We are lucky to be living in this time of so much information at our disposal! The Aquarian Age brings us the opportunity to learn and grow in any direction we choose. Those of us open to it get to enjoy TWO New Years celebrations every year!!!
New Year's Day worldwide is a time to examine and process the lessons of the year before and move forward with intention into the newness of what is to come.
Many of us experienced some dramatic shifting as the year changed over, the old sometimes being pulled out right under our feet! Now we are left to integrate what is useful and move forward into the dynamism that is Fire Monkey.
Eastern culture views time as cyclic and therefore each year has a particular quality relating to the zodiac and a specific element. After some meditation and research, these are my Feng Shui tips for this year!
Year of Fire Monkey Recommendations
Fire is an element of rapid expansion and change. It can be categorized as volatile and explosive. Combined with the clever and mischievous nature of the monkey, this is a time to be our own best critic. Are we acting from emotions, from our own sense of justice, or are we acting from acceptance of our role in the big picture? Are we considering the greatest good, or are we trying to get the most for ourselves?
In Your Dealings
This is a perfect opportunity to focus on our career goals and reputation. The Reputation area of the bagua is represented by the element of fire and monkey is one who has a colored reputation. Ensure all your dealings are squeaky-clean, no "mud-slinging"! Also, do your research and don't take all of what people say at face-value. Get your facts straight and make an informed decision. This is monkey-smarts. Monkey is adept and adroit and stays ahead of the game. He's usually writing the game!
In Your Home
Step inside your front door. What is blocking you? Are there objects cluttering behind the door, unfinished projects lurking about, dust or dirt lingering? Clean all of it up. The area around your door relates directly to your career. In order to have a good reputation and invite success, the energy must have a free path to enter and be expressed.
Now, the area directly opposite and at the top center from your front door is your reputation area. Do you have a fireplace here? Many do! Clean it up and use it. If it is in disrepair, call a chimney sweep or repair man. This is really important. If you have disfunctional fire element in this area, it can cause serious regressive energy in your life during this year.
No fireplace? No problem! Clean the area up. Remove any watery aspects immediately (fountains, anything blue, black or cool in color, any abstract shapes or art). Replace with triangular shapes pointing up, an oil lamp, candles, anything red. Think about expansion and power. Place objects that inspire you on your path of notoriety. To welcome the energy and set the tone, write your intention relaing to your career and reputation on a paper and burn it in this area of your home. Do this after a little cleaning and resetting of the energy. Imagine a group of people around you, applauding your success in_____. A big fire burns behind you as your receive your reward or accolade. You are at the top of your game. You are the embodiment of Fire Monkey!
The Rest of Your Home
Move any fire elements out of your water spaces (areas along the front wall of your home). Fire and water do not mix!!!! No need to create unnecessary drama for yourself this year, as we will all be very busy creating! If you have fire elements in other areas, be sure to balance them out. One way is to represent all elements in each area of your home.
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My Reputation area, for your consideration. It needs a little de-cluttering! The art, even though it is greyscale, is paintings I created of fire objects. I have my compass there pointing its arrow at my front door. This is where I perform my ritual sage smudging and do my intentional work. It is a highly active area of my home. My oven happens to be here which is lucky for me. I keep a candle burning on it to keep the energy activated. The hanger is technically clutter, but as it was also a triangle, I leave it as an example. In feng shui, even simple objects placed with intention can be powerful energetic touchstones.