Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Absorb Negative Energy With Crystals

I'm getting ready to space clear my home in preparation for the upcoming solar New Year on February 4th. If you haven't had a chance to read my 3 part series newsletter on things you can do and what to expect for 2018, take a look here.  Aside from my essential oils, bells and clearing herbs, I have an assortment of crystals I like to include in the clearing process to charge the energy in my home.

Crystals are a wonderful way to bring the element of earth into your environment to stabilize and ground the atmosphere. They are also wonderful when it comes to absorbing negative energy. Choose crystals that you are drawn to. Choosing crystals that have a rough-cut tend to pack more vibration than polished ones. Before arranging them in your home, consider cleansing them to re-engerize their inherent quality. It's really very simple to do. Whether you choose to place them outside in a bowl of water for 24 hours, or wave a sage stick over them with a set intention, is your decision. Either method will restore their vibrancy.

The fascination of crystals comes from their birth born beauty; but in addition, they are powerful transformers of the quality of qi (energy) that pervades your environment. Here is a brief profile of the most popular types of crystals:

Clear quartz: Also know as white quartz or rock crystal, can lift us into a lighter, more joyful state.

Aventurine: This is a beautiful green stone that clears turbulent thoughts and purifies emotion.

Rose Quartz: This is considered the stone of love. It gently releases emotional blockages.

There are many crystals you can choose from to place in your home or to carry on your person. Take some time to search around online or visit a local New Age store and have some fun deciding which crystals are calling your name.

Mary Jane Kasliner
Feng Shui Yoga Girl

Friday, January 26, 2018

Part 3: The Energy in Your Home in the Earth Dog Year of 2018!

Part 3: The Energy in Your Home in the Earth Dog Year of 2018!
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Part 3: The Energy in Your Home In The Earth Dog Year of 2018!

Welcome to Body Space Alignment Newsletter! 
This is the third part of my series on how to prepare you for the year ahead. Part one I pointed out seven things you can do to prepare for the changes that are coming. Part two I discussed the overall energy of the Earth Dog Year of 2018. Today, I we will take a look at the energy in your environment for 2018. 
Let's get right to it!

Elevate Your Consciousness!

Mary Jane

Fire That Rises:
The year 2018 reveals the trigram associated with the element of fire that rises into the heavens. Specifically, this trigram represents the loshu number of 9, and the trigram known as Li. It is female in gender representing the middle daughter.  In everyday life, it is the goals we strive for, our vision, clarity in situations, our soul's mission while on this earthly plane, and our reputation based on how we serve others and our community at large. This trigram also reflects integrity, enlightenment, and joyful bliss. It’s about finding your passion and running with it to ultimately serve others. As this trigram aligns with the heart, it ignites forth heart’s desires. Walking the path of your heart is the best way to express what truly lies within.
When we concentrate on fulfilling what lies within, we are in alignment with the divine. This naturally propels us to expand giving and nurturing qualities to those around us. We develop a higher sense of who we are and what we are known for, and as a result, the bountiful blessings of clarity is bestowed upon us. We learn how to live in harmony with self and others.
The element of fire is the element of integrity and it burns away that which is not essential, taking it to its purest form. Fire is the mediator of transformation in the process, the smoke from the transformation rises upward to the heavens as prayers. Inner truth is the key behind opening the door to enlightenment.
This trigram is also considered to be the “clinging,” like that of the flame clinging to the material it is consuming. Therefore, there is a tendency to cling and hold on to things that no longer serve us well, or to be dependent on others so much so, you lose your independence.
In terms of business, this trigram does represent marketing, goals, visions and your reputation. Make certain to outline your goals and visions for 2018. Map out your course on a monthly basis so it’s not so overwhelming. In terms of your reputation, know it is built on how you treat your clients and colleagues. Obviously, building a strong reputation makes for repeat business and word of mouth referrals. Take an initiative this year to go that step further for your clients, perhaps offering an unexpected discount or follow up call to check in with them after your service visit.

