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2017-Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Animals, Chinese Astrology, Featured, Inspiration | 0 comments

by Karen Abler Carrasco
Had enough “monkeying around?” Are you starting to feel the big adventures and choices of last year unravel into a hundred annoying details to get the same results?  That’s because the Yin Fire Rooster year is HERE NOW! The shift in energies can already be felt strongly, well before the official January 28th, 2017 start date. Some Chinese New Years’ energies take the first few months to shift our focus and realign our momentum, especially the yin ones. This yin year, however, announced itself “at the crack of dawn,” just like the Rooster itself.
Suddenly, in the midst of all the new explorations and projects into which the curious, insatiable Yang Fire Monkey year of 2016 lured us, we find ourselves getting bogged down with the mechanics of daily life. The forward momentum stutters and slows; our questing attention is corralled by the mundane. The people around us seem to press in on our sensations more keenly, their opinions feel more strident. Making and keeping appointments requires more effort. Even just getting food and preparing it seems to take more time and be more worrisome. 

Yet, we are also more touched by the small everyday kindnesses we witness, and there is a growing, unifying wave of togetherness. If you pay closer attention this year, you will actually feel your tender heart expanding, growing more confident in making little overtures of love to everyone around you. 


Welcome to the paradoxes of the Yin Fire Rooster Year, 2017. It will be a year of plummeting inward (yin rooster) while expanding outward (fire element) at the same time.  Both the monkey and the rooster years are about “me”, “my” and “mine,” with one important difference: while the monkey can’t help but follow the path that pricks its curiosity regardless of who else is in the way, the rooster feels deeply its responsibilities to the entire barnyard. The rooster tends to the roost, and the flock who lives there. To any problem or task that needs doing, the rooster says “If not me, then who?” Remember the tale of the Little Red Hen? “Who will help me make the bread?” she asked. And then she did it herself. However, contrary to the traditional ending of that story, where the industrious hen refused to share her final product with the lazy farm folk who didn’t contribute, this year’s fire element warms everyone’s hearts, and sharing feels better, and more secure, than hoarding.​

The Rooster year is yin, even though an actual rooster may appear more yang with his flashy stance and loud crowing. That cockiness, however, is serving to secure his own small, internal, yin world. The rooster is picky and critical, so the Rooster year is a finicky one. In it, we become overly sensitive to anything that comes near to our own sphere of influence. We can transform this into a positive quality by steadfastly remaining focused locally, letting the global arena take care of itself. The “roosters” that live in those distant areas will hopefully be doing the same, so we must trust them to take care of their own “barnyards” while we husband ours. There is certainly more than enough work to do to feed our own communities. Start scratching the rich ground for resources and peck away at local problems. 

This year, concentrate and dole out your energy, or ch’i, wisely. We will be diving into the inner realm of emotion, and feeling compelled to focus on the “up close and personal” aspects of our lives. It will be a year of defining our boundaries, refining the details, strengthening our supports, cleaning out the “bugs” and putting things into a certain order. Be impeccable. The pun in that has great meaning here–be un-peck-able. Make things water tight, error-proof, ship shape. The more you refine and perfect your affairs–finances, relationships, health, career, possessions, the stronger and more profound your position in life becomes. The Rooster character loves elegance in all things, so refine every arena of your life and every object in it. Lavish your time and attention on completing any task to the best of your ability and take delight in adding small touches of Beauty to each. 

This is not the same thing as decluttering. It is a call to scrutinize absolutely everything that you rely on for life and happiness. How sturdy are your underpinnings–housing, vehicles, savings, etc.? How smoothly do your daily routines flow? How healthy are your sources of food and friendship? This is the year to pour more loving, nurturing ch’i into the things that truly sustain you. For example, how well do you know your immediate neighbors? If you are like most U.S. citizens, not well enough. What if there were a disaster of some sort? You would WISH to gather family and close friends to you, but the reality is that those strangers next door would be the ones on hand to help and collaborate for survival.  

