Measuring Life

How do we measure our lives?

I look at mine in 20 year spans.  My first 20 years was spent growing into an adult.  The second raising a family, and the third was spent in a constant work/learn/take your beatin’ mode.  Now I have begun my fourth 20 year span.  How will I spend these life minutes?

Well, for one thing I will do my best to not repeat the errors of the past.  Some of those will be hard to put behind me, but that’s my goal.   I will not be beating myself up anymore over the mistakes I have made.  The past does not have to ruin the future.

It’s time to reset myself, and although it seems a bit drastic,  I will not be seeking any new residential Feng Shui clients, and wherever possible, I will refer any new client requests to others.   So what will I be doing?

Like many people I have a desire to enjoy my life as well as contribute to society.   So this next 20 years I want to see more of this amazing country with my children and grandchildren.  It’s a beautiful world and we live in a country that holds a bit of everything; glaciers, deserts, mountains, prairies, rain forest…all of it.   Heck, we might even find Bigfoot while we’re out stomping around!

I will be concentrating on using the IChing to pick stocks and predict hurricane landfalls.  I’ll pick stocks to fund those amazing adventures and I’ll find a way to use the IChing to help those in hurricane prone areas to better predict and prepare for the storms.

I will also still take on commercial Feng Shui clients.

It looks to be a very interesting 20 year span.






Investing with IChing

A few months ago I had the idea to use the IChing to check the corporate offices of companies that I would consider investing in.   When I do a Feng Shui consultation I often go to the IChing before the visit.  This way I can get an idea what to expect before I arrive at the location.

The IChing reading will tell me if the house is controlled by the people or if the people control the house.  It will tell me if it’s a money pit and often I can see how to fix the problems before I even arrive at the door.  It’s a marvelous tool.

  • When I used the I Ching to check on a mining company, I asked, “What is the Feng Shui of the Corporate Office of Heckla Mining Company?”  The resulting hexagram showed wealth generated.  The reading was done in August 2015.

Then in November I asked specifically about the stock.  This reading showed wealth at Chen/earth.  Earth is fed and generated by fire.    We’re now in a Fire Monkey year.  Fire and Metal are at the year.  Earth bridges the two.

In August, Heckla stock was $1.68.   In November 2015 it was around $1.90.   Near the end of this Fire Monkey year (2016 to Feb 4, 2017) the stock is at $5.83.  Quite the return, wouldn’t you say?

I love this stuff!

One More Month

Rooster year doesn’t start for Feng Shui purposes until February 4th.  How’s that for weird?

That’s when the energy of your space will change, but in the meantime, we still have another month of the crazy Yang Fire Monkey Year to deal with.   That’s right…more monkey.   And, he’s still playing with fire.

Well, on January 5th the monthly energy changes from the Yang Metal Rat to the Yin Metal Ox.  I like the Ox myself.   He usually brings me money.  Let’s hope the Ox can calm down the flaming, troublemaker of a Monkey!

In January the monthly stars should not be causing so many problems as they did/will in December.  They will have to be watched a bit though.

If your door is in the North, make sure that door doesn’t smack you in the face!  The 7 and 5 combination can cause mouth problems.  When you consider the monkey year…things could get a bit exciting.

Don’t make decisions about money in the Northeast.  The monthly and yearly stars here combine for money problems.

If your kitchen is in the East, be especially careful of burns.

Southeast can bring health, wealth and sibling troubles.  Why not just leave it at health and wealth? There’s the catch.  In Feng Shui we are constantly saying, “It all depends.”  And, it does.  Landforms can change what looks like a bad area into a good one or what looks good into a not so good area.  So can the pathways inside your home!  The whole picture has to be taken into consideration.

Nothing is ever as simple as just numbers, and nothing is static.   It’s good to be alerted to possible problems though!

Sometimes you can dodge that pothole if you know it’s there before you turn the corner.

December 2016

I Ching December 2016

Batten down the hatches … December is here and it is going to be a very interesting time for all of us.

December brings in the Metal Rat, Geng Zi.    So, whatever the Fire Monkey, Bing Shen, is up to…now he has a buddy to back him up.

 I did an I Ching reading on the month of December for our country.   I got hexagram #20, Watching. The upper two lines are moving.  The fifth yao represents the roads and the sixth the water mouth.

 The moving lines are in the outer triagram.  It looks to me like a lot of bad behavior will be taking place at our borders and on roads to this country.  The police and military will have trouble controlling the thieves.

Roads can be air or land and “water mouth” represents entry points, where things move like water.  An example of a water mouth would be an intersection, where traffic converges.  And, of course, a bay or delta is a water mouth, as is an airport.

With the flying snake also at Yao 5, it behooves us to watch our airports carefully.

If you must travel in and/or out of the country, be especially aware and alert.

Being aware of your surroundings is a useful skill for anyone.   Nowadays it’s essential.

Rat Month


December's Rat

December’s Rat

December 7th brings in the Rat Month.   Are you ready?    Did you know that a group of rats is also known as a “mischief”?   This month is Geng (yang metal) Zi (yin water).  With metal to strengthen it, this rat month should be a doozie.

If buyers and sellers are particularly cranky this month, consider the possibility that the Feng Shui is causing the trouble.  Houses on the market facing North or Northwest will have more conflict than usual after December 6th.

In the North, the 6 monthly star joins the 7 yearly star.   The two metal stars, “clashing swords”, can cause troubles.   If this area of the home is busy or well-used there may be more fighting than usual.   Having this combination at the door can make relationships a bit stressful.  What can you do if that becomes a problem?  Bring in some bamboo and a little water in a black container. Give all that metal an outlet with something to prune.

The Northwest is also an area that may see some conflict.  The earth and wood are naturally conflicting…earth feels a bit “poked at” by the wood, and it fights back.   “Bullfight Sha” energy will cause people to act like fighting bulls, butting heads and pounding each other’s skulls until neither has any sense.  For this, the cure is fire and metal.   Some red and a bit of round or domed metal should help ease some of the tension.  Of course, the sound of a chiming clock also serves as a metal cure, just be sure to add a bit of red.

The Southwest is a great sector for business right now, so spend some time there while you’re watching the bad behavior of those in the North and Northwest.  While we may not be able to completely change their behavior, we may be able to use the energy to sell that house!  Who knows…could be a bidding war for the property.   So, be aware…it could be the Feng Shui!

Feng Shui Kentucky

Feng Shui This | Disgusted Turkey

Cranky Turkey

That’s one disgusted turkey.


While I count my blessings this holiday season, I want you to know that you are among them.   Thank you for your support, your sharing, and your constant questions that keep me on my toes!  Each of you is deeply appreciated.

Our country has become terribly divided.  This year when families gather together there will be conflict.   At the family table, everyone should feel comfortable. The American Indians used the “talking stick” to give everyone a chance to speak their peace.  This year I would suggest that you use a brass bell. The sound of metal is an excellent cure for many causes of tension in a room.  Chiming clocks, piano music, all these can help.  But, if everyone is to be heard, using a brass bell around the dinner table may be the best option.

The rules are simple.  Whoever is holding the bell gets to talk without interruption until they’ve said their peace.  (maybe a 5-minute limit should be enforced)  When they’re done, the bell is rung and then is passed to the next person, who rings the bell before and after he speaks.  I would also suggest to the group that while people are speaking we listen carefully and use our own time to address any concerns.   The bell can be passed around until everyone is satisfied that their points have been understood correctly.

This year the spirit of Thanksgiving may be more important than ever before.  Our blessings are many and our problems can be worked out.

Above all, let’s be grateful for what we have while striving to be the best we can be.   And remember…if nothing else…at least you’re not the turkey.

