Feng shui for Valentine’s Day. Top feng shui tips for love and romance.

Feng shui for Valentine’s Day. Top feng shui tips for love and romance.

Heart by Picasso

Heart by Picasso

Feng shui for Valentine’s Day
Feng shui is a very powerful tool for optimising your home for love, and for helping to boost – as well as harmonise – your relationship. Valentine’s day is a perfect occasion to boost your relationships. As a result of using feng shui and feng shui remedies, you can improve an existing relationship or marriage or find a new partner.

Valentine’s Day /  Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual celebration of love, romance and friendship – on 14 February. Originally it was as a Western Christian feast day (nothing to do with a large meal) set up in honour of one or two early saints named Valentinus. So the spiritual connotation of Valentine’s day is a significant aspect. Valentine’s Day is an important and popular cultural, religious and commercial celebration of love around the world.

Top love and Valentine’s Day feng shui tips include:

1) Activate the love/relationship/marriage area of your bedroom or home

Firstly, sort out and energise 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. For example, feng shui remedies for energising your love/relationship corner are: light (lamps, not candles), crystals (add sparkle), plants (help to grow the relationship), meaningful images which represent love (e.g. hearts / a couple kissing / the word ‘LOVE’ / a pair of doves, pairs of things, etc) help to inspire love and harmonious relationships.

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Year of the Wood Dragon: Celebrating Chinese New Year 2024

As the lunar calendar turns a new leaf, we find ourselves on the cusp of Chinese New Year 2024, falling on Saturday, February 10th. This significant cultural event heralds the beginning of the Year of the Wood Dragon, a time imbued with the unique attributes of both the mystical dragon and the grounding wood element. The Chinese zodiac, rich in symbolism and tradition, offers a profound insight into the year ahead.

The Significance of the Dragon in Chinese Culture
The dragon, revered in Chinese culture, symbolises power, nobility, and luck. It is considered the most auspicious sign in the Chinese zodiac, often associated with strength, health, and prosperity. Dragons hold a place of immense significance in Chinese culture, symbolizing power, strength, and good fortune. Unlike the fearsome creatures depicted in Western mythology, Chinese dragons are seen as benevolent and wise. They are revered as harbingers of prosperity and are believed to have control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals and is associated with the emperor and royalty, embodying the qualities of nobility, honor, and success. Its image is often used in art, festivals, and architecture, serving as a potent symbol of the Chinese people’s cultural identity and deep-rooted respect for nature’s power and mystery.

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2024 Colour of the Year: Peach Fuzz 13-1023

Another year. Another trend for the colour scheme. This time, 2024 is a year of Peach Fuzz 13-1023, according to Pantone trendsetters.

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2024 is PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a warm and cosy peach hue nestled between pink and orange. This colour symbolizes kindness, tenderness, caring, and collaboration, highlighting a desire for togetherness and sanctuary. Peach Fuzz represents a fresh approach to softness, evoking feelings of belonging, nurturing, and calm. It’s an appealing choice for fostering inner well-being, offering a space for healing and flourishing. This colour, while sensitive and sweet, also brings a contemporary edge, blending a vintage vibe with a modern ambience.

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Your Home Is a Metaphor Saturday – 10 February – 14:00 (GMT) online

Your Home Is a Metaphor – a presentation at the 2024 online NLP conference

Saturday 10th February 2024 – 14:00 (GMT), online

Book here https://www.nlpconference.com/jan-cisek

Robert Stetson Shaw once observed, “You don’t perceive something until the right metaphor allows you to see it.” This concept holds true in the practice of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), where we frequently employ language models and metaphors.

As powerful tools, metaphors possess the capacity to incite healing and change. Albert Einstein further underlines the potency of symbolic language, asserting, “Symbols hold the power to influence us not merely on an intellectual level, but on behavioural and emotional planes as well.”

In this presentation, we will delve into the art of refining your language models and harnessing metaphors and symbols, drawing upon familiar examples from our daily environments – our homes.

As Eleanor Sandry remarked, “We anthropomorphise everything.” Humans are innately predisposed to infuse intent, emotions and identities into a wide array of entities, from dolphins and houses to seemingly trivial objects like Microsoft’s paperclips or LEGO blocks. We bestow everyday objects with profound meanings.

In this session, we will guide you through a journey of decoding your home using the lenses of metaphor and language. This exploration will not only augment your mastery of NLP but also enable a greater understanding of how your environment, one of the logical levels in NLP, can be optimised to yield desired outcomes.

This insightful presentation promises to be an enjoyable and illuminating experience, transforming the way you perceive your home and, indeed, yourself.

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Feng shui for Christmas

12 Feng Shui Tips for Christmas, Feng Shui Christmas Tree

Christmas is a great time to boost the feng shui of your home and office/business or workplace.

Rituals are panculural, and the psychology of ritual has been studied extensively. In short, feng shui = intention + positive energy + ritual. 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 Christmas tree to boost specific parts of the bagua.

Introduction to festive feng shui
Christmas, a time for gathering loved ones and reveling in festivities, transforms into a season of joy and brightness, with homes and shops adorned in twinkling lights and vibrant hues.

Styling your home for Christmas and boosting feng shui at the same time
Styling your home for Christmas can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Just focus on the key areas that your guest will see: the entrance, dining room and living room and, of course, the Christmas table. From a feng shui perspective, you can utilise the festive season to boost your feng shui at the same time. Any greenery will decorate your home, and traditionally bringing foliage into your home was intended to ward off any evil spirits – so place it around on mantelpieces, staircase, above frames, ceiling lights, etc.

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The Art of Integrating Photographs in Homes: A Feng Shui Perspective

Unveiling the Essence of Memories: The Role of Photographs in Feng Shui

In the realm of feng shui, the placement and choice of items within one’s living space are not just about aesthetics; they are conduits of energy, harmony, and personal storytelling. Among these items, photographs hold a special place. They are more than mere decorations – they are snapshots of time, capturing emotions, memories, and the essence of people and places. This blog explores the nuanced role of photographs in homes from a feng shui perspective, particularly addressing the significance of family photos from childhood.

Childhood Memories: A Window to Innocence and Joy
Family photos from childhood are not just images of a bygone era; they are powerful symbols of innocence, joy, and unadulterated happiness. In feng shui, these photographs can serve as reminders of our roots, our purest emotions, and the unbridled joy of childhood. Placing these images in your home can create a sense of nostalgia, bringing forth the positive energies associated with those times.

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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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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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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.

Portable Helios3 USB + charger

Portable Helios3 USB + charger

Helios3 USB is a powerful Schumann Resonance generator that mitigates geopathic stress (GS) and electrosmog.

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

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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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.




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

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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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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SOLD = done deal

6 key factors affecting the sale of properties. How to sell your property.

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 ie location, location, location

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What is dirty electricity? And how to minimise dirty electricity (DE) 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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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) 

The science behind grounding/earthing
Studies have shown that grounding or earthing can alleviate inflammation, improve heart rate variability (HRV), blood viscosity, cortisol dynamics, sleep, and autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance and reduces the effects of stress as well as boost academic performance at school. In short, when walking barefoot outside, negatively charged particles in the earth neutralise positive particles in your body, which can have a negative effect on your health. Read the scientific research supporting the claims for grounding and earthing at the bottom of this blog.

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

Studies suggest that earthing or grounding can help with a host of health issues (watch the video about the scientific research about earthing) and these are:  Continue reading

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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Feng Shui for Love and Romance (Relationships and Marriage)

Feng Shui for attracting love and romance as well as new relationships and marriage

Feng shui tips for love and romance
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.

Feng shui = intention + energy + ritual

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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 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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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.


Is Feng Shui a Science?

Is feng shui a science? 

The short answer is NO, not to our current, general understanding of what science is and is not.

Then, if feng shui is not science, then what is it? The short answer is art and philosophy. For longer answers, keep reading…

The Intricate Tapestry of Feng Shui: Beyond the Realm of Conventional Science

In our contemporary understanding of disciplines and methodologies, it is crucial to accurately classify various practices and schools of thought. One such ancient practice, feng shui, often finds itself at the crossroads of modern interpretation and traditional values. At its core, feng shui is an art and philosophy deeply rooted in Chinese culture, offering a unique perspective on the harmonious arrangement of space. But does it qualify as a science? The short answer is no, not within our current general understanding of what constitutes science. This article delves into the reasons behind this classification and explores the rich tapestry of what feng shui truly represents.

Feng Shui: A Brief Overview

Feng shui, literally translated as “wind-water”, is an ancient Chinese practice that seeks to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The philosophy of feng shui is grounded in the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. This practice involves the arrangement of spaces – be it homes, offices, or other environments – in ways that align with the natural world, thereby promoting health, happiness, and prosperity.

