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A good night’s sleep is essential to your wellbeing and sets you up for a brighter day. It gives you the energy to take on the world and be the very best version of yourself. 

In Feng Shui, the two most important areas we assess are the entry to the home and the bedrooms. 

A well arranged bedroom should create the optimal environment and energy flow for your body to relax and restore itself. Some of our most important internal organs restore their energy and essence throughout the night.

For example, the liver regenerates between 11pm-3am while your lungs restore themselves from 3am-7am. During sleep, your body will come back to its natural rhythm as it completely sinks into a deep resting state.

To promote these restorative processes, the energy within the bedroom should be kept mostly a restful and inactive yin. It will provide the foundation for good health and develop a positive mindset. Meanwhile, good energy flow in the bedroom will have positive impacts on the other areas of your life, including romantic matters, career opportunities and wealth as well as help foster harmonious relationships. 

If you are renovating or designing your kitchen, take below factors into consideration in terms of the placement of the kitchen:

  • Kitchen should not be placed in the centre of the house. This location is likely to affect the occupants’ health, especially the possibility around heart or eye illnesses. 
  • The worst location of the kitchen is the Northwest of the house. This location severely affects the ‘bread-earner’ of the house, creating obstacles or difficulties in generating wealth, the worst, loss of income or bankruptcy. 
  • The placement of a kitchen should be placed towards the back of the house.
  • Kitchen should NOT be the first thing you see when enter the house, specially the stove.
  • Kitchen should NOT be seen from the toilet. 
  • Avoid paint the kitchen or the splashback red. Given kitchen also contains ‘fire’ energy, red can make this fire energy too strong for the occupant. 
  • Stove should NOT be sharing a same wall with the toilet.
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Feng Shui Your Home Office

A good night’s sleep is essential to your wellbeing and sets you up for a brighter day. It gives you the energy to take on the world and be the very best version of yourself. 

In Feng Shui, the two most important areas we assess are the entry to the home and the bedrooms. 

A well arranged bedroom should create the optimal environment and energy flow for your body to relax and restore itself. Some of our most important internal organs restore their energy and essence throughout the night.

For example, the liver regenerates between 11pm-3am while your lungs restore themselves from 3am-7am. During sleep, your body will come back to its natural rhythm as it completely sinks into a deep resting state.

To promote these restorative processes, the energy within the bedroom should be kept mostly a restful and inactive yin. It will provide the foundation for good health and develop a positive mindset. Meanwhile, good energy flow in the bedroom will have positive impacts on the other areas of your life, including romantic matters, career opportunities and wealth as well as help foster harmonious relationships. 

If you are renovating or designing your kitchen, take below factors into consideration in terms of the placement of the kitchen:

  • Kitchen should not be placed in the centre of the house. This location is likely to affect the occupants’ health, especially the possibility around heart or eye illnesses. 
  • The worst location of the kitchen is the Northwest of the house. This location severely affects the ‘bread-earner’ of the house, creating obstacles or difficulties in generating wealth, the worst, loss of income or bankruptcy. 
  • The placement of a kitchen should be placed towards the back of the house.
  • Kitchen should NOT be the first thing you see when enter the house, specially the stove.
  • Kitchen should NOT be seen from the toilet. 
  • Avoid paint the kitchen or the splashback red. Given kitchen also contains ‘fire’ energy, red can make this fire energy too strong for the occupant. 
  • Stove should NOT be sharing a same wall with the toilet.
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Feng Shui Your Kitchen

In Feng Shui, the kitchen holds a special place within a home as it represents the wealth, health and the well-being of a family. The way you treat your kitchen is a symbol of how you respect your resources, such as food supplies & money.

Follow below tips to maintain a healthy flow within your kitchen:

1. Respect your food.  Only buy what you need without being wasteful or skimpy. Respect food means respect your valuable resources, in return, it will bring your health and more prosperity. 

2. Stock up your pantry and fridge. A well-stocked pantry represents abundance, but also remember to clean out anything that has passed expiry dates on a regularly basis. This keeps energy renewed and wealth flowing.

3. Make sure all burners of your stove are working effectively. The stove, in particular, is the source of the fire, the ability to transform our food to nourishment and delicious meals. Also try to utilize all your stove's burners. This symbolises that your income can be generated from various sources rather than relying on just one. 

4. Keep your stove clean. This is vital. If your stove and oven are dirty and grimy, they impart negative chi to your food and that brings down your personal energy, prosperity and the chi of your food. 

If you are renovating or designing your kitchen, take below factors into consideration in terms of the placement of the kitchen:

  • Kitchen should not be placed in the centre of the house. This location is likely to affect the occupants’ health, especially the possibility around heart or eye illnesses. 
  • The worst location of the kitchen is the Northwest of the house. This location severely affects the ‘bread-earner’ of the house, creating obstacles or difficulties in generating wealth, the worst, loss of income or bankruptcy. 
  • The placement of a kitchen should be placed towards the back of the house.
  • Kitchen should NOT be the first thing you see when enter the house, specially the stove.
  • Kitchen should NOT be seen from the toilet. 
  • Avoid paint the kitchen or the splashback red. Given kitchen also contains ‘fire’ energy, red can make this fire energy too strong for the occupant. 
  • Stove should NOT be sharing a same wall with the toilet.
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June Energy Update – Higher Connection

If you have felt that the last two months’ strong wood energy left somewhat an imprint of anger or anxiety in your energy field, June’s strong Yang Fire energy will bring a perfect opportunity to release, heal and ascend so that you can feel lighter.

