Monday, December 30, 2019

20-20: Your Vision for the Year of the Rat

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Plan Your 20-20 Vision

for the Year of the Rat.

Dear Clients,

We're about to start the second decade of the twenty-first century. What is your vision? Are you ready?

Prepare for the next year with a Feng Shui Annual Update for your building.

As of February 4 2020, Annual star 5 goes to the east and annual star 2 goes to the south. These are areas to look out for. What do you have here? Is it a front door? A bedroom?

You're welcome to download my free Feng Shui charts for 2020 from my website.

If you'd like more detailed information specifically for your building, book a 2020 Annual Update by calling/SMS me on 0408 173 710 or email

Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year,

Have a lucky day!

Copyright © 2019 Jodi Brunner, All rights reserved.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Kisenosato Retires

Update on the blog I posted ages ago about Kisenosato...

Yokozuna Kisenosato retires, citing injury struggles, leaving no Japanese at top sumo rank

Update to my blog ages ago about Kisenosato. 

Such a man, with such fighting spirit, retires...and when he does it seems something miraculous has happened to his face!

For a long time he has suffered damage to his Career Palace (centre of forehead). See this closeup...
Then all of a sudden the dark patch and scarring seems to disappear overnight:
Obviously it’s still there, but the colourand qi has changed. 

Kisenosato has found his calling and with those phoenix eyes I would not be surprised if he becomes Japan’s most important sumo official within a very short time. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Set a Date for Your Future in 2019

Set a Date for Your Future in 2019

We are about to enter the final of the 'teenage' years in the 21st Century, it's time to reflect upon where we're headed. Just like a teenager, we have been learning and growing as a civilisation; and with little or no consequence for our actions, we have been brought to this environmental crisis we are now faced with. So what can we do? It all begins with each individual and our actions…

When Does New Year Commence?

The Chinese calendar consists of two parts: Lunar and Solar. According to the Lunar calendar, Chinese New Year commences on the 5th of February 2019. This is unusually close to the start of the Chinese Solar Calendar which commences on the 4th of February 2019.

For Feng Shui purposes we use the Solar Calendar, but if we want to be accurate we should check the start time of the Solar Calendar; we find it begins between 11:04am - 11:14am on the 4th of February in China (depending on which calendar you're using). So this time of the day relates to China local time (GMT+8). If you want to know the exact start time for Chinese New Year 2019 for your location, you will need to adjust to your local time.
For instance, if you are in Perth, Western Australia, then your start time will be the same as for China, because you are both located along the 120E meridian time zone (the approximate location of the Purple Mountain Observatory in China, where most Chinese calendars are set to).

If you have a Chinese calendar purchased in Singapore, you may find the start time is slightly different, because perhaps the calendar is set to Singapore time instead of China time. Singapore time is also GMT+8 but its longitude is 103.8198° E, whereas the Purple Mountain Observatory is 118.8295° E. That means Singapore time is 15.0097° west of China time, which equates to about 60 minutes. (360 degree = 24 hours, so 1 hr = 15 degrees, 1 degree = 4 minutes). So when it's 11:14am in China (120E) it's 10:14 (approx time) in Singapore.

If it's 11:14am in China (120E) then it's 21:14 the night before in New York. That means Chinese Solar New Year in New York commences at 21:14 on 3 February 2019.

Why do we need to know this? Well if you are advising the exact start time of the Chinese Solar Calendar in 2019, you might need to be accurate!

