such as pillows, picture frames or bookcases. Take action and get moving again.

Tiger – Right now, some petty people may have the upper hand and those who are righteous can do little to improve their lot. Have patience; wait for the right time to resolve these external pressures and hindrances. You are a child of the light and see things clearly and many things are illuminated that have been obscured for this past year. Get off your self-destructive path. You’ve been struggling and there have been warnings of exhaustion and debilitating burnout. Stop ignoring the signs and take time to take care of yourself. Get yourself back in alignment. Read the August/ September newsletter (scroll to bottom of page). This has particular meaning to you right now as it’s time to repair and remove clutter-big time. Once you do, it will give you the jumpstart you need to finish out the year of the Snake.

Rabbit – Be aware of your surroundings and look for synchronous events. Notice coincidences; whether they seem meaningful or trivial take note and look to see what patterns are emerging. This can be an excellent time for you. You can really get an understanding of the mystical life. Be careful with consumption; the Rabbit and the Rooster are in opposition so there is a tendency to overindulge in drink and other mind altering substances. This will have a negative effect on you, so stay straight and narrow for the next month. If you can do that no harm will come to you and your plans will be aided by beneficial people. The sun will shine brightly on you and you’ll be able to put yourself out there with new energy and experience new beginnings. Take charge of your destiny like a shining star.

Dragon – Have faith in yourself and don’t lose focus. If you are determined, help will come to you from all sides. There has been a conclusion in your life and no matter what you say or do the game is really over. From a Feng Shui perspective, make adjustments to your dining room and make sure the lighting gives a healthy warm feeling. Be sure to include images of family and friends in your decor. Avoid too much agitation or stimulation. If possible, add window treatments that give the feeling of being protected in a cocoon. So release it and let go. And wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some well earned rest? There is a mystical quality around you this month; the veil is getting thinner. For some it might be a bit scary, but you’ll be able to navigate through it with non-attachment and objectivity.

Snake – Pay attention; a special message is coming regarding your perception. What you seek is actually already within reach. Keep in mind that only what you can hold in your hand is real. Don’t get carried away with fanciful illusions. Make adjustments to your wealth area/power corner, which is the upper right hand corner from your front door when looking in. Adjust the area by adding a crystal, mirror, mobile, fountain, light or music. Make sure that the area itself contains an object or element of power. There is a kind of initiation going on as you have been a witness to something extraordinary and now are able to incorporate it into your life. You’ll be able to get the ball rolling to activate your motivation and watch as your expression manifests into the material world.

Horse – My dear Horse friend, let’s look at your Feng Shui and talk about the one part that many of us don’t like to talk about… indoor plumbing… yes, the water closet. What is your bathroom really like? Bathrooms can be a sanctuary but we must also remember that indoor plumbing has only been around for 100 years. Make sure it’s clean and sanitary. Use aromatherapy to make the experience even nicer; add bathroom fans or music to muffle noise. Opaque window treatments work well. Embrace beauty; perhaps get out in the garden or enjoy walks in nature and absorb the splendor that surrounds you. Pay attention so that it can support and encourage you. Pastoral appreciation will help you to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and intuitively. Your outlook is promising, so persevere and keep prancing forward.

Goat – It’s time to reflect on your life and see what has brought you the most joy. To recreate this feeling, bring the Metal Element into your Feng Shui. Round shapes are favored at this time as are shiny metallic objects or mirrors. Maintain clear boundaries and restrain yourself from being overly critical of others. Be organized where you have not. Organizational systems can and will transform you and your projects. Your love life continues to sparkle brightly and if you’re already in a relationship enjoy the romance. And if you’re not currently in a relationship don’t forget to smile and be a little flirtatious. There is a very deep mystical energy that surrounds you this month that can allow you to see both sides of the veil drawn thin. Put your projects into action, look for opportunity and jump on it.

Monkey – The masculine side of your nature will be activated. Meaning you’ll be more proactive, using your physical strength more and focus on logic and analysis. Some may call you domineering; but don’t pay much attention to them as you are meant to be feeling your masculine energy at this time. There is a lovely innocent side to you like the sweetness of a child. If others around you are caught in turbulent stormy emotions, you’ll be able, with your childlike quality, to find peace and divine the perfect way through the dangerous waters. From a Feng Shui perspective, be sure your indoor and outdoor pathways are free flowing and clear of obstacles but are not running too fast down a long straight corridor like an airport runway, causing uneasy feelings. Use gentle action when dealing a family member.

Rooster – Once you move ahead it’s hard to go back. This is a time to keep a low profile. If it’s too good to be true, don’t fall for it. You may be descending into a trap. Release the element of fear that has been tormenting your mind. This psychological game can cause painful mental torture. We all have fears. Now is the time to name yours and meet them head on. Once recognized, they can be released. Look at your career area and make sure that the entrances are not obstructed. Stand in the career area in each room and survey the surroundings to see if there’s anything that needs to be shifted, changed or repaired. Exert self-control in ways that are self-supporting rather than self limiting. There will be some cover-ups or mistakes so stay present and cautious this month and all will be well for you.

Dog – You have a blank slate to play with this month. This means the possibility of a new beginning and promising fresh resources. Pay attention to your furniture layout and make sure you maintain a commanding position. If not, move things around or implement mirrors. As the Dog and the Rooster have a conflicting relationship, it is especially important to show vigilance. Examine the Feng Shui of your bedroom. Remove any agitating stimulation that could be affecting your sleep such as a loud clock, computer or TV. If you must have a TV put it in a closed cabinet or drape material over it before you sleep. This will help to calm your bedroom down. When decorating, use calming patterns and keep work related materials out of the bedroom or at least out of sight. It’s important that you recharge your batteries so that you can stay effective. Remember, sometimes it is important to retreat, recuperate and revitalize before you move forward.

Pig – You are a child of the light and you’re now able to see clearly through a situation which once had you perplexed. Success surrounds you this month. It may come in the shape of good news, new clients or higher-than-expected sales; expect some kind of good fortune. To support this positive direction, round shapes are suggested to be implemented into your Feng Shui. Metal or shiny objects will also have a good impact on you and help when patience is needed. Rectangles support the Wood element and are also recommended. This can be incorporated with the use of bookcases, picture frames or pillows. You need to look at all the small but important efforts needed to get something accomplished – make a list and follow through. Ask yourself how to transform worry into action. All in all, a good month in which you will be appreciated and achieve some form of advancement so enjoy yourself. You lucky piggy you!

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 08/05/2013

Marina Lighthouse Presents Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope

YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE MONKEY

August 7th to September 4th 2013

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Monkey, while the animal that governs this year is the Snake. The Monkey is considered to be the Snake’s best friend and it’s most compatible animal. The Snake admires the Monkey’s resourcefulness, while Monkey is fascinated with the Snake’s mental acuity. HH Grandmaster Lin Yun Rinpoche taught us that, “When the Snake meets the Monkey all will be overcome by their capable wisdom.”

Look to females to play the helpful people role throughout the month. The lucky money star will shine, especially if you have a boss or mentor who is female. Exception is the Ox, who needs to be careful with female co-workers and bosses in the Snake year. For the rest of the signs, when working with females your ideas will swing into action. Creative success shines on the Monkey month.

Be conservative in your investments. Improve your luck this year by attending weddings, parties or other celebratory events. In finances, a lucky star brings the possibility for promotions. Relationships will be put to the test. There could be a lot of unexpected activity because of people calling on one another for action and support. Chin up. You may not always feel appreciated for your good deeds, but know that you’re building up karma points, so don’t complain and enjoy the ride.

“Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; we learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.” ~ Will Durant

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YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE MONKEY

RAT – The Monkey and the Rat are two thirds of a three harmonies grouping (the third animal in this group being the Dragon). So expect some positive influences to be coming into your life. Look to your power area, a.k.a. the wealth area (upper right-hand corner away from the front door) and do some adjustments to enhance prosperity. This is a great time to get out into nature and breathe some fresh air. It will regenerate your cells and lift your spirit. Let go of old worn-out beliefs and look to see new perspectives. Clear away clutter and make room for the new to arrive. You’ll be firing on all chakras, so let your creative force awaken within and tune in to the sacred. Be particularly attentive with family members and remind them to play it safe, especially regarding finances.

OX – A lowly character may cause you some grief. Resist the temptation of being judgmental or vengeful toward these lowlifes or you could become engaged in a lose/lose situation. Rumors and gossip should be ignored. The right person is coming to your aid. They will appreciate you for who you really are. You have the determination to overcome barriers which will fuel your passion and give you reason to live. All that is perceived and experienced is an accurate mirror of what is being harbored in your heart. Remember to always experience the highest quality of love for yourself and others. You will find your divinity. Read the Monthly Treasures August newsletter for ideas about repairs and removing clutter.

TIGER – It’s time to stay put and keep to the path you are presently on. Playing conservative will lead to the right results. This is not really a Tiger trait, but look at what you have learned about yourself so far in this year of the Snake. Just around the corner will be a huge shift in your life and a release that will resurrect your heart and creative expression. You may feel challenged by the adjustments needed to complete one chapter and begin another, but remember you can’t take it with you. You’ll welcome the change and be excited by the newness of everything. Be sure that all your sacred places such as altars that you have created in your home and office are well maintained and clean. They are the physical representation of your link to the spiritual. Adding fresh flowers, adjusting and dusting are all beneficial to keeping your sacred connection strong.

RABBIT – You’ve blocked creative ideas recently because of a fear that they could cause disruption in your life. Activate the element of water and release your reservoir of ideas. Let them cascade into free flowing rivers of action and move forward in your creative mission. Don’t be afraid to jump down the Rabbit hole. This is a good month to push ahead, as unblocked dreams progress into liberating actions. Look for the silver lining where there have been losses, as something beneficial will come of it. Stay virtuous of heart and all will be well. The opposite is true for those who lack morals, but that’s not you.

DRAGON – Set your intentions. Think about your dreams and desires. Let them fuel your passions. You’ll be able to navigate the multiple levels of consciousness through meditative introspection and dream analysis. You are a natural teacher, and you feel very comfortable passing on traditions and taking a leadership role to put your ideas into action. It’s time to for you to trust in your deep inner wisdom. That is not to say you should completely ignore the advice of others who care, but that you can trust your intuition to show you the way. You will discover that the answers you seek lie within you.

SNAKE – It’s time to ask yourself; who is it that you’ve been intending to connect with for a while? And then make a point of contacting them and inviting them for a get together. Perhaps plan a night out, serve a relaxing dinner, or create a formal dining experience for you and your friends. This will bring the spirit of camaraderie into your life and that really needs to happen. No person is an island and social interaction is the best thing for you right now. The gift this Monkey Month will bring you is an experience of illumination like a mystical wand clearing your psyche.

HORSE – Ask yourself this; how can I translate my most creative ideas into something real? You can bring your projects to fruition without excessive forcefulness. Use moderation (no sense hammering a finishing nail in with a sledge hammer). Examine your heart and look to where you may be withholding love from yourself or others. Forgiveness is essential. Now is the time to let go of your ego and withhold judgment of others forever. Stay connected to the moment. You’ll be able to see the bigger picture. Heavenly influences surround you and success will come with help from a higher power.

GOAT – in the Chinese Zodiac, the Goat is most harmonious with the Horse. This month, both signs need to find forgiveness before they can move forward. Open up to absolution and radiate blessings to others. Love is in the air; you and your partner could become a magical couple. Wait for the right moment. Yesterday’s wound needs time to heal. Pay attention to the thought process that caused the damage. Stop playing the victim in relationships. You must stay connected with the Tao (natural flow) otherwise your creative energy runs out. Ask yourself what makes your creative juices flow. it’s time to adjust your environment and make it so that it really speaks to who you are you today, whether it is placing flowers, new photographs, moving furniture, adding your favorite color or blasting out your favorite tunes. You don’t need to overdo it. Just a little adjusting will go a long way – enjoy!

MONKEY – You may feel like somebody has been holding you back, causing your project to come to a standstill, but now it’s time to take some new bold risks in order to progress. Break on through and reinforce your new beginning by adding the color green or some new live plants to support your new launch. Ask yourself: when does fear hold me back from positive growth, and take steps to push ahead through obstacles. For the most, the elements are in sync and working together. You’ll grasp both sides of the issue and enjoy the free flow of movement again. Be open to receive and what you need will come to you. Don’t wish ill of others for it will only backfire on you. You play an important role so do your job and don’t be envious or judgmental of others. And you will get through this time intact and remain progressing forward.

