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December brought an alchemical interaction with the Rat (Animal that rules the month of December) with the Rabbit is compatible BUT there is a Punishment to how these two interact. Not all is as it appears is it? On the surface there seems to be harmony and goodwill but there is something dark at work, something sinister like backstabbing, slander, or shady business. This is a cautionary tale of making sure you really know who you are dealing with and that their moral compass is aligned with yours. Be mindful of who you trust, confide in, and invest time and resources with this month. Don’t get too comfortable. So HOW were your relationships in December? Did you experience any of this forecast? Leave a comment and let me know.

January brings our 2023 reign of the Rabbit to a close. This is a month of transition, of processing what has happened in the last 12 months and recongizing where you are in this now moment. Finding yourself poised and preparing for the Green Dragon of 2024. The Full Moon Thursday January 25th will end the Rabbit’s rule and we will have until February 4th to get our homes and our lives aligned for this New Year. The month of January begins on the 7th and is influenced by a Yin Wood Ox. Now the Ox is cold, hard Earth which has no place for the soft grasses, the blooming flowers of Yin Wood. This feels like a futile start, it feels like the farmer to planted too early and is seeing any growth covered in snow, stunted, frozen, immobilized. You rushed it so now you may have lost it. The Ox and the Rabbit is a tension of control and dominance. The head strong Ox is happy to have the easy going Rabbit there to remind it of the season that comes after the winter cold. In that they are compatible in that they are useful to one another.

ActivateThe 4 Star in the Center is visited by the 6 Star. The Center as Earth is challenged by the Woody 4 Star and has needed the mitigation of RED to harmonize for positive chi to be activated. The 6 Star as a Metal Star is nourished by the Earthy Center but whittles down and cuts the 4 Star. Adding BLUE activates the 6 Star for success while nourishing the embattles 4 Star. In December I felt the chi for the 4 Star ebb out and so it is time to REMOVE your Love Altar for 2023 and set all those items aside for next year. Best Colors/ Decor: Blue colors Avoid: Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, Red, Water and Metal, white, gray, black, Earthy yellow, brown, and tan. CURES: REMOVE your Love Altar, add Blue colors, and have 4 Stalks of Lucky Bamboo in a BLUE vase.

Caution The 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and now visited by the 2 Star. The Fiery 9 Star needs to be mitigated with the Watery North with Wood and colors of green. The 2 Star is weakened here in a clash of Earth and Water. The 2 Star is beginning to shift its energy from a sick negative force to one that is far kinder and gentler. It will take years foir this transformation to be fully felt. In the meantime, proceed with caution. The 9 Star nourishes the Earthy 2. Best Colors/ Decor: Wood furnishings, all shades of Green, turquoise, lush plants, but pair the Green with Purple, Violet, Eggplant, and Lavender. Tie this in to your carpet, pillows, and artwork that is themed with beautiful florals, and landscapes. Avoid: Water and colors of Blue, Metal and colors of black, white, and gray, Earth tones like yellow, orange, rust, brown, cream, peach, and pink. CURES: Place 9 Silk Purple Flowers in a GREEN Vase. For a North facing house or bedroom, put a Red Arowana Carp Fish in a prominent place.

DEPRESSThe 7 Star is in the North East for 2023 is visited by the 9 Star which brings the potential for upcoming success and wealth that is now corrupted in this placement. This is success and wealth that comes with restrictions, legal woes, loss of money due to poor investements, etc. Be really mindful of your business dealings, especially if your office sits in the NE. The combination of Metal and Fire feels explosive. Take heed. The Earthy NE drains the emboldened Fiery 9 Star. Continue to reduce its influence with a little Earth and Metal. Best Colors/ Decor: Metal furnishings, Black, white, gray, brown, and a pop of yellow. Bring this into your décor with rugs, pillows, and art. Avoid: Water, Blue, Green, Wood, Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, Red. No personal or family photos. CURES: A black dish with rice and a single Chinese Coin with a blood stone atop the coin to absorb negativity and protect finances. Another protection for wealth is displaying a Blue Elephant or Rhino Statue. Be very cautious if this is a central room in your house.

CautionThe 2 Star is in the East is one of the most problematic rooms/areas for 2023 is visited by the 4 Star. The 2 Star suggests illness, and grave misfortune especially to those people born in the year or on the day of a Rabbit, Rooster, or Rat. BUT the 2 Star is now in its transformation towards becoming a positive energy. This will take some time over the next few years to reach its full radiance. With the 4 Star in the East for January it feels like a gentle touch of friendliness, care, and love. Let’s lean into that and begin to heal the East where our family and health are held. Continue to keep this room DARK AND QUIET. The Grand Duke sits in the degrees 82.5-97.5 E. No construction, loud noise deep digging, or loud noises in this room throughout the year. I would neutralize this area and focus on GREEN and BLUE. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, landscapes, floral designs, leaf patterns, plants and trees. Add something Blue like a throw blanket or pillows. Avoid: All other colors, especially Earth tones like yellow, brown, tan, peach, pale pink, and also Fire like red, violet, hot pink, and orange. No Metal like white, gray, or black, and Water. CURE: For a front door facing SE that you cannot use another entrance, hang a Ba-Gua mirror to deflect the negative chi and 2 Metal Fu Dogs flanking the entrance. For a bedroom that cannot be changed, hang a Healing Herbs Wu Lou and put a Salt Water Cure under the bed. For appeasing the Grand Duke display a Gold Tai Sui Plaque and a pair of Pi Yao Beasties facing into the afflicted direction. DO NOT FACE THE EAST in the way your head is pointed in bed, in the way you sit and even in the direction you drive from your home. Remove all Family photos.