Feng Shui Annual Stars for 2019

In my Feng Shui 2019 Annual Stars kit you will find my suggestions and predictions for 2019. Here I can take a little more space to elaborate.
In 2019 the Annual Star is 8 and in the current cycle of time, we are in Period 8 until 2024. Star 8 is in the centre and it is the same type of qi as that of our current 20-year cycle. In Feng Shui we like dynamic interactions, however in 2019 there is no dynamic interaction between the year and the 20-year time period. In other words, no Sheng Qi ('birth energy') is being generated between two levels of time. Sheng Qi gives life to new projects and ideas, so perhaps we will, as a result, see much stagnation for the next twelve months.
Star 8 is also responsible for the environment and environmental awareness, so if it is in the centre it is inactive and there is less focus on the environment; so we may be slack in our thinking towards our environment. Therefore it is up to each of us to personally make a greater effort to reduce-reuse-recycle and further to consider, reduction, that is the key here…what do we really need in order to be happy? Do we need to buy all that 'stuff'???
Months to be especially careful of in 2019 include February (in the north east), August (in the south west), November (in the north east). These months are when stars 2 and 5 come together in the Annual and Monthly charts. There is heightened concern for mishaps, problems and health concerns in these areas of the house.

Annual Stars for Your Home

Every year the Feng Shui of your building is affected by these annual influences.
The extent to which these stars influence you depends on the Flying Stars chart for your building and in which areas of the building you spend the most time for important activities such as sleeping, working, relaxing and entering/leaving. This means that no two buildings will have the same type of influence.
Here are some useful pointers that will guide you during the year to avoid obstacles when possible. This is general advice that applies to everyone. The Annual Stars this year are:

7  3  5
6  8  1
2  4  9

This year Annual Stars 2 and 5 move to the northeast and southwest respectively. These are two areas of the house to look out for. Try to avoid sleeping or spending too much time in these areas of the house. Avoid red, pink, burgundy and bright orange colours because these are the colours of fire which enhance the qi of earth. If it's not possible to avoid sitting or sleeping in these areas, then use metal, such as golden colours in the northeast and use bright yellow colours in the southwest. Metal sound is also very useful.

You can find predictions about the stars in my kit, including the wisdom and love qi of star 1.

Star 3 moves to the south and it is often called the 'robbery star' which can also be responsible for lawsuit and conflict. However star 3 is also the strongest wealth creation star, so it all depends on how it is used as to whether it will cause robbery, conflict, or…wealth!

Star 4 is a wonderful place to study, in the north but do not put moving water in this location unless you want to activate romance with a married person!
Stars 6 and 7 go to the wood directions of east and south east. This brings conflict of the five elements. In both cases water can be used, not real water, but the qi of water such as black or navy blue colours.

Star 9 is pushy and bright, if it comes to your bedroom in the north west this year, it can cause lack of sleep and restlessness. Avoid red colours and especially those amethyst crystal caves in the north west this year.

It must be noted here that when the annual stars appear and then combine with the existing stars in any building, the results can vary greatly, so analysis is required.

However, even with great analysis, it is still not 100% accurate to discuss the effects of the annual stars, because there is the ‘human factor’ to consider. The human factor means that everyone has free will to choose how we wish to live and what to do with our lives, as the occasion arises.

When we discuss the annual stars 2 and 5, however, it is usually quite accurate to say that we should be protected from these two stars.

For star 2, often a wuluo is recommended. It could be that you already have one, and for this year, it is important it is ready to be used. Refresh your wuluo by ensuring the inside is empty of seeds, pour in a little clear alcohol and swill it around, tip it out and then let stand in a warm place for a while until completely dry inside.
For star 5, often yellow colour is recommended. This is so because 5 represents the 'emperor' and is also known as '5 Yellow'. It is the colour the emperor wore ceremoniously in the old days. If we give the star 5 what it wants, it will placate this star.

Other Changes in 2019

In 2017 we moved into Period 9 according to Xuan Kong Da Gua, but according to Xuan Kong Fei Xing (Flying Stars) we are still in Period 8. These two periods of time should not be mixed up. We still have five more years of Period 8 in Flying Stars, which is what your house chart is based on. If you are planning a renovation, moving house, or building, you must also consider the changes that will take place in 2024.

It would be nice to think that Feng Shui always stays the same, however all Feng Shui theory comes from the Yijing, the ancient Chinese Book of Changes. So it is only natural that things change. When we are prepared for these changes, we can make the most of our lives from the Feng Shui perspective.

