Strive for Balance
The concepts of Harmony and Balance predate the written word, and are vital aspects of the Feng Shui Compass and China’s ideology. Feng Shui (literally Wind –Water) was designed as a system to keep humanity aligned with the forces of nature. The Chinese believe that wind and water contain an invisible energy known as chi, and when these elements are balanced, they provide numerous benefits to personal health, home and community.
China’s history is filled with many wind gods and goddesses responsible for maintaining peace and order in every day life. Feng Po Po, the crone, is often referred to as Madame Wind. With her age comes great wisdom that states,“In harmony everything is possible.”Click To Tweet Often depicted as old and wrinkled, Feng Po Po carries a full sack of wind in her arms while riding on the back of a tiger. On calm days she expresses her generous spirit by nurturing and embracing the elements, but when her mood turns foul, she unleashes pent up winds in the form of violent storms.
Like Feng Po Po’s bag of wind, balance implies that both prevailing winds must be present simultaneously. A light breeze is a welcome addition on a hot summer day. A mood can quickly turn into a foul wind when we sacrifice play by overworking ourselves. To be human is to constantly strive for states of balance. Giving and receiving, working and playing, loving and losing are lessons experienced by every human who wishes to achieve harmony in their lives.
Balance is a virtue, but an excess of a good thing can easily become a vice. When Madame Wind appears in your spread, it is time to ask yourself, “Am I living a life of harmony and or am I abusing power and heading for a breakdown?”
Are you practicing mindfulness? An old Buddhist adage says that if you’re too busy to meditate, you need to sit longer.
When Feng Po Po appears upright in your spread, it is time to trust the process. A new creation will appear as you contemplate and harmonize with the forces of nature.
If Madame Wind appears in the Contrary position, it is time to strive for harmony by releasing outmoded thoughts and altering your course.
In an upright position Feng Po Po offers her wisdom to assist you in aligning your needs and desires with the harmonizing forces of nature. Treating yourself to wholesome, nutritious food is one way of taking care of your self, but overindulging may be a sign that your emotional state is out of balance.
If Madame Wind appears in the contrary positions, ask yourself, “How am I neglecting my needs, and why are my creative juices becoming desiccated like raisins in the sun?
Each life cycle, and every project, includes the elements of creation, birth, decay and death.
When Madame Wind appears in your harvest, you are entering the latter stages of a natural cycle. Collapse is an aspect of life’s harmony. In youth our bodies are resilient and we often act without considering the long-term effects. As we age, choices from the past may come back to haunt us.
If Madame Wind has graced your spread in the contrary position, the time for self-discipline has arrived.The winds demand that you tend to your personal physical needs as well as your domicile.Click To Tweet
The health of the community is a prime concern of the Crone. Magic and Power can be deceptive winds. Are you using the power of prayer for service or personal gain? The best way to have harmony in your life is by extending it to others.
If Feng Po Po arrives with her stormy winds in the contrary position, beware. Throughout China’s long history, dynasties have collapsed whenever power was misused; it is imperative that you strive to achieve and maintain balance and harmony in your life lest the same happens to you.
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