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2022 Year of the Water TIGER

 Forecasting of the 2022 Annual Energies 

The energy officially shifts on Feb.4th 2022, the Feng Shui New Year. You can add remedies and enhancements whenever you like between now and Feb. 4th to get the best start of the New Year. Usually I'll do these changes on the Chinese Lunar New Year, (Tuesday Feb.1, 2022), or in between these dates. If you're reading this past these dates have no worry, just do them when you can and with intention of curing the negative flying stars and/or enhancing the positive ones. Keep in mind it's always best to cure or balance the negative energy first to protect oneself from possible issues that can slow you down like a broken bone or a financial loss.

By studying the Hsia Calendar, (Farmers Calendar) and converting the 4 Pillars of Destiny, (a popular Chinese tool for fortune telling) into the five elements, (Fire, Wood, Earth, Water and Metal) one can accurately forecast future happenings for the year from the 4 Pillars (Bazi/natal chart) of the year. Each element represents a color, emotion, shape, direction, sounds, numbers and organs. It is a very sophisticated system of the universe.

As we ring in the New Year in the West, we haven’t officially changed years to the Water Tiger until February 1st, 2022 according to the Chinese calendar.  So we have one more month of the Ox to go through and this has the 6 Metal star and the 3 Wood star as the central energies for January.  The 6 star is Heavenly Blessings but it has to contend with the 3 angry star that can bring arguments and lawsuits; which can be subdued by the 6 star, but there will still be some push and pull going on.  It’s possible that there can be more infections when combining these two stars so just be forewarned.  I’m really only concerned if you reside in the SE, or the west this month or are a Snake, Dragon, or Horse; the Rooster possibly as well.  These individuals especially will want to be more careful in January, but the silver lining is you will all have a better 2022 than 2021, (except for the west facing home which had the Wealth star all year which is related to the Rooster).  Now, if you have an open concept home you’ll want to be careful of infection as well and keep this area quiet.  My inter-pretation of both of these stars together makes me think it may bring more lawsuits due to sharp metal coming out into the public domain, (innoculations perhaps?).  The 6 star is related to government, lungs and international interests and the 3 star is related to health and family.  There may be more wide-ranging legislation regarding people getting the shot, and with the 3 star, a lot of people angry about this, (within families too); so there will be push back to have a choice regarding ones own health decisions, (as well as forced passports) and to wait for safety testing results before taking the shots.  This is also a matter of fighting to not lose rights as they are more difficult to bring back from the government once they are taken away.

The Water Tiger year has water over wood, but the good news is that we have yang fire still inside the wood, (in seed form) in the annual birth chart which brings warmth and positivity.  What this means is that we will have more connection and warmth from others than in the two previous metal years that had no fire; but we also need to dig deep and find our fire/passion/interests that keep our hearts and our lives moving forward.  We’ll need to strive for this all year long if we want to feel in control of our lives.  This is a good time to write down things and projects you want to accomplish this year that inspire you into action and bring you joy.  If you write things down you have a much better chance of accomplishing them, but it will also be like kindling for your heart in 2022, and inspire you throughout the year.  It can be anything that brings you joy – helping someone, landscaping your home, decluttering a closet, redecorating, or outdoor activities that reinvigorate you.  Anything that revitalizes you, feels fresh and/or brings meaning into your life is good to put on your list. 

Keep an open mind in all areas in 2022 and be open to new ways of connecting with others and gaining new perspectives.  Getting outside and grounding yourself with nature is key this year, this also helps your health as the negative ions can balance the system.  A hepa-filter that gives off negative ions is also helpful for this.  Another helpful thing health-wise is to obviously keep up with your vitamins, hydration with clean water and taking CoQ10.  They say that if you go outside and spread your fingers your body reads/absorbs all of the great outdoors and what it has to offer.  Give yourself the gift of connecting with nature this year, maybe even try your hand at growing a garden. 

Change things up by doing something different to restimulate your chi throughout January.  Maybe try various types of meditation, a new stretching or walking routine…really, any change can bring fresh energy to you.  What is it that makes you feel inspired, happy and like you’re making progress?