In June, the energy will be going through a major shift, dominated by the Yang Fire energy. The Yang Fire Horse month (丙午) starts on 5th June and is symbolised by two elements: Yang Fire sitting on top of Yang Fire Horse.

June Energetic Theme

HIGHER CONNECTION

This Yang Fire energy is expanding and radiating the warmth we so desperately need in light of recent events far away and close to home. It will bring compassion, joy and optimism to humanity; it will show us that love can dissolve fear and at the end of the day, the Oneness of all that is. This is because the Yang Fire represents life energy: its nature is to connect, especially to the higher realm and higher consciousness.

For this reason, June is also a great month for energy workers, healers, intuitives or anyone who draws inspiration and creativity from an elevated level to reach a higher connection, to draw inspiration or ideas that are ‘out there’. 

Consciously create space for this, allow yourself be the vehicle to receive this. Mediate and receive this gift from the universe. The portal is open this month.

The Fire energy, in traditional Chinese medicine, also represents the heart, nervous system, blood circulation and blood vessels. Therefore June is also a good month to speak from the heart and express your truth.

Finally, the Yang Horse energy will add a sense of adventure and novelty to this month: you might want to venture out to do things differently. You might also get a bit impulsive. This energy can make June a tad dramatic and emotional, so try to stay grounded.

In general, this is a month to reach higher, create space for a spiritual quantum leap. It is a land of opportunities!

BaZi Prediction

Each month, I outline the energy dynamic so you can be aware of it, and therefore feel empowered. The aim of this is to heighten your awareness and ride the tidal wave, especially at difficult times. At the same time, actively seeking solutions to minimise the conflicting energy is the best strategy to manage challenging times. Take advice from the below predictions or seek out a 1-on-1 Destiny Profiling session to pre-empt any major collision.

If you were born on 丙午 day, you are highly intelligent and are likely to possess a sharp mind and excel in an academic field. Do not let this talent go wasted.

If your Day Master is Yin Wood 乙, the Horse represents the Academic Star for you. If you have been wanting to write a book, start a blog or simply share your passion with the world, this moth’s energy will make it completely effortless. So what are you waiting for?

The forecasts below are based on your self-element. If you don’t know what your self-element is, get your FREE Four Pillars of Destiny chart HERE. This prediction effectively only counts as 1/8 of your monthly luck (given it is only based on your Day Master). Book a Destiny-reading session HERE to see what is in store specifically for you.

WOOD Element  

​June can be a very production month for Wood people.  You feel compelled to move through things. and that sense of achievement gives you even more energy to strive. You are a fearless powerhouse

If you have a proposal or idea in mind, June is a great month to get it off the ground. Your heightened ability to communicate and express your idea is incredible. Success is imminent.

If Fire is not the element that in favour of you, be careful of what you say. Think twice before you speak.

FIRE Element

June can a sociable month to spend with your family and friends, but don't take their support for granted. 

This month, you are being offered an opportunity to serve, to assist, and to offer a genuine spiritual contribution to this planet. In return, you will feel empowered. You are the element that is easily connected to the spirit, the higher realm. Honour it. Be the channel.

In June, you are likely to sink into silence more than usual. Create a sacred space for yourself and reach within. The answer you are seeking is already within you.

EARTH Element 

Both Yin and Yang Earth are strongly supported by this month's energy.   You feel vital and powerful.

You are being offered a precious gift from the universe: to be inspired. This gift of the Divine will lift you beyond what you have known into the next opening of your inner eye and your heart, so you can see the Heaven on Earth.

The key is to allow it to happen. Let go of all your resistance and restraints; approach life through the sheer pleasure of aliveness without thought.

It should come as no surprise if you are taking up some courses to learn new skills or pursue further education in an area that your heart has long desired.

METAL Element

Are you being fearful? About the future? About who you are? About the path you are currently walking on?

Yes, it is true that this month’s Fire energy will bring some pressure and stress for you, as Fire burns Metal. But please don’t forget, my loves, that this fire is also the key to melting and re-shaping the metal in order to transform it.

You are going through an important phase and fast approaching a moment of a great leap. Just like the ugly duckling transforming into an elegant swan, do not confuse humility with humiliation. Do not humble yourself excessively. You do not have to battle with false pride either. Simply honour yourself as a living being, worthy of a good life, worthy of this divine path of realisation.

Gracefully cast off your old tattered skin and shine brightly in your evolution. This is who you are born to be.

WATER Element 

June’s energy will bring your focus towards the way you create your wealth. If the Fire element works in your favour, June can be an abundant month, manifesting not only a healthier bank account but also your way of thinking. You will feel abundant in your power, in your options and in all possibilities.

On the contrary, if the Fire element works against you, you might be challenged on the money-making front. Trust in your changing perspective and perceptions. Don’t hold on to what you once believed or thought to be true. Allow yourself to be shown another version of events, another way of receiving.

In June,  trust in the intelligence of your higher-self whose purpose is to keep you on the right path and enjoy the flow of alignment. Happy June! 

Grace Xo

Bazi & Feng Shui Energy Prediction – April 2017

April Energetic Theme

BIRTH YOUR VISION

The Yang Wood Dragon (甲辰) month starts on 5th April and is symbolised by two elements: Yang Wood sitting on top of Yang Earth.

