Mary Dillin-Shurtleff of Design Wisdom is an author, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Feng Shui Interior designer, Theta Healer, and a Six Sensory Practitioner.
Mary has been a featured speaker nationwide and is a regular feature author for the online magazine, www.changingtimemagazine.com. She also can be heard on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journeyintothelight. Mary has been featured on “World’s Greatest TV” show appearing on the Ion Channel. Mary has a you tube link at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m3Wm-V7yu0
Mary Shurtleff is the author of the book, Reconnecting the Spirit: Seeing the Possibilities as well as the books, The Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng Shui and A Reference Guide for the Students of Feng Shui, available in most bookstores. Mary has been featured on “World’s Greatest TV," which appears on the Ion channel, about the topics feng Shui and alternative energy methods.
As I told my students at my Chinese New Year of The Golden Rabbit class--because the rabbit lives underground this will be a year of secrecy and unexpected events which will come out of left field, much like a rabbit darting from his hole and appearing out of nowhere with no warning. This year has already proven to be very secret with government strategies in several states passing legislation which is not helpful to its people. Utah, Idaho, and Wisconsin have all tried to pass legislation which is a direct slap in the face to those who have been support by the congress in the past.
The rabbit is also a community animal so we will continue this year to see people bond together to bring change whether it is via protest, uprisings, or formal meetings. We have already seen the trend this year in Libya, Egypt, and Pakistan. We are seeing protest here in the states as well making known the dissatisfaction with the government decisions to take rights away from groups of individuals who have had protection in the past. Idaho is working on taking a tenure for teachers and Wisconsin is working on dissolving union rights. Utah has implemented a privacy law that press and individuals be blocked from basically the interworking of the state government by blocking access to text and email messaging. This trend may go on all year so people will need to be diligent and stay connected and like the rabbit--stay aware of such secret maneuvers, which come from nowhere.
This is the year though that we may see radical change in units of government or religion worldwide. Good and Bad. People who band together may wield incredible power with commitment and focus.
This may also come to pass in your private life as well. We may see people banding together to bring positive changes to everyday quality of life.
Here is an excerpt from page #5 my Xin Mao-Year of the Golden Rabbit Book which is a big concern this year and we have already seen some of it played out on television. Be sure to place water, water,water in the home to buffer these aspects and calm your energy.
The lack of earth will lend to instability in home, business, government and religion, thus bringing change. This imbalance can lead to a lack of resource and weakened earth energy of the feeling of security and grounding. We may see more mental breakdowns this year due this lack. Use meditation and reach out for human touch. DO NOT ISOLATE!! WHEN YOU ARE FEELING DOWN—REACH OUT FOR HELP!!
Anxiety may run high this year with rapid heart beat again, especially around the full moon cycle. The important thing is don’t panic, but seek to understand what your body is trying to tell you about the direction your life is going and what you need to do to work through it.
With the lack of water for renewal and cleansing, this may also be a challenging year with a continuing pattern of war. Without the presence of water to weaken and rust metal, the metal aspect is still there symbolizing weapons, aggression, and/or war. The yang metal in the day and month pillar will seek to influence aggression. The fire in the emotion pillar will agitate an already explosive situation. We may see more explosions and plane crashes. Use water, water, water in your home and business to buffer this effect. The earth may again cause the water to burst from the skies to balance its own water supply.
To help stabilize your home and the world from some of these disasters place a San Sui, which is a picture of calm mountain with water, in the home either at the back or center of the home. Place water in the center of your home this year.