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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23

The autumnal equinox marks the start of Qiūfēn, the 16th solar term. It is known as  Shūbun in Japanese, Chubun i Korean, or Thu phân in Vietnamese. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 180° , the midpoint of the 360° arc … Continue reading

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Libra Sep 22 9:53 PM

Libra began on September 22nd this year. Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 180–210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Feng Shui of the Bathroom and Other Complications

Bathrooms are problematic in Feng Shui. It’s all those drains, you see, synbolizing draining away not just water and toilet waste but the enegy of whatever life area the bathroom falls in. This was not so much a problem when … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Both the western calendar and the tradition Chinese calendar mark the vernal equinox. In the west it is considered the first day of spring. In the Chinese calendar spring began weeks ago.  Chūnfēn (Chinese), Shunbun (Japanese), Chunbun (Korean), or Xuân phân (Vietnamese) is the … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23rd

The Autumn Equinox is the 16th solar term of the year, starting on the 23rd of September. It marks the second half of autumn in the Chinese calendar and the start of sunlight moving to the south and the shortening … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Monday was the vernal equinox. It was a very warm sunny day here and without much wind , which has been unusual lately. Everyone seemed very happy to celebrate the first day of spring, including yours truly. In the traditional … Continue reading

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Ostara

Spring by the calendar, regardless of the weather. This year the spring equinox, Ostara, comes on March 20th at 12:10 AM. We are predicted to have rain, sleet and snow showers and more below freezing nights for these beginning days … Continue reading

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