December 2022 Feng Shui Forecast ... Cultivate Joy!

December 7: Full Moon

December 21: Winter Solstice

December 23: New Moon in Capricorn … Fame Gua

December 29: Mercury Retrograde through January 18


December begins as joyful energy from the November 23rd new moon continues to build, peaking with the full moon on December 7th. This is a positive and optimistic time, and an ideal planning cycle (through January 12th, 2023) for the next two years.


The November 23rd new moon in Sagittarius correlated with the Knowledge gua. The energy of this area (front-left corners) is about broadening your horizons through personal development, expanding your mind, and delving deep into your soul and psyche. Sagittarius energy is independent, inspirational, and loves to live in the moment. A downside is sometimes acting before fully thinking things through, providing you the experience of growing through challenges.


The full moon this month is December 7th. This is a time to note what’s coming to light and what’s being revealed, since the new moon two weeks earlier. It’s a favorable time to check in with the intentions you set, and also to release whatever you no longer need, including emotions, patterns and habits that you’ve outgrown and are ready to move beyond. You can do this through a meditation, followed by inspired action. Letting go enables you to create room for new dreams, desires, opportunities, and activities to come to you. After consciously releasing your old patterns, look for signs that the intentions you set on November 23rd are beginning to take shape.


Mid-December: Recharge Your Fame Gua

After the December 7th full moon, shift your focus to your Fame gua and prepare for the December 23rd new moon in Capricorn. The Fame gua is located in the Center-back of your house, every room in your house, your yard and your workspace. The Fame area is about shining your own light. It represents your public reputation and visibility, as well as your integrity. If you’d like to be more well-known, this is the area to work with.


The Fame gua is energized by the Fire element. Fire is strengthened by the Wood element and weakened by Earth, Metal and Water elements. A Christmas tree is a very fitting symbol at this time of year. The tree brings in Wood energy and the triangle shape represents Fire energy, supplemented by colorful lights and lots of shiny and twinkling ornaments. How fabulous if you place your Christmas tree in the Fame gua (Center-back of your house or any room in your house). It will add a nice sparkle and burst of energy wherever it is located though.


The feng shui color for the Fame gua is red. Cranberry and burgundy shades are beautiful variations at this time of year. Red berries and evergreens on wreaths and in flower boxes are another easy way to dress up your home or business and to enjoy the season.


This month, emphasize Fire and Wood elements in your home and decor:


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


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

·      Christmas trees, fresh flowers, evergreens, garlands, and plants

·      Floral fabrics and patterns

·      Vertical stripes and tall columns

·      Vertical rectangles

·      Green and blue


Balance your Fire and Wood decor with Earth, Metal and Water Elements …


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


December 21st Winter Solstice

Wednesday, December 21st, is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. For us, it’s the shortest, darkest day of the year and the official, first day of winter. As we know, our meteorological 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, the difference will be noticeable.


This is a day to pause and to set your intentions for the next three months. What would you like to accomplish before the first day of spring? Perhaps set intentions for your health as well as winer activities. Thoughts create things, so put forth positive thoughts and expectations.


December 23th New Moon Meditation

On December 23rd there’s a new moon in Capricorn. This is a time to give more thought to your long term plans. Consider your options as you ponder your future. The dark skies will emphasize the beauty of the stars. If it’s a clear night, be sure to look up and absorb the beauty of the night sky.


Do a meditation that aligns with the energy of the new moon on December 23rd. With Mars retrograde until January 12th, this is an ideal time to continue reviewing your options related to the next two years. Don’t worry about how things will unfold. Your job is to identify the essence of what you want to and allow the Universe to bring it to you. It’s helpful to write your intentions down, sit quiet and then reflect on experiencing the end result of your dreams. Avoid focus on how they will unfold. Leave that part up to the Universe. Your job is to hold the vision and to hold the space for your intentions and dreams to come into form. Let go of worry about anything that you may feel is not happening and put expectations in place that your intentions are happening. At the beginning of a process, much happens beneath the surface or out of view, Trust that all is well and set the expectation that you’ll see results at the proper time.


Check-in at the Full Moon

The full moon check-in aligned with your Fame gua adjustments is January 6th (the 12th day of Christmas!). What a nice way to close the holiday season. This is the time to revisit the objectives you set during the December 23rd new moon and notice how things have shifted for you. I’ll include a reminder about this in the January newsletter.


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