The mind of Feng Shui

I was speaking to a client recently who was having a hard time in her life: her job wasn’t working out the way she had hoped and, being a
single woman, she longed for a loving relationship.

She had applied Feng Shui to her home but didn’t give any of her actions a chance to work, applying more and more cures she had read
about.  She just didn’t know when to stop.

She’d ended up in a confusing environment with a confusing life.  My advice to her was to just stop.  Stop doing and just be for a while.

We live in a world where everything has to happen instantly, where we collect lots of stuff and where we have to keep on doing things.  We fill our lives up with clutter and we fill our minds up with clutter.

It’s often thought that Feng Shui is just about your environment and, on one level, it is.  However, Feng Shui is based on a philosophy known as The Tao or The Way and a deeper level of Feng Shui advocates living our lives according to The Tao in order to bring happiness and fulfilment.

One aspect of this philosophy is simplicity.

Clearing clutter in your home or business is one way to bring simplicity into your life and allow energy to flow again.  Simplicity in your thoughts will have the same effect:

  • Less ‘stuff’ in expended on the ‘what if’ thoughts
  • More space for clear thinking
  • Less scattered energy in having to do this, that and anything or everything
  • More focus on what you really want
  • Less frustration that you haven’t got what you perceive other people to have
  • More contentment and satisfaction with the things that are good in your life.

How do you Feng Shui your mind?  The same way you Feng Shui your environment:

  1. By noticing what is going on at the moment
  2. By knowing what you want or what you want to improve
  3. By noticing how your mind and thoughts need to change
  4. By taking one small step at a time and giving the action chance to work
  5. By being for a while instead of doing.

 

Jackie Notman is an intuitive adviser and coach who works on an energetic level using tools such as Feng Shui, Numerology, Dowsing,
Astrology and the Tarot.   This article is from her blog
‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

This Feng Shui information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui which take into account you and your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, and using energy to your advantage, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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What’s in a name?

Sticks & stones may break my bones

But names can never hurt me

But is that really true?

A name is more than a selection of letters put together to give something or someone a label.  A name is an energetic force which grows stronger the more it’s used.  And this force affects all aspects of our lives.  Just think how scared people are of the word ‘cancer’.  Or how we long to hear those three little words ‘I love you’.

The associations with these words, and many others, are significant but, on an even more fundamental level the energy of the words and the energy of each letter in the word can have a profound subliminal effect on us.

The study of this effect is called Numerology.  Perhaps an unusual word in itself as we’re talking about letters but numerology works on the basis that the fundamental language of our world is mathematics which underlies nature, the solar system, music and the spoken word.  As such each letter of our alphabet relates to an archetypal number and a particular type of energy.

Numerology also considers dates so combine your date of birth with your name and you can get a very accurate picture of you: your skills, talents, character, strengths, weaknesses, life purpose and even karmic debt that you may be here to repay in this lifetime.

So what happens if you change your name?  For example, if you get married and adopt your husband’s surname or double barrel both surnames.  Or perhaps you’re called by a nick name in certain situations.

Well, name changes can add nuances and differences to your character.  However, if the differences are large it will take time to assimilate the new energy into your overall energetic blueprint.  When you do you may discover new aspects of you or, if the difference from your original energy is very diverse you may feel as if there’s a fight or conflict going on inside you.  It may even manifest physically with a schizophrenic condition.

Of course, some people change their name because they want to harness a different energy.  Many actors take stage names and method actors will live the character they are
playing, including adopting the character’s name, to take on the energy and produce an Oscar winning performance.

Others try to cheat the system and change their name in order to change their lives.  Sometimes this works – if they used a skilled numerologist to ensure they get the change
right.  But, underneath it all, their original, intended-by-the-universe, essence will still be there.  The key to getting the right energy in the first place is to use the services of a numerologist when deciding on a name for your unborn child.

Numerology can also be applied to businesses.  A business incorporation date is deemed its birthday and the name can be assessed or chosen numerologically to bring the
right type of energy to that business.

Combine this with Feng Shui to get the business branding right and any venture can maximise its chance of success.

We live in a world where everything is labelled – even us.  A name tag is certainly better than a number.  And, without a doubt, our name can alter people’s perception of us, our own perception of us and the mark we leave on the world.

Your name says a whole lot about you and what you decide to call others may have a big effect on them.

Sticks and stones may break my bones and names can really hurt

What does yours say about you?

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an
eclectic mix of articles and information
.

This Feng Shui and Numerology information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui and Numerology which take into account you and
your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, and using energy to your advantage, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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Use space to get some perspective on life

I wrote in a previous blog about the effects the stars and heavens can have on our wellbeing (see ‘Although we’re laying in the gutter…’).

One aspect of viewing ourselves in context with the stars is the realisation of just how very small we are in the whole scheme of things: it’s a humbling experience that removes our ego and enables us to communicate with our divine essence.

Take a look at some of these pictures from entries for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 run by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and The Sky At Night magazine.

Aren’t we luck to live in such a beautiful universe, to be part of something so much bigger than ourselves that our ego is transcended and we can see the beauty in our universe and, as we are an integral part of it, in ourselves?


September 2011 Specials – The Little Shop of Charms

The Little Shop of Charms

In September we’ll experience an equinox when night and day are of equal length.  In the northern hemisphere it’s the autumn equinox and the days will quickly start to shorten as we head towards winter.  In the southern hemisphere it’s the spring or vernal equinox and the energy quickens to bring spring.  Wherever you are the equinox signals a change of direction and a change of energy.  Why not use this time to look at changes you want to make in your life and yourself?  The Specials this month are designed to help you do that.

 

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£9.30 £8.37

Selkie guides the wearer through times of change for transformation bringing new opportunities.


 

Tao stones from The Little Shop of CharmsTao Stones

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The Tao box contains 2 sets of 8 oval meditation stones with calligraphy, brocade drawstring bag and a 160-page illustrated book of readings.

 

Being your potential CD set from The Little Shop of CharmsBeing Your Potential 6 CD Audio Program

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Imagine a life free of limitations.What type of relationships would you have?
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CD 3: Get ready to really believe in your goals as Joseph teaches you the creative process to achieve your dreams. Find out how you can feel good about yourself by refusing to ‘buy into’ other peoples limitations. You’ll also learn how to train your internal state at will as you live by ‘inspired action’.

CD 4: Allow Joseph to show you how to finally clear your mental blocks and limitations. Release old negative emotions and let yourself be free of the past so you can clearly attract your future.

CD 5: Joseph teaches you the powerful ‘Principles of Success’. You’ll discover how to map out your life so that you ‘know’ it will happen and gain tips to reinforce your vision and achieve your true potential.

CD 6: Track 1: Amazing Relationships Hypnosis Section Track 2: Perfect Health Hypnosis Section Track 3: Financial Abundance Hypnosis Section Track 4: General Wellbeing Manifestation Section

Joseph Clough is an international motivational trainer and coach whose goal in life is to help each person achieve their dreams.
He will share with you his powerful and proven techniques, allowing you to make effective changes in your life and to take control in creating the results you desire.

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Eclipse for Beneficial Change from The Little Shop of Charms

Eclipse for Beneficial Change

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The subtle juxtaposition of the moon and sun in Eclipse represents Beneficial Change
Size: 45 x 35mm / 2″ x 1½”
 
 

Empower Yourself Hypnosis CDs

£27.06  £23.00

Your mind is extremely powerful and, if you get your thinking right, it becomes so much easier to reach your goals, be healthy, happy and achieve the success you deserve.  Our range of Empower Yourself Hypnosis CDs are all designed to address a specific issue:

  • Stop smoking
  • Overcome social phobias and shyness
  • Overcome anxiety
  • Get over your ex partner
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  • Overcome wedding day nerves
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Stop bulimia
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  • Acquire gym motivation
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Isn’t it time you finally dealt with the issues in your life and moved forward?


