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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.

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Tarot Wisdom 15th Sept. 2012

The Star if upright is a wish card.

In this instance it is in reversed.
Does this mean you will not get your wish?
Well, the good news is no!

The message here indicates the state of returning to the womb.

If you have been going through a rough patch and feeling lost.
This card indicates that regardless the bad the situation has been, it will stop here.

Allow energy to recycle by detaching your emotions and wait for the resolution to appear.

Let go of the need to struggle.

With Blessings
Clarice Georgia V Chan
International Feng Shui Master, Author and Divination Specialist

Love and the Dragon Zodiac

DRAGON
Born: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Characteristics: Dragons can be eccentric and may choose to lead a complex life. Generally active and intelligent, they have a very passionate nature and are known to be extremely lucky. Often proud by nature, the Dragon has very high standards and is also ambitious and determined. As Dragons have big dreams about how life should be, they can take a longer than others to decide about love and marriage.

Love for the Dragon Man
The male Dragon finds it hard to resist helping a maiden in distress or anyone else for that matter. He tends to fall in love rather quickly, but relationships are usually short-lived as the male Dragon has very high expectations of his women. He also has a soft spot for very beautiful and intelligent women.

Love for the Dragon Woman
The female Dragon is a very strong woman. She believes in herself and if she comes across injustice will not give in without a fight. The female Dragon has fine tastes and is very elegant. When it comes to love, she is totally committed but can self-sabotage due to her high expectations and personal ambitions for perfection.

By Clarice Georgia V Chan
Author of Your Fortune in 2012

2012 and the 5 Dragons!

Water Dragon (1952 & 2012)

You are the most easy-going of the Dragon group. Each zodiac will go through a 60-year cycle before it repeats itself and this is the repeated year for you. your self repeating year. To make the most of this year, you need to look after your well-being, keep to an easy going lifestyle and adopt a flexible attitude towards work. ( if you are still working). Financially, this is a stable year so enjoy your journey in 2012!

Wood Dragon (1964)
Wood Dragons are practical, creative and deep thinkers. There will be hidden potentials this year but you must be patient. For a start, 2012 will move rather slowly for you. If you allow this to set you back then it is likely that you will see little achievement. New careers are indicated. Financially, this will be a steady year for many.

Fire Dragon (1978)
You are ambitious and have a tremendous will to succeed and 2012 will have an interesting course laid out for you. Understand that energy will not be moving as fast as your wish so do not be frustrated by it. Family and love ones will be supportive, you can look forward to a harmonious time with them this year. You will have the tendencies to overspend.

Earth Dragon (1988)
You are the quieter one of the 5 types of dragon and have very clear objective of what you wish to achieve in life. While this year favours movement and development, you will find it difficult to manage. Many of you will wish to make changes to your career or business, be patient and network as you will find these opportunities by chance.

Metal Dragon (1940, 2000)

You are strong-willed and can be forceful. While this year does hold possibilities of expansion to those who are in business you will need to inform your partners and family of you plans. Rushing out to make changes or take on new ventures by yourself will bring negative results.

By Clarice Georgia V Chan
International Feng Shui Master & Author

Feng Shui Talk with The Rotary Club

About Tarot

In the last two decade, the use of tarot and interest in its history has become increasingly popular. The history of Tarot has many interesting facts and myths and are often confusing.  There are also much speculations on where and when the tarot first originated? Some say India, China, Egypt, Morocco and some have even suggested that it exits in the time of Moses. However, no modern historians have backed up the above these theories.

The original deck came from Northern Italy around 1420-1440 painted for the Duke of Milan by Bonificio Bembo and this deck is still in existence. It has been said that another deck was originally used in France in the 13 th century but it was later found to be the Card of Triumps or Trumps, a common game amongst the people during that era. Incidentally, that was why the Tarot was originally known as “Cards de trionfi” or Trumps. It only became to be known as Tarrochi or Tarrok in German about 100 years later. Although I suspect that the images and use was probably very different.

The traditional Tarot is a deck of 78 cards that is divided into two main sections: Major Arcana  and Minor Arcana cards. The Major Arcana is a set of 22 picture cards, these cards are symbolic representations of the different stages of our lives. Example of the are cards like the Death, Justice, Strength, Star and etc. The Fifty-six cards of the Minor Arcana are divided into 4 suits which are similar to our normal playing cards. They are the suits of the Minor Arcana are the Wands, Pentacles, Swords and the Cups. The Minor Arcana cards can represent people, relationships, finances, health, careers and etc.

When an individual consults the tarot, it describes the events and qualities of the present. Each card in the tarot has up-sides and down sides in meanings; essentially there are no bad cards just perhaps some bad interpretations. They reflect the inner quality and hidden information that are personal to the individual. It sheds inner wisdom that will them the freedom of choice to decide the path to take to reach desired goals and destinations.

A professional Tarot session therefore can be encouraging, inspiring and good for the self esteem simply because it focuses on *you* and your needs. Certainly, I claim no “one time fix all magical solution” to your life challenges. It is simply an effective way to give you insights and clarity that will help you in decision making by offering suggestions and possible outcome.

Clarice Georgia V Chan
International Feng Shui Master, Author & Divination specialist

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

Check out your zodiac in the year of the dragon!

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Ching Ming or Tomb Sweeping Festival

Ching Ming Festival

Origins of Ching Ming
This year’s Ching Ming or Tomb Sweeping day falls on April 6. Generally, a week before and two weeks after Ching Ming is acceptable to honor the ancestors at the temples, grave site or crematoriums. This is also a practical measure as these places will be utterly packed during Ching Ming and to spread the prayer days out makes a lot of practical sense.

Honoring Ancestors

Honoring ancestors begins with proper positioning of a gravesite and coffin. Rich families will believe in the concept of “Feng Shui”, or geomancy and as far as possible, will choose an area that faces south, with groves of pine trees to create the best flow of cosmic energy required to keep ancestors happy.

A “happy ancestor” will in turn, bless the living family! Family members will visit the gravesite of their ancestors at least once a year to tend to the tombs, especially on Qing Ming. The Chinese will cook up good food to their ancestors at altar tables on Ching Ming in their homes. The food usually consists of chicken, eggs, or other dishes a deceased ancestor was fond of. Accompanied by rice, the dishes and eating utensils are carefully arranged according to a certain position so as to bring good luck.