Astrology & Feng Shui 001: April 2017 Venus and Mercury Retrogrades

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI 001

APRIL 2017 VENUS AND MERCURY RETROGRADES

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I’m so excited to introduce the first episode of our mini-series called Astrology & Feng Shui. Each month we will have this mini-series as a bonus to the Holistic Spaces podcast. We'll look at astrology and feng shui together every month with an astrologer to tie both eastern and western astrology in with feng shui. 

This episode is with my good friend Diana Mahiques. Diana Mahiques is a traditional Western Astrologer, Certified Feng Shui Master and Intuitive Counselor with over 25 years of hands on experience based in New York City. You can find out more about her at integrativeastrologyandfengshui.com


Tune in April 3 for the next Astrology & Feng Shui episode!

ASTROLOGY & FENG SHUI WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.

    Episode 038: Bathrooms and Feng Shui

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    BATHROOMS AND FENG SHUI

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    Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces Podcast! One of our listeners sent in a question recently about bathrooms and feng shui, so I thought we'd use this week's podcast to offer a little insight on bathrooms and their significance in feng shui. Bathrooms are the second most commonly renovated room in homes, so I'm sure many of you will find this useful!

    I hope this episode has been informative for those of you completing bathroom renovations as well as those of you who are interested in feng shui or looking to make adjustments in your bathroom space. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions on bathrooms, feng shui, holistic living and green design. There's a good chance it will be featured on our Q&A Sunday series or even a podcast episode! If you're interested in learning more about feng shui and holistic living, don't forget to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter as well! We send out tips and insight once a month. If you're looking for specific insight or answers or you'd like advice on a more personal level, take a look at our new 15-minute consultation call!


    Tune in March 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Space Clearing with Feng Shui

    Don't forget to also check back next week and catch our very first episode of the mini-series, Astrology and Feng Shui.  

    NEW EPISODES OF THE HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST WITH ANJIE CHO ARE AVAILABLE THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EVERY MONTH.

    Our brand new mini-series, Astrology and Feng Shui, begins next week and will be available on the first and third Mondays of each month.

    Episode 037: What's In Store for Your Chinese Numerology in 2017

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    WHAT'S IN STORE FOR YOUR CHINESE NUMEROLOGY IN 2017

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    Happy Chinese New Year! While the new year actually began earlier this month, there's still plenty of time to calculate your Nine Star Ki for the upcoming lunar year and see what 2017 has in store for you. Over the last few weeks, we heard from experts on the Chinese Zodiac animals and their energies for the year, but I'm also a huge fan of Nine Star Ki in addition to the animal horoscopes. Listen in for how to calculate your number and what to expect this year!

    I hope you are all as excited as I am for the new year! What does 2017 have in store for you? Does it match with your expectations? If you have questions about your Nine Star Ki or want to learn more, feel free to send in your questions or schedule a consultation! You could even use our new 15-minute consultation call service for this! Don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter too, where I share monthly tips on holistic living and feng shui. Gung Hay Fat Choy! 


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    Tune in March 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui for the Bathroom.

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    Episode 036: Self-Love with Feng Shui

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    EPISODE 036: SELF-LOVE WITH FENG SHUI

    Happy Valentine's Day! I'm happy to dedicate this week's podcast to the art of loving YOU! Many of us get very excited to show love to others on this holiday, but we often neglect to love and appreciate the most important person - ourselves! Practicing self-love can actually be easy and incredibly helpful for creating a nurturing, holistic space. Listen in for some of my favorite ways!

    Which of these methods of self-love sound best to you? Or do they all sound great (that's me...)? As I mentioned, I would love to hear from each of you who make a self-care list on what you do to make yourself feel loved and cared for. If we share our tips, we can all enjoy full cups and help others do the same. :) Happy Valentine's Day, and thanks so much for listening in!

    Questions about self-love and feng shui? Send them through for answers on our Q&A Sunday series, or check out our new 15-minute consultation calls to have your questions addressed right away. Be sure to also sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips and tricks on living holistically and practicing feng shui. See you in a few weeks! 


    Tune in February 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Nine Star Ki for 2017!

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    Episode 035: The Energy for Each Zodiac Animal in 2017

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    EPISODE 035: THE ENERGY FOR EACH ZODIAC ANIMAL IN 2017

    This week we're back with Doris Ingber to talk Chinese Zodiac in the Year of the Rooster! If you missed Episode 034, we chatted with Doris about the energy of the Fire Rooster and what we have to look forward to. This week, we'll get more in depth and learn about the energy of each Chinese zodiac animal in this year. Listen in!

    • Understanding the Chinese zodiac
    • Individual animal energies
    • Preparing for potential challenges

    For each of the years below, if your birthday falls before February 4, use the preceding year for accurate astrological readings. For example, if your birthday is January 13, 2009, follow the Year of the Rat, instead of the Year of the Ox. 

    RABBIT - 00:11:17

    2011 | 1999 | 1987 | 1975 | 1963 | 1951 | 1939 | 1927 |1915

    DRAGON - 00:12:44

    2012 | 2000 | 1988 | 1976 | 1964 | 1952 | 1940 | 1928 | 1916

    SNAKE - 00:14:10

    2013 | 2001 | 1989 | 1977 | 1965 | 1953 | 1941 | 1929 | 1917

    HORSE - 00:15:06

    2014 | 2002 | 1990 | 1978 | 1966 | 1954 | 1942 | 1930 | 1918

    SHEEP - 00:16:20

    2015 | 2003 | 1991 | 1979 | 1967 | 1955 |1943 | 1931 | 1919

    MONKEY - 00:17:18

    2016 | 2004 | 1992 | 1980 | 1968 | 1956 | 1944 | 1932 | 1920 | 1908

    ROOSTER - 00:03:55

    2017 | 2005 | 1993 | 1981 | 1969 | 1957 | 1945 | 1933 | 1921 | 1909

    DOG - 00:05:31

    2006 | 1994 | 1982 | 1970 | 1958 | 1946 | 1934 | 1922 | 1910

    PIG - 00:06:40

    2007 | 1995 | 1983 | 1971 | 1959 | 1947 | 1935 | 1923 | 1911

    RAT - 00:08:07 

    2008 | 1996 | 1984 | 1972 | 1960 | 1948 | 1936 | 1924 | 1912

    OX - 00:08:55

    2009 |1997 |1985 | 1973 | 1961 | 1949 | 1937 | 1925 | 1913

    TIGER - 00:10:16

    2010 | 1998 | 1986 | 19 74 | 1962 | 1950 | 1938 | 1926 | 1914

    Remember, no matter what your animal, feng shui always recommends carrying a three-dimensional charm of the year's best friend. The best friend of the Rooster is the Dragon, so head to Holistic Spaces and get your charm now!  

    Once again, we're so grateful to Doris for sharing her insight on the Chinese zodiac and helping each of us to prepare for the coming lunar year. If you have any questions about your animal's energy, or anything else related to green design, feng shui or holistic living, ask away! You could even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! Be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter to receive monthly tips and tricks on living holistically and practicing feng shui as well. If you're interested in having questions answered on a more personal or immediate basis, check out our new 15-minute consultation calls! Happy Year of the Rooster!


    Doris was introduced to Chinese metaphysics in 1999 after her 30 year career as a fashion merchandiser. Intrigued by the spirit and science of energy she pursued certifications in Classical Feng Shui, Interior Alignment, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology and Space Clearing. She consults with architects, interior designers, home and business owners to create environments which enhance the lives of those within. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker and Fortune.com. For more about Doris, visit www.kismetfengshui.com.


    Tune in February 13 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, a surprise!

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    Episode 034: 2017 - Year of the Fire Rooster

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    2017 - YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER

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    Happy New Year! I hope everyone's 2017 is off to an incredible start. :) We're also preparing for another new year: the Chinese New Year! My friend, feng shui expert and Chinese astrologer, Doris Ingber is back this year to discuss the upcoming Fire Rooster Year and the energy it brings. Tune in for her insightful information around the Rooster and his energy! 

    • Yin Fire Rooster Year and Chinese New Year
    • Archetype of the Rooster
    • Energy of the Rooster
    • The Rooster and the Five Elements
    • Health influences for the year
    • Emotional influences for the year
    • History and Chinese astrology
    • Varying energies and charts for this year

    Once again, Happy New Year to each of you! Thanks so much to Doris for her expertise and time, and to each of my listeners as well. Be sure to drop in for the next podcast on January 23, when Doris returns to share predictions and animal horoscopes for the Year of the Rooster! As always, I encourage you to submit questions to our Q&A Sunday series or reach out directly for a 15-minute consultation call, a new service we offer for more personal answers! If you're interested in tips and insight for green living, sustainable design and feng shui, sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter and receive a few each month! Here's to 2017!


