Eighteenth Feng Shui Window
Elixir's Eighteenth Feng Shui Window revealed itself on 10/08/10 (01/9/4708), the beginning of Han Lu , Cold Frost...
Yan/Yang Wood (Tiger) Year
Bing/ Celestial Yang Fire
Xu/ Terrestrial Yang Earth (Dog) Month
Xin/Celestial Yin MetalMao/ Yin Wood(Rabbit) Day
This month's basic feng shui framework
This month we're working with the energies of:
Bing/ Celestial Yang Fire - The Sun.
Shu/ Terrestrial Yang Earth- Mountains.
Shu converts to:
Xin/Celestial Yin Metal- clouds and fog.
Wu/Celestial Yang Earth- the boundaries of space.
Ding/ Celestial Yin Fire- the twinkling of stars.
Discussion about this month's window
Time for a complete change of energy! Compare this window to last month's window. What is immediately evident is how sparse and minimal this window is. This change of energy really surprised the community and has brought a lot of life and commentary to Elixir from the moment this window came into being...
There are really only five elements in this window at most.
The first is this licorice plant set in a 19th Century American brass bucket. We chose licorice because it's greenery looks cloudy/foggy. It's roots are golden, and we use licorice in Traditional Chinese Medicine to tonify Earth energy and harmonize all the elements of a formula.
The next element is this fine rock, on loan from the Point Reyes Ridge Trail as an emissary of our local dominant mountain, Mt. Tamalpais. Sitting on top of our ritual mountain is a gold ring of San Francisco fine artist Jim Reedy. Jim's gold ring is an ambassador of the Sun in our display. The Sun is offset here by...
This spectacular silver goblet. Gold and silver reflect the energies of sun and moon. They’re in our feng shui display because this month the solar and lunar calendrical months start on the same day. This is an extra-rare occurrence because the same thing happened last month as well. The convergence of solar and lunar energies spills over as a libation to the northwest direction, the direction of the energy of heaven...
to reveal the all-seeing eye looking out over creation.
Take home lesson
Change is healing. A change in experience that deviates from our expectations wakes us up. This is precisely the energy we are working with our feng shui window this month. In addition, the abundance of metal and metal relationships in this month's window reflect this time of autumn, harvest and letting go. This combination of sparseness and the naked, dynamic action of the libation-pouring goblet has really triggered people in the community into feelings of sadness, grief and loss- for real! People are coming into Elixir and making these comments. This gives you an idea of the community energy that we are working with in our feng shui window displays. Seemingly small things can have a powerful impact.
I want to bring up another point here. This point is around the subtle kinds of feedback we begin to get when the energy of a space begins to rise. When a ritual place begins to come alive in this way, occasionally we will see signs. One of these signs can be when a fractal of a predominant form takes place.
Several days ago a child was playing with yarn in the waiting room here at the office. When she was done, I noticed that she had left this curious loop of yarn on the table directly underneath the Ankh. There are some types of associations that go beyond description and pale words. Fractal resonances are like this. When you get these kinds of signs, something is on the right track.
Do you understand what I’m referring to here? If you do, then the science of feng shui can speak with you in a direct way and vice versa. If not, it’s time for more study and ripening in this field.
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Elixir's feng shui Windows are a collaboration between
C. Terrence Schell.
John Mini, M.S.C.M./ L.Ac.