Category Archives: Feng Shui

The Right Timing

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It is mentioned throughout all ages that doing something at the right time is very important.  I strongly agree and believe that strategic timing is very important in our life, and it can help us achieve our goals more effectively.

The ancient Chinese are also strong believers of getting things done at the right time and besides Feng Shui and the astrology system Ba Zi, they also developed an Almanac also known as the Ten Thousand years calendar or the Farmer’s Calendar. Traditionally,  this almanac is used to schedules important events and activities such as marriage, moving house, building, renovations, travel, trading, opening ceremonies for home or business, buying property, engagement, weddings, signing important documents, Feng Shui activities and more.

Traditionally, in China this calendar is used by farmers to plan their agricultural activities, this is the reason for it’s other name: The Farmer’s Calendar.

In the Chinese Almanac, you will find that each day will carry specific elements and a zodiac sign as well as a the list of activities that you can or cannot perform on that day.  It is important to note that picking the start an event is vital, as it contains the seeds of what is to be unfolded.

In our modern society, the popular requests for the selection of auspicious dates and times are mostly related to property transactions, official opening of events, wedding ceremonies and sometimes for caesarean dates for the birth of babies.  I must add that selecting an auspicious date for a caesarean birth is very complex and personally, I will only accept such requests if the reason for the cesarean is at the advice of doctor.

So, the next time you need to schedule an important an event, perhaps consider to have an auspicious date or time pick to increase the chance of a better journey and outcome.

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Feng Shui for your food?

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I am very interested in the theories of Chinese Metaphysics and in this post I will write some information regarding the Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and how they are related to the food we eat. How can we use this information to help ourselves to create or maintain better health through eating the right food for us.

Yin and Yang is the very heart of Chinese metaphysical philosophy and Chi (or energy )is the element that we need to harness in Feng Shui. The ancient Chinese believed that Yin and Yang are the essences of nature. Everything is in a perpetual state of change, moving from one extreme to the other to create equilibrium or universal balance. The fact we cannot deny  is that, Yin and Yang exist in everything in the Universe.

It is interesting to know that the theories of Yin and Yang can also be found in food. According to Traditional Chinese medicine and Feng Shui philosophies, an imbalance of Yin or Yang in the body may contribute to the manifestation of health problems.

Along with the theories of Yin and Yang is also the Law of Exchange known as the Five Elements. They are elements that we can find and use in our everyday life: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.  Our body is also made up of the  Five Elements, and they are use associated with our five visceral organs. The Five Elements are also translate into colours, taste and style of cooking. Therefore eating foods with the colour and taste that represents the Element corresponding to the organ you wish to treat, combine with the style cooking of can help to create better a balance for your well being.

Yang Foods can replenish your chi, make you will feel warm and stimulated, and are especially good for people who often feel cold or are easily fatigued. Yin foods on the other hand encourage rest and recharging of energies. Physically you will also feel cooler and hydrated. Emotionally, you will feel refreshed and calm after eating these foods, therefore it is beneficial to those who find it hard to relax or are stressed.

However, having too much Yin quality food will lead to drowsiness, lack of energy, feeling chilly, water retention, or blocked digestion. Emotionally, you can feel depressed and lethargic.

Therefore eating a balance diet is the key to keeping you healthy.

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Feng Shui Tips for your Office

 

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One of the biggest issues in an workplace is clutter. Piles of paperwork, old magazines, old mail and files will plague the energy of your office causing unproductivity, dissatisfaction, stress, fatigue, and chaos. In severe cases,  it can cause you to become prone to illnesses and depression.

While selecting a good Feng Shui seat is not alway possible, you can also use simple  Feng Shui remedies to improve the energy of your space.

One important thing to avoid is, sitting at a desk that is located directly under an over-head beam or facing sharp pillars. I have seen such cases where the person seated in such a location suffer multiple problems and even illnesses. While you can apply remedies,  it will only reduce the severity of the negativity but not eradicate is. The only effective way to cure this Feng Shui issue is to move to another seat.  If you find yourself in such a location, it will be wise to ask for a change of desk location. If you are unable to move to another desk, you must try to position yourself away from the beam or angle away from the sharp angle of the pillars.

