2022 Water Tiger Year ~ Part Six

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For the Water Tiger year Free presentation, I focused on the annual animal prediction. For each participant, I  read for their specific year of birth. In a brief overview I anchored the yearly energetic over their animal and element for a personalized peek into what to expect in 2022.

Prior to this presentation, 108 predictions were crafted and will be shared over the next several weeks in videos on my YouTube channel. To know more follow and subscribe to ‘Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne’, at this link:



This section offers an eye on the Elements. Known as the Five Elemental Theory, it is a scientific and energetic theory that constitutes the core of all Asian healing modalities. From Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Tibetan Elemental Healing to Feng Shui, Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The elemental dance is everywhere. It is represented and reflected in the cycles of time; each day, season and year.

Energy or Chi has two components; Yin and Yang. Although these energetics span many definitions, most understand the Yang as Male and Yin as Female. In that context, I playfully view the 5 Elements as Yin and Yangs children, whose interactions manifest life as we know it.

Five Elemental Symbol of ADARSA:Elemental Design


For the Water Tiger year Free presentation, I focused on the annual animal prediction. For each participant, I  read pin pointed their specific animals element. In brief overview I anchored the yearly energetic for a personalized peek into what to expect in 2022.

Prior to this presentation, 108 predictions were crafted and will be shared over the next several weeks in videos on my YouTube channel. To know more follow and subscribe to ‘Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne’, at this link:



This section offers an eye on the Elements. Known as the Five Elemental Theory, it is a scientific and energetic theory that  asian healing and martial arts. Tai Chi Qi Gong, Tibetan Healing, Kung Fu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Feng Shui & Nine Star Ki Astrology.

With that I offer mini perditions , which I usually include at the end of all more former presentations over the years.

in 2022 I personalized the presentation for each and every person on he call. To this end I am encouraging you to book  contact me directly should you want this information.


Also known as the Five Elemental Theory. The following is an except from Elemental Feng Shui ~ The Art of Orientation, written by the author of this piece. Should you want to further your study of Feng Shui, its origins and its use in homes, businesses and environments please link to this site:

The five elements or five elemental theory, aka The Five Transformations is the basis of all Asian healing modalities. These include Qi-Gong, Tibetan Healing, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Feng Shui and Traditional Chinese Medicine. What is shared here is but a glimpse into its depths. Know that it is a life long study for pratitioners of the above healing and physical arts.

The FIVE ELEMENTS are the core of understanding the Asian world view. These elements are Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. The flow of elements show us a harmonious cycle and a controlling cycle. When these are balanced the flow of energy is most beneficial.

The Harmonious cycle: follow the outer lines of the diagram below

FIRE feeds EARTH which feeds METAL which feeds WATER which feeds WOOD, which in turn feeds FIRE.

The Controlling Cycle: follow the inner lines of the ‘star’ on diagram below

FIRE melts METAL which cuts WOOD, which displaces EARTH, which controls WATER which extinguishes FIRE. 

This dynamic interrelationship creates a set of circumstances which play out differently each year and for each animal in each year.
With Metal being the parent and giver to the Water element of 2022 there is hope for Metal relinquishing control and allowing flow.

Annual Predictions

NOTE: This is a shortened version of what was presented on February 1, duding the Zoom gathering. For personalized forecast for your element please subscribe to “Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne” on YouTube to learn more about your ‘elemental’ info.

Videos will be released thought out February 2022. See link above.

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Tigers: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 & 1998

Not always an easy year when your animal is in the spotlight. Tigers of all elements will have to choose to embrace change. There will be no end of challengers or problems to solve. For Tigers in general, this goes with the territory; independent, proactive and always on the ready. Guard against exhaustion and butting heads with other Tigers. Its in your nature to be competitive and want all the goodies. When Tiger embrace  collaboration they will reap the benefits of a win/win vibration. This is especially true in a Water Tiger year. Know  2022 is a huge opportunity for growth. Take care not to alienate loved ones and people who don’t see things your way. Examine your methods to find the harmony you desire.

Water Tiger *born ’62

Wood Tigers *born ’74

Fire Tigers * born ’86

Earth Tigers * born ’98

 Metal Tigers * born ’50, 2010

Rabbit: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 & 1999

A good year for Rabbits of all elements to reach out to others for collaboration or socially.  It will lead to opportunities when you are able to take advantage of group brain storming & idea sharing. In 2022 be observant and follow the Tigers lead into new, outstanding technology. Any pressures are relieved when you are surrounded by a good team, good friends and good food. 2023 is Year of the Water Rabbit. It’s wise to have your ducks in a row before then. You are learning how to be your own visionary.

