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Posted on September 15, 2016 by Qi 气 on Balance, Change, Confidence, Eastern Philosophy, Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Human experience, Living, Love, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, moon, New beginning, Nurturing, peace, Philosophy, Positive Psychology, Positivity, Qi, Self-esteem, Success, Transformation

Mid-Autumn Mindfulness

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, […]

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 December 24, 2015 by Qi 气 on Change, Children, Compassion, Creativity, Energy, Feng Shui, Harmony, Health, Home, Hong Kong, Karma, Love, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, moon, New beginning, Nurturing, Positivity, Qi, Reflection, The Universe, Wellness

Clearing the clutter

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 […]

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 January 5, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese Culture, Confucius, Cosmic Breath, Darth Vader, Duality, Eastern Philosophy, Enemy, Energy, Enlightenment, Feng Shui, George Lucas, Hero, Human experience, I Ching, Joseph Campbell, Living, Luke Skywalker, Martial Arts, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, Movies, Mythology, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Outer Space, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Qi, Star Wars, The Universe, Travel, Yang, Yin

The Force

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 […]