QUESTION OF THE WEEK: I always enjoy reading your astrological advice for each new year. What can you share about what 2015 brings?

Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m so happy to be back with you for yet another inspiring year of sharing insight for your home and your life. It’s hard to believe that this column is almost 4 years old, and we have more than 160 articles in the archives! Thank you for all your support.

For those of you who have followed me for a while, you know that while the bulk of the information I share is on feng shui and the home, I also share, as is appropriate, information on how to maximize living a heart-centered life.


The rhythm of life these days


As an astrologer, I study life cycles and the rhythm of life based on planetary cycles — and the current tension we feel in our lives perfectly mirrors the tension of the planets in the sky. This tension has been building from 2008, but most noticeably since the summer of 2013.

This planetary interaction between Uranus and Pluto will continue through the late spring of 2015, causing tension in our lives in the areas where growth, change and movement are necessary. As a result, you may be feeling some of the following challenges:

• You feel more “stress” than usual
• Issues crop up that you can no longer ignore and need to take care of
• You feel you need to end certain chapters in your life (or you have done so already)
• Situations have arisen where you have to choose a new path (health, job, home, relationships)

On the other hand, you also experience some of these great things:


• Some areas of life are going extremely well
• You have had positive connections with others
• Deep down you feel that everything will be all right
• You feel blessed and appreciative even though things are tough

My advice

No matter what is happening in your life, trust that even though it is not what you want, it is helping you to break free from limiting attitudes and false beliefs you have outgrown. If you are at a crossroads, know that a solution will appear when you are ready, and not a moment before. If you are feeling anything I’ve described, take time each day to look at all the things in your life that are going well and focus on that.

Set your home up right

To prepare for this year, get rid of anything in your home that keeps you subconsciously in the past or does not represent or support who you are today. Nostalgic items that have “good memories” are fine, but let go of items such as clothes you will never wear again, images from a different time in your life, expired food, dead plants or miscellaneous articles that have no present purpose. You get the idea. Doing this will make the new year a lot easier to handle.

Everything will be all right

The most important thing is to know that everything will be all right. Let’s continue down this path of life together, embracing that which we most appreciate in our lives. Let’s help each other, and love each other.


Do you have a question for Alice? If so, send it to Alice Inoue is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happiness U, a friendly educational establishment, where you’ll find inspiring classes geared toward personal growth and self development. Visit