Year of the Fire Monkey 4713

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February 8, 2016 begins the
Year of the Fire Monkey 4713

As the Monkey is known for being clever, intelligent and resourceful, this Year of the Fire Monkey should be a year of new innovation and invention. The Monkey is a problem solver but he can also create them. This is a time of risk taking and there is the potential of sudden changes of all kinds (don’t try to keep a Monkey down). It is important to keep your sense of humor in the year of the unpredictable Monkey.
It is always fun to name a few famous Monkeys. These include Julius Caesar, Daniel Craig, Bette Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eleanor Roosevelt, Diana Ross, Will Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonardo daVinci, and George Lucas.
Prior to the Lunar New Year, it is a good idea for all of us to ‘clear house’ both physically and metaphorically. In other words clean up outstanding debts, issues and generally complete things before the lunar New Year. All signs will do well to perform the ‘Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell’ ritual, along with ‘Welcoming in the Wealth God’ and ‘Changing the Chi of the Environment.’
Each zodiac animal has its own qualities that are consistent year to year, yet every sign will be influenced by the Monkey’s energy this year.
Please note that fortunes can be reduced or enhanced with Feng Shui, rituals, meditations and transcendental adjustments and that all people have their own karma to consider. A personal, in depth reading will reveal more specifics for each month. Remember that even the luckiest signs (theRat and Dragon this year), have their cautions and the unluckiest (the Tiger and Pig) have their bright spots.
To find out about a a personal Astrology/Numerology reading, Feng Shui consultation and/or Space Clearing Ritual, Contact Us.
‘Gong Xi Fa Ca’
May the New Year Bring you Good Fortunate
Judith Wendell / Sacred Currents

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FENG SHUI Design + ART: Judith Wendell at Tedds Art Works, Florida

Tedds ART Works Presents

Tedds Art WorksFENG SHUI Design + ART

FEW SEATS REMAIN

The Lecture Series with Guest Speaker Judith Wendell,
Master Feng Shui Consultant

Sunday January 10, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tedds ART Works 2422 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors Florida, 33305 0- 703-269-8244

Enjoy this discussion with guest Q&A.
FREE EVENT and limited to 20 guests.
Guests must register in advance by emailing tedd@tedddavisevents.com
Complimentary Adult Beverages & Snacks

Discover how Color, Shape + Images are used for  Potent Feng Shui Adjustments to Improve Your Life.
Five Element Theory is basic to the understanding of Feng Shui. The qualities of the Five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth + Metal) and their interactions with one another can enhance your finances, relationships, health and more.

Using the art in the gallery for illustration, Judith will discuss the individual qualities for each element and how they relate to us both personally (inner chi) and to the environment (outer chi.)

Feng Shui Design and Art is for you.

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judith-wendell-feng-shui-lecturerSince 1996, Judith Wendell, Master Feng Shui consultant and Integrative Interior Designer, has been explaining to her clients how their environments affect their life situations and then helping to improve them. She is the founder of SACRED CURRENTS; a company dedicated to creating vital and thriving environments.

ON EXHIBIT & A MUST SEEREBEL ART Rebellious Art by 3 Extradinory Artists
featuring the work of Fabrizio Cruz, Gianna DiBartolomeo & Susan David
Get Inspired in the New Year as you view these masterpieces of Textural Art, 3-D Mixed Media and Sculpture
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TUES – SAT
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Additional Works On Exhibit and for sale In the Gallery Lounge by
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Tedds ART Works 2422 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors Florida, 33305 0- 703-269-8244

The Power of RED

newsletter 2015-12-09 The power of red

This time of year we see a lot of the color RED

…ribbons, point setters, decorations of all kinds.  The power of red is pervasive. Religion aside, red and green are the colors associated with the holiday season. OK it is true, for 8 days we do see a bit of blue and white for Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah to those of us celebrating!

View PDF: http://sacredcurrents.com/pdf/2015-12-09-The-Power-of-RED.pdf

In the practice of feng shui and five element theory, green and red represent the elements wood and fire respectively. In the darkest days of winter, nature is not abundant in color. Seeing these holiday colors reminds us of life and warmth. Specifically the wood element relates to growth, new beginnings and family. The fire element represents light, recognition of one another and spiritual enlightenment. Which all sounds like the spirit of the holidays to me – be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or your own brand of celebration.

Yet year round, the color red represents auspiciousness and protection in feng shui. The traditional use of red envelops for compensation or gifts is a classic example. The power of Red comes in the form of a red string used in countless feng shui adjustments. Whether to ‘cure’ fighting doors (doors that hit one another), enhance health, insure safe travels, or to help sell your home, the use of a red string in combination with other things will magnify your intentions.

Similarly, wearing a thin red string as a talisman is a Jewish folk custom to  ward off misfortune brought about by the “evil eye”. It is popularly thought to be associated with Kabbalah, a mystical tradition.

In Hinduism, priests wear red string on their wrists while performing sacred ritual. They  also tie these strings on all who attends the ceremony – right wrist for men and unmarried women, left wrist for married women. It is to remind them that they are partaking in a sacred act.  The power of red is widely recognized.

To support an auspicious and safe new year, consider a Feng Shui Consultation Gift Certificate in any amount (starting at $150) as a gift to yourself or someone important on your list.  It will be sent in a beautiful red (of course!) envelop, tied with red string. Or if you prefer It will sent electronically, surrounded by auspicious red envelops.

I consult around the world by phone, Skype, and email and regularly travel to all 5 Boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Upstate NY, LI, NJ, PA, CT and beyond.

Chinese New Year is February 8th, 2016. It is not too early to update your feng shui  adjustments and find out what the Year of the Fire Monkey has in store for you.

Contact me and we can discuss it.

May these last days of 2015 be Auspicious + Safe.
With Peace, Judith

Larchmont’s Purple Elephants Ribbon Cutting, November 24, 2015

Ribbon Cutting

Attending the event were Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews and feng shui expert Judith Wendell, who also helped with the store’s design.
Owner Sven Sujica, who runs the store with his wife, Kris, says they received a very warm welcome.  They are grateful for the strong local support.  Small business neighbors showed their support for the gift shop by providing food and beverages for the grand opening.
Coriander Modern Indian provided Indian specialty food among other Asian snacks.  West Avenue Cafe provided coffee, Sweeets designed a bowl of purple and white candies.  Sugar Mama by Kim’s Bake Shop custom made cookies to match the Purple Elephants logo.

Purple Elephants will hold a special event Saturday for small business, which will include psychic Joan Carra from 1-3 p.m.  Compliments of the shop for customers who spend more than $20.  The Purple Elephants Gift Shop is located at 2A East Ave., Larchmont.LARCHMONT, N.Y. – The Purple Elephants Gift Shop, a specialty boutique offering unique gifts handmade by artisans worldwide, held a successful grand opening in October.

http://mamaroneck.dailyvoice.com/business/larchmonts-purple-elephants-ribbon-cutting-features-feng-shui-expert/605811/

Judith helps design new stores and redesign old stores. Essential considerations is preparation include use of the five elements and clearing spaces so that form follows function in a meaningful way.

purple elephants ribbon cutting

Superstitions and traditions that surround home buying and selling

Bless this HomeJudith Wendell on Superstitions and Traditions / Real Estate Weekly

In a real estate market like New York City’s, buyers and sellers need all the luck, positive energy, and blessings they can get.

Enter Judith Wendell – a Feng Shui expert and owner of Sacred Currents, a company that specializes in feng shui, space clearings, and creating vital and thriving environments.

Wendell started out with mostly small business owners and apartment dwellers, but she soon became popular among developers and commercial buildings.

Real Estate Weekly October 30, 2015
Read the Full Article:
http://rew-online.com/2015/10/30/superstitions-and-traditions-that-surround-home-buying-and-selling/

In 2012, when the Baccarat Hotel & Residences was just beginning to be built on West 53rd Street, the developers, Starwood Capital, had her bless the site, which had formerly been a beloved public library and then became a subject of controversy, developers wanted to bring good chi and energy to the space.

“In many cultures, there is always a ritual for honoring the land that is being disrupted, or what has gone on there in the past,” Wendell told Broker’s Weekly. “It’s recognizing that we’re not just bulldozing – there’s a connection to the Earth.”

Recently, a developer in Long Island City sought Wendell’s services for a site his company was working on, fearing that there might have been an old cemetery in the area, possibly an original Dutch burial ground. Wendell performed a “clearing” ceremony on the site, which involves “dousing,” a way of seeking out energy.

“When there is an energy, I focus on that particular area, be it a home or a site, and try to drill down a bit what the disturbance is about, and even if I don’t know that, I’ll do more clearing there,” she said.

In addition to Starwood, Wendell has worked with the Howard Hughes Corporation on sites in Hawaii and in the South Seaport.

Feng Shui is the 5,000-year-old practice of balancing energy flow in a particular space – and for apartments and homes, that means placing objects in an arrangement that best promotes good energy flow through the space.

Your 2015 Astrological Forecast for the Year of the Ram

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Year of the Ram

GOOD ADVICE by MOLLY GALLAGHER, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Thursday is the first day of the Lunar New Year—or Chinese New Year. And just like January 1 is a great time to take a deep breath and start anew, so is February 19.  Year of the Ram?

So what’s in store this year? Judith Wendell, an expert in Feng shui and Chinese astrology, says you can expect philanthropic vibes and loads of creativity during the Year of the Ram (which is also known as the Year of the Sheep or Goat). But in order to really reap the benefits, you should reflect on 2014 first.

“Whether it’s house cleaning, paying off debts, or clearing up misunderstandings, you want to try to get things done before the new year,” says Wendell. (Though if you can’t quite get to your vacuuming for another few days, that’s okay.)

The Chinese Zodiac gives every birth year an animal sign, which determines their astrological outlook. You’re a Ram if you were born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, or 2003. And you might be also be incredibly chic or cool—Catherine Deneuve and Mick Jagger are rams.

But no matter what sign you are, there are certain things everyone needs to know about how the Year of the Ram will affect you. Here’s what Wendell forecasts:

1. First things first. Is it the Year of the Ram? Sheep?! Goat? It’s all three. Several Asian cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, and they each refer to 2015 differently, explains Wendell. No one animal is right or wrong, the same things can be expected of all of them. “The goat, ram, and sheep are treated as similar animals,” she explains.

2. The creative juices will flow. If you’ve been dreaming about writing a novel, taking an art class, or if you work in a creative industry, 2015 is going to be stellar. “The ram is known as a very creative and intelligent sign,” Wendell says. “Creative types could thrive in the environment this year, as well as those pursuing creative endeavors.”

3. You may be feeling charitable. “[The ram] is considered to be the good Samaritan of the zodiac. Potentially, there will be more attention to the environment, and people will be more inclined to give back,” Wendell says. “Rams are good-natured and sensitive to beauty and balance.” So if you’ve had that charity organization on your to-do list for months, you may finally get yourself in gear to put in the hours.

4. Give a talisman for good luck. As a new year gesture, it’s good luck to gift a talisman of thebest friend affiliated with the lunar year animal, Wendell says.  The Ram’s best friend is thehorse. “When the ram sees its best friend, it’s elated and looks well upon the person carrying the horse,” she says. Think of it as impressing the ram by having friends in common. (But if you’re gifting to a friend who was born in the Year of the Rat or the Ox, a horse won’t do the trick. “They need a rabbit and a pig because a rabbit, pig, and ram create a harmony,” Wendell says.) —Molly Gallagher

For more information or to book a astrology session with Judith Wendell, visit www.sacredcurrents.com

http://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/chinese-astrology-year-of-the-ram/

Optimal Flow. The Feng Shui Compass

The compass, lo pan

We may no longer find it hard to pronounce, but its still easy to underestimate the power and complexity of feng shi.

By Adrea Renskoff

The Feng Shui Compass

Feng shui has made its way into everyday speech. We sometimes hear it used casually as a verb, e. g., “We really need feng shui our kitchen.” Or as an adjective, as in “This relaxation room has a feng shui vibe.” Such vague remarks end to reduce this ancient Chinese art/science to the shuffling of a few stick of furniture – and to it’s great disservice. Applied properly, the philosophy and practices of feng shui can nurture health, happiness and success.

Feng shui consultants draw on wisdom handed down for generations. An environment is oriented using two tools: the compass and the bagua.

The compass, or lo pan (“lo” meaning “everything” and “pan” meaning “bowl”) uses direction, such as which way a building faces, to empower energy patterns. This idea can be used figuratively as well: “We may also look at someone’s ming gua, a personal direction base on their birthday,” says Wendell.

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Is your apartment suffering from predecessor chi?

Article from: Full Access NYC

By Denise Oliveira July 18, 2014

PREDECESSOR CHI: These tips come from Sacred Currents founder Judith Wendell. Wendell is a Feng Shui consultant who has also studied neurosensory development. She has been hired by individuals – including Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay – and businesses – such as the Baccarat Hotels and Residences in midtown – to ensure that chi is flowing to their advantage in their offices and homes.

CLEANSING ENERGY

Moved out - predecessor chi

Because salt is a substance that absorbs negative energy, a good cleansing practice is to put salt in small bowls in various corners of your space and leave them there for 21 days, Wendell advises. “This helps absorb some of the residual energy, or predecessor chi, from previous tenants,” she says. “It helps get rid of the energy you’d rather not live with.” Be sure to discard the salt after 21 days.

Another cleansing ritual is to burn sage in your new space. “I use some resins from a cathedral in England, but sage will do,” Wendell said. [Editor’s note: make sure you know what you’re doing before you start burning things in your apartment. There are plenty of resources online to guide you.

To lift the chi – or energy – in your new space, cut up small pieces of orange peel and sprinkle them all around the periphery, Wendell instructs. An alternative with similar results is to purchase natural orange essence and spray it throughout the space.

A good way to cleanse and refresh your new space is to engage in a flower ritual. Wendell recommends getting three bouquets and placing one in each ‘critical area’ of your apartment, which includes the kitchen, bedroom and living room. Move the vases around every day for three days, so that at the end, each bouquet has spent a day in each room. “It’s a way to bring life force and color into your space,” Wendell said. “This will refresh your environment.”

Even if you skip all of the above, Wendell encourages everyone to do this, at the very least, when you move in: Open all the windows, and let as much fresh air in as possible.

Read full article on Full Access NYC
https://fullaccessnyc.com/2014/07/18/is-your-apartment-suffering-from-predecessor-chi/

Spa Wellness: Feng Shui Spaces

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Work Flow: Feng Shui Spaces. Day Spa Magazine

Promote a balanced environment by implementing some feng shui design strategies.

SPA WELLNESS: The ancient Chinese design tool of feng shui lends itself to healing spaces, and no one understands this better than Judith Wendell, feng shui expert and founder of Sacred Currents, a design consultancy based in New York City that’s dedicated to “creating vital and thriving environments.”

“The time-honored system of feng shui has been used for thousands of years to help us live in harmony with nature, and to increase the fortunes of businesses and the health and harmony of individuals and corporations,” says Wendell. “At the very least, I see feng shui as an ‘insurance plan’: you may not need it but you wouldn’t want to be without it.”

Feng (“wind”) shui (“water”) is applied to environments to facilitate the harmonious flow of energy or chi, thereby promoting health, happiness and prosperity. Assuming that creatures and things exist together as part of a natural order, feng shui maximizes that relationship via the strategic placement of objects and spaces. Experts in feng shui use a bagua, or chart of symbols representing principles of reality, to analyze a space and make recommendations that will maximize flow and allow for an optimal outcome.

The good news is, even if your spa was designed without a single feng shui principle in mind, there are changes you can make to increase its “feng shui quotient.” “The best part is that feng shui can be incorporated into any level of style, taste, budget or environment,” Wendell says. “For instance, one principle to follow is that a spa should give the arriving client reason to pause and take a breath—the space should feel like a break from the outside. This is accomplished by having an open and uncluttered environment. I call this a balance of yin and yang—yin, meaning the place feels restful, and yang, meaning it is alive and healthy.”

As a feng shui consultant, Wendell works with businesses at every stage of development, “from sourcing a site and initial architectural plans to tweaking an up-and-running spa that needs a boost,” she says. Among her projects was the spa at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City, where she worked to “energetically and visually connect our retail areas to the spa, which helped greatly to increase sales,” shares former Mandarin spa director Denise Vitiello.

Feng shui isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. “A highly effective adjustment in one spa may have little or even a negative effect in another,” explains Wendell. “How this translates into a particular spa and its style is the creative challenge of the feng shui consultant. Done professionally, feng shui adjustments should be seamless and not draw any particular attention to themselves.”

To locate your own feng shui expert, Wendell suggests visiting fengshuidirectory.com. Make sure your potential consultant is experienced in working with spas, and always ask for references.

View Full Article on Spa Wellness on, Day Spa Magazine at:
http://www.dayspamagazine.com/article/spa-wellness-feng-shui-spaces
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http://dayspamagazine.epubxp.com/i/210402-dec-2013/40

 

Your 2015 Zodiac Forecast for the Year of the Wood Horse

woman and horseGOOD ADVICE by SARAH SARWAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014

January 31, 2015 marks the Chinese New Year, and so begins the Year of the Wood Horse.

2015: Year of the Wood Horse. Every year, according to the Chinese Zodiac, one of 12 animals and 5 elements are paired up, setting the outlook for the coming months. Your birth year dictates your animal, with the Horse belonging to those born in 1961, 1978, 1990, 2002, for example, and 2014, of course.

The horse is known for it’s energetic and social personality, love of success, and iffy relationship with Taisui, the god of fortune. In combo with Wood, the energy-providing element, this year is slated to be one full of many fun social gatherings, as well as ever-changing finances. What does that mean for you?

Each Zodiac sign has an array of mainstay qualities that are influenced by the animal of the year. Rams, for example, should bump up their fitness regimen, while the Ox should double-check their finances.

Judith Wendell, Sacred Currents founder and Feng shui guru, has rounded up a Zodiac forecast with a full rundown on what’s in store for your year, from new sources of positive energy and reasons to spend more time with friends. She also advises on many “protection rituals” and good deeds to balance out your fate if your year shows anything inauspicious. —Sarah Sarway

http://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/your-2014-zodiac-forecast-for-the-year-of-the-wood-horse/