DEPRESSThe 3 Star is in the South East and now the 5 Star arrives. The 3 Star brings conflict and the 5 Star portends ruin. This is an argument that turns violent, or gossip that turns to slander, this is actions that lead to injury. AVOID this room for any important conversations or interactions. The 5 Star is lost here in the Woody SE. Best Colors: Stick with the innate color of this direction, Green and Blue in all shades along with landscapes, floral or leaf designs, prints, art. Healthy lush plants. Avoid : RED or Fiery colors and Fire itself as in a fire pit or grill, stove, and fireplace. Water with Blues, Earth tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Orange, Violet, and of course Metal with colors of white, gray, and black. Keep this room quiet and serene. CURE: Red Happy Hotei in a prominent place and for January, a round Metal bowl to absorb any toxic chi from the 5 Star.

ACTIVATEThe 8 Star is in the South and this is the home of the Horse, and now the 1 Star flies in and creates a steamy situation as Water and Fire sizzle. Add some Green to mitigate the conflict. Best Colors: Earth tones like Brown, Tan, and Cream with live healthy plants. Avoid: Fire as in Red, Violet, Hot Pink, and Orange, Blue, Water, Green, Wood, and Metal with colors of Black, White, and Gray. CURE: Hang a red string of 8 Chinese Coins from the door if this is an entrance. Other options are 8 citrine or red crystal balls in a ceramic square tray/bowl or 8 silk RED Flowers, or a Wealth Cabbage called a Bai Chok or a Red Phoenix statue or image. For January add a single GOLD INGOT to inject some energy into the abundance of the 1 Star.

NEUTRALIZE- The 1 Star is in the South West is a wealth Star and is in conflict as a Water Star in this Earth direction with the visiting 3 Star which is also conflicted in this placement as Wood and Earth compete. The 1 Star with the addition of Metal is nourished and offers wealth and success. The nasty, agitated 3 Star is lost here and I would ignore offering any attention to this irritant. Be cautious around any tension or disharmony thaty could arise. Best Colors: Light blue, gray blue, white, black, gray. Metal accessories. Worst Colors: All shades of BLUE, Earth like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Cream, Fire, Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet, Water, Wood, and Green colors. CURE: The annual cure is a round Metal bowl and other Metal objects and furnishings. Place a single Gold Ingot on something Blue for wealth and if this is your office, place a Red Ru Yi Sword to strengthen your career.

ACTIVATEThe 6 Star is in the West bringing the potential for success and wealth is visited by the 8 Star. The West is one of the best area of the home and office in January forecasting great wealth, success, and abundance. A great area for an office or main room of the house. This is an afflicted area for 2023 as the West sits opposite to our Annual Rabbit in the East. Do not face East, but it is okay to face West. Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. Keep the design very Zen. Bring in EARTH tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, crystals, and pottery. Avoid: Wood, colors of Green, Water, Fire and Fire colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet. CURE: A Gold Happy Hotei sitting on an Ingot, or 6 Gold Ingots in a Metal round dish, and to appease the Sui Po and Three Killings, point a Silver Elephant in the direction of 232.5-307.5 W. A special cure of the 3 Celestial Mirror ensures you get the optimal benefit from this area.

DepressThe 5 Star is in the North West is one of the most afflicted directions for 2023. Now the 7 Star with the 5 Star creates a violent, dramatic end to 2023 in this sector of our homes. CAUTION. If a kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. AVOID this area as a bedroom or main entrance. Anything and everything that can go wrong will if this is disturbed. KEEP THIS AREA QUIET, DARK, AND UNDISTURBED BY LOUD RENOVATIONS OR NOISE. Best Colors: Metal with Blue, White, Gray, and Black. AVOID: Earth and colors of Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, Water and shades of Blue and Green, no Wood, and NO FIRE of any kind not even candles, colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange, and Violet. CURE:  If a front door hang a Ba-Gua mirror to deflect the negative chi and flank the entrance with a pair of Metal Fu Dogs. If a bedroom put a Salt Water Cure under the bed and a Wu Lou Health gourd by the bedside. Be really careful with everything you do here. Metal is the best Cure as in a round Metal bowl or something that chimes like a clock. AVOID this area of your home or office.

BEST DIRECTIONS FOR January: Center, South, West, and possibly South West.

Areas of Caution: North West, North, North East, East, and South East.

On the World Stage the Month of January highlights Eastern Australia, Phillipines, Japan, Eastern most Russia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Korea. These areas ofthe world may be more in the news.

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Flying Stars is an advanced system of Feng Shui that has been used since the times of Ancient China. It recognizes the pattern of energy impressed upon every home and building the year it was built or last renovated. Think of it like a building or home’s birth day. It is why you see some houses falling apart, covered in vines, and deteriorating. When the chi is gone, the house is no longer viable for living in. Therefore it is so important to update your home to the current Period. Each Period is 20 years long and we have been in Period 8, a time of wealth and abundance since 2004. We will shift into Period 9 in 2024. At the least, following the annual and monthly Flying Stars allows you to dance with the ever changing chi so that you are in flow with life.