Lindsay Lohan gets a feng shui punch

Lindsay Lohan turns 24 years old.

Lindsay Lohan

Yesterday Lindsay Lohan turned 24 and instead of blowing out candles took a blow to the face.

It seems that young Lindsay was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  She and actor Doug Reinhart were hanging out at a club in Los Angeles when a waitress came up and punched her in the face.

Turns out the waitress used to date Reinhart and apparently didn’t like seeing him with anyone else. 

This isn’t exactly the best year for Lindsay’s relationships because she has the Feng Shui Flying Star known as the Conflict Star on her Relationship direction this year.  This is why the judge was so harsh on her when her ankle bracelet was triggered earlier in the year and why the waitress punched her in the face.

The Conflict Star brings exactly that — disagreements, arguments, angry people and legal problems.   And since this Star is on Lindsay’s Relationship direction it means that this year she’ll be experiencing more conflict with other people than usual.

In addition to using her feng shui remedies for the year Lindsay would benefit from listening more than talking this year, learning how to be patient with other people and asking her friends and family how she can be of help to them  rather than the other way around.  All these things will help to soften the energy of this Star for her.

Let’s hope she gets this message before someone pops her in the mouth again.

The Fated Feng Shui of Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Periodically I send out a request on Twitter and Facebook asking if anyone has a current event they’d like analyzed with feng shui.  Well Susan Somerset Webb on Facebook stepped up to the plate to ask about the feng shui of Euna Lee and Laura Ling the two American reporters who were recently released by the North Koreans courtesy of former President Bill Clinton.

In order to look at their capture and release we really have to look at the whole reason Laura and Euna were there in the first place.  Both were reporters for Al Gore’s television station, Current TV, and crossed over into North Korea illegally.  They were arrested in March 2009, suspected of being spies.

Here’s the thing about this.  There is a branch of feng shui called Flying Star and under this type of feng shui there are 9 Flying Stars, each have their own meaning.  Each Flying Star sits on a particular direction (N, S, E, W, etc.) for the year and this year the Conflict Star sits in the Northeast. 

If you look at a map of the world North Korea is in the Northeast part of the world meaning they are likely to create and/or experience more disagreements, arguements, fighting, etc. than other parts of the world. 

On top of this the Northeast represents writing and journalism so this industry is likely to experience conflict as well.  Both Euna and Laura doubly exposed themselves to this energy by way of their careers AND being in North Korea this year.

Looking at Laura’s personal feng shui it’s obvious that 2009 is going to be challenging for her career and her relationships.  She has the Violence Star on her Success direction meaning the possibility of a violent event occuring as a result of her job is greatly increased.  Additionally she has the Disaster Star on her Relationship direction meaning that something bad could happen as a result of her relationship with a friend, family member or co-worker. 

These are very troubling Flying Stars to have to deal with when you look at them in conjunction with the Flying Stars on North Korea and on journalism.  This combination is just like holding a bomb that can go off at any time.  I believe that because Laura’s personal feng shui is so negative this year that her Flying Star energy was the trigger for both women getting arrested but fortunately Euna was with her.

Here’s what I mean.

Euna Lee was exposed to the same negative Flying Star influences because of being a journalist and being in North Korea but her personal feng shui was much better than Laura’s.  Euna has the Windfall Star on her Success direction meaning an opportunity was likely to land in her lap as a result of her career and that opportunity turned out to be former President Clinton agreeing to negotiate her release.

On top of this her Relationship direction has the Illness Star on it.  That may sound bad but this Star is not always as negative as it sounds.  In fact it can mean that through hard work your efforts pay off and Euna being an employee of Al Gore’s television station paid off in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

It turns out that Euna’s Relationship direction is tied to television and media broadcasting.  This means that people at Current TV were working hard behind the scenes (namely Al Gore)  to help the two women to get out of this situation.  In all honesty if Euna had not been with Laura I don’t think their release would have come as quickly and Laura would have been there until next year had she been by herself.

And now to Kim Jong il.  His feng shui actually played a role as well.  His Success direction has the Conflict Star on it and he certainly has been creating a lot of problems around the world this year between missle testing and holding these two women hostage.  This may actually escalate in October when this Conflict energy doubles so stay tuned.

So why would he be willing to let these women go given his nasty disposition (or should I say nastier?) this year?  Well Euna and Laura can thank the Flying Star on Kim Jong il’s Relationship direction this year.

Kim Jong Il’s Relationship direction is tied specifically to helpful people, leaders and heavenly support (this is why this guy is not likely to be booted from power).  In other words he has people looking out for him and powerful people helping him throughout his life.  This year the Star of New Beginnings sits on his Relationship direction meaning he is likely to meet and/or become friends with someone new and powerful and that person turned out to be none other than Bill Clinton.  Just what his Relationship direction predicted this year.

You may be wondering why none of this happened earlier since these Flying Stars are on these directions all year.  Well the answer would be that there are also monthly Flying Stars and at the time of Euna Lee and Laura Ling’s release the same Flying Stars that were in the Northeast and on Laura, Euna and Kim’s personal directions for the year were also there for the month.  This pairing up of feng shui Stars doubled the energy for everyone involved.

Because of this the meeting between Clinton and Kim Jong il was likely to be very intense with a lot of posturing and strutting going on by the North Korean dictator.  But the end result was worth it.

Feng shui is so much deeper than furniture arrangement and color schemes and it’s because feng shui’s history goes back over 5,000 years.  When you can find a classical Feng Shui consultant who can help you decipher the meaning of your Flying Stars it can help you navigate any waters that lie ahead.

Chriss Barr is a best selling author, Feng Shui & Dowsing expert helping people all over the world.  Find out more at www.PalmBeachFengShui.com

Twitter’s Feng Shui

Twitter has been in the news a lot lately.  First there was talk in the media about the spread of swine flu information on Twitter earlier this year.  Then Oprah discovered Twitter and millions of new Tweeple joined.  Michael Jackson’s passing and play by plays of his life and funeral could be read every few seconds by logging onto Twitter and now the news websites are reporting that NFL fans are getting training camp insights through Twitter rather than waiting for the nightly news. 

Twitter has become a technology celebrity!

The interesting thing is that this year’s feng shui supports hard work and effort in the area of technology which Twitter is certainly putting forth this year.  Every time I turn around they’re making another change or upgrading their platform to accomodate more users.

All this publicity they’re getting is really just the tip of the iceberg because beginning in 2010 the feng shui changes and the Flying Star of New Beginnings lands in their lap.

For Twitter this can mean expanding into new technology territory, being bought out by another company, merging with another partner or coming up with some new or innovative idea that changes the face of Twitter.  In any case it’s all good.

But this feng shui New Beginnings Star isn’t just limited to Twitter.  In fact it affects all areas of technology.  For some tech companies it will mean restructuring or starting over.  For others it will mean new discoveries in tech that could bring them major name recognition in 2011.

Whenever the New Beginning Star lands on an industry you can expect exciting changes that’s for sure.  This Flying Star gives you the opportunity to clear the soil and plant the seeds that lead to new opportunities.

But Flying Stars aren’t just limited to businesses.  They affect you too.  In fact the Flying Stars on your personal Success, Health, Relationship and Wisdom directions increase the odds of certain opportunities coming your way.  Not only that but there are feng shui activations you can use to incease those odds even more.  That’s the beauty of feng shui!

If you want to find out what your feng shui Flying Stars have in store for you get yourself a reading at http://www.FengShuiFortuneCookie.com and then tweet about it to your followers.

See you on Twitter!

Africa’s Destiny

Today on Twitter I sent out a message telling people about this crazy blog and asked if anyone had a current event they wanted me to look into.  Well, here is the first of two blogs I’ll be writing as a result.  This one is courtesy of @RonJohnD (follow him on Twitter).

RonJohnD asked if I would look at Obama’s hopes for Africa.  This is a tricky one because what someone else wants for you is irrelevant in feng shui (and pretty much in life) so what the country or continent wants for itself will have a huge bearing on events.

Africa is made up of over 40 countries so I’d have to look at all 40 countries one by one to see what the feng shui says about each.  Rather than do that since it would take hours let’s look at this year’s feng shui for the African continent.

If you look at a flat map of the world you’ll see that Africa sit smack dab in the middle.  Taking this map and drawing a tic-tac-toe symbol over it you’ll see that Africa falls mostly in the center box, partly in the southern box and a tiny smidge in the northern box.

This tic-tac-toe symbol is what we call a ba gua (pronounced bah gwah) in feng shui.  It’s like a blue print and each box represents something different including an area of life, a family member, an area of your body, etc.

There is also another type of feng shui called Flying Star.  There are 9 Flying Stars and each one sits in a box in the ba gua.  There are yearly Flying Stars which sit in a box for the whole year and then there are monthly Flying Stars which change their positions each month.

Ok, so back to Africa’s feng shui for the year.  In 2009 the Flying Star of fire sits in the center box.  This creates heated arguments, fighting, bombings and other unfortunate feng shui energy for the continent. 

This fire energy is also not conducive to agriculture this year as it ‘burns up’ the crops.  This is particularly difficult for Africa given agriculture is their main source of revenue. 

The southern part of the ba gua which includes South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and part of Mozambique has a much better feng shui Star – the Relationship Star.  Any human rights improvements, meetings with other countries and efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties is great for these countries this year. 

And they’ll want to make sure that they have their meetings and proposed changes done this year because next year it will not be easy to accomplish these things.  People will not be as willing to help or listen in 2010.

As for the long-term outlook for the continent well, Africa sits in the center gua and the center is all about balance.  In fact it is represented by the yin/yang symbol and also represents the heart of the planet.   When President Obama said, “What happens here has an impact everywhere” he was absolutely right.

 So, yes, in time (but who knows how long) it is possible for Africa to come back into balance and take charge of it’s own destiny.  In fact, it happens to be Africa’s destiny.

Chriss Barr is a Feng Shui and Dowsing Expert as well as the Best  Selling Author of 4 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Love Life & Fatten Your Wallet available here: http://www.IgniteYourLoveLife.com