Fire Builds Earth: 
2018 is dominated by the earth element, specifically the yang polarity of earth. As mentioned in Part 2 of this three part series on about the Earth Dog, moving at a slower pace and relying on practical aspirations and deductive reasoning is going to be very important. With the element of fire rising in the trigram 9 Li,  from the school of flying star feng shui, there is a natural cycle of growth from fire to earth. This will compound, or shed further light on the importance of earth qualities. Keeping things in perspective this year is of utmost importance. 
Fire building more earth over earth does make the prediction of earthquakes mentioned in part 2 of this series more probable. Furthermore, obstacles that arise have a tendency to impair your vision and goals more readily. All the more reason to plot out your journey carefully this year. In addition, the element of fire represents conscious awareness. Therefore, the compounded earth, as a transformative element, will see to it that humanity takes the next step towards higher levels of consciousness. This may be the result of the scales tipping too far in one direction, whether politically, socially or personally.

 Home Environment:
In the flying star approach, energy shifts in a pattern known as the Sigil of Saturn. When this occurs, different energy patterns fall into the eight known directions marked on a compass. I'm sure all of you are familiar with these directions. In addition, there is a ninth point which represents the center. All things are driven from the center or bindu point, whether we refer to the macrocosm of the Universe, or the microcosm of the human body.

How does this relate to our personal environment and living experience? First, envision the eight compass directions splayed over your home positioned from the center. Now, imagine each of these compass points represents an aspect of your life experience. The incoming elemental  energy that moves through the Sigil of Saturn configuration creates a reaction that acts as a guide of how the different parts of your life experience will have a tendency to unfold this year.

Life Experience Components For 2018: 
Family and Health: Overall, there is a very creative and playful energy that moves into this part of life. It is beneficial to carve out "fun-time" with family this year, and especially when it comes to engaging in creative projects. One of the downsides to this star is its timeliness during this current 20-year cycle pattern the earth is in. It is considered untimely and therefore obstacles can occur when it comes to an undermining of finances, agitation in family, and vulnerability to the feet, neck, gallbladder or liver. This is especially so for eldest male. The yang wood tiger pillar for the year, which takes into account family dynamics, is a pretty cooperative energy. It favors cooperation with others and delegating chores fairly. That's good, as it helps offset the problematic components of the trigram positioned in this life sector for the year here. Other areas of vulnerability this year due to strong earth are as follows: Stomach, pancreas, anxiety and digestive processes. Specific element (s) is essential to restore proper flow of qi to this life area. Email me for your home report to find out exactly how to navigate this area, as every home will require a different cure.
Wealth & Finances:
This is a powerful resource trigram that builds wealth. With the right combination of trigrams in this portent (based on your personal home chart),your income can multiply! This trigram requires inner searching to make good financial moves. It is a strong real estate energy that blends beautifully with the strong earth (Earth Dog) combination for 2018. If you are contemplating a move, or real estate investment, this is the year to do it. Unfortunately, the elemental quality of this star clashes with the element of the southeast, where this star takes up residence for the entire year.  Without proper element choices, you will lose the benefit of this powerful white star. To find out what your home chart combinations are for 2018, email me.

Goals & Visions:
The trigram that enters this portent for the year is capable of fueling your intentions for 2018, as long as you are willing to do the work of further educating yourself in whatever discipline you are destine to practice in this life time. It can be a tricky star when it comes to relationships creating undue tension. This is a bit exacerbated by the fire rabbit day pillar for 2018 that can be temperamental. Securing a balance of elements in this portent for your home is a must so you can capitalize on your goals with clarity. Email me for your flying star home chart with personal suggestions.

