This is more of a Feng Shui Bedroom consult, but the astrology and house witchery is super relevant. I (with my Libra Sun, Scorpio Moon and Aqua Ascendant) live with my partner (a delightful Gemini Sun, Libra Moon). We live in a spacious 1940s pier-and-beam house, which means it’s elevated with only air and the occasional opossum underneath. There is another roommate who is moving out at the end of the month, and we’re excited to move into his room due to it being the largest in the house.
However, I’ve been on a Feng Shui Bedroom kick as of late, wanting to freshen everything up for the New Year. I’ve got House Witchery on repeat, and I walk around with a cloth drenched in lemon and baking soda solution. I’ve recently learned our bed directions are all messed up. In our current configuration, the bed is placed with two sides against the wall, which I have heard ruins communication between partners. I am perennially tired (which I often blame on the quality of our mattress but could perhaps be an energy issue?) and have been having the wonkiest dreams about crappy relationship situations even though we’re super happy and doing well. Is it like astral poison or something? Absolutely awful.
In the new bedroom, we have the choice of placing the bed against the wall, facing an auspicious direction for both of us, or placing it centered (balanced!), facing an inauspicious direction and with an a/c and heating vent right over our chests. A choice I am obviously agonizing over – do I want my bed properly “balanced” with space on each side (my Libra senses are tingling), or do I prefer not to have gross recirculated air blowing at our upper bodies all night long?
I’m sure you’ve noticed an air situation already – well there’s more! The bedroom has two doors on opposing sides that face each other, creating what’s essentially an artificial draft – although one of these doors will likely remain closed most of the time. If we place the bed in any other way than the ones described above, it will be in between these doors. Our bed is also made of metal bars which are apparently terrible as well.
So all in all, my question is: is there such a thing as too much air? And, is it detrimental to two very very airy people? Should we spend our evenings in the yard with our bare feet planted in soil?
Thank you, as always, for making your house witchery insights so accessible,
Dear Gassed Libra,
I love these sorts of questions! I have also asked my fabulous Feng Shui woman to comment on this question. So, yes Air People need Air, and anyone needs a high-quality mattress. Sleep is Saturn In Capricorn Strategy Number One. It is vital and a process that was afforded its deities and temples in ancient days, for a good reason. It is when you clear out or recalibrate your psyche, reboot the brain and manufacture vital hormones and disease-fighters. It’s also when you access realms that you cannot reach in the waking hours. So before you even think about bed placement, upgrade the bed situation!
Elementally, I think that you ideally have the right balance of elements and I would go for whatever provided optimal air flow. I am not sure the ‘auspicious direction’ school of thought is that accurate. Anyone can look up the generic auspicious directions for their Feng Shui online, but that’s like – say – knowing you are a Gemini but nothing else about your birth chart energies at all. The Feng Shui version of this is that you get the Flying Stars for your house/office done and then worry about directions. Sleeping in a good energy Flying-Star wise, on a quality bed is the priority.
It’s financially impractical to stay stop everything, get a new bed, hire a Feng Shui Bedroom person and get your Flying Stars. But ultimately, that’s the optimal solution. And if you’re having shit dreams, don’t stay in that position! Also, as an Aquarius Rising person, you’ve got Uranus blasting toward your Home Zone! So, you likely won’t feel grounded until Uranus gets back into Taurus. And, depending on when Uranus crosses into your fourth house (check it with my transits report, if you don’t know), you’re going to be innovating your power lair like crazy!
Congrats on having such strong House Witchery consciousness! We are living in geopolitically stressful times with – in many cases – out of touch leadership. We can’t control dystopian societal syndromes but we can (1) do good where we can and spend our $$ wisely. (2) reign over our home domain and turn it into a witched up supportive and tranquil sanctuary. Or if you also work there, a humming along hive of 21st Century health and industry. Both?
What does everyone else think? And who’s got Kondo Fever? I am already an extreme minimalist but I find her super inspirational. She is Libra: Sun conjunct Mercury!