This yin Fire year means our deeper heart leads the way. Use it for discerning what to keep and what to let go. Expand it by opening up to everyone you encounter throughout your day. Share your feelings about your experiences and ask others to share theirs. Learn to enjoy hearing divergent opinions, realizing that the more variety a community supports with loving kindness and tolerance, the greater its security grows. The more our neighbors feel loved and secure, the safer and more happy we all become. Harmonious living for all can grow exponentially from just one instigator—the Yin Fire Rooster, year 2017. This Rooster greets the new day with all the elegance, strength and vibrancy of its entire being, in service to the community. Let us all do the same. 



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Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Career & Business, Ch'i, Events, Featured | 0 comments


Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training

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Online Lectures + Personalized Support + Live Coaching Calls + Private Teacher/Student Forum + Professional Certification


The Essential Feng Shui® Practitioner Training teaches you all of the skills you need to become a confident, successful EFS practitioner. It is customized to allow you to:
  • Study at your pace
  • Meet with Terah Kathryn Collins and WSFS instructors each week during live coaching calls
  • Connect with your instructors and fellow classmates whenever you wish via our private teacher/student forum.
Both high-tech and high-touch, we offer you the freedom to study at your own pace while enjoying real-time connections with your teachers and classmates.

Become an Essential Feng Shui Practitioner and:

  • Establish your own professional practice as an Essential Feng Shui Practitioner
  • Add the designation of Essential Feng Shui Practitioner to your current credentials
  • Increase your revenue
  • Broaden your professional skill-set
  • Partner with other specialists to offer your Essential Feng Shui skills to their clients
  • Be an Essential Feng Shui leader in your community
  • Help people create happy, healthy, prosperous lives

Upon registration, you receive: 

* A personal Welcome from Terah Kathryn Collins to share and explore your individual Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training goals and aspirations

  • Over 50 hours of in-class video lectures with Terah and WSFS instructors, teaching every specialized skill you need to become a confident, successful Essential Feng Shui professional.– see the complete list of videos and their topics below
  • Complimentary listings in the Essential Feng Shui Consultant Directory for referrals to your local community and around the world
  • Real-time videos of Terah Kathryn Collins consulting with Essential Feng Shui® clients
  • Terah’s introductory audio program to download into your Feng Shui library
  • All the tools and support you need to bring Essential Feng Shui into homes, work spaces, and landscapes
  • Over 100 pages of handouts, charts, exercises, and instructions
  • Alumni-only marketing guidance, online support center, special announcements, quarterly newsletters, and updated handouts and materials
  • Weekly live coaching calls with Terah and WSFS instructors, to discuss your progress and answer your questions, recorded and archived if you’re not able to join live
  • A private Facebook group for Essential Feng Shui Practitioners to connect with other practitioners around the world
  • The growing Essential Feng Shui library of coaching and conference calls
  • Detailed instructions and personal support to help you complete your Final Projects
  • Private phone call or video conference with a WSFS mentor to review and discuss your Final Projects
  • Your Certificate of Achievement as an Essential Feng Shui® Practitioner – the highest standard of Feng Shui education currently available in the Western World
  • Your name and website listed on the Graduates page of

Here’s our course syllabus:

  • Practitioner-level study of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements as they are expressed in home, office, and landscape environments. How to recognize, work with and balance Yin and Yang qualities, as well as the expressions of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water to transform any environment.
  • The proper use of basic and personalized Feng Shui tools. Practical application of Ch’i enhancing items that we  rely on to bring vital energy and balance into an environment.
  • The Bagua as an in-depth study of the I Ching applied to structure. Learn how to map the Bagua in any environment and to discern existing patterns that hinder or help Ch’i flow.
  • In-depth instruction and demonstrations on working with rooms in homes and workplaces, including foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and offices. Learn how to enhance Ch’i flow in all rooms in a structure, as well as how to work with the priorities of comfort and safety. Also, how to address the challenges of garages, storage areas, ceiling heights, staircases, lighting, windows, doors, corners and room usage.
  • Working with businesses. Incorporating Feng Shui in retail and business settings, from small shops to large office buildings.
  • Space Clearing with the Five Elements. Developing the tools and know-how to clear spaces of stagnant or negative energies.
  • Feng Shui in landscaping. Guiding peoples’ landscaping choices, as well as the placement of features such as water, trees, gardens, pathways, fencing, decks, patios, etc.
  • Feng Shui assessment of surrounding environmental features, including streets, other buildings, neighbors, land and property shapes, and general location.
  • Marketing from the Inside Out – creating a successful practice that supports and enhances a balanced lifestyle.