Metal Rabbit * born ’51, 2011
Water Rabbit *born ’63,
Wood Rabbit * born ’75
Fire Rabbit * born *87
Earth Rabbit * born ’39, ’99

Dragon: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

This is a year to step back and access where you are overall. Tigers and Dragons are both powerful and dynamic animals. Tiger is a good business alli and can energize the Dragon. When Tiger is at the helm it’s a prime year for the Dragon to be reflecting on what they have achieved and move from that place of strength. Only two years away from the Wood Dragon year, now is the time good to strategize.  2022 can be a great  travel year. Also spending time with family and delving into esoteric pursuits suit the energy coming forth in a Water Tiger year.

Wood Dragon *born 1964
Fire Dragon * born 1976
Earth Dragon *born 1988
Metal Dragon *born 2000
Water Dragon * born 1952

Snake Caligraphy

Snake: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 & 2001

This year may feel like a sleeper year for Snake born. It will, however it will bring its delightful surprises. Opportunities will come from places you least expect. Key is to be ready and aware. Make sure to follow your intuition. Although you tend to trust what you have created and how you do things this is a year to step out of the box in your thinking. New and exciting opportunities will show up that you could otherwise miss by stay with the status quo.

KEY WORDS: Expansion, Grounding & Trust

Wood Snake *born in 1965
Fire Snake * born in 1977
Earth Snake * born in 1989
Metal Snake * born in 1941 and 2001
Water Snake * born in 1953

Horse: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 & 2002

The Horse, being an ally of Tiger, stand to do well in 2022. As part of the Power Triad,( Dog /Horse/Tiger power triad)  it will be a  great year to launch a new business venture. The independent nature of the Tiger is well understood by Horse. Even though Horse is a herd animal, it’s gets its joy from breaking free and forging new paths and having exceptional experiences. The gift of Horse born is they bring this energy back to the herd to share.

Wood Horse * born 1954, 2014
Fire Horse * born in 1966
Earth Horse * born 1978
Metal Horse * born 1990
Water Horse *born 1942, 2002

Sheep: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

A moderate year for Sheep, yet you can gain much if you are hopeful and remain true to your path. Relationships look promising, whether looking to find that special person or deepen existing relationships, luck is with you. Career choices may be a focus. The prevailing Tiger energy in 2022  is ‘innovation’ so strive to go beyond. Look beyond your comfort zone, get creative and you may make more progress than expected. Pleasantly surprises are in store if you keep your eyes open and know what to focus on.

Wood Sheep * born 1955
Fire Sheep * born 1967

Earth Sheep * born 1979
Metal Sheep * 1931, 1991  

Water Sheep * born 1943, 2003

Monkey: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Tigers are Monkeys nemesis and this can create friction for you this year. Although you  respect each others intelligence, neither can truly trust the other. An odd star does favour Monkeys efforts this year so if you are willing to work hard and stay under the radar some surprizes are in store. Keep your businesses and finances  in order. Not a good year to let anything slide. This follows into all aspects of life including relationships and health. A year to be on guard, move forward and restore order where necessary.

Wood Monkey * born 1944, 2004
Fire Monkey * born 1956
Earth Monkey * born 1968
Metal Monkey  * born 1980
Water Monkey * born 1992, 2004

Rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

The wisdom of the Rooster will be recognized by the Tiger in 2022. Other animals of the Chinese zodiac will seek the assistance of Rooster. Be honoured and happy to oblige. Rooster will be able to make good of all and any challenging situations. Rooster will do well to also be on the receiving end as well as unexpected opportunities will present themselves.  Balancing both will allow you to stay humble yet noble.

Wood Rooster * 1945, 2005
Fire Rooster * born 1957, 2006
Earth Rooster * born 1969
Metal Rooster * born 1981
Water Rooster *  born 1933, 1993

Dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 & 2006

Dogs should do very well in 2022 as its Tiger’s co-conspirator as part of the Power Triad ( Dog /Horse/Tiger). Creativity soars, ideas pop and people who may have not noticed you prior will suddenly acknowledge your gifts. Career advancement is what you make them. Opportunities will be there, yet must be moved upon in  good timing. Make sure you maintain your independence as it will be key to your confidence in this power year. Clear autonomy will bode well for relationships as well in 2022.

Wood Dog * born  1947, 1994
Fire Dog * born 1946, 2006
Earth Dog * born1958
Metal Dog *born 1970
Water Dog * born in 1970

Pigs: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

The focus for the Pig will be more in the social arena than in career. A dynamic year when it comes to adventure, travel and deepening relationships. You will feel less inhibited than the past few years and can forge ahead with creative ideas while gaining wisdom from others. A blessed, wide open year begs you to watch health and finances. Being observant will allow your career to maintain an even keel. Gather momentum from outside sources to apply to your work in 2023.