2019 also sees the final year of the 12-year cycle of earth in the Chinese 60-year Xia Calendar. In 2020 we move into a new 12-year cycle of metal. For those who live in a high-rise building, this change of qi will affect the floor of the building in which you live in 2020.

Tai Sui is the qi represented by the animal sign for the year and activating this sector by digging, renovating or cutting down trees can bring either good or bad effects. It depends on the Four Pillars of Destiny of a person as to whether it should be activated or not. I can check for you, or, to be on the safe side it is better to avoid disturbance in this sector for the entire year.

Moreover, it is advised not to face the Tai Sui in any year because this is confronting the strongest qi of the year. So when conducting important occasions such as meetings, better to sit with your back to the Tai Sui to receive the support of the year.

In 2019 the year of Hai, the Pig, the Tai Sui is in the north-northwest. Therefore avoid digging, renovating, chopping down tall trees, hammering many nails into the wall, or any other large physical disturbance. Walking in and out of a door is not considered a disturbance. It is mainly a disturbance to do with the building or the earth beneath it. If this cannot be avoided (such as when your neighbour is doing construction work or there is work being undertaken in the street), play classical piano music and contact me for further instructions.

San Sha – this is a trinity of qi that is not as strong as the Tai Sui but nonetheless something to consider.

In 2019 the San Sha direction is the west (the trinity of Shen, You and Xu), and it is recommended to face the San Sha direction when conducting important activities. This year that means to face west, 225° - 315°.

“Facing the San Sha is to fight against the enemy of the Tai Sui. Winning the battle will be rewarding. San Sha is actually not fearful as it is most likely the weakest qi of the year. The problem is with the Tai Sui, not San Sha. Just don't be an ally to San Sha and you will not offend Tai Sui. Fighting against San Sha, you will be rewarded by the Tai Sui.”
Master Joseph Yu

My Annual Stars kit for 2019 will give you more general information about the stars for this year.

If you have any questions about Feng Shui don't hesitate to ask me.

Have a great 2019,

Monday, June 18, 2018

Upcoming Courses

Hi All,

In celebration of the Feng Shui Research Centre's 20th Anniversary Year I am offering the following courses in some unique locations!...

Feng Shui Professional Course, Modules 1-4 (online 16 x 3 hour classes)
Written by Master Joseph Yu and taught by me since 2004 as a Lecturer of the Feng Shui Research Centre.
Class will be taught live online, you can see me, and see the slideshow presentation and ask questions. Each class is audiotaped for your benefit and has additional case studies and info including a 100-question workbook for each module, designed to help with your studies.

Commences Wednesday June 20, 2018.
Time: 11am - 2pm. (GMT+9 Japan time) 
For Melbourne it will be 12pm - 3pm. (GMT+10 until first Sunday in October when Daylight Savings starts and it's GMT+11)
For California it will be GMT/UTC-7 Tuesday June 19, 7-10pm.

Calendar as follows:
Module 1 = Jun 20, 27, Jul 4 11
Module 2 = Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 8
Module 3 = Aug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5
Module 4 = Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3


Dynamic Xuan Kong (Langzhong, Sichuan Province, China) October 12-19 (7 days)
This course contains some of the most important parts of Modules 3-4 reworked into a 3 day course with new info added. It focuses on the stars and their characteristics...DXK shows us what Master Yu says is, "How to read the stars as if they are living spirits."
  • Qing Nan Jing, "The most important Feng Shui classic."
  • Ling Shen and Zheng Shen.
  • The basic charts.
  • How to read a chart - "That is the most important part, how to read a chart from a dynamic point of view."
  • Special charts.
  • Ming Gua, "We shall see how we deal with the Ming Gua."
  • Star Combinations
  • Guidelines to Houses, extracted from a song written by Master Jiang Da Hong of the early Qing Dynasty.
  • Castle Gate, "The reason why new houses are much better than old houses."
  • Replacement Stars, "When and how [this technique] should be used is the question."
  • Report writing. We will discuss report writing and after the tour, we will complete this part of the course online in my Practitioner Training class (2 x 3 hours online).

