Guest Blog by Valerie Delong

Valerie is the owner of Feng Shui Concepts, she is a Certified Feng Shui
Practitioner, a student of the Nine Harmonies School of Feng Shui under Carol Bridges.  She has studied under Master Lin Yun, founder of the BTB school of feng shui, as well as other experts in the field of feng shui.You can find Val at

Every year the earth goes through a cycle of four seasons; the earth does its thing and we have the experience of living in and through them.  There is an overall pattern to the whole cycle – spring, summer, fall and winter – yet within this are many variances.  Winters are cold and summers are hot, yet there are many degrees of temperatures within these seasons.
For instance, this month is Daylight Savings Time.  Humans manipulate time (but that’s a whole different subject!).  We change our clocks based on the point in the cycle having to do with the sunrise – another cycle called 24 hours.  And it happens twice a year, spring and fall. 
In feng shui, each season has a particular energy and there are things that are more auspicious to do in one season than another.  Spring is the time to plant, not only seeds but ideas; it’s a time of budding trees and budding imaginations and all things creative, even relationships.  If you’ve ever had a case of “spring fever,” you know what I mean.
Then comes summer, which is the time for implementing and working with the seedlings, the ideas that have begun to spring forth.  It’s the time to nurture and develop things, make them healthy and prepare them for the next season, which is fall.  Fall is the time to harvest what is now ripe for the table; we now eat or partake of the foods or ideas that we have so lovingly nurtured to this point.  Fall is for feasting and reaping the rewards of all our hard work.

The last season of the cycle is winter, a time of hibernation, not only for animals but also for humans (for are we not animals in a larger sense?).   During this season, you may have found ideas difficult to get off the ground if you try to “spring” them before they’re ready.  Winter is the time for looking back on all we’ve accomplished (put up the harvest), celebrate our successes and learn the gifts from things challenging.  We are in the process of gathering new seeds to plant again in the spring.
When we go with the flow of the seasons and attempt to live in sync with this as much as possible, our lives are, for the most part, smooth.  So when something rubs against where you’re going or what you’re doing, step back and check in to see if you are in flow with the cycle of it…it’s “good feng shui!”