A Three-Minute Feng Shui Cure to Bring Success Energy

Some days life feels like a rat race. Lots of things in process but nothing really accomplished. I may not have had time for a real workout. I may not have eaten as healthy as I should have. I may not have written or got back to the clients who called or sat down to meditate. But when I enter my bedroom at the end of the day there’s one sight that gives me a feeling of accomplishment. And it took me just 3 minutes in the morning.

I made my bed.

A grand bedroom

I have found this to be one of the most important Feng Shui cures for success. When I see that made up bed I have a sense of peace. It means no matter what happened during the day there was a little order in my life. It means I didn’t oversleep nor did I crawl back into bed during the afternoon sometime. The dishes may be still in the sink, the laundry unfolded, and the dust bunnies may be roaming in the living room but I got one thing done.

The road to success is mostly a mental one. There are plenty of studies that show it’s not intelligence or education or even wealth that helps people achieve success. It’s mental attitude. It’s putting ourselves in the mental state to keep going, to put one foot in front of the other even when things don’t appear to be happening. At the end of the day I climb the staircase, flip on the light and I’m greeted with 15+ square feet of perfection and it feels good. Three minutes in the morning to make the bed helps me end the day on a positive note.

In the evening, as I pull back the covers I think about the people I met or spoke to during the day, souls I touched who touched mine. I think with gratitude about my life, my friends, my pets and my home. I think about tomorrow and I envision something that would make tomorrow great.

Your personal environment is more powerful than your willpower. In Feng Shui, we set up our personal space to support our goals. This can mean arranging the seating in the living room to promote better conversations. It can mean keeping junk food out of the pantry or out of the kitchen entirely. It can mean placing symbols of the opportunities we want to attract near the front door so we will recognize an opportunity when it presents itself.

Your personal environment affects your emotions. A house doesn’t have to be perfect to give you a lift. Sometimes an oasis of calm in a world of chaos is all we need to brighten our day. Try it for yourself tomorrow morning. When you get out of bed, make your bed. And if you’re a person who always makes your bed then take a few moments in the evening and appreciate the accomplishment. And at a cost of just three minutes of your time where can you find a better bang for your buck?

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Five Feng Shui Tips for Attracting Friendships

Great friends are a gift in this world. Those who have friends are happier, healthier and live longer. When you were young and in school finding friends seemed easier (though still had its challenges) but now in our busy lives how can you find and keep good friends?

Here are five Feng Shui tips for attracting friendships.

Add the color yellow to your living room. Many friendships are based on shared history and experience. Yellow is the color of memory and history. Look at adding the color yellow to the living room. This could be done through cut flowers or something more permanent like bright yellow throw pillows on the sofa. Consider hanging a picture that has yellow as a prominent color.

Display a picture of you with friends. Like attracts like and so even if the friends in the picture have moved away and you don’t see them often you can attract new friends by displaying a picture of you with old friends. These pictures remind your brain to seek out potential friendships when you’re out in the world.

Get a piece of turquoise. Turquoise is an opaque, lovely blue/green mineral often used in jewelry. It’s a healing stone that is said to attract friendship. You can display to the stone in your living room or you can find a piece to wear. Real turquoise will be stronger than imitation turquoise. So look for the good stuff.


Write a friendship bucket list. Make a list of activities you want to do with a friend. Perhaps you want to travel and you want to have someone go with you. Or maybe you want someone who you can phone up and talk about the events of the day. Maybe you want someone to go to the movies with. Make your list and then tape it to the back of a picture you have on display near your front door. When you see the picture you will be reminded of your list.


Get a friendship bracelet or necklace. Friendship jewelry are usually matched pairs or some interlocking symbol. Find a pair of friendship bracelets (or if you’re not a jewelry person look for matching key chains or a couple of special coins or other things that could be carried in a pocket). Place the two items on the table near your front door to remind your higher self that you are looking for a new friend.

Be ready. Feng Shui really works. And when someone suggests coffee or a movie consider saying “yes”.

