Monday, February 29, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Quiet - Confident- Independent

The yin metal snake arrives this morning. This combined energy is all about a quiet, confident yet independent approach to matters today. Working on your own is preferred as you will find it easier to spot opportunities and set about achieving your objectives with awesome determination. Financial matters take front and center today. Be mindful of your portfolio and make changes where indicated. Resources are available to you today so take advantage of it. Trust may become an issue later this afternoon with someone in your inner circle. The energy is favored toward new client (s) for today.

Happy Monday!

Mary Jane Kasliner

Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Don't Overlook Co-workers Views!

The yin fire ox enters the picture this Thursday the 25th day of February. There is an excellent flow of energy between the stem of fire to the earth oxen - an indicator that you will be giving your all to others. Quiet and behind the scenes work towards making your mark is preferred during the morning hours. When the ox rises this afternoon, there is a tendency to dig in and take over. The problem with this approach is the controlling aspect - having things done the way you want it and overlook what others are offering in terms of advice. No one will question your work ethic or integrity just the controlling approach. Watch cash flow this evening as the tendency is to spend whatever is in your wallet.

~Mary Jane

Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Get Out There This Morning!

Fire is strong this morning and that calls for PR work. Take advantage of this energy and market your products, services, skills, and whatever else that will let others know who you are and what you do. The fire stem loses some of its momentum this afternoon to the rat - a water quality. Not to worry however, as it only takes some creative ideas and project building to unite the clever qualities of the rat to the powerful element of fire. This combination truly demonstrates proper power. In other words, your services go beyond self and move towards the greater good for all. Just know that you may encounter forthright opinions from others today but take that as a compliment.

I think I'll take this moment to plug my services!

Enjoy your day,

~Mary Jane

Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler - The Power of Water!

Where there is water, there is life. Acting as a medium in which organic compounds can mix with one another, water facilitates life form. In humans, water acts as both a solvent and delivery mechanism, dissolving essential vitamins and nutrients from food and delivering them to cells. Our bodies also use water to flush out toxins, regulate body temperature and aid in metabolism. No wonder, then, that water makes up nearly 70% of our bodies or that we can't go for more than a few days without it.

 Here are some things you can do to take advantage of this propitious element:

  • In your environment think about flowing designs and physical water features including accent colors of blue and touches of black
  • Create a list of long term goals and review it closely for the next two months
  • Tap into your passion (s): the element of water directly correlates to the naval chakra
  • Make an effort to communicate more effectively by honing your listening skills
  • Be careful when it comes to the kidneys, bladder and ears for the next two months as water qi is very strong making these body systems more vulnerable
  • Take time to socialize with friends and family - it will feel natural as the Pig energy rises this month
  • Be the peace maker - the Pig wouldn't have it any other way
  • Be mindful when it comes to drinking, eating and spending as the Pig has a tendency to over indulge
  • Make networking a priority in business 
  • Consider a get away weekend
  • Become more introspective
The element of water is considered the fourth element that follows the ebb and flow of the seasons from spring to winter. It is the most important element because of its fueling quality to create life and therefore should always be represented in your living and working environment especially if your life feels stagnant.

Water qi is the gateway to life - engage in its beauty and flourish!

To learn more about the element of water and its counterparts tap into my training modules 3 and 4. 

~Mary Jane Kasliner

Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Today, the wood pig combination is friendly with a  persuasive manner making it easy to gain the confidence of others. There is also a wonderful combination of resources to assist in your endeavors. Client base is strong with the likelihood of adding a few more to your Rolodex. However, it is wise to take appropriate measures when pricing the job or time allotted, as clients will present as challenging. The importance of communication should be first and foremost this afternoon in order for things to work out in your favor.

Happy Tuesday!

Mary Jane - for personal astrology chart assessments

Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Monday, February 22, 2016

Feng Shui Lady Says... Teamwork!

The combination of the wood dog is all about teamwork today. The morning hours should be about pinning down new ideas for future projects or direction for business. It is important there is a team effort while brain-storming otherwise confidence will wane. With trusted support, there is a potential for new clients and or work. This bodes extremely well for your reputation especially since others recognize your raw talents.

Happy Monday!

~Mary Jane
Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Dynamic Wealth!

What's in store for today? The yin metal sheep combines for an interesting mix of energy. First off, metal is strong for the morning hours and as a result people are driven by their inner beliefs right or wrong. Therefore, those you encounter may be rather rigid in their opinions and approach to solving issues.

The afternoon hours is a blend of challenges - from inconsistent resources and controlling situations. This is going to require patience and organization in order to achieve the end result. Dynamic wealth is also a component that flows in towards the end of the day. This can shake out a few ways: unexpected job (s), new leads for career advancement, or simply spending more money than you are taking in. The key when dynamic wealth hits is to save a portion of this unexpected income rather than spending it all. It is a good idea however to delve into the creative arts as entertainment for this evening.

Happy Friday!

~Mary Jane
Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Innovate!

Today is all about being innovative. The metal horse is bold, confident and forthright. There is no challenge great enough to work through with this combination of energy. However, as the stem of metal and the fire branch are in conflict it would be best to remain grounded in the decision making process today. Take time to organize files, papers or whatever is needed for your innovative project. In the long run it will pay off with plenty of resources and a platform for advancing career.

Enjoy your day!

~Mary Jane Compass & Form School Feng Shui Education

Illustration: Ann Curch Gagliano

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Get Working on Your Stuff!

Good Wednesday morning! This is a day to get moving when it comes to working on your stuff. What do I mean by that? The earth snake brings in tremendous resources with clients to follow. So, what are your talents, skills and expertise that you can offer as a service? If you are not out there doing your thing, then it is time to get off the couch and do so. The snake branch is empty and therefore trust becomes an issue. In this case it is trusting yourself. Don't second guess as the time is ripe and the energy is perfectly aligned for support in all areas of your life. Go for it!

Speaking of couches...It's time for me to get off mine and head out to my yoga class!

~Mary Jane

Illustration: Ann Curch Gagliano

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Why Get All Puffed Up?

Double Earth energy today with a Dragon empty branch. So what does that mean? First, with earth being so heavy there is the ability to transform things today. This is based on a theme of truth, fairness and consistency. With those qualities, anything is possible to change for the better. There is however a down side to strong earth and that shows up as worrying about every last detail and being overly controlling. Balance is key if you want to be effective.

The second aspect of the energy today is the Dragon empty branch. The Dragon likes to do things on a grand scale; however, being overly enthusiastic and confident turns into a "show off" mentality or what others look at as being all "Puffed Up" with yourself. This never bodes well in the long run. If, you take advantage of the pure aspects of the Earth Dragon energy the results can be very impressive; support and assistance from others, the power to help on a grand scale, and long term goals outlined for success and future career growth.

Happy Tuesday!
Mary Jane  (Compass & Form School Theories)
Illustration by: Ann Curch Gagliano

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler - Tap into You!

It's snowing hard and I am sipping some nice organic black tea. While sitting here I thought; "How can I tap into me?" That's a deep question let alone what to do with it from a feng shui perspective. Well, the truth of the matter is we can do a great deal from a feng shui perspective. Connecting to higher self is one way to tap in. Based on the maco/microcosm concept, our environment should align to us personally. In doing so, we naturally increase our own vibration so we can begin to delve into the original question; "How can I tap into me?" 

One of the most powerful areas of self evaluation is the northeast portent. Here, the mountain energy calls us to remain still, to turn down the volume of thinking mind, and tap into higher self where we can learn so much about who we are. When this area is aligned elementally and artistically (imagery), it naturally catapults us to get quiet, meditate, and listen to the voice within. So what can you do to get started? Here are few simple things you can do in your environment to ignite inner quietude.

  • Make sure the northeast portent of your home aligns to the fire or earth element in accent pieces and color choices.
  • Think of images that are earthy - mountain ranges or desert scenes and those that exude wisdom - Buddha, Christ, Dalai Lama, etc.
  • Find ample room to roll out your yoga mat or meditation cushion to remind you to tap in!
These are just a few things you can do to open up your environment in order to tap into YOU!

~Mary Jane

Illustrator - Ms Tea Totaler: Ann Curch Gagliano

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Intuition!