February will certainly be a month to watch out for as we have the 5 Yellow and the Illness star in the center of the chart and also the worlds chart.  Get your rest and take care of your health especially in January and February.  These center energies will be affecting everyone, in our health and relationships.  On the positive side March will be like a breath of fresh air, and the water energy will wash away some of these world issues as we know themnow.

Have a warm and abundant year of the Water Tiger!




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2022 Water Star # 8 for Wealth

Year of the Water Tiger 8 Wealth & Prosperity star chart coming soon!


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Bazi, (also known as Four Pillars) is a metaphysical study using a persons birthdate to help with ones health, personal and family life, career, and even romantic life. It’s a time stamp of when you are born, and it shows the elements the way they were set up in the universe the moment you were born. It also has ten year luck pillars that lay out your life by the five elements as well as the Chinese zodiac animals; these predict whether or not you’re going through a good luck cycle or a not so good luck cycle. You can make the most of your chart/life if you know what it is bringing into your life, and therefore improve your luck cycles - both your good luck and your tough times; It will show when someone will meet a partner to marry, what you’re best suited to do as work and therefore make the most income at doing it as a career, (or having parts of these elements in your career) and the best industry for you to work in and a host of other things. Regarding health one can detect physical issues such as organ problems, parkinsons, cancer and more which then can be individually treated with personalized recommendations using the elements to balance an individuals chart. For example, if you day master is enhanced by fire, (which is a equal to warm a dry) and you don’t feel well but can’t find a cure you can look at your luck pillars. It may show that you’re elements are out of balance because you’re in a 5 yr period of water. Water is the equivalent to cold and damp. So if you’re in a period of water and you already live in a cold and damp climate then one very effective cure is to move to a warm and dry climate. Sometimes this can be hard to do and so you could do the next best thing in elemental cures; you can add fire in other ways to your life with actual fire, or with fire foods. See here how to use the five elements within food:
If you enjoyed the Qi Men Dun Jia video with Pat last month here is something that may also be of interest. This video has Raymond Lo from the Feng Shui Society explaining how to read Bazi charts using the birth charts of the royal family including Princess Di and Kate Middleton; since they’re in all the headlines of late I chose this one for you. Check it out here:
There are more video’s on line that explain by using examples how one can use the luck pillars and the elements to see what health issues a person may come up against, if any and how to balance a chart. Of course each person’s chart is unique, so it takes someone who has studied Bazi to give a reading, but you may be able to figure things out for yourself by trial and error by experimenting with foods and elements in the now. This won’t tell you your future luck cycles, but it may help you out now and keep you more in tune of what is going on with your health and options to try to improve it.

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Although there were some negative sectors this month my front door had the academics star doubled and I felt urged to learn something new. So I enrolled in Joey Yap’s Qi Men Dun Jia Academy Pro Course and am excited to learn more about various ways to tap the different energies surrounding us.  So who knows, I may roll out a few new feng shui services or workshops after I’m finished!   Stay well!


 There are many things that can be strategized in ones life from the timing of when to ask for a raise, to when is the best time to buy an investment, or even where to purchase property for profit.  I'm studying this science to be better able to help my clients. 

Here I am with Iverson having a great time at Joey Yap's 2018 QI MEN DUN JIA Course in Orlando, Florida. 

Dato Joey & I at his 2016 Feng Shui & Qi Men Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in The Big Apple!  And what a fun place NEW YORK, NEW YORK was to be on Halloween.  Joey  Yap is a famous author with 162 books , has his own private TV channel, is a Chinese  Metaphysics authority, Columnist,  and Consultant for large elite Developers.

A gorgeous hotel in the heart of New York - a great opportunity & learning experience with Joey Yap.

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Brenda is a commercial and residential Feng Shui & Metaphysical Consultant and is the founder of Sjostrand Design. She creates a congruency with a company or a client's goals and their environment supporting improved benefits in relationships, communication, prosperity, finances, career and health. She will feng shui a room, a whole home, office space or business to support your goals using 8 methods overlaid onto the floor plan and then simplified into an easy to follow report. If looking for a new home she can look at homes you've chosen and give mini-reports on each to let you know which home will support your specific goals the best.  She can also create personalized calendars so you can use your best days according to your birthday, this includes date selection for weddings.