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February 2023
Join us to Celebrate the
Spring Equinox
When: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Board Member Ellen Johnson's home,
Eden Prairie, MN

Ellen will present an "Introduction to Nine Star Ki"

0.5 CEUs
Fee: Free for FSIM Members and Guests
This is an in-person meeting - will not be recorded.

Just as Feng Shui shapes the energy of your home, Nine Star Ki shapes the energy of your life, based on the date that you were born. It's as if you were imprinted by the patterns of energy that existed at that time, giving you unique qualities to inspire your inner spirit, what you came here to learn and also your ultimate purpose. Nine Star Ki is the study of how the patterns of energy move harmoniously through time: the nature cycles of years, seasons, time of day; it helps us understand how the phases of time affect people.

We're each born with a purpose and plan. Come learn about yours with this introduction to Nine Star Ki.
Register Now!
Join us for our next
Quarterly Meeting featuring
Viviana Estrada!
Viviana Estrada: "The Classical Feng Shui BaGua and Some of its Applications”
When: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: via Zoom

1.5 CEUs
Fee: Free for FSIM Members; $18 for Guests
This meeting is via Zoom; recording will be distributed to registrants.

(NOTE: our previously scheduled speaker is no longer able to present for us due to a family illness).
Register for Quarterly Meeting!
Strengthening Women’s Power Through Feng Shui
by Viviana Estrada

Despite the multiple number of women in power nowadays, there are still several facts that demonstrate gender inequity and women oppression around the world, in business and at home. However, debates about the role of women in society have increased in popularity and people seem to be listening more. Believe it or not there is a feng shui reason for this, which relies on the BaGua.

The BaGua are the eight (Ba) trigrams (Gua) that result from the interaction between Yin and Yang, the two opposite energy forces in the universe that give birth to everything that exist. Within the BaGua there are four male guas and four female guas. Each gua represents an element, a number, a family member, a color and much more. The guas are also linked to time and each gua covers a period of 20 years.

We are currently on period 8 almost getting to period 9. Gua 8 is a male gua but gua 9 is a female gua so as we get closer to period 9, women will definitively increase their power, and debates about women will be even more. Just in case you are wondering what happens after period 9, in Chinese metaphysics (the mother of feng shui) time is cyclical so period 1 comes back (there are nine periods and eight guas, 5 is not a gua but it identifies a period).

Going back to the topic of power, if you women don’t want to wait for period 9 to come in and you want to be now the ones in charge, at work or at home, follow any or all recommendations listed below:

1. Yin is female and yang is male. Yin is right and yang is left. Increase the power of yin locating yourself in a property (home and/or office, where ever you want to be in power) that has a wider, larger, and/or brighter right-hand side outer space (compared to the left-hand side outer space) from the main door of the property looking out.
2. Gua 2 is the ultimate female gua and it corresponds to the southwest. Locate your self in a property that has a protrusion on the southwest, in other words, a property that is not shaped as a perfect rectangle or square, where the southwest corner is larger than the rest.
3. Gua 6 is the ultimate male gua and it corresponds to the northwest. Locate your self in a property that has a weak northwest, in other words, a property that is not shaped as a perfect rectangle or square, where the northwest corner is smaller than the rest.
4. Gua 9 is a female gua that corresponds to the south and represents fire. Fire supports the intrinsic earth energy of the southwest and weakens the intrinsic metal energy of the northwest so you could also empower yourself in a property where the south corner is larger than the rest.
5. Enhance the southwest corner of your home or office with earth objects like crystals.
6. House or office numbers with 9, 7, 4 and 2 in any combination could favor female control so look for them.
7. Allow yourself to be powerful, if you don’t feel you deserve it, it is very hard to make it happen.
8. Remember that in feng shui and generally in life there is always a tradeoff: increased power and wealth could bring reduced love and health.
Contact me if you have any questions and/or if you want a personalized feng shui consultation.
Register for April Meeting!
Save the Dates - 2023
2023 FSIM Quarterly Meetings
(Free to members, open to the public).

FSIM looks forward to celebrating Year of the Water Rabbit with the following exciting upcoming programs (please note updates):

Tuesday, April 11: Viviana Estrada: "The Classical Feng Shui BaGua and Some of its Applications” (via Zoom)

Tuesday, July 11: Michelle Skally Doilney: "Writing With Your Space" (via Zoom)

Saturday, October 7: Fall Field Trip - Caring for Cats Shelter Tour (In-person)

Special Opportunity:
May/June: Book Club to read and discuss Conversations with your home by Carole Hyder. Watch for more information, coming soon!

Community Circle Events:
Friday, March 24: Spring Equinox: Ellen Johnson: "Introduction to Nine Star Ki" (in-person only)

Thursday, June 22: Summer Solstice: Carole Hyder: Carole will discuss her personal experience in moving house using principles from her book Conversations with your home. (in-person and via Zoom)

Friday, September 22: Fall Equinox (topic and location TBD)

NOTE: Meeting locations and dates are subject to change - check for up-to-date information when you register for an event.
Become an FSIM Member!

If you are not already an FSIM Practitioner or Friend member, go to: fsim.org/Membershipinformation and register as a member today; your membership will allow you to register for the annual meeting at the member rate ($0) and receive the gift package at no additional cost.

Your membership will cover all FSIM events for one year (additional special events could be subject to charge). Even if you aren't a Practitioner, the Friend Membership is a great deal, as the $72 fee covers the annual meeting and each of the quarterly meetings for one year (from the date of your membership); you would otherwise pay $81 to pay separately for each meeting.

Note: The FSIM Friend membership level is open to all; the FSIM Practitioner membership level has eligibility requirements. See the FSIM Membership page for further information on membership levels and fees.
Become an FSIM Member Today!
Member Classes/Workshops/Services
Feng Shui Lifestyle with Carole Hyder is in its tenth year as a membership program. It consists of two emails per month with Feng Shui suggestions, historical background and auspicious and challenging dates for the month. A private Facebook group is the perfect forum for asking questions, studying blueprints, and examining the details behind Feng Shui adjustments. A monthly or annual option available. For more details and to sign up, go to https://www.carolehyder.com/feng-shui-lifestyle-with-carole-hyder/
Diana DiCristina: Wind Water Harmony

In 2023, The Year of the Rabbit, the dog is the six harmony “secret friend” to the rabbit; carry a personal dog gemstone charm during the year of the rabbit to help avert misfortune, bring blessings and attract wealth. Personal dog gemstone charms are available again this year from Diana DiCristina, Wind Water Harmony; call or text Diana today at 612-242-2428 to place your order today  click here for more information.
Debbie Miller: Energetic Adjustments

Energetic Adjustments is a great resource to find Feng Shui adjustments for yourself and your clients. Many of the items are handmade and include an organza gift bag. Free shipping on everything! For more information, contact Debbie Miller: DomicleDesign@gmail.com
Are you looking for a Feng Shui Professional?
Check out FSIM's Practitioner Directory to find a practitioner to help you with your Feng Shui needs!
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