Volume 11 Number 2 February 2011
Pyramid Feng Shui Newsletter issued by
Feng Shui Universal – Editor: Gabriele Van Zon
904 273-2445 904 608-0906
Greetings to all who share the wisdom of feng shui!
St. Valentine’s Day!
Think feng shui and Valentine is our holiday! All feng shui basics come into play. Vertical Tao connections lead all the way back to Roman Times and the Middle Ages when the Pope declared St. Valentine’s Day. Legend has it that a certain third-century priest named Valentine persisted in performing marriage ceremonies despite a ban by the Roman emperor Claudius II (Claudius was persuaded that single men made better soldiers for his army). Thrown into jail, Valentine formed a relationship with his jailor’s daughter (some say he cured her blindness) and he signed his last message to her “From your Valentine,” a phrase which still gets a lot of mileage.
Horizontal Tao connections relate to faint stirrings in nature and popular myth when birds were thought to mate in February. The Qi (Chi) of Valentine engages all the senses with intoxicating aromas of red roses, melting truffles on the tongue, love tunes from the clouds, fancy designs and love poems in the mail, and the loving touch of your Valentine.
Love symbols are the visual essence of celebrating Valentine’s Day, but in Pyramid Feng Shui we go deeper than the simple tokens of pinks and pairs in the Relationship corner. Let’s not dismiss the Bagua, however, and instead think of the many ways this holiday connects to all the other sectors.
Earth as the dominant element anchors relationships as the source of all connectedness. In Pyramid Feng Shui cros-dynamics, we look at Self-Cultivation and Wisdom as basic to how we relate to others. The nurturing gua is Fire, which brings passion and color into the trigram of love. A nurturing relationship builds a strong platform for Creativity, ideas and Descendants. Compassion is key to helpful support in any relationship, whether platonic, professional or passionate. A strong sense of Self on the “path of life” is prerequisite to entering a relationship. With powerful ties to the one and only, we spread our wings and connect to Community and procreation, spreading love in myriad capacities. Feeling the strength of a healthy and supportive relationship, leads to a sense of Empowerment and success.
Our journey through all Tao connections would not be possible without the hub that turns the wheel with all the spokes in the creative cycle. Health is the Tai Ji, the grand ultimate, in the center of the Bagua. It is the point of transition for all other guas. With Earth as the receptive element, health and love is the essence of Valentine.
What Better Way
Than to Declare
A Feng Shui Holiday!