Monday, April 28, 2014

A New Look for Spring & Energy for May 2014

The Energy for May!



This is the month of the Yellow 5 star - a star that is very problematic in this current 20 year cycle (2004 - 2024). This star can create chaos in all aspects of life. It is an unsettled energy so try to avoid major projects and decisions.
Family: The East Portent

The 3 green star enters its natural home of the east where it receives much assistance. This star is functional in this current period (2004-2024), but can get out of control. Therefore, there is a tendency for tension between family members and especially between males. As this star is full of vitality, there is the possibility of new business projects to pass your desk. In order to avoid any problems, take extra measures to review project data and communicate effectively with others. Settling down this star is recommended and best served with the use of fire elements. Remove fire cure by 6/5.



Fortunate Blessings & Wealth: The Southeast Portent
The literary star enters the southeast this month receiving plenty of assistance. You may find the urge to delve into educational workshops. Go with it and ignore any indecision as it will pay off later on. There is also a tendency for difficulty in relationship this month as this star is rather undesirable in this Gen period cycle. Ease out this tension with the element of fire placed in the southeast for the month and go ahead and place a photo of you and significant other in this sector as well to reaffirm your relationship. Remove cures by 6/5.



Are You Moving Towards Your Goals? The South Portent
Fire it up this month by getting yourself out there and doing your thing. There is plenty of fire burning with the 9 purple star residing in its natural home. There is clarity with your goals and visions this month and especially if you record that by making a vision board. Just be watchful of rash behavior or aggression as the fire is being assisted by the portent. Being methodical about your intention when it comes to your soul’s mission will prove to be powerful. To further this star’s energy add a vital plant. Remove cure by 6/5.
 
Relationships: The Southwest Portent
This is an unfavorable energy that enters the portent of relationships this month. Therefore, it is best to be mindful when it comes to interacting with others including those closest to you. Furthermore, be mindful of your diet as the digestive system is vulnerable with the 2 black star being assisted by the portent. You may notice (especially females) you have to work harder this month to achieve things. Lethargy may also creep in. Place bronze metal object here and remove by 6/5.



Creativity - Pleasure: The Western Portent
May be a bit rough this month when it comes to enjoyment. The deceitful 7 red star enters its natural home. Be aware that female energy can be undermining including to the point of stealing. Rely on your intuition and be conservative this month especially if interacting with other females. Be mindful when working in the yard as skin irritation or rash can occur. Best cure is virtual water to deplete the 7 metal star. You may remove this cure by 6/5.



Networking - Potential Wealth or Travel: The Northwest Portent
This is a powerful energy that enters the portent of possibilities and especially for males. The 6 white star represents perseverance, strength and power when it comes to honing in business connections and or attracting the right people to assist you on your path. The northwest offers plenty of assistance, but go ahead and add some strong earth components to the northwest and catapult this energy even more so. You may remove the cure by 6/5.
 
Checking in with Career: The North Portent
It is time to get crafty when it comes to your career this month. This may include further research or study in order to be noticed. The energy is bright so it is likely things will go your way. Listening and communication skills are honed this month and that bodes very well when it comes to getting what you need and want on the job. The north portent offer assistance but adding some metal here will help to keep you focused on the job at hand. Remove cure by 6/5.
 
Inner Wisdom: The Northeast Portent

This is the location of the money star this month. In order to take full advantage of this energy, tap into your higher knowledge. Let higher self take the lead position and it will guide you on the right path when it comes to financial harmony. It is also a time to revisit your financial portfolio and make any necessary changes or adjustments for the long haul. The portent is assisting this white star nicely. Adding bright fire element, earth and moving water will do this energy justice. Remove cures by 6/5.
 
 
The Tai Chi - The Center of Your Life
This month the Yellow 5 star enters the central palace. This is a highly problematic energy in this current 8-cycle we are experiencing. As mentioned, this star can create chaos in any area of your life. Try to avoid major projects or decisions this month but if that can’t be avoided then be sure to take extra precautions with potential situation or people involved. It is best to deplete this energy with a metal vibration sound quality (bells) and placing strong bronze metal object in the center of the structure.
 
*Note: The analysis above is generalized. Each structure will receive this energy differently when interacting with that structures unique composition or time built and facing direction. Mention this newsletter and receive a 10% discount on your flying star monthly report!
May Blessings!
Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com


A Fresh Look for Spring!



Mother Earth is certainly sporting a fresh look. Why not follow Her lead and make some simple changes around your house to freshen its look too! Below are a few basic creative strategies that are long-lasting, cost effective and beautiful.




1. Gently Used Items: Have some fun this spring and go to a few estate sales. You’ll be amazed how secondhand items can spruce up your interior. Just make sure you are mindful about choosing items and space clear them with some sage or pure essential oils before bringing them into your home. Choose anything from furniture and lamps to accent pieces like artwork and sculptures.