When we have the presence of Yang wood, it always brings a feeling of ascending,  uplifting and rising. This is because the energetic impulse of the Wood is to move upwards. The Wood element also symoolizes vision in life. 

The Dragon belongs to the Earth element. This earth energy is particularly nurturing and grounding, as it contains water. It provides fertile ground for vibrant new shoots to burst out of the soil. The vibration is open, accepting and harmonising. 

In April, you might find that fresh ideas, visions or even a new sense of life are emerging within you, perhaps even below the level of your conscious mind.

This could manifest as a new relationship, a new idea that needs to be nurtured to fullness, a new way of thinking, or a new way of “being” in the world. It might feel foreign at first, and require some adjustment; but you can open up to a fearless acceptance of bigger, brighter and more potent possibilities of creatively living your light in the world.

Things will start to integrate and take shape towards the end of the month. If you give yourself a gift of some solitude, creative visions and ideas are likely to emerge.

BaZi Prediction

Each month, I outline the energy dynamic so you can be aware of it, and therefore feel empowered. The aim of this is to heighten your awareness and ride the tidal wave, especially at difficult times. At the same time, actively seeking solutions to minimise the conflicting energy is the best strategy to manage challenging times. Take advice from the below predictions or seek out a 1-on-1 Destiny Profiling session to pre-empt any major collision.

The Dragon 辰 is a natural harmoniser in the Year of the Rooster 酉. This month will therefore see many kinds of partnerships being formed: romantically, politically and professionally. This certainly is a welcome change from the clash month we've just had.

It is also a good month financially, if your Day Master is Wood or Earth. Your bank account will seem to grow by the day.

The forecasts below are based on your self-element. If you don’t know what your self-element is, get your FREE Four Pillars of Destiny chart HERE. This prediction effectively only counts as 1/8 of your monthly luck (given it is only based on your Day Master). Book a Destiny-reading session HERE to see what is in store specifically for you.

WOOD Element  

​April is a great month for Wood people to accumulate  wealth without trying too hard. It might be in the form of a dividend payout, or perhaps you have suddenly strike up a major business deal that will secure your next 12 month of earnings. However, pay attentions to details; be aware some people or circumstances can blindside you when you least expect it.

You might also find that a new path is emerging from the thin air. Try to heighten your awareness, so you are guided.

Play your magic! 

FIRE Element

April is the month that people start to realize what an integral part you have been playing. You are the glue, you are the missing ingredient that makes the whole dynamic work. Enjoy the recognition.

If you are looking for new opportunities or a renewed career path, April is a month to shine your light. You will get noticed. 

Take time to deepen the connection with your partner if you are in a relationship. For singles, it will be a great time to meet some like-minded souls. 

EARTH Element 

Since earlier this year, you have been called for new growth, new perspectives and a new way of living.  This year heralds great transformation for you if you are flexible.  Go with the flow and embrace the changes. 

This month in particular, you will find that whatever is not aligned within you internally is going to play out in reality. It can be challenging at times, but you have grown so much already and are capable of handing these challenges. If the challenge is around love and relationship, firstly ask yourself, do you love yourself enough? If you feel not being respected, ask yourself do you respect yourself ? Always go within, the answers are there. 

Take good care of your 'Heart chakra'. 

METAL Element

​It will be a highly sociable month for the Metal people to make connections, gather with friends and families. There is a lot of love and harmony in the air.  

Metal people can be quite discerning as to whom they associate with. Open your heart this month and welcome to whoever comes into your circle — something wonderful will bloom.

If your Day Master is Yin Metal, it can also be a good time to make some money, especially if you run your own business. You must clearly communicate what you want, though.

WATER Element 

Last month could have been challenging for some of you, especially if your Day Master is Yin Water. April will bring you renewed vision. You will feel awakened and ready to undertake a new adventure.

April can also bring your love life into the spotlight. You are likely to meet someone or finally settle into a newly-formed partnership. Enjoy the calming and harmonious energy. 

Flying Star Feng Shui APRIL Highlights

Everything in the universe is an ever-changing affair, including the qualities of the energy surrounding the space we live in. Flying Star Feng Shui is the only school that takes into consideration the influence of time. Therefore it is one of the most complex, accurate and powerful forms of Feng Shui. Flying stars are so called because they fly with the movement of the days, months and years. It is therefore possible to pinpoint the movement of the energy.

To simplify an otherwise very complicated practice of Flying Star Feng Shui, in each monthly prediction I will point out where the benevolent energy is located and where there is negative energy that needs to be managed.

It is essential to first know the inherent natal chart of your home, as this never changes. You can then add the monthly star on top of the natal chart of your home to assess whether the sector is auspicious or not. Your home’s natal chart can only be provided by a qualified Feng Shui consultant. To learn more, please CLICK HERE. Blindly applying any enhancements or remedies suggested in this post could well have an adverse effect.

Most Auspicious Sector:  CENTRE & NORTHEAST 


The heaven luck shines brightly upon the centre of every household in April, bringing career recognition and money luck.  If your home's natal chart in the centre is auspicious, you can activate this auspicious energy with an indoor water feature during this time. There might be a windfall coming your way. 

The NE sector continues to be the winning sector of the month.  Couples staying in this part of the house will find it easy to conceive this month. Display a pair of Mandarin Ducks to enhance the romance energy. 

NE sector continues to be the winning sector of the month.  Couples staying in this part of the house will find it easy to conceive this month. Display a pair of Mandarin Ducks to enhance the romance energy. 

Keep children away from the  WEST & EAST Sectors


If children's bedrooms are in these two sectors, take precaution by placing a metal Calabash  or a Six-metal-coin  in these areas. If a play area happens to be in these two sectors, be careful to prevent any injuries or accidents. 

Embody your vision, my loves, and let the journey unfolding for you without forcing it! 

Happy April!

Grace Xo

Bazi & Feng Shui Energy Prediction – March 2017

The Yin Water 癸 Rabbit 卯 month starting on 5th March signals the official arrival of the Spring season in an energetic sense. In the Five Elements, the rabbit represents the Wood energy. It also corresponds to the season of spring, when the Yang energy is at its peak.

After a slow start to the year, March will give you that much-needed drive and motivation to move forwards. You will notice things starts to pick up. Any projects in idle will restart.​

March Energetic Theme

CHANGING LANDSCAPE

This month’s energy heralds enormous changes ahead. These changes will shake up any stagnant energy or areas in your life. Due to the sudden impulse of this wood energy, these changes can be quite unpredictable and happen at lightning speed. Embrace it, move along with it, take the initiative and be the change - create a new landscape of your own.

BaZi Prediction

Each month, I outline the energy dynamic so you can be aware of it, and therefore feel empowered. The aim of this is to heighten your awareness and ride the tidal wave, especially at difficult times. At the same time, actively seeking solutions to minimise the conflicting energy is the best strategy to manage challenging times. Take advice from the below predictions or seek out a 1-on-1 Destiny Profiling session to pre-empt any major collision.

If any month calls for extra caution and calmness, March is the one! March is a total clash against the Yin Fire Rooster 丁酉 year. This means both the Heavenly Stems and the Earthly Branches in the monthly energy clash against the Rooster year. Therefore the energy interaction can be swift and harsh.

Due to the impulse of this potent wood energy, people are likely to get hot-headed or  get into an argument. Don't get caught up in these situations. Walk away or re-visit it another time when you are calm.  

Accidents are also likely to occur. Be careful with your ankles, wrists, fingers, neck, etc. and avoid any risky sports this month. 

If you have a Rooster or a Rabbit sign in your Destiny chart, you will feel more antagonism this March that potentially challenge your patience, willpower and mental alertness. The energy disturbance is likely to stir up any misalignment in your private or business relationships.  Going with the flow and adopting a positive attitude is the key! 

The forecasts below are based on your self-element. If you don’t know what your self-element is, get your FREE Four Pillars of Destiny chart HERE. This prediction effectively only counts as 1/8 of your monthly luck (given it is only based on your Day Master). Book a Destiny-reading session HERE to see what is in store specifically for you.

WOOD Element  

​The wood energy is pure and strong this month, so you will continue to feel supported, inspired and ready to conquer the world. However, there will be moments that feels you hit the wall. Competition can also be fierce at times.

Family will become the top priority for many Yin Wood people. March can also be a good month to undertake training of some sort and acquire new skills. Be self-reflective and drop the power-play game. 

FIRE Element
 

​The Yin Water contained in this month's energy will add clouds to Fire people’s sunny sky. March can be a dampening month on the spirit.

A new relationship could leave you a bit hot and cold, you finding it hard to read your new lover's mood. Drop your expectations and enjoy the moment; it will be a calm and meditative month for you. 

March is a great time to take up some study or hobbies. Seek new growth - you might find an unexpected gem! 

EARTH Element 

This month  will feel a bit up and down for Earth people. The Universe is asking you to raise your vibrations and goals. Earth people love their stability, however, so resistance can run high. Keep an open mind... this could be the start of an amazing transformation. If it is all getting too much, try to just ‘be’.

For a Yang Earth lady, your love life will be the highlight of the month.

METAL Element

​The  Wood energy represents wealth for Metal people. Therefore, March continues to be a fruitful month that brings solid financial gains. Do not be afraid to go out and pitch for new business, and show your creative expression and talent to the world. Plant seeds and watch them bloom when the timing is right.

Kick-start some new project or idea. The spring Wood energy is likely to give you new-found inspiration.

WATER Element 

​March is the month you can enjoy meeting plenty of helpful people and getting the support you need. If you are a Yang Water, there are some financial gains coming your way as well. It will be a super-productive month, and you will be unstoppable at work with your fresh ideas and insights. A great month to take some risks!

If you are a Yin Water, the heavenly stem is clashing against the yearly energy. Take this as an opportunity to make positive changes on your relationship front, regardless of whether that is at home or at work.

Flying Star Feng Shui MARCH Highlights

Everything in the universe is an ever-changing affair, including the qualities of the energy surrounding the space we live in. Flying Star Feng Shui is the only school that takes into consideration the influence of time. Therefore it is one of the most complex, accurate and powerful forms of Feng Shui. Flying stars are so called because they fly with the movement of the days, months and years. It is therefore possible to pinpoint the movement of the energy.

To simplify an otherwise very complicated practice of Flying Star Feng Shui, in each monthly prediction I will point out where the benevolent energy is located and where there is negative energy that needs to be managed.

It is essential to first know the inherent natal chart of your home, as this never changes. You can then add the monthly star on top of the natal chart of your home to assess whether the sector is auspicious or not. Your home’s natal chart can only be provided by a qualified Feng Shui consultant. To learn more, please CLICK HERE. Blindly applying any enhancements or remedies suggested in this post could well have an adverse effect.

