Feng Shui Tips for Christmas, Feng Shui Christmas Tree

Feng shui for Christmas

Feng shui for Christmas

2014 xmas tree

Use Christmas tree as a feng shui remedy

Christmas is a great time to boost the feng shui of your home and office/business. Rituals are panculural. Since light is one of the top feng shui remedies you can use it strategically to enhance different zones of the feng shui bagua (relationships, career, family, wealth, health, helpful friends/travel, projects/children, wisdom and knowledge, and success/recognition). Or better still use the Xmas tree to boost specific parts of the bagua.
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Feng Shui Tips for Christmas, Feng Shui Christmas Tree
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Feng Shui Colour of the year 2016 & Pantone Color of 2016

There are two basic colour trends for 2016: colours according to feng shui and the Pantone color/s of the year 2016.

Feng shui colour trends for 2016: red
2016 is the year of the fire monkey (starting on 8 February 2016) so the key colours according to feng shui 5-element system are red and shades of red, ie pink, rose (see the Pantone colours of 2016 below) purple, lilac, burgundy. To connect to the energy of fire monkey via the fire element and it’s colour just get some brand new red items for your home, for example, red towels, red door mat, and for yourself ie red clothes, as well as candles which represent fire element. If red colour is not your colour – read below about the Pantone colour trends for 2016.

2016 - The Year of Fire Monkey - Red Colour of 2016

2016 – The Year of Fire Monkey – Red Colour of 2016 – Read top feng shui tips 2016

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Feng Shui Colour of the year 2016 & Pantone Color of 2016
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Top feng shui tips for auspicious business cards design and why the business card is as mighty as the samurai sward?

Top feng shui tips for auspicious business cards design

1. Use credit card size/ golden mean proportion. Credit cards are designed with golden mean section which is perfect for attracting money. Hence credit cards make a lot of money. Coincidence? No. If you want to spend extra money on your card you can have the corners of the card rounded which can be expensive. This will add a metal (money) element to your card design – read tip number 9 below about the use of shapes and colours.
2. Make it legible and user-friendly. Make sure that the card is easy to read i.e. the font is not too small to decipher. Don’t you hate business cards that are difficult to read?

Top feng shui tips for auspicious business cards design

Top feng shui tips for auspicious business cards design

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Top feng shui tips for auspicious business cards design and why the business card is as mighty as the samurai sward?
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Geopathic stress

Geopathic stress is a distorted electromagnetic field of the Earth (Schumann Resonance). The Earth resonates with an electromagnetic frequency of approximately 7.83 Hz – Schumann resonances (SR), which falls within the range of (alpha) human brainwaves. Underground streams, sewers, water pipes, electricity, tunnels and underground railways, mineral formations and geological faults distort the natural resonance of the Earth thus creating geopathic stress.

Watch a documentary about Schumann resonance, geopathic stress, electromagnetic pollution and electrosensitivity below.

Resonance: Beings of Frequency

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2015 The Year of the Goat - Feng shui tips

2015 – The Year of The Wood Goat (Sheep / Ram) – Feng Shui Tips for 2015

Feng Shui Tips for 2015
The Year of the Wood Goat (Sheep / Ram) starts on 19 February 2015
(it finishes on 8 February 2016 which is the start of the Fire Monkey Year)

Is 2015 the Year of the Goat, Sheep or Ram?
There is no consensus on the naming of the actual animal that represents this year – goat, sheep or ram (although most feng shui experts agree it’s the Year of the Goat). But according to the five elements theory, it is very definitely a yin wood year. Personally, I think that at this time we are in need of a strong goat energy – so we can climb mountains and look around to get a clear healthy perspective on what is happening in the world.  Now more than ever we need people (especially leaders) who have the big picture, people who are not restricted to the detail but can see what is happening in the world on the many different levels: environmental, social, financial, political, historic, spiritual, personal and so on.

What are the qualities and tendencies of the Year of the Wood Goat?
In the orient, the goat is considered an auspicious animal, so the Year of the Goat brings promise and prosperity. Consider some of the goat qualities: vitality, virility, curiosity, sturdiness, endurance, guardianship, independence … Goats love to climb – representing progress and achievement. Goats will move around a lot and can ‘reach those places other animals can’t reach’ (just think of them balancing at impossible angles and elevations on cliffs and mountaintops). Goats approach a precipice with ease and enthusiasm. Continue reading

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Mobile masts radiation electro smog

Electromagnetic Hygiene in 12 Easy Steps – Summary of Light That Heals: Energy Medicine Today & Beyond by Donna Fisher

Electromagnetic Hygiene in 12 Easy Steps – Summary of Light That Heals: Energy Medicine Today & Beyond by Donna Fisher

Electromagnetic Hygiene in 12 Easy Steps – Summary of Light That Heals

Electromagnetic Hygiene in 12 Easy Steps – Summary of Light That Heals

Light That Heals: Energy Medicine Today & Beyond by Donna Fisher is composed of two parts: the first part is about electromagnetic radiation and health issues caused by it and offers 12 easy steps to remedy the problems and the second part is about light therapies (EPRT – Electro Pressure Regeneration Therapy, SCENAR, COSMODIC, PEMF, NIIT, Radiowave Therapy, Oncothermia, Therabionic Therapy, TTF Therapy, etc) that may shape the medicine of the future. For feng shui purposes read the 12 useful tips for electromagnetic hygiene taken from the book. For more information regarding specific problems caused by electromagnetic pollution and research about it, read the ebook (or if you’re electrosensitive get the paper book – see the link to Amazon after the tips).