Expect male to take the lead in relationship this year, as this star has strong male qualities. His guidance is beneficial, but as this star builds strength from the portent, it can also be draining for female. The fire rabbit pillar  for 2018 as mentioned can be temperamental, but there is a certain level of charm and diplomacy that can also be present. Travel is likely with partner, and especially visiting far off lands (outside the country). Find out what recommendations are best to balance this portent in your home by emailing me for your report.
Fun - Creativity & Children: 
This year there is a partnering energy that enters this portent. This bodes well when it comes to having fun with children and being creative with friends and significant other. However, this star also has problematic potential, and especially for females. Challenges can arise with children, along with stomach, intestinal, skin and mouth problems.  Luckily the direction element helps to quiet down the negative components of this star. Find out how to work with this portent with your home report.

Networking & Travel: 
Get ready for some flow and movement when it comes to career by way of networking and travel. This star is strong and beneficial in this current 20-year earth cycle. It does require for you to get introspective and write the road map for the long haul. Younger male input is worth listening to. Get your home report to see the best ways to capitalize on this great energy that spells out OPPORTUNITY!
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Career & Life Path: 
Chaos is the only word to describe the star that enters this portent for the year. Think "Murphy's Law." Legal problems in business can also occur with greatest impact to younger males. With the wood tiger in the pillar of family and business, leisure time can take the front seat when it comes to work, as discipline is not something the wood tiger excels in. As this star requires a lot of discipline to offset the negative impact, this presents as a major problem. Vertigo and the urinary system can also be impacted by this star. This can be a very tricky energy to work with. One of the worse things for this star is activity, movement and flowing water, as it will simply aggravate and magnify the negative aspects. Email for advice with your home chart.

Inner Knowledge & Wisdom:
Lots of movement and high energy enters this portent for the year. This can play out two ways. First, you may find it challenging to get quiet in your meditation practice. Every time you want to sit and get still, this star will entice you to get up and go! Secondly, you may find yourself signing up for one educational program after another to build knowledge that propels new ideas and the undertaking of projects. Since the elements clash here, the shoulders, wrist and arms can be vulnerable.  Be careful in strong flow yoga classes this year, especially since 2018 is a year for earth practices such as yoga. Greatest impact is to males. Find out how this star should be handled in your home.

Other Areas to Be Mindful of:

Avoid any renovating in the direction of the Dog (Grand Duke), Northwest 1st mountain. Major disturbance here can result in loss of money due to challenges during renovation.  Also, try to avoid facing (at your desk), or sleeping with your head pointing in this direction (NW1).

You also want to avoid major renovations and landscaping in the area of the 3 Killings: This includes 316 degrees NW through 45 degrees of NE. Again, without proper protocol lots of issues can occur during renovations that can set you back in time and money.

Flying Star is an advance system that is based on the year your structure was built and the exact facing compass degrees to set up a personalized and proper chart. There are many interacting elements/ trigrams  (some 45 of them), that requires the skills of a professional feng shui consultant trained in such techniques. My trainings in this system of feng shui include the New York School of Feng Shui under Roger Green from Australia, and the London Institute of Feng Shui under Alan Stirling. The aspects mentioned in this newsletter are simply a generalized expression of the trigram but not personalized to your home.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Part 2: 2018 The Year of the Earth Dog

 Ginger - This one is for you!

2018 is the year of the Earth Dog! We all can relate to man's best friend, making this assessment a particularly joyful one. In addition, the year of the earth dog is a welcome change from the volatility of 2017 (fire to metal conflict), to a more subdued (earth to earth ) relationship. 

The 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 16th. It is the 4715th Chinese year and the zodiac sign of the Dog. The Solar New Year begins on February 4, 2018. The difference between these two dates is based on the following:

  1. The lunar start of the year must start on the 11th lunar month and is based on a new moon during this period. This is the time of the year when the moon starts a whole new cycle. It can fall either in January or February.
  2. The solar start of the year is when the Sun is at 315 degrees exactly. It usually falls on the 4th of February, but can be on the 3rd or 5th. This is the beginning of the new solar cycle for a year and for Chinese the beginning of the Spring season. Essentially, it marks the mid-point between the winter solstice and vernal equinox.
Earth Strong:

2018 is dominated by the earth element, specifically the yang polarity of earth. Human affairs and concerns take front and center along with the rise of a more conservative approach. Universal values of justice and equal opportunity will be heard from around the world, as the characteristics of the dog leaves no room for selfishness and indifference.

