Happy New Year 2022
Dear Feng Shui friends,
The philosopher Heraclitis wrote “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”
This is a good metaphor for the ever-changing cycle of seasons, time and energy known as ‘wu xing’ or five phases in Chinese metaphysics. Life mimics nature and every moment brings fresh energy to all living things, replacing what is old and tired with billions of rejuvenated cells.
2021 was another tumultuous Metal year that carved out unforeseen peaks and valleys in both real and virtual landscapes, altering momentum, speed and direction. These waning days of 2021’s Yin Metal Ox year are yielding to the Yang Water Tiger waiting nearby. You may have already noticed the shift as it infiltrates our days and nights like the Water element of December. Deep, still and reflective, Water chi inspires contemplation and encourages planning rather than action at this time.
We have work to do before the solar Chinese New Year next month and I’ve been busy making preparations to help guide you there. But for now, savor the quiet and gentle passage of time and practice self-care through the remaining winter season. I’m feeling optimistic the lessons learned this year will serve us well in the next and we’ll want to be rested when spring arrives in February.
My wish for you this New Year’s Eve is a peaceful, reflective transition to 2022 knowing that we’ll step into the flowing river a better version of ourselves.
Happy New Year to you and those you love.
Let’s meet again in the year of the Yang Water Tiger.