With the onset of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, the chi is starting to contract and condense, and it is a great time for organisation and elimination. Autumn is associated with the Metal Element in Feng Shui and the metal element is linked to the organs of the skin, large intestine and lungs.
We all need a little objective help sometimes. Reading books on interior design, endless amounts of self-help websites, books on Feng Shui, colour therapy ideas etc. it can all get a bit much. This is why I now offer the chance to speak with me in person on a Feng Shui Starter Session that gives you more than a simple Discovery Call can, because I ask you to send me a floor plan and a postcode and I can give you my first thoughts on your home.
Despite our best intentions we can sometimes p*ss people off or they misunderstand us and all hell breaks loose from a relative calm. This can happen to anyone, no matter how 'zen' or educated or mindful we are.
House hunting can be very stressful, especially in London, where the market moves very quickly and is very competitive. I have to act very swiftly and do my best to fit in quick trips to properties to take vital Feng Shui compass measurements and 'sense the chi', that is impossible remotely. Even with excellent photos of a property online listings can be misleading and several times I have come across floorpans that are incorrect and even have the wrong North orientation on them!
Lighting is so important in our lives and I am so pleased to see that lighting companies are really evolving in their understanding of how light impacts the human being and they are modifying their bulbs and systems to be much more responsive to human needs.
It is not that obvious to many, but Feng Shui is as much about timing as it is about the layout of space. WHEN you take action and implement my advice is just as important as HOW and WHERE in the home or office.
When you consider that nature has its regular cycles, and that Feng Shui is all about the dynamics of nature, then it is no surprise that ENERGY or 'chi'/ 'life force' / 'prana' also has its time cycles.
See YOUR 2015 Chinese Animal Fortune Forecast below for the Year of the Yin Wood Sheep!
The Yin Wood Sheep is going to be a gentler year than the Yang Fire Horse of 2014 but we will still see some action due to the crushing stars at the centre. All in all though it will be a year of accomplishment, settling, storing and progress. The Sheep or Goat is very steady and methodical and very adaptable. The Kua is quite strong being 6/7 so it will help to create a wonderful blend of yin and yang this year which is always a productive combination. We could see problems in the Central parts of countries and also an escalation in problems in the Middle East and quite possibly an earthquake in that region.
It is trendy these days for coaches to say 'there is a season for everything'... but they have no real system to substantiate that statement - the Chinese Five Element wisdom in your horoscope can literally show you the RIGHT SEASON, the RIGHT TIME to take inspired action.
Heaven is massive and still mostly unfathomed! The Chinese created elegant systems to engage with and listen to and communicate with this powerful energy.
It was an unexpected request from a lovely lady in Wimbledon, when she asked me about a feng shui position for her recently acquired terracotta warrior from Xian in China. When I arrived at the property earlier this year in July, this replica of the original warriors was placed in front of the house facing a little away from the home and not in the best feng shui position.
After familiarising myself with the house layout and the garden layout and measuring the site of the home (otherwise known as the back) I started to have some good inklings about where this chappie might belong. I had to take into consideration lawn space, trampoline space, visual appeal etc. as well as my 'sensing the chi' aspect.
I am very pleased to announce a joint venture with Stephen Henderson, a wonderful friend of mine who creates beautiful photographic artwork with magical elemental resonance.
I first met Stephen when randomly guided to Sedona in August 2012. I was very lucky to experience the beautiful Celtic Medicine Circle