 

 

I Ching astrology – part 5

This is the final part of the I Ching astrology series of articles.  You may want to review the previous articles in the series:

Energy cycles – the Feng Shui way

I Ching astrology – part 1

I Ching astrology – part 2

I Ching astrology – part 3

I Ching astrology – part 4

So far, we’ve looked at the trigrams which are the fundamental energy building blocks of our world and the cycles that they go through.  We’ve also applied these building blocks to part of ourselves, based on our date of birth.  In I Ching astrology – part 1 we looked at your birth star which is your inherent energy.  In I Ching astrology – part 2 we looked at your inner star which reveals your deeper nature and emotions.  In I Ching astrology – part 3 we looked at your outer star which reveals other people’s perceptions of you, face you show to the world and your aspirations. And in the last article, I Ching astrology – part 4 we learnt how to read the three stars and put them in context with each other.

This final article expands on what we can do with our three stars because it’s not just a static picture of what our energy is like.  Energy is constantly moving and our environment will change energetically which will affect all of us.  In addition, when our three stars bump into another three stars (somebody else) they interact in a unique way.  So let’s have a look at relationships first.

Remember this table from the last article:

1 Water Middle son
2 Earth Mother
3 Thunder Eldest son
4 Wind Eldest daughter
5 Tai Chi Centre
6 Heaven Father
7 Lake Youngest daughter
8 Mountain Youngest son
9 Fire Middle daughter

 

For relationship analysis one of the key things we can look at is the family member that is attributed to each star.  Let’s take the recently married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William and Kate.  William is a 9/1/4 (21st June 1982).  Kate is a 1/6/9 (9th January 1982).

On the face of it Kate, who’s outer star is a 9 plays the role of middle daughter, seems a little subservient to William who’s outer star is 4 or eldest daughter.  In a family the middle daughter may look up to her big sister and support her.

Inherently, William’s 9 birth star can relate to Kate’s 9 outer star but her 1 birth star, or middle son, will have her acting as a peacekeeper and also perhaps moderating William’s behaviour.  1 and 9 can clash too so this could be a feisty relationship at times.  However, passion is related to the inner stars and William’s 1 inner star once again relates to Kate’s 1 birth star but her inner star of 6, or father, puts her firmly in charge.  William will have a deep respect for Kate and her 1 inherent energy will ensure that she continues to charm during her public duties.

There are never any right or wrong energy combinations and relationships.  We’re all just different which is what makes life so exciting.

Now let’s look at the time aspect.  Each year, month, day and even hour relates to a specific star.  When that star is ruling our own stars will be affected.  In this way we can forecast the best days for romance, for money dealings, for getting married, for travelling, for just about anything.  We can also forecast the best days to not do anything important: a ‘Go Fishing’ day as the Chinese put it.

This is the final part of your I Ching astrology.  Starting from the 1st September 2011 I shall produce a monthly forecast for each star here.  Once you know your birth star you can subscribe to it and see what the month ahead can bring you.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

 This Feng Shui information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui which take into account you and your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, using energy to your advantage and Date Selection or Numerology analysis of your name or business name, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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I Ching astrology – part 4

To make sense of I Ching astrology part 4 you’ll need to review my previous articles:

Energy cycles – the Feng Shui way

I Ching astrology – part 1

I Ching astrology – part 2

I Ching astrology – part 3

So far, we’ve looked at the trigrams which are the fundamental energy building blocks of our world and the cycles that they go through.  We’ve also applied these building blocks to part of ourselves, based on our date of birth.  In I Ching astrology – part 1 we looked at your birth star which is your inherent energy.  In I Ching astrology – part 2 we looked at your inner star which reveals your deeper nature and emotions.  In I Ching astrology – part 3 we looked at your outer star which reveals other people’s perceptions of you, face you show to the world and your aspirations. 

So now you have your three stars which we’ve looked at individually.  Now it’s time to put them together to see what pictures we can get. 

There are many combinations of these three stars and, rather than go through each one individually (or show you the picture) I’m going to show you how to form the picture yourself.  The key comes from understanding a certain attribute of each of the nine stars: the family member.

