The holidays have come and gone; we’ve been “back to the grind” for a few weeks now. I’ve already started seeing lots of tweets and posts about how Spring is just around the corner – but really, it’s only late January! Spring is weeks away!
So let’s choose to be present in this moment and see what this time of year has to offer from a Feng Shui perspective.
Sitting At The Foot Of The Mountain
Feng Shui, and especially the Bagua Map, can help ease us through the post-holiday, pre-Spring doldrums because the Bagua is actually more than a map: it’s also a calendar, packed with wisdom that guides us around the circle of the seasons.
For example, the period of semi-hibernation we’re in now – late January and most of February — is associated with the Knowledge & Self-Cultivation sector of the Bagua. This area is located in the inside left-hand corner of your space (download a free Bagua Map here to see what I’m talking about).
Also called The Mountain, this location is associated with the Earth element — Hard Earth, to be specific. Ideally this part of your space might include a library or study, or artwork symbolizing knowledge you’ve acquired.
Learning, Developing, Honing
Living with good Feng Shui is all about living in harmony with nature to the extent that we can. The Mountain sector serves to remind you to take time to be still and meditative, as if you are sitting quietly at the foot of The Mountain.
It’s an ideal time for settling down — to learn new skills, develop your knowledge base, hone your expertise.
Think of how the earth itself reacts to this season: it Waits for Spring …. Assimilates events of the year gone by …. is Immobile in the cold, harsh weather …. Stubbornly stationary …. Resting in anticipation of the vitality ahead.
Make The Most Of The Stillness Of The Season
So instead of getting ahead of ourselves with forced activity — like cherry blossoms that are forced to bloom months ahead of schedule (!) – take this time to cultivate a life- or work-skill that will nourish you during the year ahead.
Anchor your Intentions, planting them in solid ground before the arrival of the lively Spring season, when growth and vitality will be the order of the day.
It’s the perfect time to reflect and gather yourself, making the most of the stillness of the season.
If you’re seeking ways to bring yourself into better balance with Nature and the rhythms of the seasons, please give me a call for a Feng Shui consultation. I know you’ll be glad you did.
(photo by ABG)