February Feng Shui Forecast … Health Gua

February Feng Shui Forecast … Health Gua


February 5: Full Moon

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 20: New Moon in Pisces… Health Gua


After several months that may have felt slow or somewhat blocked for you, February has some very nice energy for moving forward. Make the most of it. Set your intentions, take thoughtful and inspired action, and allow the Universe to assist you as you step out of your own way. Then, tune in and notice what happens.


The year of the Water Rabbit began on January 22, the lunar new year. The day to make annual adjustments to your home is February 4, the solar new year. I recommend that you give your house a deep clearing to shift the patterns that built up since late October, and then recharge it for the year of the Rabbit. A vase of fresh flowers or a beautiful plant in the Center of your home will help create a nice vibe.


If you have particular cures or adjustments that you use annually, be sure to clean them. You can place them out under the full moon on a clear night or place them in full sun for at least four hours. Alternatively, cover them with sea salt from a newly opened container and set them aside for a few hours. Then wipe them clean. Be sure to toss out all traditional bagua mirrors that you used last year, as well as your salt-water cures.


Full Moon February 5th

February 5th is a day to tune in and observe what’s come to light since the new moon two weeks prior (Jan 21). The area of alignment for January was your Helpful People and Travel gua. If you refreshed the front right corner of your house (or any room), or you did a meditation and set intentions, notice what’s shifting. Is support showing up in a particular area of your life or are travel plans beginning to take shape? Momentum or progress might emerge with this full moon.


Do a meditation or a reflection today to acknowledge what’s been happening, even if you don’t yet see results. During winter, in particular, there’s a lot of movement and growth deep under the surface. You don’t see it, yet it’s happening. Embrace and give thanks for everything that’s supporting you on your path. If activities or situations that are not serving you come to the surface, reflect on what’s happened and release any pent up, angry, or constricted energy. One way to do this is to gather these experiences, thoughts, and feelings together, visualize them in a balloon and release the balloon to the ethers. As you send it off, feel your spirit and your burdens lighten.


Each full moon is an ideal time to notice what’s come to light, keep that parts that are working, and let go of what’s not.


Prepare for the February 20th New Moon: Focus on your Health

A few days after the February 5th new moon, set your focus on the Center of your home. The Center is the heart of your home. It holds the energy for your physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. The Center is often the gathering place for family and friends. It’s where experiences and shared and memories are made. The energy of the Center permeates throughout your entire environment and life. Aim to create feelings of balance, openness, harmony, and well-being throughout the Center of your home.


The February 20th full moon will be in the sign of Pisces. Ruled by Neptune and Jupiter, Pisces energy emphasizes your spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. The two fish swimming in opposite directions reflect the duality of one’s continual inner struggle. Pisces traits include being empathetic and compassionate, joyful and light-hearted, mystical and imaginative, creative, charming, impressionable, and secretive. On the downside, Pisces can over-indulge, be moody and be easily taken advantage of, and become emotionally closed off when hurt. February is a good month to reflect on how and where these Pisces traits influence or impact your life.


Adjust the the Center of your Home Using the Five Elements

Begin by giving the Center of your home a thorough cleaning. Vacuum and dust high, low, and deep into the corners. Check your cabinets and closets. Do they need to be organized or perhaps thinned out? Open up any blocked or clogged areas. Clear tabletops and counters. Remove clutter or return misplaced items to their proper area. Let go of all that you don’t use or no longer want or need. You might also wash the glass on picture frames. This is a good month to intentionally refresh the Center. When you give special attention to one area of your home each month, the extra jobs can be a bit easier to do.


The Center is energized by the Earth element in the Five Element system. The feng shui color is yellow. When in balance, Earth is comfortable, stable, grounded, has a solid foundation, and unifies people and situations. When Earth energy is lacking or deficient, there can be survival concerns, a lack of stability, and people might be emotionally and spiritually closed off. Excess Earth expresses itself through muddled thinking, constant worry, a feeling of not be able to do enough for others, being overprotective, stifling and smothering.


