- June Feng Shui Forecast:
- June 10th New Moon and Solar Eclipse … Knowledge Gua
- June 20th Summer Solstice and Father’s Day … Boost Your HP&T Gua
- June 24th Full Moon
- May 29th through June 22nd … Mercury Retrograde
May Recap … Your Wealth Gua
The check-in that aligned with May’s full moon and focus on your Wealth gua for the month, began with the May 26th full moon and lunar eclipse. Your Wealth gua is the back-left corner of your home and every room in your home. If you set objectives for the May 11th new moon in Taurus, tune in and notice what’s happening. Look for small shifts. They turn into bigger ones. Full moons are when things come to light. The seeds you set on May 11th have taken root and changes are underway. Watch the patterns, finetune your approach, and go with the flow.
First and foremost, the Wealth gua is about fortunate blessings. Being grateful for all that comes to you, being generous with others, regularly expressing gratitude and appreciation are wonderful ways to continue the circle of giving and receiving. When you’re generous with others and you’re grateful and appreciate what comes to you, your energy channels are open and receptive. In this state, more blessings (of which money is one) tend to come to you more easily.
Review the May Feng Shui Forecast.
June 10th New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Gemini … Knowledge Gua
The new moon is a time for new beginnings. The June 10th new moon and solar eclipse in Gemini correlates with your Knowledge gua. This is the front-left corner of your home, every room in your home, your workspace and your yard or land. The quality of energy in this area influences your deep inner self, your personal development and knowing yourself at a deep level.
Gemini is an air sign, ruled by the planet Mercury. Gemini traits include being adaptable, easy going, intelligent, curious, funny, charismatic, perceptive, and versatile. On the downside, Gemini energy can be indecisive, impulsive, and quick to react emotionally. Geminis like to communicate, connect with people, learn, and generate new ideas.
The June 10th solar eclipse (at 19 degrees Gemini 47 minutes) adds another dimension to this new moon. Overall, it’s a favorable eclipse. According to astrologers Madeline Gerwick and Maria Shaw, this solar eclipse is associated with unexpected flashes of intuition and hunches, visionary ideas, and predictive dreams. Pay attention to what’s coming to you intuitively and any strong feelings of just knowing something is true or something is happening. There’s a cycle associated with clarity that also helps. For some people, this eclipse will usher in exciting new beginnings. Others may experience chaos and frenzy. Be sure to set positive intentions that include smooth sailing in the months ahead, particularly if you have important planets within five degrees of the eclipse.
The front-left corner of your Home relates to your deep inner knowing. In feng shui, we call this area the Knowledge and Self-Cultivation gua. It’s the area to energize when you want to connect with your authentic self. Look around the front left corners in your home and workplace, as well as each room. What do you see? Does the area please you? Does it feel good? Is there anything you’d like to shift or change? If so, June is a great month to make the adjustments.
Archetype: The Peacemaker
The Knowledge and Self-Cultivation area is associated with the Earth element. The archetype for Earth is the Peacemaker. The Peacemaker values serenity, stability, comfort, quiet time, meditation, cooperation, and trust. The Peacemaker harmonizes environments, putting people at ease. Focusing on aspects that bring mutual benefit, the Peacemaker works to unify whatever is divided or antagonistic, converting discord into harmony.
In balance, Earth energy is nurturing, comfortable, stable, grounded, and unifying. You nurture yourself and others without going overboard. When Earth energy is deficient, you might be focused on survival or feel very unstable. You might also feel closed off both emotionally and spiritually. In excess, Earth energy manifests as not being able to do enough for other people. It can come across as smothering, stifling, and overprotective. You might also experience muddled thinking and constantly feel worried.
How do the attributes of the Peacemaker and Earth energy touch your life? What are the areas where you’ve had breakthroughs? Are there any areas you’d like to explore more deeply?
The Knowledge Gua and Health Issues
From a health perspective, the Knowledge and Self-Cultivation area is associated with your shoulders, back, arms and hands. If you have back trouble or you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, double-check the front-left corners of your home, workspace, and yard. Do the same if you have trouble with your hands. What’s in there? Does the space feel fresh and airy to you or does it feel stuck in time or bogged down with things you no longer need or use? If it’s the latter, it’s time to refresh.
Knowledge Gua Flag
Bathrooms in the Knowledge gua are a red flag. This is because of the mix of Earth and Water energies. Together, they create mud. This slows the energy and can stop you in your tracks. If you have a bathroom in any of your Knowledge gua spaces, jazz it up with some Fire energy! Fire strengthens Earth and puts out Water. Adding red or orange, along with triangular or pyramid shapes can help to mitigate the depleting effects of Water. If you have plumbing leaks or blockages, get them repaired.
Knowledge Gua and the Five Elements
In the Five Element system, Earth is characterized by the color yellow, square shapes, low flat rectangles, heavy furniture that hugs the ground, horizontal lines, pottery and earthenware, bricks, and seashells.
The feng shui color for the Knowledge and Self Cultivation gua is blue. Think of the slate blue color of the mountains. This comes from the Mountain trigram that rules this area. Thus, having some blue and or yellow in this area is supportive. Think of the blue and yellow décor of French country kitchens. This combination is supportive in the Knowledge gua.
Earth energy is strengthened by Fire and depleted by Metal, Water, and Wood energy. Balance your Knowledge gua with a solid foundation of Earth and Fire energy. Then harmonize it by incorporating Metal, Water, and Wood energies.
Earth-type spaces include bedrooms, sitting rooms and porches. Gardens, particularly a meditation garden, also reflect Earth energy. These could be areas that bring more Earth energy into your life.
Here’s an overview to help you recognize each of the Five Elements in your space:
Earth energy grounds and anchors your space. Earth items include:
- Pottery, earthenware, bricks, and clay
- Seashells and natural items
- Square shapes
- Oversized or heavy furniture that hugs the floor.
- Yellow, brown and earth tones.
Fire brings dazzling, sparkling energy to a space. It is represented by:
- Fire, flames, lights, sunlight, candles
- Triangles, pyramids, diamond, and cone shapes
- People and animals
- Electronics and electrical items
- Red, burgundy and the red palette
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.
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:
- Fresh flowers, plants, and trees
- Floral fabrics and patterns
- Vertical stripes and tall columns
- Vertical rectangles
- Green and blue
The Knowledge Gua and the Mountain Trigram
The eight trigrams represent eight basic energies of Water, Fire, Earth, Heaven, Thunder, Wind, Mountain and Lake. They are represented by a stack of three yin and yang lines. Yin energy has feminine traits and yang energy is masculine in nature. The Knowledge gua is characterized by the Mountain trigram: two dashed or feminine lines on the bottom, capped by a solid yang line on top.
The Mountain is seen as a container for Knowledge and Wisdom. There are stories of wise men going to the Mountain to seek insight and guidance. They would quietly sit, meditating for days. During this time, they would clear their minds and bodies and become an empty vessel to receive a download of Knowledge and Wisdom. Regular meditation is highly recommended as a way to settle your energy, clear your thoughts and be open to insight. Placing a mountain image in your Knowledge gua is a wonderful reminder of this trigram.
Nine Simple Ways to Enhance Your Knowledge Gua
- Hang a Mountain image or picture.
- Gather books of wisdom that you’d like to read or review.
- Setup a meditation space or use as a library or for research.
- Outside, create a meditation or herb garden. Include a bench or seat.
- Add blue, yellow, or other Earth colors.
- Locate a copy of the I Ching, the Book of Wisdom, in this area.
- Add a light or candle.
- Include pottery or earthenware.
- Incorporate square and triangular shapes … through frames, art, furniture, sculpture.
Remember to do the Three Secrets Reinforcement with each cure or enhancement that you place. The Three Secrets process is a way to strengthen your intention and to transfer it to the related object you place or the action you take. Contact Peg if you need the process for the Three Secrets Reinforcement.
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 you in a relationship with your partner, spouse, or someone you’d love to bring into your life.
Write Your Intention and Meditate on June 10
After cleaning and enhancing the Knowledge areas in your home or workspace, write a clear intention about the blessings in your life prior to, or on, the June 10th new moon and solar eclipse. Put your intention in a red envelope, energize it with a blessing and then place it in your Knowledge gua. Write your intention in the present tense, using positive words, just as if it’s happening for you now. For example: “I appreciate knowing myself at a very deep level.” The more specific you are, the more targeted the direction of resulting energy will be.
According to Madeline Gerwick, this June 10 eclipse in Gemini is associated with insight and intuition, visionary ideas, dreams, and hunches. A secondary meaning is that you have numerous choices available to you. Pay attention and make choices that support your highest and greatest good. Some choices will support you more than others. The benefits from the eclipse will last for a long time. Choose well.
Do a mediation on June 10, visualizing multiple blessings coming to you. Skip over the logistics of how things will unfold. Assume they will and give thanks, in advance, for all of your needs easily being met. Giving thanks in advance is one of my favorite techniques. It works! It bypasses your thought process and the ways something may or may not happen. When you get excited about already having what you want, the path to make it happen begins to unfold and seemingly magical things can appear.
Check-in at the Full Moon
Two weeks later, on June 24th, there’s a full moon. This is the day to tune in with your intentions and notice what’s been happening. You might start seeing evidence that the seeds that you planted on June 10th have taken root. Look for small changes first. Small shifts turn into bigger ones as they gain momentum.
Would you like some clarity about moving forward? Check out Peg’s Dream Coaching program. This is a fast-track program that can help you clear out nagging issues, put self-sabotage in your rear-view mirror and create a winning formula for manifesting your desires.
Father’s Day: June 20th
If you’d like to strengthen a relationship with your dad or any father in your life, boost the energy in your Helpful People and Travel gua this month. See my separate blog post about this.
Contact Peg for a Knowledge Gua Consultation
To arrange a consultation about some ideas and suggestions to adjust your Knowledge and Self-Cultivation gua or adjustments for any situation, contact Peg. A half hour consultation ($90.00) can help put you on a path to success.
June Special: EF&H Release Sessions
Release your blocks to success through a customized Emotional Freedom & Healing tapping session. You’ll save $30.00 when you schedule in June. ($150.00 instead of $180.00). Sessions are doing via phone. Each session is recorded so that you can repeat it at any time. Mercury Retrograde is an excellent cycle to do your release work.
Contact Peg to schedule.