Thursday, February 3, 2011
Farewell Year of the Tiger Greetings Year of the Rabbit
All blessings of the Chinese New Year 4709 a 'quiet, positive & inspiring' year.
Have you had some special foods ushering in this time? Buddhist Delight -- representing prosperity - dumplings --symbolizing gold ingots--mandarin oranges for good luck -- turnip or taro cakes -- and of course, year-round celebration of longevity - noodles -- to name but a few!
Floral Decor: Meaning :
Plum Blossom symbolizes luck
Kumquat symbolizes prosperity
Narcissus symbolizes prosperity
Chrysanthemum symbolizes longevity
Bamboo a plant used for any time of year
Sunflower means to have a good year
Eggplant a plant to heal all of your sickness
Chom Mon Plant a plant which gives you tranquility
Red is the predominant colour used in New Year celebrations. Red is the emblem of joy, and this colour also symbolizes virtue, truth and sincerity. On the Chinese opera stage, a painted red face usually denotes a sacred or loyal personage and sometimes a great emperor. Candies, cakes, decorations and many things associated with the New Year and its ceremonies are coloured red. The sound of the Chinese word for “red” ( 紅) is “hong” in Mandarin (Hakka: Fung; Cantonese: Hoong) which also means “prosperous.” Therefore, red is an auspicious colour and has an auspicious sound.
According to Taoist Astrology, the New Energy Year Begins Friday, February 4, 2011
Each energy year brings its unique emphasis and influences our local expert, Phil Jannetta has a great online monthly service you can request - for general forecasts, like the ones I published here previously - as well as a personal forcast option, by simply sending him your birthdate.
Many Species...One Planet...One Future
~I See You ~ Namaste ~
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude, Vitality and the Rhythm of Nature,
Suzen Sharda Segall
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Suzen Sharda Segall, Wellness Personal Trainer/Consultant, designer and facilitator of BodyArts Therapeutics, has provided an integrated approach to health and wellness for a wide variety of populations, internationally,for over thirty-five years