3  Feng Shui Tips to enhance your energy at the workplace:

  • Healthy potted plants in your office can help to uplift your energy and encourage calm.
  • Keeping your cubicle clutter free and tidying your space regularly will help reduce fatigue and stress.
  • Position your LCD to one of your favourable Feng Shui direction.

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The Double Nine Festival or Cheung Yang Jie

The Ninth Lunar day of the Ninth Lunar month falls on October 17 this year. This is a special day for the ancient Chinese and still is for many today, as the number 9  is a special Yang number and  it is often associated with the Emperor.  Therefore, the Ninth  Lunar Day in the Ninth Lunar month is considered to be a super Yang and auspicious date.

The  Double Nine Festival’s main activity is  focused on trekking or walking up hills or mountains. It is believed that people can improve their health by taking part in the trekking or walking activities on this day. For me, this is indeed interesting, as 99 in numerology is classified as a Master Number,  and it is also sometimes described as the Eternal Master Number. There are also other information that suggest that walking up the hill or mountain on this day is a symbolic way of reaching new heights.

The Double Nine or the Cheung Yang  Festival is more popular in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. It is not so widely celebrated in Singapore. I do not know why, but my guess is that it is probably due to the lack of hills and mountains here. With this in mind, if walking or treking on this day symbolically means reaching new  heights, perhaps we can subsitute the mountains by walking up some of the tall buildings in Singapore.  After all, in modern Feng Shui, we do substitute Mountains with Buildings.   Just a practical thought.  However, for those of you that really  wish to walk up a hill in Singapore on October 17,  you can always try  Mount Faber or plan to go on a climbing trip! 😀

Happy Walking on then Double Nine Festival and Good Health to all!

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Feng Shui Your Wallet?

I have often been asked about Feng Shui for wallets. It is an interesting topic and I found a good article on it.
Hope it helps you manifest more money!

http://gatesinteriordesign.com/11-stupidly-easy-techniques-to-feng-shui-your-wallet/

Do you take care of the Feng Shui of your Front Door?

This is so true, houses with clutter on the inside or outside the front door will taint the energy entering.

Please read the following article to find out more:

https://www.thespruce.com/feng-shui-tips-for-a-strong-front-door-1274460?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mobilesharebutton2

Are Clocks Bad Feng Shui?

This is a good question, and it often comes up when I do a Feng Shui Audit. Well, the answer is no, but the placement of the Clocks is important. I found this video that is interesting and simple to understand. Do check it out!

 

 

 

News feature about the Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine

Check out my new feature about the Chinese Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine!

http://www.expatliving.sg/body_style/horoscopes/Horoscopes-Predictions-for-the-Chinese-Year-of-the-Goat-74058.ece

Your Fortune in 2015 is available at all major bookstores in Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia!

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Your Fortune in 2015

Wishing  everyone a very blessed and Happy New Year! So I have fulfilled another dream;  that is making “Your Fortune in 2015” available  online!
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• The Annual Flying Stars and their influences on your and the Feng Shui of your environment.
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• Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2015.
• Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions
• Feng Shui Guide to Property Selection

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This year’s release offers a sneak preview into how the year of Yang Wood Horse will affect or benefit you and offers remedies that will help to make it your most auspicious year yet. You’ll learn:

*  Your personal zodiac’s relationship with The Grand Duke Jupiter of 2014

*Customs & traditions related to Chinese New Year

*Auspicious times to schedule your activities during the Lunar New Year

*Auspicious dates for the commencement of business in 2014

*  Auspicious dates for seeking blessings.

* Understand the impact that the Annual Flying Stars have on you and your premises

* Tradition of the White Tiger Festival

* Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2014.

* Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions

Your Lunar Zodiac sign and the 5 Elements