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Posted on February 8, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Beauty, Change, Children, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Colour trends, Creativity, Design, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Fashion, Fashion forecasting, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Hong Kong, Human experience, Industry, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Business and Trade Development, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Kindness, Love, Meditation, Metaphysics, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nutrition, Pantone, Philosophy, Property, Prosperity, Qi, Reflection, Seasonal Foods, Space Clearing, TCM, Transformation, Travel, Wellness, Yang, Year of the Monkey, Yin

Enter the Yang Fire Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Monkeys like to embrace a challenge and tease us with their inquisitive nature. As we officially welcome this creative and clever animal let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2016.   The departure of the yin wood Goat can be unsettling […]

Posted on September 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Brown Thomas Dublin, China, Design, Energy, Fashion, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Living, Prosperity, Qi, Retail, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin


Last year Brown Thomas made a profit of €6.2 million on turnover of €143.5 million in 2014. It is recognised and being “Ireland’s most beautiful lifestyle store, loved as much at home as it is by international visitors.” During a recent trip to my homelands capital city I visited the 167 year old flagship store […]

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese Culture, Eastern Philosophy, Feng Shui, Qi, Taoism, The Eight Immortals

Lucky charms

Classical Feng Shui suggests utilizing cures and charms to enhance luck, health and prosperity – they are said to attract beneficial energies called Sheng Qi. Some of these remedies may require a scavenger hunt to find traditional Classical charms and objects such as wind chimes, flutes and Hulu’s. As a non – Chinese practitioner of […]

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Qi 气 on China, Dragon veins, Feng Shui, Metaphysics, Qi

Dragon veins

Illustration from a Ch’ing Dynasty manual.

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Confucius, Digital, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Hexagrams, Metaphysics, Qi, Travel, Trigrams, Yang, Yin

Connected – Bill Gates, the I-Ching and binary code

01010011 01100101 01100001 01110100 01110100 01101100 01100101 The word ‘Seattle’ represented in ASCII binary code Binary code was first introduced by the German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz during the 17th century. For many years he tried to find a system that converts logical verbal statements into purely mathematical ones. He came across a […]

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese New Year, Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Health, Hong Kong, New beginning, Prosperity, Qi, Wellness

Red 红

Chinese New Year is the most celebrated amongst all Chinese festivals and holidays. It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar which began on 4th February 2015. It is called the Spring Festival (in the northern hemispheres) as it falls between the December solstice and the March equinox. The 16th February officially […]

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, China, Design, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Philosophy, Qi

Form defines energy

“Feng Shui is about the relationship between our lives and our living environment. The environment affects us more than we realise. We are affected by the Qi energy surrounding and penetrating us, the forms within this environment define the energy we feel. There are forms at every scale: within the landscape, a town plan, a neighbourhood, […]

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, BaGua, Bank of China, China, Design, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, I.M Pei, Qi

Bank of China Tower 中银大厦

Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the Bank of China was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city. The original project was intended for completion on the auspicious date of August 8th 1988. […]

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Qi 气 on China, Feng Shui, Health, Martial Arts, Meditation, Music, Philosophy, Qi, Tai Chi, Wellness

Meditation in motion

T’ai Chi is a martial art whose emphasis has changed from external defence against attackers to internal defence against stress and illness. In T’aiChi, of Chinese origin, or Tao Ki, the Japanese version, a system of slow, rhythmic movements channels Qi through the body, removing blockages that cause physical illness and releasing physical stress accumulated […]

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese New Year, Feng Shui, Numerology, Qi

Lucky 8

“Feng Shui period’ is a term used in the flying star school (called San Yuan) to define the movement of positive energies or Qi. Flying stars deal with the time factor surrounding the completion of a residential building or commercial premises. Each time period in Feng Shui lasts for 20 years and, as there are […]