Friday, 21 June 2013

Tribute, to the turning tide?

Highpoint of the year and major shift in personal evolution?

Today is an Earth Horse day and denotes great respect whenever a Chinese animal sign supports its own type. In five elements terms, the Horse is fire and this naturally assists Earth.

If that wasn’t enough, Earth Horse is also the month sign and I interpret this much deference as a tribute. But homage to what? It is true that most notable people are born under such influences, however at 06:04 GMT, Summer Solstice began in the northern hemisphere.

This marks the high point of nature and the tides turn from growth to decay or yang to yin. It is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and from this point onwards, growth shifts from the external to internal development.

In terms of our personal evolution, this means shifting our emphasis from the physical to the mental and in this way we pay tribute to ourselves and become all that we can and dare be. This is the very subtle message of the Chinese almanac which makes only one recommendation for today; that of quiet contemplation and honouring all that came before us. 

We leave you with this message and until we return, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Of Horse, Hounds and Horn?

Tiger signs blaze trails, whilst new beginnings and partnerships await others. 

Today's title isn’t a tribute to hunting, far from it; it’s actually a Metal Dog day which falls in a Horse month. That’s two parts of the same zodiac group and you only need a Tiger for a complete set. So those born between 3 – 5am or from February 4th – March 5th or on a Tiger day or year (see free Chinese horoscope) will gain a huge fire influence and be galvanised into action.

Horn refers to a Chinese constellation in which the Moon is said to rise today. Being the tip of the Dragon, it heralds fortune to come and makes it an excellent time to start new ventures.

The Chinese almanac acknowledges these trends and recommends the following activities; taking a course, travelling, getting married, emigrating, opening a business and trading, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof or setting up a tombstone.

If Metal Dog is in your Chinese horoscope you have in-built power, drive and great determination. In common with all dogs, you enjoy friendship and thrive in competitive situations. You also have an empathy with the opposite sex. Blessed with great support and a constant beneficiary of mostly good advice, you should enjoy a gracious and beneficial quality of life. Excitement can often be found by trying new things and you seem to get a buzz from taking risks.

Metal Dog influences can be found in the following celebrities; Mariah Carey, Vince Vaughn, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman , Tina Fey, Naomi Campbell, Joseph Fiennes, Jennifer López, M. Night Shyamalan, Claudia Schiffer, Macy Gray, Matt Damon and Jay-Z.

We return tomorrow and until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 7 June 2013

Enter; the Dragon!

A day of new beginnings, perhaps leading to hidden treasures?

I like a title that works on many levels and today is no exception. Firstly, it’s a Wood Dragon day and this particular type of Wood denotes a new heavenly cycle, therefore entering a new cycle. And secondly... it’s a Dragon day!

But that’s pretty obvious, so there must be something else happening too. Well in the Twelve Palaces system of divination, today is an Open day that makes it appropriate to enter a new phase and do new things such as taking a course. The Chinese almanac also recommends meditating or honouring ancestors, having a haircut, getting engaged, having an astrology reading, emigrating or fixing a roof.

It advises against laying foundations or opening a warehouse, but that’s because it’s also a  Ghost day in the 28 Lunar mansion system, and you don’t want long term endeavours to return to haunt you, do you?

We started with news of a heavenly cycle and we end with news of another, namely tomorrow’s New Moon, traditionally a time to start new ventures. I am reminded that as “one door opens, another closes” and sadly the 1973 film of Enter the Dragon was the last made by legendary Bruce Lee. However, it marked the start of Jackie Chan’s’ career, who was actually also born under the Dragon influence.  

If like other Wood Dragon celebrities such as Matt Dillon, Juliette Binoche, Russell Crowe , Lenny Kravitz , Sandra Bullock, Clive Owen, Joss Stone, Tom Clancy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Rogan, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jennifer Garner, Maria Sharapova and Kirsten Dunst, you would like to discover what today has in store for your Chinese zodiac sign, please see our dedicated Wood Dragon web page.

As we are teaching this weekend we will return from next Wednesday. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey