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It is Thanksgiving weekend!

I have been to quite a few Thanksgiving dinner parties over the years and usually the evening is free and easy; we also get to eat the first turkey dinner of the season!

This year’s Thanksgiving have been special, I get to spend it with about 20 people; some I know very well and there are those I met for the first time.

Our host Tim, Randy and Ze worked for 6 hours to cook that Turkey !

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving feast!

We have Turkey of course!

We have Turkey of course!

A little history on how Thanksgiving begun in USA.

A little history on how Thanksgiving begun in USA.

It all about harvest!

It all about harvest, peace and celebrations!

Similar to the Chinese, the Americans have a tradition of Reunion Dinner too!

Similar to the Chinese, the Americans have a tradition of Reunion Dinner too!

So I now know how  Thanksgiving came about and I am thankful for that!

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Blessings,Master Clarice Chan

Your Fortune in 2014 – On sale now!

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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

October 2012’s Zodiac Predictions

RAT
This is yet another good month for you. You are in the position to be of envy as you seem to have the Midas touch at the moment. However, you must watch your attitude at work and try to improve your interpersonal relationships. Money energy is average but you will managed, with your luck and determination, all will be well.

OX
This is a month of changes where everything will seem unclear, causing you to become indecisive. There will be a situation that will challenge you to change or kick an old habit. As old habits die hard, you must try to keep the determination to change even if it feels like very little is achieved. Relationships with loved ones will go through a sensitive time; conflicts are indicated.

Tiger

Energy fluctuates more drastically this month. You will feel restless and easily irritated but it is the perfect time for personal contemplations. Give yourself a few quiet and restful days to help you balance your energy. Money energy is fair. Work will go through a stressful time. For personal safety, moderate sports activities this month.

RABBIT
The energy of this month will be rather sluggish: events and plans will take a much longer time to unfold. For your own transformation, you will need to go through a quiet but watchful period. Find ways to feel more secure this month. Stay optimistic and keep your vision on what you wish to achieve. Avoid all money risks.

DRAGON

This is the clashing month for your zodiac and that can be uncomfortable for many Dragons. Zodiacs that are clashing should always look after their personal well-being and safety. Work will be stressful and you will be more impatient, but do try to avoid confrontations. An increase in responsibilities is likely but, on the flip side, some will see job promotion.

SNAKE

This is a humpty-dumpty month where events will twist and turn, so it is best to be flexible and not get too absorbed in the process. There is inner work to be done that will benefit you. If you have been waiting for things to happen in your career, it is time to realise that you must first make firm intentions and set your visions. New projects and signing of contracts should be delayed to a better time. Gather more information to help you improve your lifestyle.

HORSE

This is a mixed energy month in general but it may be one of your best months so far. At work or business, your hard work has come to fruition. Things are finally working in your favour. Wealth or money is positive this month. Use this time to focus on how you wish life would be. Create a vision for your goals and be firm about them. Joyous occasions are indicated.

GOAT

This month’s energy is draining. Keep your personal health optimal and keep yourself happy by doing what you love. Mid-month, you must stay determined to fine ways to be in focus and balance. B assured that you will find the support you need at this time. Money energy is fair. You will see some positive changes later in the month.

Monkey
A busy month is indicated. You may feel a little unsettled this month as energy seems to move in circles. Do not try to understand it, but watch the momentum, as it will come to a point where energy will suddenly pick up and turn events around for you. Keep a positive outlook at work and be open to new suggestions.

ROOSTER

This is probably one of the most difficult months for you. Energy is not flowing in your favour. Work or business may not be giving you the results that you wish right now but, if you can wait it out, it will even out later. Be careful that you do not allow yourself to be talked into something that you will regret later.

Dog
This month’s energy is clashing with the annual ruling zodiac and it can be turbulent. Some of you will be more affected by the energy than others. For your own personal safety, avoid adventure type trips or risky sports. Work place can be chaotic. However,a good money deal or venture are indicated

Pig

If you have been looking forward to a quiet month, this is just not going to be one of them. Work and social life will keep you busy. Something in your environment is upsetting you, perhaps it is time to call in your renovator and do some home improvement. At work, steer clear of any conflicts and power play.

White Tiger Festival

Lunar New Year is over but part of the Spring Festival includes the White Tiger Festival.  Read on to find out why and how this festival came about:

Almost immediately after Lunar New Year is the season of Qin Zhe, one of the 24 seasons mentioned in the Chinese Almanac or the Farmers’ Calendar. Qin Zhe marks the awakening of all animals in hibernation and the main festival during this season is the White Tiger Festival.

Legend has it that the White Tiger festival evolves from the time when villages in ancient China were being attacked by wild tigers which, after long harsh winters, were known to prowl the villages for food.  It was customary to perform prayer ceremonies for protection of their village against these potential attacks. Offerings of food, especially pork and duck eggs, were most welcome: the idea was to feed the hungry wild tigers to prevent them from attacking the villages.

As time passed, this tradition became a festival in which one could gain protection against vile and ferocious people in your lives and surroundings. The twist in this legend is that the Tiger somehow became the object of worship in this festival, known as the Tiger Deity.

Today, similarly to the original tradition, pork and eggs are used in offerings by those seeking blessings and protection from ferocious people, known as “little people” in the Chinese language. This lunar year, the festival falls on March 5 and the season begins at 12:21pm.

 

Lunar zodiacs requiring the blessings of the White Tiger:
Rat
Dragon
Snake
Goat
Horse
Monkey

All other zodiacs can also make offering to the White Tiger Deity on March 5 with the exception of the Tiger Zodiac as their zodiac is clashing with the day’s representing zodiac, the Monkey.

Yours
Master Clarice Georgia V Chan