2. Plants: A healthy plant goes a long way when it comes to beautifying an environment not to mention the added benefit of purifying the air. Plants such as Chinese evergreens, English ivy, and Peace lilies are amazing when it comes to absorbing chemicals that off-gas in the environment. Be creative and pot them in mason jars. It looks fabulous and adds to the d├ęcor.



3. Balance: Make sure your rooms do not have an excessive amount of furniture in them. Position furniture so plenty of light can pass through the room. And make sure all the walls are balanced with artwork and other furnishings. You don’t want one wall to be heavily weighted, as the room will look and feel like it is tilting.
 

4. Water Feature: Time to go out and purchase that water fountain. There’s nothing like the sound of a relaxing water fountain trickling in the background. The idea is to replicate the sound of a natural stream. So make sure you test a few before settling on one.
 

5. Sustainable Kitchen Wares: Choose sturdy pots and pans for the kitchen. Sure, they may cost more up front but they are in for the long haul and therefore will save you money over time. Store your herbs, cereals, pasta, nuts and seeds in glass mason jars. They not only look fabulous but are a healthy way to store food items.



Happy Spring!



Yoga Tip: Pantajali, the original codifier of yoga, noted that yoga prospers when the student practices with faith. Keeping a yoga journal is very helpful when it comes to your practice. Write down your thoughts and insights that occurred during your practice and learn from them.







Feng Shui Tip: How to use Plants? Plants are vibrant health energy from nature and represent the best aspect of feng shui. Here are five simple tips when it comes to your plants.

1. Love your plants and care for them properly.

2. 2. Choose plants that will do well in your environment.

3. Choose the best areas for your plants (east, southeast and south).

4. Choose wealth plants such as the bonsai tree, or jade plant.

5. Bring in air purifying plants such as the peace lily or golden pathos.
 
 
~Mary Jane
 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Feel Good Colors


Feel Good Colors
 
 
 
 
 
 

These days it is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed. One of the best ways to improve mood is to make some changes in your space. Bright colors such as green, red and purple radiate positive energy so choose bed linens, curtains, frames and other decorative objects in these colors to surround yourself in more of this energy. Bright green will be most effective in the east, southeast and south of your home, whereas reddish purple will work best in the south, southwest and northeast areas.

Placing a water feature in the east of your home will increase the energetic qi here while boosting confidence. It is an energy all about making things happen in life. Spend time in this direction in your home as well as the southeast and south portents. These directions are very yang and help to balance the overly yin aspect of depression.

Incorporating more yang foods into your diet will also be effective by eating more grains and hot vegetables, and less cold meals and sugary foods. Keep rooms clutter-free,well ventilated with a natural light source to also wake up stagnant energy.

Once you are feeling more energetic think about starting an exercise routine. This is a perfect time of the year to power walk or run. If you are looking for something a bit more low key try a gentle yoga class or perhaps a Zumba class to add a little spice to your life.

It's easy to adopt a positive attitude when your space and body feel energized. This spring give yourself permission to change things up a bit and discover how good it feels.

Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master & Yogi
Body Space Alignment
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

Clean Up Your Act With Feng Shui!

Control Your Space And Move Through Life Effortlessly
 
 
 
 
Take action now to energize your home and begin a life filled with abundance.
 
 

Do you ever feel like a gray cloud is constantly hovering over you? Do you feel like no matter what you do, it seems to be a struggle? One of the most common reasons for stagnancy in life is clutter. When energy is stuck in a physical sense it has far reaching effects on every aspect of our being. It has a tendency to throw us off track in life, question our direction, and to trigger emotional, physical and spiritual malaise. On some level, your mind is aware of what is going on. On another level it is the subconscious mind's way of avoiding what needs to be done.

For our life to work well it is necessary to clear the clutter and make room for new energy to propagate. Part of this process is to disengage from the emotional attachment we have with the objects we possess. The trick is to make an assessment about the objects in your space and the emotional strain it is having on the flow of your life. When we understand that every part of the human life experience is encapsulated within our home through design, images, symbols, sounds, and smells, we can then assess whether these objects add value to our life or keep us physically and emotionally stuck.

Take action now to energize your space and begin a life filled with abundance by following these simple guidelines. You will feel empowered by your ability to control your space, feel lighter, realize new opportunities, and move through life more effortlessly.

Decluttering Guidelines

  1. Take a tour of your home and record the clutter zones of each room.
  2. Note how you feel when you look at your possessions. Do you have a positive reaction or a negative one?
  3. Create a system for discarding unwanted, broken, return, or donation items.
  4. Set an intention as you remove unwanted items. You are now energetically opening up to attracting new desires into your life.
  5. Take breaks during the clutter-clearing session to recharge your energy.
  6. Strive for a cleared, simple, natural and uncluttered feel.
  7. Make sure each room has at least two strong light sources.
  8. Add pizzazz to each room with accents (i.e. fresh coat of paint, flowers, seashells or plant).
  9. Re-think your furniture positioning and create open and inviting seating arrangements.
  10. Locate the East direction in your home; place a healthy plant and other wood elements (green colors, floral designs, columnar shapes or wood accent pieces). This direction aligns to our health and family roots. Activation here has a way of catapulting new beginnings for us.
  11. Space clear each room for a fresh revitalized feel by spraying pure essential oils.
  12. Let go, have fun and live simply.

Once you begin the process of aligning your space, you will naturally increase the energy level in the structure and in turn, your personal energy will heighten. You will naturally be drawn to healthier eating habits, physical habits, and spiritual habits. You have a choice to change your life through the design of your space. What are you waiting for?

 




About the Author:

 Mary Jane Kasliner is a professional Accredited Feng Shui Consultant of the London Institute and Nationally Certified in Hatha Yoga.  She is the owner of Body Space Alignment and the Teaching Tortoise School of Feng Shui. She has received world-wide media coverage by the Associated Press and CN8 Television.  Mary Jane is the author of Love, Happiness And Feng Shui, The Feng Shui Connection To a Healthy Life, Mother Nature, A Bridge to Conscious Living, The Happiness Chronicles: Short Stories and Recipes for a Happy Life, Feng Shui Designs in a Flash, and 15 feng shui training programs. Mary Jane can be reached by visiting her website: www.fengshuiyoganj.com.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Staircases

BSA Feng Shui Tip:
 
 


 Staircases can be a fabulous feature to accent. Inset metal rails with decorative natural fiber inset carpet can soften all wood steps while giving the energy a place to slow down and meander. Hanging a beautiful tapestry or artwork on a horizontal plane will soften the steep of the staircase. If there is enough space on the landing think about a stabilizing feature such as a stone pedestal with stone statue mounted. #fengshuitips


Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Daily Feng Shui Astrology

BSA Feng Shui Astrology
 
 


Yin Fire Snake Day - Fire is strong and beneficial for public speaking. Expect some people to challenge your position today but you will benefit from what they have to say. Trust issues may arise with those closest to you. Stick to your position and you can win others over. Promote your natural talents and you will gain the support of many.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BSA Daily Astrology -
 
 
 


 Today is a yang fire dragon day. Fuel to the earthly branch - set aside worrying as it only robs you of the present moment. Stay the course and let go of bravado attitude. The branch is empty today so relationships can be strained. Instead of trying to prove things just be humble. It's not all about you! Staying real will win support from others and give you authority over situations encountered.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

Daily 4 Pillars Astrology

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yin wood rabbit day. The wood energy is strong so let those projects take hold today. You'll have plenty of energy to carry through to the finish line. It is important however to be flexible in your opinions and attitude because all that wood can make for rigid viewpoint. People will tend to be agreeable and supportive to your ideas today so go with the flow. You'll prefer to work in groups today and will be more productive as a result.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Daily Four Pillars Astrology at a Glance

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yang water rat day. Lots of water in this chart today. Keep emotions in check. Communications are valuable today but listening skills are even better. You may find others will challenge you today or clients that will test your patience. Be careful not to overextend yourself today.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BSA Feng Shui Tip:
 
 


Now that spring has arrived it is time to cultivate your outdoors. Clear out the old vegetation to make room for new budding flowers. Make a strong wood sector for the southeast and create some movement here with wind moving objects such as bird feeders, chimes or flag. Have fun with the process and transform the look and feel of your yard!

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Daily Feng Shui Astrology

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yin metal pig day. Support from the heavenly stem means you will tend to be driven by your mind today. There is precision in your thoughts and actions. This bodes exceptionally well for your career or services you offer and as a result you are financially rewarded. This income can be invested for the long haul. Be careful however of being overly ambitious today as it can lead to others taking advantage of you.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
Caves in Vietnam
 


Today is a yang metal dog day. Morning hours focus on management and finances. You may find inconsistency with resources this afternoon and come up against some challenging people. If they are clients make sure you take the extra time in your schedule to handle them and don't forget the PIA factor. Being patient and taking a broader look at things will pay off as you will help more people than expected. #astrology #feng shui.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 

Today is a yin earth rooster day. Great support from above today. It is best to concentrate on your work today and what services you offer that brings the most benefits to others. Perfect day for organizing this aspect of your career. Work hard and be persistent today to get what you want.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

BSA Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yang earth monkey day. Good stable support from stem to branch so you should find that you are in flow with what you are thinking and actually doing today. Very stable energy for good decision making process during the morning hours especially. Go ahead and take advantage of expressing what you do best. You'll find good support from friends and as a result unexpected income may come your way. Overall, the earth monkey provides a calming influence.

Mary jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Daily Astrology

BSA Daily Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yang wood dragon day. The early part of the day is filled with vitality and creative energy that leads to unexpected funds that you can play a  bit with as long as you put some off to the side for savings. You may encounter some challenges with ohers you know well. However, the end result is more support in all areas of your life. As the dragon branch is empty today there is a karmic lesson for us all - practice tolerance.

Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What is the Feng Shui Energy for April 2014?


Flying Star Feng Shui Energy At a Glance:

This is the month of the White 6 star - a star that is very propitious in this current 20 year cycle (2004 - 2024). You can expect to take a leadership position when it comes to your skills and natural talent!

(Month Begins 4/5 and ends 5/5).



 

 

Family: The East Portent


Writing and or literature projects move forward this month. This is most likely a new idea that impacts business. This star is receiving assistance from the portent and therefore it can arouse the negative effects (conflicts or litigation) especially since this star has lost its flare in the current cycle we are experiencing (Gen – 2004 – 2024).  There is also a tendency for tension when it comes to family relationships. Best to keep the lines of communication open. Be mindful this month when it comes to social drinking as liver can easily be over worked. Add the element of fire to the east this month to ease the overly excitable wood from this star. Remove by 5/5.




Fortunate Blessings & Wealth: The Southeast Portent

There is unsettled energy in finances this month. It is best if you avoid major projects and decisions when it comes to financial moves. As this star is highly problematic, and in a fighting position elementally with the portent, female energy can be thwarted and vulnerability to pelvic and hips area can occur. Add a sound vibration, bronze metal object and virtual water to ease tension in the southeast portent while diminishing the negative effects of this star. Remove cures by 5/5.

 

Inner Wisdom: The Northeast Portent


Set your goals for self exploration this month and stick with them. This is a very bright star here when it comes to realizing your highest potential and soul’s path. By following through with your natural abilities and strengths, you are able to naturally serves others and enjoy the rewards. Add fire element to the Northeast this month and remove by 5/5.

 

Checking in with Career: The North Portent

Career may seem a bit stagnant this month. It will seem like the harder you push the more resistance you will come up against especially since the star and the portent are in a ke (fighting) cycle. Fatigue for males and kidney and bladder systems can also be vulnerable. Add the element of metal to the North this month to abate this problematic star and add flow back to career. You may remove this cure by 5/5.

 

Are You Moving Towards Your Goals? The South Portent

Promotion in your line of work is likely if you stay true to your passion when it comes to your goals. As the energy is working for you when it comes to connecting with higher self this month, it behooves you to tap into your intuition. Travel and research to further your mission in life is necessary this month. Listen to all opportunities that present this month. As the auspicious star is in conflict with the portent it is necessary to add the element  of wood (thriving plant) to the South and give strength to goals and the cardiac system too. Remove cure by 5/5.


Relationships: The Southwest Portent


This is an unstable energy that enters the portent of relationships this month. Therefore, it is best to be mindful when it comes to interacting with others including those closest to you. Possibilities for new business for female this month, but pay attention to details. This star is in conflict with the portent and therefore the abdomen/stomach may act up. Add the element of fire to the Southwest this month and remove by 5/5.





Creativity - Pleasure: The Western Portent

Show me the money! The more creative you can be this month the better when it comes to your finances. So think about that when it comes to your job and investments. Seek long-term options when it comes to finances and all will be well. The portent is draining to this beautiful star’s energy so it is best to add the element of earth and moving water to the west to capture this energy. You  may remove these cures by 5/5.

 

Networking - Potential Wealth or Travel : The Northwest Portent

When it comes to travel, networking and assistance from others it can be a bit tricky this month. Listen to your intuition and watch for undermining energy especially from females. The portent unfortunately is giving power to this unsettling energy. Best to add virtual water to the Northwest and remove by 5/5.

The Tai Chi - The Center of Your Life

This month the White 6 star enters the central palace. This is a bright star in this current 8-cycle we are experiencing. It is wonderful to show your leadership potential and your integrity. Perseverance is a key element this month that will open up many doors for the future. The central palace feeds this wonderful energy perfectly. If you want to further the support of this star simply add some earth qualities to the center of your environment.

 

*Note: The analysis above is generalized. Each structure will receive this energy differently when interacting with that structures unique composition or time built and facing direction.

April Blessings!

Mary Jane

www.fengshuiyoganj.com

 

 
BSA Daily Feng Shui Astrology -
 
 


Today is a yang water tiger day. Lots of energy today with water stem fueling the wood tiger branch. Get out there and serve other today with your natural talents. Rewards are the result and financially too. Towards the end of the day be careful of forcing or pressuring others or note if someone is trying to control you. Experimenting with new ideas is on the list today! #astrology #Feng Shui http://ow.ly/i/55HSN


Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com