Each hour, day, month and year of the Western Gregorian calendar is represented in the Chinese Calendar by certain qualities - primarily one of the Five Elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal and one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.
This year it is the Earth Dog, otherwise known as the Yellow Dog.
At last, some stabilising Earth energy! The Dog is by nature aligned to the Earth element and this year he is accompanied by the Heaven energy of Yang Earth, so this means that the Earth energy is very strong and should be much more harmonious than 2017 and 2016.
How many people would move an entire pond to make sure their Feng Shui was the best it can be?
That's exactly what two lovely clients of mine did in Suffolk last weekend, and here are the work in progress pictures and a video of a beautiful natural water feature we installed.
According to my Feng Shui methodology, the existing pond was causing severe problems for the man of the property, and indeed the previous guy to live here had been gravely ill...
Understand how you relate to not just the people and loved ones in your life but also how your energy is in a constant relationship with key life areas of health, self, career, money, influence and family. Gaining insight into your 'health element' or 'career element' helps you make the right decisions at the right time.
With winter approaching us in Northern Hemisphere, I felt inspired to create a dedicated blog piece to health and wellbeing technologies, so that you have the knowledge you need to keep healthy this winter.
1. CONTROL YOUR WATER QUALITY
Even though you have your fair share of rain in some climates(!), especially Europe, you can still get dehydrated easily, as central heating goes on and dries the air out in your house or office space. You can remedy this with drinking more water of course, but no just any water.
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...
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.