by Kathryn Weber
This year has been unprecedented with health concerns and worries caused by the coronavirus. Now called COVID-19, the coronavirus is 2020’s biggest disrupter, and not the good kind, either. Work stoppages, confinement, quarantines have all pulled the brake handle on life and business as usual.
This breathing difficulty and lung concern was something that I outlined in my 2020 Year of the Rat Forecast that I wrote in early fall of 2019. I was concerned about flu and how it could impact breathing.
Outside of avoiding crowds, washing your hands and not touching your face, what else can you do?
Let’s look at the origins of this virus from a feng shui perspective first.
Each year there is a shift of energies that occurs at the Lunar New Year. This year that date was January 25th, which was right at the time when the virus had been active for almost six weeks and the annual Lunar New Year celebrations were beginning in China.
This is also the time when it became apparent that this was not a series of pneumonia-related illnesses but a virus that could be spread by close contact with others who had it.
January 25th is also the date that was very close to the energetic beginning of the New Year, February 4th — a time of shifting energies.
The energies make a change each year and that shift occurs around the beginning of February when it became clear that the coronavirus had become an epidemic. This was a time when the stars, or annual energies, began moving.
The old stars began to exit and the new ones came on board. The shifts were ones that were capable of magnifying the effects of the coronavirus.
The energies that stood out were the worrisome 5 star that moved to the east sector of health and family. This star is responsible for severe problems and injuries. The east section on the map of the world is China, and the origin of the coronavirus. It has 5 yellow stars on its red flag.
The next concern was the annual 2 Illness star that moved to the south. In this direction, the illness star would be magnified and made more pronounced.
After the 2 star came the reigning star of the year, the 7 star. This star had the makings of an epidemic. The 7 Red Star flew to the center sector, or middle of every household, where it would weaken the center which is the sector of health, wealth and happiness in all homes.
The center sector is one of the most important areas of the house, and with the 7 star and its cutting metal energy, it would be just the depleting energy that would drain the center sector’s health, finances and sense of well-being.
Breaker of Armies
The 7 star is called the “Broken Army” star. It’s influence is to cut down, rob, destroy, cut off, or create violence. The 7 star also rules the mouth and lungs, in particular. The coronavirus is spread by droplets from coughing and sneezing and quickly moves to the lungs.
This star seemed to be destined to be the coronavirus’ best friend. It’s cutting quality is one of its best known malevolent qualities.
The 7 star is also known as the “severed fate” star, implying death. Lastly, and if all this wasn’t enough, the 7 star is the star of fear. Fear is causing the Stock Market to drop, for panic and stockpiling of hand wipes and sanitizer, breathing masks and other health essentials.
Bringing an especially sad twist to the 7’s energies is that its regarded as an isolation or imprisonment star, and with the all the quarantining, this seems like a natural outcome that parallels the 7’s negative qualities.
One other star also brings something to the coronavirus party, and that is the 9 star.
The 9 star flew to the west, the sector of children, the mouth and lungs. The 9 star is a mutable star — which means it can flip flop between negative and positive.
The 9 is a fire element star and with its placement in the lung sector, “fire” in the lungs means the lungs, which is the source of the problems with the coronavirus and creates breathing problems. The bright side of this is that younger people seem to able to resist the coronavirus better than older people.
So now that you know all this, how can you use feng shui to protect yourself and your family?
The steps below are guidelines for creating an energized and healthy home from a feng shui perspective. But, feng shui is just one part of your personal luck.
There are three parts to luck and the first one is the luck you create.
Taking positive and healthful steps, like handwashing, not touching your face, avoiding large crowds, etc. is essential. The first part of feng shui luck is the action you take on your own behalf. There’s no magic “cure” in feng shui that can protect you. It can help you, but you have to do your part.
The 7 star is fear. Resist it.
Metal is the element that represents fear, so keep this in mind. It’s easy to be fearful, but it’s more practical to take action and be prepared. Get your home ready to handle illness and quarantining if necessary, but don’t prepare to withdraw to your virus bunker just yet. Stay positive, keep your faith, and resist negativity and embrace what you can do to keep your spirits up. Take time in nature to give you a sense of calm and peace.
Lighten and brighten your home.
Keep your spirits up, keep your home well-lit and bright. This lifts your home’s energy and yours as well. Realtors will tell you that home buyers respond very favorably to a house that is brightly lit and they often turn on all the lights in homes before a showing. You don’t have to turn all your lights on, but fear likes dark places. Keep the 7 from making your home into a fearful one.
Use water images, elements and blue colors to help manage the 7.
Add water elements such as sea shells, water images and blue colored items in the center sector of your home. Have a bathroom located in the center of your home? Well, then, you will have a big helper with a toilet helping to hold down the 7 star’s energy.
Check for water leaks around your home.
Right now, it’s essential to protect both your health and your income as these are all being impacted. Do a thorough check of all pipes, sinks, hoses and faucets. Check to see they are all water tight. Be sure to look under the sink and don’t let faucets drip.
Leaking water represents loss of health and income — the two main worries the coronavirus has given us. Keeping your water systems tight and leak-free is essential.
Add metal in the south corner of your home.
This is the corner where the sickness star is located. Keep red colors away from here, avoid using candles and add metal objects such as wind chimes or a pendulum clock or ceiling fan to help drain the illness energy of the 2 star.
Manage the east sector with health and wellness.
Add 3 lucky bamboo stalks in glass vase with water and pebbles in the east corner of your home or living room to help promote healthy energy. Add a green plant here or a white orchid. Avoid red colors, candles or bright lights in this corner.
Alternate 7 star remedies.
Another remedy besides water element items is a religious figure. Add any religious figure or deity in the center sector such as a Buddha, blue Medicine Buddha, image of Christ, or a religious shrine, in this corner to help manage the 7 star. Another old remedy was to add a prickly cactus plant that has thorns in this sector. Avoid adding fleshy plants, such as jade plant or flowers, though.
Zodiac signs to be extra watchful.
While all zodiac signs should be careful, there are some signs that should be extra vigilant. These include rabbits, roosters, and horses. These are the signs most prone to health concerns this year.
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