January Feng Shui Forecast

January 2nd: New Moon in Capricorn

January 14th: Mercury Retrograde through February 3rd

January 17th: Full Moon


What a great way to begin the month and year! With the new moon in Capricorn, you might find yourself focused on your direction and goals. Capricorn energy helps you to focus on responsibility, duty, vision, long-term planning, and achievements. Capricorn is a practical, grounded, and determined Earth sign. Use the momentum of January 2nd new moon to get organized and to do some planning for 2022. You can revisit, reconsider, and revise your resolutions and goals during the upcoming Mercury Retrograde cycle.


Do Some Long Term Planning

This is an ideal time to do long term planning, to organize and to add structure to what you’d love to manifest. Sit in a comfortable spot and do a meditation, long enough to fully relax and feel your energy flow. Pay attention to what floats into your consciousness. Then get a cup of tea, coffee, or beverage of your choice and a pad of paper or a notebook. Write about your vision, intentions, and goals. Include as many details as you can. Define who, what, where, how, and when things will get done. Know that you don’t have to do everything yourself. Anticipate and expect help from “unseen” sources as you go along.


Alternatively, create a vision board. This is a fun process where you place images, words, art, and other representations of your desires on a poster board, bulletin board, your wall or any surface your desire. Suspend doubt about how something might manifest and fast forward to the end result of having or experiencing it. Really feel it and believe you can have it. Your job is to decide what you’d love to be, do, or have and allow the Universe to help get it done. Vision boards are powerful. They work!


Check out Susannah Conway’s annual “Unravel Your Year.” It’s an excellent planning guide.


Focus on your Fame Gua

Mercury goes retrograde January 14th (through February 3rd) and the full moon is January 17th. Prior to this, get your home in good shape. Put away your holiday décor and give some extra attention to your Fame gua. The Fame gua is the back center area of your home and every room in your home when you place a grid of nine blocks over it, similar to a tic tac toe board. The Fame gua is directly opposite the Career gua, which is the Center-front of your space.


The Fame gua is associated with the Fire element. Fire energy illuminates your path. It energizes and boosts your goals, helping to bring them alive. Capricorn new moons provide the perfect foundation for you to seek what you want in life, and to put the processes and structures in place to support your vision and goals.


Activating your Fame gua brings you more visibility by shining your light to the world. January is a good month to do this, particularly if you would like to:


  • Draw from your wellspring, your inner source of power
  • Clarify your goals and direction
  • Define and/or strengthen your personal plan
  • Put a solid foundation in place
  • Add structure to support your efforts
  • Fully use your resources
  • Manage your responsibilities
  • Get a new job
  • Be well known


Fire Energy and the Fame Gua

The Fire energy of the Fame gua is strengthened by the element Wood. Fire, in turn,  feeds and strengthens Capricorn’s Earth qualities that nurtures and stabilizes you. Fire, and therefore the Fame gua, is smothered and weakened by an overload of Earth, Metal and Water energy. Have some representations of some of these energies in your Fame gua to bring balance, but just not too much. As you clean and refresh your Fame gua, visualize your goals and dreams unfolding just the way you want (or in ways even better than you anticipate!).


Then assess how your space feels. If it feels great, chances are it’s in balance. If things catch your attention, make some adjustments. If you’re not sure, take a picture of the space and study it. Often, you can see patterns in photos that you don’t see in person. This is because you can be blind to things that you’ve been living with for thirty days or longer. You look at the space but your eyes gloss over what’s there.


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
Electronics and electrical items


Wood energy is represented by:

Fresh plants and trees

Fresh flowers
Green and blue
Vertical stripes and tall columns

Floral fabrics

Art with any the above attributes


Perhaps you still have a poinsettia plant or a Christmas cactus from the holidays? These are perfect additions to “fire up” your Fame gua, as long as they’re still thriving. If you aren’t ready to pack away all of your holiday ornaments, put them to work this month. Shiny and glittery objects, star and diamond shapes, and pyramids and triangles, among other items can reinforce your intentions in the Fame gua. Lights and candles do the same. Continue to enjoy them during the darker days of winter.


Circulatory, Heart, Eye, Head or Brain Problems? Adjust your Fame Gua
From a health perspective, the Fame gua influences your heart network and small intestine, as well as your overall circulation, eyes and vision, head, and brain. In addition, Capricorn new moons impact backbone, joints, knees, skin, and hair.


If you have health issues related to these areas, audit your Fame guas. These areas are the center-back of all of your spaces … your house, every room in your house, your workspace and your land. Look for dull, stagnant energy, clutter, things in disarray or out of balance, plumbing or electrical problems, cloudy windows or ones not fully working properly, anything that needs repair, etc. Correcting these situations will strengthen the energy of your Fame gua and positively influence the corresponding areas in your life.

Clean Your Fame Gua and Write Down Your Intention or New Year’s Resolutions

Take stock of your Fame areas prior to the January 17th full moon. Clean and refresh these areas. Adjust and/or repair what you can. Also, write your intentions or New Year’s resolutions and strengthen them with a meditation. As you write, be clear about what you want. Add details. Describe what you intend to manifest as you begin the new year. Write in the present tense, just as if things are happening now. Keeping your focus in the present, brings things closer to you. Afterall, you’re always in the present. You are never in the past or the future.


Nine tips to reinforce Capricorn and Fame energies this month:

  • Create a Vision Board.
  • Place your intentions in a red envelope in your Fame gua.
  • Light a candle and meditate on your intentions for 27 days.
  • Add some red … such as a bowl of fresh red apples.
  • Place a red flowering plant or fresh flowers.
  • Hang or place something that sparkles or glitters.
  • Include diamonds or diamond shapes.
  • Place pictures of happy people who enjoy being together, doing things they love.
  • Include something that represents high integrity or how you’d like to be known.


January is the perfect month for a reset. Cleaning your Fame gua and consciously activating it will go a long way toward moving the energies forward in your favor. You can also activate your space by ringing a bell or playing beautiful music.


If you’re off to a slow start this month, give some attention to your plan for the year and your Fame gua before the third quarter moon begins on January 25th. Third quarter moon energy is about letting things go. It’s an ideal time for clutter clearing and space clearing.


A Heads Up for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is Feb 1st. It will be the year of the Yang Water Tiger. Feb 4th is the day to refresh your annual cures. I’ll write more about this later this month. If you would like an annual Flying Star update ($108.00), contact Peg. These will be done during during the next few weeks, in time for you to order any mirrors or other cures you may need.