We’ve already discussed the family member attributes in I Ching astrology – part 1 which you can review again in more detail.  Here is a quick reference:

1 Water Middle son
2 Earth Mother
3 Thunder Eldest son
4 Wind Eldest daughter
5 Tai Chi Centre
6 Heaven Father
7 Lake Youngest daughter
8 Mountain Youngest son
9 Fire Middle daughter

Now we look at how the three stars relate to each other.

Example 1 – 142

This person comes across as being responsible, caring – a type of mother figure and that is picked up by others who try to put this person into that role (2 Earth/Mother as outer star).  The flexible nature of this person (1 Water/Middle Son as birth star) accepts this to a certain extent and is happy to keep the peace.  However, 2 Earth stars do like to be recognised for the roles they play and, if things get a bit stressful or people are taking advantage they are likely to just walk away from the situation (4 Wind/Middle Daughter as inner star). However, they won’t be gone for long because the 1 Water star likes to find an amicable solution to every problem – they are a natural peacekeeper.  So, discussions will be held and things will move on as the 4 Wind star bears no grudges and always looks forward.

Example 2 – 894

This person is considered a bit of a loner and an individual.  The 4 Wind as outer star sees them going off and doing their own thing and the 8 Mountain as birth star also signifies contentment with their own company.  This person has the curiosity of the eldest daughter (4 Wind) and the intelligence of the youngest son (8 Mountain).  An 894 is hard to get to know but, if you do you will see a passion that is not always apparent.  This is the 9 Fire inner star.  Put fire and mountain together and you get a volcano.

Example 3 – 353

Here we have an extremely energetic and creative person.  A 353 has double 3 Thunder so what you see (outer star) is what you get (birth star).  The 5 inner star not only gives a commanding presence to this person but it also exaggerates the other stars so we have even more thunder.  This person is very much the eldest son: forthright, passionate, creative, rash, impulsive and spontaneous.  They can be exciting to be with, they can be tiring to be with and they can irritate the hell out of you (depending on your stars).  However, life will always be interesting with a 353.

Now it’s your turn.  Consider your numbers.  How do they fit together?  Do your stars complement or contradict each other?

This is the fourth part of your I Ching astrology and you now know your three stars and have an insight into your character.  In the fifth and final part we are going to look at the relationships between people based on their stars and also the process of date selection: matching people’s stars with the stars for the day, month and year to find the best energy for travel, marriage, business, relocation etc.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

This Feng Shui information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui which take into account you and your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, using energy to your advantage and Date Selection or Numerology analysis of your name or business name, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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I Ching astrology – part 3

To make sense of I Ching astrology part 3 you’ll need to review my previous articles:

Energy cycles – the Feng Shui way

I Ching astrology – part 1

I Ching astrology – part 2

So far, we’ve looked at the trigrams which are the fundamental energy building blocks of our world and the cycles that they go through.  We’ve also applied these building blocks to part of ourselves, based on our date of birth.  In I Ching astrology – part 1 we looked at your birth star which is your inherent energy.  In I Ching astrology – part 2 we looked at your inner star which reveals your deeper nature and emotions.  In this article we are going to look at the third and final star which is known as your Outer Star or Energetic Number.

Your outer star reflects the face you show to the world and how people perceive you.  It tells us how you communicate with the outside world and also gives us clues about your hopes, aspirations or what you may be capable of achieving.

Your outer star is calculated from combining your inner star with the Lo Shu table (this is a table used in Feng Shui and is also called a Magic Square or Square of Saturn).  Rather than take up time with this calculation the table below is a quick reference guide for you which details all three stars: birth, inner and outer.  Find your birth star in the first column and then move along the row until you reach the correct month column.  (Remember that you may be using the preceding month if your birthday is close to the beginning of the month – see I Ching astrology – part 2 for exact dates.) 