    Doris was introduced to Chinese metaphysics in 1999 after her 30 year career as a fashion merchandiser. Intrigued by the spirit and science of energy she pursued certifications in Classical Feng Shui, Interior Alignment, 4 Pillars Chinese Astrology and Space Clearing. She consults with architects, interior designers, home and business owners to create environments which enhance the lives of those within. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker and Fortune.com. For more about Doris, visit www.kismetfengshui.com.


    Tune in January 23 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Zodiac Animals in the Year of the Fire Rooster

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    Episode 033: Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year

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    FENG SHUI AND INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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    Happy New Year! We're so grateful to each of you for taking the time to listen to the podcast this year, and we're very excited about next year! In honor of 2017, I'd like to share some ways to use feng shui to welcome a positive, inspiring new year. I'm planning to take each of these steps myself and would love to hear what your intentions are as well!

    Whether you choose to do one or all of these feng shui adjustments, please feel free to share how your space feels afterward and how you feel heading into a brand new year! Again, thank you all for listening to the Holistic Spaces podcast and making 2016 such a great year for us. To start the new year (and every month in it) with feng shui, green design and holistic living tips, be sure to subscribe to our Holistic Spaces newsletter! You can also submit any questions or feedback to us here and possibly have your question answered as part of our Q&A Sundays! We also have a new service, 15-minute consultation calls, to have your questions answered privately and right away! We'll see you next year!



    Tune in January 9 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Doris Ingber and the Energy of 2017's Fire Rooster

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    Episode 032: The Way of Flowers with Marcia Shibata

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    THE WAY OF FLOWERS WITH MARCIA SHIBATA

    Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces podcast! This is our next-to-last podcast this year, and we have such an amazing guest. Marcia Shibata is a Master Shambhala KADO instructor, classically trained in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and has studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist community. She's also the co-founder of the Shambhala Kado School and is my spiritual mentor in addition to my KADO and Ikebana teacher. I'm so happy to welcome her insight around the path of flowers and bringing them into your holistic spaces.

    • What is KADO?
    • The meaning of "holistic"
    • Thich Nhat Hahn's "interconnectedness"
    • Our connection to nature
    • Flowers, "the jewels of the planet"
    • Flowers and your environment
    • Disposing of flowers 
    • Bringing flowers into your space holistically and mindfully

    Thank you so much, Marcia, for sharing your knowledge and advice for including flowers in our holistic spaces. I hope each of you will consider these ideas when choosing aspects of nature to add to your homes. For more insights and tips into feng shu, green design and holistic living, be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter! If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out and have them answered via Q&A Sunday or through our new service, 15-minute consultation calls! Tune in after Christmas for our final 2016 podcast and tips for setting intentions for the new year!


    Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

    Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

    for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


    Tune in December 26 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year 

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    Episode 031: Nine Star Holiday Dynamics with Rosalie Prinzivalli

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    NINE STAR HOLIDAY DYNAMICS WITH ROSALIE PRINZIVALLI

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    You may notice that this episode is a bit off schedule. That's because it's our first holiday podcast this year, so we wanted to get it to you before Thanksgiving! This is a very special episode, because we'll be talking with one of my closest friends and one of my first and most amazing mentors, Rosalie Prinzivalli. The holidays are meant to be loving time spent with friends and family, but they can actually be very stressful, since we're all different people with different needs! Understanding the nine star ki dynamics can help us to handle this stress and actually enjoy peaceful, grounded holidays during this season, and Rosalie is an expert. Let's see what she has to say. :)

    Hopefully each of you are feeling less stressed about going into the holiday season, thanks to Rosalie's advice! We're very grateful to Rosalie for sharing her insight. :) Be sure to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter for more tips and advice on feng shui, green design and holistic living, around the holidays and all year! You'll receive a 10% off coupon for signing up, just in time to save on holistic gifts! As always, we love to hear from you with comments or questions. You can send them in here and may even be featured in our Q&A Sunday series! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We're incredibly grateful for you every day. :)


    Rosalie is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, 2002 Graduate and the first graduate to become a full-time faculty member and mentor of the BTB Feng Shui™ Masters Training Program. She has 30+ years of studies in Taoism, energy healing, meditation, astrology; an MBA from NYU Stern; and many years of corporate management experience. Rosalie takes a practical approach to Feng Shui and makes complex concepts easily understandable. Rosalie is a Red Ribbon Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild® where she served as Board Chair from 2006 to September 2014 and where the BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program is a Gold Level Member.

    For more information or to study with Rosalie, visit btbmastersfengshui.com.



    Tune in December 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast 

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