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About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an overextended blogger trying to foster for a cat rescue, finish a Master's degree and rehab a fixer upper house i bought.

Caturday Thoughts: Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20th

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Gǔyǔ, Kokuu, Gogu, or Cốc vũ is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the … Continue reading

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Taurus Apr 20th 8:56 AM (edit)

Taurus (Latin for “the Bull“) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, which means it is crossed by the plane of the ecliptic. Taurus is a large and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere‘s winter sky. It is one … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Origins 風水

So many misconceptions arise from poor translations. With feng shui the misconceptions go way past the translation of the Chinese characters. Qi   齊     Feng Shui 風水    Sheng qi  盛奇  Shen  沉   Shen 神 Guo Pu was the well educated … Continue reading

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Sorry About That

Apologies for those drafts of possible future posts showing up. Not been a good week and some things got overlooked. My Dad is sick (he’s 91) and my carpenter and I found even more leak damage and truly inept repairs … Continue reading

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Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 5th

On the fifth we will pass into the period of of Clear and Bright, the seventh of the solar terms. It is clear and bright (when it’s not raining), and the weather becomes noticeably warmer. A misnomer, particularly in southern … Continue reading

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April Calendar

April Holidays and Celebrations April 7th World Health Day History World Health Day seeks to draw attention to a major global health concern each year. The day attempts to increase awareness about the major health concern and the repercussions of … Continue reading

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Waidan Herbology

There are several different methods to classify traditional Chinese medicinals: The Four Natures (simplified Chinese: 四气; traditional Chinese: 四氣; pinyin: sìqì) The Five Flavors (Chinese: 五味; pinyin: wǔwèi) The meridians (simplified Chinese: 经络; traditional Chinese: 經絡; pinyin: jīngluò) The specific function. Four Natures The Four Natures are: hot (热), warm (温), cool (凉), cold (寒) … Continue reading

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