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The Famous Acropolis

The Famous Acropolis

Before we go back into time, 2500 years ago, let us point out that Western civilization is based on the ancient Greek culture. Let me guide you on a journey into the past and discover the achievements of a most fascinating era.

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BaZi – Chinese Astrology

BaZi – Chinese Astrology

My spiritual elder brother often says “to be or not to be”. But who am I? Is there a predetermined destiny set in the stars of the BaZi? Or is a free choice involved?

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Paintings with energy

Paintings with energy

When looking at a piece of artwork, have you ever stopped to think about what mood the artist was in when they painted it?

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What is Yin Feng Shui?

What is Yin Feng Shui?

Traditional Feng Shui that has been practiced for more than one thousand years in China can be classified broadly in two main types: Yin Feng Shui or Yin Zhai and Yang Feng Shui or Yang Zhai.

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FSS Ideal Home

FSS Ideal Home

At the last Feng Shui Society consultants meeting we explored the ingredients for the ideal feng shui home and garden.

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First Steps in Feng Shui

First Steps in Feng Shui

Within Feng Shui the front door is an important consideration as it is known as the Mouth or Gate of Chii where the main flow of energy is encouraged to enter bringing with it new possibilities and new opportunities.

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

The story of Zhuang Tze and the butterfly. The universe is always talking to us if we will only pay attention; every whisper, every headline, every half-heard snatch of song. To pay attention is to be in something like a dream in broad daylight.

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Feng Shui Essentials

Feng Shui Essentials

Feng Shui can be defined as a study of how humans interact with their environment. In this article Simon Brown talks about the nature of chi which describe how humans connect to their environment and how each influences the other.

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The Dam breaks: the Earth Dragon Month, 2019

The Dam breaks: the Earth Dragon Month, 2019

The Dragon is said to live in the earth as a fish lives in water. In point of fact the term Dragon is used a thousand ways in Chinese tradition. What all of these applications have in common is sheer power; by most accounts the Dragon is the most forceful of the Zodiac beasts.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement in 2019

Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement in 2019

Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez just announced her engagement to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Looking at their Four Pillars or Bazi charts, all can be explained.

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Keeping the home fires burning: the Fire Rabbit Month, 2019

Keeping the home fires burning: the Fire Rabbit Month, 2019

March is symbolised by the rabbit in so many cultures. The Rabbit is the host and the networker. Then, if you want to get hooked up with power, best accept the Rabbit’s party invitations, pay close attention to who is talking with whom and choose your moment.

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There’s a Flying Star at the Door

There’s a Flying Star at the Door

In flying stars feng shui, we talk about the water stars that enter through doors and windows. Water stars? What are water stars? Here are the nine possible water stars that could be visiting you.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: watch movies and learn Four Pillars of Destiny

Bohemian Rhapsody: watch movies and learn Four Pillars of Destiny

I very much like this years hit movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Of course, I am a big fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen music. Not only I enjoyed the movie but it also inspired me to look into more details of the life of Freddie Mercury and I carefully examined his known 3 pillars.

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The Epigenetic Consciousness Matrix of Buildings

The Epigenetic Consciousness Matrix of Buildings

The Epigenetic Consciousness Matrix of Buildings: In the fascinating world of our relationship to home and the consciousness matrix of buildings, the harmonic code of spaces relate to modes in music, our inherent human DNA and to our emotions. We often choose our home by how it feels, mostly at a subconscious level – it may even have chosen us.

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Girls Talk

Girls Talk

In the current Western world chronic sleep deprivation has become a major issue. However, proponents of the ancient Chinese practise of Feng Shui believe that there are simple steps we can all take to improve our chances of having a great night’s sleep.

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Sleep, your Bedroom and Feng Shui

Sleep, your Bedroom and Feng Shui

In the current Western world chronic sleep deprivation has become a major issue. However, proponents of the ancient Chinese practise of Feng Shui believe that there are simple steps we can all take to improve our chances of having a great night’s sleep.

