Wishing my clients and students a happy and prosperous year ahead. May the Koi Carp bring you the successes and rewards you deserve.
Wow! What a relief it is to welcome this spring season. Mother Nature has sure been stamping her authority over the winter months and very few have been unscathed by the rigors that the weather conditions have bestowed upon the people of the UK. A lot of families have experienced extreme hardship through flooding in their homes due to the rising water levels around the county.
Bottom line is, the water table is saturated to its limit and there simply is no where for the water to go. In truth it is hard to place the finger of blame on anyone's shoulders as the continual intensity of the rainfall was unpredicted in the UK since records began in 1910. Yes, we have built on flood plains, yes, the countryside ditches have not been kept clear or the river beds dredged regularly and yes, the Thames has been diverted to protect larger towns at the expense of smaller outlying villages.
All of that said nothing could have stopped the intention of Nature over the last few months who was set on making a point of who is the boss and to regain some of the respect that has been lost in recent years.
Know Nature and You Know The Ultimate Power
This is the style of Chue Feng Shui
We work 100% within the laws of nature
Understanding the seasons
Understanding the elements
And understanding man's interaction
This is how we help you and your family and/or employees to harness the immense power of nature to boost your finances, career prospects, health, relationships and overall quality of life.
From Nothing Comes Everything
Month of The Rabbit
March 6th saw the arrival of the month of the Rabbit. The name describing the energy of the first two weeks of this month is "Excited Insects" and this was exactly what I witnessed.
I was in Bordeaux, France and experiencing the same intense volume of rain and strong winds that we have seen in the UK right up to 5th March. Then on the morning of the 5th, without warning, the clouds rolled back to reveal the most intense Mediterranean blue sky, the sun shone and the insects were clear to see darting around in the atmosphere. The consequence of this was that the people followed with the same actions.
The tables were rolled out of the cafes and the people were dining in the streets, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the welcome relief of the change of energy. They were laughing and chatting and there was a whole new atmosphere about the place.
We had turned the corner and the memories of the rigors to the winter season were behind us. It was time to move forwards. Man had followed the example of the excited insects.
In truth we react to nature in the same way as the insects, we just don't realise it.
Feng Shui Politics in the City of London
It is a widely known fact that the principles and secrets of the Ancient discipline of Feng Shui have been applied to the construction of the skyscrapers and prominent buildings of Hong Kong for centuries. Each building endeavouring to control its neighbours and competitors in order to gain dominance for its occupants in the business world. Indeed no CEO in Hong Kong will make a commitment or major decision without the advice of a Feng Shui Master - such is the power of this ancient skill.
The Bank of China in the centre of this image is making its best endeavour to protect the assets of its customers from neighbouring competitors. The aggressive angles of it's architecture give the building an overall appearance of that of a warrior's sword that is ready to slay any unwanted intruder.
The first thing that strikes you about the City of London is the mixture of styles of architecture that exists today. At the top of Ludgate Hill on the highest point of the City stands the Medieval St. Paul's Cathedral in all its grandeur. The dominance of Sir Christopher Wren's iconic building was unrivalled for centuries until the "new kids" moved onto the block. The new kids being the Gherkin, The Cheesegrater (The Leadenhall Building), The Walkie Talkie (20, Fenchurch St) and Renzo Piano's Shard on the South Bank.
The Gherkin in the background of St. Paul's Cathedral making his presence known, not with the sharp angles and aggression of Hong Kong's Bank of China but in a bold male testosterone statement that size matters. The smooth lines in the shape of The Gherkin do have symmetry with the curves of St. Paul's and indeed compliment, but the challenge is undeniable; this is a battle of male power.
The Cheesegrater, on the left of the picture, and the Walkie Talkie towers are still under construction but their presence is already undeniably felt on the banks of the Thames. The Cheesegrater sending out the message of taking no prisoners in his quest for supremacy: "Cross me and you will be ground to a pulp," is his statement.
The Walkie Talkie Tower earned its nickname from its similarity in shape to a mobile phone. In fact, this building would be very sought after in Hong Kong, as it also represents the shape of a stamp or seal which to the Chinese is the ultimate power, when you gain the stamp or seal of approval on a document. It represents a successful outcome to your endeavours when the hot wax is placed on your document and the officials stamp is sealed in the wax. This will be a great building for the legal profession.
This is City Hall at Tower Bridge that sits on the South Bank of the River Thames. This is the office of The City of London's Mayor, Boris Johnson. There is no stability in the shape of this building - in fact it gives the impression of "bending under the pressure."
Boris Johnson, Major of London. Certainly not one to bend under pressure - in fact this Captain is keeping his ship on an even keel.
The London Shard on the South Bank with the rounded shape of Boris Johnson's office clear to see at its foot. More male testosterone, this one being open at the top ready to eject its flow of power from its storage sack of City Hall - this building has a direct connection to the power source.
So the stage is set for the Battle of the Titans - the question being who will be the worthy victor?
London's strength and power has been built on centuries of tradition; the pomp and ceremony is what makes Britain proud. Traditions that represent old school, old ways and old money and of course our Royalty, all of which have strong roots that make their power steadfast and reliable. St. Paul's Cathedral is the Grand Old General of this army.
The New Kids represent the Neauveau Riche, the new money, head strong and determined to make a difference. Their weakness is their lack of roots because they are young and immature but they have the energy of youth on their side. This shows in their sustainable construction and environmental considerations right down to bicycle stores in their basements. This is a battle of Valour versus Vigour.
Energy works in Periods of Fate. We are fast approaching a new Fate Period which represents "All Change." There can be no doubt that there are major changes ahead and I mean dramatic changes. The Newbies are making a bold challenge of the Old Ways. Maybe there is room for both, but then does coalition really work?
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