Most Auspicious Sector:  NORTHEAST 


The flying star 1 flies into the NE sector combining with the annual energy 4, brining extraordinary luck for writers, scholars and students.  Anything to do with writing or a literary venture will gain benefit from these stars. You are likely to receive recognition or promotion at work if your front entrance is located in this sector. 

Most Inauspicious Sectors are: SOUTH & EAST


Spend less time in the South & East sectors, or avoid them altogether, in March. The worst combination of 2 & 5 is located in the South sector this month. It brings misfortune, sickness and financial loss to the residents. The combination in the East is no better, being 8 & 5. The energy there is not particularly good for children either. They are likely to experience some sickness in the abdominal area. Place a Five-Element pagoda  or a Six-metal-coin  to minimise the impact in both sectors.  Avoid burning candles or any open flames in this area. 

Have an amazing March, everyone! 

Lots of love,

Grace Xo

Bazi & Feng Shui Prediction – November 2016

Monthly Theme for November

SHEDDING THE SKIN

LOOSENING THE FOUNDATION

Bazi & Feng Shui Prediction – November 2016

The Yin Pig month ()  starts from 7th November signals the official arrival of the Winter season in an energetic sense. Energetically, this is when everything goes into hibernation and rest. It is the time to shed the old skin and cut loose what no longer serves you, make room to move forward and prepare for growth in the new cycle.

This is the time that Yin energy is at its peak: the Fire Element has faded and its positive influence and effects are no longer felt. The Fire Element is closely associated with the emotions of joy and optimism. As the Fire energy is fading, you will probably notice a shift in your energy level and a change of mood.

This month’s energetic theme also encourages us to release any negative emotions, such as blame, bearing a grudge, being judgemental, being owed, worries, anxiety and stress.  These are blockages that keep us at a lower vibration and from being free to move forward.

2017 is a Yin Fire Rooster year. It will be a year when people will generally focus on their self-development. This month prepares us for a time of tremendous potential, of raising our consciousness and our up-levelling in the new cycle around. It can be painful during the process but the sense of achievement you feel afterwards will be most rewarding.

This energy force will shake anything that lacks core integrity, leading to a collapse so the awakening in the new cycle can take place. This month plants a seed to induce major changes.

General Outlook of the Month

As the Earth element is on top of the Water Pig, the energy line-up indicates that the foundation is not solid. It indicates instability, loosened ground and eventually the collapse of the Earth element.

This will be reflected in natural events such as landslides, flooding or earthquake, and also on the political scene, such as the US Presidential election on 8th November.

The timing for this election is inauspicious, regardless of the result. No matter who wins, there will be tension, anger and disapproval. It will likely to ignite some protests and be the start of an awakening of the American people.

BaZi Prediction

Each month, I outline the energy dynamic so you can be aware of it, and therefore feel empowered. The aim of this is to heighten your awareness, ride the tidal waves, especially at difficult times. At the same time, actively seeking solutions to minimise the conflicting energy is the best strategy to manage any challenging times. Take advice of the below predictions or seek out a 1-on-1 Destiny Profiling session to pre-empt any major collisions.

November is a clash month for people who were born in the Year of the Snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 or 2001).  It is recommended to carry the pendant of a Tiger during this month to dissolve the clash. Stay away from potential conflict and learn to surrender.

If you were born in the Year or Day of Yang Fire 丙 or Yin Fire 丁, you will enjoy meeting plenty of helpful people and having fruitful opportunities and connections.

If you have Pig 亥 in your Destiny chart, November is a self-penalty month. Be gentle to yourself and learn to forgive. Be more mindful of health and relationships.

Pig 亥 is also the ‘travelling star’ for people who were born in the Year of the Snake, Rooster or Ox — who can expect some last minute travelling. 

The predictions below are based on your self-element. If you don’t know what your self-element is, get your FREE Four Pillars of Destiny chart HERE, or book a Destiny-reading session HERE.

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WOOD – If you are a Yang Wood 甲 and Earth is your favourable element, expect November to be a month that brings you solid financial gains or perhaps adding more property to your portfolio. There might also be some new opportunities at work that interest you. Just be mindful of your health: that you aren’t over-worked.

Others may find that this month is a great time to absorb some new knowledge and take up an interesting online course, or commit to a self-development project. Good for you!

FIRE – There is no ‘stop’ sign for Fire people this month and productivity continues to be the key theme. Your work and social schedule is jam-packed. Recognition and promotion are more likely, but the level of stress can be up too. Remember to breathe and take time out for yourself so you don’t become burnt out.

For female Fire people, relationships will be in focus. This can be positive or negative in a way. Be open to new ideas and new possibilities. Don’t forget that passion is what the Fire people does best.

EARTH – This month’s Yin earth energy is a lot gentler than last month, so things are looking up for Earth people in November. It is all about family, friends and making new connections.

There are some potential money-making opportunities, but you need to seize the day and follow your intuition. If you were born in the Year of the Tiger, some secret helpful people will show up at the most needed moment to smooth your path.

METAL – You are in your element this month. For Weak Metal people, you are full of ideas and November is a great month to try a new project. The Yin Earth energy is extremely nurturing for you. 

For Strong Metal people, November brings needed relief. You will feel calmer and more vibrant. It is a great month to take care of your health and make sure that your body and soul are in alignment. Do something that can express your creativity such as painting or writing can take your mind off any worries. 

