January 21, 2020

EP #129: Chinese New Year Astrology: Rat Metal with Anjie Cho

In this episode I talk with Anjie Cho, architect and feng shui educator about the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, as we transition into the Metal Rat year. Anjie describes the overall quality of this new year, as well as the characteristics of each Chinese astrological sign, based on the year you were born. She shares what this year will hold in store for you and I share the flower essence blend that will be most supportive for you during the year. 

Anjie also shares some beautiful Chinese New Year’s rituals to intentionally invite in more auspicious energy into your life and space on Saturday, January 25th, 2020! Our conversation can help you be more aware of the changes that are occurring now and throughout 2020 through the lens of Chinese Astrology. Not intended to be superstitious, rather to help you be more intentional and self-aware -- and to give you new ways to celebrate this New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! 


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We talk about:

  • The intersection between Chinese astrology & Feng Shui
  • Chinese astrology: how the year, month, day and time of day you were born are important
  • Your Chinese sign based on the year and what qualities it magnifies in you
  • Overall characteristics of the Rat year for 2020
  • Qualities of a Metal year and what to be aware of
  • How each of the 12 animal signs can best adjust or equip themselves for the Rat year - overall, will it be positive, neutral or challenging?
  • Feng Shui Cures for Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year), on Saturday, January 25th
  • Rituals to intentionally invite in more positive energy for the year
Want more of Anjie?

I did a timeless episode with her that I LOVED:

Episode 76: Seeing the World as a Mirror & Practices for More Magic

More about Anjie:

Anjie Cho is an architect, feng shui educator and author of Holistic Spaces: 108 Ways to Create a Mindful and Peaceful Home. Since 1999, she has been designing beautiful and nourishing spaces (inner and outer) with balance and harmony, informed by the ancient practice of feng shui. Her focus is to create nurturing and supportive environments, tailoring her practice to each individual’s specific needs.

Anjie is a sought-after expert in the fields of feng shui and interior architecture. She is the owner of Anjie Cho Architect, co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, and founder of Holistic Spaces which hosts a blog, podcast and online store. Anjie is also a teacher of dharma arts and meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. She's the feng shui expert at The Spruce, a regular blog contributor to MindBodyGreen and has been featured in dozens of publications including: the New York Times, Domino Magazine and BuzzFeed.  

Anjie is a New York State registered architect, a graduate in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley, LEED Accredited Professional, and certified feng shui consultant from the BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program. Find Anjie at


    Follow her on Instagram: @anjiecho
    Visit her Website!


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    Happy listening,

    2 Responses


    February 11, 2020

    I am happy to share the link to Joey Yap’s work with you ~ you can learn more here:


    February 11, 2020

    I loved this episode (and the previous interview with Anjie)…can you shared the Chinese sign calculator that was referenced in the interview? Joey Apps (?spelling?) site?

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