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Full Moon on February 19, 2019 – Astrology Predictions for All Signs

There is a Full Moon on February 19, 2019, at 7:53 am PT. Here’s what’s in store for us for the next two weeks. (You can listen to the podcast or read the article below).

What is important to know about this Full Moon?

This is the Virgo/Pisces full moon, a time of healing and spiritual reflection. The Sun and Moon along with Chiron are at zero degrees. This is all about healing. It’s good to try different healing modalities whether they are for physical healing (like acupuncture) or spiritual healing (like journaling). Mercury has just slid past Neptune but is still under the influence. This can bring interesting dreams and visions. Consider doing a vision board now or updating the one you have. Venus sits between Saturn and Pluto. This can bring some challenges. You might feel some alone-time is needed. This is also a signal to be disciplined to achieve goals. And finally, Mars is in early Taurus, guiding you to take slow, deliberate action to bring comfort and prosperity.

How can you best work with this energy?

This is a good time to look at the Feng Shui of your home, especially your bedroom. The bedroom should be set up to promote sleep, rest and recovery and to be a place for intimacy with your partner. Consider putting these in order of priority. If rest and recovery are most important then the color green should be prominent. You may add plants to bring in more healing energy and oxygen. If sleep is important you can consider soft, pastel colors and play ambient sounds or nature sounds. If your sex life is what you want to focus on consider adding the color red and remove clutter to make the bed the main feature of the room.


There’s emphasis for the next two weeks on alone time. Look to spend some minutes in meditation. Actively reject negative thinking and allow yourself to envision a wonderful future. This will bring opportunities. Career improves when you focus on getting a finished project in front of managers or important people. Financially this is a potentially strong month when you take deliberate, focused action. Love relationships can be a bumpy as you are caught in the middle of a disagreement not of your own making.


The focus during this period is on friendships especially making new friends and finding new groups to consider supporting. Speak positively around coworkers and only give advice right now when asked. Contracts can be considered and signed after a careful reading. Don’t hesitate to negotiate for better terms, luck is on your side. This can be a period of high energy for you. Check important things off your list with deliberate action. During the next two weeks you may learn a secret about your love partner that reveals more about who they really are.


For Gemini natives the emphasis is on home and family. You have new energy here and you may be moving or someone may be moving in or moving out. It’s a good idea to spell out the terms of any agreements so there’s no doubt of intentions. This will stop misunderstanding later. Careful attention to finances and investments pays off. This is a good time to stick to a budget and to look for passive income sources. You also would benefit from more sleep. Review your nighttime routine and make adjustments. Relationships of all kinds, improve in the next two weeks.


Cancer natives will feel this energy in communications. You may have to tell someone something you’ve been holding back but if you envision a happy outcome it will go much better than you expect. People in your life, especially a romantic partner, are asking you for more. You may feel you’ve given plenty already. But look to see what they are really asking for and give them that rather than what you feel they need. Some work on your goal-setting or future plans is beneficial now. Just the action of writing down the results you want and the path you plan to take will help bring opportunities.


You can make more money by focusing your energies towards creative ways to generate income. This is a good time to change passwords on bank and investment accounts. You can ask for a raise at work during this period. Build a case for it by listing all your accomplishments and contributions. But also know this may bring you more projects and work as management feels you must “earn” the increase. This is a good period to look at habits and routines and edit them to only ones that support you and your goals. A relationship brings you a surprise and a smile to your face.


For the next two weeks self-care is what’s important. Look at who is supportive in your life and spend time with those people. This a good time to get a massage or do other health-promoting activities. Children are asking for more attention now and may cost you extra time and money. A creative project can be completed with satisfying results. This may be related to school or something you’re studying independently. Misunderstandings are possible now but can be cleared up with a few well-chosen words.


Rest, recovery and sleep are very important during these two weeks. Your busy schedule is keeping you hopping but you are much less effective if you’re overly tired. There is a lot of activity around the home. You may be moving or doing a deep declutter. This is a good month to sell off excess and make a little side income. A healing is taking place with an important relationship. Look to forgive first rather than waiting for an apology. And then let it go.