WATER – There may be some life changes for Water people in November. It may be a change of position, location or industry, or even career. You might feel a bit pressured or taken over by unfounded anxiety. Have faith and confidence that things will turn out well. The petals are falling into the tree, not away from it. Everything is falling into place as it should be to support you. TRUST in the process.

Remember this is based on the general influence of the energy that affects each element during the month.  An accurate prediction can only be obtained based on your full individual BaZi or Four Pillar of Destiny chart.

Flying Star Feng Shui Forecast**

In the month of November, the monthly Flying Stars will duplicate the annual flying star chart of 2016. This means what is auspicious will become great and what is inauspicious can potentially become a disaster. 

The one to watch out for is the Sickness Star 2, which has been taking the centre stage this year and played an important role of some major health concerns around the globe such as the Zika virus.

Below is how my Feng Shui colleague Jen Stone described this ‘sickness star’ in her latest article:

“Many people are experiencing health scares, unexpected disturbances that are affecting the harmony of their health and relationships this year.  While the length of the sickness energy is confined to this year only, the recovery depends on the individual person’s BaZi (good luck / bad luck) as well as the Feng Shui of their space. If both aspects are strong, then the health disturbance is a temporary one. Otherwise, it can be a life-altering event. In any case, the global impact of Flying Star 2 this year has made its presence known, one way or another. And it has a strong hold on various aspects of our overall wellbeing — physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.”

If the centre area of your home or office is open and tends to have a lot of activity, you should double the remedies already in place to suppress the Yearly Star 2, such as a salt-water cure, a Calabash or 6-metal-coins.

If you or a family member are already suffering from health problems this year, it is of the utmost importance to get your bedroom assessed, to ensure you are sleeping in supportive flying stars, such as 8, 9 or 1, and avoid sleeping in the NE sector of your home this month — because the Misfortune Star 5 will be duplicated in this Sector. Cure the NE sector with a 6-metal-rod wind chime.

The SW sector continues to enjoy the incredible good luck in November. The stars are aligned for those whose front entrance or bedroom is located in this sector when the monthly flying star 8 is joining the annual flying star 8, to bring tremendous wealth and money luck to the residents. This combination is especially good for accumulating property, so this is a good time to invest in real estate. Spend more time in that area this month, plus you can activate this auspicious energy by placing a moving water feature.

The flying star 9 in the East sector brings fame, promotions and career luck for the residents who spend considerable there. As 9 represents Fire energy, be aware that this energy is particularly potent — so avoid activating this area with too much fire or it could lead to an accident caused by fire. Place a natural crystal here, to help reconcile the elements.

In summary, this is the month that you will feel the yearly energy most acutely. So tune in, heighten your senses and feel the vibration.

**Everything in the universe is an ever-changing affair, including the qualities of the energy surrounding the space we live in. Flying Star Feng Shui is the only school that takes into consideration the influence of time. Therefore it is one of the most complex, accurate and powerful forms of Feng Shui. Flying stars are so called because they fly with the movement of the days, months and years. It is therefore possible to pinpoint the movement of the energy.

To simplify an otherwise very complicated practice of Flying Star Feng Shui, in each monthly prediction I will point out where the benevolent energy is located and where there is negative energy that needs to be managed. It is essential to first know the inherent natal chart of your home, as this determines the nature of the annual flying stars as well as the monthly stars. Your home’s natal chart can only be provided by a qualified feng shui consultant. Blindly applying any enhancements or remedies suggested in this post could well have an adverse effect.

I wish you an enlightening and prosperous November!

Grace Xo

7 Secrets To Unleash the Flow of Abundance

As a Feng Shui consultant, I often activate the wealth corner of a property during a Feng Shui Consultation. However, I can not do this alone. The beliefs we hold in our hearts around the theme of prosperity and abundance very much set the tone on how easily we can manifest this important aspect in our life. Do you have a ‘poverty mindset’?

Your belief around the theme of money will likely trace back to your childhood, and the patterns that were moulded by your parents. Is your brain correctly wired to invite the flow of abundance into your life? Are you blocking the prosperity unconsciously? Below are the 7 secrets to rewire your brain in order to invite the flow of abundance into your life with ease and grace (pun intended).

1. MONEY IS JUST ENERGY 

If you truly want to expand your capacity to receive abundance and live a wildly affluent life you MUST immerse yourself with the idea that money is just energy. This is based on the fact that everything in the universe operates through dynamic exchange.

Currency, our word for money, derives from a Latin word meaning “to run or flow”. Like a river, money must keep flowing, otherwise, it begins to clog and stagnate. Circulation keeps it alive and vital.  When you are spending money, always be graceful, be willing and with a kind intention that is helping others, never with a grudge or resentment.

And remember this: helping others make money and helping other people to fulfil their desires is a sure way to ensure you will make money for yourself as well as more easily fulfil your own dreams.

SECRET: Money, like all life force, is just energy. If you give willingly, you will actually find your wealth increase. 

2. BELIEVE BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN SEE

Just because you can’t see what you desire materialise before your very eyes right at this moment, does not mean that it’s not on its way and conspiring with the Universe to land at your door step very soon.

This is the most important time to have an ‘abundance’ mindset instead of a ‘poverty’ one. Start to cultivate a feeling of abundance even when you have next to nothing in your bank account. Your current reality is not an indication of your worth or your potential.