ROOSTER – You have a lot of energy and have great timing because it is necessary for you to complete the tasks you initiate. You have a dynamic life force and momentum that connects you to your dreams and passions and fuels your intentions with a beautiful mindfulness. Look to the front door of your home or business and see if there’s anything that you need to improve or repair as this is considered your face in the world. So if tired or dead plants, dull drab sun-bleached welcome mats, peeling paint or a broken doorbell welcome you and your guests when they arrive at your entrance, be sure to fix it so you can receive the optimum benefits.

DOG – Be in the present moment and experience growth, adventure and enter into a friendship with a new ally. It’s time to be aware of your surroundings. You could experience some challenging problems and feel that you don’t have enough time to work things out. To ensure the best results, look at the area in your home which represents Helpful People (Helpful People is located in the front right corner of your home/office/business) and make sure that everything is in good shape. It’s time to find secure routines to help ground you and push through your fears to greater rewards. Use self-discipline to center yourself regardless of inner turmoil, chaos or confusion the world may bring. Ask yourself: Can I truly let go and trust that all is as it should be? Don’t worry, the heavens are smiling on you and you will receive help from higher powers.

PIG – Make sure your helpful people area is in good standing, as you will need to take a moment and pause before welcoming in a whole new chapter of your life. Sometimes during transitions you need to take a breath before entering the new stage. It’s time to become comfortable with this and breathe. You already hold the solution to the problem and there’s an opportunity for you to start again with a clean slate in process. There’s a new beginning at hand. Don’t be overwhelmed or get sensory overload. Extremes should be avoided. You can ascend above your present circumstances and gain insightful and innovative perspectives. Be smart and pay attention. Possibly something you’ve never before imagined will land before your feet.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 04/25/2013

Monthly Treasures April 2013 Feng Shui Newsletter

ENTRY WAY FENG SHUI SOLUTIONS REVEALED

ENTRY WAY FENG SHUI SOLUTIONS REVEALED

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.~ William Shakespeare

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Think of the position of your front door as the direction from where the energy is first assimilated into your home. With this energy can come certain attitudes, moods and qualities. Some may use a garage door entrance or a backdoor to first enter and these will affect people differently than if entering through the front. An overwhelmed laundry room, a haphazard garage, an overgrown jungle of coats and garments doesn’t lend encouragement or a sense of welcome, but can cause extra stress, anxiousness and a lack of clarity.

TRANSITIONS

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” ~ Flora Whittemore

What you see when you first walk in sets the tone for transition from the outer world to your private life. The subtle energies you sense upon entering your home can represent income or opportunities arriving at your door. In the modern school of Feng Shui, a door represents the voice of adults and windows reflect the voices of children.

FRONT DOOR FACING DIRECTIONS

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”~ Aldous Huxley

Doors can be painted different colors to bring up visibility and thereby bring more energy to the entrance. An excellent resource for what color your door could be is the book “Living Color”. Most feng shui schools agree that a south facing door receives energy from the sun and can bring a happy life, certainly with lots of social energy and movement. A front door that faces west can symbolize the metal element, joy, refinement and creativity. An eastern facing front door is symbolic of new beginnings, movement and growth and north facing front doors career, creativity, originality and introspection.

RELATIONSHIP TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

“A small key opens big doors.” ~ Turkish Proverb

Many feng shui schools vary. Some recommend matching the head of the household’s Chinese Astrology with the direction the front door faces. But, in any case, a door can always be enhanced by the placement of healthy round leaf plants on either side of the door, bringing up the life force. A wind chime hanging overhead raises the energy and career prospects. If a bagua is needed, it can be placed over the front door to bring protection to an ill placed front door. entrance

WHAT DOES YOUR FACE TO THE WORLD LOOK LIKE?

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls”~ Joseph Campbell

When looking at your own front entry, what feelings come up for you? What story is it telling? Is it in good working order? Is the surface dried and damaged? Do you get a sense of welcome? Is the door knob working and easy to grasp? This is how you grasp life. Does your doorbell work? See what story your front door is telling you and check in to see if it truly represents where you are today and where you want to be headed tomorrow.

Make a change for the better!

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 04/11/2013

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope – MONTH OF THE DRAGON

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YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE DRAGON

April 10th, 2013 – May 9th, 2013

We are now entering the month of the Dragon while the animal that governs this year is the Snake. The Dragon and the Snake are like-minded and attuned to each other’s nature. They share a flirtatious spirit and have zesty outlooks on life. Clever, crafty and quick-witted-they fit together like pieces of a puzzle.

Things should proceed smoothly this month with little problem. Intelligent creative ideas are favored and bring rewards. It is anticipated to be a good month in the financial markets around the world.

During the Snake year, we can all expect a timeline that includes change, steady progress and then big events. Snakes are the symbol of transformation and rebirth, exemplified by shedding their outgrown skin.

Remember to remain cautious with the food that you are consuming, particularly raw foods. When you are traveling, be vigilant and alert particularly if you are in the mountains.
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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 03/12/2013

Free Daily & Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month of the Rabbit

YEAR OF THE SNAKE – MONTH OF THE RABBIT
March 12th, 2013 – April 9th, 2013

We are now entering the month of the Rabbit and the animal that governs this year is the Snake. The Rabbit, combined with the Snake, make a good arrangement. It’s a great time to attend cultural events; perhaps an evening at the ballet, a good movie or dine at a fancy restaurant. Working on your home or office to make it more artistically decorated and comfortable is favored at this time. Surround yourself with beauty which is soothing and aesthetic. With the Wisdom Star shining over the Rabbit everything should be stable. Financial markets will stay steady. The US should experience benefactors coming to its aid.

During the Snake year we can all expect a timeline that includes change, steady progress and then big events. Snakes are the symbol of transformation and rebirth by shedding their outgrown skin.

Remember to remain cautious with food that you are consuming, particularly raw foods. When you are traveling, be careful and alert particularly if you are in the mountains.

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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 03/06/2013

Monthly Treasures – Feng Shui Newsletter March 2013

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2013_HeaderCreating Stable Routines and Strong Boundaries

“Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.” ~ Eduardo Chillida

The Snake Year 2013 and the previous year are both strong water element years. Water is the element of deep emotions, of the subconscious mind, of purification, and of constant change. When expressed positively, water emotions are fluid, changing as the need of those surrounding demands. When in excess it can create instability. That is when we need the earth element. According to the Five Elements Cycle, Water is controlled by Earth. It’s time to look at how your earth element is implemented to help create stable routines and strong boundaries. This will help to keep the water element from getting out of control and creating problems in your life.

“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” ~ unknown

Water is associated with the winter. Earth, the summer, it represents sweetness nurturing quality and routine stability. When Earth is out of balance it creates worry and preoccupation with troublesome or trivial problems. Balancing the element of Earth brings peace and strength.
Not having enough of the Earth element in our environment may cause us to feel like a rug is being pulled out from under our feet and we lose our sense of stability. When there is too much of its influence we may feel stuck; unable to move. Now as we go into the new lunar year it is a good time to assess your Feng Shui. Remember that the ruling element is Water, but if you feel unstable or unbalanced it is time to adjust Earth.

“To accomplish more, redirect your mental energy by continuously reminding yourself of all the things you do right” ~ Brian Koslow

The universal shape which represents earth, believe it or not, is the square. You can incorporate square furniture, pillows, rugs or square pattern tablecloths into your scheme. Colors the represent the earth element are: all earth-tones, Yellows, Sienna’s, Tans and Browns. Also textures like brick and terra-cotta or a clay vessel especially one with a rounded belly. Items that are low to the ground or sit flat on the table such as the mystical cure yu bowl; these all can represent the earth element in our environment.

“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ` Dalai Lama

Throughout 2013 we may be challenged with difficulty in trusting that all is well and subsequently truly letting go of our worries. The remedy is to create secure and steady routines to navigate the currents. With another year of prevailing water element affecting us, let’s be prepared and look to earth to keep us in balanced, safe and strong.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 01/11/2013

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month of the Ox

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January 11th, 2013 – February 9th, 2013

This is the final month of the year of the Dragon, called the tail of the Dragon. It is the time when the Dragon can whip his tail around one last time, so take care especially if you are born in the year of the Dragon, Dog or Rabbit. Those born under Tiger, Pig, and Snake may be experiencing a preview of what lies ahead for them in the Snake year. We can all expect change, steady progress and then big change as Snakes are the symbol of transformation, rebirth and shedding our outgrown skin.

The Dragon and the Ox can make a great connection as long as they have similar goals in mind. Dragons have an impetuous nature; the Ox has more of a steady approach to life. When it comes to being obstinate, Dragons have met their match in the Ox; both as stubborn as the other.

This combo can create an incredible powerhouse team for business. The Dragon is quite lucky in speculation and the Ox brings diligence and dependability. For the world of finance, this combination brings the best of both worlds; creative ambition with a methodical approach for action. If politics flare at this time it will be epic! The world’s politicians and diplomats should pay particular attention to postures and motivations when negotiating.
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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

MONTH OF THE OX – YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Rat – The arrow misses its target, yet who knows what it might hit. Come spring time, life will bring a wealth of new offerings. Your personality shines and it’s a pleasure for others to be in your company. Prepare for a blessing coming in the form of good news, gifts, inheritance or a beneficial career change. Take advantage of all opportunities being presented to you during this time. Your life will be in sync. You’ll feel the give and take in your partnerships and be able to see both sides of the coin. The challenge at this time is to prioritize what you are juggling, but this is always a welcomed challenge for Monsieur, Madame, or Mademoiselle Rat.

Ox – The curtain opens with you holding a grudge, hoping to seek justice. This isn’t a Clint Eastwood movie, so you should ignore those overly optimistic assessments from friends that all wrongs will be righted. It’s best to bide your time and wait for the right moment. Eventually, you will get what you wish. Reign in your pride and self righteousness. During times of great transition, one must become empty, so that you can hold all possibilities for your future. Guard your five senses from inappropriate stimuli and you will have the power to overcome any obstacle, even the one you felt could not be overcome. Stay steady. Things may not appear as they seem to be, as others may have swept the evidence under the rug. The truth that you seek is unavailable, remains hidden and will be revealed at a later date. The new Snake year ahead is so much brighter for you; hold the course and don’t push it, as everything will start going your way. Look to Roosters to give you the leg up.

Tiger – Changes concerning your outlook can be likened to flowers in the spring. Where you have been plagued with obstacles in the past, the right person steps forward and clears the way for you to find peace of mind. You are becoming more balanced within and find this harmony makes you shine; it’s a pleasure for others to be in your company. You’ll find the added stamina you need and the right rhythm to achieve victory. Someone close to you with huge creative potential needs time to get things worked out in their own head. The best way for you to help is to take care of their emotional needs and staying supportive. You’ll purr with contentment.

Rabbit – Like an image of the lotus flower near a burning fire, you may have a brush with danger, but no harm comes your way. Whatever plans that you have will be aided by beneficial people. A dynamic force is building momentum, channeling a new expressive energy in your life. But just as with everything else you must stay balanced. Receiving too much of the unseen forces could cause burn out, so stay grounded and mediate daily. Avoid envy as this will cloud your thinking. You have the ability to communicate with clarity. Heavenly energy will help you to carry your message of truth to many people. Now is also a good time to communicate with your loved ones and family as they will truly hear what you are saying. Successful diplomacy and being earnestly listened to makes the Rabbit hoppingly happy!

Dragon – It seems like small minded people currently have the upper hand and the good people can do little to improve their circumstances. Maintain integrity and wait for a more favorable moment to take drastic action. There is a revolution coming that will help you to release the outmoded belief systems of your past. You’ll be able to break the status quo with renewed energy and activate your game plan with sustained momentum. You’re open-minded, honest and willing to grow and when this encourages growth in others you take pleasure in their success.

Snake – You’re able to navigate through life while honoring your inner guidance and intuitive knowledge. Look deep inside yourself for the answers. If you’ve been wronged and others are encouraging you to seek vengeance, which is a bad idea, ignore their influences. Better to bide your time and wait for the right moment instead of burning bridges now. Eventually, you will get what you wish. Continue to balance the masculine and feminine in your relationships. Offer service without fear of criticism. In a vast ocean you can see the big picture with no loss of identity or self-worth. Your serpentine allure will shine and mesmerize!

Horse – You have the means and the talent to do it all, but timing is everything. The right moment will surface. You will overcome the most difficult material obstacles. You are able to see both sides of an issue and develop compassion for others. Remember, take nothing for granted; you still have a long way to go and grow. Innocence, creativity and beauty can be slain by your inner cynic. Repeated negative thoughts erupting like a volcano in your mind and spewing from your lips can project undue harm on others. Show yourself forgiveness, understanding and mercy. Through unconditional love stop your self-condemnation forever. People look to you for power and strength; take them along for the ride and show them that you know the path to success.

Goat – Sometimes it’s better to just move on and rebuild from scratch. Living in your illusions can cause you to become unavailable, out of reach and misdirected. You may feel like seeking justice in a situation that is better left alone for now. Like a magician pulling a rabbit from a hat, things are not what they appear. You have completed a stage of your life, and have reached an understanding not to repeat the same mistakes twice. Pay attention. Move forward and release the old ties that bind. As you detach, new innovations that are waiting will come through the door and bring a positive revolution to your life. The past is over; look for new potential and opportunity on the horizon then take the leap.

Monkey – You’ve had some pretty close calls lately, but fortunately no real harm has come to you so stop worrying. You have, and will be aided by beneficial people. Be open-minded, ready and inspired towards growth in yourself and others. Taking pleasure in other people’s successes will bring you the accolades you deserve. A colleague or family member may want you to make an important decision on their behalf, but there is no answer at this time. Tell them to sit tight for now. As an acorn carries the inherent design of the great oak, there is a huge potential for new opportunity. Just give it some time to gestate.

Rooster – While you may have been unduly injured by an injustice, you must turn away from the idea that you would benefit by seeking recourse. Release the brakes to usher new forms of energy swiftly and easily into 2013. You are a natural born leader and as you give knowledge, you will acquire insight. Passing on an ancestral tradition gives the gift of wisdom and continues a legacy. It’s important to be understanding of how others learn and not to give unwanted advice. Communicate important information and herald in the Lunar New Year like the celestial Rooster that you are. Look to Ox and fellow Roosters to tickle your fancy, or better yet bring you investment/money opportunities.

Dog – First acknowledge the obvious and you will be able to see clearly through deception. Look at the bigger picture and don’t get carried away sniffing out the details. Avoid being overly competitive with people around you – this is a waste of your precious energy and you could easily become exhausted. Sometimes, the best laid plans will be destroyed because they no longer serve you. It’s time to align with spirit and remember that sometimes a rude awakening will deconstruct you to your inner core. Your desired pursuits could be currently obscured. This too shall pass. Allow the clouds to move on and once again you will have clarity, perception and a waggly tail.

Pig – Have faith in yourself and remain focused. Be receptive and nurturing, but do not be overprotective. Check in with others’ emotional needs. You are becoming stable and are developing the ability to comprehend your own and others’ emotions. Enhancing the well-being of others allows you to stay at the helm and navigate steadily to career advancement and greater prosperity. Communication with loved ones could prove challenging. The remedy is to focus on regenerating your heart. Visualize love flowing continuously from your heart into their crown chakra and then circling back infinitely. Feelings that have lain dormant will come forth with exuberant vitality, creating a new emotional landscape and bringing an unlimited supply of loving emotion into your world. You’ll receive help from all sides and this will make the Piggy very happy.

Our Relation to the Natural World
”Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. “ ~ John Boswell

What are the primary differences between home design in the West, and the traditional Chinese home design of the East? Our homes are created to defend us from the cruel and unforgiving qualities of nature. Of course, this has its attributes, but this can also form a disconnection. The traditional Chinese home design was focused toward nature and the garden* as being the center, supporting its connection to the Tao, or the Way.

How to Beat the Winter Doldrums
“In a way Winter is the real Spring–the time when
the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.” ~Edna O’Brien

There is a reason that our ancestors use light as a focal point for the winter holidays. This was done primarily to lift their spirits and raise their hopes that they would survive the hardest of times against the harshest elements.

SAD or seasonal affective disorder is known as winter depression or the seasonal correction. And it’s a mood disorder that affects people with normal mental health throughout the rest of the year and the experience depressive symptoms in the winter. SAD also consists of difficulty waking up in the morning with a tendency to over sleep and eat, a special craving for carbohydrates which leads to weight gain, isolation from friends and family.

Sounds a bit like hibernation doesn’t it? But most of us cannot find a cave to retreat to, so if you find yourself expressing these symptoms the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health treatment center recommends light therapy, ozone air therapy or small doses of vitamin D.

Reconnection to Nature
“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very
hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every
blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.” ~ William Sharp

When you experience these same symptoms the Feng Shui perspective would also guild you to strengthen your connection to nature. If there are limited views to the outdoors (This includes office cubicles.) It is wise to put up scenes of nature that give you a depth perception and decorate with living plants.

Decorating with healthy green rounded leaf living plants will help support your own life force. Silk plants can be substituted but they must be very realistic. If possible, change the lighting in your environment to full-spectrum. Faceted crystal orbs can also be implemented to add sparkle and joy awhile bringing positive energy and expelling negative chi. Illumination plays a crucial role in keeping yourself upbeat while the winter is upon us.

Follow Your Instincts
It’s important that we trust our instincts and become aligned with the grander scale of the natural world and connect back to our instinctual self. And an important footnote that HH Grandmaster Lin Yin taught us – don’t forget to sing!

*Recommended Book – Secrets of the Land, Designing Harmonious Gardens with Feng Shui by Shelley Sparks

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“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” – Seneca
Wishing you good Feng Shui and a Happy Holiday!
Blessing,

Winter is here!

Winter is here!

Marina Lighthouse

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 12/14/2012

Free Daily Monthly Chinese Horoscope – MONTH OF THE RAT

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YEAR OF THE DRAGON – MONTH OF THE RAT
December 13th, 2012 – JANUARY 10th, 2013

We now entering the time of the year called the tail of the Dragon. It is also the new lunar cycle – the month of the Rat. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. The Rat combined with the Dragon is one of the best combinations. They thrive on each others’ energy and take pride in each other’s company.

This is an excellent time to entertain and although your priority during the holidays will be home and family, you also will be more apt to go out socializing.

Financially markets should stay stable. Consumers will feel more confident and spend more after this new moon. The trend will continue through the full moon. The Rat’s influence should help people to buy thoughtfully, spot a good bargain and not overspend. You can except to have a sentimental holiday full of fun, games and laughter.

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Monthly quote – “Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” ~ Amanda Bradley

Year of the Dragon – Month of the Rat

Rat – The Dragon loves the Rat but when things seem flush, it is the time to take caution. Luck favors the prepared. Keep a warm and sunny attitude and you’ll be able to brighten other people’s holiday. Your smile will be contagious. Your keen wit and sense of humor will shine a light on things that would otherwise bring people down. What appears to be a void in your life is actually a space to be filled with creativity. You possess the unique ability to overcome the most difficult obstacles. Be appreciative of the important contributions of others in your life and mindful of the quality of life experienced by your loved ones. Your health will improve when you care for the welfare of others.

Ox –You may feel like you’re plodding around in weighted shoes. Ox people have the unique talent to carry burdens and are steady in their actions. This helps you to overcome even the most challenging of obstacles. In all matters, you should wait until the timing is right. By reigning in your five senses from inappropriate stimuli you forge ahead and meet the challenges that you once thought insurmountable. There are times in our life when cherished endeavors are over, never to come into being again. No matter how much time or labor and energy you’ve put into it, now is the time to release, let go and open the door for new opportunities. Stay positive and keep plowing ahead, the New Year is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Tiger – You are gaining awareness, energy and your exuberance for life is being restored. Don’t let pride get in the way. Though you may feel you have been cheated recently but something good will come out of this. A Horse, Rabbit or fellow Tiger brings good tidings. Focusing on work is the way to go. Staying true to yourself and maintaining balance will help release your personal agenda and you’ll finally be able to assume responsibility and help to create a greater good. A promotion or rise in your status is very likely to occur; right now people get where you’re coming from and like you!

Rabbit – Your focus is clear, and you can perceive both truth and deception. Keep your mind uncluttered by envy and your energy will be abundant. Like a cosmic “Santa Bunny” you bring your message of truth and love to your friends and family. Use your intuitive faculties as well as the tools of technology to get your message across. Share what you are seeing with the world. At work or socially there could be a petty person who seems to have the upper hand right now. The best thing you can do is stay true to yourself and wait for a more favorable climate before taking action. There will be an initiation that happens soon, this will help you disseminate the knowledge that purity of heart, love toward those around you and compassion for all living beings is the true path to happiness.

Dragon – Helpful people will come to your aid. You find peace through mental balance. Release your personal agenda and you can share in a larger group experience. When you already possess the most dazzling jewel, why do you search for a less precious stone elsewhere? What you are seeking lies within. There is no need to be anxious. Be patient everything will come in time. An added awareness will come to you and give you the energy and exuberance to follow through with your aspirations. As you gain spiritual wisdom you become generous with it because you love to share your knowledge.

Snake –You’ve reached a stage in your life where you’re comfortable with yourself and what others see is what they get. As you gain personal awareness, you display the courage of your convictions. Your honesty attracts people to you and brings a new exuberance to projects. Your energy will be enhanced by creative activities and meditation. Be mindful of others. Stay clear of gossip and pay attention to detail, tidy up your affairs and fix loose ends. At work, staying on a straight course will avert disaster. Better to hold off launching new projects until the right moment. Your mesmerizing aura will light the way for others.

Horse – You are recovering. Try to understand the thought processes and circumstances that caused the injury or illness. What aspect of your life needs healing? During the Rat month, if you’re smart you’ll look inward. Find the source and look deep for healing and spiritual direction. What have you learned? Your energy will be restored as you allow yourself to look more closely at the needs of others. Both business and travel favor the prepared; take precautions as there could be delayed flights, lost luggage or unplanned changes in the weather. This is not a time to eat strange food from street vendors or try a “bargain” sushi restaurant. Be mindful of your feelings and ask people around you to share theirs. Project the highest quality of love, the divine will find beauty in your radiance and expand your heart for the New Year.

Goat – These are poignant times and fortune smiles on you! What you wish for will come true. You’ll rise effortlessly to the top and be received by those in high places. What you are feeling is the movement of dynamic equilibrium. Keep this image in mind; it will help you to continue moving forward towards your goals. You can now discern the true qualities of the people around you and appreciate them for their individual worth. Many of your dreams are now within reach. As you take more responsibility and learn to confront the challenges ahead, you become more grounded. It’s important that you remain open to drawing others close to you during the holidays. Your work on the planet is making a difference.

Monkey – Monkey sees and Monkey gets? A wish will be granted. But, whatever promise you made to the Powers that Be MUST be fulfilled. Honor your word in its entirety. Follow up with the necessary actions. Don’t make the cosmos angry! Monitor your five senses and refrain from inappropriate temptations. It’s time to surrender and open your heart fully to the quality of relationships you deserve. You will overcome your obstacles through love, compassion and action.

Rooster –The Plum Blossom perseveres through the fierceness of winter and becomes the King of flowers. Meaning; keep a stiff upper lip/beak, tough it out and your outlook is very promising. Come spring time life will be renewed and a wealth of new offerings will be presented. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t allow any distractions to come between you and your target. In-laws or family members could be challenging this season but you have acquired a great potential for dealing with emotions. Something has concluded and you must release it. It’s time to start over and let go of what feels like unfinished business. You’re beginning to see the unconscious patterns you have set up that impact your daily life. With the New Year comes a new awareness and flexibility that will regenerate your spirit.

Dog – Everything you need is available, there is great potential in the air and you can smell it. Follow through on all of your commitments. Unfinished business could present un-welcomed challenges. You have a treasure trove of stored energy that the Dragon year kept at bay but the year is not over – yet. You need to stay put and wait patiently; it won’t be too much longer. To do otherwise would be to play the wrong hand. In all matters remain conservative and it will lead to the right result. The best thing to do is to surrender to love and open your heart fully in the relationships surrounding your life.

Pig – You’re beginning to realize that you can accomplish a great deal if you stay steady and don’t overreact. Conserve energy, and you will be less vulnerable to emotional flux. This will keep you from becoming exhausted by others in your life who ride on an emotional roller coaster. Your vision could get clouded, which results in feeling lost, uncertain and confused. If an opportunity seems too good to be true don’t take it. Once you commit, it’s hard to turn back. The key here is to keep a low profile and thus avoid being snared in a trap. Multidimensional energies can help you to morph out of your current circumstances and be more in sync with the time.

Year of the Dragon -  Month of the PigYEAR OF THE DRAGON – MONTH OF THE PIG
November 14th, 2012 – December 12th, 2012

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Pig. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When the Pig is combined with the Dragon, a caring and affectionate relationship is created bringing luck and harmony.

The Dragon is an independent and brave sign with a warm heart. The Pig has an affectionate nature. Pigs love friends and family and to be of service to those they care about. Both signs can trust one another to be loyal partners. So with all these good feelings abounding, the holiday season should be off to a great start.

Now that the election is finally over, more time can be spent on developing and nurturing personal relationships. Compatibility will prevail. Expect to have some FUN. There will be more risk-taking and gambling in the stock market as the Dragon year favors those who follow their impulses – and the Pig is known as a lucky sign. Their combined influence can bring profitability and benefits to those who follow the Dragon’s lead.

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Monthly quote – “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” ~ Roy Croft

Year of the Dragon – Month of the Pig

Rat – This could be an intense month. Take precautions as luck favors the prepared. Challenging times require going deep within, being open to the child-like qualities of innocence inside yourself. Keeping a warm and sunny attitude will help ward off negativity and as you are having fun you will find it rubs off on others. Your sense of humor will lighten the mood. What appears to be a void in your life is actually an opportunity full of creative potential. This month, you are being given the ability to overcome obstacles. Be respectful of the important contributions of others and do what you can to help improve their quality of life.

Ox – You may feel like you’re walking around with weighted shoes. Oxen have the distinctive ability to carry heavy burdens and are steady in their actions, allowing you to overcome obstacles through sheer perseverance. By reigning in your five senses from inappropriate stimuli, you will forge ahead and meet challenges that you once thought insurmountable. In all matters, timing is a key factor. There are times when cherished endeavors have passed the point of diminishing returns and are no longer practical. No matter how much time or labor you’ve put into it, now is the time to release; let go and put it to rest. Open the door for new opportunities, stay positive and plow through with the great strength that is unique to the Ox alone.

Tiger – You have the talent to overcome significant obstacles. As you continue to develop compassion for others, you’re gaining awareness, energy and restored exuberance. Don’t let pride get in the way. A recent situation may have left you feeling cheated but never fear – goodwill will come out of this misfortune. A Horse, Rabbit or fellow Tiger brings good tidings. Focusing on work is the way to go and what was terrible will turn to terrific. Staying true to yourself and maintaining your balance will help accomplish your personal agenda. You’ll finally be able to pull your weight and share in the responsibility for the greater group’s harmony. Voila! A promotion or a rise in your status is very likely to occur.

Rabbit – Your focus is clear and you can see through deception. Petty people seem to have the upper hand right now. Keep your mind uncluttered by envy and your energy will be abundant. Share your concepts with your peers. Use tools and technology as well as your intuitive faculties to carry your message of truth and love to the people. A higher consciousness will be achieved soon, bringing you the understanding that having a pure heart, unconditional love and compassion for all living beings is the true path to happiness.

Dragon – Ah, magnificent Dragon, your best course of action is to remain generous. Because you think of others first, you receive the energy and exuberance you desire as you seek spiritual wisdom. Follow through with your aspirations and use your power wisely. What you are seeking lies within. You already possess the most dazzling jewel, so why do you feel the need to search for a less precious stone elsewhere? You find peace through mental balance so there is no need to be anxious. Once your personal agenda is achieved, you will be able to share in a larger group experience. Helpful people will come to your aid. Rise and Shine!

Snake – As you gain inner awareness, you display the courage of your convictions. You’ve reached a stage in your life where you’re comfortable with yourself and what you see is what you get. Your honesty attracts people and leads you to a new dynamic. This brings you reason to be optimistic. Your energy will be enhanced by creative activities and/or meditation. Be mindful of others. At work, staying on a straight course will avert disaster. Keep clear of gossip and pay attention to detail. Tie up loose ends and clean up unfinished business. Better to hold off launching a new project until later. Your mesmerizing aura will light the way for others.

Horse – You have been traumatized recently. Try to understand the thought process that wounded you. The question now is what part of your psyche needs to be comforted? Know that you are taking steps in the right direction for spiritual healing. Be mindful of your feelings and those of others. Project the highest quality of love, so that the divine will find beauty in the radiance of your pure heart. Both business and travel favor the prepared, so take precautions to avoid pitfalls that could create trouble at an important juncture. Trot home in the golden autumn sunset.

Goat – Fortune smiles on you! What you wish for will come true. You’ll rise effortlessly to the top and receive praises from those in high places. What you are feeling is the movement of dynamic equilibrium. Keep this image in mind as it will help you to stay poised and continue moving forward with your goals. You can now discern the true qualities of the people around you and appreciate their individual worth. Many of your dreams are now within your reach. As you take more responsibility and confront the challenges ahead, you become more stable. It’s important that you remain open enough to draw others closer. Your work on this planet is making a difference.

Monkey – You made a covenant with the divine powers and you must fulfill your obligations, honor your word in its entirety and follow through with the actions needed to keep those promises. Monitor your five senses and avoid inappropriate temptations. It’s time to seek true clarity in your current circumstances. You have the power to overcome obstacles in your life through love. By merging into oneness with the Divine, you can tame the desires of the isolated ego. It’s time to surrender your monkey mind and open your heart fully to the relationships you deserve.

Rooster – The Plum Blossom that perseveres through the fierceness of winter becomes the king of flowers. Metaphorically meaning for our fine feathered friends just tough it out for now – the future is very promising. Come spring time, life will present you with a wealth of reward. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t allow any distractions to come between you and your target. You have acquired a great ability to deal with your emotions. A personal relationship has concluded and now you realize it must be released. With this awareness comes a new flexibility that will regenerate your spirit and give you something to crow about.

Dog – Everything you need is available and there is great potential in the air. Be sure to follow through on all of your commitments. Unfinished business could present unwelcomed challenges. You have a treasure trove of stored energy. Stay put and wait for the right moment. In all matters remain conservative and it will lead to the desired result. To do otherwise would be to play the wrong hand. As your spiritual understanding deepens, the best thing to do is to surrender to love and open your heart fully to the relationships surrounding your life.

Pig – If something seems too good to be true, there is a reason. Don’t do it. You’re vision could be clouded with deceit and once you commit, it’s hard to turn back. The key here is to keep a low profile and thus avoid being snared into a trap. Realize that you can accomplish a great deal if you stay steady and don’t overreact. Conserve energy and you will be less vulnerable to emotional flux. Multidimensional energies can help you to shift out of your current circumstances and be more in sync with the truth. Enjoy a fruitful thanksgiving and express your creative side in the decorations and presentation of the meal. You’ll have others “squealing” with delight!

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 11/09/2012

Monthly Treasures – Feng Shui Newsletter November 2012



Strengthening Boundaries to Decrease Clutter

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”~ Albert Einstein

Tis the season of the metal element increasing.
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hoffman

Be in tune with the season. As we move into the end of the year, or tail of the Dragon, we need to sharpen up. In the five element theory, the metal element represents autumn. From a feng shui perspective, when we don’t incorporate the metal element things can get out of hand and disorganized. The holidays are particularly hard on people. It is difficult to maintain healthy boundaries with family members. Taking on guilt, obligation, tradition and people-pleasing can create unhealthy boundaries and take its toll on your psyche.

It Is Often Difficult To Express Our Boundaries
“The cornerstones of your life are family, religion, philanthropy and compassion. Your relationship with your partner is often destined to be a permanent loving one that survives all obstacles.” ~ Blair Gorman

There are four different kinds of boundaries; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In Feng Shui, when we talk about physical boundaries we are talking about personal space; the comfort zone that surrounds each and every one of us. Mental boundaries concern interests in other people’s choices and relationships. Emotional boundaries help to maintain the space needed to process our own emotions. They help us to identify our own feelings and separate them from everyone else’s. Spiritual boundaries have to do with your connection to religious or spiritual practices.

Without boundaries it can be extremely hard to say “no”. Raising your personal awareness of how you choose to act and react will help you through this holiday season. Show compassion and understanding towards others but don’t let them walk all over you – empower yourself by understanding your own identity. Others will hold you in respect when you establish your voice and develop priorities.

Top Five Reasons for Clutter
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris

Take a look at the possessions that surround you and your love-hate relationship with them. Clutter can be a symptom of one’s metal being out of balance. The top five reasons for clutter are:

1) I might need it one day.
2) I think it might be valuable someday.
3) If I put it away, I’ll forget about it (especially with paper).
4) I want it to go to a good home.
5) I want to de-clutter, but I can’t get motivated.

Utilizing this time when the metal element seasonal energies are increasing can create revelation out of confusion. Don’t abandon your healthy habits. Trust that your inner wisdom will guide you through the process. Let go of what you don’t need any longer in your environment.

On a personal note, show compassion and kindness when relating with others and celebrate the true meaning of the holidays.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/16/2012

MONTHLY HOROSCOPE: YEAR OF THE DRAGON – MONTH OF THE DOG


We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Dog. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When the Dog is combined with the Dragon, they have divergent ideals. One is outgoing, the other is easygoing. In Chinese astrology their relationship is in direct opposition and is not compatible, so problems can arise.

In order to have a smooth relationship, the Dragon and the Dog must try hard to understand one another’s motivations. Truly tumultuous climates will ensue with little peace of mind and strong differences in opinions. With political elections being the focus of this upcoming month and considering this combination, it is almost guaranteed there are going to be many disappointed people no matter how the elections turn out. And they are going to be very vocal about it.

Both signs are very loyal and will fight to protect loved ones. If the relationship between these two conflicting signs stays more business-oriented, they can work together to protect one another and the overall whole. It will take a concerted effort on the parts of the other Chinese animal signs around them to “smooth the chi” and help them to get along.

Monthly quote – Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.~ Dorothy Height
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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/12/2012

Monthly Treasures October 2012 Feng Shui Newsletter

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“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” ~ Buddha

The Key To Happiness And Success Through Meditation

When autumn arrives and nature begins slowing down for the winter, it is a perfect time to be one with the seasonal change and examine your inner landscape through meditation.

Meditation is the antidote to stress. This has been proven medically. Stress is counterproductive and being stressed-out creates imbalances that affect our health and ability to concentrate. It leads us into mental traps which perpetuate disturbed thinking and could create chaos in your world. Remember that stress is caused by perception, which may not accurately reflect reality. Meditation helps you to eliminate tensions and this in turn will enable you to aid others in reducing stress as well.

“Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that’s true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes.” ~ Peter McWilliams

Take a step; designate a meditative place where you will feel comfortable and can become more consistent in your practice. If you don’t have the luxury of a whole room, then create an area by utilizing a screen. A small mat or rug can also define a place for meditation. Be proactive by quieting down and turning off the phone. Put up a “shhh”, “quiet please” or “do not disturb” sign. Keep your meditation place simple, clean and uncluttered.

“Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation: Honor, the reward of action.” ~ Francis Quarles

Place pillows, a zafu on the ground or a chair that allows your feet to touch the floor and keep your back erect. Candles, pleasant aromas, wearing a meditation shawl and the placement of spiritual or personal icons will all help set the environment for deeper concentration and relaxation.

“You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.”~ Shrii Shrii Anandamurt

Review your excuses for not meditating. If you’re in a shared environment or “too busy”, then find a way to designate “Me” time. By taking time to meditate you will recharge yourself from the inside out. You can block negativity and become more perceptive; your concentration will improve and you’ll find yourself being less bothered by the little things. Your health will improve and your dreams will become clearer. You will find that you make better decisions regarding every aspect of your life. Be like a mountain and find deep wisdom that enables you to remain calm and centered.

Wishing you an excellent October!

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 09/16/2012

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 YEAR OF THE DRAGON MONTH OF THE ROOSTER

September 16th, 2012 – October 14th, 2012

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Rooster. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When the Rooster is combined with the Dragon they share a great intelligence and are very loving. Conjoined dragon and phoenix (rooster’s highest form) represent the union of a man and a woman and is used in Chinese Folklore for the symbol of marriage.

