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Did you Prepare your Place for the Year?


In my previous article I gave you instructions on how to use energy in your environment to help you achieve your goals for the year. These recommendations are based on feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice that studies the flow of energy on earth and its impact on sentient beings. If you haven’t read that article I strongly recommend you do it now because what I’m about to say is important for the month of February but the overall energy of the year is more important.

If you have read me before you know that energy changes every hour, every month, and every year, this is why I put together yearly recommendations and try to put together monthly recommendations as well.

On top of those recommendations that deal with your external energy, keep in mind to keep your own inner energy in good shape as well, that is as important to live a healthy, balanced and fulfilled life, and you can start achieving it practicing The Five Morning Habits to Win the Day.

Going back to the monthly recommendations, during the month of February that according to the solar Chinese calendar runs from February 4th to March 4th, 2024, the best places to occupy are North, Northwest, and Northeast. You will be safe in those locations but if you really want to benefit from their energy you have to take action and do what is supported by their energy.

SOUTHEAST is favorable to improve your knowhow, and turn it into long term achievements and accumulate merit, nevertheless, if you are a young woman, you could see an increased vulnerability to get into arguments with older women, if you are a mature woman, you could see an increased vulnerability to get into arguments with younger women so try to stay away from conflict.

SOUTH is favorable to speak and let the audience know your viewpoint, but you have to be prepared to receive criticism because your viewpoint might not be well accepted. In any case this could be a good location to improve your eloquence and persuasiveness.

SOUTHWEST is a favorable sector as long as you are patient since the energy in the sector implies the need to be perseverant in what you’re doing before being able to collect the benefits. As long as you’re willing to continue to work and wait, you will be able to create opportunities for yourself.

WEST is not really usable during the month of February, if you read the yearly recommendations, this sector is the worse during the year, and the energy in February doesn’t help, it makes things more chaotic. For this reason it would better to avoid the sector and to be careful with what you say because it can be taken against you or misinterpreted.

NORTHWEST, which was nasty last year, becomes favorable this year, and during the month of February implies wisdom with power, leading to the completion of projects and improved relations. If you are trying to climb the corporate ladder and/or connect with mentors to achieve greatness, this is the place to be.

NORTH is also a favorable place to be during the month of February, especially if you are trying to establish connections to leverage on the resources they have to offer and use them to their full potential.

NORTHEAST during the month of February implies great power with great responsibility so if you are willing to work hard to achieve your goals, you may stay in this location. You’ll encounter some challenges, but you’ll be able to walk towards greatness.

EAST is favorable for those with great dreams who require great courage and perseverance to achieve them. This sector is especially favorable to train for a competition or for a contest, or to play a great performance.

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When Preparation Meets Opportunity: Feng Shui for 2024

Hello my dear readers, every month I have posted recommendations on how to utilize the energy in your living space to improve your life because believe it or not the energy in your surroundings is very powerful and it can really make or break your life.

Sometimes the benefits are not easy to see because they are taken for granted. Misfortune tends to be easier to recognize because one only needs to be in the wrong place to get it.

The monthly energy that I share every month is important, ideally, you should move around your home chasing the energy that best suits your needs, or at least avoiding the unfavorable energy, but when dealing with monthly energy, misfortune may simply be catching the flu, so it’s not necessarily serious. How delicate it can be depends on many other factors.

However more important than monthly energy is yearly energy, that is literally a MAKE OR BREAK, and the energy changes in February, so get prepared following these guidelines.

During the year of the Dragon 2024 that starts on February 4th 2024 and runs until February 2nd 2025, the best places to be are SouthWest, East and SouthEast. But most sectors can be used for something, even though a few others it’s better not to use them.

To find the good and the not so good sectors, superimpose a 3x3 grid on your floor plan and determine its orientation with a compass as follows:

Go to the center of the house (or office), hold a compass in your hands pointing towards any direction and stay still until the compass stops moving. Mark that direction on the corresponding box and then label the other boxes accordingly.

SouthWest, East, SouthEast and NorthEast are good to be used if you are interested in feng shui for prosperity, in terms of income and/or professional advancement. To maximize the benefits use them as follows:

  • Work from the SouthWest (move your desk there) and focus on what you want to achieve. The energy in this sector is literally good to turn your vision into reality, of course you also must develop activities consistent with that vision, but the sector will support you. You will be able to attract attention to what you do, so the sector is especially good if you are an entrepreneur or an influencer and even better if you are in a business that deals with technology, or enhancing people’s lives, or providing hope, or unveiling beauty. If you work for yourself, this is the best place to be.
  • Locate your desk in the East if your income source comes from connections and networking. The truth is that we all need connections, even solopreneurs or artists need clients, so this is a favorable place for everybody, but it is especially good if you are in trading or looking for cooperative arrangements. This is also a favorable location to find helpful people, from medical doctors to advisors, and to build teams.
  • If you want authority, leadership, career advancement, or if you need to improve your execution skills, locate yourself in the NorthEast. This is the place you want to position yourself during 2024 while working, but you could also use it to rest. Anyways remember that to maximize the results you must act towards them so focus on your power and strengthen your foundation. This is a very favorable sector if you work for others and/or if you are in charge of a team.
  • SouthEast hosts the energy that used to trigger sickness but from this year forward, until the year 2044, this is the energy of future prosperity, of planting now to harvest later. This energy is literally favorable if you are in land development and sustainability since it represents slow grow at the beginning and perpetual contributions later. Anyways 2024 is a transitioning year so keep your expectations low.

If you are not interested in feng shui for prosperity but you are interested in feng shui for love, the place to be is NorthWest. This is also a good location to receive assistance from smart people and to enhance all your personal relations, even business ones, including increasing your number of clients. Locating yourself in this sector is also favorable to reach academic success or to meditate and turn your knowledge into business skills.

The worse sector of the year is West, the best practice is to avoid it: Don’t sleep there, don’t work there, don’t spend time there every day and don’t come into your house or office through a door in that location. If you don’t have any choice, follow these recommendations:

  • If you don’t have any other place to stay, diminish the strength of the unfavorable energy placing heavy metal objects in that location.
  • If you don’t have any other doors to enter your place, divert the energy: locate a screen right inside the door to force you, your family members, your visitors and the flow of Qi to go to the Southwest or Northwest before actually going inside the rest of the place.

South is not so recommended either because it could trigger broken promises or negotiations and even robbery and lawsuits. You could use the sector with caution if you have no choice, it won’t kill you, but the energy there is not helpful.

Staying in the North sector is safe, it hosts the energy of responsibility and hard work, so you will be able to exchange your hard work for money, but the effort might be greater than the return so if you want to make it easier on you, do not work from this location, go to another more supportive sector.

Feng shui is like an onion, it has many layers. These recommendations are very powerful, but they are just one layer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or schedule a free consultation if you want to unveil more layers through a personalized feng shui evaluation and make 2024 a much better year.

Happy Holidays!