Want more information?  

Read on to get better acquainted with our one-of-a-kind Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training!

This is a goal I’ve had for so long. The training, support and inspiration that the WSFS teachers & staff have given to their students is exceptional. I feel encouraged and blessed by all of it. Many many thanks to all of you for giving me, and all of your students, this remarkable opportunity. 
Love to all of you, Karen SG

I received my Certificate of Achievement in the mail yesterday!! I can’t wait to hang it up! Thank you so much for everything – you are all such amazing women, and I am so thankful for everything the school has given me and will continue to give me.

Love, Bre-An 

The Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training changes lives…

Feng Shui Live CLassesBecoming a professional Essential Feng Shui Practitioner requires an on-going commitment to learning a whole new way of viewing the world. The Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training includes everything you need to become a confident, results-producing professional. From online lectures to live coaching and group mentoring, this is an all-inclusive support network, dedicated to your personal growth and professional success.


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Events Offered by WSFS Alumni

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Audio & Video, Featured, Relationship Tips, Terah, Your Life | 0 comments

Do you love to learn in a classroom environment? Do you want to become an Essential Feng Shui Practitioner? This training is for you! Join Essential Feng Shui teacher Anita Adrain in Red Deer, Alberta Canada or Essential Feng Shui teacher Rosanne Rusnock in Sedona, Arizona as they facilitate the EFS Practitioner-level video lectures presented by best-selling author and founder of the Western School of Feng Shui, Terah Kathryn Collins, and WSFS instructors.
Now you can immerse yourself in 6 days of live, intensive learning with an intimate group of kindred spirits to become a Certified Essential Feng Shui Practitioner. 


You’ll also receive:
  • Terah’s introductory audio program to get you started
  • Access to our weekly coaching calls, where you can have your EFS questions answered by Terah and WSFS teachers
  • Entry into our private student/teacher EFS Facebook community, to share images & discussions with fellow classmates and WSFS teachers.
  • Access to our alumni-only webpage, packed with helpful information, archived coaching calls, and much more
  • Over 100 downloadable handouts
and scroll to view our 2 upcoming LIVE trainings!

Join us LIVE in Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA

May 1-6, 2017

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May 15-20, 2017

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May 15-20, 2017

4 Payments of $559

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21 Days to the Love of Your Life!

Serious about finding love?  Doctor, author, and EFS Practitioner kac young is too!  Her 21 Days to the Love of Your Life audio course is a time-tested, unbeatable process and your key to attracting and enjoying the Love of your Life. This course is both practical and magical, and works for men and women of all                                                       ages and walks of life.

Click Here to Learn More about the 21 Days Audio Course and to Register!

“I am on day 4 of my 21 days and love the affirmations. I’ve been putting the timer on for 45 minutes each day. The words and sometimes tears are flowing out of me…”  

– Laura S.

Listen to Terah and kac discuss 21 Days to the Love of Your Life in this fantastic interview!

