Clad in her bright pink dress, international feng shui master Marites Allen hosted an intimate media gathering at the Manila House Private Club last Monday. The Feng Shui Queen, as she is popularly known, let us into updates on her practice.
While she announced the exciting things to look forward to, I couldn’t help but stare at the golden bunnies printed on her customized shawl. It was part of the theme. Her annual Feng Shui Updates event to usher in the new Chinese New Year is titled “Hop, Skip, and Jump in the Year of the Water Rabbit 2023.”
“The year 2023 is the year of letting go,” Marites boldly declared. She laughed as soon as she was distracted by the giggly responses from the crowd who made references to love. The expert further explained that it is just time to let go of things that no longer serve us and people who do not bring peace into our lives. She was quick, however, to clarify that the center sector of 2023 has romance at its core.
“This is the year that a lot of people who may have separated may reconcile. For some who may be delaying their weddings because of COVID, this may be the time to do it,” Marites explained. She then added that there are mixed insights on tourism, the economy, and other societal sectors. “It depends on which side of the coin you are. We will discuss more on December 17,” she teased. Her annual Feng Shui Updates is going online again this year but with new and improved features, taking into consideration the participant’s needs and convenience.
Annually, Marites thoroughly covers the different zodiac signs and their readings. She says that auspicious prospects vary every year for every animal sign in terms of career, business, health, and relationships. “For some animal signs, the year could pose challenges in different life aspects. The Rat, Tiger, and Rooster animal signs are known to conflict with the Rabbit. They may face some difficulties next year,” revealed Marites.
In the event, proper feng shui interventions are recommended for people born in the conflict years. Event participants are treated to an insider view of how to harness the lucky energies of 2023.
Internationally recognized for Feng Shui and Chinese astrology, Marites brings with her a wealth of training under various masters from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and China. She is the first Filipina to be awarded the prestigious title of “Master in Feng Shui” by the International Feng Shui Association in 2013. Marites has also been an international Feng Shui consultant for over 20 years and has frequently appeared in the global press, radio, and TV, including This Morning, the Sun, the Express, and CNN. She lives in London with her family and splits her time between the UK and South East Asia.
More than the certifications, Marites’ credibility lies in how she applies feng shui in her personal life. This year, 2022, has been particularly difficult for the Year of the Monkey-born practitioner. When asked how she powered through the conflict year, Marites jokingly responded, “ I could have died this year!” She went on to share how she entered a phase of internal healing.
“What I did was, I went through a lot of training. I did a lot of yoga. I went to a retreat in Bangkok. I had this very special monk who did a blessing for me,” Marites cut her speech by laughing, recalling how she worked on asking for blessings amid a difficult year. “I went to the healing church and I have also been working on getting a certification from the Tao Healing Hands,” she added. Tao Healing Hands’ Dr. Sha Tao, according to Marites, is one of the world’s renowned healers.
“I don’t know about you but I’m a person who does not easily cry. If not for Korean drama [series] like Crash Landing On You, I find it hard to cry. It’s just here,” Marites pointed to her heart and continued to talk about her journey. “Sometimes, it’s difficult to release. The best way for me is to meditate and that’s when I get to cry. Cleansing starts from the soul.”
As Marites immersed herself in different kinds of meditation and practiced yoga, she excitedly revealed designing her yoga mantra retreat to be held on her beach property in El Nido, Palawan. The people she met on her healing journey made an impact on her. “They are executives from all over the world who talked about working so hard and asking themselves, ‘For what?,’” the Feng Shui Queen said.
She talked about how cleansing worked wonders for them at the retreat. Marites reminded, “You have to love yourself first because once you love yourself, you are strong enough to get through any obstacle in life. And of course, I do a lot of prayers!”
Marites Allen is set to share more about her healing process, latest ventures like getting into the metaverse, exploring blockchain technology, AR and VR, and NFTs, the release of her internationally published book, and the latest copies of her authored feng shui references on December 17 and 18. Tickets for the online event are still available via the Frigga websites at www.frigga.com.ph or www.frigga.co.uk. For further inquiries, please call 0920-9509390, or visit Marites Allen’s Facebook page or her official website www.maritesallen.com.