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How to Enjoy Wintertime in 2019

How to Enjoy Wintertime in 2019

Winter is upon us in the northern hemisphere. In Chinese feng shui and astrology the winter season is assigned to the north direction and the water element.

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Channel 5 ‘Sleep Show’ features Feng Shui & Space Clearing

Channel 5 ‘Sleep Show’ features Feng Shui & Space Clearing

The Sleep Show, presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford aired at 9pm on Wednesday 24/10/2018 and featured FSS consultant, Sue Holmes. In the first part of this article series, published in the November newsletter, she shared her experience of filming for the show and some useful tips if you didn’t manage to watch it. In this the second part, she examines sleep from a heaven, earth and human perspective.

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Getting Ready for the year of the Earth Pig

Getting Ready for the year of the Earth Pig

The lunar year of the Pig starts on 5th February 2019, one day after the solar new year. The Feng Shui year starts on the 4th February, on the solar new year. Chinese New Year celebrations start with Chinese New Year’s eve on the night before the new moon. 2019 is rather special because the Feng Shui New Year (solar new year) is very close to the celebratory Chinese Lunar New Year.

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Think I’d better think it out again – the Wood Rat month

Think I’d better think it out again – the Wood Rat month

The Rat Month is a weird one. Human beings are essentially programmed to eat themselves to a standstill over the Winter Solstice and then sleep till early February. Lightbulbs, central heating, year-round vegetables and home entertainment however have changed all that. We work, we play close to 365 days. But the Rat Month, December, yuletide, the time of misrule, remains a punctuation mark between the years.

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Bringing home the Bacon: the Water Pig Month

Bringing home the Bacon: the Water Pig Month

There are at least five different ways to calculate when the Chinese New Year starts. One is the day the energy of the daily Star reverses from yin to yang on its journey back to the Fire of the summer. Very simply that falls on the 28th November this year. So in a sense the Year of the Earth Pig is already with us.

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Nature in Office Space

Nature in Office Space

“We all aspire to have a healthy lifestyle, to feel successful and to be happy”. Goncalo Dorje Pinto’s speaker session at the Feng Shui Society Conference 2018 – ‘Nature in Office Space’ – was a truly enlightening view of our world today, and holds many parallels with Feng Shui beliefs and practices.

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You Say Tomato

You Say Tomato

Sometimes I’m asked for a scientific explanation of traditional Chinese feng shui. Which is a reasonable request. I tend to reply something like: if you plant tomatoes on a North-facing wall, don’t expect great salads. Worse if you do it in January.

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Where to place Feng Shui plants

Where to place Feng Shui plants

A question which is often asked is where do we place plants for good feng shui? According to the theory of flying stars it’s good to place water bamboo or fresh flowers on the star number 4.

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Is 8 supposed to be a lucky number?

Is 8 supposed to be a lucky number?

8 is often said to be a lucky number for Chinese people get is it lucky in from show times well the reason 8 is considered lucky is in the Chinese language it sounds like good fortune specifically good fortune to do with wealth.

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Playtime: the Metal Monkey Month August 2018

Playtime: the Metal Monkey Month August 2018

August is the “silly season” when news-starved reporters write up the daftest stories. In a Metal Monkey month these tales may be nearer the knuckle than usual and the Monkey, the totem of stand-up comedy, may be tempted to satire.

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FSS Conference 2018

FSS Conference 2018

This year I was blessed into being invited to the prestigious UK Feng Shui Society conference. The 12th conference featured a very diverse range of speakers and subjects connected to Feng Shui.

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Do you want to Boost Romance or Creativity?

Do you want to Boost Romance or Creativity?

According to Feng Shui ideas the star number 4 brings romance or it brings artistic beauty. What is the star number 4? Is it in the night sky when you look up to the heavens? Sort of yes, and sort of no.

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