Mina’s 2015 Feng Shui Almanac

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2015-almanacHi there,

It has been a while since my last post. I have been busy writing a piece for Chinese media and  preparing the Feng Shui Almanac for 2015, the Wood Sheep year.

2015 looks bright and stable for most people.  To be lucky we need to be at the right place and at the right time. This almanac outlines the lucky days for you to conduct major events in 2015, to enhance the chances for smooth operation and success.

My 2015 Feng Shui Almanac also includes the 2015 astrology forecast and 2015 Flying Stars and remedies.

The Almanac is available as an eBook. Please find it at http://www.fengshuiaustralia.com/chinese-horoscope-2015

It is the time to plan ahead. It is not about what the year ahead holds for you. It is about how to  make the Sheep Year a great year for you.

Yours Sincerely,

Mina R Zheng

Which Door to Use?

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DoorIn Australia, I have done many consultations for clients with free standing houses. Often the houses have a few doors, the main entry, back entry, side entry and garage entry.

Many people drive their cars into the garage and then enter their house through an internal door. The main door is used for visitors only. From my consultations, some of my clients have never used their main entry, the garage entry or back entry has been used all the time.

From a feng shui aspect, the main entry of the house is one of the major concerns. The main entry is called the ‘mysterious gate’. The Qi flow in front of the gate and how the door collects the energy is important. It affects the career path and well being for the residents.

Recently, I visited a client in Victoria. I was asked to check the feng shui and to improve their financial situation. My clients and their family had been in this property for five years. The house is located at a corner block, facing west.  The main door is facing a spacious green garden, the Qi flow from the streets and the garden is in a positive and meandering manner.  The west direction is one of the auspicious directions for each member of the family according to their birthdays. However, I discovered that the main door has never been used as long as my client resided here.  They used the back door all the time, because it was easier to park their cars. Behind the main door, they had turned it to a storage area, with many junk items. The back door is in the Six Killing and Five Ghosts directions for the owners.

I had advised my clients to remove the storage, and use the front door along with many other recommendations to help them improve the energy flow for the house, to improve their opportunities and wealth.

The front door should never be blocked.  You don’t know how many opportunities  you may  miss out on. If the front door has very bad feng shui, for example, if the door has poison arrow in front, or is affected by negative and unremovable object/structure, then you need to seek feng shui remedies. Blocking the main entry is not a good idea.

 

Super Moon Sep 9, 2014

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August'sFull-MoonThis is a post from Grand Master Lillian Too.

The super moon falls on Sep 9, 2014.

The supermoon is an astronomical phenomenon, an optical illusion that makes the moon appear brighter and larger than normal. In astronomy, this kind of moon is referred to as Perigree – a term that describes the moon at its closest point to Earth. It is extremely auspicious to view the supermoon while making silent supplications to the Moon Goddess who grants wishes related to your love life!

The Moon Goddess brings love and romance into the lives of young men and women; it also brings beautiful offspring and marital bliss to those already married and happiness in old age to those past once cycle of the calendar (60 years).

This is also a good time to charge your sacred mirrors. When you look up at the moon, hold your mirror high up to reflect the light of the moon and then recite the wish fulfilling mantra at least three times, thinking of what you wish to accomplish. This is a powerful practice, especially potent for the fulfillment of romantic wishes. If you are looking for love or wanting to connect with someone special, then you can use this opportunity to supplicate the Moon Goddess and feel her radiant light blessings.

Note: It is important not to confuse the supermoon with an eclipse. One brings extreme good fortune, while an eclipse blocks the light of the moon and brings misfortune.

Connect with the powerful Moon Goddess on Sept 9, 2014 and don’t forget to use your brass mirrors to reflect the moonlight!

Love
Lillian

A Story Relating to Feng Shui

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demolished-buildingI read the Chinese news online today. Here is a story may be interesting to you.

The Governor who blew up a Five Star Hotel has been removed from his position.

The mayer of Huai Hai (淮海)City, An Hei (安徽)Province has lost his job recently. The reason related to the demolishment of a five star hotel.

In March this year, there was a new construction building along the lake on the south side of the government building in Huai Hai.  The building was built about ten levels high, it meant to be a five star hotel, called Lake Side International Hotel. The building crashed down in a huge explosion.

The construction was approved by previous government, and was listed as one of the main land mark projects of the city. To cut the long story short, the mayor Fang Xi Ping (方西屏)of the city was told that the hotel has blocked the feng shui of the government house. The mayor then used his power to order people to bring down this building. It has caused tens of millions of Yan loss for the investors.

House Feng Shui and Health

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house-1No one denies that health is the most important thing in our life.

Recently, I have done a few cases where the family have health problems or child allergies. I found these houses have some common problems.

From Chinese traditional feng shui, every different direction represents the status of different family member. If the environment or interior layout has problems or disharmony, it reflects the person’s health, fortune, and luck. From a person’s Bazi (year, month, day and time of birth), we can detect a person’s health. A feng shui expert can define the problem and provide practical solutions to improve the situation.

The common issues I have found from the houses with health problems are the house often have strong Yin  (阴) energy. There are a few different causes:

1. the house is too close to other houses, no natural sun light;

2. the house is surrounded by trees; the trees block the light;

3. the owner of the house have habit of closing the blind, shutters or curtains to keep the house dark.

If the house does not get enough sunlight, the Yin (阴) energy will accumulate, it is bad for health.

To improve the situation, we should open the shutters, blind and curtains in day time to let the sun light in the house. Children should sleep in a room with ample sunlight in daytime.

If the house is surrounded by tall buildings, have very little natural light, we should create ceiling windows to let light in.

