Thanks for the great review!
Thanks for the great review!
Things you can do to ehance your everyday living!
On this last day of 2015, I bring to you the New Year Star Forecast that I have created.
Happy New Year everyone!
So this is the history , the hows and the whys behind this much celebrated festival.
Have a fabulous time!
Check out my new feature about the Chinese Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine!
Your Fortune in 2015 is available at all major bookstores in Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia!
Wishing everyone a very blessed and Happy New Year! So I have fulfilled another dream; that is making “Your Fortune in 2015” available online!
These are the choices for interested parties:
1) Buy your Fortune in 2015 in major book store in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
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About Your Fortune in 2015
Are you curious about what 2015, year of the Yin Wood Goat holds for you?
Do you wish to attract more success and good fortune?
Would you like to discover the meaning of the 2015’s Feng Shui elements and the Lunar Traditions practiced during this Lunar New Year so that you can begin this year more positively?
Start this Lunar New Year on the right note with Your Fortune in 2015 and discover:
• Customs & traditions related to Lunar New Year • Auspicious dates commencement of business in 2015.
• The Annual Flying Stars and their influences on your and the Feng Shui of your environment.
• All about the Goat Sign• The influence of the Grand Duke Jupiter of 2015 on the 12 Lunar Zodiac Signs
• Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2015.
• Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions
• Feng Shui Guide to Property Selection
It is official , my ebook ” Your Lunar Zodiac Signs in 2015″ is now available on Kindle!
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The legend behind the Mid Autumn Festival varies but they all surround a handsome couple: Chang Er and Hou-yi. Hou Yi is the ancient hero who, under the order of the gods, shot down 9 of the 10 Suns that suddenly appeared in the skies causing disasters and chaos on Earth. After Hou Yi successfully completed his task, he met a beautiful young lady named Chang Er and the pair fell in love very quickly and got married.
The gods were very pleased with Hou Yi and rewarded him with an elixir of life so the he and his beautiful wife could have immortality. However, an evil man found out about the elixir, murdered Hou Yi and forced Chang Er to give up the elixir. Chang Er was devastated by her husband’s death and retaliated by drinking all of it. It is said that, after drinking the elixir, she became so light that she floated away into the skies towards the Moon. The Moon is known as “Moon Palace” by the Chinese and is described as a cold and lonely place. Chang Er chooses to live there because it is the closest to Earth, where she lived with Hou Yi. Legend has it that those who witnessed Chang Er floating to the Moon noted that she was most beautiful on this night. Subsequently she became known as the Moon Goddess who will bestow blessings and beauty on those who worship her. As a tradition, new toiletries and cosmetics are placed together with other offerings on the altar for her blessings on this night.
Celebrating Mid- Autumn festival, or the Moon cake festival, is still very popular today. Food that is synonymous with the Mid-Autumn festival is such as “Moon cakes” and pomelos. Traditional Moon cakes were filled with lotus seed paste and egg yolk only but today the filling in the moon cake can vary and the cake comes in all shapes and sizes. Pomelos are fruits that are harvested in Autumn in some parts of China and thus symbolize plenty and abundance.
It is a tradition to gift your friends, employer, clients and relatives moon cakes just before Mid Autumn festival. Reunion dinners or family gatherings are organized. In ancient times, dinners were served on the balcony, patio or in the open where people could recite poetry and gaze at the moon. It is an exciting time for children because, as part of the tradition, they are given lanterns to carry and play with in the neighbourhood.
Winter Solstice is a big event for many cultures. In ancient China, this day means that farmers could lay down their tools and return home to their families. A feast would be prepared to mark the occasion. A special dessert made of a sweet soup with Glutinous Balls is prepared and everyone is expected to have a bowl of this soup; known as Tang Yuan. This is also the day that they add a year to your age.
Today, I found an interesting article about Winter Solstice 2013, which is tomorrow (22nd December).
Let’s see what they say :
Happy Winter Solstice!
I started doing the Tarot since 1986, bought my first deck in Australia; since then it has become such a passion that in 2001 I started doing professional readings. At public events; like bazaars and shopping fairs I used to be such a novelty; I remember one time this child asked her daddy what was I doing, his reply was ” she thinks she is a Chinese gypsy!” Not that it made any sense to the 5 year old child but I thought it was an interesting remark.
Throughout the past 12 years, there have been many requests for me to teach Tarot Workshops, somehow I didn’t get the calling to do so until this year. In September 2013, I ran my very first Intuitive Tarot Workshop at the Reiki Centre in Joo Chiat. I had 5 participants, 4 ladies and 1 gentleman. It was an intense yet fun afternoon enjoy by all.
On 30th November 2013, I ran my second Intuitive Tarot Workshop at Basic Essence located at Cluny Court; again I have 5 participants; 4 ladies and 1 gentleman.
My very first set of Tarot Deck is the Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene.
At the end of the workshop, we had a group picture taken:
I am looking forward to running my next workshop in February 2014!
With BlessingsMaster Clarice Chan