Feng Shui Tip for December 6th – ‘Saint Nicholas of Myra’

Today celebrates the feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, a fourth century Byantine bishop who is widely revered for his generosity, kindness and compassion. In many European traditions, the night before ‘Saint Nicholas Day’ is when children display their shoes in prominent positions, like in front of their bedroom door or by the dining room table. The story goes that in order for Saint Nicholas to fill those shoes with gifts, the little ones had to be fast asleep. Feng Shui says that your shoes can also bring you another gift when positioned in a specific manner. This philosophy says that you can walk into excellent opportunities for a new job if you turn around all around the shoes in your closet. Simply position them so the toes are pointing as if the shoes were going to walk out on their own. The shoes should be put in pairs and those that are outdated or never worn should be weeded out and given to someone who can use them. Following in the footsteps of generous old Saint Nick, acting charitably while also activating your intention is the probably the best gift of all!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui Tip for December 5th – ‘Bathtub Party Day’ & ‘Repeal Day’

Is it a coincidence that ‘Bathtub Party Day’ and ‘Repeal Day’ both fall on the same date? And even though I’ll drink to the latter, I’m going to stick with the former for today’s tip. This next bath, taken from ancient Taoist Feng Shui texts, will help to wash digestive difficulties right down the drain. Add ten drops of sandalwood essential oil to your bath water. Place three tablespoons of soybeans, two tablespoons of fennel seeds and one tablespoon of rice into a net and suspend that in the bathwater. Reclining in the tub, close your eyes and gently massage the slightly tender spots directly beneath your shoulder blades. Also massage the heels of your feet. Twenty minutes of this healing bath and you’ll feel good as new — or even better!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Daily Feng Shui Tip for December 4th – ‘Santa’s List Day’

Santa might be checking his list twice, but you can completely bypass him by making your own list and checking it nine times! And if you check that list at three specific times during the next nine days in a row you won’t believe the gifts you’ll receive! Today is ‘Santa’s List Day,’ so take out the red pen and white paper and make a list of nine dearly held dreams and desires. Write all nine wishes out completely. Put this list under your pillow and each night before going to sleep take it out and slowly read it aloud. Visualize what your life would look like if you had already received what you’re dreaming about. Then try to think only of that list as you fall off to sleep. Read the list again as soon as you awake the next morning, giving it your undivided attention. And then read it one more time in the middle of the day. At the end of the nine days, take this ‘wish list’ outside and burn it. Santa can read the smoke signals but the joke’s on him since your dreams are already heading your way!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com