Feng Shui

2022 – Year of the (Water)Tiger

Next week will usher in the new year, according to the Chinese zodiac. February first begins the Year of the Tiger, a powerful sign representing strength and braveness. Those born under this sign are known for their strong moral compass, competitiveness and confidence, as well as their charm and occasional unpredictability. However, they can also be stubborn and judgmental. Tiger personalities make good leaders because they are hard workers and tend to be ambitious.

Due to their sensitive natures, Tigers can be moody and intense. The Water element will intensify these emotions. Water Tigers are known to be family-oriented and protective. Their interpersonal relationships are very important to them, and they are always looking out for the common good.

Fun fact: the Chinese calendar consists of 12-year cycles that start with the Rat, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Legend has it that the order was decided when the Jade Emperor challenged all the animals in his kingdom to a great race. The first to arrive at the Emperor’s palace would win his favor and be his personal guards, and that is the reason these twelve animals are featured in the Chinese zodiac.

The current 12-year cycle began in 2020, the Year of the Rat. It was all about survival. 2021 was the Year of the Ox, and it was about learning to navigate a new reality. And how! 2022 is going to be a year of change. It will be a year for adventure! (I’M MOVING TO SPAIN!!!) It is likely to be a year of big surprises, because people are ready to move forward, travel again and be more willing to take risks in order to make progress.

Lucky colors this year will be green and blue, yellow and red. Lucky numbers: 1 & 3. Lucky directions: North & East.

2022 is going to be auspicious for Horses, Pigs and Dogs. Monkeys and Snakes may face some challenges. But for all the zodiac signs, it is a year for pursuing your passion.

Get creative.

Take chances.

Make the changes you’ve been thinking about.

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Good Vibrations

It’s a new year ….. hallelujah! Mind you, it has started off a bit shaky, but I am going to set my sights on the good things to come. Since 2020 drove us all indoors for much of the year, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, I’ve been thinking about what we can do to make our immediate environment better and more conducive to harmony and self improvement.

With that in mind, the new focus of my blog is going to be feng shui. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with feng shui, it is the science of living space. The words literally translate to “wind water.” Although feng shui has been widely used in China and the Far East for centuries, it has only gained popularity in the West fairly recently. Feng shui offers an integrated set of guidelines for organizing your environment (home, office, etc) with two goals in mind:

  1. achieving balance
  2. harnessing positive energy to create well-being and help bring good fortune

Let’s talk about energy. No matter what you call it – chi, prana, vibes, – one thing is certain: all around us, there are visible and invisible light emissions that help us to define our surroundings. In Western science, these energy lines in the atmosphere are referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum. In Chinese science, they are known as chi energy lines or “earth currents.” These earth currents are believed to be dynamic forces that impact all living things. Human beings are influenced by the quality of this invisible energy; we vibrate in consonance with its rhythm.

Have you ever walked into a room and felt energized? Or been in a place that made you feel uneasy? Do you wonder why some places of business never seem to make it in a certain location? The answers may be simpler than you think! By incorporating basic feng shui principles, you can manipulate the energy of your space. You can tap into the good chi and use it to bring well-being and encourage good fortune.

If you are open-minded and willing to consider the Chinese view of the universe – including the belief in the significance of the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) as well as the concept of the yin and yang of energy, AND you want to learn how to harness good energy to make it work for you – then come along with me on my journey!

Next up: Lucky Numbers – how to find your Kua number and determine the best directions for personal growth.

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