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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.
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.
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.
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.
As you head into the winter months, you want to stay warm and cosy. And there are some simple feng shui tips you can apply to give your home a wonderful winter atmosphere?
“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.
The Sleep Show, presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford aired at 9pm on Wednesday 24/10/2018 and featured FSS consultant, Sue Holmes. Here’s her experience of filming for the show and some useful tips if you didn’t manage to watch it.
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.
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.
The Rooster is pure yin Metal and known for an attraction to the metallic and shiny.
“Hong Kong is the only place in the world that exactly matches with the best feng shui principle of wind and water,” says feng shui grand master Raymond Lo.
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.
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.
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.
The Sheep Month is a testing time for the Sheep herself. Your month may involve separation, best to make use of the resultant downtime.
Advocates of flying stars Feng Shui talk about getting the stars to help you get what you want. How can flying stars feng shui help you progress in your career?
Have you ever had a day when you feel, for that day, the centre of attention – in a good way?
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.
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.
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.
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?
The surface of the earth is woven with a pattern of etheric threads identical in energy and importance to the meridians of the human body.
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?
Would you like a practical Feng Shui way to increase your attractiveness and likability? Basically, who wouldn’t?
One way of tracking the year is by way of the Hexagrams from the Yi Jing or Book of Changes.
The aim of Feng Shui is the most simple of all: sleep better, live better, work better.
The second month of Spring (that is of Wood) belongs to muw the Rabbit, the 1st Chinese month wholly in the Year of the Earth 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.
Let’s look at each star and where it is in your home in 2018. These simple and easy tips will help you get some feng shui benefits from the annual energies.
There’s a saying, “it’s not who you know, but who likes you”. Are you fortunate to have large dose of the L word… likability?
Water features bring energy to a space as well as supporting your home’s Feng Shui for health and wealth; this activates Chi flow in Feng shui.
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.
Ahh February! The last month of winter, when grey skies, cold winds and relentless rain may be pushing us to submission! However, the snowdrops are up, its an ideal time to de-clutter, contemplate the year of the ‘Earth Dog’, get warmed by the romance of Valentines day, and perhaps find ways to love and appreciate ourselves more.
Over the years I have noticed the changes in peoples health, when visiting their homes and carrying out Healthy Home Surveys which includes EMF’s and Wifi. Here are some ways that have been proven to make a difference to your well being in your home.
2018 is year of the Dog. The lunar new year is on 16th February 2018. A new year brings new luck. Feng Shui changes every year. Did you know that?
My first contact with feng shui was when I worked as an interior decorator on a project. The results obtained changed my perspective of the decoration.
I got curious about the interdependence of humans and their environment through understanding the natural laws.
Getting stressed is a natural human response. If we are out in the wilds and encounter a tiger we get stressed. Our pulse, blood pressure and blood sugar increase rapidly, pumping high energy blood under high pressure into our muscles. We will be able to run faster than ever.
It’s February, the time for nesting, what better time to “feather our own nest”? We are here, in this lifetime to enjoy being in relationship with ourselves, with each other and with our surroundings.
The 4th February brings in the Tiger month. This is lap chun, the Spring Festival. And by most accounts sometime between the 4th and the 16th of February we also enter the Year of the Earth Dog.