Friday, 26 July 2013

Day of the year?

In case you woke up late this morning and feel that you missed something, our title doesn’t mean the best day of the year, simply that today has the same Chinese astrology sign as the year. So if 2013 has been outstanding so far, today should be the icing on the cake. However, if it has been full of trials and tribulations, it would probably have been best to sleep in and keep a low profile when you rise.

Most at risk are our Pig signs as they clash with these Snakes.  Nevertheless they can turn problems into opportunities and transform their fortunes by adding earth and metal elemental cures to their life today. Feel free to pass these “pearls” onto your friends who may have been born in November, between the hours of 9pm - 11pm, or on any Pig day or year.

The feng shui almanac seems quite happy though; perhaps it was born under an Ox sign possibly with Rooster qualities as it entertains and broadcasts? Both signs should have an equally good day and we all should enjoy meditating or honouring ancestors, visiting friends, taking a course, having a haircut, getting engaged, exchanging gifts, having an astrology reading, buying or making clothes, seeing a doctor or choosing a treatment, opening a business and trading, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof, buying or setting direction for your bed or hunting.

As it’s a good day to enrol on a course and start a new business, we are keeping our Early Bird discount for our new feng shui training program starting in September open for an extra day. So hurry now and book for an experience of a lifetime and incredible job satisfaction.

Another good thing about this being a Water Snake day and year is that everything you need to know about it has already been written on our dedicated Water Snake horoscope page. As we are teaching this weekend we should return, commitments permitting, next Wednesday. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The power of cultivation

I was happy to see that our new Royal Prince was named with not just a U in his middle name, but more importantly with an “oo” sound, corresponding to his much needed favourable element of metal. Consequently, his Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will prosper.

Traditionally when a child is born, the parents consult a Feng Shui or ba zi master and have a Four Pillars of Destiny horoscope produced. The new-born’s Chinese astrology chart is then analysed to reveal how he/she can make the most of life and which element will bring the child the most success and satisfaction.

Amongst the most important recommendations is the use of specific sounds in the naming of the child.  As sound is a frequency it signifies the transference of energy, and therefore power, whenever that name is used. Obviously, it would be more powerful if it was the Prince’s first name, but being third in line to the British throne, all his names will be announced in any public or formal occasion.

On the subject of power, today is a Water Dragon, which is the most powerful of all the five possible types of Dragon in Chinese astrology. However, those with this sign may bring huge pressure to bear on themselves. However, with proper cultivation and support, they too can prosper, especially with the metal element. Consequently, should you have a child born today, you might consider the above advice, so Luke or Ruth perhaps?

For expectant parents, we can also professionally produce these charts and recommend appropriate names. Of course, for those of us who already have a name, we can advise you on how to make the most from life. You can also get a free Chinese horoscope by clicking on the link.

The feng shui almanac also favours cultivation today in the form of planting seeds and obtaining livestock. Collecting debt is also favourable, whilst opening water courses isn’t.

Our dedicated Water Dragon Horoscope page will tell you all you need to know about how your own sign will be affected and coincidentally some of the recommendations included in a Four Pillars of Destiny chart.

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

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Live high on the hog?

It’s a very lucky day for activities involving friends

Despite the title, today is actually a Rabbit day in Chinese astrology not a Hog. However, falling as it does in a Sheep month, an alignment starts to form which is completed by the Pig zodiac sign.

This brings an enormous wood element influence to those under this Hog sign and in general terms, can signify great kindness or extreme anger. Personally, it can mean great opportunities for relationships, wealth, recognition, authority / promotion, creativity and either feeling relaxed or extremely vibrant; it all depends on the balance of one’s horoscope.

To see how it affects you and your friends, (feel free to pass this onto them) first get a free Chinese horoscope  to see if you have a Pig anywhere in your chart. Then see the attribute cycle for personal effects. However, from 9pm – 11pm local time tonight, we all get to experience the effects of this triple alignment, so it’s worth checking how it will personally affect you.

The Feng Shui almanac already says it’s a very lucky day and recommends activities involving friends such as visiting them, taking a course, travelling, getting married and emigrating. More personal pursuits are also favoured, such as  meditating or honouring ancestors, asking for blessings, having an astrology reading, opening a business and trading, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof, buying or a setting direction for your bed, or setting up a tombstone. It advises against opening a well or even fermenting. As wood absorbs water, this must have something to do with a lack of moisture?

Astrologically speaking, today is also good for Rat signs who are expressive and creative and can see their plans develop. They may also receive opportunities to travel.

Rabbits get helps from friends, whilst the Tiger can develop rapidly due to great support.

Our Earth signs of Dragon, Goat, Dog and Ox should feel powerful, although if pressurised they should wear warm colours. Female earth signs are also lucky in love today, whilst males would have to have the metal element of Monkey or Rooster to have similar luck. Snake and Horse signs may feel energetic and are in a good position to receive helpful advice.

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

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Earth King arrives to put his House in order?

It’s interesting to note that on the 20th, we started an eighteen day period that celebrates the wonders of nature. In Chinese philosophy, this time is known as the “Earth King arrives” and signifies the strongest period of the earth element. In five element terms, it is the benchmark on which all others elements are measured and in itself, represents stability.

These are heartening attributes as coincidentally, yesterday’s Royal Prince was born on an Earth day. He is actually third in line to the British throne, potentially making him a real life Earth King.  In analysing his Chinese astrology horoscope, he will have great self-expression, stability and confidence, together with a sense of honour and order that is desperately needed in a leader. His favourable element will be metal and in his position, is best achieved by ruling and management, perhaps taking an active interest in politics.

Today, the Royal Prince should be smiling as it is indeed a metal day. To be precise (another metal trait), it is a Metal Tiger day and according to the Feng Shui almanac, an auspicious House day and very lucky. Recommended activities include visiting friends, taking a course, having a haircut, travelling, getting engaged, buying or making clothes, emigrating, opening a business and trading, making wine or fermenting, buying or setting direction for your bed, or setting up a tombstone.

The Metal Tiger is potentially the wealthiest of the five different tigers in Chinese astrology. As well as forming a group with Rabbit and Dragon, it also connects to the Horse and Dog and all of these are well supported today.

The Tiger is the centre of attention, the Horse is likely to feel extremely lively and can be the recipient of good advice, whilst Dogs are recognised for their hard work. Monkey signs will probably be among the most stressed, but the Feng Shui cure of wearing their relaxing colours of black and dark blue, or by being near or in water will help reduce the pressure. As I gaze through my window at the perpetual downpour currently falling over the UK, that doesn’t seem difficult to achieve.

See our dedicated Metal Tiger Chinese horoscope for how your own sign will fare.
We should return tomorrow, commitments permitting. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

Friday, 19 July 2013

The Sheep Dog?

“Normal service will be resumed”

Being a Fire Dog day in a Sheep month, you may think today's title was a no brainer. However it does have a deeper meaning, and as the Chinese almanac suggests the only favourable activities today involve the rearing or cultivating of animals, a Sheep Dog would be most useful. 

The almanac also suggests fixing nets and catching fish and as it’s a fire day, honouring our ancestors is also auspicious. It advises against setting up an oven or digging foundations.

As sheep dogs help retrieve strays and restore unity to the pack, I am reminded that tomorrow sees the end of Mercury retrograde and hopefully, “normal service will soon be resumed”.

Returning to Chinese astrology, there are actually five types of Dog.  They are all dedicated to public service or helping others, but today's Fire Dog is the most creative. Being a pack animal, they are well travelled, highly sociable and have an uncanny knack for making money by “thinking outside the box”. Their physical features are generally square with angular faces and pointed extremities.

Famous Fire Dog examples are Swami Beyondananda, Cher, Deepak Chopra, Timothy Dalton, Matt Damon, Bill Gates, Joanna Lumley, Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton, Alan Rickman, David Lee Roth, Steven Spielberg, Donald Trump, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kate Winslet and Yo Yo Ma.

To see how your own sign fares today, see our dedicated Fire Dog Chinese astrology web page. We should return on Tuesday, commitments permitting. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey