Posts Tagged ‘2016’

Richard Ashworth’s Diary for the month of the Metal Rabbit 2016

March 3, 2016

The Current Bunny
My diary for the (2nd) month of the Metal Rabbit 2016
(March 4th 11:46am to April 4th 16:32pm inclusive).

Da Zhuang
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Great Power
Hexagram 34

The little is departing, the great is arriving.
The Book of Changes.

The Rabbit Month, Animal by Animal.
During this Metal Rabbit month:
The Rat may not be appreciated.
The Ox may shrug off a chain.
The Tiger is impatient.
The Rabbit is home.
The Dragon may be straitened.
The Snake is well-matched.
The Horse paces less quietly.
The Sheep joins.
The Monkey can’t quite hit the target.
The Rooster is opposed.
The Dog is backed up.
and
The Pig regains direction.

Where to do what, when and why.
The East is always about ambition, aspiration and getting ahead; thrusting qualities we tend to associate with the Eldest Son. All year this sector holds in addition the forward-looking 9 Star of sunlight and discovery and right now that helpful star of future fortune is joined by the 8 which relates to things happening right now. Place yourself to the East, face East and/or activate the East of your building with plants (eg 3 bamboos in Water) and/or Water. A fountain is perfect; when choosing a fountain however, ignore cherubs and lettuce, go for exposed surface area. That’s what holds qi.

Current Bunny.
The Rabbit is yin Wood, typically gentle, domestic and approachable. So any Rabbit month can be expected to reflect these attributes. The Rabbit’s secret is that she is the master networker. If you want to work the room, seek a Rabbit. Again these qualities are topical; having landed safely in the Year of the Monkey now may be the time to consider widening our acquaintance.

Metal however clashes with Wood. There is internal conflict in the Metal Rabbit, not the most comfortable of the Zodiac Animals. 2011 – the year “austerity” started to bite – was a Metal Rabbit year, a confusing time, as was 1951 – with post-war rationing still in force. And people born in 1951 tend to display just such a confusion: am I intent upon millions or on saving the world? Am I an idealist or a realist? Gordon Brown who is both a deeply moral man – the son of a Presbyterian minister of course – and among the trickiest politicos of his generation, is a good example.

A disproportionate number of New Age healers were born that dour year, many of whom are right now agonising over whether hugging trees and giving love is enough and what they’ll do once tax credits are abolished. These and other Rabbits (as well as the Pig and the Horse) were turbo-charged by the Year of the Sheep but the Monkey tugs at the carpet. Rabbit, Pig, Sheep and even Horse retain momentum but this month is one for setting goals and getting on with it.

Remember btw that whatever year you were born in, you are much more than a Rabbit or a Dog or whatever and indeed any astrological or other pat analysis. As the Book of Changes says: “Destiny emerges from character.”

And when your ba zi is overshadowed, be sure to get your feng shui right.

Pigs in Blankets.
Some of the above may start to answer a few pregnant questions: such as what happened to those 1947 Fire Pigs like David Bowie and Alan Rickman? One answer is that these very creative people were bolstered by the Sheep of 2015 and that support fell away just as they were at their weakest. These two were just the most eminent; out there among the anonymous, many Pigs are right now reassessing their priorities. Go to it; break through often comes after breakdown. Sometimes after breakfast.

The Monkey’s trickiness also extends to the Europe issue. Suddenly party loyalties, election possibilities and a whole lot more have been shaken up as politicians balance short and long term advantage. Horses like Angela Merkel and David Cameron will be confronted in ways from which only the strongest and best can expect to emerge whole. My Dad used to say that when a politician talks about sovereignty he means his not yours.

Which is to say that the tricky Fire Monkey of the year is doing its mischief; if we track back through previous Fire Monkeys we can see they’re all about separation; 1776, the Year of the American Declaration of Independence, 1836 the Alamo, 1956 Suez and the Budapest Uprising. But the most graphic example may be 1536 when Henry VIII (a bossy Ox like Adolf Hitler, Margaret Thatcher and Napoleon and er…Barack Obama) dissolved the monasteries and effectively cut England off from Europe by seceding from the Catholic Church. This may be when he went off the rails and took up executing Queens as a hobby.

Back in the world of nuts and bolts and markets, Neil Woodford, maverick wizard of the stock exchange, offers the sanest prognosis about Europe: disruption either way as well as huge opportunity. It seemed to work for the Tudors.

Rabbit Pillars; know your Rabbit rating.
Birth in the Rabbit hour (05:00pm-07:00am): diplomatic children.
Birth in the Rabbit month (March*): business networking skills.
Birth on the Rabbit day#: mein host.
Birth in the Rabbit year: gentle, romantic.
* Caution, the Chinese month generally starts and finishes a few days after ours.
# You’ll need a Chinese calendar for this. Or ask.
Richard Ashworth ©2016

www.imperialfengshui.info

The Metal Tiger: My diary from 4th February, 2016

February 4, 2016

The Metal Tiger
My diary for the 1st month, 2016
(Feb 4th 18:14 to March 4th 11:46am inclusive)
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Balance
Hexagram 11
“The little is departing, the great is arriving.”
The Book of Changes.

The Tiger Month, Animal by Animal.
During this Metal Tiger month:
The Rat writes unread.
The Ox takes a break.
The Tiger could strike out.
The Rabbit is happily restrained.
The Dragon may be affronted.
The Snake waits his turn.
The Horse goes through her paces quietly.
The Sheep is busy.
The Monkey is in charge.
The Rooster is at a loose end.
The Dog backs up.
and
The Pig refocuses.

Where to do what, when and why.
It’s a New Year. All change; new energy, new places to draw upon and new ones to tame. At the centre of this month’s lo shu (or magic square) is the same number (or Star) as the year. Which means the spots that are helpful this year are doubly so this month. And they are: East, South East and West. Work in the East or face East in order to get noticed; in the South East for concentration; the West for creativity. Keep a smile on your lips, a song in your heart and spring in your onion.
The I of the Tiger
The Tiger never forgets. That is not always an advantage; some things such as slights and indignities are often best forgotten. But the Tiger is often not great at this; she generally remembers not only a favour but also those times when her place in the pecking order was not respected. A stickler for justice, the Tiger may define that word in a very personal way. Tiger is the fearless leader but also the character for martial law. Men will die for a balanced Tiger and because of an unbalanced one.

We’ve hit the ground running. This particular Tiger month is a Metal one; that is to say that we face a month of the same energy as 2010 and indeed 1950. These were for many, harsh times of austerity. The balanced Tiger can see far ahead – often a Tiger person has literally 20/20 vision – and then move very fast in pursuit of prey. So expect this to be a month that brings vision but not necessarily an easy one. The Monkey of the Year of course is wary of Tigers – remember Shere Khan in the Jungle Book? – so a smooth journey is unlikely; this applies most to Tigers and Monkeys themselves but also to Snakes and Pigs. These four are the animals most related to mobility. So be ready for issues around movement. Remember btw that you can be a Tiger by Year, Month, Day or Hour with differing nuances.

As it goes, each animal rules a portion of the compass and hence of the globe. The flashpoints of the Monkey year continue to smoulder – Ukraine, Southern & Central Europe, Turkey & Syria – while every Jeremiah in the world is predicting financial meltdown which I’ve been doing for several years now and I’m a bit bored with it. The next four years will see huge changes but meanwhile fair elections in Nigeria and especially Indonesia, the approach of zero population growth, Sanders challenging for President and Amazon now competing with Tesla to take passengers into space, may be the buds of a new world order. We’ll see.
Richard Ashworth ©2016

Tiger Pillars; know your Tiger rating.
Birth in the Tiger hour (03:00pm-05:00am): late flowering.
Birth in the Tiger month (February*): sharp business mind.
Birth on the Tiger day#: focused.
Birth in the Tiger year: not so focused.
* Caution, the Chinese month generally starts and finishes a few days after ours.
# You’ll need a Chinese calendar for this. Or ask.

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Four places left & Early Bird Expiring

November 16, 2015
A World going Bananas
2016, The Fire Monkey: a Year of Turbulence.
JUST FOUR PLACES LEFT AND EARLY BIRD ABOUT TO EXPIRE!
What to expect and what to do about it,
A day with feng shui man Richard Ashworth
at
The Pepperpot, Godalming.
10 till 5, Saturday December 5th 2015.

Dragons Den’s Kelly Hoppen: Richard is the man I trust with my own office.”

The favoured directions and Celestial Animals during the Fire Monkey will be very different. Monkey years often feature revolution and invasion; take 2004 (Iraq) 1992 (Desert Storm) 1980 (Russia into Afghanistan) 1968 (The Paris Barricades, Street Fighting Man, the Prague Spring) and so on. Fire Monkeys even more so: 1956 saw the Suez adventure and the Budapest uprising being savagely put down by Soviet forces. These regions remain flashpoints. And the turbulence extends to home and office – yours and mine. Not very British.

Bond Girl Naomie Harris:You were spot on about property prices.”

Whether domestically, internationally, socially or financially – bank crashes often feature the yang Metal of the Monkey – and in this as in other ways, 2016 is likely to be choppy. Some Animals will fare better than others and some properties will be easier to manage while others could be more demanding. On Saturday December 5th I will be talking about the likely shape of the year, its ups and downs and its impacts upon each of us. We start promptly at 10am at the Pepperpot in Godalming and by 5 you will be equipped with my take on the likely shape of the year, its impact on you, your loved ones, your livelihood and your environment and more to the point, how to survive it and thrive. Do join us.
Cost for the day: £125
Early Bird: £85 – paid in full by November 21st.
Places are of course limited.
Sheila@imperialfengshui.info.
  Richard Ashworth©
www.imperialfengshui.info

The Fire Pig Diary for November 2015

November 10, 2015
The Fire Pig
My diary for the 10th month, 2015
(Nov 8th 03:25 to Dec 7th 20:01 inclusive)Kun
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Earth
Hexagram 2

Nature creates all beings without erring.

The Pig Month, Animal by Animal.
During this Fire Pig month:
The Rat may become impatient.
The Ox may gain from another’s loss.
The Tiger may feel emboldened.
The Rabbit may be accompanied.
The Dragon is relieved.
The Snake is more wary than usual.
The Horse may be pre-emptive.
The Sheep may take time out.
The Monkey may speak up on another’s behalf.
The Rooster may be fragile.
The Dog sits it out.
and
The Pig needs extra space.

Every little bit helps.
A powerful day: Metal Horse, five Dong Gong Stars, suitable for Water placement. I’m a Dragon, particularly stretched this year and the Pig month promises relief, but today is a Horse day and the Horse is above all about visibility; such a day often concerns acknowledgement. Dragons – the most egotistical of the Chinese Zodiac – can be poor at this.
The guy on the till at the Co-op till is telling me that all transport should be nationalised. As ever I’m there for milk and dog food but it’s nice to shoot the breeze. Only last week he shared with me his recipe for vanilla cheesecake; Mary Berry, eat your heart out. Now he tells me, he’s churning his own butter.
I’ve been a devoted Co-Op shopper ever since a Tesco Metro opened only yards away – just along the road from the fishmongers’ and the wine shop. In a packed field as you will know, Tesco are among the most corrupt companies and indeed worst employers on Earth: they bully suppliers, encourage near-slavery and fiddle their books to present bigger profits to their shareholders.  And anyway the Co-Op gives me money-off vouchers.
There are those who reckon that new-age healers should remain ignorant of that sort of topical information as all news is bad news. After a lifetime of hugging trees and trusting the Goddess, I have concluded that mastering the facts is not negative. Only by knowing it will we change the world.
“Yup, in the words of Burt Bacharach” I respond to his proposal, “Trains and Boats and Planes””.
He nods agreeably but I realise I have made a cardinal error: those are not Burt Bacharach’s words. Bacharach wrote the melodies to “Anyone who had a heart”, “Do you know the way to San Jose”, “I just don’t know what to do with myself,” and a couple of dozen other classics (including the above paean to public transport) but Hal David wrote the lyrics. Credit where it’s due. As Mrs Ira Gershwin once remarked: “George wrote ‘duh-duh-duh;’ my husband wrote ‘Summertime’”.
Fortunately the guy behind the counter is no 60’s music anorak and I make off with my (goat’s) milk and budget animal food without being rumbled. Once in the car I look at my ipad; these things are as addictive as smack, not that I’ve tried opiates other than under medical supervision. But ipads are so handy.
Alexandra has responded to my email asking how things are going. Alex’s husband is a seven-figure-bonus banker. With a heart – which my research indicates is an unusual combination; I may be the only feng shui man who can tell you the precise orientation of Goldman Sachs’ unmarked office on Fleet Street. And I may not be. Which is more worrying.
Several years ago he, Alex’s partner, was on the wrong end of a deal that went sour and they had to sell their house, put the equity that was not needed onto deposit and rent; at a rental that would make your eyes water. She loves the rented house. He says they need to get back on the ladder but she hasn’t located a home that compares with the one they’re in. I must have inspected close to a dozen houses for them so far and she has a point.  But last month there was one that was kind of alright. And he’s putting his foot down.
So we agree it’s time for some mumbo-jumbo.
Reaching for my little pink book of formulae, I prescribe two auspicious days: one to flood the Water Star and another to install GrandMaster Raymond Lo’s formula for Five Ghosts Bring the Money to the House. And Bingo; next door is on the market. A bit pricey but we’ll see.

Dragon Dance.
I am invited by Tracey, my daughter-in-law ,who is a miraculous healer and incidentally a genius drama teacher, to her half-term show. Between Monday and Friday she and the kids in her charge, have as usual devised, cast and rehearsed an entire playlet. Over the years she has included in her teaching, kids with A.D.D, with M.E, in gender transition and with a variety of the difficulties that have parents throwing up their hands in defeat. Many have been excluded from school, some with threatening behaviour. And many are regular talented kids. All love Tracey. Many emerge as fine performers, writers, dancers and so on.
As if in proof of her commitment, the current show includes her son, my grandson Mr Levi. I am greeted by him at the door, dressed in a garish outfit – him not me – as a pig called Geoff.
“A name of your choice?” I ask him. He is nine years old.
He nods and outlines how he has insisted on a little expositional dialogue. I remind him that he comes from a long line of hams and congratulate him on observing the three cardinal rules of stardom:
1. Accept only named roles.
2. Build up your part by whatever means necessary
3. Wear silver lamé.
He is as you might guess an ostentatious Rooster. His mother is a 1964 Wood Dragon.
There are some good gags in the show which appears to be related to Game of Thrones. But not very much. There are some talented kids here. And Geoff the talking Pig is if not a standout, an arresting curiosity.
Tracey, like all Dragons, is acquainted with darkness; the trap of the Wood variety (1964) is of disappearing. The Dragon can waste years in shadow. The solution is generally healing or teaching. Often we return from darkness with a great deal to impart. On the other hand, a typical alternative is what I call middle-class angst: “Why do we only have one SUV?” “Aren’t there other colours than green for welly boots?” “Just the three holidays, this year, darling?” Watch for these enquiries of despair. So often they speak of a lost Dragon. So many kids owe so much to the fact that this one has her attention out.

Where to do what, when and why.
Abundance encompasses a great deal more than literal wealth of course but the North East is the wealth spot this month; be there, work there, keep it busy. If you can’t do any of these things and your building doesn’t open North East, you can simply and effectively face NE. This works best for members of the West Group (ask); East Group can, if they choose substitute North for North East and wealth for other forms of abundance.

Pig Pillars; know your Pig rating.
Birth in the Pig hour (21:00pm-23:00pm): laconic kids.
Birth in the Pig month (November*): varied work.
Birth on the Pig day#: economical with words.
Birth in the Pig year: possible boundary issues.
* Caution, the Chinese month generally starts and finishes a few days after ours.
# Just ask.

A World going Bananas: 2016, The Fire Monkey: a Year of Turbulence.
A day with feng shui man Richard Ashworth
The Pepperpot, Godalming.

10 till 5, Saturday December 5th 2015.
What to expect and what to do about it.

Cost for the day: £125
Early Bird: £85 – paid in full by November 21st.
Places are of course limited.

Richard’s Ba Zi Training starts the weekend of 16/17th January

For both events please email: sheila@imperialfengshui.info

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Anna Taylor is a wise, powerful and benevolent woman. I commend her events to you if you live in a GU postcode. Or further out if you’re adventurous.

Explore 2016, The Fire Monkey with Richard Ashworth

October 27, 2015
A World going Bananas
2016, The Fire Monkey: a Year of Turbulence.
What to expect and what to do about it,
A day with feng shui man Richard Ashworth
at
The Pepperpot, Godalming.
10 till 5, Saturday December 5th 2015.
Dragons Den’s Kelly Hoppen: Richard is the man I trust with my own office.”

It’s Autumn, the time of Zeun Kong, the Descending of the Hoar Frost. Every day now we move further out of 2015’s Wood Sheep, the Year of Gathering, towards the Fire Monkey, the Year of Turbulence. I imagine you can feel it.

2015 for many of us was about joining and re-joining – relationships, family, clubs, unions, political parties, alliances. Those born in the Year of the Dog, Sheep or Ox may have argued among themselves (Kate & Wills both 1982 Dogs, for instance) and Dragons will have been in some demand as mediators, though not always appreciated (such as Tom Jones born 1940, Vladimir Putin 1952). For the Horse it was very much a year of two halves (consider Angela Merkel 1954 and David Cameron 1966) and for many Roosters (Ed Miliband 1969) a time of opportunities that slipped through the fingers.

You may have experienced unaccountable good fortune in a building facing North or an office to the North West. Rabbits may have made far-reaching decisions. Rats may have been unwary.

The favoured directions and Celestial Animals during the Fire Monkey will be very different. Monkey years often feature revolution and invasion; take 2004 (Iraq) 1992 (Desert Storm) 1980 (Russia into Afghanistan) 1968 (The Paris Barricades, Street Fighting Man, the Prague Spring) and so on. Fire Monkeys even more so: 1956 saw the Suez adventure and the Budapest uprising being savagely put down by Soviet forces. These regions remain flashpoints. And the turbulence extends to home and office – yours and mine. Not very British.

Bond Girl Naomie Harris:You were spot on about property prices.”

Whether domestically, internationally, socially or financially – bank crashes often feature the yang Metal of the Monkey – and in this as in other ways, 2016 is likely to be choppy. Some Animals will fare better than others and some properties will be easier to manage while others could be more demanding. On Saturday December 5th I will be talking about the likely shape of the year, its ups and downs and its impacts upon each of us. We start promptly at 10am at the Pepperpot in Godalming and by 5 you will be equipped with my take on the likely shape of the year, its impact on you, your loved ones, your livelihood and your environment and more to the point, how to survive it and thrive. Do join us.

Richard Ashworth is one of the most in-demand feng shui men in the West. He has worked with a handful of famous people like Gillian Anderson (who says he “inspires both confidence and awe”) and many not so excited about being well known.  Classically trained, it was in 2005 that he completed at Huazhong/Wuhan the only feng shui course yet to be certificated by a Chinese University. As well as the long-odds result of the 2005 Ashes Series, he accurately predicted the distribution of seats in Tony Blair’s second election victory, the assassination of Benassir Bhutto and Scottish Independence in 2014. On this last, he says the jury is still out.

Cost for the day: £125
Early Bird: £85 – paid in full by November 21st.
Places are of course limited.
Sheila@imperialfengshui.info.

Feng Shui Diary: Fire Dog 2015

October 9, 2015

The (9th) month of the Fire Dog 2015.

(Oct 9th 00:09 to Nov 8th 03:25 inclusive) 

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To Strip
Hexagram 23

The Dog Month, Animal by Animal.
During this Fire Dog month:
The Rat may suspect covert opposition.
The Ox may be up in arms.
The Tiger may initiate.
The Rabbit may venture.
The Dragon is both challenged and depended upon.
The Snake may be 3rd or 4th in the queue.
The Horse may cast caution to the wind.
The Sheep may be uncharacteristically contentious.
The Monkey may risk loss.
The Rooster may take a break.
The Dog presides.
and
The wise Pig is patient.

The Dog Month: Come again.

“They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within.” Leonard Cohen.

If I were i/c Reincarnation Central I think I’d be directing the zygote of the next Dalai Lama anywhere but Tibet. Silicon Valley, maybe or Singapore. In their native country, Tibetans are vastly out-numbered by imported Han Chinese. They have been deprived of all sorts of civil rights, forcibly relocated disenfranchised, herded and their culture taken from them. Torture and murder at the hands of the occupiers is commonplace. In his autobiography His Holiness even reports crucifixion of alleged freedom fighters.

As it happens, Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama was born in Taktser in the North-Eastern province of Amdo in 1935. That makes him a Wood Pig. It also makes him a weary Pig, I’d guess. He’s been homeless since the Chinese invasion of 1950 which he has used as an opportunity to canvas the world for support and to demonstrate the religion he defines as “kindness”. That’s a lifetime spent trying to get support for a country he has not seen since 1959. It makes Julian Assange look half-hearted.

Wood Pigs are generally gentle, multi-talented and possessed of a wide variety of interests but not usually gifted with patience. Which makes that long fruitless odyssey the more touching. Sixty five years is a lot of patience. What might make sense then is that the Day Animal of his ba zi is the long-suffering Sheep. The Sheep never deserts his post.

Diamond Dogs.
October, the Dog month, the time of the Cold Dew brings the first frost; usually around the second week although recently it has been earlier. I reckon my hibiscus and fuchsia will get by till the sun returns but soon I must gather the succulents and marantas in. This is the month when we perhaps consider the year’s end and the beginning of the next. Which could be why the Dalai Lama has cut short his current British tour and returned home. I write “home” but I mean Dharamsala in Northern India, of course.

This October’s mutt is a Fire Dog – like the year 1946, a year studded with the births of superannuated rock stars like David Gilmour and David Bowie, ex-presidents (George W) Bush and Clinton and er….Donald Trump. The Fire modifying the Dog’s natural Earth is not self-effacing. Accordingly this is a month of public events, of innovation and surprise. It was no surprise that the Dalai Lama’s itinerary included the usual comfort at several hundred pounds a pop, for “mindful” financiers. Every good cause needs money. But at least one of his statements was surprising; that if he were to be reincarnated as a woman, she would have to be very attractive.

Interestingly October is likely to be a month of rebellion and insurrection as the lo shu (or magic square) of the month holds at its centre the 6 which represents Qian the Father and hence authority. Resistance is stiffened by the Dog’s Element which is yang Earth, symbolically Mountain, the immoveable.

Lama Ding Dong.
There seems to be precious little resistance in Tibet any more. But His Holiness is himself the subject of resistance not only from the Chinese authorities (who simply won’t talk with him) but from Shugden Buddhists as well as Western exporters in pursuit of the yen. One thing Tibet has counted on because of our long and deep ties, going back to the mid-18th century, has been British outrage on his nation’s behalf. He isn’t even seeking independence any more – only some measure of autonomy.

During a Sheep year, Dog days – like today – and Dog hours as well as the Dog month tend to be fraught as the Dog is traditionally at odds with the Ox and Sheep; a contretemps that is reckoned to be solved by the Dragon. So if you’ve been a fractious Doggy, Ox, Sheep or indeed a peace-keeping Dragon this year, there’s your rationale. And here’s a warning: October brings such disputes to a head. Anything that needs settling is up for healing this month. Seek mediating Dragons and bring it on.

Rinpoche ricochet.
At the Dalai Lama’s advanced age a succession of one-nighters is a demanding thing. Illness brought on by overwork may be the whole story. Two events however may have lowered his head and raised his temperature: one was reaction to the reincarnation comment. Whether we put this down to unworldliness or a life of celibacy, he repeated it when challenged. Not a thoughtful response perhaps but a human one.

However another surprise, may have been on the Dalai Lama’s mind. You’d need to know a little about Chinese diplomacy to unpack it. I’m referring to George Osborne’s recent sales trip. Osborne’s mission appears to have been to tout to China whatever booty they fancied – nuclear power stations, the National Grid, the Royal Family, Mary Berry, whatever.

So far so predictable, but it may not have been the actual sales pitch that depressed His Holiness, as much as Osborne’s insistence on visiting Xinjiang, the restive home of the Uighurs. This Turkic-speaking minority is mostly Muslim. God – or whichever entity you want to credit – knows what Osborne said privately but the visit implied that Britain sympathised with China and that we are haunted in common by the spectres of separatism and multiculturalism. Count me out of the haunted btw. But under the first category comes the “problem” of Tibet. Oh…. and the second.

I know I bang on a bit but many warm-hearted people queued recently to sign a petition to spare the life of a young man in Saudi Arabia due to be beheaded and crucified basically for thinking the Saud family were a bit crap. Is it only me His Holiness and Richard Gere who remember that the Chinese were committing exactly this outrage in large numbers in recent memory? And finally is it possible that a lifetime of offering mindfulness to financiers at hundreds of pounds a ticket has encouraged rather than challenged China? Is Osborne’s single-minded pursuit of the yen a let-down too far? What do I know?

Where to do what, when and why.
The East is in pole position this month; good for study, preparation and ambitious projects. This is where to sit, face and sleep; remember your sleeping position is where your pillow is btw, not your feet.

Dog Pillars; know your Dog rating.
Birth in the Dog hour (19:00pm-21:00pm): inheritance.
Birth in the Dog month (October*): a single consistent career.
Birth on the Dog day#: success in middle age.
Birth in the Dog year: relatively inflexible parents.
* Caution, the Chinese month generally starts and finishes a few days after ours.
# Just ask.

Ba Zi Training starts the weekend of January.
For more information go to: http://www.imperialfengshui.info/courses
or do call +44 1483 428998 or
email me at: richardashworth@imperialfengshui.infoOn Saturday December 5th, 2015, Richard will be spending a day talking about “2016, The Fire Monkey, the Year of Turbulence.” If you would like to join him let us know as places are limited.
Here is a video of Richard talking about Feng Shui.

Richard Ashworth© 2015

www.imperialfengshui.info

Discover the Secrets of the Four Pillars of Destiny – Early Bird Expiring soon

September 24, 2015

The Secrets of the Four Pillars of Destiny: Early Bird expiring soon.
As the Four Pillars for 2015 suggested nearly a year ago, tides are turning, a certain rebellious energy continues to rise. It’s late September, the time of the stroppy Wood Rooster. June to September was ruled by Hexagram 41 (from The Book of Changes) Sun which you might translate as “Austerity”. You may have noticed. The final quarter is ruled by Number 38 Gui, sometimes called “Diversity”. 2016 will be very different.

I draw most such conclusions from ba zi or “Four Pillars” calculations. These are not rocket science though they demand close attention. Then I kind of “dream” with them in the tradition of the great Chinese Masters. This “dreaming” is as important as the calculations themselves. You might call this something like intuition. I will be teaching both calculation and dreaming in my 2016 course.

Ba zi above all shows moments of change and moments of decision – personal as well as global. If you can “read” ba zi you can with practice “read” a person, a situation, a relationship and the outcome of decisions. If we can identify a moment of decision, often we can change it..

Watch Richard talking ba zi
This January (16th/17th) I’m teaching the first weekend (of four) of my annual starter ba zi course Discover the Secrets of the Four Pillars of Destiny again. No prior knowledge of mumbo jumbo Chinese or other is required. Civilians welcome, do join us.

As for cost, the reason I am writing is that the Early Bird offer expires on the 30th September ’15. Until then the price for the four weekends is only £1350.00. After that it’s back to the full price of £1500.

For more detail about dates etc on the course go to: http://www.imperialfengshui.info/courses

Or do call +44 1483 428998 or
email me at: richardashworth@imperialfengshui.info