  If you need help or have questions, please email us at or call 760-828-0128

Love in All the Right Spaces-Live Webinar

Offered by WSFS alumna Lisa Law

February 25th
10-11:30 am
The New England Institute of Holistic Studies

Are you ready for romance in 2017? Would you like to strengthen an existing loving relationship? Then, this webinar is your special Valentine’s treat! Lisa will help you use Feng Shui to attract positive energy for your relationships. You’ll see how room arrangement, colors, textures, and furnishings can make a big difference in how you and your significant other feel in your spaces. She’ll introduce you to a Feng Shui tool called the Bagua and show where the Love and Marriage aspect of life is held energetically in your spaces. She’ll then help you make meaningful changes based on your individual goals. Get ready to add some love to all the right spaces! Sign up using this link.

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Essential Feng Shui Inner Circle Membership

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Community Voice, Essential Feng Shui Tips, Featured, Feng Shui Resources, Inspiration | 0 comments

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Dear Ones,

Essential Feng Shui® has been my passion for over 20 years, and I learn something new each day. Every space and person I meet is truly unique. Because we are all gloriously one-of-a-kind human beings, we naturally respond best to fluid guidelines rather than rigid rules. No one likes a forced march. You have your own needs, preferences, and desires and they change as you do! When you open your Feng Shui eyes and see how you can arrange your personal surroundings to support and enhance your life – you thrive. 
The trick is to learn how to clearly see and successfully orchestrate your own environmental dance. This is what I love to do. As an Essential Feng Shui Inner Circle member, you’ll receive weekly infusions of tips, talks, and helpful guidance from me that will open your Feng Shui eyes and ignite your creative spirit. Then, you can swing your surroundings into harmony, moment by  moment, in your own unique and wonderful Way!
Here’s to sharing the dance with you,
Essential Feng Shui Membership
Terah Kathryn Collins, Originator of Essential Feng Shui® 
& Founder of the Western School of Feng Shui®

Begin your membership for $4.95 a month today to receive your password
into your Essential Feng Shui® Inner Circle.
I’ll meet you there! 

Here’s what your Essential Feng Shui® Inner Circle Membership includes

  • Practical and inspiring guidance from Terah every week
  • Clear, concise theories to help you understand the ‘why’ of your Essential Feng Shui® instruction 
  • Quick tips and thorough room-by-room guidelines for your whole house, including your living and dining areas, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, home office, storage areas and more
  • Terah’s in-depth explanations of every tool in your Essential Feng Shui® toolbox  

Terah also talks about:
  • Identifying and correcting challenging architectural features such as sharp corners, long hallways, overhead beams, and staircase placement;
  • Making the smartest furniture choices;
  • Arranging your furniture for your optimal safety, comfort, and beauty.
Your Inner Circle Membership also includes:
  • Terah’s webinars on how to enhance your lifestyle, including your prosperity, intimate relationships, health, and creativity 
  • Helpful handouts and Insightful self-assessments to personalize your experience
  • And much more!
Begin your membership for $4.95 a month today to receive your password into your 
Essential Feng Shui® Inner Circle. 

If you have any questions, please contact Terah directly at . Thank you!

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Space Clearing with the Five Elements

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Audio & Video, Bagua, Ch'i, Featured, Feng Shui Classes, Five Elements | 0 comments


Space Clearing with the 5 Elements online course


Feeling stuck in your personal life, career, finances, relationships or health is an important sign. Unfortunately, most people try to change themselves, not recognizing the impact of the spaces where they live and work. These spaces hold energy, which can stagnate, impacting everyone in the home or building.

Clearing the stuck and stagnant energy from these spaces can allow the energy to balance and everyone in those spaces to move forward in their lives! Are you ready to move forward? Learn how to do Space Clearing for yourself and your clients! If you are already a Feng Shui practitioner, adding Space Clearing to your skill set can bring exponential change to your client’s lives.

Now, you can learn Space Clearing online, from the comfort of your own home. Learn at your own pace with the Western School of Feng Shui’s new online video training program, Space Clearing With the 5 Elements.

“The wisdom I absorbed from your offering was enormous. I believe ongoing knowledge of Feng Shui and all it’s attributes are vital for FSC’s and I really appreciate you making it so readily available.” – S. Gates

Feng Shui Space Clearing With the 5 Elements

Virtual Course


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