The energy of friendships and your place in society is highlighted now. Think about what mark you want to make in this world. A misunderstanding can lead to a disagreement with a child but this can be remedied by finding a win/win option. This is a good period to do writing and other creative work on a schedule. This will bring you a strong sense of accomplishment. If you’re looking for love, this is a good time to be out in the world. Those already in a love relationship benefit from spending quality time together.


For you, Sagittarius native, there is a lot new energy around career. You may have the opportunity to start a new job or a large new project. There’s some confusion possible at this time. Get instructions in writing and you’ll find success later. Your money can grow when you give your finances some attention. A written budget is helpful now as well as reviewing reoccurring expenses. You may find a renewed interest in exercise or a physical activity. There’s a visit possible from someone you care about to your home.


Your spiritual connection is strong now and you benefit from adding practices into your daily life to keep it strong. This could be prayer, meditation or lighting candles. Let go of negative thinking and insecurities. instead trust yourself. This is a good time to focus energies on self-care. Eat healthy and exercise daily if possible. Raise your standards of what you’ll accept in your own behavior in this regard. That said, do something fun now. Find a loved one and look for pleasant activities to do together. If the weather allows be out in nature.


Finances can improve. Money owed to you may be repaid. You also have the opportunity to have a secondary source of income come through. But keep an eye on your dollars now. There can be some confusion in a payment that end up costing you money. You are perhaps being too hard on yourself. You need to balance discipline with celebrations of success. Make sure you take some time off during the next two weeks. A project for the home is a good idea now. A small investment will pay off big later. Notice that someone close to you really does value what you do for them.


Relationships are the focus now. If you’re looking for love you need to be clear with others and the Universe about your goal. A person may be offering what you want while you run in a different direction. Your future is bright and yet you may be feeling dark clouds on the horizon. Don’t spend too much time watching negative events in the world that are far away from you. A day trip or going to a favorite local spot is good for you now. A happy encounter with a neighbor or sibling is possible and it really makes your day.

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Feng Shui Success Cure for 2019: The Hourglass


Do you want success in 2019?

My #1 cure suggestion for the year is an hourglass.

There is so many opportunities for making money and connections this year but the biggest obstacle is letting time pass without taking action. You are busy and have a long list of things to do but if you don’t put what’s important to you at the top of the list then days, weeks, and months just go by without progress and without you reaching your goals.

2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig

In a Pig year, people want to sit on the sofa and binge watch Netflix and then there’s the energy of the Yin Earth element of stillness and waiting. An hourglass holds sand (Yin Earth) and as you watch the sand go through the narrow part of the hourglass one grain at a time you’re reminded to do one thing at a time. One action follows another and then another and another. This is what will bring success in 2019.

Place your hourglass where you need to be reminded to take action. This might be next to the TV remote control or wherever in the house you’re tempted to avoid doing the important things in your life.

To see my predictions for 2019 check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DonnaStellhorn

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Top Five Favorite Feng Shui Wealth Remedies

After several decades of teaching Feng Shui students and helping thousands of clients here’s a list of my favorite Feng Shui remedies for personal finance, career and wealth.

#5 – Sweeping the Porch – As I’ve said many times, your front door is the entry point for all new energy whether you use that door or not. So it’s a good idea to maintain your front entrance. Sweep your porch by sweeping from the door outwards. While you do this, visualize negative or stale energy being swept out of the house. Shake out your welcome mat or if your welcome mat is old and dirty consider replacing it. When the porch is clean, visualize new opportunities for money and career coming to you.

If you don’t have a porch because your apartment has an hallway entrance then you can stimulate the energy by cleaning the door itself. Also, if your apartment complex allows it, consider hanging a wreath or other decoration on the door.

Lovely Front Porch

#4 – Moving a Cure – Cures work best when they are fresh and new. But you don’t have to constantly be buying new cures. You can refresh the ones you have by taking the item down, dusting or cleaning it and putting it in a new spot.

