Only two more weeks until Chinese New Year, yet, because it’s a Leap Year in the Chinese Calendar there are/were 13 new moons before February 12th this year, giving us 2 Wood Seasons under the Rat Year. February 3rd kicks off our final Wood Season of the Rat Year and for 3 months with the start of the new year coming, it’s a great time to sow your seeds and expand your mind. Wood season runs approximately February 4th to May 5th each year.

Wood is the element of sprouting, growth, planning, and expansion. It has generated being Strong and Flexible, from all the Water element of the winter season. It’s flexible, resilient and bends when needed, but if pushed too hard will snap, and the flip side of too much wood can be anger and control.

If you were born in this season you may have some of the following qualities: Wood is kind-hearted, generous, friendly and able to make decisions easily when in a balanced state. Imbalances in Wood that come through the body are in the forms of: Liver, Gallbladder, Muscles, Eyes, Tendons and Ligaments.

The flavor is sour. The colors are Green and Light Blues, the shape is Rectangle, the climate is Wind and it is Yang in nature. Wood is connected to the directions on the compass of East and South East.

Use this as a guide to look at those areas of your home associated with Wood energy, East and South East, and see what is happening in there in your home or office and make sure of the usual Feng Shui tidbits:

  • Try your best to have no clutter
  • Keep these areas well maintained
  • Put your intentions in this space of what you want to accomplish
  • Allow an opening for change and new energy

Stagnation and clutter in these areas of the home, East/South East, can cause confusion, indecision, and frustration, and in doing so, create anger. With the New Year coming and Wood Season upon us it’s a great time for “spring cleaning”. Out with the old, so new energy has room to come in. The idea is we want to invite the energy we want in our lives by keeping those areas open, welcoming, and supported by balancing the energy there following the steps mentioned above. The great thing about a New Year is we have 3 more Seasons/Elements to go, and each is connected to areas of your home via the compass directions so you can easily declutter in sections accordingly to keep it simple.

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Have a Wonderful Wood/Spring Season and a Happy and Balanced New Year.

Jacqueline Albert Pepper

Certified Feng Shui Teacher, Consultant, Coach, and Chinese Astrologer


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Jacqueline Albert Pepper Feng Shui by Jacqueline Albert Pepper Certified Feng Shui Consultant * Chinese Astrologer * Teacher Sarasota, FL * Jacqui@JAFengShui.com * 941-587-7080 Jacqueline Albert Pepper: Certified consultant and teacher of Classical Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, holds certifications from: - Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design in NY – Roger Green - Feng Shui Design Studio of Australia - Roger Green study tour to the Far East - China, Taiwan, Tibet, Nepal, and India - Feng Shui School & Society - Master Ho Chin-Chung – Taiwan - Feng Shui for the Arts - T. Raphael Simons – New York City under whom she apprenticed for many years. She also has a BA in Communications at Adelphi University Garden City, NY, with a concentration in Art and Music. Jacqueline grew up musically, singing and songwriting at a young age and continued that passion in the music industry on the label side for 12 years after college. When she discovered a love for creative aesthetics & helping people through the art of Feng Shui in 1997 out of her studies with Dr. Jerry Epstein at American Institute for Mental Imagery; she studied everything she could about the ancient modality. Jacqueline’s Feng Shui career started with the executive offices at the music label she worked at in New York City and she never looked back. Jacqueline’s ability to read, write and speak Chinese for Feng Shui & Astrology purposes, enables her a deeper understanding of her clients and their energy needs. Her studies in the Far East under the tutelage of several Masters in different countries brought her a full understanding for the integrity and history of this ancient art; an integrity she brings along with her passion for the work. In 2002 while living in Manhattan, Jacqueline added a Real Estate License to marry her client’s need for combining new home or office searches with her deep knowledge of Feng Shui and Energy Work. She continued with her Florida license in 2006 after relocating to Sarasota where she now resides with her husband and twin boys on their 5-acre property, Twin Peppers Ranch. “Transforming and Uplifting Energy since 1997” Energy Aligning for Abundance, Health, Balance & Empowerment

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