Month→ FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN
Year ↓                        

1

WATER

187

178

169

151

142

133

124

115

196

187

178

169

2

EARTH

225

216

297

288

279

261

252

243

234

225

216

297

3

THUNDER

353

344

335

326

317

398

389

371

362

353

344

335

4

WIND

481

472

463

454

445

436

427

418

499

481

472

463

5

T’AI CHI

528

519

591

582

573

564

555

546

537

528

519

591

6

HEAVEN

656

647

638

629

611

692

683

674

665

656

647

638

7

LAKE

784

775

766

757

748

739

721

712

793

784

775

766

8

MOUNTAIN

822

813

894

885

876

867

858

849

831

822

813

894

9

FIRE

959

941

932

923

914

995

986

977

968

959

941

932

Now that you have all three numbers but for this article we are just focussing on the outer star or last number:

1 Water

Water flows and, if it gets blocked one way it will go another route.  Like water your nature is flexible and adaptable: change is not a problem for you.  We can experience water in many different ways: a soft misty shower or a torrid raging waterfall and your energy is just as changeable.  Water also represents the subconscious and the unknown.  People don’t always know what you are thinking and you may often surprise them with your reactions.

2 Earth

Earth is also the mother trigram.  People trust you and feel secure with you.  You’re a shoulder to cry on and someone to confide in.  And you do all of that very well: being of service is part of your nature.  However, people often forget that you may need support from others and, if you let them, they may unwittingly take advantage of you.  Therefore you may have to set boundaries at times.

3 Thunder

People certainly know when you’re around.  Your energy is tangible and, however hard you try, there is no way you can make a quiet entrance.  Your loud, impulsive behaviour can irritate some of the quieter stars.  However, for others you are pure inspiration and certainly get things moving and they welcome your vitality and often just follow behind you in the energy stream you create.

4 Wind

Like the wind others sometimes find it very hard to grasp you.  You have an elusive, almost ethereal quality.  Although others may see this as unreliable, or worry about your unpredictability, you do have a strong intuition and will always be in the right place at the right time.  To improve your relationships with other stars remember that they don’t have your qualities and try to communicate a little more.

5 Tai Chi

You attract people very much like the central palace that is your star.  People will gravitate towards you and may even be humbled in your presence.  You just have an air of authority about you: it isn’t put on or made up – it is just you.  The 5 tai chi also has the effect of doubling the energies of your first two stars and exaggerating their characteristics.  You will probably aggravate any star that has an ego problem but just ensure that you don’t take your natural charisma and authority for granted and become too domineering or bossy.

6 Heaven

You’ll always arrive early for any meeting and latecomers may see you checking your watch and tutting as they arrive.  People perceive you as being responsible, knowing the detail and being focused.  Some people may call you a perfectionist, others a jobsworth.  However, they’re happy to be on the same team with you if there are deadlines to be met and goals to be achieved.

7 Lake

You make the effort to be well dressed, groomed and sociable.  You’re an ideal host who will make anyone feel comfortable whatever the occasion.  People will like you, partly because you are a good listener and we all like to talk about ourselves but also because you’re fun and light-hearted.  Others may view you as superficial purely because you skim across subjects that aren’t much fun or that may dampen the mood.  And, if you are forced into a deep and meaningful conversation where you can’t be the social butterfly you are likely to walk away – it’s just not your scene.

8 Mountain

As a strong, silent type you may not be the life and soul of the party but you take everything in and respond when necessary.  You like to observe and people may call you quiet or reserved.  However, this reticence is not about shyness.  When an answer is required you usually have a very astute one to give.  People do not often see your emotions unless you are stirred into action, usually by a sense of unfairness or injustice.  Then they will see the mountain has a passionate heart.

9 Fire

You sizzle.  Probably wearing the loudest, most colourful outfit you will always be noticed when you walk into a room.  It may be your physical appearance, your loud voice or laugh or just the energy crackling around you.  People will view you as a bit of a fire cracker and the quieter stars may find you a touch too blingy.  The only thing you have to worry about is sustaining your energy.  You need others to support you otherwise you could burn yourself out.

This is the third part of your I Ching astrology and you now know your three stars.  In the next part we are going to look at how they interact with each other.

Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer.  This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.

 This Feng Shui information is general for everybody. However, there are deeper levels of Feng Shui which take into account you and your specific business or home environment. 

 If you would like to find out more about living in harmony with your environment, and using energy to your advantage, contact Jackie Notman on 07920 461574 or through her website www.fs168.co.uk

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