Reflect on how things are going for you as you look around the Center of your home. Does it feel like things are in a good balance or do you feel closed off from people and things or perhaps smothered? If you feel comfortable and grounded in your life, the Center of your space might be nicely balanced.


If survival and stability are a concern, you might have too little Earth energy. If this is the case, add some things that have Fire energy. This could be something red, a light or candle things that are triangular or cone shaped, and/or pictures of people or animals, among many other things.


If your thinking is muddled, you feel smothered or are overprotective (or overprotected), add some items that have Metal energy. Doing so absorbs or depletes the Earth elements. Objects could include white, pastel or gray colors, anything with metal (gold, silver, brass, aluminum, tin, etc.), round or oval shapes.


During 2023, Add Wood and Water Items to the Center

During 2023, the Center of your home is a great place to energize for artistic, academic, and educational intentions, travel, as well as for romance. Assuming the Center of your space is well balanced, you would typically add items with Fire and Earth qualities to further enhance it.


This year it is more favorable to add items with Wood and Water energy. Fresh flowers, leafy plants, or four stalks of lucky bamboo are very nice additions. Also include any items you use to enhance romance this year too. Rose quartz and mandarin ducks (or a pair of items) are two nice enhancers for romance. It’s also a great place to locate your Vision Board to strengthen achievement of all of your desires.


There’s no need to worry about Fire and Earth items you may already have in the Center of your home, just don’t add more. If you’re in the habit of regularly burning candles here, hold off for this year, with the exception of Valentine’s Day and a few other special occasions. A quiet, calm approach to create a more “still” environment will serve you well.


Suggestions for items to include in the Center of your home during 2023:


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

  • Fresh flowers, plants and trees
  • Floral fabrics and patterns
  • Vertical stripes and tall columns
  • Green and blue


Water brings reflective and philosophical qualities to a space. Water items include:

  • All water, water features, pictures and art with water (rivers, streams, lakes, ocean, etc.)
  • Glass, mirrors, reflective surfaces and shiny objects
  • Free form and symmetrical shapes
  • Black and very deep, dark colors.

During 2023, limit items with Fire, Earth, and Metal qualities, unless you are consciously doing so to bring your space into better balance.


Fire energy is represented by:

  • Sunlight and the sun
  • Candles, lights, and sparkly items
  • Fire and flames
  • Red and the red palette
  • Triangles, pyramids, diamond, and cone shapes
  • People and animals (including pictures)
  • Electronics and electrical items


Earth energy is represented by:

  • Square shapes
  • Yellow, Brown and all Earth tones
  • Big items that hug the earth, such as heavy furniture low to the floor
  • Sand and Seashells
  • Bricks, Clay, and Adobe
  • Wooden furniture (because it is harvested or dried wood)


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

  • 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.

To summarize, the Center of your space holds energy for your overall health and well-being. It is an Earth area. This year, the star for education, artistic, romance, and travel activities has also moved into the Center. So first, balance your space for health and then enhance it for additional pursuits. If you’d like some help or suggestions for the Center of your home, contact Peg.


Set Your Intentions with the New Moon

The February 20th new moon is the day to set your intentions related to your overall health and well-being, as well as any education, artistic, romance, and travel dreams you also have. New moons are the best times to set your intentions. You plant the seeds or your ideas, and then allow them to take root for the next few weeks as the moon grows in intensity and brings in more light each night. Visualize your wishes taking root underground. Seeds take time to develop and grow. Honor the gestation time and trust the process. Two weeks later, check how they are coming along as the light of the full moon (March 7) lights the sky. I’ll include a reminder about this in the March newsletter.


Your intentions could relate to:

  • Resolving a specific health issue
  • Finding solutions to nagging health problems
  • Feeling your best
  • Genuinely being happy and living your best life
  • Pursuing your education
  • Developing artistic skills or projects
  • Finding a romantic partner or deepening s relationship
  • Traveling


If you’d like some ideas and suggestions of ways to adjust the Center of your space, contact Peg peg@fengshuiconnections.com