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Year of the Dog 2018

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!

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Copyright Po Ping T’so Lo 2018

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YEAR OF THE SNAKE 2013

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Kung hei fat choy!
Once again my artist friend Po Ping has captured the essence of 2013 Chinese New Year with her wonderful painting to help all my readers celebrate the Year of the Snake. Showing Po’s CNY paintings has beome a tradition at Feng Shui By Fishgirl.

Snake energy has lots to teach us if we let it. Slinky, clever, mysterious snake energy. Happy new year!

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2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON: Kung Hei Fat Choi!

This Dragon Year is a © creation of Po Ping Design

Happy New Year and Gong Hei Fat Choi-ah! This beautiful illustration of the Year of the Dragon is by my friend Po Ping in Hong Kong and is the third in a series(see Year of the Tiger and also Year of the Rabbit).

The Year of the Dragon is a powerful and auspicious one. Check out some horoscope advice at this link for 2012.  Yet it doesn’t come without the hint of danger…dragons breathe fire, after all. How can you harness the qi energy of the dragon in 2012? Begin by surrounding yourself with images of dragons.  Keep one on your desk or at your place of work where you can glance at it from time to time and visualize yourself being protected by the dragon/ becoming a powerful being like the dragon—in other words, envision yourself as a successful creature. That’s a mighty meditation and all you have to do is close your eyes and use your imagination. Have you ever heard of a dragon with low self esteem?

In ancient times in China, only the Emperor was allowed to use the dragon symbol. Gorgeous silk robes like the one shown here had imperial dragons embroidered on them to indicate rank. You’d be killed if you were caught wearing the dragon! Unless of course you were the Emperor.

Today anyone can take advantage of the dragon’s power. The dragon puppet we have below is a soft plush toy but he’s still scary enough to illicit barks from one of our dogs when she gets too close to him. He’s also a GREAT feng shui activator of the Creativity & Future Projects area of the bagua. Why? Because that sector is associated with Children and what better symbol than a toy puppet that also happens to be the symbol for the year?

The dragon’s breath purges all the stuff we no longer need. This is a year that will go easier on those that embrace change and discard anything in life that doesn’t serve the highest good. Follow your inner dragon to scale new heights! Happy New Year to all of my friends around the world.

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KUNG HEI FAT CHOI: YEAR OF THE RABBIT 2011

Original artwork © Po Lo 2011

Chinese New Year is soon upon us and I’d like to wish all of you Kung Hey Fat Choi (or happy new year!). It’s the Year of the Rabbit following the Year of the Tiger. My friend  artist Po Lo created the original artwork you see here. Po’s work is very reminiscent of Erte or Vargas. To see last year’s art from Po Lo: click here. Keep coming back as I will be discussing ways for you to harness Rabbit energy in the new year.

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