Happy Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog

Year of the earth Dog 2018

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing you a prosperous, joyful and healthy Year of the Earth Dog.

 

The Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, is one of the biggest celebrations in Chinese culture. It is a long celebration that lasts for 15 days. Because it depends on the moon cycle – Chinese New Year is on the second New Moon of the year – it comes on a different day each year and is considered to be the beginning of Spring.

Each year, as you probably know, has a specific Chinese zodiac animal, as well as a feng shui element associated with it. This determines the quality of energy in the New Year.

2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog.

 

Good Fortune Suggestions for Year of the Earth Dog

Get Moving! Get the chi moving in your home and office. How? Move the furniture (even if just slightly) to activate yang energy. Un-dust, vacuum and clean in and around your furniture, including the inside of display cabinets. Clean your altars as well and ready them for the New Year. I un-dusted, and re-arranged my altars. Pictures of my Main Altar Space are below:

 

Freshen up indoor house plants by re-potting them or by adding new soil on top of the existing soil. For those in the warmer climates, go outside to your garden and replant or re-pot/replace any dead or decaying plants. If you live in a colder climate and are still experiencing winter weather, plan your Spring garden now. Draw a map or make a list of your intentions for the upcoming Spring garden. 

The key to unlocking good fortune is to move the chi at the start of the New Year.

Wake-Up Your SOUTHEAST area. In 2018 the Southeast is home to the Star of Prosperity – the lucky “8” star. When you stimulate this corner, good fortune vibrations spread to other areas of the home. The best way to do this is to place a new plant in the SE since this is a wood element corner and it will stimulate growth. Other things you can do: add a water feature, hang a windchime, keep the corner brightly lit or add candles. Note: If your SE is missing, in an oddly shaped house design, then enhance the SE corner of the room you use frequently like your living or family room. 

Bring in the Family. This is the year to add some new pictures of your family (make sure they are happy ones) to this corner (and throughout your home). Often, we keep lovely photos of our family on our computers or smart phones but now it’s easy to print out gorgeous photos. So, print your favorites, find some beautiful and auspicious frames and then display them for all to see. 

As with any occasion, the colors one wears during the New Year celebration are considered important. Wear new clothes for the New Year celebration to honor the birth of new energy. Wearing specific colors each year based on the energy of the ruling zodiac sign/animal of the New Year is also a popular custom.

The luckiest colors to wear in 2018 are the colors of the Earth feng shui element. It is easy to understand why as you want to be aligned and in harmony with the element of the year. Earth Colors:

Terracotta (Clay)
Light Yellow
Sandy
Beige

The second choice of lucky colors for 2018 are the colors of the Fire feng shui element because Fire feeds/creates the Earth element in the productive cycle of the five feng shui elements. Fire Colors:

Red
Orange
Yellow
Purple
Pink
Magenta

 

Are there colors that are unlucky, or best to avoid wearing too often in 2018? Yes, there are. Again, this is based on the play of the five feng shui elements. The elements that are weakening the energy of the Earth element of 2018 are the Water, the Wood, and the Metal elements. Again, this is all based on specific interactions of the feng shui elements. Colors to avoid wearing often in 2018:

Black
Blue
White
Gray
Green
Brown

 

I am not saying to avoid these colors altogether in 2018. For example, I love all the colors that are recommended to avoid. I do wear quite a bit of black, too, especially when working with clients. To me, black color tends to center and focus one’s energy by eliminating any distractions. So I am not going to make radical changes in my wardrobe. Nor do I suggest that you do as well. 

If I am going to an important event or public outing, for example, I will make a point to honor the energy of the year with specific colors. You can do this with scarves, jewelry, neck ties, accent pieces and accessories. These do not have to be big fashion pieces, it is all a matter of a clear and strong intent.

 

2018 should be a year with more stable, calm and grounding energy as compared to the fiery energy of the previous year. Of course, this implies that you have done your absolute best to release into the fiery energy of the year all the old and stagnant energies that are no longer needed in your life. This was one of the major gifts of the Fire Rooster energy of 2017 for it highly prompted us, and sometimes strongly pushed, to get rid of the old so that it can herald the birth of the new.

I wish you a very prosperous, joyful, healthy and magical 2018!

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

Feng Shui Practitioner

www.whitesagewoman.com

 

Element Cycles of Feng Shui

 

 

 

Feng Shui Tip: No Plants in Your Bedroom

Plants in the bedroom

In the 5-element cycle (see chart below), wood destroys earth. Since a loving relationship benefits from earth energy, please remove plants (wood energy) from your bedroom. Even if they are pretty, plants do little to enhance romance and can even cause problems in your relationship. 

Don’t place any cacti or plants with sharp thorns on your window sills. These create secret poison arrows that can cause resentment and dissatisfaction in the relationship. 

 

Element Cycles of Feng Shui

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

www.whitesagewoman.com 

Feng Shui Flash: There is Magic in the Twinkling Lights

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It’s that magical time of year! It’s not hard to get into the Christmas spirit as we stroll in our neighborhood, shopping malls and Christmas markets, all transformed with decorations and thousands of twinkling white and colored lights!

Such lighting and all the decorations create a feeling of instant happiness and seem to uplift your spirit even if you are feeling down. At night, it is even more powerful as the lights create the cosmic balance of opposing yin and yang forces … opposing yet complimentary forces of light against the darkness of night unlocking plenty of good fortune energy. 

Now here’s something you might not have thought about. It’s the “twinkling” aspect of each little light being turned off and on that has significance. Newer light energy gets created with each twinkle, just consider the power that is unleashed with millions and millions of these lights. The multiplication effect of yang energy is incredibly powerful!

This is one reason why lights like this make an auspicious and powerful offering to the Divine Universe: Buddhists, Hindus and Christians alike all use light, be it with candles or electric lights on their altars representing light offering to their gods or deities. And the brighter the lights offered, the greater it benefits the positive transformation of the minds of the devotees making the light offerings. 

Now if you have a retail shop or a restaurant, twinkling lights are considered excellent feng shui enhancing agents. Restaurants and nightclubs draw in more customers and experience increased business when they are festively adorned, which is why many businesses keep white light up all year long! Yes, the lights themselves have the power to pull in plenty of new customers because they create a sense of happiness and goodwill which is very good for any business. 

I personally keep white lights up all year long and add colored light with each holiday. We have switched over from the traditional incandescent lights to LEDs. The LED lights do not get hot nor take up a lot of energy as the incandescent lights. I feel much safer with them light all day and through most of the night as well.

If you experience ‘seasonal depression’ after all the Christmas or HolyDays decorations and lights are packed away… maybe consider leaving some white lights out. Especially to get through the ‘darkness and coldness’ of winter. 

In this season of celebration and festivity and in the upcoming lunar New Year, it is a most auspicious time to decorate with plenty of new twinkling lights in your home, office or business. Add these sparkling wonders to your altars as well and they can remain here all year long! Have fun and make your home come alive, imbued with the powerful yang energy unleashed by the “twinkling” aspects of the lights. It also helps to create fresh new chi (energy) for the coming year! 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

 

Feng Shui Tip: 8 Ways To Revitalize Your Bedroom Energy and Improve Your Love Life.

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If you’ve been enjoying Feng Shui with me for a while, you know how important it is to develop a greater sensitivity to the energy of our homes. If the energy has grown stale in your love life or marriage, you will first need to clear the negative energy to Balance and revitalize your space.

Here are 8 ways you can do this:

  1. Clear Negative Energy From Your Sleeping SpaceGive your mattress and pillow a sunbath! At least once a month light fragrant incense and walk around your bed clockwise to remove any lingering negativity.  It’s alright if you can’t walk completely around the bed due to the headboard is against the wall. Just walk around the bed and the room with incense. Open the windows if you are able, to let in the fresh yang energy of the outdoor air.
  2. Clear Clutter From Around Your BedNever place old clothes, books, personal items or memorabilia under your bed. If your bedside table starts piling up with books and other kinds of junk, spend some time each month to sort through and put things back where they belong. 
  3. Purify Your Bed SpaceUse saffron water to cleanse the space your bed occupies. Sprinkle the saffron water as you walk three times around the bed in a clockwise direction. Saffron is a very powerful substance for purifying space. Do this cleansing ritual at least once a month. If you are not familiar with saffron water, click here  more details, including a recipe. 
  4. Balancing Yin and YangWhen the air is especially dry or polluted, spray the air with water droplets to restore the balance. I also like to use a natural enzyme spray. The yin and yang balance of air in the home exerts tremendous energy on the prevailing mood of family members.
  5. Energize the Southwest with Yellow and or GoldIf you can, paint the SW wall of your bedroom yellow and have gold accessories. (Such as photo frames, curtains, pillows, candles, etc.) This part of your bedroom should not be cluttered. Keep this area free of unwanted junk and a least once a week spend a few minutes clearing away whatever has accumulated in your SW area of your bedroom.
  6. Balance Negativity By Visualizing Rays of LightStand outside your house and look at your house. Close your eyes and imagine the sun as a throbbing ball of powerful, nourishing white energy sending out rays of light from the sky, moving slowly and benevolently into your home and bedroom.
  7. Protect Your RelationshipNever have a body of water or fountain to the left of the bedroom door (when you are looking from the inside of the room facing out). Also don’t have two separate mattresses concealed under the sheets,  have a water fountain in your bedroom, huge pictures of water over your bed, or have mirrors or a TV reflecting your bed.
  8. Keep This OUT of Your Bedroom
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Stay connected… with your partner, not your phone.

We’re all so addicted to our devices today that it seems people cannot be without them for even a moment! We just have to stay connected. But it’s important to remember to keep them out of your bedroom. Computer screens act just like mirrors due to their reflective surfaces and may cause conflicting energies between you and your partner to develop. 

Don’t lose the ability to talk to your partner, kids, family and friends. Don’t let your work come between you and your family. Your bedroom should be much more of a YIN than yang place with quiet and calm energies that nurture a loving relationship. Stay connected with your family and your partner…not just your phone or laptop. 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

http://www.whitesagewoman.com

Harnessing Dragon Power

Chinese Dragon

 

Recently I was reading an article from science news around the world and they mentioned that “dragon blood” could possible help to save your life! Naturally my curiosity was aroused since dragons are something of magic and mystery and I love dragons! I have a strong dragon guide that helps me daily.

The report mentioned that the blood of the Komodo dragon, native to Indonesia, could actually be a lifesaver, and crucial to fighting infection. Scientists have used the blood to develop a compound that helps wounds to heal much faster as well as killing certain types of bacteria that are frequently found in infections. Since the Komodo dragon is an endangered species, scientists turned to a zoo animal and were able to get a few tablespoons of blood from his tail without any harm to the dragon. Be on the lookout sometime in the future for something called Dragon 1!

Komodo Dragon

But don’t go looking for the Komodo dragon alone for these dragons live in the wild and can grow to ten feet in length. Their bites are venomous and they have sharp serrated teeth in their bacterial laden mouths. In Spiritual Feng Shui we know the power of the mighty dragon and now the medical world has also discovered another one of it’s magical abilities!

In Spiritual Feng Shui, dragons bring success and prosperity. They are most potent when placed near water, like your water fountain, aquarium or swimming pool. How many dragons are recommended? You can use one, two, five, six or nine dragons as these are numbers that activate dragon magic.

Remember not to place your dragons near the fireplace, in your kitchen, inside your bedroom or directly on the floor. Also, don’t keep them imprisoned in a glass display case for they must be free to exert their power, be free and fly away!

Dragon Water Fountain

What’s Behind the Magic of Spiritual Feng Shui?

Sacral geometry and meditation of man

One of the most exciting dimensions of Spiritual Feng Shui is its focus on the mysterious connections between mankind and the cosmic chi of the Universe. Spiritual Feng Shui is inner Feng Shui – a set of principles and practices that produce shifts in self-awareness that can improve the way we interact with the environment. The common thread that connects man and his environment is chi, the life force we describe as energy.

Spiritual Feng Shui embraces the whole mysterious world of “magic” that deals with the empowerment and opens one’s body and mind to shifts in the chi. This involves developing expertise in breathing and visualizations and meditations become part of this training. With years of practice, the reading of and awareness of energy becomes second nature. The mind manifests energy in ten thousand different ways. Spiritual Feng Shui tunes into chi to understand the workings of the Universe and their manifestations.

This understanding can be so accurate, so stunning in its veracity that sometimes we think of it as “magic”. This goes back to the shamanic heritage of many cultures. Our cultural traditions and legends that are filled with stories of celestial masters who seemed to have such amazing yogic powers…they could fly through the sky or be in several places at one time, appearing and disappearing at will.

In fact, every physical feat that goes beyond what we know as ordinary human endurance and imagination is attributed to empowered “chi”. Every bit of good fortune and every misfortune is related to auspicious or negative chi. Holy images, Goddesses and Buddhas personify the highest manifestations of chi and having their images in your home symbolizes the ultimate of all good chi. They also bring new and amazing insights into Spiritual Feng Shui and will enhance any home.

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

Holistic Healing to restore your Inner Balance, within you and your sacred space of home.

Activate the Water Energies, especially for this Year.

Our Sacred Moon and Water

We know that the old Feng Shui texts reveal that water has always been regarded and respected because of the influence it exerts on our money luck. It can bring you great prosperity or cause you to lose everything. However, this year there is a serious absence of water in the charts with only the Dragon bringing some hidden yin water later in the autumn months.

This means that right now you may be feeling more competitive pressures in your business and relationships giving even more reason to counter these effects with the presence of water in your home, business and you personally. Since in 2016 the element of water stands for power and authority and because it is lacking you may also be feeling ineffectiveness as an authority figure with others opposing your decisions and being more critical. Men who are in positions of authority may find it difficult to exercise their authority. Here are some things you can do that will help.

Activate the Indirect Spirit of Period of 8
The Southwest is the place of the Indirect Spirit and it is vital to place water here if wealth creation is what you want. I strongly recommend placing and activating all kinds of water enhancing features in the SW, which will bring reassuring financial stability for you and your entire household. Three vases filled with water are extremely powerful in countering the lack of water and it’s easy to display something like this within your interior design. If you have plants in the SW area, remember to keep them watered so that they do not exhaust the water energy. My office is in the SW area of our home. Those who have watched my videos, on my YouTube Channel, will see the plants behind me. The plants and fairies most certainly have my back. (Big smile)

Choose Blue This Year
All shades of blue from light to dark as well as black are favorable colors for the year. These water colors will bring relief, especially if you are experiencing lots of ongoing challenges.

Capturing the Wealth Chi
Water brings favorable chi into the home. If you already have a fish pond or chemical free swimming pool or something that represents accumulation or flow of water then so much the better! The exact location of where water is placed is as important as the direction of its flow. For example if you have a waterfall in your garden outside your home, ask yourself if the water can be seen from inside the house (through a door or window). This ensures there is an opening for the water chi to enter your house. If not, then some of your good water chi is lost. Always remember that in order to tap the auspicious luck of water there must be an opening that allows the chi to enter.

Today I added a water fountain to our north facing front garden. This lighthouse fountain also has a LED light that shines brightly in the night and on cloudy days. I also added white marble chips around the water fountain. I will also add more marble chips to the rest of the garden, on the right side.

Here is the BEFORE picture:

Front porch steps replaced and new risers added

This was last summer, so everything was in full bloom! The former light house (LED only) is in our back garden now.

 

Here are the AFTER pictures:

Water fountain in the front gardenNew Lighted Lighthouse Water fountain

A huge bush used to be right beside the porch. The bush was Blessed and Thanked for it’s life force before removal, making way for the new water fountain. Now I realized that we need to pressure wash the siding too. hahaha. There is always work to do with our homes and keeping that energy (chi) flowing without any blockages or challenges.

Lighthouse at night2

Those who make an effort and enhance the presence of the water element around them and in their homes are sure to benefit significantly this year.

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman