Thursday, 23 May 2013

Success, although a day late and a bill short!

Although we said we would return yesterday, it’s the bank holidays season here in the UK where working weeks are noticeably shorter but deadlines remain the same, so we’ve been extra busy this week.

Today is an Earth Ox day in a Snake month; both signs need to be re-united by the Rooster and that’s where the bill (bird beak) is missing or short. Having just the start and end of a group can mean chaos and management issues and those best suited to sort this out are those with a Rooster in their Chinese horoscope. Alternatively, you could wait until the Rooster double hour which falls between 17:00 and 19:00 hours which will be a golden time for us all.

At this time we get to experience what Rooster people will feel all day which is a huge metal influence. A Rooster can restore order and respect and bring personal glory or rewards depending on horoscope composition. You want one now, don’t you? Just check with our free Chinese horoscope  and then see our attribute cycle for its personal effects on you. 

Overall, today’s title refers to possibly being too late, but it does state success and if you follow our daily, sorry mostly daily translations of the feng shui almanac, you are never too late. This tells us that today success can be found by meditating or honouring ancestors, asking for blessings, visiting friends, taking a course, having a haircut, travelling, getting engaged, having an astrology reading, opening a business and trading, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof, hunting, or setting up a tombstone. Problems abound in litigation, emigrating or apparently catching fish.

Success is also found in the 12 palace system making today highly auspicious for starting new projects.

Our dedicated Earth Ox web page has everything you are likely to want to know about today's zodiac sign and we hope to return tomorrow with Form School’s White Tiger.
Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 17 May 2013

In the running, go for gold in Chinese astrology

Another special day ahead especially when you go with the flow, here’s how…

It seems that these triple alignments although rare have occurred a lot lately. Yesterday; a horse day, we were looking for a Goat, and today being a Goat day we are in the running for a horse.  Yesterday should have been a memorable day for those with the Goat influence and today Horse signs will get to experience this too. 

However, as this triple alignment between the day and month has such a strong effect it can actually upset the equilibrium of the Chinese horoscope and cause mayhem too, so today can be fantastically good, or really not so much…

 It just goes to show that even though you only have one Chinese zodiac sign in a group it can combine with its other two counterparts in time. Take this year as an example, the Snake will affect the Ox and Rooster and at certain times create a huge metal influence. Similarly, as we have seen in these last couple of days, it affects the Horse and Sheep to create a massive fire influence.

As there are almost 13 million different variations in Chinese astrology, it’s impossible to be general and say how these alignments can affect you, remember they can be fantastically god or bad. However, as this form of astrology uses the five elements it is said to cure bad luck.

So, if you are at all worried check your horoscope to see if you have any of the signs just listed then head over to our attribute cycle to show you its effect and if needed; how to cure it. 

This is all free and can be used as many times as you like, by you, your friends and family, or anybody that you care about, why not email this to, or share it with someone now?

A fine example of balancing Chinese horoscopes or finding equilibrium is today's Water Goat; those born on these days may have stomach issues and bottle up all their emotions. They need the metal element to balance and this can be found by using feng shui and sleeping with their head in the west, wearing white, grey or metallic colours, diet and personal management. This knowledge can turn bad times into better and good times into fantastic ones, perhaps you can now see why people think feng shui and chines astrology is pure gold!

As is daily tips on which activities will help you be in the right place at the right time. According to the feng shui or Chinese almanac its great day to buy land or property, also good for planting seeds and sweeping house, you can take this metaphorically to mean research and attention to fine detail.

As we are teaching this weekend our blog should return on next Wednesday. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Get your goat and grin like a gee-gee!

Great day for a Goat, not too shabby either for those without

Today's title could mean something that either makes you angry or irritated. However, it is used in a completely literal sense and if you have a Goat or Sheep in your Chinese horoscope, it will combine with today's Water Horse and this month’s Snake sign to make a most memorable day indeed.

For those without a Goat it isn’t half bad either, in fact, the Chinese almanac is “grinning like a gee-gee” or smiling like a horse as today could allow all our plans to come to fruition. Consequently, activities found to be in the winners enclosure are meditating or honouring ancestors, asking for blessings, visiting friends, taking a course, having a haircut, sweeping house, travelling, seeing a doctor or choosing a treatment, opening a business, trading and settling accounts, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof, buying or setting direction for your bed or oven, or setting up a tombstone.

So the Horse, Goat and Snake form a triple alignment of fire qi which is great for inspiration, forward thinking and rapid growth. However, “falling at the first” are activities involving water features and it’s advisable to buy boat tickets tomorrow instead.

On the subject of water, the Moon starts a new cycle today as it moves through the 28 Lunar mansions or Chinese constellations and that’s always a lucky day, especially for growth, partnerships or creating.

If you have a Water Horse in your horoscope or you would like to find out how your Chinese animal fares today, please see the runners and riders in our dedicated Water Horse web page.  We will return tomorrow and until then, SMILE, then enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tip the scales?

Make something more or less likely to happen or succeed”; sounds like feng shui that works!

We always try to choose a title that alludes to the day’s trends or features and sometimes we get lucky with a homonym, which is a word or phrase that has two meanings. Today's phrase means to “make something more or less likely to happen”, or to “make someone more or less likely to succeed” and our daily translation of the tong Shu or feng shui almanac does this nicely.

As an example the Tong Shu, the oldest most continuously published book on the planet, recommends meditating or honouring ancestors, planting seeds, travelling, buying or making clothes, trading, laying foundations, buying or setting direction for your bed, or setting up a tombstone as where the smart money is. Conversely, it advises against fixing nets or having acupuncture.

However, the tips in the title refers to the metal element which represents keratin and is what hair and nails are made from; whilst scales are associated with a Dragon, making today a Metal Dragon day.  Interestingly, you can tell a metal person by their rounded features, particularly tips (as in fingertips). Use one now on your keyboard and send this to a friend you think may be a metal person or check with our free Chinese horoscope. You can use another to click and see what effect today’s Metal Dragon has on your sign.

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We will return tomorrow. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 10 May 2013

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

Solar eclipse and new moon rising, yet… hope springs eternal!

Today's title was originally inspired from a quote by Confucius and is appropriate on so many levels. Not least because it’s a Fire Rat day and in the earliest forms of feng shui or “Kan Yu” as it was then known, today's elements represent the Star and Moon respectively.

Fire also represents the height of growth or success, as well as action, and the Rat always marks the start of a new cycle. I am therefore interpreting today as the start of a new cycle where action leads to success.

If that wasn’t all, tonight we have a new moon which is traditionally the start of a cycle and the ideal time to start projects. This is just as well as today there may also be a shortage of heavenly light due to a solar eclipse.

In ancient times they feared these days as they didn’t know whether the Sun, the source of life, would ever return. In a similar way, with austerity affecting everyday life, I am reminded that today's fire element can also mean hope and joy.  Two further quotes then spring to mind; the first is that “as one door closes another opens” and the other by Albert Einstein who said, “I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it”.  Well, the sun is just under the horizon, let there be light, find hope and joy will find you.

You can discover how your own Chinese zodiac signs will fare today on our dedicated Fire Rat web page and we will return next Tuesday on a Metal Dragon day.  Until then, enjoy NOW - after all you have good reason to!
Finn & Slim Shooey