I had a client who had a pair of Lucky Money Fish (see #3) and she hung it by her front door. The clients poured in almost to the point of overwhelmed. But a month later, she called me and said, “it’s not working anymore”. This is to be expected. We become accustomed to a shift in energy very quickly. We adapt. “No problem”, I said. And I had her move the cure to the Wealth area of her home and payments started rolling in again. A month later I checked in with her and again the positive energy seemed to be fading. I advised her to place the cure again at her front door. Moving a good cure will stimulate the energy.

Bagua Compass - Finding Your Wealth Area

#3 – Lucky Money Fish – This is one of my favorite cures for bringing abundance. In Chinese the word for “abundance” sounds like the word for “fish”. This is what connects these two words. Lucky Money Fish are a symbol of “having so much money you have left over money”. They are always displayed in pairs and can be placed near the front door, in the office or in the Wealth area of the home.

Lucky Money Fish

#2 – Coins on the Window Sill – Coins are a universal symbol of wealth. They activate the principle of “like attracts like”. Place stacks of coins on your window sill in your kitchen or home office. For an added bonus, notice when the cat knocks the coins on the floor, that’s a message to pay attention to your finances or do some marketing for new clients. Here’s a video about Chinese Coins in Feng Shui. https://youtu.be/XQ2shyG2l08

Chinese Coins

#1 – The Lucky Money Cat with Your List of Goals Underneath – For many of my clients this has been one of the most effective remedies for bringing in career opportunities and money. Using the typical Lucky Money Cat (with or without moving arm) place a list of your goals underneath the cat. Check your goals about once a week, removing goals that have been achieved and adding new goals as they come up (to a maximum of five goals at a time). He’s a Money Cat so goals should be around finance, career and business. Here’s a video about the Lucky Money Cat. https://youtu.be/VHIUxqIeX50

Lucky Money Cat

Let me know what you think of this list. And please checkout my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/DonnaStellhorn


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Moon Signs: 4 reasons why you want to know yours

Your Moon tells you more about yourself than your Sun sign: In fact, your Moon sign describes your needs and wants more deeply than any other single point in your chart.

Here are four reasons why knowing your Moon sign is so very helpful… almost crucial.

Moon Phases

  1. Your Moon sign describes what makes you feel safe, what brings you comfort, how you connect with others and what makes you happy. Your Moon tells you how you like to “nest”, what makes a place feel like home. The Moon describes your upbringing and the connection you have to your past. It’s key to discovering the skills and blocks you carry from your childhood.
  2. Your Moon predicts how things will go. Your Moon sign is a better predictor of how things will go on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. If you read your daily horoscope, try reading your Moon sign instead of the typical Sun sign. You’ll find not only the predictions will be more accurate, but the information will be more helpful to your growth and happiness.
  3. Your Moon motivates you to take action. Your Moon sign is often the point of motivation as it’s the center of fight or flight. While Mars is the planet of action it’s often an emotional need, the Moon, that gets us off the sofa. The Moon points us to what we need and away from things that we perceive bring pain. Understanding your Moon and how it’s guiding you will help you stop banging into blocks. The Moon tells you instead, how to move forward in your life with ease.
  4. Your Moon helps you find compatibility. Your Moon sign is the main factor in connecting with another. While you may not know the other person’s Moon sign, if you know your own Moon then you will be able to see how compatible your Moon sign is (your needs) with their Sun sign (their ego or sense of self). Have you been in a relationship before where your needs weren’t met? This is often caused by a lack of understanding of how your Moon and their Sun are interacting. Once you have this information you can work with the energies to help bridge the gap between what they want and what you need.

Want to know more about your Moon sign? Check out the webinar on this very topic. The Magic of Your Moon


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When Your Feng Shui Prosperity Cure Falls on the Floor

I opened the front door and there it was on the floor – my coin string. The string of Chinese coins strung together with a bright red cord, topped with an intricate knot was now prostrate on the floor. The loop at the top didn’t fit around the door knob and so I had hung the coin string with a rubber band. The band had broke and it lay dried and torn on the floor along with my prosperity cure.

Feng Shui Coin String

This is a sign.

Yes, rubber bands get old and they break. But also energy cures get weaker and need to be reenergized every once in a while. When something happens a Feng Shui prosperity cure, one you’ve placed specifically to attract money, it’s time to take action.

It doesn’t matter what caused the cure to fall. The cat could have been playing with it and knocked it off the door knob. Or the child of a friend could have removed it when they were over visiting. Or sometimes the fairies just take things. It’s not important HOW it happened but that it happened.

Chinese Feng Shui Coin String

It’s on the floor now to get our attention.

Now is the time to revive the prosperity energy in the house. Feng Shui cures are like an acupuncturist’s needles, they stimulate the flow of energy. But in our homes, neighborhoods, and towns energy can move, shift or dwindle.

If this happens to you and the item is undamaged (which in this case it is, just needs a new rubber band) then clear the item by smudging. (Here’s my website on how to smudge if you want information).

Then set your intention. Feng Shui cures are not magical on their own. They trigger energies within us to attract what we want. So we set our intention by hanging coin strings and stating to the Universe what we want.

If the cure falls several times over a short period of time then I know there’s a bigger issue at hand. I have a client who was lighting a candle in her wealth corner every day for prosperity but over the course of a week her husband blew out the candle one day, and then because he was seen doing it, the kids copied him and blew out the candle whenever they saw it lit. This tied in directly to my client’s prosperity issue. She wants to bring more money into the household but is feeling stressed about leaving the kids and husband to fend for themselves. She realized her best solution is to find a work-at-home opportunity. And it didn’t take her long. Next week she’s starting to do marketing for a small local restaurant chain and will be working almost entirely at home via video conference.

Of course a cure doesn’t have to fall to the ground to need your TLC. If you’ve had a cure up for many months, if it’s covered in dust, it probably needs a reboot. Clean it, clear it and set the intention.

Let me know if you’ve had some interesting experiences with your Feng Shui cures. Leave me a message in the comment section below.

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My Favorite Productivity Tool: Keys-To-Go by Logitech

I’m sitting outside a local Coffee Bean doing some writing. I do this a lot. I find coffee shops easy to write in. There’s just enough noise but none of the distractions I find at home like “I wonder if it’s possible to make grain-free coconut flour pancakes”. It is. And quite delicious but that doesn’t help me get writing done.

One tool that has increased my writing productivity is the Keys-To-Go keyboard by Logitech.

Keys-To-Go Keyboard by Logitech

This is one of the best tech purchases I’ve made the last few years. This is a well-spaced, full-size keyboard that connects to my phone through Bluetooth. The keys on this keyboard are spaced so perfectly that I have no trouble transitioning from my keyboard at home to this light-weight version a couple times a day. And typing on this keyboard feels great. There’s a satisfying squishiness and click that lets me know I’ve pressed the key.

Keys-To-Go Keyboard by Logitech side view

Now I never have to lug a laptop around (which mine is dinasour and weights about as much). The Keys-to-Go fits in my purse. The “skin” of the keyboard protects it from spills and I use a regular phone charger to charge it.

I never thought I would be one to write my books and blog on my phone. But now if I find I’m away from the office and between clients I can slip into a coffee shop and get a chapter or a blog post done. That’s amazingly helpful to me. Plus I’ve met so many people who’ve stopped to ask me about the keyboard.

For creative writing on my phone I use Gmail. At first I tried to use my regular word program for writing (mine is Open Office Writer) but that was too cumbersome on the phone. So I just write myself an email. Then at back in my office I transfer my text to my word program or add it to my manuscript already in progress.

I also use it to write emails and texts. If I have a long text answer to send to a client I pull out the keyboard. With a push of a button it instantly links to my phone.

The only complaint, if I was to have one, is the one I got doesn’t hold a charge for the month like many of the reviews said. When I first started using it I could end up at a coffee shop all ready to write and find I had a dead keyboard. But now I just charge it every day and I haven’t had any trouble with it since.

I know this isn’t my usual type of post but if you’ve found this information helpful or you would like to know other things I do to make it possible for me to put out two books a year plus have a full schedule of clients and classes please let me know in the comments below.

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Why You May Not Be Like Your Sun Sign

Often when people find out I’m an Astrologer they treat me to a speech on how they are not like their sign.