This is where most people drop off, convinced that they only deserve what they have now. Their wish comes true every time. On the contrary, this is why you will find highly successful people never being afraid of losing money or even their entire fortune, they seem to have this magnetising power of wealth, always able to resurrect from the ashes and regain their affluence, some in a completely different domain. This is because they have faith and knowing the secret….

SECRET: Abundance is a feeling you must carry in your heart regardless of the balance of your bank account.  You usually don’t see the miracle happening until you are arrived. Believe. 

3. STOP BELIEVING THAT ‘RICH PEOPLE’ ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOU

By believing that, you create separation from them. You admit you are different from them. You are not as good or worthy. This limiting belief not only means you are giving power away to other people, it is also preventing you from being able to accept wealth into your own life.

Don’t put others on a pedestal or buy into the idea that anyone is separate from you or superior than you. We are all energetic beings on this planet, ultimately we are ONE.

SECRET: You are enough!

4. HONOUR YOURSELF

Are you too nice and unable to say no to people when they ask for your help even with the most legitimate reason? Are you unable to put a fair price on the work you do even you have put in your heart and soul? Do you feel weird charging friends and family for your expertise, even if it is at a discount rate?

I have to admit, I’m the biggest offender on this one. I honestly find it extremely hard to charge people for doing what I love. However, I now understand that even by doing something you enjoy, it is still the exchange of energy. And you need to value your time and place a dollar value on it. Why? Because to graciously receive is also an expression of a dignity of giving. Give yourself permission and at the same time show the universe that you have the capability to receive the flow of abundance.

SECRET: Respect yourself, then others will follow, including abundance.  

5. APPRECIATE SMALL FORTUNE

When we talk about abundance, we are conditioned to think ‘winning lotto’ or something extravagant. But abundance is everywhere if we open our eyes, big or small. Do you tend to pick up a 5-cent on the ground and thank the Universe for it? (Another big offender for me, however, my husband is a champion for this. Maybe that’s why he often finds $20 notes and one time three $50 notes on the ground and I never do). Thank Universe for it, no matter how small it is!

This is because: the Universe responds to how you think and feel. When you celebrate small wins, it tends to multiply, because it’s a sign of openness and willingness. It also trains your brain to be grateful for small things and raise your awareness of what you already have at this moment.  When you look for things to appreciate then the Universe will reward you by given you more things to be grateful for. Make it your daily practice and start from small.

SECRET: Be grateful for what you have, start from small and bigger things will come.

6. BE GENEROUS TO OTHERS

Do you donate, actively support or give to charitable causes? There is a magical energy that is activated when you give to others and be of service to others. This is the life blood of activating Abundance. A billion dollars in the bank, without the experience of carefreeness and charity, is a state of poverty.

If you want to receive, you first need to learn to Give without expectation. This is the most magical way to show that you have an ability to give and to help others.

To donate and generously give to others is also a sign that you have an overfilled cup and this mentality will bring your many more to come.

SECRET: Share with others generously. What goes around comes around. 

7. DECLUTTER YOUR WALLET

Do you have a messy wallet? Do you have old receipts / parking dockets traced back 6 months ago? Does your wallet have room for anything new to come in?

The way you treat your wallet is an indication of how you manage your wealth. Arrange your bills neatly. Declutter anything you no longer need and make room for new energy and new money to come in. Respect your money and in turn, your money will treat you well.

SECRET: Love your money and your money will love you back and multiply. 

So that is all, my friends. Awareness of the above 7 secrets itself is a powerful tool. By being aware of these secrets, they are likely to sink into your subconscious and become a part of your daily experience.

Grace Xo

How To Cleanse Your Home Energetically in 3 simple steps

“For our home is our corner of the world…It is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word” – Gaston Bachelard 

Our home is our sanctuary, our sacred space where we retreat from the outside world, to be comforted and nurtured. It should also bring out the best in us and be a place where we can be creative.

Just like we need to clean our house regularly, we should also make energy cleansing a habit — because no home is immune to negative energy. Negative energies are not only created by ourselves, by our negative thoughts and feelings, but can also be projected onto us from others, such as previous owners, visitors, family members and friends.

Have you noticed bad energy when you walk into a space after an argument? The air and the energy feels so thick, ‘you could cut it with a knife’. This ‘energy smog’ can cast a pall and have a profound effect on your health, emotions and wellbeing if not cleansed regularly.

A proper “Space Clearing” normally takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to cleanse a three-bedroom house. This step is strongly recommended when you are moving into a new home. It is important that you put your own print onto the space by removing any residual energy from the past residents.

Today, I am going to share 3 simple steps to energetically cleanse your home that you can do on a regular basis after some initial heavy lifting. This allows you to maintain a high level of vibrations within your home so that you are supported on all levels. Remember, the more often you do this, the less time you will need to spend each time. As a guide, it takes about 45 minutes for a 3-bedroom house if you do it once a week.

STEP 1.  BANISHING NEGATIVE ENERGY

There are various tools you can use for this part of the process. The aim is to disperse the negative and stagnant energy and send them into the light to be transmuted. This is like we are removing the weeds (together with the roots) before we plant new seeds.

My two absolute favourites are White Sage smudge sticks from Nature’s Energy and Space Clearing Mist from Australian Bush Flowers Essences (shown in below Photo). They are effective and easy to use.

