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Happy Birthday, Pisces! Wondering why my blog is called Feng Shui by Fishgirl? I was born with Sun and Moon in Pisces and according to ancient astrologers Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune. Hmm…Neptune a.k.a. Poseidon was a pretty fierce fellow. Check out this representation of him in the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. He’s surrounded by water and not taking any prisoners. I know a lot of Pisceans who share those traits! But if you don’t, it’s good to know Poseidon has your back. For your horoscope this month check out Susan Miller’s AstrologyZone. Susan does a very comprehensive reading for every sign and it’s free. The Boboli Gardens are formal gardens laid out in a spectacular setting overlooking the city of Florence. You could easily spend an entire day wandering the gardens there and still not see everything. Don’t miss it if you’re planning a trip to Italy.


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IDEAS TRAVEL, TOO: Locking Up Love vs Setting it Free

I took these pics in Florence, Italy last year while traveling with my true love. We saw these locks along the Ponte Vecchio and didn’t have a clue what they were about. Until today when I came across a Travel & Helpful People. Er, Helpful Person. Anita Mac does a great job of describing these “Love Locks” on her travel blog: TravelDestinationBucketList (and she has even more super pics of them, too). Apparently a generation of romantic youth from China to Praque to Italy and beyond like the idea of padlocking their names together in a gesture of eternal love.  From a feng shui standpoint, I believe a better representation of love is to set it free and if it’s yours it comes back to you. Does anyone else see a connection between chastity belts and love locks, or is it just me?

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