Author Archives: Narrye Caldwell

Year of the Fire Rooster–January 28, 2017

Year after year, Narrye Caldwell’s annual Chinese Astrological analysis has been one of  our most popular and requested topics. We are happy to once again offer it here. All Chinese wisdom traditions, including medicine, divination, astrology, and feng shui, are … Continue reading

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Martial Arts and Feng Shui

Traditional kung fu schools are not known for being pretty. Most martial artists can report a long history of working out night after night in basements, garages, parking lots, and warehouses. I taught my first Tai Chi class 30 years … Continue reading

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What you should know before you start a Tai Chi class

I love teaching Tai Chi, and I especially love introducing this beautiful health promoting martial art to beginners. But many people start out with some ideas that are not only wrong, but prevent them from sticking with the practice long … Continue reading

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OX Year: 2009

The fine art of CHINESE ASTROLOGY: YEAR OF THE EARTH OX:  January 26, 2009 After being taken for the wildest ride in decades during 2008’s Rat year, who among us isn’t desperate for a little relief? Fortunately, the upcoming Earth … Continue reading

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About Chinese Astrology

All astrological systems are symbolic languages for describing the character and nature of a particular time and place. Human beings, full participants in the energetic mix, are individual and unique manifestations of the astrological moment. Chinese astrology shares this fundamental … Continue reading

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RAT Year : 2008

Though a tendency to be secretive is part of the Rat’s nature, gullibility is not…. Rat energy would have read the fine print and considered the long view. Continue reading

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PIG Year: 2007

February 18, marks the beginning of the Fire Pig Year. Each animal in the Chinese calendar is emblematic of a particular type of Qi, and gives that year its special energetic qualities. The Pig is a sign of congeniality, family, … Continue reading

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DOG Year: 2006

This protective image gives us an apt symbol for the nature of the chi associated with the Dog, and some insight into the upcoming year. Continue reading

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ROOSTER Year: 2005

YEAR OF THE WOOD ROOSTER February 9, 2005-January 28, 2006 The Year of the Wood Rooster invites us to be direct, focused, and task oriented. Rooster energy is precise and self-assured. What the Rooster lacks in tact it makes up … Continue reading

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