1. Electric equipment

Increase distance from electrical cords and electric equipment. Move the power bar at least 1 meter away from your feet. Use a wired extended keyboard to increase your distance from the computer screen. This will reduce the magnetic field.

2. Lighting

Try to work with the fluorescent tube lighting turned off. Remove CFL (compact fluorescent bulbs) from your work area. LED lights (ones that don’t use transformers) are the lights of the future. In the meantime use incandescent light bulbs, as these do not generate poor power quality. NOTE: the original incandescent light bulbs are no longer available in Canada as the government has mandated that only energy efficient lights can be sold.

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Mercury Retrograde Dates in 2015

Mercury Retrograde 2015

Mercury Retrograde 2015

Mercury retrograde in 2015 – be extra careful during these times
Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. When Mercury is retrograde, there is a tendency to notice more problematic issues in the areas of communication, in the way you interact with family, friends and colleagues, and in your surroundings or business, as well as in travel and transportation.  However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past (since retrograde means going backwards). Intuition is high during Mercury retrograde periods and coincidences can be extraordinary. When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow additional time for travel and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury retrograde is finished to make any final decisions. In short, be extra careful during Mercury retrograde times – check important things twice and avoid doing anything dramatic. Note that the effects of Mercury retrograde start building up several days before and take several days to subside after the actual period – there are Mercury pre-retrograde,  retrograde and post retrograde periods in 2015.

Mercury retrograde dates for 2015
January 21 – February 11, 2015 in air Aquarius
May 18 – June 11, 2015 in air Gemini
17 September  – 9 October 2015 – add Mercury retrograde to your iCal for iPhone / iPad

Read feng shui tips for 2015 – the Year of the Goat / Sheep

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Mercury Retrograde Dates in 2015
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Happy New Year 2015 (in London). Feng Shui Rituals for the New Year.

What an amazing start to the 2015 New Year in London. A spectacular fireworks display heralded in the New Year – excellent feng shui for the capital.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

 

Watch the fireworks and see more photos of New Year’s Eve in London and around the world

2015 is the Year of the Wood Goat (Sheep/Ram) starting on 19 February 2015. Top feng shui tips for the Year of the Goat are coming shortly – so check this blog again soon.

Light, fire and fireworks as a feng shui remedy
Light is one of the top remedies for activating your feng shui. It can also be used for space clearing and boosting different parts of your bagua areas.

Feng shui ritual for the New Year
• Wear something brand new on New Year’s Day (and throw away something old on the 31st of December)
• Do something different on New Year’s Day: experience something new e.g. eat or drink something you haven’t tried before, visit a new place, etc
• Make a checklist/wish list for the new year: what do want in the new year. Make a list of key desires for the new year, for example, if money/prosperity is important, see the next tip/ritual. Whatever is your most important value, find a relevant image or symbol and make it the home screen on your computer and mobile devices.

We get more of what we focus on!

• Get a new wallet for prosperity or put something new in the old one e.g. brand new banknote/s, your symbol for prosperity, an image that symbolises (read what they do in Poland below).
• If improving your health is important to you, do something healthy or make a health plan for the year. Short fasting or intermittent fasting is a great way to boost your health – especially after the excesses of Christmas – and it will make a difference to how you feel.

How other nations celebrate the New Year – interesting rituals from around the world

GUATEMALA
At midnight, people go out and take 12 cents with them and standing with their backs to the street, throw the coins behind, believing that this will bring them lots of money in the new year.

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Happy New Year 2015 (in London). Feng Shui Rituals for the New Year.
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Schumann resonance, electromagnetic sensitivity, electromagnetic radiation and health

Schumann Resonance, electromagnetic sensitivity, electromagnetic radiation and health

A documentary on Schumann Resonance, electromagnetic sensitivity, electromagnetic radiation and health

Watch the very informative documentary at the end of this blog (Resonance: Beings of Frequency by James Russell) about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation and the role of Schumann Resonance in balancing your health and well-being. Research on the effects of mobile phones, mobile masts, DECT cordless home phones, microwave ovens, WiFi broadband, etc – is shown as a possible cause for all kind of health issues including cancer (research suggests that 3-30% of the population are already electrosensitive). Cancer clusters around the mobile phone masts are discussed, showing that women can develop breast cancer more in those areas.

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The Good Country Index

Do you live in a good country – i.e. the country that does the most good for the world?

Feng shui studies how environments such as homes and workplaces affect our well-being, success and health. Feng shui is also about being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things and with the right mindset (which is a short definition for luck factor). On a larger scale, living in a good country helps too, since feng shui promotes living in harmony with the Earth and Heaven. Do you live in a good country that does the most good for the world? Watch this TED talk and find out. If you want to know right now – just check the chart for the Good Country Index just click on Read more > below the video clip.

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Do you live in a good country – i.e. the country that does the most good for the world?
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6 key factors affecting the sale of properties

Six key factors that can affect the sale of your property:

1. Owners – i.e. attachment of the owners and family members to the property
2. Strength of the market
3. Estate agents
4. Price
5. Poor feng shui and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Geopathic Stress (GS), Dirty Electricity (DE), Electromagnetic pollution (EMF)
6. Kerb appeal

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6 key factors affecting the sale of properties
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What is dirty electricity? And how to minimise it in your home and office?

What is dirty electricity?

