The Black Water Tiger will soon be here! Animal Luck for 2022

Posted by: carol On January 10, 2022

The Chinese Lunar New Year is February 1st this year and the Solar New Year (first day of spring) is February 4th. The months of both January and February are going to be intense this year as they have exactly the same ruling animal as the year. Since the new year doesn’t begin until February, …

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October 2021 – Brown Mountain Dog Wu Xu 戊戌 and Facial Piercings

Posted by: carol On October 5, 2021

Yang Earth is the Dog’s native element, so this is a double yang earth month (symbolized by the mountain.) For the Dog, yang earth represents territory, protection, stability, unselfish service, and loyalty. These energies are extremely different from the intensity of the last two months which were ruled by the destructive combination of fire and …

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Month of the Red Fire Rooster Ding You 定有 and The Topographical Map of your Face!

Posted by: carol On September 3, 2021

This month is a yin fire rooster. That means it is ruled by the clashing energies of yin fire (ding) melting yin metal (rooster). It is a more conservative yin period compared to last month which was ruled by yang fire and yang metal, but the conflict of the elements is still there. Ding fire …

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39th Parallel, Mason Dixon line and Cleopatra’s Obelisks

Posted by: carol On July 5, 2021

Since it is the Fourth of July weekend, I decided to revisit a newsletter I wrote four years ago about further research I had done on the “Amazing 39th Parallel.” I think the info is really relevant today considering Washington DC is celebrating its 245th birthday without its traditional parade and concert (one will be …

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June 2021 – Month of the Yang Wood Horse

Posted by: carol On June 14, 2021

Jia (wood) is seated on Wu (Horse) this month. Jia is yang wood and the the Green Wood Horse is yang fire and together they create a bonfire! After all of the metal and water energies we have experienced the last few months, June is bursting forth with the fiery energy of a horse galloping …

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March 2021 – How Ceiling Height Affects the Way you Think!

Posted by: carol On March 23, 2021

Greetings everyone ! While I was reflecting on how we are in new beginnings – a new year, and new month and almost a new 20 year cycle (begins in 2023, ) I realized that I began my monthly newsletters in March, 2007, 14 years ago! so to celebrate the occasion, I am offering a …

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Reflections on Shadows

Posted by: carol On December 10, 2018

As we move more deeply into the yin side of the year, I remembered a book I read years ago entitled “In Praise of Shadows” by Junichiro Tanizaki. In the book, he explored how in the past most aspects of life in Japan were governed by shadows – the architecture, clothing, art, lighting, tea ceremony,, …

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Fake News Antidote

Posted by: carol On October 12, 2017

For years I have heard the phrase, ”The Seven Liberal Arts,” tossed around in various educational settings. But, until recently, I wasn’t aware of the brilliance and true meaning of this ancient method of learning.. The “Seven Liberal (should be liberating) Arts” actually provide a time tested technique to aid us in seeing through the …

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