Good Monday Morning! The in Fire Rabbit filled with intuition moves in with grace today. The wood component of the earthly branch (Rabbit) fuels the heavenly fire stem; therefore, be prepared to use a great deal of physical energy today in your mental processes. Intuition is strong so rely on it whenever you can. 

You'll find resources to be rather inconsistent today. Those who normally supported your actions may not be there to assist. This can lead to challenges, but if you follow your intuition, things will work out accordingly. Remain diplomatic even if things don't go your way.

~Mary Jane  (Training in authentic compass & form school feng shui)

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler - Show Me the Money!

So who doesn't want more money? The truth of the matter is we all do. This year (2016) and this month (February) - finances are strong in the southwest position. That's a feng shui home run! So what should you do? Well, money stars love activity so get the energy in motion in the southwest portent of you home and office. BUT - as the Grand Duke sits in the Southwest this year (year of the Monkey), it's best to keep the movement options of either a water fountain, fish bowl or plug in essential oil burner out of the 3rd mountain southwest (degrees - 232 - 247), and locate any of the aforementioned between 202 - 230 degrees southwest. Sound confusing? Relax, just sit and have a cup of tea with me and I'll be happy to assess your personal space and "show you the money." Mention this tweet post and get a significant discount that will include an analysis for the entire year!

~Off to my yoga class with "Pie in the Sky" Yogini.

Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Let it Flow!

 Let it flow are the words for the energy today. Yang Wood Rat is an excellent combination of energy when it comes to new ventures, ideas, projects and just about anything to get you "flowing" from point "A" to point "B". If you are going to move forward on something new it is best to take a creative approach. Don't let an insecurities hold you back as they are usually unfounded. Resources are available to you so take advantage of them to meet your goals.

Happy Friday!
~Mary Jane

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler...The Peaceful Home

Your surrounding environment plays a significant role in how you experience life. Why not take time to explore the different ways you can create a peaceful home and manifest real change in your life? Here are some simple ways you can shift the energy in your environment.

1. Use mirrors, in moderation of course, to maximize the flow of energizing natural light through the home. Light promotes physical vitality and mental alertness - two dynamics that are important when it comes to peaceful living.

2. Follow the sun on its journey around the room. Notice how the light changes depending on the angle at which the sunlight falls through the windows. Plan your decor to make the most of the natural light that enters the space.

3. Use directional lighting to highlight your favorite objects or the room's most interesting fabrics.

4. Infuse mood lighting through the use of candles. Floating candles in interesting decorative bowls are excellent accents while establishing an ambiance of gentle mysticism.

5. Use cushions in different hues to add changeable accents of color.

6. Use patterns with restraint - too many patterns of different kinds may clash with each other and subtly disturb your mental equilibrium.

7. Touch up paintwork, clean your windows and repair things. When there are things in disrepair is weighs heavy on the mind and disrupts feelings of peace.

8. Add natural features in your decor - fresh flowers, a lively plant, seashells, stones, images of animals and other nature scenes give off positive energies.

9. Burn incense such as frankincense and sandalwood to create a positive yet relaxing feeling.

10. Welcome yourself and guests with a display of container plants at the side of your front door. By using pots of herbs you can combine a visual with an olfactory salute.

Have fun with these simple peaceful home tips and enjoy every moment in your environment!

Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Primary Resources are Available!

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Primary Resources are Available!

Primary resources are available to you today with the earth horse combination. There is great support when it comes to all important aspects of your life. Relationships are well defined and reliable. This is exceptionally powerful when it comes to accomplishing your goals today.

The earth horse is also caution; therefore, it behooves you to consider things closely before delving into anything new. Mental activity is strong today with the fire branch feeding the earth stem. This can lead to mental overload and stress. Take time out today to get some physical exercise and this should cool things off a bit.

Happy Thursday!
~Mary Jane

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Don't Force it!

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Don't Force it!

Good morning my dear followers. Let's see what the energy is for today. Yang water is strong this morning so plan on some damp wet weather. Yang water is also an indicator of communications but in an indirect and subtle way. It also opens up intuition so go with your gut during the morning hours. 

The Dog energy enters this afternoon and initially there is a tendency to control situations to get your way - that never bodes well. If you take a few moments to organize your approach the outcome will be positive -resources will become available to you and this leads to long terms goals. It is also important to practice restraint when it comes to finances.

Enjoy your day!
~Mary Jane

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler: Love Those Indoor Plants!

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler: 

Love Those Indoor Plants!

Indoor plants are fabulous not only for reducing indoor pollutants but add a wonderful feel to any room. Think variety when it comes to choosing your plants to give the home a more balanced flow of energy. For example, ivy has a clinging trailing habit or corresponds to water energy. Therefore, it is useful in an area that lacks sunlight (such as internal bathroom) because, unlike many plants, it grows in shade. North is an ideal position for ivy with its strong water energy and underlying wood qualities.

Dracaena's have a strong upward growth with sharp pointed leaves combines tree and fire energy. This is a wonderful plant to stimulate energy in a corner or under a sloping ceiling. This is a good plant energy for the east, southeast or south areas in your home.

African Violets are a strong fire energy with its vibrant purple star shaped leaves. It is helpful in attracting attention and getting public recognition for your efforts. This plant is very yang or active in appearance and therefore fantastic for low vibrating areas such as corners. The east, southeast and south portents are strong areas for this fantastic plant.

The Money plant with its round thick leaves represent strong metal qi. It provides a sense of stability with finances. Albeit plants by and large are wood energy this particular plant holds strong metal within it. Therefore, adding this plant as a gentle feature in the northwest especially will assist in networking opportunities for financial gain.

The aforementioned are just a few plants that have powerful qualities in the feng shui of your home or office. Using plants can effectively help avoid stagnation by getting the energy moving. Plants can also soften protruding architecture by calming the cutting qi, slow down fast moving energy in long hallways, add natural living energy, improve air quality, and for those plants with spiky leaves adds a sense of security.

~Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady says...Good Assistance!

Feng Shui Astrology Lady says...Good Assistance!

The metal rooster brings in the element of strong assistance from others today. This bodes well especially when it comes to organizing projects and getting the wheel in motion. It's important to write a detail list of what needs to be accomplished and adhere to it. Compromise is also an important factor to keep in mind when dealing with others. Albeit this may challenge you as the tendency for the metal rooster combination is to be rather abrasive when it comes to opinions. Financial matters should also be part of your agenda today.

Enjoy your day!

~Mary Jane

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Dogged Determination

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Dogged Determination

Good morning my friends. Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl! What kind of energy is likely today? The metal monkey is strong willed and determined to complete all that is put before him. The preference is to work independently but here's the thing, distractions will play a part in whether or not you can finish the job at hand. Force yourself to complete one task at a time before delving into the next project. Today is also a good day to review finances and make any changes to enhance your portfolio. Watch for inconsistencies with your resources later in the day. Don't forget to tap into my 2016 forecast advice!

Okay, time for my hot yoga class with "Pie in the Sky" Yogini.

~Mary Jane

Friday, February 5, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says... Trust!

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...Trust 

Another snowy morning - glad I'm comfy on my couch. What's in store for today? Trust is a big issue that will present itself especially when it comes to partnerships and new clients. It's important to resist the tendency to doubt others and simply put more time into reviewing documents and or contracts more closely. 

Voicing your opinion and taking the lead in situations that arise today is likely. Pay particular attention to those who challenge you and factor in extra time to deal with them, as it may bode well for future business relationship. Spend time later in the day to focus on strategic planning for long term business and financial goals.

Heading over to Ms. Feng Shui Tea Totaler for a cup of hot tea!

~Mary Jane

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler - Get Organized in 2016!

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler

Get Organized in 2016!

This morning Feng Shui Astrology Lady informed you it is the first day of the solar New Year. I'm sure you read her 2016 forecast. Anyway, this is a perfect time to get things in order around your home and office. There are so many simple ways to organize your environment. What's even better are the results you will see. Don't waste another minute and delve into my simple organization program. Just look for the title: Clear Clutter and Transform your Life under my Feng Shui  Mini-Series section.

Here's to organizing your environment in 2016!

~Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Good morning and welcome to the solar New Year! Today marks the mid-point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. The Yang Fire Dragon yields powerful energy when it comes to resources that support your career efforts. Others look to you for leadership and guidance. It is important you use your skills to benefit others. Beware of trying to bolster your skills beyond what they are and relying too heavily on your own judgment. Take into consideration the opinions of others.

As this day marks the start of the New Year, take advantage of my 2016 forecast so you can plan your year accordingly.

Have a great day!
~Mary Jane

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler: Small Space Designs

The first reaction to a small space generally sends us into the “triple D’s,” or what I would like to call the Downward, Despair, and Doldrums.  The simple truth is small spaces allow us to be closer to energy, and from a feng shui perspective, that’s golden. Just because the space is small doesn’t mean we can’t balance it. Square footage has no bearing on creating a harmonious and healthy living environment. So if you are short on square footage, have some fun delving into these ten simple feng shui tips.

1.      If you live in an apartment, determine what directional location your place falls within the larger building. This will help you with the overall elemental theme. For example, if your apartment sits in the southeast portent of the entire building, then favor wood and water elements in your designs.

2.      Incorporate floor plants, decorative screens, and curtains for faux walls.  It will look fabulous and give you much needed definable living areas.

3.      Choose a focal point towards which the energy will gravitate.  This can be done with interesting artwork, sculptures, or an exotic pillow.

4.      Keep windows clean and open for natural sunlight and fresh air. Compliment with flowing window treatment and full spectrum track lighting aimed at walls to free up floor space and create an expansive feeling.

5.      Consider removing closet doors and replacing them with curtains.  This will soften the energy while giving the illusion of more space.

6.      Think less is more when it comes to furnishings and incorporate curved designs. Qi (energy) only moves in a sine wave pattern and therefore will be unimpeded.

7.      Note the directions within the space from the center point. Then address each direction with the corresponding natural element and symbolic image to catapult the energetic ba-gua – feng shui template.  For example, placing a romantic stone statue in the southwest or a metal musical instrument in the west will effectively catapult feelings of romance while infusing the environment with delightful sounds.

8.      Arrange major pieces of furniture in command to door entry for a sense of comfort and eye appeal.

9.      Splurge on tableware and linens. Small luxuries, such as table-top water fountains, go a long way.

10.  Have fun and invite some friends over.  People actually prefer to socialize in small spaces.

It’s simple to create great style in small spaces. Allow your inner flame to rise during the process, be resourceful, and follow simple feng shui guidelines. You’ll be amazed at how you can transform your small space into an energetic, vibrant, and functional Shangri – La. For more information on how to follow simple feng shui designs see my Feng Shui Designs in a Flash CD by scrolling down on my publications page!

~Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Let's see what the yang metal dog has in store for today. The metal stem and earth dog flow elementally but as the branch feeds the stem, then be prepared for mental overload. No hesitation to speak your mind today and patience runs thin if things do not unfold the way you would like them to. As a result, you may find inconsistency with resources and encounter people who will challenge you. If you remain calm and seek higher ground things work out for the better.

Enjoy your day!

~Mary Jane

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says...

What does the Feng Shui Astrology Lady have to say about the energy for today? The Yin Earth Rooster has a very persistent energy. Expect to set an objective and not be deflected by anyone or anything. Strategies are worked out mainly by your own doing. Others recognize your accomplishments. This bodes well for future opportunities and advancement. Pay attention to financial portfolio. Decisions will need to be made regarding assets.

That's it for today - off to a "Pie in the Sky" Yogini class!

~Mary Jane

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler

Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler

 I have a treat for you this afternoon. I sent out my monthly newsletter just a little while ago and it has some great feng shui tips for the month of February. If you haven't read it feel free to click here. I think you'll find the information to be interesting. Enjoy!

~Mary Jane

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says....

Feng Shui Astrology Lady Says....

I hope you all had a nice weekend. It's Monday morning and time to report on what you can expect for the day. The yang earth monkey enters the forecast for today. The morning hours are more about knowing your material - study and review for whatever you've been working. This will assist in making a decision that is weighing on you. It's important efforts come from you mainly rather than relying on others. Albeit there is assistance you can tap into, it is best for you to take the lead. Don't be surprised if an unexpected opportunity comes knocking on your door later in the day.

Tune in later today to see what Ms. Feng Shui Tips Tea Totaler has to say!

~Mary Jane