- June 3: New Moon in Gemini
- June 17: Full Moon
- June 21: Summer Solstice
June Area of Focus: The Knowledge Gua
There’s a new moon in Gemini on Monday, June 3. If you have time, give your Knowledge gua some attention. This is the front-left corner of your home, every room in your home, your workspace or business and your land.
The Knowledge gua relates to wisdom, personal development, self-worth and self-awareness. It’s about knowing yourself on a deep level and your ability to access your intuition. Your intuition is your guide to life. It holds the answers that are true for you.
The Knowledge Gua and Self Worth
I find that low self-worth is a common theme among many people. They are willing to do more for others, compared to themselves. Are you among them? Recently I was shopping with a friend. She was looking to purchase some handkerchiefs for a male friend as well as some personal items for herself. She had limited funds. She purchased two packages of the best handkerchiefs she could find. When it came time to choose products for herself, she automatically chose the lowest priced items.
I found this fascinating and a perfect example of how people undervalue themselves. Rather than purchase one nice quality package for her friend, she opted for two of the best and skimped on herself. If this is a familiar pattern for you, ask yourself why? Don’t you also deserve the best life has to offer as well? You can treat yourself well while doing the same for others. This month you might reflect on ways you can invest in yourself to boost your energy, your well-being, and overall quality and joy of life.
Set an Intention for Personal Growth on June 3rd
Monday, June 3rd is an ideal day to do a meditation related to your own personal growth and development. Questions you might reflect on include:
- What do I want for myself?
- What would bring more joy to my life?
- How would I like my life to continue to unfold?
- Do I really believe it can happen?
- Do I believe I’m worth it?
Each new moon provides a window to bring attention to what you want and to set specific intentions. Your thoughts, feelings and beliefs are very powerful. They strongly influence what happens in your life and how you experience it. Similar to the glass half-full or half-empty, your perspective matters. Does your perspective align with your wishes and intentions? Or do your wishes continually feel out of reach? If there’s a gap, take this opportunity to close it.
The full moon two-weeks later is a good time to observe what’s emerging or what’s coming into the light. Notice how things are shifting, particularly if you consciously adjusted your space and you took time to meditate and set your intentions on (or around) June 3rd. Look for small signs and subtle changes. They’ll accumulate over time.
The Knowledge Gua and the Mountain Trigram
☶ The Mountain trigram is the I Ching basis for the Knowledge gua. It’s depicted as two broken yin lines capped with a solid yang line. When you “double up” the Mountain trigram, it forms I Ching Hexagram 52 Meditation.
The qualities that relate to the Mountain trigram and hexagram are tranquility, stillness, calm, patience and also immobility and stubbornness. Mountain energy is a deep, reflective state of being, beneath your conscious mind. It’s where you go to seek solace, silence and answers. The yin lines represent your soft and malleable inner self, capped by the firm, outer surface, the “version of you” that you present to the world.
Meditation helps you to renew your body and mind. When your mind is calm and your ego takes a back seat, you can go beneath the surface of daily life or the situation at hand. It’s easier to transcend turmoil and attain inner peace. When this happens, you’re more likely to recognize answers from the cosmos. Life unfolds more smoothly.
The Knowledge Gua is an Earth Sector
The Knowledge gua is the front-left corner of your home and spaces, including every room and your land. It’s an Earth gua in the Five Element system. The feng shui color is slate blue (the color of many mountains) while yellow is the primary Earth element color. Both colors work well in this gua. From a health perspective, the Knowledge gua is associated with your hands. It includes your shoulders, back, arms, and wrists. When I slipped and broke my wrist, I could see the patterns in my Knowledge gua, even though I had previously made some adjustments to balance the area.
The Earth element is represented by:
- Yellow, brown and all earth-tones
- Square and boxy shapes
- Earthenware, brick and pottery
- Shells and natural items
- Furniture that is low to the ground
- Wooden furniture (dried Wood takes on Earth qualities)
- Cotton, linen and natural fabrics
- Plants that hug the ground … such as boxwood
Earth energy is strengthened by Fire and weakened by Metal, Water and Wood. If you want to enhance the Earth qualities in your Knowledge gua, add items with Earth and Fire qualities. If your space feels too Earthy already, or it feels out of balance, you can modify it by including items with Metal, Water or Wood qualities. Strive to create a feeling of harmony.
Fire energy is represented by:
- Red (and all variations)
- Triangles, pyramids and cone shapes
- Natural light, Sunlight, Lights
- Electricity and Electronics
- People and animals
- Wool and Leather
9 Tips to Adjust Your Knowledge Gua
People often ask: “How do I adjust my space?” Cleaning it and removing clutter or any excess is a great place to start. If you have piles or items that have been sitting around, put them away or eliminate them. Next you can shift the energy by aligning it with the month or season. This helps to prevent stagnation. As you prepare for summer:
- 1. Thoroughly clean one or more rooms in the front-left corner of your space.
- 2. Lighten up. Put away remnants from winter.
- 3. Eliminate paper piles, thin out magazines and catalogs.
- 4. Replace burnt out light bulbs.
- 5. Wash the windows and screens in the Knowledge gua for clear vision.
- 6. Evaluate and rebalance your Knowledge gua, emphasizing Earth energy.
- 7. Add some blue, yellow, orange or red.
- 8. Hang a mountain picture.
- 9. Add a meditation bench to the Knowledge area of your garden or yard.
If you’d like help evaluating your Knowledge gua (or any area) in your home or office, contact Peg . A floor plan and some photos or a short video would be helpful.