White Sage smudge sticks are used for protection and purification. Smudging your sacred space or even your body with white sage is like taking an energetic shower. The smoke from dried sage changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response. Any conflict, anger, illness or evil is absorbed by the sage smoke, being released or cleansed from the energy field of a person.

Before you start, open the doors and windows so the unwanted energy can be released with the smoke of the sage.

Stand in the centre of your home and take a few deep breaths. Focus on no more than 3 things that you would like to banish in this process. Be concise and succinct, for example “Fear”, “Financial struggles”, “Health issues”, “Grief” or whatever it might be.  You can also vocalise these and say them aloud while you walk through the space. Some examples are:

“I now banish all negative entities and energy from this home”

“I now clear all fears that hold me back from attracting the desired relationship into my life”

“I remove all barriers that prevent me from moving forward in my career”

Decide on whether you would like to do it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. (Listen to your intuition, or ask a pendulum if you own one and know how to use it.) You can start at any point on the perimeter of the room, working from the outer edge towards the centre.

Starting at the floor level and move up to the ceiling, paying close attention to corners and to any nooks & crannies around furniture. Open and cleanse all cupboards. Negative energy loves to hide in those dark corners, so if you can’t reach it with the smudge sticks, spraying a Space Clearing mist is the best way to dissipate it.

Once you have done the whole house, leave the smudge stick on a safe surface or a plate for continued burning. It knows when it is time to stop. Do not put it under running water to distinguish it. Visualise those issues that were on your mind being carried away with the smoke. Your home will then be free from the energy pollution.

Note: Be aware of fire alarms in your house when using a smudge stick. Be extra cautious if it is windy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this technique.

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STEP 2.   SETTING YOUR INTENTIONS 

A big part of energetic space clearing is about setting intentions, such as focusing on what you would like to bring into your space, your home. This is the time to communicate with the universe what your heart desires. So be truthful, be yourself.

This is the ideal time to do a mini-meditation to quieten the mind and the chatter of the ego. You can play some gentle music or burn your favourite incense to help this.

Close your eyes, try to see through those immediate needs and wants to gain clarity on what truly brings you the harmony and bliss in life. Identify how you would feel if those wishes were granted instantly. How will you feel when those issues in your life are no longer there? Try to feel the joy and excitement in every cell of your body. The most important part is: you don’t have to visualise every detail — you only have to feel the way you wish to feel. This also helps you to steer away from any superficial material needs or short-lived intentions.

When you are emitting the positive and life-affirming energy from the heart, the universe will then match these vibrations and make your wish manifest.

STEP 3.  INVOKING WHAT YOUR HEART DESIRES

Now you have gained clarity in respect of your intention and desires, it should be easy to either say them out loud or write them down during the invoking process.

This part should be joyful and uplifting. I love using tools that create sounds, such as a singing bowl or Tibetan bells. The sound waves they create can carry our wish into the space and can accentuate the energy in our home and create a vortex of radiating energy around you. Importantly, those sounds are nurturing and positive.

Move in the opposite direction to what you did in the banishing process. I.e. if you moved in a clockwise direction during banishing, then carry out the invoking process in an anti-clockwise direction in each room.

Close your windows and doors during this step, as we want to retain the high vibrational energy for as long as possible.

Your home tells the story of your recent life, absorbing and reflecting back to you. Hence, the ability to harmonise and sanctify your home of stagnant and unwanted energy have a profound effect upon your health, emotions, relationships and well-being. Be mindful of the space you are living in, take care of it and it will take care of you in return.

May is a perfect month to introduce this simple practice to keep the energy in your home fresh and vibrant. (You can read May’s Monthly Prediction here.)

If you are practicing something similar already, great! I’d love to hear about your favourite tools and https://fengshuiserenity.com.au/sign-up-page/what works for you. Leave me a Comment below…:-)

 

Grace Xo

Feng Shui Tips for Bed Placement

A well-arranged bedroom according to Feng Shui principles not only can enhance the occupants' health and romantic relationship, but also can preserve their wealth. Therefore, the placement of your bed is critical in bedroom Feng Shui. 

The bed is a critical Feng Shui consideration because this is where we rest and regenerate for the next day. It’s also where we are the most vulnerable. 

There are a few basic rules you should consider when it comes to where to place your bed in your bedroom:

1. To start with, you should always aim to have a solid bedhead and orient your bed head against a solid wall for support.

2. Your bed should be in a commanding position in relation to the room. You should be able to see the entire room while resting your head on the pillow, including the entry to the bedroom.

The “commanding” position and is the most auspicious, allowing you to feel the most supported and comfortable when sleeping.

3. You should NOT place your bed 'in line' with the door where your feet point directly at the door when you are lying down.  It is what we call a "coffin position” and results in too much Qi flow while you while sleeping. You are likely to feel unsettled and have disturbed sleep. 

4. Having your bed positioned along the same wall as the door or window (see below example) can lead to unexpected surprises in your life. 

This might also mean missed opportunities. Ideally, when lying down, the door should be in your direct line of vision so you can see the door comfortably - this will lead you to feel that you have greater control over your life.

5. Don't angle your bed in a corner. The sharp corner creates a very negative Qi flow - in Feng Shui we call this a “poison arrow”.

We find poison arrows in sharp corners of the walls and/or objects and furniture that are deliberately angled towards an entryway, your body, or even your entire home. The negative energy they emit are like 'points' and will 'hit' your body while you sleep. Poison arrows can lead to severe loss in your life, such as the loss of your job, money or even your general health.