Auspicious Date Selection

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?
Method of Forecasting A new year, a new start... what will 2016 bring? or more accurately, what will you make of 2016? I am not sure where it all began, when astrology sank into popular opinion as something disempowering, superstitious and foreboding... As anyone who has ever studied the subject in depth will tell you, its nothing like the popular myths and prejudices that abound. 
Stars 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. 

Year of Goat 2015See 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.
Xian Terracotta Warrior feng shui position 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.

See YOUR 2014 Chinese Animal Fortune Forecast below for the Year of the Wood Horse!

2014 Year of the Wooden HorseWe are in for quite a year! The energy of the horse is dynamic and fast and will likely bring more travel and a quicker pace, whereas 2013 brought sensuality and reflection and hidden messages to the forefront the horse is wild and ready to run forward with dynamic action. Bring it on!
As the nation starts to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, I researched the Feng Shui of Buckingham Palace and also the Chinese Horoscope of our inspiring leader Queen Elizabeth II. I came to some very interesting conclusions that I'd like to share with you here. The full in-depth technical article will be offered to specialist publications but the broad sweep is as follows:

Using the Power

The long narrow approach to Buckingham Palace brings powerful chi to the front gates in a direct funnel, usually associated with sha chi or poison chi.  The gates, roundabout and statue help to deflect the chi so that it doesn’t hit the palace entrance full force.

I just came across this lovely science based website and was delighted to see a little article on the Chinese Spring Equinox perspective. Thanks to Deborah Byrd for the lovely suggestions on how to celebrate Spring. http://earthsky.org/human-world/a-chinese-perspective-on-the-spring-equinox I also like her post about the equinox as it...

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.
I am often asked by prospective Feng Shui clients "does it really work?" Firstly, I point out that my website deliberately does not promote Feng Shui as a miracle cure. I only list benefits that my clients have reported or I have personally experienced. We are increasingly aware of the interconnectedness of our reality and experiences, so in some cases your problems will have their roots in many aspects of your life. Addressing only the Feng Shui will not be enough in some cases. It will be helpful, but more input on the Human level is required. Let me explain:
geo-tag