Editors Letter – Seventh Edition

Janene 2013Welcome to our Chinese New Year edition of Feng Shui Today – an online magazine for the modern professional and avid enthusiast!  The solar Year of the Jia Wu Horse (甲午) commences on the 4th of February and once again the IFSA Australia Chapter will host their annual Chinese New Year Luncheon.   

This year it will be held on Saturday the 1st of February at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne and speakers include Howard Choy, Edgar Lok Tin Yung and Tyler J Rowe.  Dr. Jin Peh will also be a special guest and will be available to sign copies of his new book, ‘Four Pillars of Destiny – Discover Your Code to Success’.  

So if you would like to know how to prepare yourself to make the most of the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead, come along and let these expert speakers advise you on the prospects and obstacles that the Year of the Horse will bring and what you can do to improve your future and that of your loved ones.

Tickets can be purchased at www.intfsa.org.au and prices include 3 speakers, a tasty Yum Cha Banquet, access to the Chinese Museum exhibition spaces and the opportunity to see the world’s largest processional Chinese Millennium Dragon.

On the international scene, the IFSA held their 10th Annual Feng Shui Convention (IFSC) in Singapore over the weekend of the 16th & 17th of November. Titled I – Ching & Feng Shui this was a great event which not only showcased speakers from many parts of the world, but also provided a wonderful opportunity for our international community to network, share information and socialize.   

The 2 day Convention culminated in a Gala Dinner on Sunday night which was hosted by the IFSA Executive Committee and what a climax this made to a fabulous weekend. Delegates and speakers were wined, dined and entertained and much to everyone’s delight we even discovered that Grand Masters Tan Khoon Yong and Vincent Koh have a natural talent as stand-up comedians! 

This year the 11th Annual IFSC, titled Feng Shui & Wealth, is to be hosted in Melbourne by the IFSA Australia Chapter on November the 15th & 16th. Early Bird Tickets priced at AUS $198.00 will be available from February 1st and to register your interest please email [email protected] 

Finally back to this issue of Feng Shui Today and once again our feature articles come to us from some of our leading practitioners and masters. Topics include Year of the Horse Predictions by Edgar Lok Tin Yung, Traditional Feng Shui versus New Age Feng Shui by Master Jacek Kryg, A BaZi Analysis of the Life & Death of Paul Walker by Dr. Jin Peh, I Ching & Feng Shui by Master Anita Zou, Feng Shui of Graves by Master Petra Coll Exposito, The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel by Edgar Lok Tin Yung and DoTERRA Essential Oils for the Modern Home by Ruanna Segal. 

With our regular articles, Feng Shui Tips shares some wonderful advice from UK based practitioner Aroon Ajmera, which is sure to delight ladies and metrosexual guys alike as it focuses on that all important accessory; the handbag.   

In Ask Melynda our resident expert answers a couple of questions on the placement of toilets in the home and the effects this can have on the well-being of the occupants.  Please remember that if you have any questions you would like to ask Melynda just email us at [email protected] and she’ll answer them in our next edition. 

In Classical Corner Tyler J Rowe once again brings us “Wisdom from the mouths of ancient sages to the ears of the modern practitioner” and in this issue he will be looking at the characters of the new year – the heavenly stem Jia and the earthly branch Wu.  What do they really mean? For the answer, as always, he turns to the classics. 

Finally in Profile of a Master we are pleased to sit down and chat with Master Jacek Kryg.  Master Jacek is the founder and main tutor of School without Borders www.szkolabezgranic.pl, which is devoted to teaching a wide spectrum of Chinese culture and has already benefited over 1,000 students.  

Since 2007 Master Jacek has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA) and in 2013 was re-elected for another two year term. As a Feng Shui advisor he works for many large reputable companies, small businesses and home owners. His Feng Shui  practice also leads him to consult and lecture at home in Poland and also abroad in countries such as Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and the Ukraine.

So why not take a well-deserved break and enjoy our Chinese New Year edition of Feng Shui Today.  As always we have done our best to bring you a magazine that is full of great advice, useful tips and informative articles.

We welcome your suggestions and feedback and would love to receive any articles or event details you think would be of interest to our Feng Shui community. Don’t forget that if we do publish your article you will receive a complimentary ¼ page advertisement for your business, event or line of products. 

Janene Laird
Feng Shui Today







About The Author

Master Janene Laird

Master Janene Laird is the principle consultant and founder of Shen Chi-Feng Shui. She comes from a background in education and combines a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Teaching with over 15 years of study, practice and experience in the Feng Shui industry. Janene consults widely throughout Australasia in both the Commercial and Residential sectors and operates a successful Melbourne based Professional Feng Shui Consultancy. She is the President of the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA) - Australia Chapter, Founder and Editor of the industry leading online magazine Feng Shui Today and was awarded the title of IFSA Accredited Feng Shui Master in 2011.

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