Adjusting to the Seasons can be difficult sometimes when we live our lives very insulated from nature, working in offices with artificial orangey/yellow lighting instead of full spectrum lights, taking the tube, going home to stay in or go out into public transport etc. Air conditioning/heating/umbrellas – all insulate us from the forces of nature, so sometimes our bodies don’t know how to make a good transition.
How the natural forces of the universe affect the energies of the year is a fascinating subject called forecasting and refers to our Heaven Luck. I prefer the term forecast rather than prediction as I consider it more accurate and it also creates more psychological space to harness our Human Luck in order to better weather the forecast whereas prediction somehow sounds too final. We are never meant to feel victimized by the forecasts as this creates self-fulfilling prophecies, however, if we are forewarned we are forearmed and can fine-tune our strategies.
Each person is born in a year within the 12 Celestial Animal Cycle and express some character traits and energetics of the particular animal. Of course, no one wants to be the Pig, Dog or Rat but prefer to be the Tiger or the Dragon! The full Chinese Horoscope is based on more complex formulae involving your Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth, however, the below represent a very general outlook for each Chinese Animal sign and are meant to help you weaken or avoid bad luck, and increase your alignment to the good luck. Please do understand that both your individual detailed horoscope and the Feng Shui of your home or office will greatly contribute to how you combine with the energies and if you want to engage at a deeper level then consider having your full horoscope ‘opened’ or a full professional Feng Shui consultation. DIY horoscopes or Feng Shui are not recommended!
Wishing you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2013 Year of the Water Snake!
Goodness me there are too many of my friends and clients with this terrible flu, so I thought it might help to provide a few tips from the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective and a dose of Feng Shui too!
1) Lemon & Ginger tea is very useful for expelling viruses because ginger expels damp and congestion in the body (where the viruses gain their foothold) and lemon helps to alkalise the body so that the immune system can function better. A convenient way of drinking this is to buy lemon/ginger tea bags (Twinings do a nice one and am sure there are some organic brands too) then add some FRESHLY chopped/grated ginger and a few slices of lemon – keep filling up teapot throughout the day with new boiling water. Read more →
Upon my return from a month long holiday/rest in USA, I was pleased to receive a copy of the book “Kids that Dream Big” by Lashai (11 years old) and Tray-Sean Ben Salmi (7 years old), children of my remarkable friend Sabrina Ben Salmi. The young authors encourage children to imagine a greater future for themselves and I was asked for my expert tips on how to support children with Feng Shui. I very much enjoy assisting kids with Feng Shui for sleep, study or help with bullying – see my testimonials section - you’d be amazed how much my Feng Shui has helped a number of the little people in the families I help!
Here are the tips I provided in the book! I hope you find them useful and I can certainly help you with more bespoke and more advanced Feng Shui knowledge if you’d rather have an experienced expert help you Basic tips can sometimes help, but quite often a more skilled eye is required, so do get in touch.
And to find out more about Lashai & Tray-Sean or BUY THEIR BOOK! their amazing websites are www.kidzthatdreambig.com & www.puttheredcarduptobullying.com & www.lashaibensalmi.com Read more →
Good to see some intelligent writing on Feng Shui – thanks to Freshome for their kind invitation for me to tell them all about Feng Shui Interior Design – would have loved to feature our newest project completed just before Christmas but the pro photos are not done yet.
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As Feng Shui consultants our job is to ascertain the health of an environment from an energetic perspective and provide suggestions for improvement.
Aside from lifeforce energy there are also very practical considerations such as air and water quality, which is why I make it known to my Feng Shui clients and students that the Nikken products work really well to cleanse drinking water and clean indoor air which is often more polluted than outdoor air. Read more →
A very common comment I hear from my Feng Shui clients and students is that they are confused about their Chinese Zodiac animal and Lo Shu number because many systems incorrectly work with the “Chinese New Year” instead of the Winter Solstice. This can cause great confusion in people and almost an identity crisis! Read more →
In conjunction with IKEA and Tim Samuels, I contributed to this fun blog all about how to sleep well – it has lots of interesting tips:
You could also learn a lot more about creating the ideal Feng Shui bedroom for good sleep if you came to my Feng Shui Introduction Course January 21/22nd at Regents College London – still a few places left so CLICK HERE to book online now!
And for full course information, syllabus and alternative payment methods mouse here!
I love this time of year where we prepare for the year ahead by starting to reflect on what went well, what could have been improved and how best to align to the chi of the next year. As Feng Shui is not only about spatial influences but also timing and how the chi of an environment changes over time, it is important to have regular tune-ups so that you can ensure your home or business premises is welcoming the good chi cycle instead of blocking it.
Similarly, your Chinese horoscope will need fine-tuning each year over and above what is included in a horoscope report, which gives a flavour of the year ahead but doesn’t go into greater depth. The Chinese horoscope tune-up will give you a month by month forecast with action tips based on your unique date, hour and location of birth.
Chinese Horoscope 2012 Detailed Forecast
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In July I had the privilege of learning a very unique type of Feng Shui especially for Gay or Bisexual people, called ‘Mo Gik’ Feng Shui which is highly specialised, utterly unique and based on 25 YEARS of research by the highly respected Grand Master Chan Kun Wah.
Feng Shui is based largely on the principles of yin and yang, but these principles need clever modification when considering the chi quality of gay people i.e. yang looking for yang or yin looking for yin. This amazing Mo Gik style of Feng Shui can help gay people feel more comfortable in their environment and strengthen the way their home or business functions to support them.
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