Dirty electricity (DE) are high-frequency voltage spikes (transients) caused by plugging electrical devices into the mains supply. Dirty electricity is a by-product of modern electronic equipment and appliances, such as computers, refrigerators, plasma TVs, WiFi routers, Sky boxes, DVD players, video recorders, set-top boxes, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), solar panels and dimmer switches – all of which corrupt the electricity they use. Dirty electricity can also enter home and offices through wiring from nearby sources, including your neighbours’ WiFi, TV antennas or nearby mobile phone base stations (transmitters) connected to the power grid. Dirty electricity is also known as dirty mains, dirty power, or electrical pollution that describes the problem of electromagnetic noise on the mains wiring of houses.

In simple terms, every electrical gadget that you plug in into your home or workplace ads different frequencies on top of the electrical system of 50/60Hz and changes the power factor. That kind of ‘noise’ on your electrical cables is called dirty electricity.

Dirty electricity is caused by modern electrical devices

Dirty electricity is caused by electrical appliances and can have a negative effect on your health

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What is dirty electricity? And how to minimise it in your home and office?
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Grounding or Earthing to Protect from Electro-smog and Boost Health (Reduce Inflammation and Stress)

Earth or ground yourself to protect yourself from electromagnetic pollution and boost your health (reduce inflammation and stress) 

Studies have shown that grounding or earthing can alleviate inflammation, improve heart rate variability (HRV), blood viscosity, cortisol dynamics, sleep, autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance and reduces effects of stress.

Grounding or earthing has many health benefits

Grounding or earthing has many health benefits such as reducing inflammation and stress

The benefits of grounding / earthing

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Grounding or Earthing to Protect from Electro-smog and Boost Health (Reduce Inflammation and Stress)
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Chaga Mushrooms – The Ultimate Superfood and Tonic – Health Benefits of Chaga

Chaga mushrooms

What is a chaga mushroom?
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a fungi that grows on birch trees and is the most potent antioxidant on this planet. It tops the other famous antioxidants such as green tea, moringa tree and many more.

12 facts about chaga and benefits of chaga / click on the image to enlarge it

12 facts about chaga and benefits of chaga

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Electromagnetic Radiation and Health Conference – Scientific Conference on Electrosensitivity and the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation and Health Conference: Evidence, Diagnosis and Management
Scientific conference on electrosensitivity and the health effects of electromagnetic radiation 

Scientific conference on electrosensitivity and the health effects of electromagnetic radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation and Health Conference: Evidence, Diagnosis and Management
Scientific conference on electrosensitivity and the health effects of electromagnetic radiation

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Electromagnetic Radiation and Health Conference – Scientific Conference on Electrosensitivity and the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation
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Feng Shui for Love and Romance (Relationships and Marriage)

Feng Shui for Love and Romance (Relationships and Marriage)

Feng shui offers useful tips in terms of boosting your chances of meeting your ideal partner, as well as improving the existing relationship. Before you make any feng shui changes in your home to maximise chances of finding your ideal partner, or improving the existing relationship one important step needs to happen. You need to know exactly what you want. Your intention for the new relationship is very important.

Feng shui = intention + energy + ritual

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Feng Shui for Love and Romance (Relationships and Marriage)
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Feng Shui Tips for Love, Romance & Valentine’s Day

Heart by Picasso

Heart by Picasso

Feng shui is a very powerful tool for optimising your home for love, and for helping to boost – as well as harmonise – your relationship. Whether you want to improve an existing relationship or marriage, or find a new partner – feng shui remedies can help. Top love feng shui tips include:

1) Love/relationship/marriage area
Sort out the love/relationship corner of your home/apartment/bedroom. The love/relationship area of your bedroom is the top right hand corner from the door. Make sure that you don’t have any clutter here. Keep this area vibrant, alive and sexy. Traditional feng shui remedies for energising your love/relationship corner are: light (lamps, candles), crystals (add sparkle), plants (help to grow the relationship), images which represent love (e.g. hearts / a couple kissing / the word “Love” / a pair of doves, etc) help to inspire love and harmonious relationships.

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Feng Shui Tips for Love, Romance & Valentine’s Day
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2014 The Year of the Horse at Harrods, London UK – Amazing Window Display of Horses

Harrods (London, UK) celebrates the Chinese Year of the Horse – 2014 – with an amazing window display of full-size horses. It would be almost perfect if some of the horses were made of wood or in a green colour since 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse.

Harrods - The Year of the Horse 2014

Harrods – The Year of the Horse 2014

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2014 The Year of the Horse at Harrods, London UK – Amazing Window Display of Horses
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Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year – the Year of the (wood) Horse starting 31 January 2014

Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year – the Year of the (wood) Horse starting 31 January 2014

Drift wood horses (Picture: Doran-Webb/BNPS)

Driftwood horses by James Doran Webb (Picture: Doran-Webb/BNPS)

The bagua chart for 2014 looks like this

Bagua for 2014

Bagua for 2014

To find out what your star number is check the chart below or do this calculation: add all the digits of the date of your birth until you end up with one digit, for example  if you were born in 1987, 1+9+8+7=25 and then 2+5 = 7  and then subtract from 11, so 11-7=4 so 4 is your star number and in 2014 your star is in the middle of the bagua.
If your star is number 2 then 2014 is about your family, health, community work and clearing any negative past influences/memories.

