Celebrate the Fire in Summer Feng Shui

by Seasonal Wisdom on July 25, 2013

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Contributor: Seasonal Wisdom is delighted to provide this summer Feng Shui advice from NY-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.  You may remember her Feng Shui advice about fall, winter and spring already.

Learn how you can use the timeless lessons of Feng Shui to enjoy this season to the fullest. Here’s what Ann has to say … Photo courtesy of mgstanton/Flickr Read the full article →

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Chinese Solar Calendar: A Traditional Way of Looking At Time

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 26, 2012

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Contributor: As another New Year begins, it’s interesting to consider the traditional Chinese solar calendar, which featured 24 mini-seasons closely tied to what was happening in the natural world.  These 24 solar terms helped farmers remember their way through nature’s growing cycles.

This sounded like a topic we had to explore further at Seasonal Wisdom, so we asked Ann Bingley Gallops of NY-based Open Spaces Feng Shui to provide a quick overview of these fascinating 24 solar terms that make up the Chinese solar calendar.  It’s little wonder why these nature-oriented calendar terms still ring true to us today. Come take a peek.  All photos  courtesy of Jeriff Cheng on Flickr. Read the full article →

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Vintage Fourth of July Cards

July 3, 2012
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Happy Fourth of July! As the United States grows another year older, Seasonal Wisdom thought it might be fun to celebrate the big day with some vintage Fourth of July cards, courtesy of riptheskull on Flickr. These cards all reveal a bit about past lifestyles and important cultural references. As Mount Vernon gardens and President […]

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Summer Solstice

June 18, 2012
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Happy summer solstice!  Summer begins officially. We’re celebrating another summer at Seasonal Wisdom by sharing the news you need to know about the summer solstice — particularly old facts and folklore you probably didn’t know about this important day. Vintage photo of children with pet is courtesy of chicks57 on Flickr.

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Happy Summer Solstice

June 20, 2009
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Since pre-Christian times, the summer solstice has been celebrated with seasonal rituals of major importance. Here are six fun facts you might not know about the summer solstice:

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A Joyful May

May 5, 2009

“The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day So God bless you all, both great and small And send you a joyful May.”

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A Historical Look at May Day

May 1, 2009

“The fair maid who the first of May, Goes to the fields the break of day, And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree, Will ever handsome be.” Old Proverb    The first of May – otherwise known as May Day – is “rich in customs, perhaps more so than any other day of the […]

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