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The Full Moon at 9* Leo Thursday January 28 ushers in the year of the Metal Ox. This is a Yin, or receptive year, where we should be looking for opportunities to build upon. There will be changes, however they may not be ostentatious, rather foundational, so “Keep your eyes on the prize and Carry on” would be a good motto for this year. (It looks like Covid eradication may not come for many parts of the world until early 2023.)

The Ox is the epitome of strength, patience, reserve, honesty and humility. People born in the years 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021 are generally dutiful, logical, calm, hard working, positive and fiscally conservative. They will build wealth over time if given the chance.

Rarely roused to anger, be sure not to take advantage of this gentle giant…as it’s wrath can be fiercely destructive if pushed too far, or allowed into china shops! Use this year as a reminder to work steadily toward your goals every day. Oxen generally face obstacles early on to avoid issues growing too large to create complete failure.

The ox can be stubborn or steadfast, depending on the way you interpret its actions.

Lucky numbers 1 & 4  / Colors Blue-Green-Yellow / Best Months: April, Sept, Dec

Feng Shui Direction: E, SE place a picture of an ox, or bamboo plant in the SE corner of your home for patience and security that comes from steady income over time. This is the direction of education, so it is a good year to increase your knowledge and develop your skills.

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Posted January 25th, 2021.

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Feng Shui Crystals

Today seems a good day to become more sociable, since hibernation season has ended and the warmer days tempt us all to stir up the energy, poke our noses outdoors and get together more often with friends, old and new.

I’m placing a few crystals in a bowl which I will locate in the center of my home as a Feng Shui practice, with the intention of stirring up social vibes, ‘in my area’. I know that whatever I create and focus upon will draw unto itself more of the same by way of the Law of Attraction.

Physicists tell us that all things are made of vibrations, and stones vary according to their chemical makeup. So it makes sense that crystals and gemstones would also consist of various vibrations via their crystaline structure.
To collect all of the elements into one place, find a polished stone from each of the 5 Chinese elements; water, earth, wood, fire and metal and place them into a bowl of natural material.

Stones that correspond to Water are bluish, black, green or purple in color. A few water crystals are amethyst, aquamarine and beryl. Some Earth stones are agate, moss agate, tiger-eye, and jasper. A few that vibrate to Wood are petrified wood, jet, jade, and amber. Fiery crystals are rose quartz, fire opals, and red carnelian. Add a piece of silver laden Aventurine or any pure Metal to the bowl to round out the five basic elements.

Once you are more familiar with collecting and admiring semi-precious gemstones, you will come to your own conclusions about the various energies stones possess. Don’t feel that any one person’s recommendations are inviolate rules. Play and experiment with your environment!
Then, whenever you have a chance, sit down near these elements and play with them by running your hands through the bowl. Think about the fun you will have in social settings, experience those emotions in your body, then go grab the phone and get busy calling!

For more Feng Shui tips about Crystals I recommend reading;
‘Crystal Energy’ by Mary Lambert, an introductory primer to crystals which is visually beautiful.
‘Love is in the Earth’ by Melody – the main resource guide to all things crystal.
originally published March 27, 2010

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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