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Caturday Thoughts – Greater Heat dà shǔ 大暑 Jul 23

Dàshǔ 大暑, or Taisho in Japanese, Daeseo in Korean, or Đại thử in Vietnamese is the 12th solar term. It refers in particular to the day  the Sun is at the celestial longitude of 120°. In the Gregorian calendar, it will begin this year on … 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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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang and the Five Phases

Beyond the basic flow of yin and yang  we advance to the concepts of the Five Phases. I prefer the expression Five Phases to the more common apellation of Five Elements. To a western mind the word element connects to … Continue reading

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Minor Heat xiǎo shǔ 小暑 Jul 7th

We have been fortunate that this year we have so far avoided the excessive heat of the last couple of years. The coolness continued until the farmers bagan to comment. On  July 7th we entered the solar term of Minor … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang Throughout the Day

Yin and yang not only cycle through the seasons but throughout the 24 hours of each day. An awareness of the flow of yin and yang through the day can benefit both health and productivity. Even relationships can benefit from … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang for a Balanced Life

The concept of yin and yang appeared in China as early as 1300BC. It was found inscribed on oracle bones used for divination and referred to the movement of the sun and its changing aspect on the land. Literally translated … Continue reading

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