Monday, September 24, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
In just a few short days the fall equinox will arrive. It is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The word "equinox" literally means "equal night." Astronomically, the sun crosses the "celestial equator" so the two hemispheres (north and south), receive the sun's rays equally. The sun is positioned overhead at noon from a point of the equator. From this point, the amount of daytime and nighttime are relatively equal to each other. From this point forward, until the winter solstice, the nights are longer and days are shorter.
The foliage changes color due to the amount of daylight and photosynethesis that occurs. With shorter days or less sunlight, there is a chemical process that occurs causing leaves to change color and finally drop off into the gentle breeze.
From a feng shui perspective, the energy pulls inward. It is a contractive energy like that of metal. Areas of our life that are accentuated are our creativity, travel, mentoring and spirituality. You may notice the shift taking place already. For me, it is a trip to India for a Pilgrimage.
This is also the time of year when vatta (air) is on the rise. The tendency to feel "floaty" or ungrounded is likely. Therefore, it behooves you to engage in grounding practices such as yoga, meditation, tai chi or gigong. Paying attention to your environment and incorporating more earth and metal elements bodes well to keep you grounded and intuitive.
The upcoming autumnal solstice is a wonderful time to engage in an outdoor ceremony. There are so many different ways to welcome in the change of season. There isn't any right or wrong way to do this. Later this week I will post one of my favorite ceremonies. How you decide to acknowledge the change of season is up to you, but one thing you should definitely consider is clearing your internal and external environment. My simple space clearing ceremony E-book (part of my feng shui mini-series), is stacked with helpful ways to refresh the energy in your environment and enhance it elementally through specific feng shui aspects.
You can order this program online on my website here
Just scroll down beyond my books and you will see several mini-series programs including the one above.
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Monday, September 17, 2018
The I Ching toss for today reveals hexagram 21(Shi He). The attributes include: Eradicating obstacles, judging, restoring order and confronting negativity.
This hexagram comprises Fire over Thunder, a combination evoking the lightening accompanying a thunderstorm. The image suggests the way in which nature forces through obstacles and restores imbalances of tension. Shi He advises that in human affairs problems should likewise be illuminated with the lightning flash of clear insight and shaken apart but the thunder of unleashed energy.
The shape of this hexagram also suggests an open mouth with something in it. Shi means "to bite" and He means "to close" or action to remove obstacles is reinforced by the image of biting through the obstruction.
In society such eradication of disorder must be governed by an effective and honorable justice system. Legal arguments are also suggested if the obstacle in the mouth is thought of "as words" that need to be spoken. The law must be properly administered if social harmony is to prevail. Punishment is sometimes required but must be appropriate to the crime and free from vindictiveness.
She He often portends a legal action or the appearance of a third party in a marriage or relationship, causing a disruption that will diminish in the face of patience.
How can you apply the dynamics of hexagram 21 (He Shi) to your circumstances?
Mary Jane Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The I Ching toss message for today is to work on what is spoiled. This hexagram comprises Mountain over Wind, which suggests a low wind being halted in its progress by the mountain's bulk. In turn, the blustering air currents destroy the plants at the foot of the mountain. Similarly, in human affairs, lax attitudes create problems, which accumulate and introduce corruption into the community.
This hexagram advises us to look for such defects in ourselves and in our environment and to take steps to repair the damage at the root so it does not recur. Whether the problems are caused by old bad habits, character defects, or poor organization, unless they are dealt with at the core level the cycle will continue to repeat disastrously.
This hexagram strongly advises to turn over a new leaf, but it also advises caution and clear thought both before and after change is implemented. There is no point in change if it sacrifices long-term benefits for short-term gain. Correctly identifying and dealing with areas of degeneration and chaos will, however, clear the way to rebirth and great success.
In business, this hexagram warns of poorly organized finances; in relationships, conflicts caused by differing temperaments and lifestyles; and in health, troubles from impurities and parasites.
Mary Jane Feng Shui Yoga Girl
Monday, September 10, 2018