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Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year – the Year of the (wood) Horse starting 31 January 2014
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Feng Shui Tips for the New Year 2014

Feng Shui tips for the New Year 2014

Feng Shui tips for the New Year 2014

From a psychological and evolutionary point of view the new year is an important marker of transition. All cultures have some kind of rituals to mark any major cyclical change. Here are some top feng shui tips from all over the world that you can use on the 1st of January. (Please note that Chinese observe also their own new year which is based on the lunar calendar – please check this blog for another post about the Chinese New Year which starts on 31 January 2014 – the year of the horse). Check out these eight simple and very practical feng shui tips for the New Year.
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Feng Shui Tips for the New Year 2014
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Rady feng shui na rok 2014

Rady feng shui na rok 2014
Z psychologicznego i ewolucyjnego punktu widzenia Nowy Rok jest ważnym wyznacznikiem transformacji. Wszystkie kultury kultywują swego rodzaju rytuały w celu podkreślenia ważnych, cyklicznych zmian. Przedstawiam więc najważniejsze rady feng shui z całego świata, które można wprowadzić w życie już 1 stycznia. Continue reading
Rady feng shui na rok 2014
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Chinese are the most materialistic people in the world according to the IPSOS survey

IPSOS Global Attitudes on Materialism, Finances and Family Survey 2013

IPSOS Global Attitudes on Materialism, Finances and Family Survey 2013

71 percent of Chinese measure their success by the things they own, which is significantly higher than any other nation in the world, a new IPSOS survey on Global Attitudes on Materialism, Finances and Family revealed which was conducted across 20 countries. Indians are the second most materialistic people in the world – 58 percent of Indians measure their success by the things they own. Turkey, Brazil, South Korea and Poland round out the top six on the list for the most materialistic countries. Great Britain ranks at the 18th place with 16% of British measuring their success by the things they own. Swedish people are the least materialistic from all those 20 countries which were surveyed. The Chinese are also the most likely to feel a lot of pressure to be successful and make money. Does this explain why feng shui originates in China? We don’t know how important material success was to Chinese 4000 years ago though, when feng shui was first developed. But a big part of modern feng shui is designed for material and financial success.

 

Chinese are the most materialistic people in the world according to the IPSOS survey
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Radiant orchid – enigmatic purple is the colour of the year for 2014

2014 colour of the year Radiant orchid

2014 colour of the year is radiant orchid

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Continue reading

Radiant orchid – enigmatic purple is the colour of the year for 2014
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Moringa Tree – The Miracle Tree – Superfood

Moringa Tree Leaf Benefits

Moringa Tree Leaf Benefits

Moringa  tree – perfect nutritional superfood for everyone
Meet the moring tree, the most important tree on this planet with the most amazing properties – that ancient medicine claims that prevenst 300 diseases. New evidence and preliminary studies on moringa oleifera suggest that moringa leaves could be a miracle cure for malnutrition and a host of many illnesses (cancer, diabetes, liver and kidney problems, ulcers, anemia, high blood pressure, stress, and  much more). Moringa tree contains a perfect combination of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and proteins (at least 90 nutrients, 20 amino acids, 46 anti-oxidants (which boost memory and are cancer preventive) and 36 anti-inflammatory) for everyone, especially for the ones who need extra energy boost and are leading busy lives.

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Moringa Tree – The Miracle Tree – Superfood
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The Luck Factor according to Dr Richard Wiseman – Four Scientific and Practical Principles for Increasing Your Luck

LUCK FACTOR – Are You Feeling Lucky? If you want to increase your luck there is a scientific way to do that. Read on if you want to know how to get luckier…

Luck in Chinese

Luck in Chinese

The Luck Project was originally conceived to scientifically explore psychological differences between people who considered themselves exceptionally lucky and unlucky. This initial work was funded by The Leverhulme Trust and undertaken by Dr. Richard Wiseman in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Smith and Dr. Peter Harris. To explore the subject more read ‘The Luck Factor’ by Dr. Richard Wiseman. Through the Luck School, unlucky people become lucky and lucky people become even luckier.

“Fortune favours the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur

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The Luck Factor according to Dr Richard Wiseman – Four Scientific and Practical Principles for Increasing Your Luck
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Feng shui tip for career prospects: front door

One for the simplest feng shui ways to change the energy in your home to improve your career prospects is to change something around the front door. The front door is the transition area between your private life and public / work life. If you’re working from home it will still work since you’ll be doing it with a specific intention.

Radiant orchid door

Radiant orchid door

1. Change the colour of the front door
There are different ways to decide on the colour for the door.
• You can use the colour for the year (in 2014 it’s radiant orchid)
• You can calculate the energy for the career zone in the bagua for that year or month.
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Feng shui tip for career prospects: front door
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Electric blue – the colour trend for spring and summer 2013

Electric blue colour of 2014 for shoes

Electric blue summer 2013 colour for shoes

The colour trend for spring and summer 2013 is electric blue (emerald green is the colour of the year for 2013). Obviously, there are many colours that are trendy in 2013 but electric blue/cobalt and emerald green will be one of the more predominant colours present in fashion. Continue reading

Electric blue – the colour trend for spring and summer 2013
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Birch tree water / birch juice – Health benefits of birch sap

Birch tree water / juice – Health benefits of birch sap 
Birch tree water or birch sap or birch juice is one of best juices you can drink. Birch water is the sap extracted from a birch tree, such as a North American Sweet Birch or a Silver Birch. The birch water is a slightly sweet, thin syrupy-watery liquid. The birch sap contains sugars (namely xylitol), proteins, amino acids, and enzymes. Birch trees have amazing healing properties, i.e. chaga mushrooms that grow on birch trees are traditionally used for many illnesses including cancer.

Birch water from birth trees

Birch water from birth trees

Birch water – a traditional drink
Birch water/sap can be drunk as a tonic and it is a traditional beverage in Poland (you can buy birch water in shops in Poland, but unfortunately it’s sweetened with sugar – so avoid that), Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and elsewhere in Northern Europe as well as parts of northern China. It is a living birch water which has restorative and detoxifying properties. The traditional virtues of birch and its efficient removal of toxic substances from the liver and kidneys have been known and appreciated for ages. There are very few phytotherapeutic ingredients that are capable of targeting the body’s two major cleansing and purification systems at the same time. Continue reading

Birch tree water / birch juice – Health benefits of birch sap
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Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year (10 February 2013) – The Year of The Snake (Water Snake)

2013 The Year Of Water the Snake

2013 The Year Of Water the Snake

Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year (10 February 2013) – The Year of The Snake (Water Snake)
Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year 2013 – The Year of (Water) the Snake and Kung Hei Fat Choi to all.

Please remember that the New Year celebration can last up to 15 days (depending on the tradition) but you have at least five days to do something positive to celebrate it and being grateful to the Chinese for giving us feng shui.
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Feng shui tips for the Chinese New Year (10 February 2013) – The Year of The Snake (Water Snake)
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Feng Shui Psychology: Feng Shui Meets Environmental Psychology

Feng Shui Psychology: Feng Shui Meets Environmental Psychology – A talk by Jan Cisek at the Feng Shui Conference V, London UK, 29 October 2011
“We shape our building, thereafter they shape us.” said Winston Churchill who is considered a ‘grandfather’ of Environmental Psychology. The definitions of feng shui and Environmental Psychology overlap a great deal. They both talk about the interaction between different environments and people. This talk will present the scientific evidence of how some aspects of feng shui work based on Jan’s MSc in Environmental Psychology. Watch Jan’s video clips about the similarities between feng shui and Environmental Psychology. Continue reading

Feng Shui Psychology: Feng Shui Meets Environmental Psychology
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Feng Shui Tips for The New Year 2013 / Emerald green is the colour for 2013

Emerald green pantone colour of 2013

Emerald green pantone colour of 2013

Feng shui tips for 2013

1. Emerald green is the colour of 2013 – use this colour for any feng shui rituals. Design code for emerald green: C86 M8 Y57 K0; R0 G157 B134; Hex: #28AE7B or #009D86 (according to hex code generator).
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Feng Shui Tips for The New Year 2013 / Emerald green is the colour for 2013
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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill’s thinking and meaning behind it

Winston Churchill’s aphorism “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” was made during 1943 (28 October) debate about replacing the bombed-out House of Commons chamber. He was adamant about constructing it on the same spot as the old one, despite being much too small for the members of parliament. Churchill argued that overcrowding fostered a much stronger sense of atmosphere and political debate i.e. and confrontational design helps to keep debates lively and robust but also intimate keeping a “sense of crowd and urgency.”. Since then politicians regretted following his advice. Crowded atmosphere works very well for parties but not necessary for confrontational political debates. Feng shui advises against confrontational designs which keep people in fixed mindsets about things. Read more about Churchill and the Commons Chamber and more quotes on buildings

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill’s thinking and meaning behind it
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Geopathic Stress by Richard Creightmore

Geopathic Stress by Richard Creightmore (With kind permission from Richard Craightmore for his in depth article on geopathic stress)
Read the article on geopathic stress:
1. Definition and overview of geopathic stress
2. Medical implications of geopathic stress
3. Case histories
4. Other symptoms and signs of geopathic stress
5. Geopathic stress and feng shui
6. Types of geopathic stress
7. Earth acupuncture case histories
8. Other geomagnetic and geomantic anomalies
9. History of research on geopathic stress
10. Conclusion
11. Sources & bibliography

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Geopathic Stress by Richard Creightmore
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Honeysuckle: A Color for 2011 – Colour for All Seasons

Honeysuckle – the colour of 2011

Honeysuckle – the colour of 2011

Honeysuckle: A Color for 2011 – Colour for All Seasons.
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it. Continue reading

Honeysuckle: A Color for 2011 – Colour for All Seasons
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TOP FENG SHUI TIPS for CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011 – THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT (the Metal Rabbit) starting Thursday 3rd February 2011

Predictions for 2011 – The Year of the Rabbit

The year of the rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit

Find your element (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal) the Chinese year starts around 4 February so if you were born in January use the previous year.


Trends for 2011

• Colour: Honeysuckle
• Electromagnetic radiation (mobile phones, bulbs)
• Ecological issues
• Stress
• Good sleep
• Clean water
• Communities
• Love Continue reading

TOP FENG SHUI TIPS for CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011 – THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT (the Metal Rabbit) starting Thursday 3rd February 2011
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Metal TIGER – Chinese New Year starts on the 14th February 2010 (Sunday)

The year of the Tiger

The year of the Tiger

Metal TIGER – Chinese New Year starts on the 14th February 2010 (Sunday)
Here are the key feng shui predictions for this year.

Love
Love will be in the air all year round. It’s interesting that the Chinese New Year start on 14th February (Sunday) – Valentine’s Day. Over a billion people will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and the rest of the world (6 billion people) will be celebrating love. Set your loving intentions for the year.
Communities are going to be very important in 2010. Make an effort to connect to your local community. When walking in your neighbourhood greet people to make a connection – whether it is a ‘hello’ or a smile or just a head nod, start creating local bonds. Continue reading

Metal TIGER – Chinese New Year starts on the 14th February 2010 (Sunday)
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Turquoise – the colour of 2010

Turquoise - the colour of 2010

Turquoise – the colour of 2010

Turquoise transports you to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times.

Turquoise, combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing. Continue reading

Turquoise – the colour of 2010
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Feng Shui Your Kitchen – a talk by Jan Cisek

Feng Shui Your Kitchen – a talk by Jan Cisek for Oliver’s Wholefood Store, Kew, West London UK
“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” said Winston Churchill. In a nutshell this is what feng shui is about. The key principle in feng shui is chi (energy, vital life force) and the kitchen is considered the most important space because that’s where we create our energy and health and consequently wealth, success and happiness.
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Feng Shui Your Kitchen – a talk by Jan Cisek
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Mimosa: the colour of the year 2009

2009 colour of the year Mimosa

2009 colour of the year Mimosa

Mimosa is the colour of the year 2009. This colour speaks of hopefulness and embodies reassurance in the global climate of change.

“The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”

Mimosa: the colour of the year 2009
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Which way to sleep for the best night sleep?

Feng shui compass

In which direction to sleep?

Which way to sleep for the best night sleep?
Folklor from many countries suggests that the best way to sleep is with your head pointing to the North because you align your body’s polarity (the head having the north pole) with the Earth’s polarity. The article below suggests that other animals intuitively align themselves with the North. Continue reading

Which way to sleep for the best night sleep?
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Feng shui – the Chinese art of placement

Feng shui – the Chinese art of placement
An interview with Jan Cisek, London-based expert in feng shui by Susan Norman

When I first met Jan Cisek, feng shui expert, he cast his professional eye around my home and home office and made three recommendations: put a money plant in a particular position in the office for prosperity, put a headboard behind my bed for protection and security, and replace the bathroom mirror tiles (which were breaking up my energy) with a big mirror. He also told me to tidy up when I had time. I did all three major things the next day – and on the day after that was given a business opportunity which brought in £8000 over the next two months. I was impressed!

The tidying is a long-term project, but I have noticed that each time I clear, clean, decorate or reorganise an area of my home, positive changes seem to follow.

I decided it was time to know more, so I asked Jan for an interview.

Question: Feng shui is ‘the Chinese art of placement’. Jan, you’re from Poland, what makes you an expert in feng shui?

Jan Cisek: My clients, I suppose. Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to become a world-leading expert – and I’ve done more than my 10,000 – over the last 25 years or so. I’ve had the opportunity to fine tune the advice I give people and see what gives the most positive results.

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Feng shui – the Chinese art of placement
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Feng shui for your bedroom. Which side of bed to get out in the morning?

What’s your sacred space?

Which side of bed to get out in the morning?


Which side of the bed to get out in the morning?

What’s your sacred space?
The bedroom 66%, the bathroom 16%, the garden 8%, the office 6%, the kitchen 5% according to Psychologies Magazine. But which side of the bed is the best side to get out in the morning?

Left side is right side to get out of bed-survey. Reuters – USA Left is best, they decreed in a study undertaken by the hotel chain Premier Inn. Feng shui expert Jan Cisek (London) said getting out of the bed on the left is…

When left is always right! Gulf Daily News – Manama, Bahrain Left is best, they decreed in a study undertaken by the hotel chain Premier Inn. Feng shui expert Jan Cisek (London) said getting out of the bed on the left is… Continue reading

Feng shui for your bedroom. Which side of bed to get out in the morning?
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As more Londoners go freelance, smart new live/work homes urgently need feng shui

As more Londoners go freelance, smart new live/work homes urgently need feng shui
As architects are coming up with new and fresh design solutions for your new live/work zones, feng shui can make a huge difference to your work and living. The more energy you put into your home/work spaces, the more they will work for you.

Feng shui for Londoners

Feng shui for Londoners

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As more Londoners go freelance, smart new live/work homes urgently need feng shui
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Feng Shui Bagua. How to Use Bagua? Difference between classic compass bagua school and western three-door gate of chi bagua map. Which feng shui bagua school is better?

What is a feng shui bagua model?

Bagua is a feng shui energetic and metaphoric matrix, a code for space harmonisation and manifestation. The bagua maps the primary aspects of our lives and values (career, relationships, wealth and so on). It is also a map used in feng shui to locate the areas in our homes and workplaces that we can be used to represent these values and life aspects. Bagua is an amplifier and a mirror of our own values, needs, wants and desires (it’s not a telescope). Balancing, activating and enhancing chi/energy in these physical areas (with lighting, pictures, plants, furniture, objects, etc) can then improve the corresponding aspects of our life. It can be thought as an energetic matrix of energy flow in any space. In short, bagua is an imaginary or conceptual tool or method for organising, physicalising, codifying and activating your values and manifesting your dreams and goals.

Bagua is a magic square or Luo Shu and is based on trigrams from I-Ching, the Book of Changes (in both early heaven and latter heaven sequence).

Bagua based on magic square

Bagua is based on magic square or Luo Shu

How to use bagua map/matrix

To use the bagua, place it over a plan of your home/room/workspace in such a way that the door to your flat/home/room/office is at the bottom of the page in the areas of knowledge, career and helpful friends. This matrix can be used on other things such as your business card, your desk, website.

Understand the difference between the two feng shui bagua schools. Two types of baguas: classic and western
There are two basic feng shui bagua schools: 1) traditional or classic compass bagua and 2) three-door gate of chi bagua. Understanding how both baguas developed over time and why will help you make an informed and empowering choice.

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Feng Shui Bagua. How to Use Bagua? Difference between classic compass bagua school and western three-door gate of chi bagua map. Which feng shui bagua school is better?
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Feng shui for animals at the L.A. zoo – Jan Cisek, feng shui consultant talks to BBC

Jan Cisek, feng shui consultant talks to BBC about feng shui for animals at the L.A. zoo.