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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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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

You are lucky. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve demonstrated to yourself that you are already lucky and you’ve made the first step to becoming more lucky in any area of your life, personal and professional. Keep reading…

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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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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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

The Year of The Snake – The Snake Zodiac Sign – Feng Shui Tips for the Year of the Snake

The Snake Zodiac Sign – The Year of The Snake – Feng Shui Tips for the Year of the Snake

2013 The Year Of Water the Snake

2013 The Year Of the Water 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 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

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

 “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us." Winston Churchill

“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.”
Winston Churchill

The context behind this quote

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 was against “giving each member a desk to sit at and a lid to bang” because he 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.” and the House would be empty most of the time. 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.

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Feng Shui Consultant in Oslo. Feng Shui of Oslo and Norway.

I love Oslo, which I have visited many times, teaching feng shui over the years. Let me tell you why Oslo has good feng shui.

A very short history of Oslo: it was founded in 1050 by Vikings, devasted by the black death in 1350, destroyed in a fire in 1624 and then rebuilt in stone and renamed Christiania by Christian IV, and became the capital of Norway in 1814 and given the current name in 1925. Oslo has given us the pop group Aha, cheese slicer and paperclip as well as the ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch and works by Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906). Oslo is one of the best cities to live in, with low unemployment, good water, clean air and, therefore, good feng shui.

Feng Shui Consultant in Oslo

Feng Shui Consultant in Oslo

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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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The Year of the Rabbit – The Rabbit Zodiac Sign – Top tips for the Year of the Rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit – Feng shui tips for 2011

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
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Tiger Zodiac Sign – the Metal Tiger Year

The year of the Tiger

The year of the Tiger

Metal Tiger Year – Chinese New Year starts on the 14th February 2010 (Sunday)

The Tiger (寅) is the third of the 12-year cycle of animal zodiac signs in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 寅.

Tigers are most compatible with the Dog signs as they are straightforward, honest as well as free-spirited. Tigers are also compatible with the energy the Horse sign. Other zodiac signs such as the Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Rat can be happy with the Tiger sign. Two Tigers can get along well with each other. Tigers are least compatible with the Monkey signs.

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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

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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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.”

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

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

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 30 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 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

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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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). Simply put, bagua is a vision board for your life. It is also a map used in feng shui to locate the areas in our homes and workplaces that we can use 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 lives. It can be thought of 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.

Think about bagua as your vision board.

The history behind the bagua model
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.

“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill 

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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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.”

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 tend 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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Feng shui for cementary and burial places

Originally (about 4000 years ago), feng shui was used in the 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. So feng shui is a spiritual discipline. But all over the world, people and different cultures had similar beliefs and would choose good places for cemeteries. For example, Glasgow Necropolis is situated high up with amazing views of the city and in close proximity to a cathedral and a hospital.

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. Read more about spiritual feng shui

Boats and Helicopters Story – How to Become More Lucky and Recognise Opportunities

Lucky people learned 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. Most of the time there are warnings, signals, insights, premonitions and intuition that can help you – only if you could read them in time. Well, you can learn how to be lucky and see opportunities as well as danger.

'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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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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Summary of The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Summary of 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

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard was written in the last stages of Bachelard’s philosophical career and if focuses on the subjective perceptions of the house, its interior places and outdoor context. Bachelard’s reasons for writing this book is his philosophy on poetry. Poetry and metaphor are used to explain our relationship to space. The poetic imagery emerges into our consciousness as a direct result of the heart, soul and Being. Poets help us to discover the joy in looking, Bachelard suggests that image comes before thought. In this book, he expands his phenomenology of the soul, not the mind. In earlier work, he had tried to stay objective, true to science but he concluded that this approach was incomplete to explain the metaphysics of the subjectivity of imagination.

The house
Bachelard proposes that any inhabited space that has a notion of a ‘home’, has a function of a shelter to comforts us and protect. He sees the house as a maternal figure or container in which we contain our memories. Bachelard explores psychologically different aspects and feature of houses. For example, he makes a distinction between a doorknob and a key. Although a doorknob is used to close and open doors, the key is perceived more often to close and the doorknob more often used to open.

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Chinese Zodiac Signs and Astrology Chart for All Years

Year Associated
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