Wood Pig * born 1995
Fire Pig * born 1947, 2007
Earth Pig * born 1959
Metal Pig  * born in 1971
Water Pig * born 1983

Rats: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984 ,1996 & 2008

The Rat will glide through the Tiger year with alertness yet from behind the scenes. A good year to reflect and come up with new ideas and plans. It will be important not to resist the any change or challenges the Tiger year may bring. Spiritual endeavours are favoured and will ground you in a year that may shake you. Rat born individuals should watch their health this year in regards to kidneys and bladder.

Wood Rat 1984 * born 1984
Fire Rat 1972 * born 1972
Earth Rat * born 1948, 1984
Metal Rat  * born 1960
Water Rat * born 1996

Oxen: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 & 1997

Now that your year is over, it’s an opportune time to chill and take it easy. Reflect on the lessons of this past year and know you deserve a rest and time to contemplate. From this stance you will be able to let go of stress and allow romance and connections with new and old friends to flourish. 2021 was too frantic for you to create the space to enjoy the year. Know it’s always the year after our animal year where the gold can be mined. Just know where to look.

Earth Ox * born 1949, 2009
Metal Ox * born ’61
Water Ox * born ’73
Wood Ox * born ’85
Fire Ox  *born 1997


2022 Year of the Water Tiger ~ Part Five



The Water Tiger arrives at a time when we are all ready for a shift. 

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In this January 4th interview with Ashala Yardley,  I talk at length about this transition. The basic shift is one from two Metal years ( 2020 & 2021 ) into two Water Years; the Water Tiger 2022 and Water Rabbit 2023.


The implication & symbology is that Metal is loosing its grip and is fighting hard to maintain the Status Quo. This was being felt throughout latter January with the transition being complete on the Full Moon on February 14th. Looking at unfolding world events during this period, we see can sense tension, struggles and and power shift.

Welcome Water!  It has the ability to shift and flow in new directions or, all directions at once. 

FIRST let’s look at what animals will do well in a Tiger Year. When you look at the image below, note the Triangles joining groups of three animals. The Tiger, Horse and Dog are in an  affinity triangle or power triad. 

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The Affinity Triangle or Power Triad.

Each animal of the Chinese zodiac has its ‘power triad’. These two animals that are your best mates. They make great friends, partners and colleagues. There is a flow of energy and respect that allows communication and generally life, flow with ease. Consequently the Animal directly across from you is your nemesis. This person will be your challenge and someone, if you are brave enough, to face growth with.

When you are in your animal year, it will be these animals who stand with you and also succeed. When in the spotlight, in your year, it can be distracting and stressful. This does not mean you will not do well, you will, however you must be ready for growth and change. Your animal year is unique to you and will put you through the paces. Know to use the year prior to prepare yourself. If you do, then you will be rewarded. The year after your year willl offer time and space to catch up, relax and harvest the rewards of your good work.

RABBITS take note; prep and get ready in 2022 for 2023 


The animal across from the animal of the year is its nemesis. This year it’s the Monkey, and more specifically, the Fire Monkey. The Water Element of this Tiger year will seek to extinguish, or at least, dampen the Fire of this Monkey. All animals with Fire as a prominent Element should beware and conscious of the this energetic.

* Note: if you are in a relationship with someone who is across from you it is believed that you both are in a deep ‘karmic’ relationship. When these relationships last they can be life altering.  

OVERALL: Rabbit, Horse, Rooster and the Dog will do well in a Water Tiger year. The video below speaks about the Power Triad of Tiger, Horse & Dog. Filmed on February 1, the first day of the Water Tiger year.



  • Tigers are solo creatures and as such may not easily share information. See if you can tap into that loner energy to source out your important moves this year.
  • Tigers of the Water Variety are more personable that others.Being carnivores they can go for the jugular. Beware of the hidden dangers that present in taking on new ventures and projects.
  • The Water element is mysterious and ever moving except when its in an icy state. Get to know water by spend time near and in it if you have not recently. Water runs deep and is at the core of our human ‘being’.
  • The many aspects of Water creates an unpredictability. Watch how this affects world dynamics; especially  the marketplace in 2022. 
  • Expect the unexpected! We were in training during the pandemic. Having acquired now coping skill skills we will prepare us for future events. Take note of your geography and what you need to be prepared for in a natural disaster. This also applies to financial stress, mental health and emotional challenges.
  • Know that trusting your instinct in a Water Tiger year is crucial. The Water Tiger is intuitively gifted and this energy will be accessible to all of us. Let go of the ‘head mind’ and drop into the ‘heart mind’.
  • Pay attention to the Elements. Water diminishes Fire, Earth controls it. This includes its colours and shapes and directional energy. In Post # 7 in this series I will go into depth about the elements. My publication is called ‘Elemental Feng Shui’ for good reason. 


Think of water and its symbology.  Water is represented visually as curvy wavy lines. Yet when we spill water, its movement is unpredictable. This is why abstract paintings are considered ‘water symbology’ in home decor and interior design. It is also applied to Architecture in many ways. I refer to the home below, that of a clients, as  the ‘Water house’. Although its prominently Wood construction its the Watery sloped roof that makes it stand out.

water element, Wood element

Water symbology shapes the Wood of its construction. Water feeds Wood; a harmonious combination in the elemental flow.

This year will be dynamic and ever changing.  At times water is bubbly, and effervescent. At other times, its penetrating quality lies in the depths of the ocean, making it hare to read. Water is also a symbol for emotion.

Simple Tips

  • Keep Water symbology in mind while navigating the Water Tiger Year. Things can change quickly and probably will. Attuning to this powerful element will assist all and any transitional challenges.
  • Be prepared to experience all aspects of your emotional body. The Water Tiger is an excellent year to grow emotionally. Start with understanding the self first; only then can you move outwards into relationships.
  • Water aligns with the organs kidney, bladder and reproductive system. Tune into their function, have them checked out if you suspect abnormalities and protect them from malfunction. Stay warm & drink lots of Water.  Urinary track infections are particularly careful to watch out for this year. Non-Sweetened Cranberry in a non diluted form in water, daily is an excellent tonic for bladder and Kidney health.
  • Know that the Water Tiger year arrives with the Tiger month. It may have an impact, depending on your sign and animal.  Go slow, tune into your intuition or gut feelings and know that by March 5th things will ease up.

In the next post I will outline all animals, elements, years and mini predictions. 

A few more fun facts about Tiger born:

  • Tigers charm is its love for adventure and travelling. This could be to the next town or continent.
  • Tigers have altruistic streak. Admirable unless you are married to one as it will side track them. They will often ignore important issues when fixated on one particular cause. This will interfere with personal relationships and commitments especially if Water is in their transformation.
  • The Water Tiger specifically, is intuitive by nature. They form deep relationships and give their all when in the moment. In 2022, when distracted by bigger issues they may come into conflict with those who do not understand this about them.
  • Tigers, although solo by nature have a fun and lively side. Make sure you take your Tiger out to play this year. You will be rewarded and have a hell or a time.

FREE Zoom WATER TIGER Presentation ~ How to sign up!


February 1, 2022 at 11:00 am PST

I will be offering my annual Asian /Chinese New Years Presentation for all to enjoy and JOIN IN!

Send an EMAIL to shuideva@gmail.com and I will respond with the ZOOM invite. I am asking you to send your birth information so I can address your personal ‘Chinese Animal & Element’ in the annual predictions. Only those who email me directly for an invite will receive personalized annual predictions during this event.

NOTE: Cutoff for registration is 6:00 PM, PST, JAN 31

I look forward to meeting you all on Tuesday morning Pacific Standard Time and sharing what promises to be a dynamic and pivotal year.

Lets welcome the empowering Water Tiger together !

The blue image reflects the Water Tiger in 2022

2022 Year of the Water Tiger ~ Part Four



The last Water Tiger Year was 1962, between Feb 4, 1962 & January 24th 1963  

Looking back at world events we see the transitional influences Water tiger created. 

These are included annually for both entertainment and reflection.

 Some notable historic events in 1962:  * not in exact time lines 

  • The Cuban missile crisis hits its peak in October 1962
  • President De Gaulle of France grants sovereignty to Algeria
  • Burundi, Jamaica, Western Samoa Uganda & Trinidad and Tobago are all given their independence 
  • Lt. Col.John H. Glenn Jr. is first American to orbit Earth, 
  • James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registers at the University of Mississippi; a state known for its segregation and racism. An event in  civil rights movement which was gaining momentum.
  • Saudi Arabia abolished slavery
  • Nuclear tests reached its peak 178 tests;  96 by the United States & 79 by Soviet Union.  
  • Mt Huascaran in Peru erupts and kills 3,500 the first day and 4000 in a landslide the next day.
  • The first airborne combat mission was flown in Vietnam
  • The first James Bond movie ‘Dr No” is filmed starring Sean Connery 
  • A Canadian figure skater, Donald Jackson, is the first to land a ‘triplelutz’
  • Marlyn Munro dies in NYC from an overdose
  • The Beatles become a phenomena in North America 

Reflecting on the last Water Tiger year 1962, we may get a flavour for the type of events which occur in 2022.  As Metal loosens its grip we are watching world events unfold that have a greater impact than we may know in this moment. 2022 is a year to pay attention as barriers are broken and understanding and acceptance is in the forefront.

We are currently and have been experiencing events that are not getting the news coverage they deserve. From Native Rights and sovereignty to the largest peaceful demonstrations ever staged in Canada.

These include

  • The blockade at Ferry Creek on Vancouver Island protesting the cutting of some of the last Ancient old growth forests in Canada.
  • At his moment the USA is reporting that Canada has a media blackout regarding the massive truck convoy crossing from B.C. to Ottawa, Ontario, to protest vaccine mandates that are affecting both countries.

Media and internet coverage is symbolic of communications ruled by the Metal element. As the Metal Ox year bows out we can feel its influence still.

Will the incoming energy of Water break through and allow communication to flow?

 I cannot help but think of the recent Tsunami warnings on the west coast. I heard about it from friends in Ontario and Vancouver before any prominent media warnings. 

As the Water Tiger arrives Be Prepared :

  • Install warning systems on your devices, for disaster alerts
  • Prepare emergency kits for your home, office and car for any and all disasters
  • Notify family and friends of your plans should anything occur and telecommunications break down

Know that the Water Tigers true altruistic nature will force the unseen to be seen this year. Tigers gift to humanity is putting the planet first. Although they may forsake family and friends to do so, they act for the good of all. Tiger’s protective and powerful energy will be felt on a global scale in 2022

On a lighter note here are some celebrities born in Tiger years.

Queen Elizibeth 2nd, Lady Gaga, Martin Short, Jon Bon Jovi, Leonardo Di Caprio, Penelope Cruz , Stevie Wonder, Christoper Lloyd, Shawn Mendes, Jon Batiste, Paula Abdul, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Carey, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, Matthew Broderick, Wesley Snipes, Jon Steward, Anthony Kiedis, Jodie Foster, Kelly Preston, Cheryl Crow and Emilo Estavan to name a few.

Can you recognize Tiger energy in any of these power houses ?


Mark your calandar for a FREE online Zoom presentation on February 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM PST which will last 90 minutes. To join me for the Zoom hook up information its as simple as sending me an email at

shuideva@gmail.com and copying this line in the subject line, Yes, count me in!

You will immediately get a Zoom invitation and a request for your Birth Year and Date so I can have your animal identity and Element ready. I will address each animal who shows up with specific information for your element and animal re; 2022 Predictions.

2022 Year of the Water Tiger ~ Part Three



Tigers are viewed as magnificent animals to be respected and feared. In Asian Cultures the TIGER is found in art, mythology and notably in Feng Shui symbology. Although Tiger imagery powerfully impacts the countries where it is found, we can learn much from the richness of these cultures in 2022.

Those countries and cultures are:

  • Northern Russia
  • China
  • Korea
  • Myanmar
  • India
  • Indonesian Islands of Sumatra, Java and . Bali

We enter both Year and Month of the TIGER in early February 2022  and will feel the impact. How can we translate its primary attributes into modern application via symbology through mythology?


Tigers ferociously protect their territory. Practically this is applied in Asia for commercial and financial security. In the west we can use Tiger images to remind us to create boundaries,                                                                                   whether they are physical, emotional or psychological.


Tiger cubs are raised by both parents until the age of two. Afterwards they live an independent existence. My earlier reference to the power of ‘innovation’ in 2022 derives from this singular and independent energy. This means we must go deep to source our own ideas, before we collaborate with others to put things into motion. Connecting to our emotional and life force energy, we learn how capable we are in a Tiger year.


 All of us learn through our mistakes and can turn each failure into lesson. Although Tiger is but one animal on Chinese Zodiac it is the one that can move forward from its trials and errors. As such we can emulate its power, strength and ability to bounce back. Facing our deepest fears we test and building confidence in our abilities. In A Water Tiger year we will be tested. While reaching for success we will learn how weather failures. The multi faces of the Water element are many and in a Tiger year will force us to be honest.  Use Tiger’s confidence to face what needs to be faced and make the corrections needed to move forward.


Tiger rules the jungle both through its physical strength and force. The largest male can be stand 1 meter tall and grow to 600 lbs., yet without its ability to understand the practical ways of its surroundings it would not survive. Tiger energy will awaken ‘street skills’ this year. No amount of education or following the Status Quo can prepare us for the unexpected. Step out of the comfort zone, learn new practical skills and apply that along with what you already know to succeed 2022. Tigers’ intuition may be their greatest power.


Some believe that the Lion is the king of the jungle as it too has a majestic countenance. Yet as a communal animal its focus is to take care and be close to the pride. Tigers solo existence and ability to respond creates more of a mythological, immortal energy. Regardless of who rules, Tigers’ cultivated, majestic image is one that we can adopt and emulate to further our own goals and intentions this year. 2022 will be provocative and powerful and demand that we use our own majestic, unique gifts to love our best life to the fullest .

The blue image reflects the Water Tiger in 2022


TIGERS in Indian, and Asian cultures are portrayed with a multitude of attributes plus those noted above. Next is a distillation of qualities taken from the rich and vibrant stories of the east. Choose those that resonate with you. They may be key to channeling the Tiger as intuitive guide in 2022.

  • Virtue
  • Regeneration
  • Courage
  • Destroyer of Evil
  • Guardian
  • Spirit Guide
  • Respect
  • Fierceness
  • Habitat protector


In Feng Shui Tigers are a key part of Five Transformations or the Five Elemental Theory. Tigers are represented by  Metal element that lived in the West, & NW. The visual of a White tiger, as it is a key colour that represents Metal.

Its West placement is aligned with autum and fall harvest. In Chinese mythology Tiger related to fall and harvest, when it descends from the mountains, into the villages.

*An interesting fact: Feng Shui practise was originally used to site graves. It was believed that if the ancestors were laid to rest in an auspicious location that future generations would have ongoing luck.

In Mythology Tigers are protectors of evil spirits which protect the dead. They are often carved on tombstones or monuments in the east. The right hand is considered the power side, as most of us are right handed.  When a the grave is laid out, the right side will be higher than the left of the deceased’s body.

Modern day Feng Shui application evolved from ‘Former Heaven Gua’, which was used for grave sitings. The ‘Later Heaven Gua’ evolved for its application and placement of the living not the dead. In buildings and geomantic placement  Tiger is still on the right, yet now it is assigned to be lower, not higher.

NOTE: In Feng Shui, South is at the top of the BAGUA ( Feng Shui map) not at the bottom as in modern day cartography.

Dragon, another animal associated with  Five Elements, sits on the Left and is associated with East, SE,  the Wood element and Yang qualities. Tiger although it embodies Yang Qualities, in Feng Shui takes is also Yin, reflected in its placement to the right and in the West, NW directions.

In modern interpretation, we can see Tiger as holding both the Yin and Yang balance: giving it additional power and potency.


2022 Year of the Water Tiger ~ Part Two

The upcoming Asian New Year promises dynamic shifts !

Wood Tigers: Born 1974 , Jan 23-Feb 10 ’75

Wood Tigers tend to be a more expansive type. They will take risks and be influencers. They are more compassionate and open than their counterparts.

Fire Tigers: Born 1986, Feb 9 – Jan 25 ’87 

Fire Tigers are dynamic and opinionated. These individuals take the world by storm, yet can show poor self control in certain areas of life. They stand out in their ultimate optimism and independence.

Earth Tigers: Born 1998, Jan 28 – Feb 15’99  

Earth Tigers are down to earth adventure lovers More stubborn than other Tigers, yet their realistic approach is a sound bet. These Tigers have a strong sense of self and a deep faith as a result.

Metal Tigers: Born 1950, Feb 17- Feb 4’ 51  / 2010 Feb 14- Jan 21, 2011. 

Tigers are domineering and bold, yet indecisive. They are enthusiastic about life and learning but uncharacteristically timid when caught by surprise. 

The elements at play in 2022

The 5 elements in the Asian System Wood, Fire, Earth and Fire flavour each Animal in the System and each Year.

The videos on ‘Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne’ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveGqFzpWcEgn3t3IAwwk-w reflect and repeat the importance of the Elements. Most notably is the shift between the last two Metal Years * 2020/21 Rat & OX and into the next two WATER years 2022/23, the Tiger & Rabbit.

The influence of WATER on the Tiger will be dramatic in 2022.

Some observations:

  • Metal is the parent of Water so we are experiencing it ‘letting go’ its child, Water, to be on its own
  • Water is liquid, and Metal, to be fully in its beauty, must melt like Water so as take a new shape
  • Between Jan 1, 2022 and Feb 1, 2022 reflects Metals transition; liquifying to form a container to hold Water
  • Each animals Element, dictates how you will personally respond to this shift of Metals to Water

Tigers base element is Wood, as its location on the Zodiac wheel is in the ENE. This direction aligns with the Spring energy of new beginnings and clear direct movement. Imagine Wood in the springtime as it bursts forth and grows.

2022 is a Water year. As Metal is the parent of Water, so is Water is the parent of Wood. With TIGER arriving close to the beginning of the Tiger month on Feb 4,2022, the year will be infused with amped up energy.

The results:

  • 2022 should bring with it good movement, luck, wealth and harmony.
  • We have to tune into water energy which is mysterious and ever changing.
  • Water presents as mist, ice, babbling brooks, raging rivers, depths of the ocean, stagnant ponds & glistening lakes.

Symbology in a Water Tiger Year

Water is symbolic of emotional energy. Water in Feng Shui is specifically symbolic of life force energy, or Chi. As we are primarily H2O in our physical being, this life force energy relates to what motivates us. Now is the time to discover how water manifests in your world and emotions. Know that self awareness is a deep and powerful Water quality.

Can you align or interpret your mood based on these qualities?

2022  will challenge our ability to flow through emotional triggers. It will prompt us to grow and shift into better versions of ourselves. This may mean letting go of control in order to regain it in a subtler way. The Water Tiger year will prompt us to drift into unknown waters. When we do so, we may find that all we really need is a new perspective and that in “Letting go, letting God”, nothing is ‘lost’ at all. 


The majestic, powerful Tiger will present opportunities for shifts that need to take place now. When viewing Water as Chi or Life Force Energy, we are called to know when to go with the flow, when to hold back. What that means personally:

  • What challenges us when we find ourselves resisting change?
  • Is the Status Quo worth holding onto, and why?
  • Can we accept that change may result in pain and separation? But also joy and freedom.
  • Can we let go of what does not serve our flow through life or our emotional growth?
  • Can we accept the emotional maturity of letting go jobs, habits, locations or even people that no longer bring us joy?

Exploring the depts of Feng Shui requires elemental knowledge and can guide us through 2022. The power of innovation, and more …. to be continued in the next Water Tiger Blog on JANUARY 24, 2022.

Feng Shui Astrology

Personal readings shed much light on the elements and their influences on our lives. Discounts for the Water Tiger year will be announced on Feb 1, 2022. The link to readings https://adarsashuideva.com/feng-shui-consulting-services/

2022 ~ Year of the Water Tiger ~ Part 1


PART ONE ~ Released JAN 19TH

The Lunar New Year

The 2022 Asian New Year falls on February 1st. What we know as Chinese New Years always falls on the 2nd new moon after the winter solstice

Also in the Asian calendar, FEB 4th is the first day of the Month of the Tiger, and the first day of Spring!

This Water Tiger year comes at us Strong with Double Tiger energy

NOTE: In Feng Shui Astrology or Nine Star Ki,  4th FEB is start date for calculating your Principle number. Also the first day of the Month of the Tiger. It is also important to know what date your ANIMAL year starts. If born January or February check the ANIMAL and ELEMENT you fall under.  Its simple , just input your Birthday and year into your browser with the phrase ‘Chinese animal and Element’. The element of your year and animal should appear.

About The Tiger Year

If you were born between 5th Jan 1962 and 24th Jan 1963, you are a Water Tiger. We call this your year of return, and only happens every 60 years. The 5 elements cycle through 12 Chinese animal signs equaling a 60 year cycle.

If you are a Water Tiger; Congratulations!  Follow and subscribe my YouTube channel ‘Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne’ link below, for special gifts and discounts for everyone, especially Tiger born folks.


For Tigers in General 

It is common to think that your return year will be great, fun and all steam ahead. However the Animal of the Year will be often challenged in unexpected ways. The Asian astrological system has many checks and balances to determine just how much you will experience, but let’s say be prepared for everything and anything.

Also the Element of your year will dictate more about your experiences in 2022. Overall it will be a huge shift from the last two years of the Metal influence; ( Metal Rat, 2020 and Metal Ox 2021).  The Wate rElement is as varied as it is mysterious. * see more in the elemental section that will follow in imminent future blogs.

The Tiger Personality

The essence of Tiger energy is its independent, ambitious and resolut nature. Tigers also have a with a tendency to be arbitrary and dominant. As such some find them difficult to get along with or relate to. They are aligned with Aries in the Western astrology so when we combine the two we find an altruistic, bold and single minded individual, who can be charming leaders when they keep their egos in tow.

This year will require an understanding of the Tigers gifts and its faults. As a power animal, Tigers tend to be unyielding. A Tigers challenge is questioning whether the forces it resists come from within itself or from the environment it finds itself in.
Remember that if you are not a TIGER or not influenced by its energy ( born in the month of hour of) you will not fully grasp its totalitarianism or its influence at present. However it is my goal to guide you through the Tiger year with harmony, compassion and understanding whilst allowing your energy to merge and shine in its own right. Each Animal and element will face different challenges, and the Free Zoom presentation will clarify most of this for you.

When recognizing Tiger’s impulses in 2022, we can a navigate a path that will serve all our best interests. Aligning  with Tiger’s powerful, capable and dominating force, allows us to emulate these qualities that work for us individually.


BORN 1962 Feb 5- Jan 24 ’63  and  2022, and Feb 1′ 2022 -Jan 21’ 2023
The Water Tiger tends to be the most fluid and finessed as Tigers go. They have a deep emotional awareness and can make great intuitive’s and seers.  They are adept at making friends and influencing people, yet must take care not to act aloof, lest they alienate those who want to be close to them. When these Tigers become detached they can lose attention of those they seek to assist. Their sense of self esteem pro-pulses and assists Water Tigers through many of life’s challenges. Water Tigers must balance between the many aspects of emotional energy which water presents. It can often be hard to discern the passion of such a Tiger behind an icy or detached exterior. The Key is knowing what emotional presentation is required in situations. This insight will allow Water tigers to work towards a more harmonious and balanced flow through all apects of their of lives A gentle and compassionate approach to your inner dialogue will be a life long lesson.