Libras tell me they are happiest when they are out of a relationship, Geminis say they like to just listen and Capricorns want to stay home and take care of the kids.

There’s a reason for this.

We are not automatically our Sun Sign.

We are learning our Sun Sign.

Often times we read the meaning of our Sun Sign and it’s a whole list of things we don’t do. In fact depending on your age, you are likely to exhibit characteristics of the opposite sign. So Virgos demonstrate strong psychic ability like they are Pisces and Aquarians step up to lead like they are Leos.

Astrology Signs

As we get older and after many lessons we learn how to do our Sun Sign. We see the value in those aspects of ourselves. Over time Sagittarius natives begin to teach and travel. Cancer natives learn to cook and nurture themselves. Taurus natives settle down and start to get comfortable that they will always attract financial security. Scorpios embrace their power and begin to feel safe. Aries stops waiting and bravely take initiative.

So when you read the description of your sign and don’t feel it fits try reading the opposite sign. (See list below). Notice how much of the opposite sign you’re manifesting. Then go back and read your own sign. If you will embrace those qualities, the qualities of your Sun Sign, you will find it is a true path to happiness and success.

Opposite Signs

Aries – Libra

Taurus – Scorpio

Gemini – Sagittarius

Cancer – Capricorn

Leo – Aquarius

Virgo – Pisces

Want to know more about Astrology and your chart? Contact me through my website at www.fengshuiform.com.

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When an Eclipse Falls on Your Birthday (or really close to it).

About every six months we get the astrological big event – eclipses. Eclipses signal a time of change. What that change will be is based on where the eclipse falls in your chart. It can be anywhere from a small shift (like having an amazing realization) to complete upheaval in your life (loss of job, loss of relationship, loss of home, etc.). By far the biggest change comes when the eclipse hits your Sun.

How would you know if this eclipse (or any eclipse) is hitting your sun? It’s easy. If your birthday is five days before the eclipse or less or if your birthday is five days after the eclipse or less then you’ve been hit.

For example if the eclipse is on January 10 and you and all your friends birthdays fall between January 5 and January 15 you’re all getting hit. January 4 and January 16 birthdays – you’ve just been grazed.

Here’s a link to the dates of eclipses, scroll down to see the next set of eclipses: https://cafeastrology.com/eclipsessolarlunar.html

So you’re getting hit. Now what?

Within the next few months (or less) your life will dramatically change. The possibilities are:

  • a shift in a love relationship
  • a change in your finances
  • the loss of a vehicle
  • changing residences
  • having someone move in or move out
  • a change in relationship with an adult child
  • a change in your health
  • a divorce
  • starting a new relationship
  • credit card fraud
  • lawsuit
  • failing an important test
  • loss of job
  • fight with a close friend
  • resuming a bad habit or addiction

But eclipses, while bringing this dramatic change, also bring a gift. Most people look back a few months later and find they are much better off for having gone through the change.

You find:

  • your relationship is now stronger or you are now free to find a better relationship
  • you find new sources of income and support
  • you get a new vehicle or find they don’t need a vehicle at all
  • you move to a better place
  • the home is better for all when the person moved in or out
  • your relationship with your adult child is stronger
  • you start to really take care of your health
  • you complete the divorce and are now ready for a real love relationship
  • you now guard and protect your credit
  • you find you can fight a lawsuit
  • you learn how to study for tests
  • you find a better job
  • you either get a stronger relationship with your friend or you find a new friend
  • after the relapse back into addiction you emerge more determined and stronger

Yes, it’s a growth period. The benefits are all on the back end. As you’re going through it try to remember the eclipse will make you better. It’s a storm you’ll get through and once through you’ll know you are a better sailor.

For you more advanced students of Astrology: You can expect change if the eclipse squares or opposes your Sun (with a 5 degree orb). So based on the example of a January 10 eclipse in Capricorn, it would also affect Aries (April 5 to April 15), Cancer (July 5 to July 15) and Libra (October 5 to October 15).

If you want to know more about your chart, let me know. Private sessions are available.

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