Feng shui for golden monkeys

Feng shui for golden monkeys

L.A. zoo employed a feng shui consultant to help with designing the best environment for three golden monkeys that have been bought from China. Continue reading

Feng shui for animals at the L.A. zoo – Jan Cisek, feng shui consultant talks to BBC
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Color of the Year for 2008: Pantone® 18-3943 BLUE IRIS

2008 colour of the year Blue Iris

2008 colour of the year Blue Iris

Blue Iris is the color of the year for 2008 according to Pantone® which says that it is “a multifaceted hue reflecting the complexity of the world that surrounds us.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® explains further that “As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic. Look for it artfully combined with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays.”

Color of the Year for 2008: Pantone® 18-3943 BLUE IRIS
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A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder-How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place By Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman

Clutter is good for you...

Clutter is good for you…

A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder-How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
By Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
Weidenfeld & Nelson 2006; ISBN 978-0-297-85204-

A clutter-free environment can cost you. The inefficiency of tidiness. In praise of mess. Why keeping tidy can be bad feng shui. Tidiness and order are so ordinary. The new maximalism means messy home.

This book may not change people’s lives unless they have a tendency towards being messy. Clutter, untidiness and hoarding, are not bad habits, the authors argue, but often more sensible than meticulous planning, storage and purging of possessions.

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A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder-How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place By Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
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Feng shui for cementary and burial places

Originally (about 4000 years ago), feng shui was used in design of burial places and cemeteries for oriental families. The logic was that if the ancestors were resting happily in a good environment, then everyone will be happy and prosperous. And then people discovered that those places with good feng shui were also good for living and working.  Listen to the report on this Asian tradition of using feng shui to create peaceful burial sites. Feng shui is an ancient art that strives to balance the energies in any given space. Feng shui has influenced everything from interior design to corporate logos to business and so but initially feng shui was simply used to find auspicious sites for burial places.

Feng shui for cementary and burial places
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Boats and Helicopters Story – How to Become More Lucky and Recognise Opportunities

Lucky people learnt to recognise opportunities everywhere and listen to alarm bells. This short story should remind you that we all have ‘boats and helicopters’ coming our way when we need help.

'Boats and helicopters' – learn how to recognise them

‘Boats and helicopters’ – learn how to recognise them

Boats and helicopters
There was a flood and everyone was being evacuated from the village. As the water rose, one man went to the top storey of his house. He remained calm because he knew that he was a good man and that God would save him. A rescue boat came by, but the man said ‘Don’t worry about me. God will save me.’ The water rose higher and he climbed onto the roof.

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Boats and Helicopters Story – How to Become More Lucky and Recognise Opportunities
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Change your internal chi to change your external circustances by chewing your food more

Chewing your food will change and improve your life (and can save your life – read the historic account below)

Research suggests that a simple act of chewing your food more will have many health benefits. It makes sense since by chewing you’re helping with pre-digesting the food and making your body more alkaline with your alkaline saliva. More on benefits of chewing food 

Lino Stanchich book POWER EATING PROGRAM You Are How You Eat

Lino Stanchich book POWER EATING PROGRAM You Are How You Eat

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Change your internal chi to change your external circustances by chewing your food more
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The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories and dreams. One of the best books on feng shui, environmental psychology, interior design and architecture and one of the best books that changed and transformed my life. A classic book – not suitable for speed reading.

“I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

More quotes from The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

“Rilke wrote: ‘These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.”

“We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.”

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The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
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Chinese zodiac astrology chart for all years

