Year of the Goat © Po Ping Lo
Kung Hei Fat Choy means happy Chinese new year in Cantonese. Wishing all of my feng shui friends around the world a very happy year of the goat (sometimes also referred to as year of the sheep or ram). As she has for several years now, my good friend artist Po Ping has loaned me the use of her painted illustration celebrating the astrology of the new year. Thanks, Po!
What can we expect this year? As we head into the new Chinese calendar on February 19th, 2015 we might envision a steady path, contemplating our past achievements, and a feeling of calm should be our mantra this year. Peace efforts would be wise to be negotiated this year. If this is an impossible dream worldwide, think of your own individual life and make amends with those relationships that need it. For more info please go to this site that describes the year of the goat in more depth.
This article pertains to the Health and Family sector of the bagua. It’s a great idea to do feng shui tune-ups at the end of the year before bringing in the new one!
Nasty Things to Throw Out Now to Improve Your Health – AARP.
This A-frame beam may be pleasant to look at but my feng shui hunch is it’s not a great placement for a bed. Traditionally, feng shui practice tells us that the beam is pushing a heavy weight and that energy can be felt if you are sensitive to it. You may experience it as headaches, restlessness, bad dreams, and uncomfortable sleeping positions.Solutions to counteracting beam energy:
*Relocate the bed so it’s not under the beam.
*Try a canopy bed with a white fabric between you and the beam.
*Paint the beam white. White symbolizes metal, metal cuts wood and negative energy will be diffused.
*Place a traditional Chinese feng shui firecracker under the beam. Perhaps you can make it look like an art sculpture to disguise its appearance. Much easier to paint the beam!
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Design Icon Remembers His Design Icon Wife
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Scott’s dear friends Vladmir Kagan and Erica Wilson peppered the lexicon of Scott’s storytelling. Scott used to stay at their NYC apartment from time to time. Vladi is perhaps the most iconic design icon of the contemporary furniture industry and certainly a hero of Scott’s. In the case of the Kagans, the Woman Behind the Man was just as legendary. Erica Wilson was an idol of mine long before I met Scott. Her needlework was inspiration for many of my sweater designs and her color palette of yarns at her famous shop launched many a collection on 7th Avenue. I wonder if she knew that we “borrowed” her hues? A most moving and uplifting tribute to his wife–gone 3 years now– can be found on Vladi’s Blog. Click Here and includes many fine old photographs from years gone by. The Kagans love story was legendary and continues to inspire.
Get ready, get set….GO to the Stonington Farmers Market opening Friday May 23rd to start your Memorial Day Weekend off right! You’ll want to mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on the best 2 hours of fun every Friday of the season. Meet up with your friends, buy your healthy groceries, get some great gifts and mementos of your visit to Stonington. See you there!
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REPOSTING THIS AS IT’S STILL TRUE
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A great post at Apartment Therapy guaranteed to put a smile on your face: “Dogs in House Tours, the Best of 2010″. Here at Feng Shui By Fishgirl I get asked questions about pets and feng shui quite a bit. Are pets good feng shui? Absolutely! A well-trained, healthy, happy pet can add so much good ch’i (energy) to your space and it’s been proven scientifically that animals can help us to heal faster and live longer. Can keeping pets pose feng shui problems? Yes, of course. If we neglect their hygiene–and our own–by allowing fur to accumulate, or ignoring the cat litter box that needs to be kept fresh that can cancel out all the good vibes a pet contributes to the homespace.