March 2023 Feng Shui Forecast … Career Gua
March 7: Full Moon
March 20: Spring Equinox
March 21: New Moon in Aries
March 7th Full Moon: Focus on Your Health
We begin the month moving towards the March 7th full moon in Virgo. The full moon is when things come to light. If you cleaned, adjusted, or activated the Center of your home prior to the February 20th new moon, good for you! Pay attention to what is emerging. Perhaps a health situation got resolved or you’re receiving answers to questions you had. If you reached out for resources, maybe you’ll receive the right connections or solutions. Set an intention and notice what shifts or emerges.
The Center of your home holds the energy for your overall health and well-being. The quality of energy in the Center permeates throughout the entire space. Does the Center of your home hold a nice pulse for vitality? Does it feel fresh and uplifting? It’s an important area to keep in great shape. Any action you take to clean, refresh, or activate your space can make a difference.
When focusing on the Center of your home, it can be the physical center or your primary gathering spot, if it’s close to the physical center. I recommend that you maintain both areas in great shape, as they influence your life regularly.
If you didn’t work with the Center of your home prior to the February 20th new moon, you can do so before the March 7th full moon. Some action is better than none. Then set your intentions, tune in, and give thanks that what you’ve asked for is taking root.
On March 7th, do a meditation or a reflection to acknowledge what’s been happening, even if you don’t yet see results. When you plant seeds, they need time to germinate out of view and beneath the surface. Acknowledge this and give thanks for all that is happening on your behalf.
As we approach the full moon, notice healthcare-related news in the public arena. We might discover information about new ventures and new ways of healing. One such venture is the Quantum Healing Center of NH, which opened last November. I had an Energy Enhancement (EE) session there recently and found it very relaxing. Based on scalar energy waves, the predominant energy throughout the Universe, it’s non-invasive frequency healing that works at the cellular level. I sat in a comfortable chair for an hour and let my body absorb the waves for an hour. While relaxing, I noticed energetic movement in my head and the following day I felt a lot lighter. I’m going to return for a two-hour session soon. The effects are cumulative.
Each full moon is an ideal time to notice what’s come to light, reinforce what’s working, and release what’s not. Tune in and pay attention to what’s coming to light for you.
March 21: New Moon in Aries: New Beginnings, New Job, or New Projects?
A few days after the full moon, switch your focus and move into alignment with Aries energy and your Career gua. This is the remaining focus for March. The new moon is March 21st. To prepare for this, re-energize the Center-front of your home and the center-front of every room in your home, as well as your workspace. Basically, you overlay a grid of nine blocks over your space, like a tic-tac-toe board. The middle block closest to you, or at the bottom of the grid is the Career gua. You can set this on your house, every room in your house, your land, and your workspace.
The new moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac (March 21 – April 19), ushers those of us in the northern hemisphere into spring. After the cold, wet, winter months, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and wake up the energy in your house. Pay attention to messages to come to you in your dreams. It’s a time for new growth and new initiatives. It’s a time to rekindle your passions.
Revitalize the energy in the center-front of your house, every room in our house and your workspace. Do some spring clearing in these areas of your home. Remove accumulated winter dust, vacuum deep into the corners (high and low), wash your windows and curtains or drapes, clean your mirrors and the glass in picture frames. Put away items that may be sitting out of place. Remove clutter. Dislodge paper piles. Clear tabletops and counters. Return misplaced items to their proper home or location. Toss out trash, recycle, give away or donate what you want. If you have more time, adjust additional areas, as well as the front center of the outside of your house and your yard.
The Career Gua and Your Life Purpose
Aries, rules by Mars and symbolized by a ram, represents life force energy. Aries energy is bold, ambitious, independent, determined, confident, passionate, and enthusiastic. On the downside, Aries energy can be impatient, and it can be easy to burn out from stress. Sometimes their approach is too direct, and they may be reticent to ask for help.
The Career gua (the center-front of your home and the center-front of every room as you enter), correlates with Aries season. This area is all about how you approach life, the opportunities that come your way, and what you do with them. It’s
also associated with new beginnings, your passion, and your opportunities. There are various approaches to take with your Career gua, depending on where you are in life. Your focus might be on a new interest for yourself, career development and growth, changing your role, getting a job or a new job, starting or growing a business, or you might be looking to go to school or obtain training, retire, or post-retirement activities.
Take a walk through your Career areas and notice what captures your attention. You might also take a few photos and study them. How do you feel? What are you noticing?
Regardless of where you are in your life cycle, assessing and refreshing your Career gua can assist your efforts and initiatives. It can facilitate how you attract or strengthen opportunities and help you to feel better about your choices and efforts. Consider what are you most passionate about and what drives your life and gives it meaning and purpose. What do you yearn to do?
The Career Gua and Water
The Career area is associated with the Water element. The archetype for Water is the Philosopher. The Philosopher explores deep mysteries, searching for the truth. In the process, ignorance takes a back seat as new knowledge is uncovered. What role does “the Philosopher” play in your life? Is there something you’d love to learn or discover either about yourself, your work, or your life? In what areas do you embrace mystery or delve deeper into a topic? Where do you yearn to spend more time, scrutinize the meaning of the topic, or gain insight?
In balance, Water flows easily, without interruption. Water energy is curious, clever, candid, insightful, spiritual, and thinks things through. When Water energy is deficient, you might feel irritable, stingy, critical, fearful, superficial, or dry. Excess Water energy expresses itself as a lack of enthusiasm, depression, self-pity, stagnation, and being too blunt, detached, insensitive or lonely.
Career Gua and your Health
Healthwise, the Career gua aligns with your kidneys (your life-force center), bladder, and your ears, which are also linked to your kidney meridian. If you have related health concerns, adjust the Career guas (front-center areas) throughout your house to strengthen your health.
Over the years, I’ve had clients who were unhappy in their Careers and also had ear and/or hearing problems. When they removed blockages in their Career guas, their hearing improved. Your kidneys are also associated with fear. If you’re feeling fearful about anything, adjusting the Career gua of your house and every room in your house can help get things moving forward for you.
In northern New England, we’ve had snow recently. If you live in a snowy area, be sure to remove the snow at your front door. Maintain a clear an open path. Snow blocks the free flow of chi. Over the years I have worked with many people who felt blocked or stymied at this time of year who also had heavy snow-packs leading to their front doors. They didn’t realize how allowing the snow to build up also blocked their personal energy and brought things to a halt. In New England, people often feel cooped up after the long winter months. Allowing the snow to block your path of chi is a big contributor to this. One solution is to maintain a clear and open path to your front door throughout the entire winter. If you’re not able to do so, hire someone who will do it for you. It makes a big difference.
Nine Tips to Revitalize Your Career Gua:
- Hang a beautiful mirror in the center-front are of your home or any room in your home… make sure you can see your full head in it.
- Add a symbol that reflects your passion … your work or calling, something you enjoy doing, perhaps a service you provide, or a hobby. I have a picture of the kanji symbols for the Five Elements over the door to my office, which is in the Career gua of my office.
- If you want a new job, place a reminder that reflects what you’d love to do and/or for whom.
- Make a Vision Board and place it in a Career gua in your house or your office.
- Add a water feature. Keep it clean and keep the water flowing.
- Hang a windchime to activate energy.
- Hang a crystal. Crystals regulate and also activate chi.
- Light a lamp regularly, with intention.
- Add a black or dark colored floormat for center-front entrances.
Water and The Five Elements
In the Five element system, each of the five elements have symbiotic relationships with each other. There’s a push and pull, of sorts. One element always strengthens another, while the remaining elements wear it down or deplete its energy to one degree or another. Water energy is supported and strengthened by Metal. Simultaneously, Water corrodes Metal or wears it down. In other words, it consumes it. In turn, Water feeds the plants and trees. In excess, floods and runoff occur. Water also extinguishes Fire and washes away Earth. Thus, Water is strengthened by Metal and depleted, consumed, or used up by Wood, Fire, and Earth.
