Used with the permission of © Artist Po Ping Lo
As is tradition with my Feng Shui By Fishgirl Blog, I have posted a lovely illustration by artist and dear friend Po Ping Lo who resides in Hong Kong. We have been friends for 40 years.
Pig years represent the 12th cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Naturally, the last of any cycle is a time of endings. With endings come new beginnings. So 2019 is an excellent year for letting go of what no longer serves us, setting into motion the foundation for abundance and future luck. Have a sense of humor about your life. Kung Hey Fat Choi!
My winter home in North Carolina is for sale. It’s been triply blessed by a feng shui master (me!) and is listed with Andy Leung of Keller Williams.
Note the curving sidewalk entry which is essential for good feng shui. The lot is a large rectangle with guardian trees front and back. The natural light and space in this house is phenomenal. The facade is deliberately deceptive so as not to advertise your abundant lifestyle. See the listing for more details. If you want a happy home conducive to creativity, abundance, and love, this is it.
Kung Hei Fat Choy! As is my custom here at Feng Shui By Fishgirl, each Chinese New Year I feature the art of my dear friend Po Ping T’so Lo in Hong Kong. This year Po has deftly captured the Year of the Dog (maybe because the two adorable pups in the painting are portraits of her own pets). Gratitude to this wonderful artist and friend for giving me permission to publish her artwork.
Every cliche you hear about actual dogs– loyalty, honesty, doggedness, helpful and steadfast friend, playful nature, good appetite, intelligence, protective of loved ones, unconditional love– is true for people born under this sign, too.
Whatever you sign, may you find true love, true health, and true luck in the Year of the Dog!
Copyright Po Ping T’so Lo 2018
©Po Ping Lo 2017 Year of the Rooster
Every year my friend Po Ping Lo does a gorgeous rendition of that year’s Chinese New Year symbol and graciously allows me to post her art work here. This year CNY begins on January 28, 2017 and is the Year of the Rooster. Thank you, Po!
2017 is a fire rooster year. Prepare for it by strengthening your personal appearance, embracing the rooster values of loyalty, commitment, and family values. You will be challenged to be very precise about your belief systems, your intentions for your love & relationships must be crystal clear, and you should be ready to fend off shady characters who will appear as tricksters in business, finance, and the internet. In other words, be a good rooster and watch all your chickens!
As a feng shui consultant, I appreciate the symbols of love that Valentine’s Day surrounds us with. Hearts, hearts, and more hearts! I’d like to encourage my readers to remember that LOVE is essential to all beings on this planet. Be kind to your neighbors and your neighbors’ pets. Cherish your mom and your sister as much as your spouse. Valentine’s Day does not have to be for couples only. Spread loving kindness wherever you go and it will come back to you multiplied.
Check out this one-of-a-kind art piece necklace I created for one very lucky person. There will never be another one like it. Made from rare Venetian glass beads, Tibetan stone dZi beads, black glass and sandalwood Buddhist mala beads, and one vintage blue resin heart with scorpion embedded within: Available at ArtBarn on Etsy:
Are you searching for a unique gift that also imparts excellent feng shui good luck? There are some great items that do exactly that on my ArtBarn shop on Etsy. Click the photos to go to the direct links at my shop.
This necklace is from my personal collection of auspicious feng shui jewelry. Vintage jade and gold:
The pendant necklace on leather cord shown below was personally designed and made by me. I imparted the 3 Secret Reinforcements Ritual onto it for extra beneficial blessings. The centerpiece Chinese Fu Dog soapstone carved amulet bead is old and is from a trip to China. The blown glass beads are rare Venetian glass and the Mother-of-Pearl white beads are also vintage and rare. Finally, the carved wood beads are from a vintage mala. Wow! Can be worn by man or woman and has powerful energy!
This rare Tibetan silver vintage box is perfect for storing your wishes a la the feng shui ritual to activate intentions. It’s got a Chinese dragon on the lid and a Tibetan Buddhist cross on the bottom. It has been blessed with the 3 Secrets Reinforcement Ritual as well by yours truly.
Many more silver boxes at my shop that are also suitable for the feng shui intentions ritual. Click here for the link to all my special boxes. The Tibetan Buddhist thanka that I am offering is of museum quality. It is rare and it is amazing. This high end piece would add grace to any feng shui practitioner’s home.
And if you’re looking to activate your Love & Relationship Area (and who isn’t?), my Love Power Heart painting from my WALL OF LOVE: The Art of Feng Shui exhibition has been blessed and will generate enormous energy in your home.
I’m reviving this post from my archives because it bears repeating.
Feng Shui By Fishgirl
ROOM TO BREATHE
When we are meditating, or following our spiritual practice, the goal is
often to still the chatter in the mind, to simply “be”. In fact, the
Calming Heart Sutra aids us in accomplishing that goal. Notice when you are in that stillness of being,there is still one thing that you are doing: breathing. Without breath, you are not alive. Think of Qi or ch’i (pronounced “chee”) as the breath of your home or office environment. We want to keep the rooms we live and work in healthy and filled with vitality. To do that, the ch’i must be circulating, the space itself must be breathing. That’s the main explanation why feng shui practitioners are so obsessed with eliminating clutter. Clutter blocks the circulation of ch’i.
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