March 2nd: New Moon in Pisces
March 18th: Full Moon in Virgo
March 20th: Spring Equinox
March: Focus on the Center of your Home
We begin the month with a new moon in Pisces on March 2nd. The energy of this new moon is associated with the Center of your home, your spiritual and mental health, and your overall well-being. It’s a transition month as we emerge from the slower winter energies and spring forth! Pay attention to your dreams, freshen up your home and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit.
Pisces is a water sign that is ruled by Neptune and symbolized by two fish. Traits include being emotionally sensitive, compassionate, creative, thoughtful, empathetic, and generous. The downside includes being wishy-washy, moody, emotionally closed off and easily taken advantage of.
This is a month to dream about what’s possible and envision it happening. In New England, we usually have mixed weather … winter one day and spring the next. March is a good month to dislodge things that have been stuck all winter. Clean out closets and cabinets. Reorganize areas where clutter accumulated over the winter. As you do so, place your focus on what you’d like to be doing during the coming months. After being relatively secluded for the past two years, more venues are opening up. Give some thought about how you’d like to engage with more people and places. Momentum is building.
In your home, refresh and re-energize the Center of your space. The energy of the Center expands and permeates throughout your entire home. In my home, this is my dining room. I usually have a vase of fresh flowers on the table. I find that this is one of the fastest ways to boost energy. The color and type of flowers change depending on the season, my mood and availability.
I also have a buffet cabinet that stores silverware, table linens, candles, and extra dishes. I’ll swap out the table runner on top for a March theme and reorganize the linens inside. Many family photos are also displayed in the Center of my home. They are a fun reminder of various events and gatherings. This month, I’ll clean the fames and shine the glass. Vacuuming high and low into the corners of this area is another way I’ll shift the chi.
Keeping the Flying Stars system in mind, I’ll refresh the Center of my home this month, yet also keep things relatively quiet. If you have room, the Center is a good place to hang a windchime during 2022.
Pay Attention to your Stomach
Healthwise, the Center is associated with your stomach and spleen. Paying attention to your “gut” and “gut feel” is a healthy habit. Your gut reads situations and can alert you to good and bad well ahead of your brain. Finetuning your intuitive feel for people and situations can guide you through life more easily than waiting for others means of confirmation or proof.
Earth Energy and the Center of your Home
Earth energy provides the foundation for the Center of your space. When in balance, Earth is nurturing, stabilizing and grounded. You feel supported in your endeavors, with a solid foundation underfoot. Concerns about survival, a lack of stability, muddled thinking, and continual worry are signs of imbalanced Earth energy. Another sign of imbalance is feeling that you can’t do enough to please others. If you recognize any of these traits or emotions, this would be a good month to shake up the Center of your home and revitalize it. Sitting rooms, bedrooms and porches are Earth-type rooms … spaces where you nurture, relax, and rejuvenate yourself.
Earth and the Five Elements
In the Five Element system, Earth energy is supported and strengthened by Fire. It is depleted by Metal and weakened by Wood and Water. If you want to accentuate or activate Earth energy, typically you would emphasize the Fire and Earth elements.
During 2022, the feng shui Flying Stars call for less Fire and Earth energy in the Center of your home. Therefore, minimize the colors red and yellow. Also omit burning candles. Hanging a wind chime, and adding blue, black, gray, silver, gold or copper are favorable choices for 2022. If the center of your space feels too Earthy (or sluggish), balance the area using décor that emphasizes Metal, Water and Wood elements. This can help provide a breakthrough and gets things moving in a new direction.
Here are some ideas for balancing the Five Elements in the Center:
During 2022 incorporate Metal, Water and Wood items into the Center …
Metal energy helps bring clarity to a space. Metal items include:
- Physical metal: gold, silver, brass, aluminum, etc. (pots & pans, lamps, picture frames)
- marble, granite, flagstone
- natural crystals and rocks dug from deep within the earth
- circles, oval and arch shapes
- white, gray and pastel shades.
Wood energy is about vibrancy, growth, and expansion. Wood is represented by:
- Fresh flowers, plants, and trees
- Floral fabrics and patterns
- Vertical stripes and tall columns
- Green and blue
Fresh flowers in a white or glass vase would be a nice way to add Metal, Water and Wood energy to the Center of your home.
During 2022, reduce Earth and Fire energies in the Center…
Earth energy grounds and anchors your space. Earth items include:
- Wooden furniture (because it’s harvested wood)
- pottery, earthenware, bricks, and clay
- seashells and natural items
- square shapes
- oversized or heavy furniture that hugs the ground
- yellow, gold, brown and autumn/earth tones.
Fire brings dazzling, sparkling energy to a space. It is represented by:
- Fire, flames, lights, sunlight, candles
- Triangles, pyramids, diamond, and cone shapes
- People and animals, as well as pictures and sculptures of people and animals
- Electronics and electrical items
- Red, burgundy and the red palette
During 2022, tuck away pottery and candles that may be in the Center of your home. Replace them with flowers or plants, a metal item or something with flowy energy.
Everything in your space contributes to energetic balance on multiple levels. For example, a wooden dining room table and chairs represent Earth energy. Place a white tablecloth on this and you introduce Metal energy. A glass vase filled with fresh flowers adds Water and Wood energy. Red candles on the table would bring in a touch of Fire.
Revitalize the Heart of Your Home
When you feel good in your space and you enjoy spending time there, chances are the energy is harmonized. This is the feeling to create throughout your entire house, one room at a time. This is a good month to make some seasonal adjustments. I recommend beginning with a deep cleaning and then refresh the area to welcome in spring. Open up any blocked or clogged areas. Thin out paper piles. Clear excess from tabletops and counters. Return misplaced items to their proper home. Release or recycle things that you don’t use or no longer want or need.
Set an Intention on March 2nd and Meditate
Set an intention for your overall well-being on March 2nd. Write it down to reinforce it. A journal is a great place to do so. Relax and meditate for at least to few moments to reflect on where you’re headed and to help your intentions to take root. Then either that day or within the next week, revitalize the Center of your home. As you do so, visualize your intentions happening, without worrying about how. Skip over how things might unfold since this bogs you down. Let the Universe handle the “how.” Your job is to stay focused on the end result.
Check-in at the Full Moon
The full moon check-in that aligns with adjustments to the Center of your space is March 18th. This is the time to reflect on the objectives you set at the March 2nd new moon and notice how they may have taken root for you. If you’re not seeing any signs, don’t worry. When you plant a seed, it takes time for the roots to develop and for the plant to emerge from the soil. Similar development happens with your intentions. A lot happens behind the scenes and out of view. Stay focused on the outcome without disrupting the process through worry, doubt, or fear. Instead, look for signs that what you’ve asked for is beginning to happen. The signs might be small and very subtle at first. Patience and optimism help.
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