For the first six months of 2018, the earth element is compounded. It is beneficial to move at a slower pace and rely on functional and practical aspirations. Use deductive reasoning  when pursuing anything and plot out your goal in a methodical manner. Concern yourself with reliable pursuits while keeping things in perspective.

Because the dog contains strong earth along with the hidden elements of yin metal and yin fire, there is a combination of fueling source. First off, yang or male earth is associated with the dry soil earth of the mountain. Earth over earth can be interpreted as mountain over mountain. Picture that just for a moment. Sounds a bit precarious to me, and it is. Think about tectonic plates shifting in the earth. What comes to mind? You guessed it; earthquakes. This is something to be especially aware of if you live in an area that is earthquake prone.

The double mountain can also be viewed as obstacles, perhaps something blocking our view and therefore we are unclear about what comes next. Not to worry, albeit strong earth will trigger the "worry syndrome." If you take the slow methodical approach with a tincture of patience and wisdom, then you will see the full picture with clarity.

The yin metal and yin fire hidden elements within the dog, provide a creative or sheng flowing cycle (fire, earth, metal). Metal, and especially if metal is a good element for you personally, means wealth will come to those who choose truth, justice and fairness in business dealings. Those in the industry of real estate and renewable energy will especially reap financial gain. In addition, the fields of health and healing, along with spiritual and religious focus, will also do very well. 

Earth is a transformative element, so we may also find an awakening of consciousness in 2018. A revival of great works of literature and metaphysical topics will feed this collective awareness. Strong earth practices such as meditation, qigong and yoga will prosper in 2018. These are practices that will assist in elevating collective consciousness. Yoga is especially important for 2018 and beyond. To understand why read about the 18 Amazing Benefits of Yoga, According to Science.

Mountains also relate to stability, slowness, lethargy and stubbornness. Don't fall into the "laziness" trap this year, otherwise opportunities will be missed. There is a difference between being methodical and steadfast in seeking goals and being just lazy.


With strong earth, there is the likelihood world leaders will feel the pressure of citizens acting out for social justice. It will be interesting to note if these leaders take the higher moral ground and seek justice for the greater good, or look to be selfish and keep for the select few. Where is the human spirit? Is it collectively elevated enough to seek the higher moral ground like that of the dog with its unconditional nature? Cultivating the spirit of the dog, namely intelligence, companionship, honesty and loyalty, is there for the taking. Time will tell if our world leaders are elevated enough to make the right choices.

President Trump and the Dog:

The president of the United States was born in the year of the dog. Dogs are loyal to family and friends and are straight forward in their thoughts and words who feel responsible for the well-being of others. Dogs can also be quick to anger, be critical of others and hypersensitive to criticism. Obviously we have seen all these traits in President Trump.

Since a chart has many components to it, you might find it interesting to read more about our President and his energetic make-up. I did an analysis of Donald Trump when he was running for the presidency. Click here if you would like to read more about his energetic profile.

What's your Best Element?

If your 4 pillars chart welcomes the element of earth to assist or strengthen the day stem, then 2018 will be a very supportive, resource oriented, and beneficial year for you. If the element of earth is predominant in your chart, 2018 will be a very stable year for you. For those with water and wood element preference for assistance or strength, you will find 2018 will come with its challenges. To find out what your chart has in store for you in 2018, email me for a discount analysis when referencing this blog.

Key Points to Remember for 2018:

  • Be practical and realistic
  • Avoid making impulsive moves
  • Develop discipline and patience
  • Embody truth, justice and empathy
  • Avoid unnecessary expenses
  • Avoid selfish behavior
  • Plan mindfully and be meticulous
  • Be loyal like man's best friend; the dog
Here's to you Ginger. We love you and know you are in heaven!

