As I write this I am listening to the soothing sound of a cascading Flowform water feature that has the smoothest 'burbling' - my word for that mid point between babbling and gurgling! - and a slight breeze is on my cheek, the birds are cheeping now and then and welcome sunshine has unexpectedly made it through some dense cloud and early morning rain. I just had an apricot flapjack with some chai tea with almond milk and I am so grateful for the power of environment to soothe me and help me restore perspective.
I found myself explaining these concepts to a lovely Feng Shui client of mine in London a few weeks ago, who I have closely supported since 2011. So, I felt that it would be useful for readers of my blog to hear as well. Feng Shui is only for people who take responsibility for their lives. It's definitely about empowering yourself, by attuning to good energy as much as possible, and minimising negative chi.
Quick update to say just how important it is to follow feng shui advice, whether you believe in it or not... A young family hired me in November, all excited about owning their first home - they moved in and the poor little boy got really ill. I was shocked. This affected his mother and her ability to work and earn. She got in touch with me in February, explained the ill health, and I immediately set to work to figure out what might have gone wrong... 
[caption id="attachment_4817" align="alignleft" width="313"] A custom made Feng Shui aquarium for one of my corporate Feng Shui clients in London, UK[/caption] During my 20 years of carrying out business feng shui consultations, my business clients are ALWAYS the CEO’s or divisional directors of the company –  the leaders and highly successful men and women who understand the benefits of aligning to good energy.
Following on from a brief talk on investment performance in the Year of the Rooster I did for Proactive Investors network in Mayfair, London at the end of January, I was invited to give a 10 minute interview with Juliette Foster on Share Radio on feng shui for business and banking.
A lovely client of mine has a large new build project in London which I am working on since 2014, and as part of the service I also provided their full Chinese Horoscope charts. During the course of conversation, he announced he was getting married and that they were planning a wedding at their home in France for the September and what did I think of the date they had set?
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Prepare for continued turmoil in the money markets this year and another dynamic year full of change and headstrong energy. Luckily, the Yin Fire Rooster is a little more mellow than the Yang Fire Monkey of 2016, but the pace won't let up much as we move into a very yang (male, active) period of time known as the 9 fate. Read on for a general overview of the year and your Chinese animal forecast. 

hexagram-images-3 I simply want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration. And to help you make the most of 2017 with the very practical tool of Chinese astrology, I have put together a RIDICULOUS special offer, of 50% off the price of the Chinese Horoscope reports that I 'open' for people.
ConfidentialitySo you've spent thousands, if not tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars/euros on Success workshops with gurus and coaches from all over the world. You've even travelled overseas to have epiphanies and then return home to face the same old same old, and wonder where you are going wrong. Your self-development pot is waning and your credit card bill soaring. Yet you are still making the same errors, and before long you jack it all in after staying stuck for years. It would seem that all you are doing in your search for success is helping the workshop leaders be successful... and wealthy... 
Hostile CommissionWhen I first started creating this article in 2009, I entitled it "How many MEPs does it take to change a....policy?" ;) Perhaps I ought to have published it sooner, however, with all the hoo-ha about whether Britain should leave the EU, I felt compelled to share my research...