Ancient Chinese Yuan Emperors worshiped the harvest moon on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year. The custom of offering sacrifices to the moon originated from giving thanks to the moon goddess: Chang’e or Chang-o, […]
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 […]
We are approaching a rare Full Moon on Christmas Day, the last one was in 1977 with previous ones in 1920 and 1901. Interestingly all three have occurred in the sign of Cancer, which rules the Moon and is traditionally associated with nurturing, family, children, creativity and home. With this we are reminded to clear […]
Illustration from a Ch’ing Dynasty manual.
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 […]
How are Feng Shui, Star Wars, Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung interrelated? When Star Wars ‘A new hope’ was released in 1977, it was one of the first films, with its cosmic scale and theme of a transcendental “force” that suggested powers for those who can align with it. The plot revolved around the concept […]