- April 11th New Moon in Aries … Focus on Career Gua
- April 26th Full Moon in Libra
March Recap … Your Health and Well-Being
The check-in that aligned with March adjustments for the Center of your home began with the March 28th full moon. If you set objectives for the March 13th new moon in Pisces, tune in and notice what’s unfolding or what’s coming your way. Full moons are when things come to light. The seeds you set on March 13th have taken root and shifts are beginning. Watch the patterns, finetune your approach, and go with the flow.
The quality of the energy in the Center projects out to all areas of your home and influences your overall health and well-being. Balancing this area can go a long way to bringing harmony to your daily life. The Center of your home is governed by Earth energy. When balanced, you’re more likely to feel grounded, stable, and supported in all you do.
Review the March Feng Shui Forecast.
April 11th New Moon in Aries … Career and Life Purpose Gua
The new moon in Aries on April 11th is associated with your Career gua. This is the Center Front of your home, every room in your home, your workspace and your yard or land. The quality of energy in this area influences your life purpose, life path, profession, career, and work.
New moons are about new beginnings and this month, we move fully into spring. Aries marks the beginning of the Zodiac. It’s a sign that’s full of energy, passion, motivation, and confidence. Cheery dispositions, strong will, determination, and direct approaches are some of the traits associated with Aries. On the downside, guard against being too moody, short-tempered, aggressive, impatient, or impulsive.
This is a month to act. Whether or not your situation changed over the past year, you might feel an impulse to get a fresh start, take a new approach, begin something new, or immerse yourself in different activities. In other words, create a change of pace. Are you feeling similar? If so, you’re in good alignment with the times. It’s the beginning of spring. After a year of restrictions, many people are ready for something new.
There are various approaches to take with your Career gua, depending on where you are in your life. Your focus might be on a new focus for yourself, career development and growth, changing your role, getting a job or a new job, starting or growing a business, or you might be looking to go to school or obtain training, retire, or post-retirement activities. Regardless of where you are in the “career cycle,” assessing and refreshing your Career gua can assist your efforts and initiatives. It can assist you to attract or strengthen opportunities and help you to feel better about your choices and efforts.
The Career area is associated with the Water element. The archetype for Water is the Philosopher. The Philosopher explores deep mysteries, searching for the truth. In the process, ignorance takes a back seat as new knowledge is uncovered. This is a good month to consider the role of the Philosopher in your life. Is there something you’d love to learn or discover either about yourself, your work, or your life? In what areas do you embrace mystery and delve deeper into a topic? Are there any areas in which you yearn to spend more time, scrutinize the meaning of the topic, or gain insight?
From a health perspective, the organs associated with the Career gua and the Water element are the kidney and bladder. The body part is the ear. Coincidentally, the ear and kidney meridians are connected. Over the years, I’ve had clients who were unhappy in their Careers and also had ear and/or hearing problems. When they removed blockages in their Career guas, their hearing improved. Your kidneys are also associated with fear. If you’re feeling fearful about anything, adjusting the Career gua of your house and every room in your house can help get things moving forward for you.
In balance, Water flows gently, without interruption. Water energy is curious, clever, candid, insightful, spiritual, and thinks things through. When Water energy is deficient, you might feel irritable, stingy, critical, fearful, superficial, or dry. Excess Water energy expresses itself as a lack of enthusiasm, depression, self-pity, stagnation, and being too blunt, detached, insensitive or lonely.
The Front Center of Your Home Relates to Your Life Path and Overall Opportunities
Take a walk through this area and notice what captures your attention. You might also take a few photos and study them. How do you feel? What are you noticing?
Meditation rooms, bedroom, bathrooms, and solo areas are Water-type rooms.
Water and The Five Elements
In the Five element system, each of the five elements have symbiotic relationships with each other. There’s a push and pull, of sorts. One element always strengthens another, while the remaining elements wear it down or deplete its energy to one degree or another. Water energy is supported and strengthened by Metal. Simultaneously, Water corrodes Metal or wears it down. In other words, it consumes it. In turn, Water feeds the plants and trees. In excess, floods and runoff occur. Water also extinguishes Fire and washes away Earth. Thus, Water is strengthened by Metal and depleted, consumed, or used up by Wood, Fire, and Earth.
If your Career or Life Path could benefit from more insight or use a boost, or you’d like to create more flow in your space, balance the area using décor that emphasizes Metal and Water elements. This can help provide a breakthrough and gets things moving in a new direction. Metal strengthens clarity and Water brings flow. If you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or in fear about things, you may have too much Water energy. In that case, tone it down by removing Water or Metal or adding Wood, Fire or Earth energies.
Harmonize your space by playing with the Five Elements
Here are some ideas for balancing the Five Elements in your Career Gua:
Water energy enhances flow and reflective, philosophical qualities. It is represented by:
- Water features and water itself
- Mirrors, windows, glass, reflective and shiny surfaces
- Black and very dark colors
- Free form, wavy and symmetrical shapes
- Pictures of lakes, rivers, harbors, ocean views
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, gems 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
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
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 floor
- Yellow, gold, brown and autumn/earth tones.
Revitalize your Life Path
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. During the first ten days of April, tune into the center-front of your home, the Career gua, and make some 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. If you have more time, adjust additional areas, as well as the front center of the outside of your house and your yard.
Set an Intention on April 11th and Meditate
After waking up the Career sector of your home, set an intention for yourself that relates to life purpose, career or job, on April 11th. Include specific requests you may have about your direction in life. Then relax and do a meditation. Visualize the end result of your intention. Skip over how things might unfold. This can bog you down. Let the Universe handle the “how.” Your job is to stay focused on the end result. Nothing is too big or too small. What’s important is that the result will bring you joy! This is the true test. When you have what you ask for, will you be happy?
Check-in at the Full Moon
Check back two weeks later, with the April 26th full moon. This is when you might begin to see some shifts or results. Things come to light at the full moon. Often, shifts start small and many times they show up in new and unexpected ways (such as the town plow driver clearing the end of my driveway a few months ago). When you’re in tune with the times and you’re open to change, you might begin to notice delightful and unexpected happenings. Overall, April should be a pleasant month, where you experience forward movement. Things are changing for the better. You and your space should be shifting too.
Would you like some help?
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