Friday, 21 December 2012

New beginnings day

Today is the last day of the Mayan calendar and according to some people is the end of the world. However, we also use an ancient calendar in Chinese culture and astrology which when it gets to the end, just starts again. That’s what we have from today; a chance to start again. If you knew what the cycle of time will bring, what would you change and when would you change it from?

We will leave you for the festive season with this thought in mind.  Just to get you started on what the future may bring, we wish you peace, joy, happiness and prosperity for the Christmas season and throughout our new cycle of time.

We will return with our daily blog on January 23rd although our offices will be open for consultations and Chinese astrology readings from early January.  Until the end of time, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 14 December 2012

The Smoother Rooster

Today’s title is derived from the smooth and natural transition between earth and the Rooster’s metal element. If someone has this sign in their day pillar (see free Chinese horoscope), this smooth transition allows them to be extremely articulate, analytical and creative.

Earth Roosters are perhaps the most generous of the five types of rooster in Chinese astrology; even to the point of giving it all away. They also give full rein to their emotions and are meticulous about their appearance. Famous Earth Rooster celebrities include Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, RenĂ©e Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, Steffi Graf, Edward Norton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gerard Butler and Matthew McConaughey.

Smooth is a much needed factor because in the 12 Palaces, it is a “Broken” day. Therefore, today's’ theme is correcting what is wrong and consequently, the Chinese almanac recommends repairing nets, fixing paths, oh and having your hair done. Meanwhile the 28 Lunar Mansions tell us it’s also a “Mound” day, so if you need to fix your cash flow, it’s an excellent day to chase debts.

Having done many Earth Rooster Chinese horoscopes in the past, there is a wealth of information including daily trends and compatibility on our dedicated web page. 
We hope to be back on Tuesday. Until then, enjoy moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sweet smell and Success?

If we reduce today's Earth Monkey down to its basic elements, we get sweet from the earth and metal (monkey) represents the nose. Today’s title was derived by adding the 28 Lunar MansionsSuccess”. However, its apt, as owing to a special triple alignment with the day, month and year, it’s probably the best day of the week so far and success should be more easily found.

Especially if it’s associated with the water element which denotes communications, transport, wisdom and knowledge. Hence the Chinese almanac recommends taking a course,  visiting friends, having a haircut, travelling, getting engaged or married, having an astrology reading, buying or making clothes, seeing a doctor or choosing a treatment, emigrating, opening a business and trading, fixing a roof, making wine or fermenting, and setting up a tombstone as successful activities. It advises against laying foundations, buying or setting direction for your bed or buying land.

To see how your own sign is affected today see our dedicated Earth Monkey web page and we will return tomorrow with an Earth Rooster.
Until then, enjoy moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Blessings from the “glorious twelve”?

Today is the 12th day of the 12th month in the 12th year of the century, which to me suits the term “glorious” better than its usual reference as the start of the Red Grouse hunting season. The number 12 is highly significant in Chinese astrology, where it refers to the Chinese animals or zodiac signs and our (mostly) daily blog interprets their effect on your personal horoscopes. Of course, we also look at other systems such as the 28 Lunar Mansions and the 12 Palaces, all of which bring blessings on this Fire Sheep day.

Consequently, the Chinese almanac recommends meditating or honouring ancestors, asking for blessings, getting engaged, having an astrology reading, trading, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations and buying or setting a direction for a bed as today’s most suitable activities. It advises against hair styling or funeral duties.

Those with a Fire Sheep in their horoscope, or indeed any sheep or goat sign, should be feeling positively buoyant today. Although they do need to be careful of “lip service” and should check the small print when signing contracts. Their group includes Pig and Rabbit signs, who can respectively gain power and wealth today.

The Sheep also benefits Horse signs who find self-expression and creativity. It is also good for travelling, but not “racing” as they may tire easily. Conversely, the opposing group of Snake, Rooster and Ox may see change today. The Ox is most susceptible, as it is in a direct clash that may result in stomach issues. 

Famous celebrities with Fire Sheep influence include Kurt Cobain, Benicio del Toro, Prince Pavlos of Greece, Noel Gallagher, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Anderson, Will Ferrell, Vin Diesel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matt LeBlanc, Julia Roberts, Rufus Sewell , Carla Bruni, Steve Zahn, Sophia Bush, Matthew O'Leary. Also included is anyone born in the Fire Sheep year of 1967 and those born between July 7th and August 8th in years that end with 2 or 7, (for example 1982 or 1997).

Further information is available on our dedicated Fire Sheep web page and we will return tomorrow with a Yellow Monkey.
Until then, enjoy moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 7 December 2012

One more drop… and the Monkey gets it!

It’s a Water Tiger day, in a new Water Rat month in a Water Dragon year - wow what a lot of water!  Furthermore, the Rat and Dragon combine to make even more of the water element. Even more so with a Monkey in your Chinese horoscope, which completes this group, to them this drop of water may actually feel like an ocean. Although, the Water element represents wisdom, bravado and communication, too much of it in your chart may cause depression or alcohol addiction.

Today we can all experience this for ourselves between 3pm – 5pm (15:00 – 17:00 local time) as it will be a Monkey hour. If during this time you feel especially brave or talkative, you have a good month ahead. If however, the “light at the end of your tunnel” starts to flicker and you suddenly feel sad, you will need either the wood or fire and earth elements to balance your energy.

These influences can be incorporated relatively easily into your life either by certain activities, eating specific food groups, sleeping or facing precise directions and even wearing certain colours.  Although, the Monkey sign also clashes with today's Tiger, so if you feel sad at any other time today, don’t worry that will soon pass and tomorrow you should feel much better.

Monthly influence
So with the alignment between the Rat and Dragon, it should generally be one of the best months of the year. With the strong water influence, you should expect communication and all other water related aspects, including spending money, to figure prominently over the festive holidays and into the New Year. Consequently, you may want to order that tablet, or mobile phone sooner rather than later.

It’s also not a bad day either and as mentioned yesterday, we have the start of “Big Snow”, one of the 24 seasons of nature, perhaps heralding the likelihood of a white Christmas?

If a Monkey is “under the weather”, a Rabbit sign could be on “top of the world” due to another potential alignment between the Tiger day and Dragon year. With all of this water around they could feel like the “energiser bunny”, so the fire element will help them relax.

Seriously though, Chinese astrology is the only form of astrology that allows you to correct a “bad luck” period and although there’s lots of free and helpful information on our site, it’s obviously best to have a professional astrology reading. Actually, according to the Chinese almanac, having a reading is one of the recommended activities for today; a gift that just keeps on giving. Due to the previously mentioned alignments, the book of nature also suggests travelling, getting married, having a haircut, opening a business laying foundations, fixing a roof or setting up a tombstone.

See our dedicated Water Tiger web page for how your own sign will fare today. As we are teaching this weekend, we will return next Wednesday. Until then, enjoy moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey