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Fertility Tips for Child Birth

 A Hundred Children
Painting of A Hundred Children

Ancestral worship is the underlying principle of Chinese ethics. Therefore, the birth of a child, in particular a son that will carry on the family’s name, is regarded as an extremely fortunate event. As such, there are many customs and rituals to encourage child birth especially among couples who are yet childless, unable to conceive or who have no luck with male infants.

 

Chinese Calendar - The Chinese Almanac

A Typical Chinese Almanac Cover
A typical Chinese Almanac
 Inside the Chinese Almanac
 

All ancient civilisations have their own slant of calendar record and almanacs in particular have been in existence since antiquity across the globe. The Chinese Almanac or “通胜”, is a book, or table, containing forecasts and outlook for the year.

Pregnancy Gender Selection - A Chinese Birth Conception Chart

 Handcopied of original medical work on child birth care for females.

With a one-child policy in effect for two generations, the Chinese have it tough when it comes to raising a family. Gender selection at conception and pregnancy stages has always been an important consideration to the Chinese family as it is only the Son, and not the daughter, that will eventually carries the family name.
 

The Yin and Yang of Chinese Names

The Chinese considered 3 stages of a man’s life ( birth, marriage and death ) as most important, as such there are numerous practices pertaining to each stage. At birth, a name will be bestowed to a child who will bear it for the rest of his life. As such, many details are taken into consideration when choosing a name. It is hoped that an auspicious name will smoothen the life path of the child by enhancing his hidden attributes and bring about good fortune.

Feng Shui - Office Stress Busters

Lighting is the primary source of stress at work. Insufficient illumination makes it difficult to see things properly and induces a feeling of lethargic and inadequacy. On the other hand, overly strong glaring lights emit heat and sap energy, and are equally detrimental. Make sure you have a moderately lighted environment, which means you do not sit directly under the lights.

Schools of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese way that involves the study of both the natural and artificial environments so as to achieve a balance of the energy. There are many different forms of Feng Shui being practiced, each influenced by the cultural and environmental background of the practioner. Listed in this article are some common schools of Feng Shui.

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