Feng Shui This | Pig Month


Monkey smacks Pig—Pig eats Monkey

Now that the election is over, we get to contend with the Pig in a Monkey year!   (and you were hoping it was over)  These guys are both acting up in November.   The pig wallows in his own filth…the monkey throws his!  So what’s a goat like me to do?  Head for high ground, of course!   And, while they’re slinging poo…lets look at the Feng Shui for this month.  First, I will remind you that these are only the monthly and yearly stars.  Your house has its own chart and any of these will be interacting with that chart as well.
This month the yearly stars are duplicated by the month, making things a bit more intense.
Starting in the North:
7-7:  Protect this sector from theft.  The 7 likes to take what isn’t hers.
5-5: Earth palace, so strong here.  The sound of metal, a chiming clock will keep this star out of trouble.

9-9: She’s active, lively and can burn the house down if you don’t watch her.  Be careful of open flames here.  East is the thunder palace…wood. 


1-1: Also in a wood palace.  I’d do my thinking and studying here.

6-6:  Fire palace hurts the 6.  Be careful of the health of the head of the household.  If he says he’s sick, believe him, no matter how big a baby he may be.

8-8: This earth palace will get along great with the 8’s.  Make some money here.


4-4:  This palace is metal and a hostile environment for these guys.  Adding something black and wavy should bridge the metal and wood.  


3-3:  Want to plan a new business?  Here’s where to start.   Just be sure you visit the Southwest first and bring in some of the ruling 8 energy.  Otherwise, you may have legal trouble and/or robbery!

Enjoy this beautiful month.  No matter what seems to be happening in the world, rejoice and  count your blessings.  If we remember that each day is a gift, we’ll always look forward to tomorrow.  
And remember…if you have any Feng Shui questions, just ask!

I Ching This | Trump?

Donald Trump Presidency?

Donald Trump Presidency?

Will Donald Trump be our next President?

Reading was done in September.

The text shows #28–Great Exceeding with no moving lines.

Subject is Trump, Yao 4, Parents Line Hai with a “dead” Wu Offspring (at the time of the reading) hiding beneath it.  In November, Wu Fire is at Vanishing.  Flying Spirit controls Hiding Spirit…not good!  Offspring represents “good public servants”.  But, in November we also have Wei and Hai joining with the Gua Shen Mao for a strong wood combination in the chart and month.  Wood will feed the Wu Fire.  This may save him from disaster.

Election day is Wu, same as Hiding Offspring.  It won’t be dead on Wu day.  And, it will be fed by the combination Wei Hai Mao.

He’s at the Dragon…a sign that he’s basically a good man.

Bird at Yao 5 is at Officer/ghost, meaning lawsuits.  Yao 5 is generating the Parents line, controlling hidden Offspring.

Tortoise is at Yao 3, on the other side of the Subject and also at Officer/ghost.  Tortoise is depressed and also a bit of a thief.  So Trump’s money may be at risk.

This reading is a bit disturbing.  The Gua Shen is not in the Hexagram, which makes it a little unsettled.  Hard to interpret.  On the one hand, it looks like a landslide win, but on the other, it looks like trouble for Trump.

I Ching This | Hillary?

Will Hillary be next President?

This reading was done in August.  It is read for Election Day.

The text shows Hindrance moving to Proceeding Forward.  Sounds good for her, right?  Here’s why it’s not:

Subject is Hillary and vanishing according to the month of August.  This carries over.  In my experience “vanishing” means exactly that.  How will she vanish?

Well, we know she has been taking time off from campaigning…disappearing for days before debates…canceling events.  Is this all it means?  Could this be what is showing up here?

Subject is attacked by the year.  Shen attacks Mao but Mao is generated by the month Hai/water.  The Parents line at Yao 1, Wei combines with the month for Wei/Hai/Mao generating Mao, the Subject.  Is it enough?   I don’t think so because the 8th is a fire day.  Wu fire will be generated by the Subject.  Wu represents Officer/ghost, the law.  She’s fueling the fire herself.

Let’s look at the Object in question…the office of President.

It is void and weak in August.  In Hai month (November) it is still weak, but even though weak, it’s still there.  The Tortoise represents depression.

Yao 5, Shen metal, Brothers line, moving and strong, also at the year.  It’s generated by earth, so when Xu comes out of void, the office of President will help generate Shen, the Brothers line.     Brothers rob you and here the Brothers line here attacks the Subject, Hillary.  Since it is also at the Gua Shen it also indicates betrayal.  It moves to generate back, so these Brothers are strong…and they change to Wei, which is the Parents line.  (documents, contracts, emails…)  When this reading was done in August, the rest of this mess with Emails and other documents had not yet been released.

The release of these documents is controlling her opportunity and joy.  (obviously)

Yao 2, Officer/Ghost is clashed on Election Day by the Hai/Pig month, but both are involved in a fire combination with the Object Xu.  So, the office of President is deeply involved with the investigations/lawsuits.

The Wei-Si-Wu directional combination is strong because the Brothers line moves to Wei.  This combination strongly suggests lawsuit and imprisonment.  Snake at Officer/ghost is imprisonment, Snake at Bird is lawsuit/charges.

Earth is generated in the reading.  Earth is represented by Parents line.  The Subject (Mao wood) would normally try to control the earth, except Mao is vanishing and what’s left is feeding the extremely strong fire in the Wei-Wu-Si directional combination.  Election day is a Wu fire day, that’s not helping her a bit.

Hillary is controlled.

My bottom line?

She loses big, is betrayed by President Obama, as well as her aides and associates, and after charges are brought, she is tried and goes to prison.




Feng Shui This | Halloween Spooks

Clown Car?

Yes, there’s a clown on that hood.

It won’t be long now until it’s Halloween, and in the middle of the scary, silly season of Halloween, we have idiots running around threatening people while dressed as clowns.  Folks, this is going to get someone hurt. Threatening people can be dangerous.

In my consulting business, I am often met with people who have had truly frightening encounters with real spooks, ghosts, spirits, and other unwelcome visitors.  And, I’ve discovered that people who are frightened can be extremely dangerous.  I’ve known folks to throw guns, knives, plates, rocks, books and even a cat, when they felt threatened.  (why he didn’t shoot that gun we’ll never know)

It shouldn’t come to this, though.  What you need is a bit of help in Spook Removal.  Yes…like Ghost Busters, but without the backpacks.

Unless you moved into a haunted house, or built your home on a graveyard, you probably brought them in yourself, right through the front door.  Some cause no problems and are just biding time before they pass over.  Some are sticking around because they’re troublemakers and don’t want to go to the other side because they know damn well they’ll have to face those they hurt.   Others may be confused and upset with being here and don’t know how to leave.

I’m thankful for Raymon Grace for teaching me how to send the spirits on their way.  But now I’m going to give you a few tips on how to keep from attracting them in the first place.  When did your unwanted guests start showing up?  Think back to before their entrance and try to remember if you changed anything in the house.  Did you bring in anything new?

Do you have windchimes?  Some places only need a set of windchimes to bring in the spirits.  Take them down for a month or so and see if that’s what’s been bringing them in.  Moving them to another sector may work as well.

Do you live near water?  Fogs and dampness seem to thin the veil between worlds.  If this is your problem, maybe you should call in help to clear out the troublemakers.  The water isn’t leaving, but you can “put up a sign” for the spirits to stay on their own side of the bed.

Did you recently buy an antique or something owned by someone who died?  Energy is impressed upon matter. Sometimes spirits will attach to an item and in their own way call it “home base”.   Getting rid of the item in question should solve this problem.

If all else fails…call me.  Don’t throw the cat!  I’ll be glad to see what I can do.