Trees should be trimed or cut back to let sunlight in. The main entrance of the house should never be blocked by trees. The main door of the house should be able to receive sunlight in day time. Morning sun or afternoon sun are both fine.

Make sure the house has enough Yang (阳) energy. This is the first step of feng shui for good health.

Feng Shui and Time Management

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TimeTime is our most precious resource.  We  often hear   ‘time goes too fast’ in conversations. The fact is, time doesn’t go any faster than it should. The speed of time is constant. It moves from seconds to minutes, from minutes to hours, from hours to days, from days to months, from months to years, from one year to another . We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Why do we often think that time goes too fast? It is because we are trying to accomplish too many things at a time, our crowded lifestyles make us feel there is no time for anything. How we manage our time makes a difference to our life.

Feng shui is about energy flows in the place which relates to you. Time management is the input from you. If you improve the feng shui in your working and living spaces, time management can be improved easily. Assume we all sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, and have 8 hours free time per day. Making this 8 hours more productive and meaningful and enjoyable can make time more valuable to you.

Here are some feng shui tips to help you improve your time management:

1. Use your spare time to clean up the house and office, remove the clutter, and put everything in good order. This will provide a clean platform for you to do things.

2. Put some green plants or flowers in your living room and office. It brings fresh growth energy to your place.

3. Hang a clock on a wall. It reminds you about the time.

4. Look into your life, sort out the priorities, and set time aside for them.

5. After you have done the things you have to do, you can then develop your interests. Set up a goal, and spend certain time per day to achieve it. There is no need to overly ambitious. If you try to do many things in a short time, it will not be as efficient as just doing one thing.  Saying or feeling ‘time goes too fast’ does not move us to anywhere.

Above all, make sure you have enough time to rest. There are always bright days ahead.

Building your Brand

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BrandyouMy good friend Scarlett Vespa is a personal Brand Expert.  She is running a workshop in Sydney on the 8th august 2014.

Scarlett and her expert team offer a package for those who need to create a brand to launch their business.

The one day workshop includes: personal branding and media training, styling, professional hair & make up, a video and photo shoot, social media training and the creation of a website outlining your business. The workshop also includes an overnight stay at The Pullman Hotel Sydney.

The event includes an address by well known keynote speaker Sam Cawthorn.

I will be a guest speaker for the evening.

If you are interested, here is the link to the details.

 

A Feng Shui interview with ABC TV

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Mina&TraceyKirklandMina was interviewed by ABC TV about the Property developments in Australia for Chinese investors. In the program, she talked about the feng shui input for the architectural design to meet the Asian market.

The picture is Mina and ABC reporter Tracey Kirkland.

Here is the link for the show:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-24/feng-shui-friendly-developers-designing-real/5547794

My trip to China — 韶山 (Shao Shan)

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Mao's birthplaceDuring this trip, a special event has brought me to 湖南 Hu Nan Province. 长沙 Chang Sha is the capital of the province. When we were their, we organised a trip to 韶山 (Shao Shan). Shao Shan is the birth place of Chairman Mao (Mao Zhe Dong), the founder of People’s Republic of China. Because of him, Shao Shan has become one of the famours attractions in Fu Nan Province.

I was curious to find out the feng shui of Chairman Mao’s birth place. It was about one and a half hour drive from Chang Sha. During the journey, I observed the environment very closely, and found some interesting facts.

1. From the map, the shape of 韶山 is a mirror image of the shape of China.

2. Chairman Mao ‘s birthplace is at 韶源 (Shao Yuan). The location of Shao Yuan from Shao Shan map is identical to the position of BeiJing on China map. (mirror image)

3. Shao Shan is supported by one of the 72 mountains – Shao Feng.

4. Shao Shan is nourished by the famous river-xiang jian.

5. Chairman Mao’s childhood home is sitting south, facing north. There are two ponds in front of the house. The bigger pond was the one where Chairman Mao learned swimming. The smaller pond was used to water the crops.

6. The house is located at a armchair position, three directions have mountains, with water in the front.

Mao's-MinaWe  also visited 滴水洞 (di shui dong). The ‘water drop cave’. Mao called it West Cave. It is located at the west of Shao Shan. Surrounded by peaks and forests. It has a pleasant climate. Mao wished he could reside there after retirement.

The cave is not a cave. It was a secret building which was built in 1950s for Chairman Mao and important people’s meeting and retreat.

The building was built for safety and convenience. I studied the layout, the feng shui wasn’t good. The original door was facing the mountain, Chairman Mao was very knowledgeable in I Ching and feng shui. After his visit, the door was moved to face an open space. I studied the layout, the feng shui wasn’t good. Chairman Mao only stayed there for ten days of his whole life.

 

My trip to China — Wisdom from my father

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Minas-DadPast two weeks I was in China, and only got home this morning. I visit China every year  for two reasons: first to spend some time with my parents and family; second to do feng shui study and research.

As always, my home town is my first destination.  My parents live in Fu Jian province. I stayed at my parents house for a few days, on top of loving, caring, eating, there  is also the wisdom from my father.

My father is 81. He started to practice Tai Chi and Chinese Gong Fu from 11 years old, for 70 years, and has never stopped. He is one of the grand masters of Tai Chi in China. He is also an author and good at writing traditional Chinese poetries.

During this trip, he wrote a poem for me to teach me how to meditate at night time.

It said:

fathers-wisdomAt the silent night, everything is quiet, throw away all the worries;

Move energy to guard your core (Dong Tian), close your seven exits;

Breath gentlly, tongue forms a bridge;

feel body as light as a bird floating on top of cloud.

The picture is him, and his hand writing.