The early 1900’s was not only a turbulent period but also a time when radical ideologies were on the rise. Consequently International Women's Day was formed and has been celebrated worldwide ever since.
Each year, on the Eighth day of March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to celebrate the tremendously positive achievements women have made since the beginning of the 20th century. There are diverse local activities connecting all women and these functions
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.
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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 November of 2008, I was privileged to be invited as a panelist to the 5th International Feng Shui Convention held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The
Guests included well known Feng Shui author Lillian Too, (from Malaysia) who gave a keynote address. Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai presented on the topic ‘Ethics of a Feng Shui practitioner’. There were also presentations from Master Tan Khoon Yong and Master Raymond Lo the
The fifteenth day of the 10th lunar month is a day that is commonly known as the ‘Xia Yuan festival’.
This is the birthday of the celestial emperor also known as the Official of Water or the God of Water. According to Taoist cosmology the three primary elements of the universe are Heaven, Earth and Water. There are three celestial officials/emperors governing these realms and they are;
There is a rhythm to life, a time for birth, a time for growth, a time for decline and a time for death. A part of the process of healing is to be one with nature.
Cycles are important: moon cycles are often used for planting, cutting hair, beginning new projects. Similarly, the cycles of the sun, of day or of night, being more active during the daylight hours when the energy is more yang, and winding down in the evening when the energy is