Stay tuned for part 3 of this series for the Earth Dog Year 2018! Part 3 I will delve into the energetic directions for 2018 including cures to be aware of. 

Mary Jane Kasliner

Friday, January 12, 2018

7 Things to Welcome in the Earth Dog Year of 2018!

7 Things You Can Do to Welcome in the Earth Dog for 2018!
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7 Things To Welcome in the Earth Dog Year of 2018!

Welcome to Body Space Alignment Newsletter. On February 4th, 2018, the solar new year begins. The Earth Dog will rise, as the Fire Rooster of 2017 moves into storage. 
This is the first of a three part newsletter to prepare you for the year ahead. Today, I begin with 7 things you can do to prepare for the changes that are coming. Part two of this series will include the energy of the Earth Dog while the  third segment will review points of interest in your environment and other activities that are beneficial for 2018.
Let's get right to it!

Elevate Your Consciousness!

Mary Jane

1 & 2. Organize and Cleanse Your Environment:
In Deepak Chopra's book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, he discusses how to integrate all parts of your life. This includes your environment, As a feng shui consultant and yogi,  I couldn't agree more with him.

Within your physical domain, you have and extended body, and an energetic body. Your extended body is the environment, containing the never-ending supply of energy and information that is available to you. Every sound, sensation, sight, flavor, and aroma you ingest from the environment influences your body and mind. Each breath that you inhale and exhale is a reminder of the continuous conversation taking place between the physical body and your environment. With that being said, it behooves you to take note of what your surroundings are like and how you can improve it. Without getting into a long laundry list of things to do, go for the obvious infractions such as clutter, old and worn out items, tattered fabric or peeling paint. Start big and then refine.

Once you complete the cleaning and organization steps, then cleanse your space. You can do this with herbs, bells  and essential oils. Have fun walking around your home and  removing old suck energy patterns and refreshing it with new active intentions. I have several e-programs and books that can guide you every step of the way to dramatically improve the look and feel of your home. At the end of the day, you need to take responsibility for what is happening in your environment.

3 and 4. Complete Unfinished Projects & Clear Your Mind:
I don't think I know anyone who doesn't have something hanging over their head when it comes to business and projects. Is there a project you've been working on but somehow let it get away from you? Aim at closing any loose ends, the logic is to start fresh and continue what is good, and let the rest go.

Now that you can let go of the unfinished work, you can spend some time to clear your mind. First, make a list of all the good things that happened in 2017. Take some time to also list the not so good. When you review the list, are there any lessons for you to walk away with? Now, make a list of the things you would like to realistically accomplish in 2018. I say realistically, as many times we put so much down on our list we set ourselves up for failure. Break it down in monthly intervals. It will not look so daunting that way. Make sure you include a meditation practice in this process. You'll be amazed what comes up.

5 and 6. Manifest and Welcome the New:
What is it you would like to manifest in 2018? Can you see it, feel it, smell it and taste it? Take a least one action everyday that gets you closer to you year goals. Meditate daily and see yourself living your desires. Especially take advantage when the energy is really high such as a full moon to do your visualization and meditation.

Go ahead and buy something new to welcome in the solar new year. Maybe a nice accent piece for your home or wardrobe. Either way it's always nice to welcome in the new with something that is literally NEW!


7. Feng Shui:
The first of the Chinese month is an excellent time to treat yourself to a feng shui consultation. That can be for your home, office, or maybe an astrology reading to bring clarity for business, home, family, personal and your soul's mission. This is an excellent way to bring in the new year and know exactly where the most powerful points are in your environment and how to open them up to assist you on your goals, desires and manifesting process. Contact me for your personal consultation.

Part 2 of this Newsletter series I will expound on the Earth Dog energy for 2018. This is a generalized approach since personal impact is determined by personal birth data and how it interacts with the Earth Dog for 2018.

Part 3 of this newsletter series I will delve into the feng shui flying stars on a generalized perspective. Once again, for personal impact, the year structure was built and facing direction is essential.
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