December 2021 Feng Shui Forecast

 

  • December 4th: New Moon and Solar Eclipse
  • December 18th: Full Moon
  • December 21st: Winter Solstice

 

November Recap … Focus on Prosperity!

The check-in that aligned with the November full moon and focus on the Prosperity sector of your home, began with the November 19th full moon and lunar eclipse. The quality of energy in the furthest left corner of your space influences your wealth, prosperity, and abundance. This is the back left corner section of your home, every room in your home, your work space, and your land. New moons are the time to set intentions and full moons are when you’re likely to see the results of your intentions begin to emerge and come into the light. I find that when you work with natural cycles, life flows more easily. You have fewer obstacles and the blocks that you experience are easier to resolve.

Did you set an intention for prosperity and abundance during November? Perhaps you cleaned, cleared, or energized the back left corners of your home, yard, or workspace? What are you noticing as a result? Review the November Feng Shui Forecast and Suggestions.

 

December 4th New Moon in Sagittarius … Let Your Light Shine!

The December new moon is in Sagittarius. This is the month to work with your Knowledge gua. It’s the front-left corner of your house, every room in your house, as well as your yard and workplace. The energy of this areas influences your inner wisdom, your intuition and guidance system. It’s also about expanding your horizons, branching out and learning about new topics, developing new interests, and discovering new places.

The Archer, the centaur of mythology (half-human, half-horse) symbolizes Sagittarius. This sign is known for its higher intelligence, spiritual ideals, and philosophy of life. Traits include being a deep thinker, honesty, sincerity, independence, a free spirit, curiosity and having a zest for life. On the downside one might be impatient, careless, boastful, or explosive when things go awry. Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius energy expands boundaries, raises awareness beyond the physical world, and pushes you to reach your full potential. Thus, the connection to the Knowledge gua.

 

The Knowledge Gua

The Knowledge and Self Development gua holds energy for cultivating wisdom, joy, and a zest for life. The energy of this area can help you tap into your intuition, enabling you to draw on your higher self for guidance and wisdom. This is where you find peace, grace, and solace, traits that can help you navigate daily life more easily. Going inward strengthens your core and grounds your energy, providing a firm foundation to react to daily life. Use the energy of the December new moon to reflect on your light and to bring it out into the world.

The Knowledge gua is an Earth area in the feng shui bagua. From a health perspective, it correlates with your shoulders, back, arms and hands. Back and shoulder problems can indicate that you may be carrying too much responsibility. If you have such ailments, are these due to your responsibilities or are you carrying the weight of others? What can you do to ease your burden? Be sure to create a comfortable space for yourself. Reflect on what makes you happy and spend more time doing that.

 

Holiday Décor Shifts Chi

Decorating for the holidays shifts the chi in your home. If you enjoy it, the shift will be positive and uplifting. Many decorations hold special memories and family stories. When we put up our Christmas tree each year, we often reflect on each ornament as we place them on our tree. Many came as gifts, and they evoke happy memories with cherished family and friends.

If the holidays feel like a chore and burden, be aware that you might instill these qualities throughout your home, if they predominate. Other people will feel the energy, even if you don’t. I encourage you to let go of décor, activities, and traditions that no longer feel good to you. You’ll feel lighter and you’ll be happier as a result.

Prior to decorating for the holidays (if you do so), pay particular attention to the front-left corners of your house and that of each room. Remove clutter and give the areas a deep clearing prior to adding decorations. Your house will feel more spacious if you temporarily store objects and décor that you display throughout the year, prior to placing your favorite holiday items. As you take out your holiday decorations, swap an item already in place for each seasonal item that you add. Less is more. Shifting the chi in your space, also shifts your chi and that of everyone there.

 

Emphasize Fire and Earth Elements

The Knowledge gua is an Earth area, in the Five Element system. The Center of your home and the Relationship gua in the back-right corner, are Earth areas also. Earth is strengthened by Fire and weakened by Metal, Water and Wood. Fire energy is transformative and brings joy. Earth energy is stabilizing and brings comfort. How nice that comfort and joy are also the messages of the season.

Fire brings dazzling, sparkling energy to a space. It is represented by:

  • Fire, flames, lights, sunlight, candles
  • Stars, triangles, pyramids, diamond, and cone shapes (Christmas Trees!)
  • People and animals
  • Electronics and electrical items
  • Red, burgundy and the red palette

Earth energy grounds and anchors your space. Earth items include:

  • Natural items such as pinecone wreaths
  • Pottery, earthenware, bricks, and clay
  • Square shapes
  • Oversized or heavy furniture that hugs the floor
  • Yellow, brown and earth tones

Metal energy helps bring clarity to a space. Metal items include:

  • Shiny ornaments
  • All metal: gold, silver, brass, aluminum and more (pots, pans, lamps, picture frames…)
  • Marble, granite, flagstone
  • Natural crystals and rocks dug from deep in the earth
  • Circles, oval and arch shapes
  • White, gray, and pastel shades

Water energy helps to create flow. It also brings reflective and philosophical qualities. Water 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

Wood energy is about growth and expansion. Wood is represented by:

  • Christmas trees, fresh flowers, and plants
  • Floral fabrics and patterns
  • Vertical stripes and tall columns
  • Vertical rectangles
  • Green and blue

 

Tips to Uplift your home during Holidays

  • Remove what you don’t need to create more space.
  • Decorate with fresh greens and natural items.
  • Add a fresh poinsettia plant.
  • Add a natural, seasonal scent in a diffuser and place in a safe place.
  • Add seasonal candles or lights.
  • Light a fire in your fireplace (or turn on a gas fire).
  • Decorate a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush.
  • Place a welcoming wreath on your front door.
  • Play your favorite Christmas carols or other uplifting music.
  • Cook or bake some special treats. Let the aroma fill your house.
  • Hang a birdfeeder outside. Enjoy the sights and sounds from your windows.

 

The Importance of the Relationship Gua

Pay attention to the opposite gua as well. The Relationship or Partnership gua is the area diagonally opposite Knowledge, in the back-right of your space. Cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself helps you to be in healthy relationships with others. As within, so without. Your inner self drives your relationship with others.

The two areas work hand in hand. If you’re activating your Knowledge gua, cleaning and decluttering your Relationship areas will provide an added boost. The Relationship gua is also associated with Earth energy. In the Relationship area, a nice touch is to include a picture or art that reinforces your relationship with your partner, spouse, or someone you’d love to bring into your life.

 

December 4th Total Solar Eclipse

The December 4th total solar eclipse is a positive one, related to happy events and good news. It’s about time! The eclipse passes directly over Antarctica and parts of southern Africa. Although we won’t see the eclipse in the USA, you can be impacted by its energy if you have important points or planets 9 -15 degrees Sagittarius or Taurus.

Eclipses come in pairs, six months apart. Solar eclipses happen at new moons and lunar eclipises occur during a full moon. Lunar eclipses are about completions and solar eclipses are about new beginnings. The December 4th solar eclipse is a companion to the November 19th lunar eclipse.

Let go of what’s not working for you and open to new opportunities. Release your fears and nonbeneficial beliefs. Experience new possibilities. As you open to the joy and wonder of the season, view things with child-like wonder.

 

Write Your Intention and Meditate on December 4th

On December 4th, write a statement about what you’d like to manifest related to yourself, your inner knowing, and what brings you joy. Put your intention in a red envelope, activate it with a prayer or blessing and then place it in the Knowledge gua of your home, bedroom, or office. Write your intention in the present tense, using positive words, just as if it’s happening for you now. For example: “At this new moon I fully embrace my love of life as I look forward to new, exciting, and inspiring adventures during the coming year.” The more specific you are, the better your result.

Do a mediation on Saturday, December 4th. Visualize the end result of your intention. Surround it with positive energy and see it unfolding for yourself. Let go of how it will happen. Your job is to set the intention and embrace the outcome. Leave the details up to the Universe. What you ask for may come to you in ways you don’t even anticipate. Be open to the unexpected in a positive way, so that you notice and express gratitude when it arrives.

 

Check-in at the December 18 Full Moon

The December full moon is two weeks later on Friday, Saturday, December 18th. On this day and the following two weeks, looks for signs that the intentions you set on December 4th have taken root. As the light of the full moon shines bright, may it fill you with you and inspiration as well.

 

December 21st Winter Solstice

Tuesday, December 21st, is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemishpere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemishere. For us, it’s the shortest, darkest day of the year and the first day of “astronomical” winter. As we know, our meterological winter begins at least three weeks earlier! A bright spot is that the days will begin to grow longer for the next six months. Until we begin to notice this, holiday lights will fill the gap. They spark joy during our long cold nights. By February we’ll really notice the difference.

To learn more about the winter solstice, this Farmer’s Almanac article might interest you. 

 

Contact Peg for a Consultation

If you’d like help applying these concepts to your space, contact Peg for a consultation. It can help to put you on a path to success.