Feng Shui aspects for December—Disclaimer: These aspects are strictly the opinion, research, and observations of Mary Shurtleff and are no way to be used as fact but only insight. Use you own common sense to discover what is right for you.
Almost to the Calendar New Year, 2010. Can you believe it? This year has flown by and not just for me but also for others, who have felt like they were surfing on fire being pulled in so many directions with so many changes. Changes of jobs, residences, family (lots of celebrations and endings), and attitudes.
If you recall Uranus, the planet of rebellion, turned direct on December 1st. Uranus is retrograde for more than five months out of the year. This direct movement of Uranus will free you from those things that have been restraining you. You will no longer feel the desire to live within conventional way if they are not working for you. With this influence, we may see again changes of job, residences, family, and attitudes. If you recall Uranus rules electricity or electromagnetic energy and creates that chaos of a lightening storm in order to clear the air. Once the air is cleared and refreshed, new pathways are blazed. Independence thinking and freedom are heightened in the New Calendar Year.
This influence will also be present during the Chinese New Year, which arrives on February 14, 2010, when the Golden Tiger appears. The Golden Tiger will arrive with an entrance fitting of the Tiger. The Tiger is steely, independent, confident, stealth, quick, and powerful. The golden or metal tiger will be sharp, courageous, determined, and prefers to work hunt alone. This can make 2010 a tumultuous year with rebellion emerging bringing with it chaos and confusion. Things may turn on a dime with the quickness of the Tiger energy. The Tiger will roar and be heard. Remember to look into the eye of the Tiger. What do you see in the EYE of the TIGER—it will be the reflection of you. Will the tiger eat you or will you ride the back of the Tiger. The Tiger's influence will offer courage, bold actions and risk taking to achieve your goal of independence and the right to live your life the way you wish.
This will give way to the beginning of the New World Consciousness. People will begin to think for themselves, not blindly following government, religion, or society’s rules. We will see more rioting and backlash against establishment. We will see people, who have blindly followed in the past, questioning authority.
The New World Consciousness of 2012 is not the end of the world, but the beginning. I have to laugh when I see people panicking over the demise of the world. The 2012 will be a change in world consciousness from the patriarchal control and conquer approach to a more intellectual, maternal approach based upon intuition, spirituality, and compassion. It will be the beginning of man finding his own power of being connected to Cosmos force or God. It will also signify the return of the woman as a Goddess. Women around the world are already feeling the new energy and are aggressively starting to reject oppression at any cost. They are stepping up and into their power.
The one true Spirit of God will be felt and the false prophets and institution will have to adjust or fall. The fear, guilt, and shadows of doubt will no longer work as the key to control. People have moved beyond that limitation.
A new impendence can emerge but probably not without the tenacity of the Tiger. The tiger is feminine energy in the Chinese Form School feng shui so with that we will see women emerging fast and hard. If the trend does continue we could see a woman in the White House in 2012.
In this revelation of World Consciousness, wo/man will take on her/his own power of deeper thinking to be able to take the steps needed for her/him self to manifest all that he desires. But there will be a tricky part. With the thought continuum of collective consciousness the force of good vs. evil will struggle. It is important to always focus on the positive because the negative is definitely easier to manifest. It is easier to be angry and fight for war instead of being vulnerable and patient and press forward for peace. The Metal Gold element of tiger will bring logic, discipline, and tenacity to accomplish your goals. Be diligent-be wise.
The Metal Tiger will be a year of personal independence and freedom. However with independence and freedom comes responsibility and accountability. Those who have prepared will prosper. Those who have been co-dependent or victims of their own doing will struggle with the idea of taking responsibility without blaming others. The year of Tiger will expose those weaknesses, bring them to light, and make them accountable whether they wish to be or not. It is a year of reckoning for all of those who have been manipulated or felt controlled by others. Balance can be found. The struggle may come to an end, if that is what they wish.
For the month of December, the #4 of prosperity, romance and opportunity flies to the center of the home this month. Place 4 bamboos in the center of your home to enhance prosperity. You may also place crystals in this sector for travel and study luck. For romantic luck in your home place your peach blossom animal here. If your year animal is a rat, dragon, or monkey, place a golden rooster; if you are a tiger, horse, or dog, place a green rabbit ; if you are a snake, ox, or rooster, place a red horse; If you are a rabbit, sheep, or pig, place a blue rat.
The #5 of instability moves to the NW of the father, Dog, and Pig this month joining the annual star of #1 career, possibly bringing instability to career. The #5 of instability is not always a bad thing. It sometimes forces the change of things that we are procrastinating about but know that we need to change. The #5 pushes it to happen so new opportunity can be exposed. Place salt water in this area. Place your wealth deities in NW to stabilize career. Also be careful of health when the #5 appears. Place your metal wu-luo in this area especially if your bedroom resides here. Place a Longevity God in this area of Heaven of the NW to keep good health flowing.
