Tenth Feng Shui Window

Elixir's Feng Shui Window for Li Qiao

02/04/10 (21/12/4707)

Ji/Yin Earth
Cho/Yin Earth (Ox) Year

Ding/ Celestial Yang Fire
Chou/ Terrestrial Yin Water(Rat) Month

Yi/Yin WoodYou/ Yin Metal (Chicken) Day

This is the beginning of Li Qiao , Spring Standing, and the beginning of the Solar New Year.

This month's basic feng shui framework

Wu/ Celestial Yang Earth, which is the boundary conditions set by heavenly energies and the orbits of the planets.


Yan/ Terrestrial Yang Wood, which is the energy of big trees.

Yan converts to:

-Bing/Celestial Yang Fire, which is The Sun,

-Jia/Celestial Yang Wood, which is The Expansion of Space and Solar Wind and

-Wu/Celestial Yang Earth, which is, again, the boundary conditions set by heavenly energies.

So there's a doubling of the energy of heavenly boundary conditions at this time.

Discussion about this month's window

This month's feng shui display worked with the big tree aspect of the relationships in this Li Qiao to create an earthy pleasure garden in miniature. What were its elements?

For me, the star player this month is this incredible oak branch that I found while hiking at a friend's ranch in Sonoma county. This branch is an incredible world in itself. The place it came from has very special good associations for me. These associations relate to being a native Californian, the depths of a lifelong friendship and how time reveals some stories only over generations.

Part of the oak branch has these wonderful shelf mushrooms growing out of it. These kinds of mushrooms are powerful wood spirits. We enhanced this part of the branch with a beautiful hyacinth to bring out the Wood/Wind connection.

Many visitors this month are getting wonderfully lost in the terrain we created with these elements...

Including some old friends...

This frog just keeps making it into our feng shui displays. Each time, it plays a significantly different role. Here, it embodies the energy of the Sun.

This is a display of textures of the forest. We used pine bark, pine cones,

Pine needles, fresh live flowers, moss...

And these wonderful antique Japanese screen holders in the form of green ducks.

The ducks brought the energies of the Wind, the ceramic of Earth, the Woody green,

And the boundaries of screen in a single embodiment.

And let's not forget that this is the very beginning of the year of the Tiger!

Take home lesson

You can find the elements of your feng shui display anywhere. All it takes is to lightly hold your intention to build the display. The pieces that you will use will come together on their own.

These processes are a very refined aspect of nature. Is it any wonder that nature itself seems to want to participate in these creations?

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Elixir's feng shui Windows are a collaboration between John Mini and C. Terrence Schell.

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John Mini, M.S.C.M./ L.Ac.

Elixir of Belvedere-Tiburon, California