"What? We are going to China?" You say? Some of you may know that I have been conducting Feng Shui Tours to HK and China for many years. 2018 is my 8th tour of China, and this year I want to combine learning, fun and discovery all in one tour. I took a group to Langzhong, the Feng Shui City in was amazing!!! It is an ancient walled town with the original shops and dwellings, there are city gates, pagodas at crossroads, several temples, an ancient study hall, loads of interesting shops and three Feng Shui museums in and around the town! What's even better is there are no foreign tourists - we have the town all to ourselves. (of course, there are many local Chinese tourists...). This town is so far out of the way that nobody speaks English, so we will have an experienced tour guide accompany us every day and we will stay in an amazing courtyard-style hotel.


Business Feng Shui (Hong Kong) October 20-23 (3 days)
For those of you who have attended this course in the past, you will know there are several examples of buildings in Hong Kong in the course materials, that Master Yu examines in detail including the HSBC Bank, Bank of China and the Cheung Kong Center. So this time we will actually visit those buildings and see them in person!!! Over the years I have been to Hong Kong at least 20 times and I am always in awe of these buildings. Come and see them for yourself and see why they are included in this well-researched and detailed Business Feng Shui course.

We will also visit Chuan Spa, the Feng Shui concept for which I designed back in 2004 and examine my case study in detail.  

If you do not have a chance to attend my entire tour in October, you are welcome to meet up with us in Hong Kong for the Business Feng Shui class only.


2018 is a milestone year here at the FSRC and if you are not doing something to celebrate - you should be!

Join me in one of my classes (please send a private email to to discuss further).

Best wishes,

Jodi Brunner
Master of Feng Shui, FSRC
Accredited Feng Shui Consultant, AFSC
Call (+61) 408 173 710

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Update from Master

New popup shop!
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Dear Feng Shui Enthusiasts,

You'll be pleased to know alot of Feng Shui events and news are coming your way!

I'm back in Melbourne for a couple of months. What brings me here? My POPUP SHOP!

You may know that in 2015 I sold my shop at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne...Well, now I've got it back again! So Nathan and I came to Melbourne for a few months to open a popup shop and sell off all our wonderful Feng Shui lucky objects for health, wealth, prosperity and good luck...join us!

If you can't make it in person, please click the link below to view our online store. I'm uploading new stock daily...while stocks last!

Feng Shui in the news

Tomorrow (Sunday 29 April 2018) I'll be featured in the Herald Sun Property Section with an interview and story about Feng Shui. This will be followed by an indepth article on the Herald Sun website next week...

If you have any questions about Feng Shui please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a lucky day!

Here's some upcoming Feng Shui events...
Traditional Feng Shui Workshop

Want to know how the Feng Shui of your home affects your life?

In this two part workshop you'll learn how to assess your own home. Plus you'll receive expert and personalised advice from the Master on what to do to achieve good Feng Shui.

Wednesday 2 May 2018 6:30-9:30pm (Day 1) & Wednesday 16 May 6:30-9:30pm (Day 2).


Tuesday 22 May 2018 6:30-9:30pm (Day 1) & Tuesday 29 May 6:30-9:30pm (Day 2).

More info...
Feng Shui Professional Course

Thinking of a career as a Feng Shui consultant?
Written by Master Joseph Yu, founder of the international Feng Shui Research Centre, this world class course, is your comprehensive training in the fascinating world of Feng Shui, from beginner to advanced level.
Taught over a period of four months, 3 hours per week, live via skype (or other). Suitable for beginners through to advanced students who wish to supplement their knowledge with the teachings of Master Yu.
Course commences end of May.

Modules 1-2...
Modules 3-4...
Feng Shui Tour of Melbourne's Chinatown

Join Master Jodi for a rare event as we explore the Feng Shui of Melbourne's Chinatown...

As seen on Postcards, Coxie's Big Break, Getaway and even Scottish TV!

An event not to be missed!

Sunday 10 June 2018

Book now...
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