The #6 of power and authority moves to the West of the Rooster. This symbol of power and authority may activate the male’s needs for ideas of war. The West Wing of the White House and the symbol of the Eagle (Rooster) indicate that the United States will be involved more deeply in war this month. We may see more aggression with weapons and war like behavior this month. Place still water to calm any male aggressive behavior in the home as well as a prayer for the safety of the troops and for a solution to find world peace.
To activate your personal authority and power place 6 Chinese coins in the west with small water. This will activate windfall luck. If you home faces west, place it at the front door.
The #6 pairs with the #2 of illness and weakens the #2 of illness aspect. However, be sure to leave all annual adjustments in place.
The nasty #7 of instability flies to the NE of the Ox and Tiger and meets the #3 of conflict. Place the color blue or a moving water feature in this area to weaken the metal sword of the #7. If you home faces the NE use the moving water at your front door, to the left side as you are looking out. Leave a light on in the NE sector of your home to calm the clash of the #3 wood and the #7 metal. Also be sure to place the Red Buddha in the NE to symbolize happy home and good fortune.
For conflict issues or lawsuits, write on a blue piece of paper, “ I pray for a quick resolution to all conflicts this month. I pray that all legal situations be solved to my highest good.” Place this blue paper in the West under a bowl of WATER!!!
The Ox and Tiger need to be especially careful of burglary. Do not walk alone at night, lock your doors, and be aware of your surrounding. Carry the Tui Sai amulet with you for protection. Also place a Blue Rhino at your front door or in your car. Be careful of saying and doing the wrong thing this month. Use water to calm. Don’t make yourself a target.
The #8 of money flies to the South of the Horse bringing money luck to the horse and South facing home. Place a moving water feature in the South of the home to enhance and encourage money to arrive. With the #4 and #8 combination, there is a chance of literary success and completion. Place 4 lucky bamboos in this area as well.
The #9 Star flies to the North of the rat this month where the #5 annual of instability reside for the year. This enhances the #5. Because of the #5, place peacock feathers to protect you and your home. Make sure your annual salt water cure is active and full. If it is looking yucky, toss it and make a new one. Salt is cheap. If you house faces North, I always recommend a salt line at the front door. The #5 brings health issues so be careful of kidney, bladder, stomach and blood pressure or heart issues this month. Place the wu-luo to protect health.
The Southwest is the luckiest sector of the home this month. The #1 of career flies into the SW of Woman, Sheep and Monkey. The #6 of the annual star is still powerful in this area, so be sure to have your 6 Chinese coins or metal coins already in place with a moving water feature. If your home faces the SW put water at your front door with the coins in it. Place a laughing Buddha in the Southwest to welcome in the prosperity and remind you to laugh as you are enjoying your bounty.
The #2 of illness flies to the East of rabbit. Place the wu-luo or calabash in this area this month. Pregnant woman and elderly woman should take care in this sector this month. Eat right, exercise and get your rest. Wear magnetic hematite or tourmaline to protect the body.
Remember the East Rabbit also has the three killings in this area. Place extra wood and water to buffer the three killings. Make sure your ki-luns are placed properly. Be careful of your limbs, muscles, and nerves. Liver may also be affected. Place a bowl of water and blue soap in the East to weaken this aspect. Keep all lighting, noise, and movement minimal this month. Place a blue rhinoceros in this area if possible.
To buffer the #7 for conflict issues or lawsuits, write on a blue piece of paper, “ I pray for a quick resolution to all conflicts this month. I pray that all legal situations be solved to my highest good.” Place this blue paper in the East under a bowl of WATER!!!
The rabbit may feel especially vulnerable this month emotionally as well as physically. Wear magnetic hematite, labrodorite, or kyanite to push back energy from your body. Always focus on the goal. Be in the now!! Don’t get distracted by other people’s drama. Place a rooster in the East to deflect gossip and tongue wagging.
The #3 of conflict flies into South East of the Dragon and Snake this month. Remember conflict is a catalyst of change so embrace it if it should occur. Place a red Buddha in the Southeast to remind you of peace, joy, and good fortune. Added lighting in this area helps to shed the light on situations of conflict. Also place a raw crystal in this area to activate the subconscious mind and its depths of wisdom.
I wish you a month of miracles. Have a Merry Christmas. Remember all your blessings and help those who may need a hand out or leg up. I ask that each one of you reading this donate a turkey, some food product, or their time to their local food bank or adopt a child off an Angel tree. There are many struggles out there right now and a random act of kindness moves forth ten fold. Thank you. Love M.
Disclaimer: Don’t get caught up in the dire aspects. Use the appropriate elements to balance. That is what feng shui is about. Balancing out those areas, which fly out of balance through out the year. If you ignore it or poo poo it you may be affected. Just place the adjustments, go about your business, and enjoy your life. Give it attention/no.