This is a favorable configuration for romance and strengthening relationships. During the lunar cycle of this dynamic combination, a wonderful event will occur – the celebration of the Moon Festival will take place the next full moon on September 30th, 2012. Traditionally, this is a night when family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes, express strong yearnings toward their homes and think of family members who live far away.

The Dragon will bring us sprinkling of good luck, especially to those who have done good deeds. Grand ideas will be favored at this time. When brought to the table, they can be successfully implemented with practicality and logical conclusions.

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Monthly quote – “When the Golden Rooster meets the Dragon, they become rulers of kings.”~ HH Grandmaster Lin Yun Rinpoche

MONTH OF THE ROOSTER – YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Rat – This is an auspicious time so make the most of it. The heavens smile down on you with special favor. You could reach a new spiritual high. Imagine riding a dolphin and the wonderful feeling of playfulness and joy this experience would bring. This is the right time to reconnect with Mother Nature. Rejoice! The feeling will be contagious. Release the conflicts of the past and appreciate the finer things of life. Experiment with new means of expression.

Ox – Right now circumstances are such that petty people have the upper hand and righteous folk can do little to improve their lot. Waiting for a more favorable moment to pursue your dreams is advised. Keep clarity; focus and be content. Connect with spirit; this will help you navigate your way to seeing a clear picture of what can be delivered in due time. Even though the information is unavailable to you right now, you can maintain stability in your development. Your inner spirit can be your sanctuary, as you become familiar with other states of consciousness.  With synchronicity, the answers will come at the appropriate time.

Tiger – Someone has tried to put a label on you, causing you trials and tribulations. But that time has now come to an end and soon there will be reconciliation with someone you hold very dear. The reunion will bring you great happiness. Like a little tiger cub, you will feel the joy of romping around without a care in the world. By releasing the past, you will find new buoyancy. You have overcome insurmountable fears and negativity. Enjoy the miracles ahead.

Rabbit – You are finding yourself in rough territory and you are in a hurry to get out. Don’t Panic – there’s nothing you can do but bide your time and do good deeds. Preparing yourself mentally and remaining in the moment will make things less complicated. Remember when things are over, no matter how much you have loved or labored, sometimes you must face your failures and move on. Once that’s done new opportunities will appear. As painful as that can be, you gain much wisdom and now have the torch of truth on your side. So get back on the bunny trail, be compassionate and kind to others.

Dragon – You want to improve your lot, but things might just get worse. Your current actions could be counterproductive, so use great caution. Like trying to put out the fire with gasoline, you’re using the wrong method to extinguish the problem. Dynamic balance and harmony is what you need right now. Avoid extremes and mentally balance by surrendering to a common middle ground. There you’ll find peace of mind and stability. Don’t let your emotions run too high. This will give you the power to overcome obstacles. Though your privacy is very sacred to you, you must look to others for much needed answers. You need to know who the man is behind the curtain. Ask questions and you shall receive answers.

Snake – You’ve been trodden upon concerning an issue and people are not seeing things your way. This was a test. Guess what? You passed. There is a happy ending to the trials you have experienced recently. You’ll be reunited with a loved one. Letting go of the past, enjoying the present and looking to the future will bring beautiful manifestations.  A big YES to your creative thinking, new ideas will take flight into the world. You’re seeing more positive results as you harmonize within. This emanates from you, making it a pleasure to be in your company.

Horse – In a blink of an eye your luck will change. You’ll experience help from a stranger or someone that you barely know. Look to a Rabbit or Tiger to bring good news. Burn through the status quo and change outmoded ways. You’re ready to ignite passion and celebrate your untamed essence. The revolution is on – shine your light for others. Your evolving consciousness allows you to see the positive aspects of the people in your life. A new sense of wonderment leads to a revelation as to the hidden meaning of your dreams.

Goat – Something you wish to achieve can really never be attained. The news you’re looking for is not forthcoming. If you can be content with your present reality, then your outlook is very good. Avoid isolation and let others be a sounding board to help keep your feet on the ground. Just say “Om”. Better to know what you truly desire and find the pearl of wisdom hidden within your heart. What is your inner self really longing to do? Find and set your intention.

Monkey – Now is not the time to ask for favors. This is a good time to keep your mouth shut and mind your own business. If you wish ill of others, or speak negatively, it will only backfire. Be reminded that you must stay calm when irritation comes your way, avoid projecting your anger onto others and allow the stains of upset to wash away. You need to release your opinions, agendas and past memories and be open to the unlimited possibilities that surround you. Adjust to your current circumstances and you will find your way through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Rooster – This is a favorable month for women born under the sign of Rooster. Not so much for men. For men, attaining your wish will look unpromising at first, but the odds will later become more favorable. If men can adapt a more receptive and compassionate nature during this time they will succeed. Show patience in dealings with others. Allow your receptive mind to become centered and channel your internal alignment with the source. Be open to learning. Expand your horizons. Avoid becoming overwhelmed by your own passions. You have charisma and attract helpful people. You are like the Golden Phoenix rising to heaven. All will be well – hold on to your expectations.

Dog – Yes, your current circumstances have created a state of confusion and indecision. But just like a moon that’s obscured by passing clouds, don’t worry – the clouds will move away and your reward will come into sight. Keeping your eye on the prize will enable you to triumph over obstacles. Stay away from inappropriate people. Seeking out those who you deem have admirable traits and associating with them will help you reach the next rung on your ladder to success. When red flags pop up, deal with the problems immediately, otherwise things could escalate. Your destiny is waiting for you. As you review your life, you will reshape your purpose.

Pig – There could be some difficulties in the beginning of the month, but as time progresses, things will get easier. Female Pigs will fare better than men. Male pigs need to display more sensitivity to colleagues and family. Your inner calmness will set the stage for an internal alignment and you will receive the support from the universe. What knowledge are you avoiding? Remember that the missing pieces you often seek in others can be found within yourself. Be patient in your interactions.  Look more deeply – you’ll find harmony that shines forth and makes it a pleasure to be in your company.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 08/16/2012

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month Of the Monkey

YEAR OF THE DRAGON – MONTH OF THE MONKEY
August 17th, 2012 – September 15th, 2012

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Monkey. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When the Monkey is combined with the Dragon, they are quite compatible. They share similar points of view and a common understanding. This is a favorable configuration for picking up a new trade or a new project, for it will come to you quickly and easily. When they are in alignment you’ll find you’ll be able to do all the work in half the time. Things to do with the world of finance, such as banking, stock exchange or accounting are also favored at this time. With the Monkey influence, you may be just as good at spending money as you will be in making it – just remember to enjoy the ride!

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Monthly quote – “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” ~ Lao Tzu

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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 08/14/2012

Monthly Treasures August 2012 Feng Shui Newsletter

“Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.” ~ Lao Tzu

Recreate Your Lifestyle Through Adaptability

“Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills, seem brighter, more energetic and more adaptable than those who know how to do one thing only.” ~ Robert Shea

It’s time to look at how adaptable you are with your use of space. Defining intention is a marvelous tool used in Feng Shui to manifest something out of nothing. There are rooms in our homes that are designed for specific usage, some more than others: the kitchen and the bathroom. Then there are more flexible rooms on which we can project a new use based on our current needs.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
Usually it’s a guest room or a formal dining room which can become underutilized, stagnant or disorganized. To gain clarity on what you need for your life make a list of your personal and your family’s current activities and goals. See how you can possibly craft the space to realize your desires.

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” ~ Carl Jung

Figure out which spaces are working in your house and which areas aren’t. Note where you have no designated use; think about how they could be tailored. Look at your home and ask yourself, for example, “Where can I start my journal? Where can we do that art project? Where can I meditate?” Then look to adapt a location to grow and thrive in. By addressing your current needs and your use of space, with intention, you will create the best possible setting for your future.

“To raise new questions, a new possibility, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” ~ Albert Einstein

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 06/19/2012

FREE Monthly Chinese Horoscope – Month Of the Horse

YEAR OF THE DRAGON MONTH OF THE HORSE
June 19th, 2012 to July 18th, 2012
We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Horse. The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When the Horse is combined with the Dragon, they create a lot of energy because they share a powerful sexual chemistry.
This is a favorable alignment for solving intellectual problems and there could be an untangling of complicated current affairs. It should be a financially steady month, but with little time for rest. Remember not to get so carried away with the speed of things that you forget to pay attention to small details. Slow down your pace towards the end of the month. Cooperation and attentiveness are the keys for success in this transit.
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Rat – Hard work has brought monetary gains and now it is time to set your sights on higher goals. A high degree of awareness and an ability to perceive what others are thinking is a wonderful asset when used wisely. The universe would like you to keep a sense of responsibility toward others. You could be very helpful at this time and much in demand, able to see people’s issues with greater clarity, unclouded by emotions, and steer them to safe waters. Remember to nurture yourself and pay attention to feelings. Give yourself the attention you need, otherwise it could take a tough toll on your well-being during the Horse month. Most importantly, avoid extremes and rigid thinking – leave yourself plenty of exits. A mouse does not rely on only one hole.

Ox – Be careful not to fall for a clever deception. Keep a low profile and pay attention. If it looks like it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. You will become more stable and calm and see through the curtain of your own and others’ emotions. Just don’t get pulled into the drama. Reaching a neutral state will give the ability to see the result of your action beforehand – that is a great gift. With the potential to manifest what you want in this world remember again to be patient and proceed with caution. A brand new page can turn in your life when you let go of your unwarranted fears and are willing to release old patterns.

Tiger – This is the time to be clever and strategize your next move. The Horse is your ally and will enable you to achieve the ultimate goal. This is a perfect time to adjust your Feng Shui, as it will bring you a greater sense of clarity and intention regarding needed changes. The positive and negative patterns that affect daily life will become clear. You’ll be able to stand up and roar and see through other people’s deceptive tactics. With renewed realized potential, a big YES will appear across the sky like fireworks and new projects and creative ideas will take a giant leap forward.

Rabbit – Something is on the horizon – a treasure or prize that will bring you great joy. Your compassionate heart is in tune with the Goddess Kuan Yin, and your effectiveness will be through the subtle power of the feminine principle. Receiving the gift of knowledge, you learn as you teach new understandings. By taking a leap in a new direction, you’ll find yourself unbound by old baggage and step into a new leadership position. With the energy to achieve your goals, this could be the best month of the year. Take advantage of it. Everyone is on the side of the Rabbit.

Dragon – In the blink of an eye, your luck will change when someone brings good tidings to your door. You will find closure and even if a situation seems like misfortune, that bad luck will turn to good. This is a time of transition in your heart. It is said when the prison doors are opened, the real Dragon will fly out. Let the current momentum transform the old into the new. Hold the torch of truth to light the way for others. Teach kindly and with patience. This is a time to pay attention and record dreams. Rest and recharge in your Dragon’s lair and you will see the lightness of your being return as you rise to the heavens with regenerative power.

Snake – It may be hard to swallow your pride, but now is not the time to take action. You will only find yourself unsuccessful in a situation regarding business or personal affairs. You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it. Swimming against the current could create a sinking feeling, so go with the flow. You’ll find the protection you need and will be able to drive home your goals by balancing action and receptivity. With your great charisma and ability to attract people when needed, you’re headed in an upward direction. Say goodbye to melancholy.

Horse – Talent runs in your family, so aim high and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. There could be an inheritance or knowledge that will be passed from one generation to the next. This will benefit you as well as others in your family. You are learning to give and receive love. Remain open and allow others to draw closer. A sense of wonder surrounds you which is very compelling and inspirational to others. Let go of fears and enjoy the unexpected surprises and rewards to follow. The tight reins that have held you back are released so that change can come swiftly. Remember – a little horseplay is the way best to enjoy a summer day!

Goat
– There is some important news that you have been waiting for but now you find the effort was all in vain. Be content, though, and remain where you are. These illusions and false expectations are pushing you in a direction that doesn’t have much to do with reality. Perhaps more truthfulness is needed. Your honesty attracts people and gives them the courage to face their own trials and tribulations. By being a good listener, you will also find the commonality within your own situation and the clarity you need to move forward and make the right decisions. After the red light comes the green.

Monkey – It’s an active time and travel is favored, but you’ll find that what you seek is actually already at hand. A Yiddish Proverb goes: “A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can’t be saved”. Direct your energy toward positive thoughts – this will help you to feel less isolated, get back into the swing of things and bring opportunity. Keep in mind that what you have in your hands is real, but other people’s intentions may be suspect. Destroy negative thoughts with your righteous anger and you will experience a new self-honesty. There is a transformational energy which can bring healing and wholeness. You’ll bring a feeling of peace to the people around you when they need it most.

Rooster – Take a step back and re-evaluate your options, otherwise you could be like a bee frittering between flowers in late autumn. What lies ahead may be mentally taxing and physically straining. Keep your eye on the prize, for distractions can come between you and your target. As they say, “Roosters crow, hens deliver.” You’ll find the endurance to fly over the fence of change and triumph over obstacles. Don’t allow limitations to frustrate you; look at the bigger picture. This will reveal the direction to focus your energies in a more succinct way. There are fewer obstacles than previously imagined.

Dog – “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog” ~ Mark Twain. Victory could be yours in a single move, but it is necessary to study what lies ahead. The person you’re playing against is your equal. Plan ahead and all will be well. Bring strength and courage into your world and show control. Let go of baggage and face your hidden demons. Make a list of small things to do and try to manage one each day. Give loving attention, nurture and care for others. Show reverence to the sacred. This will bring a reward of beauty in return. Right now is a time of huge creative potential. Although it is hard to find clarity as to the direction you should take, the answers will be forthcoming.

Pig – This is an excellent cycle. To quote Miss Piggy, “I am a pig, and as a pig, I have always stood out.” Things will come quickly to you and you will have premonitions before actual events occur. Something very auspicious is in the making. You can now trot into the field, ride effortlessly, going with the flow. Be open and honest about your feelings and hold a torch of truth to light the way for others. Teach gently; let others learn lessons in their own way and time. Feel the creative flow of passion as it enters your heart and sets your emotions free into the world.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 06/08/2012

Monthly Treasures – June 2012 – Feng Shui Newsletter

Pathways to Optimize Energy

“Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.” ~ Melody Beattie

When considering your Feng Shui, one of the first and foremost issues to look at is Chi flow. How does energy flow through your home, business or office? One example would be to visualize water pouring in through your front door. Where does it move the fastest and where is it slowed by obstacles that are blocking, such as a huge sofa back, boxes, or a large bookcase? Or is the space so open that the energy floods out everywhere? The best paths are like a gently flowing stream whose energy meanders along and curves elegantly.

“All of life is a journey: which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.” ~ Bob Moawad

Similar to an airport runway, a long hallway encourages the chi to increase in speed, which can cause an uneasy or disruptive feeling. These interior paths can be slowed down by using runners on the floor and hanging light fixtures, wind chimes or crystals from ceilings. A table in the shape of a crescent or a shallow bookcase can also achieve the goal, as well as long rectangular pictures or mirrors placed lengthwise, thus slowing down the movement and also creating a feeling of expansion.

“No matter what, your path is yours. Don’t follow misery or worry. Devote every moment of your life to improving your dreams. Love your world. Cherish the good you do. Let go of hatred and dream of love.” ~ Anonymous

When adjusting outdoor paths, you can use potted plants on alternating sides to give an illusion of a serpentine line that bends smoothly. Using alternating patterns within landscape and hardscape can adjust Chi by giving the illusion of a curve within the straight path. Instead of having everything laid out in front of you in one large rectangle, you create different focal points in the garden to bring a sense of wonder and the mystery of what may be around the next bend.

As you look at the different paths you navigate daily, remember a gentle flowing action moving persistently forward contains the greatest power.

Wishing you good Feng Shui!
Marina Lighthouse

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 05/19/2012

Month of the Snake – Year of the Dragon

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YEAR OF THE DRAGON EXTRA MONTH OF THE SNAKE
May 21st, 2012 to June 18th, 2012
Much like leap year in the western calendar, an extra month or “season” is added every few years to adjust the lunar calendar. We are now entering a new lunar cycle and for a second month in a row it is the sign of the Snake. For people born under the signs of the Pig and Tiger it’s time to hold onto your hats once more. Rooster, Ox and Monkey can gain some real clarity on the issues that are their current concerns.
The animal that governs this year is the Dragon. When combined with the Snake it brings a harmonious combination because they both share a zesty outlook on life. Projects should proceed smoothly and there should be few problems. Clever quick-witted-ideas are favored and bring rewards. It is anticipated again to be a good month in the world of finance.
Ancient Chinese folk lore says a Snake person in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. A once popular Japanese Folk Culture belief was to carry a piece of snake skin in their wallet to attract money.
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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 12/03/2011

Monthly Treasures December 2011 Feng Shui Newsletter

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.~Thomas Merton

Illumination through the Radiance of Fire

With a chill in the air and leaves falling from the trees, now is the time to assess the fire element in your environment. The fire element ignites ideas, expressions and transformations, and fire becomes especially important to balance out the winter season (water). The ancients understood how important it is to adjust both psychologically and physically during this cold and somber time by bringing in the color spectrum of red.

Colorful lights, glistening ornaments and candles create a festive atmosphere while treats made with spices–such as ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon–baking in the oven add warmth and fragrance to our homes. The image of intimate conversations around a glowing fireplace comes to mind. This is also a great time to display nostalgic photos and mementos or art pieces that make you smile. Arranging items in groups of three or singular objects in the shape of triangles, i.e. a Christmas tree, are also favored.

It’s a great time to ask yourself what brings you joy and laughter. Choose games to play that bring fun into the home. This will ensure that you don’t become lethargic, isolated or depressed. Laughter and singing are positive attributes of the fire element and bring happiness and expression to an otherwise dark and gloomy time.

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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 11/13/2015

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE PIG

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

We are now entering a new lunar cycle—the month of the Pig. The animal that governs this year is the Goat. The Goat and Pig are receptive to each others needs. Both the Goat and Pig are all too willing to reach out and share their deepest feelings of love with one another. Look for a harmonious autumnal holiday season.

The Pig has a Three Harmonies relationship with the Goat (Rabbit/Goat/Pig), so there will be an improvement over the last few months. There are lucky stars shining, which will help bring advancement in careers, as well as new prospects and opportunities.

This combo brings with it a vibration of enjoyment which is expressed when dining out, going to parties, or enjoying memorable meals (i.e., Thanksgiving). Of course, all this great eating and breaking bread together will generate positive relations.

Remember that holiday times can be the most challenging. So stay in tune with the harmony of this alliance (Goat and Pig) and remain detached from the drama. Don’t get pulled into the various plot twists and turns or the emotional outbursts of unstable and reactionary people. Unnecessary drama can pull you down. Instead view it as you would a movie, and maintain a detached perspective. It will drive you crazy if you continue to focus on other people’s issues and engage in gossiping or the prejudging of others. Get in touch with the compassion in your heart; it will be better for everyone involved (especially for you), and you will have the ultimate positive holiday experience.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

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Year of the Goat, Month of the Pig

Rat – New ideas and revelations come into mind. Doors are opening for you right now, but timing is everything. Give your ideas time to develop; nurture yourself and your projects so they can stay strong. You have the Midas touch, things you create could turn to gold. There could be some good news about a pregnancy or an adoption. There will be a great deal of activity requiring concentrated effort over short periods of time. Honor your boundaries and shift your current circumstances; never compromise the truth of who you are.


Ox
– Helping and healing others will be in the forefront of your activities. Just as you’ve been healed, you will want to support others in health and vitality. Be open to the miracles of healing. Study alternative therapies to see if any are right for you. Your personal relationships with family and friends will be highlighted. There could be new romantic prospects or a possible deepening of your current relationship. It’s time to bring out the proverbial peace pipe and settle your differences with adversaries using strength and courage to find compromise.

Tiger – Follow your heart. The outcome may be unclear at this time, but your heart knows the right path. Walk in faith. No matter how significant the life changes you face, you will be divinely supported. Pursuing partnerships or joint ventures will have positive results. Shackles are broken and restrictions lifted, providing freedom in the form of release from contractual or other obligations. A new realization that you act upon will bring you mental clarity and conscious understanding.

Rabbit – Although a current situation may seem challenging, try to find the blessing within it. Things will only get worse if you curse them and create an energy block. To recognize the blessing is to draw healing energy towards oneself. Replace worry with positive affirmation. All will be resolved with the power of gratitude. An authority figure will play a key role at this time, providing much needed help and support. Concentrate on spiritual regeneration. It will replenish your entire being.

Dragon – You’ve been receiving many signs and messages. It’s time to write these omens down. It’s important to get these ideas on paper, do not worry about proper English or grammatical mechanics, you can go back and fix that later. Keep track of all this in a journal. Be sure to include your goals, desires, and intentions. Be free from an agenda and remain open to all possibilities. Leave your calendar open, and if you have the opportunity to travel take it. Communications and dealings on a personal level will prove to be successful.

Snake – A new male in your life will prove to be very important, possibly as a business partner or in a personal relationship. You should realize that your past experiences with males will affect your perception of the current situation. Heal old wounds and release the negative energy of anger, blame, or guilt. This process will make way for healthy relationships. Transformation renewal and resurrection are key words for you right now. There will be a great deal of unexpected activity encroaching upon your spare time. Look for shifts and changes, but know that you will come out better for it.

Horse – Concentrate on health and healing, you will feel compelled to help and heal others. Make the necessary life changes to maintain the health and well-being of yourself and others important to you. Be open to the miracle of healing, like the release of restrictive thinking, pursue alternative therapies, and see what is right for you. Get in tune with clearing energy to purify your home and surroundings. Expect a transformational idea to cause paradigms to shift. You will have razor-sharp clarity in an issue that has been concerning you. Practice tolerance when dealing with people. After all, they are only human. There will be success and financial gain.

Goat – Breathe deeply and stretch. A yoga regime will prove to have invaluable benefits to your health and well-being. You will gain psychic awareness, flexibility, and increased clarity. Also, it would be good for you to get out and practice yoga with others. You will find you make friends easily with fellow Yoginis. There is a weighty decision you are facing, which is a double-edged sword in that a sacrifice must be made either way. This choice could be irrevocable and release you from a contractual or some other type of obligation. You cannot put off this decision as you are standing at a crossroads right now and must proceed.

Monkey – You are being called upon to walk in faith and be true to yourself. Follow your heart. Even though the outcome is unclear as of now, your heart knows the right path. Trust your intuition and act accordingly. Volunteer your services for local charities and community events, and you will receive many good karma points by doing so. Get out into the wide open spaces for curative benefit. Communing with nature (both flora and fauna) will bring you much happiness and infuse your spirit with affirmation. Helpful people will assist and guide you when dealing with family, friends, or amazingly, animals. Maintain clear and healthy boundaries, especially during the holidays.

Rooster – Like your most compatible sign, the Dragon, you need to put pen to paper or touchpad to screen. This is a solid reminder to write. Roosters love to pay attention to the details, but for right now, don’t worry about the punctuation or spelling, you can take care of that later. Now is the time to express your emotions creatively. Many channeled messages will come to you through cosmic airways. By keeping a daily journal, you will be able to get those experiences and feelings transmuted to a higher level. If on occasion you professionally write articles, blogs, or books, this is the time to dig in. You can ask the higher realms about your writing project to gain deeper understanding.

Dog – Females play an important role in the month ahead. Look at your relationships between your mother, wife, sister, daughter, or girlfriend and if you find unresolved issues, now is the time to seek resolution. By not doing so you could create imbalances, blocks, and a slowing of the materializations you wish to achieve. Heaven is on your side and will lend you a helping hand to settle difficulties with your female relationships—just sincerely ask and genuinely listen. By doing so you will attract positive feminine energy and all that it represents. Your courage comes from deep within and will help transport you to a positive future. Celebrate the courage you have found to face your inner demons, and maintain the fortitude to eradicate your outer demons.

Pig – Since you are in the center of the spotlight of the month, it is time for some housekeeping spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Everyone knows Pigs are very sensitive (none more so than you!), and you have been exposed to some toxic energy. It’s time to clear that energy and elevate the Chi of your person, home, and office. Get rid of any clutter and items that you think hold negativity or that trigger negative emotions. Bless them and donate or throw them away. This also holds true for unwanted emotional baggage. Ask higher powers to shield you from any further disturbances. Use crystals to act as buffers. Though the holidays are upon as, monitor your intake, especially since certain substances related to holiday cheer can also turn toxic if moderation is not followed. Practice restraint and you can raise your energy level and keep it clean and clear.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/13/2015

Free Monthly Chinese Horoscope YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE DOG

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monthly horoscope OCTOBER 2015YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE DOG
October 13, 2015 to November 11, 2015

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Dog. The animal that governs this year is the Goat. Dogs and Goats can live and work together; they respect and appreciate their relationship but don’t necessarily enjoy it. Consider the natural connection between a Goat and a Dog – the Dog spends the day herding Goats by nipping at their heels. Their purpose in this endeavor is to bring the Goat’s energy under control and keep the Goat out of harm’s way. Yes, there will be stress during the transit, but there will also be rewards derived from challenges. People will find that they can be very high strung and anxious. If respective parties can overcome their issues, there can be peace.

Let go of fears and restrictive thinking. Pay particular attention to health and healing whether it is about your health or others close to you.

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.” ~ Buddha

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE DOG

 

Rat – Do not allow perceived limitations to hold you back. You have the freedom to pursue your goals. Timing is very important. You will be supported in your endeavors and creative projects. Leave behind the situation that you’ve outgrown. Question authority; don’t be afraid to say no, especially where your personal boundaries are involved. Let your mind be open to the unlimited possibilities around you. Your will is strong. You have the determination to get things done. Tenacity and perseverance prevails around the Rat. Go for it.

 

Ox – The Water Element plays a key role for you at this time. Rise above the waves of emotional shifts. Allow water to cleanse your soul. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. ~ Alan Watts. Drink more water. Dehydration can cause difficulty in concentration as well as irritability and excessive hunger. Water also helps flush the system of toxins. Before drinking, chant mantras over your water to give it a spiritual boost. Oxen will experience good fortune, but the window will not remain open long. So you must seize opportunity when it presents itself.

 

Tiger – Focus upon your strengths and not your perceived weaknesses. View yourself with compassion and love. Use daily affirmations; get into a regular exercise regimen, or whatever you need to feel empowered. Concerning yourself with supposed limitations will be doing yourself a disservice as your strengths strongly outweigh your weaknesses. Although your projects may seem to be only inching along, they are moving in the right direction, so have patience. Beware of con men. Show them your Tiger prowess. Reveal your inner radiance through creative expression.

 

Rabbit – Feminine energy will prevail. It’s best to navigate carefully through the complicated relationships of the women in your life. Call upon your guides or angels to help you maintain strong and healthy relationships. Offer forgiveness to all feminine energies that have hurt you in the past. Addiction to conflict and drama causes confusion and chaos in your life. Let go and forgive and forget. You will achieve success through a new venture, receive a promotion, or possibly an opportunity to travel. What fun! Helpful people will come to your aid, and you’ll feel like doing the bunny hop.

 

Dragon – You will have a realization when you most need it. That will help you to overcome stagnant attitudes and beliefs. Open yourself up to a new understanding of who you are and where you’re going. Yoga can assist you in gaining flexibility, toning, and mental clarity. Attending a yoga class is also a good way to meet new people. Practice breath work and stretch often; it’s all good for you, and especially remember to breathe. You can achieve enhanced mental clarity and psychic awareness as well as the obvious physical benefits. Put your ideas to paper in order to help you realize their validity and manifest them into reality.

 

Snake – Just like your friend the Dragon, you need to think about stretching and getting into yoga. Take a yoga class or practice with a video. Concentrate on your breath work. Take deep inhalations and full exhalations. You can achieve enhanced mental clarity and psychic awareness as well as the obvious physical benefits. If you feel as if you’ve been stuck in a tape loop regarding a high-drama situation or conflict, consider using the Bach Flower Remedy White Chestnut. It works wonders. Implementing these actions will help you on your way to feeling vital and ready for that new opportunity that is already headed in your direction.

 

Horse – Anytime you find that you are feeling poorly about yourself, focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses as you perceive them to be. Even if you feel your talents need polishing, they are strengths and assets, and the more you bless and appreciate these things, the more you will grow. Take advantage of all opportunities presented before you. This could mean an inheritance, good health news, gifts, or an increase in income. There will be some healing energy around a brother figure in your life. This is a time of beauty and self-reflection. Have faith in yourself to not lose focus. If you are determined, help will come from all sides.

 

Goat – It’s important to express your artistic creativity. Your art is your mouthpiece to the world, and stifling it will cause a negative impact in your life with depression, anxiety, and it could possibly lead to addictions. Regardless of how you feel about your technical expertise, it’s more important to get your feelings out, so find the time to paint, sing, play music, take photos, write, sew, create jewelry, whatever makes your boat float. It could be fun to take a class and learn a new skill. Expand your horizons and take in the big picture. Goats will be very busy with a great deal of unexpected activity encroaching heavily upon your spare time. So you must go out of your way if needed to find the time to express yourself artistically and to stay balanced.

 

Monkey – You have what it takes to fulfill your dreams and your life’s purpose. Do not hesitate to take action; this is no time for procrastination or delay – just do it. Take one step each day towards your larger goals and know that you are on the right path. Heaven is watching over the Monkey. One stage of life is coming to a conclusion, and another about to begin. So open the door to your new life. A great void precedes a transition. Use self-reflection and understanding to manifest your world. Don’t be taken in by deception. You’re so clever you could only be duped if you allow it. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is not true.

 

Rooster – If you feel as if the walls are closing in on you, it’s time to retreat to nature and breathe the fresh air. Being outdoors will help give you a break from stressful conditions. Orient yourself in beauty, No matter how busy you are, find the time to go outside. The more you breathe the more inspiration you will receive. You will have new ideas and fresh perspective. Communing with nature and working with crystals and flower essences will give your life purpose, and connect you to your environment. There could be a chance for deep romantic involvement in your life, or money could be coming your way (either works!). Open to your vital heart energy; that will realign and connect you to enjoying the pleasure of each moment.

 

Dog – This will be a very busy time for the Dog. There will be a lot of unexpected activity encroaching upon your spare time. You could find yourself as part of a team becoming very involved with a big, focused project. To receive the best guidance, shut out loud noises and relax in a quiet place. This is also known as meditation; listen to your own thoughts. Ask questions of your inner guides, and remember not to be critical, especially of yourself. Self-condemnation can undermine your connection to the divine. Show yourself forgiveness, mercy, and understanding.

 

Pig – A crossroad has been reached. You have a big decision to make involving sacrifice. The results may not be crystal clear, but you already know what to do. Trust your intuition and take action accordingly. Follow your heart. You may find yourself communicating with animals and nature and find them communicating back to you. Walk in faith and be true to yourself. The universe will help with your relationships and make sure that your needs are met. Remember to maintain your boundaries in order to help focus your power and create a shield of self-respect and clear identity. Life is beautiful.

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 06/29/2015

Monthly Treasures – June 2015 – July 2015 Feng Shui Newsletter

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Monthly Treasures
June 2015 – July 2015
Feng Shui Newsletter

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“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” ~ Albert Einstein

Let’s face it, work can be stressful. Some of us work from home, which can lead to anxiety, while others simply manage their personal finances and affairs in the home office; also a cause for anxiety to many. In either case, your work space doesn’t have to foster a tense atmosphere, especially if you cultivate a positive attitude and a calming work environment through Feng Shui techniques.

“Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.” ~ Christopher Marlowe

To start with, set yourself up in a commanding position with your eyes facing the door from across the room; Top executives take control of their space and do not sit with their backs to the main door of their office. Rather, they situate themselves to be prepared to take on whatever comes through the door (you wouldn’t play tennis with your back to the server, would you?…Ouch!).
“A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.”~ Doyle Brunson

A strong visual vantage point will give you better command of your career and life decisions. If it is impossible to arrange your desk in this way, then place a mirror so that in the reflection you can see what is coming up behind you and through the entrance.

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker

If your home office location must be in a room that is shared by other purposes, create boundaries with objects, like plants, that will add liveliness and provide the privacy you need to target your attention towards your work. A beautiful screen or even a simple partition can do the trick as well.

“Do what you love and the money will follow.”~ Marsha Sinetar

With proper attention to the Feng Shui elements, bright hues and motivational artwork the energy your office generates will radiate through you and your work, allowing you to not only tackle your day-to-day responsibilities, but to find a bit of joy and Zen at the same time!

Wishing you good Feng Shui and a HaPPy Summer! Marina Lighthouse

Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 06/16/2015

YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE HORSE

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Goat year horse month

YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE HORSE
June 16th, 2015 – July 15th, 2015

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Horse – while the animal that governs this year remains the Goat. The Horse is considered to be the Goat’s best friend and its most compatible zodiac animal sign. The Horse admires the Goat’s artistic nature, while the Goat finds the Horse quite exciting. These two have a very strong physical connection and enjoy being in the company of one another, creating a mutual admiration society. HH Grandmaster, Lin Yun Rinpoche, taught us that “when the Goat meets the Horse great auspiciousness will follow.”

As a result, there could be a lot of unexpected activity now and people will be called to action. This alignment generates benevolent energy and brings helpful people.

Monthly quote: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” — A. A. Milne

The universe contines to call upon us to elevate and heal situations in the world, using whatever abilities we have (i.e. Reiki, Qi Gong, prayer, chanting, or opening our hearts to philanthropic efforts.)

If you wish to begin with yourself, this is an excellent time to do energetic clearings in your environment, so that you can do what you can for a cause that is greater than yourself.
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Year of the Goat – Month of the Horse

RAT – There’s a situation going on that needs your healing energy. Send loving thoughts and healing vibrations. You’ll be amazed at how your abilities can be directed through your hands, heart and thoughts. You can influence the situation positively. Avoid exposure to toxic environments or relationships. You have razor-sharp mental clarity at this time; pierce through stagnant attitudes and beliefs, and activate your illuminated mind. You’ll receive bursts of ideas and creative visions. This can be a great time to take a holiday to regenerate and rest up. The direction West will have significance at this time. Your partnerships should deepen. Persevere. Your outlook is promising.

OX – Pay attention to communication or anything to do with certificates, prescriptions, letters, or documents. In particular, any documents relating to your house or dwelling will be favored. You really need to write at this time, which will help you get through what could be the two most oppositional months of the year. No worries. Maybe you have already noticed that you have been receiving signals. So get out a pen and paper, or your laptop, and begin writing your thoughts and feelings. By keeping a daily journal you will be able to get in touch with your intentions, goals and desires. If you use social media, plan to post more. Communication will place you at an advantage and increase your good luck, while also giving birth to new ideas. You’ll find a happy ending to your trials and tribulations, which will attract auspicious energy your way.

TIGER – You’ve been giving a lot of yourself to others lately; now is the time to give something back to you. Being that it is the Month of the Horse – one of the Tiger’s most compatible buddies – nurture yourself. Take good care to exercise, detox and get plenty of rest. Tend to yourself as you have cared for others. Foster your inner child. This could also be a good time for being around children. If you’re in a relationship, recognize that you are a magical couple brought together by fate. Take some time to cherish each other. If you’re not in relationship this Horse could bring a new romantic interest into your life. Plans that no longer serve you will fall away. Set new goals, meditate and visualize how to move forward. Then, with assurance, you will commence a grand adventure.

RABBIT – Males will play a significant role in your life, be it a new relationship or an old one such as a father, ex-husband, boyfriend, brother or son. Connect to male energy and heal old wounds at this time. Show forgiveness and let go of anger, blame and guilt. Clearing these emotions will pave the way for healthy relationships with males. If your father is already on the other side, honor him, tell him you love him and visualize him sending love back to you. Once you do this you’ll be in for a delightful surprise. You’re sowing seeds now for something wonderful to happen this autumn. Imagine a magical moment for a worthy soul – and be open to receive it! Take time to enjoy amusing entertainment and happy family time.

DRAGON – This is an excellent time to work with crystals. Carrying or wearing them throughout the day brings healing, protection and increased intuition. Perhaps it’s time to get a Feng Shui Crystal for that special Feng Shui adjustment that you have been thinking about. Be open to the pure stream of love and compassion that is always available to you. If you have a connection to Kuan Yin, she has a special message for you so connect to her energy. She radiates the perfect fusion of love and wisdom, and through her elegance and gentleness offers special healing to you. You’ll be walking though a new door or entry: a new place of employment, a new home or a new building that will have new importance in your life.

SNAKE – Recently you absorbed some harsh or toxic energy from others. As you well know, you are a sensitive person so this is a great time to clear and elevate the energy in your home, office or people around you. Once you clear you mustn’t forget to shield yourself as well, so that you do not receive further intrusions. Wearing a crystal or protective amulets can be particularly helpful. Whatever you do, stay away from toxic substances in your environments and relationships. Honor your sensitivity, clear clutter, and adjust the Feng Shui. Once you do this you will be an open channel for some wonderful new creativity to flow through you. Know that protectors or spirit guides can be contacted and that you can connect with them for guidance. Be open to their energy and know that they will help protect, heal and guide you into a wonderful new situation.

HORSE – A happy time for the Horse, just keep in mind you need to trust. Trust will bring you a solid foundation. Trust is the keyword for the month ahead. Keep your motivations pure and in tune with love and the higher good and service of others. You will then benefit further. Have faith in your intuition and feelings. Let go. Let go. Let go. Do not hold on to judgments. Practice the The Loving Kindness Blessing regularly. Place your own name in the blanks, or the name of any individual you feel needs a blessing. See where you have been withholding love from yourself and others, and fill this place with love. This is a great time to embark on a new enterprise. Whatever plans you have will be aided by beneficial people.

GOAT – Now’s a good time to get into Reiki, Qi Gong, or any hands-on healing work. You can direct your healing thoughts through your hands, mind and heart. By healing others you will also heal yourself. Maybe you will even consider entering a healing profession. Show forgiveness to others who have hurt you. By allowing yourself to get in touch with the power of forgiveness you will be able to let go of where you have been withholding love, and once again be able to fill yourself with loving light. There are many positive offerings awaiting you. This is a great time to embark on a new enterprise. Once again forgive those who have hurt you in the past. You will be able move forward, unburdened, with new gusto and zeal.

MONKEY – A significant female will play an important role whether it be your mother, wife, girlfriend, sister or daughter; probably the first person who comes to mind when reading this is the correct one. If you have feelings that hold you back towards this female, now is the time to release them. By carrying negative energy about this person you are also blocking your own positive manifestations. Ask for help from other dimensions to heal this situation. By opening to healthy relationships with women, you will also heal your own feminine nature. If there is a significant female on the other side, visualize her saying “I love you” and that you in turn are saying “I love you” back to her. It’s a great time to begin a new project. The moon will play an important role so wait for the right moment to act, and all will be well.

ROOSTER – There’s a positive change in the air! A situation you’ve outgrown that you once thought was appealing is about to transform. With the new developments in your spiritual growth, the universe is pushing you to make some positive changes. Let go and enjoy the ride because it’s truly for the best. Find the purity in your current situation. Let your feelings be rooted in the highest quality of love so that your mind can shine back to you the purity of who you are and thereby know your own divinity. Break your major goals into baby steps and take each one at a time. Be assertive and say “no” to anything that diverts you from your path. The pen is mightier than the sword, so write down your thoughts and get your game plan on. Persevere and move forward; great auspiciousness awaits.

DOG – All that is felt and experienced is an accurate mirror of what is being harbored in your heart. Walk away from restrictions and be free. You have the power to change your life and experience more freedom. Your doggie nature is crying out for more liberty that involves your life purpose. Know that the universe supports your desire. Allow it to support you as you make desired life changes. If someone is overstepping boundaries, be assertive and say “no”. Take some time to enjoy yourself and relax. Music is very healing for you right now and is a perfect way to replenish your psyche after all you have given out. Stay the course, know that you are going to bloom, and reawaken the beauty within yourself and others.

PIG – Concentrate and send energy to elevate and heal any situation that you deem worthy. Pay attention to your home or office space with Feng Shui principles and use energetic healing methods to clear the situation in your environment. If something appears too good to be true, don’t fall for it. Because once you move ahead it’s hard to turn back. Better to keep a low profile and be watchful at this time. Trust your heart’s desire and receive a pearl of wisdom. You may encounter a very unusual situation, something bizarre; a strange, unexpected turn of events, or someone’s behavior suddenly becoming completely out of character. A sign of something remarkable or curious that causes you to wonder.

 

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Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 05/17/2015

YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE SNAKE

Goat and Snake month

Goat and Snake month

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YEAR OF THE GOAT- MONTH OF THE SNAKE
May 18th 2015 – June 15th 2015

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

We are now entering a new lunar cycle – the month of the Snake- while the animal that governs the year is the Goat. While fundamentally different, share many of the same traits; the love of home and a laid-back pace of living. They enjoy the finer things in life and are sensually attracted to things which delight the senses like good food, nice clothes and even artistic pursuits like music. This union of mutual interests can go a long way.

The universe is calling upon us to elevate and heal situations in the world, using whatever abilities we have (i.e. Reiki, Qi Gong, prayer, chanting, or opening our hearts to philanthropic efforts.) Aid to Nepal and prayers for Baltimore are important.

If you wish to begin with yourself, this is an excellent time to do energetic clearings in your environment, so that you can do what you can for a cause that is greater than yourself. Spring brings strong wood element energy; move with the growth of new seedlings, pushing up through the soil. Now is not a time for procrastination or perfectionism, it’s time to get out there and do it.

“Afoot and lighthearted I take the open road, healthy, free, the world before me…” Walt Whitman

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Year of the Goat – Month of the Snake by Marina Lighthouse with Kristin Clark

RAT – Fulfill your dreams and your life’s purpose will be revealed. A mystery will be solved, and you’ll be able to see that which had been previously hidden. Remain focused and faithful to yourself. Now is the time to qualify your desired outcome. If need be, break your goals down into smaller steps. The time for action is now! If you’re truly determined, help will come from all sides. The earth element plays an important role, bringing you stability regarding land and/or territory. Get in touch with the earth element; which means stability and fixed assets. If you’ve been contemplating investing in some property, now is the time to do so. In any case, you should see an upturn financially. You’re standing on more solid ground.

OX –Regeneration is key to the renewal of your entire being. Taking care of yourself will help revive your will and put you back in the driver seat. Use the five element colors as a powerful adjustment this month; it will help you to achieve objectives and realize ambitions. In business you’ll want to keep your eyes open – don’t be fooled by a false promise. If a new personal relationship has come into your life however, this can have very good potential. Keep your heart open, stay positive and ask for guidance in your love life. There’s a saying that you learn as you teach, so give others the gift of knowledge, or pass on a tradition. Know that you have the ability to heal directly through your hands, thoughts, and heart. Send loving energy to elevate and heal a situation.

TIGER – Spend time understanding the lessons you have recently gone through, shedding old patterns so that you may welcome in new experiences. You have learned a lot from your “adventures” and now it’s time to pass that knowledge on to others. You have uncanny perceptive abilities. Perhaps this means the gift of clairvoyance, but for most it enables Tigers to judge the character of others accurately and keep one step ahead of their rivals. Waiting for the right moment to take action will bring success and eliminate unnecessary effort and mental exertion. If you’re inclined to garden, this is a great time to get your hands in the soil of the earth.

RABBIT – The road ahead is smooth, leading you to ultimate success. You could experience a promotion or recognition for a job well done due, to your expertise on a subject that few people know. Take steps towards fulfilling your dream. No more preparing or procrastinating– go for it and let go of perfectionism. Now is the time to take the leap of faith. The crop will yield a bountiful harvest, and your family will thrive. In your good fortune, remember to show compassion for others. The universe is calling you to open your heart to kindness, and a higher frequency of love. This will in turn will heal you and be a blessing to others. You’re in a fortunate position.

DRAGON – You have the perception, vision, and gift of insight you need to rise above your current circumstances. You’ll receive some privileged or inside information which may give you a peek into other’s motivations. It may be time to purify your body and diet, or adjust your life so that your actions are in integrity with your beliefs. Instead of asking how a situation can serve you, think about how you can serve in a situation. In romantic affairs you need to look beyond what is presently occurring – now is the time to re-create yourself. As one door closes, another one opens. A treasure will be revealed, and your outlook is extremely auspicious.

SNAKE – You absolutely have what it takes to initiate or complete tasks. This is the time to regenerate, release, and move forward with the momentum and synergy surrounding you. Right now you are conducting or channeling a great deal of energy. Get into it with crystals; carrying or wearing them throughout the day for healing, protection, and increased intuition. Crystals can help you commune better with nature, elementals, or the environment, as well as aid in the focus of energy. This month, be cautious, paying particular attention to your physical self. Perhaps there is a situation that you have not considered all the angles to, so be very careful to look at all aspects, in case a vital factor has been neglected. If you can do that, then chances are you’ll get you want, and things can move positively and smoothly forward.

HORSE – There is humor to be found in present trying circumstances, and you’ll find it. As you lighten up so will the whole situation, and you’ll be able to release the burdens you carry for both yourself and others. Something delightful is coming your way! Travel is a possibility, as is much correspondence. Bring your unique perspective and personal style when communicating with others, particularly when concentrating on your career. Set your sights on a goal. Now is the time to take action steps toward your desired outcome. Do not hesitate or delay. It is as if an angelic benevolent messenger is coming down from heaven, telling you that you can do it. You have the energy to speed toward your heart’s desire. Remove pessimism and know you’ll be fine. Successful, in fact. Something will come to fruition very quickly, and this will make you very happy.

GOAT – Follow your inner guidance, and learn from the personal growth the lessons you’ve had in the past. Know that divine timing is on your side. Relationships play a keen role at this time, and once you meet your perfect someone, new heights will be attained. Stay positive and keep an open heart so that your soulmate may find you. It’s time to put your intention out to the universe so that you may find that perfect someone – or so that you may deepen the relationship you have with the soulmate already in your life. A word to the wise – pessimism can create self-imposed limitations and project attitudes that get reflected back to you. Let go, let go, let go. Root out old habits and patterns of anticipating the worst, and of finding the negative qualities of others. Now is the time to give thanks for all you have, so that your new perspective can change your world. Look to a wise friend or mentor to steer you on the path success.

MONKEY – Open your heart to compassion. Realign your frequency to kindness and love, and let that abundance of feeling heal you and be a blessing to others. Now is a great time to take an energy healing course such as Reiki, or Qi Gong. Anything you can do in regards to healing will be a benefit at this time. Send love to a situation or person that needs help. Stay away from toxic people and their energy. Perform a Feng Shui clearing. You’re energy-rich so use it wisely. There is one situation that may be taking longer than you like, persevere; the outlook is promising! Communication and travel are key for you at this time. Remember that sometimes you just have to show up physically to receive the greatest benefits. You have everything you need in order to do what you need to do. Now jump, jump, jump in time to initiate and complete those tasks.

ROOSTER – It’s time to gather your energy and your healing abilities in order to elevate and heal situations with loving-kindness. If you haven’t cleared your home recently, the universe is giving you a sign to do it now. You have the ability to heal others. Avoid situations, places, or relationships imbued with a negative energy that could that bring you down. Find a mentor who can help you to focus your healing energies in beneficial ways. The element of water will help you to move through a situation. Be open and honest with your feelings and go with the flow. You’ll soon be making a decision. A bond will be severed and a restriction will be lifted, providing release at last. Whether you re-sign, separate, or leave a situation, a weighty irrevocable choice is in the offing. Will the sacrifice be worth it? Only you will know for sure. Pray for guidance and it will come with the help of a higher power.

DOG – This spring time comes with a wealth of new offerings and your outlook is very promising. Get in touch with the beautiful child within you. See with eyes that know the opportunities present in each moment. In this way, you’ll find freedom and the ability to walk away from restrictions; it is what your soul craves. Embrace freedom and freedom will embrace you. Now is the time to take a break so you can think clearly about your available options. Remember that love is who you are, and love is all around you. Open your heart to the relationship you deserve. Going to wide-open spaces and spending time in the countryside will revitalize your nature. Go deep, and immerse yourself in your authentic feelings.

PIG – This is the time to be conservative. Doing so will end in the right result. Hold on to what you have at present, to do otherwise would be to play the wrong hand. It’s time to do a deep cleaning, energetically. See where energy might be stuck and move it. Ask yourself what it is you’re holding onto that’s not supporting you right now. If someone is in need of healing, share thoughts and prayers, or meditate, sending radiant light to them. Visualize that they are recovering, and are free from fear, suffering, and ill will. If you have ever thought about taking on Reiki or Qi Gong, this is an excellent time to engage. Compassionate acts will bring you rewards. Remember to dedicate the merit to others. By allowing yourself some time to meditate, contemplate, and observe, you will be channeling the right energy to heal your own life.

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