Wood, represented by the colour green, signifies life, growth, health and vitality.
Other colours that can also signify wood are cool blues, aquas, teal and dark brown. The shape of wood is rectangular and tall and the material that signifies it is (naturally) wood, along with cardboard, paper and composite wood products.
Quan Yin, also known as Kwan Yin, Guan Yin and Kuan Shih, takes many forms and is considered to carry the duality of having being male and transformed into female. Quan Yin is the Bodhisattva (Buddhist prophet), often called the ‘Goddess of Mercy’ or Goddess of ‘Compassion and Healing’ in the West. She is also identified as Chengresik in Tibetan, which means ""One Who Hears the Cries of the World"".
The Qing Mingfestival is a traditional Chinese event held on the 104th day after the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It generally falls around the same time as Easter– give or take some weeks.
I find this interesting given that both festivals, whilst from different cultural and religious belief systems, celebrates life that was - and calls forth the new.
Whilst it is clear that not everyone is destined to own and run a business and certainly there are a lot of budding entrepreneurs entering the world of business today. Effort, energy, attitude, skill and knowledge are all factors that govern, at least to some degree your ability to own and run an efficient and highly profitable business. Another factor that can impact on the degree of business success that you experience is – Feng Shui.
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.
Symbology is very special to my heart. In fact, one of the more precious gifts I received is from my husband. It is a piece of artwork depicting in white jade, the Chinese dragon and phoenix. This hangs proudly in my office and for me, represents what I try to achieve daily for myself and others – the balancing of yin and yang.
The Orient has always had a particular penchant for looking at objects and interpreting their hidden meaning. This is revealed by the prolific use of symbols and that these symbols are like a secondary language, rich in nuances that penetrate all communication.
EVERY women wants a happy home - somewhere where she can relax after a hard day at work without any negativity. One way of ensuring a harmonious home life is through the ancient Eastern belief of Feng Shui, according to leading consultant Juliana Abram.
Feng Shui is all about good design and allowing the flow of good Chi (the essence of life or energy of life) throughout the home. Juliana has spent considerable time in the study and practice of authentic Feng Shui and has been privately trained by Chinese Feng Shui Master Raymond Lo.
More and more Westerners are seeking Feng Shui to build better business and create harmony in their environment, writes JEFF FRANCIS
WHAT surprised some corporate leaders in Perth was that a Feng Shui expert they had met for the first time is, firstly, a Caucasian and, secondly, she is the daughter of an Italian migrant.