In ancient times and as it is in some ways today, Feng Shui was shrouded in mystery. This was mainly due to the fact that originally, Feng Shui was used exclusively by the ruling classes, as only they could afford to spend time and money on the most propitious locations for their ancestors’ burial places. It really was the system of Kings. And even today, the wealthy will very often discreetly use and apply the principles of this intriguing system of knowledge.
Feng Shui is a system that allows you to determine how the environment is impacting on you, your health, wealth and happiness.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversityand this provides you with an opportunity to see how you are impacting the environment. There are many different ways you can participate throughout the coming year in order to support this important and critical time in our evolution.
The Chinese have a unique calendar system commonly known as the ‘Farmers calendar’ or the ‘Hsia calendar’. It is an enthralling system that provides us with information about prevailing elemental influences at any given point in time. It makes use of the five elements –water, wood, fire, earth and metal- and their cycles, to determine the various aspects affecting the world in any period.
In Chinese astrology, the Tiger, being the third animal to hear the call of Buddha has many attributes that make up its character. Those born in the year of the Tiger are generally considered to be magnetic and commanding, strongly valuing courage. They easily manage to whip
Whilst Chinese Animal astrology, based only on the year of birth is not complete it can give you some idea of what’s in store. For a fuller, intricate and reliable assessment of the year ahead it is advisable to use the Four Pillars of Destiny system which requires your full birth data of hour, day, month and year.
Some people still believe that Feng Shui practice must include rituals and ceremonies. This is in part due to the practices that some consultants use and, in part, how it is reflected in the media. It’s also possible that it is due to a considerable number of the early missionaries in China dismissing Feng Shui as superstitious nonsense, particularly when practiced in conjunction with ceremonies that had no cultural significance to these early western travelers, and almost certainly diametrically opposite to their religious beliefs
Some consultants will practice an ‘intuitive’ style relying mostly or completely on what they feel about a particular place. Others practice with an overlay or template of a pre determined grid. Then of course you will have consultants practicing with an ordinary, hand –bearing compass.
Home is where the heart is and what could be better for the heart than to live a life filled with passion, purpose and abundance. Feng Shui can support this process.
Why should cultured, modern society take an interest in an arcane system that has at its heart the challenge of proper placement? This includes the placement of your plot of land within the township or city environment, the placement of your home on that land, the placement of
The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month.This is not the western month (July) but based on the lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This system relies on the cycles of the moon phase. In the Gregorian calendar you will find that this usually means August.
Feng Shui is one of the tools we can use to live in harmony with our environment. Another useful tool is to just simply respect and ‘take good care of’ our physical environment.
Shortly, Conservation week (held 28 March – 5 April) will be upon us. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a variety of environment-themed activities and celebrate the achievements of conservation organisations as well as your own personal contribution and achievements