NEXT: All other Tiger elements and what’s up this year for everyone

  • The next post, Jan  21, 2022  will address Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal Tigers and what they are about!
  • What 2022 means for all the Chinese Animals and the Elementals.

Welcome to 2022 ~ Metal Ox to Water Tiger


Five Elemental Symbol of ADARSA:Elemental Design

Blessings from heart to your hearth for 2022.

As we shift into this promising year of flow, I wish you many blessings for your individual transitions and collective, community intentions. The first link below will take you to a brief 5 minute video welcoming you to the New Year and what I will be offering as we lead up to the Asian New Year on January 1st, 2022. Broadcast from my Youtube Channel ‘Radical Feng Shui with Charlyne’, the location that houses over 40 videos on Feng Shui in short bite sized clips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFDgtqZkJDc&t=1s

I invite you to subscribe to Radical Feng Shui and leave interesting, provocative and fun comments, as you may receive a FREE Mini Reading in Feng Shui Astrology. An introduction to the many types of readings I do for clients, friends and family. From Feng Shui to Nine Star Ki to 5 Elemental Readings they offer a broader perspective on that will guide your home environments, work spaces, career, relationships, health and travel and more!

Feng Shui Consultation


This Youtube link will take you to a recent interview with a colleague about the significance of this transitional month; just prior to the year of the Water Tiger:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/89G D9Sa7m_IsZKTFKV7BEl-SjcWY7F7YurXvF16aheou4ShKJrP_pnYJ0CaRkyMy.94uNdAMx2mmCZ6q4


Soon to be added to my Blog posts is an informative dialogue about what the Water Tiger will bring this year. It will include a variety of topics including an overall look at the year, global indications, mythology, and more. Most poignant will be dialogue on the shift between the Metal years of 2020 and 2021, and what we can expect in the upcoming Water Year ruled by the majestic Tiger.


Mark your calandar for a FREE online Zoom presentation on January 30th at 11:00 AM PST which will last 90 minutes. TO join me for the Zoom hook up information its as simple as sending me an email at

shuideva@gmail.com and copying this line in the subject line, Yes, count me in!

You will immediately get a Zoom invitation and a request for your Birth Year and Date so I can have your animal identity and Element ready. I will address each animal who shows up with specific information for your element and animal re; 2022 Predictions.

12: 12:12 Feng Shui for the Holidays


Feng Shui for the Holidays …

Many holidays, ‘holy days’ and celebrations are joyful yet can be stressful. Feng Shui knowledge transcends cultures, at it is the essence of who and what we are. When we apply some of its key & practical elements and to gatherings and spaces it allows us to be empowered and set the tone for any celebration.

This hour will focus on Feng Shui design applications and tips that activate spaces. Its often the small things that will bring harmony into our ‘holy day’ experience.Working with both physical and symbolic applications we take control and minimize stress. This in turn allows us a deeper connection and much fuller  ‘en JOY ment’ of our time with loved ones.

This unique exploration will focus your intention on peace and joy for all your special celebrations.

REGISTISTRATION: email shuideva@gmail.com

PAYMENT: Interac via shuideva@gmail.com. When payment is received you will receive your ZOOM contact information for the session on December 12, 2021.

INVESTMENT: A 60 minute session $45.00

FREE Feng Shui Workshop & Feng Shui book information


FREE Feng Shui Workshop

NOVEMBER 20, 2021 at 11:00 am PST

This 45 minute, on-line Zoom event will feature both basic information and how this Ancient Art is relevant today.

In 2021 people are drawn to Feng Shui knowledge to guide them towards creating harmony and balance in personal spaces. Yet Feng Shui also reveals how individual tastes are unique and based on a personal elemental imprint.

Join me to explore what this means and to see if you resonate with my style of Feng Shui Design. I welcome to all inquisitive minds and will reserve 15 minutes for questions and answers.

To register email me at shuideva@gmail.com and I will send you the Zoom link and code.

Elemental Feng Shui~The Art of Orientation

To further explore Feng Shui I recommend  Elemental Feng Shui ~ The Art of Orientation. The Five Elemental Theory is core to all Asian healing modalities. As such it is the basis of  book offering a wider perspective of personal environments, design and how we place ourselves for optimal health, and well being.

The rear cover is a glimpse into the book, which is fully illustrated. It offers an in-depth Feng Shui vocabulary in Part One. It examines the many interpretations of this Art via the elementals, the various schools of Feng  Shui and theory in Part Two. In Part Three shifts from the macrocosm to the microcosm of specific spaces found in homes, businesses touching on commercial space.

A worthy addition to your library.

Rear Cover: Summary, book reviews & author information