Emphasize Metal and Water energy to create more flow.
If your Career or Life Path could benefit from more insight or use a boost, or you’d like to create more flow in your space, balance the area using décor that emphasizes Metal and Water elements. This can help provide a breakthrough and gets things moving in a new direction. Metal strengthens clarity and Water brings flow. If you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or in fear about things, you may have too much Water energy. In that case, tone it down by removing Water or Metal or adding Wood, Fire or Earth energies.
Harmonize your space by playing with the Five Elements. Here are some suggestions for balancing the Five Elements in your Career Gua:
Water energy enhances flow and reflective, philosophical qualities. It 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
Metal energy helps bring clarity to a space. Metal items include:
- Physical metal: gold, silver, brass, aluminum, etc. (pots & pans, lamps, picture frames, art and sculptures)
- Marble, granite, flagstone
- Natural crystals, gems and rocks dug from deep within the earth
- Circles, oval and arch shapes
- White, gray, and pastel shades.
Wood energy is about vibrancy, growth and expansion. Wood is represented by:
- Fresh flowers, plants, and trees
- Floral fabrics and patterns
- Vertical stripes and tall columns
- Green and blue
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, as well as pictures and sculptures of people and animals
- Electronics and electrical items
- Red, burgundy and the red palette
Earth energy grounds and anchors your space. Earth items include:
- Wooden furniture (because it’s harvested wood)
- Pottery, earthenware, bricks, and clay
- Seashells and natural items
- Square shapes
- Oversized or heavy furniture that hugs the floor
- Yellow, gold, brown and autumn/earth tones.
Set Your Intentions with the March 21st New Moon
The March 21st new moon is the day to set your intentions related to your career, work, life opportunities and activities you are most passionate about. 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 light each night.
Are you currently living a purpose-driven life? If so, what keeps it going and motivates you daily? Do you yearn for something different? Perhaps you want a change, but you’d like more inspiration to guide you as you recharge or redirect your energy. Is there anything that you’d love to Do, Be, or Have that you’re not seeing on your horizon?
See 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 (April 6) lights the sky. I’ll include a reminder about this in the April newsletter.
Your intentions could relate to:
- Discovering more or deeper purpose and meaning in your life,
- Doing work you love,
- Finding a new job,
- Discovering new projects and activities in your retirement years,
- Improving health related to your bladder or hearing,
- Releasing deeply held fear that is holding you back,
- Honoring your truth.
If you need more time, set your intentions on March 21st and then continue to wake up the energy in the center-front of your house, every room in your house, and your workspace until the full moon on April 6th. Spring clean these areas of your home. Remove accumulated winter dust, vacuum deep into the corners (high and low), wash your windows and curtains or drapes, clean your mirrors and the glass in picture frames. Put away items that may be sitting out of place. Remove clutter. Dislodge paper piles. Clear tabletops and counters. Return misplaced items to their proper home or location. Toss out trash, recycle, give away or donate what you want. If you have more time, adjust additional areas, as well as the front center of the outside of your house and your yard.
April 6th Full Moon … Notice what’s happening
The April 6th full moon will be a time to reflect on what’s emerging for you after setting your intentions on March 21st. Look for small signs that indicate something is changing or has changed. If could be a new passion or endeavor, a different role or job, a new resource, or a new hobby. It also might be something totally unexpected. Perhaps a door opened for you that you hadn’t anticipated? Be on the lookout! The more you notice, the more that will capture your attention. It’s a delightful and fun process.
To summarize, the Career gua of your space holds energy for your work and passion-driven projects and activity. It is a Water area. So first, balance your space for your Career and Life Opportunities and then enhance it for additional pursuits. If you’d like some help or suggestions for the Career gua of your home, contact Peg.
If you’d like some ideas and suggestions of ways to adjust the Career gua of your space, contact Peg firstname.lastname@example.org