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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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Charge: the Earth Horse Month June 2018

Charge: the Earth Horse Month June 2018

The Horse month marks the summit of the year; the qi or energy has been rising since the last Winter Solstice and now it starts to fall. The growing season has a while to run yet but planting time is mostly over. This is peak Fire; all my sunflowers are out and the hibiscus are in leaf while they consider budding.

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Scales: the Fire Snake Month May 2018

Scales: the Fire Snake Month May 2018

The predicted burst of Fire in the Dragon month appears to have had a dramatic impact on global affairs. If unexpected heat was your experience domestically or professionally then May could be both relief and anti-climax.

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Does Feng Shui Influence Good Luck?

Does Feng Shui Influence Good Luck?

Are you having a lucky day? Feng shui enthusiasts believe that flying stars can influence your luck. The stars fly in a pattern according to the year, month and day. Are all the stars aligned when it’s your lucky day?

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How to Put yourself in the Right Place for Romance

How to Put yourself in the Right Place for Romance

Springtime is the season for romance. The blossoms on the trees cast fragrance into the evening breeze. The sun shines for a little longer each day. Do you want to put some fresh cut flowers in your home to evoke a romantic atmosphere?

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Singapore Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Singapore Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Here in hot and steamy Singapore the Chinese New Year Celebrations have been evident everywhere! For a whole week after 15th February, the Drummers and Lion Dancers have been performing in shopping malls, offices and condos, bringing good luck for the Year of the Dog.

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Featured Consultant: Sue Holmes

Featured Consultant: Sue Holmes

I began studying and doing DIY feng shui whilst travelling in India in 1992, and became a professional consultant in 2005. I am grateful to all my teachers, particularly Howard Choy whose classical feng shui genius inspired me to travel to study with him in Germany, Poland, and China.

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