When we returned home to welcome in the New Year it was to receive the most heavenly “gift” possible. The Chinese consider jade the “imperial gem that creates pathways to heaven”, believing that when the time comes for you to receive the luck from heaven, a special jade bangle comes into your life. Our friend Winnie Sin that divine lady who herself wears the most sensational jades told us she had two perfectly sized jade bangles in the deepest most glorious shades of green. Both pieces were mesmerizing and came from the same rock. The two sizes fitted perfectly, one for my hand and one for Mummy who quietly whispered to me, ‘they are meant for us… and they are too special to ignore”.
Mummy told me “Jade is the stone to wear in the coming year of the Ox, meaning ‘coming prosperity’, so the timing was great. So those of you planning big things for the future, keep an eye out for the right kind of jade!
In this issue we honour the Jolie-Pitt family bandwagon for so successfully spotlighting the troubled spots of the world. Brad and Angelina are Rabbits so the year ahead looks promising for them. Another lady to watch is versatile and talented Cate Blanchett who is up for two Oscars at the Academy Awards this year. Like the Jolie Pitts she too is expecting a child in this Rat year, as are a host of other celebrity mums-to-be. We look at what they can expect from their Rat babies. All you expecting Mums looking to welcome Rat babies should find this piece interesting!
Spring is the best season for decluttering and spring cleaning so our articles on furniture, home décor and auspicious symbols should give the hands-on practitioner plenty to think about. Remember, move your things and change your life is the powerful motto of the well-aware feng shui practitioner. And as you set about getting rid of the clutter that could be creating blocks in your life, also be aware of all the things you choose to place around you. Let your space be filled with beautiful things that please you visually, and that are also protective and lucky. As Lillian Too reminds, be aware of the hidden messages in the home. The subconscious mind is just so powerful, and auspicious symbols create empowering subliminal messages that bring good fortune. So surround yourself with lucky symbols!
For those in tune with the Cosmos, we bring you a story on dreams to help you decipher messages that come as you sleep, and from the Tung Shu we extract some good stuff about the meanings of different shaped foreheads. On the feng shui front, check out Chris Yeo’s three-point system for incorporating feng shui into house design and Peter Lung’s feng shui consultation for a casino restaurant.