June Feng Shui Forecast …
June 3: Full Strawberry Moon
June 18: New Moon and Father’s Day … Knowledge Gua
June 21: Summer Solstice
June 3 Full Moon in Sagittarius ... Check in About Prosperity
We begin June heading towards the full Strawberry Moon on Saturday, June 3rd. If you activated your Wealth gua (back left corner of your house, land, every room in your house) in preparation for the May 19th new moon, tune in and look for signs that your intentions have taken root. The signs might be small or fleeting at first. They will grow stronger and deepen over time. When you plant seeds, the roots develop underground (and out of sight) prior to bearing fruit or flowers above the ground.
Signs and signals that relate to prosperity include: feeling prosperous and being more optimistic, saving money on any item(s) you want. This could be through a sale or discount, getting something you want at a lower price than you anticipated, having more money in your pocket, wallet or bank account, easily paying off bills, being gifted something you love or want, getting a raise or promotion, finding money, and much more.
Sagittarius is an upbeat and positive sign. It’s easier to create a new vision at this time, and to align with your values. Each full moon is also a good time to release what’s not working and what you no longer need. This month, release fear, lack of trust, and anything that is holding you back from fully achieving your dreams and intentions. Consciously releasing your blocks and physically releasing obstacles along your path, positions you nicely to work with your Knowledge gua, well before the June 18th new moon in Gemini.
June: Activate Your Knowledge Gua
Gemini is a sign that is about communication, learning something new, adventure, and fun. The moon in Gemini correlates with your Knowledge gua. It can be easier to see both sides of an issue. It’s also easier to connect with people you want to meet or reach, find a class or program you’d like to take (or teach), or generate ideas and explore new topics. New moons are a favorable time to seed a new vision for yourself. Focus on what you'd like to happen and then do a meditation on June 18th, the new moon day.
The Knowledge gua is the front-left corner of your house, your land, every room in your house, and your workspace, when you divide it into a grid of nine equal blocks, similar to a tic-tac-toe board. If your house is long and narrow, or wide and deep, your tic-tac-toe board will reflect this as well.
The Knowledge gua works synergistically with the Partnership gua in the opposite corner, the back-right of your space. When you are comfortable with yourself, it is easier to be in relationship with others. It’s also easier to achieve inner peace.
To activate the Knowledge gua, begin by clearing away clutter. Clutter is anything that you don’t use or love. Make the process easy on yourself by removing items that have little or no emotional impact first. Then, the deeper layers, move to the surface and become easier to deal with over time.
The Knowledge and Partnership guas are Earth areas in the Five Element system. The Earth element is strengthened by Fire and depleted by Metal. Wood and Water also weaken it. Thus, if you have a lot of Metal, Water or Wood items or colors in the Knowledge or Partnership guas, rebalance the areas by adding items and décor with Fire and Earth characteristics.
In the I Ching, the source for much feng shui knowledge, the Mountain is the trigram for the Knowledge gua. The story is that sages and wise people would go to the mountain to reflect, gain knowledge, and develop their insight and intuition. You can also develop your insight and intuition by clearing emotional and physical clutter, enabling you to delve deeper within yourself. The Knowledge gua represents your inner relationship with yourself. The opposite gua, Partnership, represents your outer relationships with others.
Back, Shoulder, Arm or Hand Trouble?
Health-wise, the Knowledge gua relates to your back., shoulders, arms, and hands. If you have any imbalances or issues with these body parts, work with the Knowledge gua throughout your house. You have multiple areas … it’s the front-left of every room. Remove clutter, put things away that don’t belong out in the open, and open channels and pathways for chi to easily flow or move.
You also might audit the art and decor that you have in these areas What insights do you receive when you look at pictures on the wall, when you read the titles of books that may be located here, and reflect on furniture and other possessions filling the spaces. Do they support your personal journey for connecting more deeply with yourself? Do you have items in other areas that would be better suited here?
Look around and explore what you have. Many times, you have items that support your intentions ands endeavors located in areas where they are less effective. Aligning your art, décor, and other possessions with the themes of each gua strengthens and leverages the energy of the gua. This means that you have to do less “heavy-lifting” to bring your goals and wishes to fruition.
Knowledge Gua and the Mountain Trigram
The mountain trigram is depicted as two dashed lines capped by a solid line on top. Since the ‘mountain” is the trigram associated with the Knowledge gua, mountain pictures, images, and art, do double duty in this area. You can enjoy your art while it is also helping you to connect more fully and deeply with yourself.
First and foremost, create an environment with clear and coherent chi flow. This is one that is clutter-free, well organized, clean, and has a nice vibe and chi flow. Another action to get things moving in a positive direction for you is to gather items that you haven’t used in a long time (or never use). Re-evaluate them. If they have a place in your life, activate them and use them. If not, move them along to people who can use or appreciate them. You can gift, donate, sell, or recycle them. If they need repair, do it or put a plan in place to do so. Leaving items hanging around month after month and year after year, lowers the chi of your environment. It’s time to dislodge such items and give them new life.
Since both the Knowledge and Partnership guas are Earth areas, some of the recommnedations and adjustments are similar, depending on your space, circumstances, and intentions.
Enhancements for the Knowledge and Partnership guas include:
- pottery, brick and clay
- yellow, brown, and earthy colors
- square shapes
- mountain shapes and images
- flat or horizontal surfaces and shapes
- plaid patterns
State blue is a supportive color for the Knowledge gua and pink and/or yellow are great colors in Partnership.
Earth is strengthened by the Fire element. Items that contain red, sunbursts, triangular, cone or volcanic shapes, sparkles, leather, and people and animals, will strengthen Earth qualities in any gua. It’s great to have some red or fiery items in your Knowledge gua to spark your inner self-discovery and journey. In the Partnership gua, a photo or sculpture representing a partnership is supportive too.
A single photo or a photo with one person is fine in the Knowledge gua. It’s best to have a photo or drawing with two people (or two pictures with single people) in the Partnership gua. It’s common for single people to hang pictures of single people. If you are single and you’d like to be in a relationship, double-up your single photos or hang pictures of two people who look like they’re happy and enjoying each other’s company.
Reinvigorate your Knowledge and Partnership areas prior to June 18th. Doing so with intention is even stronger. On June 18th, which is also Father’s Day, do a mediation and reflect on your dreams coming to fruition. Set an intention to see evidence that this is so. When asking for evidence, I specify that it be obvious and that I notice at least three messages. They might show up in conversations, an ad, license plate or billboard, a headline, something I’m reading, a common theme … you name it. Messages are all around you and are abundant. What’s important are the ones you notice. They’re fun and reinforce that you’re on the right track.
Summer Solstice: June 21st
I savor the days leading up to the Summer Solstice, the day when the sun is at its northernmost peak in the Northern Hemsiphere. Dawn arrives earlier each day (until about a week before the solstice) and dusk extends late into the evening.
Early mornings are my favorite time to paddle on our lake. On clear days, I like to get on the lake in my kayak about 6:00 am. The water is calm and reflective and there are few people out. It’s a wonderful time to observe nature and listen to the birds.
The arrival of the Summer Solstice is bittersweet, knowing that the days will begin to grow shorter by a minute or two each day. Not noticeable at first, it’s definitely noticeable by early August, when many vacations are in full swing.
It’s a reminder that natures’ cycles are continuous. So be sure to adjust your schedule and spend more time outdoors, if you love to do so. If you wait until you have time, you could easily miss out.
Read more about the Summer Solstice.