Year Associated
Element
Heavenly
Stem
Earthly
Branch
Associated
Animal
Year
1924–1983 1984–2043
1 Feb  5, 1924 – Jan 23, 1925 Yang Wood Rat Feb  2, 1984 – Feb 19, 1985
2 Jan 24, 1925 – Feb 12, 1926 Yin Wood Ox Feb 20, 1985 – Feb  8, 1986
3 Feb 13, 1926 – Feb  1, 1927 Yang Fire Tiger Feb  9, 1986 – Jan 28, 1987
4 Feb  2, 1927 – Jan 22, 1928 Yin Fire Rabbit Jan 29, 1987 – Feb 16, 1988
5 Jan 23, 1928 – Feb  9, 1929 Yang Earth Dragon Feb 17, 1988 – Feb  5, 1989
6 Feb 10, 1929 – Jan 29, 1930 Yin Earth Snake Feb  6, 1989 – Jan 26, 1990
7 Jan 30, 1930 – Feb 16, 1931 Yang Metal Horse Jan 27, 1990 – Feb 14, 1991
8 Feb 17, 1931 – Feb  5, 1932 Yin Metal Goat Feb 15, 1991 – Feb  3, 1992
9 Feb  6, 1932 – Jan 25, 1933 Yang Water Monkey Feb  4, 1992 – Jan 22, 1993
10 Jan 26, 1933 – Feb 13, 1934 Yin Water Rooster Jan 23, 1993 – Feb  9, 1994
11 Feb 14, 1934 – Feb  3, 1935 Yang Wood Dog Feb 10, 1994 – Jan 30, 1995
12 Feb  4, 1935 – Jan 23, 1936 Yin Wood Pig Jan 31, 1995 – Feb 18, 1996
13 Jan 24, 1936 – Feb 10, 1937 Yang Fire Rat Feb 19, 1996 – Feb  6, 1997
14 Feb 11, 1937 – Jan 30, 1938 Yin Fire Ox Feb  7, 1997 – Jan 27, 1998
15 Jan 31, 1938 – Feb 18, 1939 Yang Earth Tiger Jan 28, 1998 – Feb 15, 1999
16 Feb 19, 1939 – Feb  7, 1940 Yin Earth Rabbit Feb 16, 1999 – Feb  4, 2000
17 Feb  8, 1940 – Jan 26, 1941 Yang Metal Dragon Feb  5, 2000 – Jan 23, 2001
18 Jan 27, 1941 – Feb 14, 1942 Yin Metal Snake Jan 24, 2001 – Feb 11, 2002
19 Feb 15, 1942 – Feb  4, 1943 Yang Water Horse Feb 12, 2002 – Jan 31, 2003
20 Feb  5, 1943 – Jan 24, 1944 Yin Water Goat Feb  1, 2003 – Jan 21, 2004
21 Jan 25, 1944 – Feb 12, 1945 Yang Wood Monkey Jan 22, 2004 – Feb  8, 2005
22 Feb 13, 1945 – Feb  1, 1946 Yin Wood Rooster Feb  9, 2005 – Jan 28, 2006
23 Feb  2, 1946 – Jan 21, 1947 Yang Fire Dog Jan 29, 2006 – Feb 17, 2007
24 Jan 22, 1947 – Feb  9, 1948 Yin Fire Pig Feb 18, 2007 – Feb  6, 2008
25 Feb 10, 1948 – Jan 28, 1949 Yang Earth Rat Feb  7, 2008 – Jan 25, 2009
26 Jan 29, 1949 – Feb 16, 1950 Yin Earth Ox Jan 26, 2009 – Feb 13, 2010
27 Feb 17, 1950 – Feb  5, 1951 Yang Metal Tiger Feb 14, 2010 – Feb  2, 2011
28 Feb  6, 1951 – Jan 26, 1952 Yin Metal Rabbit Feb  3, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012
29 Jan 27, 1952 – Feb 13, 1953 Yang Water Dragon Jan 23, 2012 – Feb  9, 2013
30 Feb 14, 1953 – Feb  2, 1954 Yin Water Snake Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014
31 Feb  3, 1954 – Jan 23, 1955 Yang Wood Horse Jan 31, 2014 – Feb 18, 2015
32 Jan 24, 1955 – Feb 11, 1956 Yin Wood Goat Feb 19, 2015 – Feb  7, 2016
33 Feb 12, 1956 – Jan 30 1957 Yang Fire Monkey Feb  8, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017
34 Jan 31, 1957 – Feb 17, 1958 Yin Fire Rooster Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018
35 Feb 18, 1958 – Feb  7, 1959 Yang Earth Dog Feb 16, 2018 – Feb  4, 2019
36 Feb  8, 1959 – Jan 27, 1960 Yin Earth Pig Feb  5, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020
37 Jan 28, 1960 – Feb 14, 1961 Yang Metal Rat Jan 25, 2020 – Feb 11, 2021
38 Feb 15, 1961 – Feb  4, 1962 Yin Metal Ox Feb 12, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022
39 Feb  5, 1962 – Jan 24, 1963 Yang Water Tiger Feb  1, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023
40 Jan 25, 1963 – Feb 12, 1964 Yin Water Rabbit Jan 22, 2023 – Feb  9, 2024
41 Feb 13, 1964 – Feb  1, 1965 Yang Wood Dragon Feb 10, 2024 – Jan 28, 2025
42 Feb  2, 1965 – Jan 20, 1966 Yin Wood Snake Jan 29, 2025 – Feb 16, 2026
43 Jan 21, 1966 – Feb  8, 1967 Yang Fire Horse Feb 17, 2026 – Feb  5, 2027
44 Feb  9, 1967 – Jan 29, 1968 Yin Fire Goat Feb  6, 2027 – Jan 25, 2028
45 Jan 30, 1968 – Feb 16, 1969 Yang Earth Monkey Jan 26, 2028 – Feb 12, 2029
46 Feb 17, 1969 – Feb  5, 1970 Yin Earth Rooster Feb 13, 2029 – Feb  2, 2030
47 Feb  6, 1970 – Jan 26, 1971 Yang Metal Dog Feb  3, 2030 – Jan 22, 2031
48 Jan 27, 1971 – Feb 14, 1972 Yin Metal Pig Jan 23, 2031 – Feb 10, 2032
49 Feb 15, 1972 – Feb  2, 1973 Yang Water Rat Feb 11, 2032 – Jan 30, 2033
50 Feb  3, 1973 – Jan 22, 1974 Yin Water Ox Jan 31, 2033 – Feb 18, 2034
51 Jan 23, 1974 – Feb 10, 1975 Yang Wood Tiger Feb 19, 2034 – Feb  7, 2035
52 Feb 11, 1975 – Jan 30, 1976 Yin Wood Rabbit Feb  8, 2035 – Jan 27, 2036
53 Jan 31, 1976 – Feb 17, 1977 Yang Fire Dragon Jan 28, 2036 – Feb 14, 2037
54 Feb 18, 1977 – Feb  6, 1978 Yin Fire Snake Feb 15, 2037 – Feb  3, 2038
55 Feb  7, 1978 – Jan 27, 1979 Yang Earth Horse Feb  4, 2038 – Jan 23, 2039
56 Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980 Yin Earth Goat Jan 24, 2039 – Feb 11, 2040
57 Feb 16, 1980 – Feb  4, 1981 Yang Metal Monkey Feb 12, 2040 – Jan 31, 2041
58 Feb  5, 1981 – Jan 24, 1982 Yin Metal Rooster Feb  1, 2041 – Jan 21, 2042
59 Jan 25, 1982 – Feb 12, 1983 Yang Water Dog Jan 22, 2042 – Feb  9, 2043
60 Feb 13, 1983 – Feb  1, 1984 Yin Water Pig Feb 10, 2043 – Jan 29, 2044
Chinese zodiac astrology chart for all years
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