Sunday 23 September 2018

Fong Soi Mini-Sheet, Macau

Here a mini-sheet issued in 1997 while Macau was still a Portuguese territory, from a series of commemorative stamps dedicated to Chinese Geomancy, more commonly known as Feng Shui. As wikipedia would tell you Feng Shui is a pseudoscience originating from China, though I am sure many other descriptions can be used, depending on the converser. It is based on using energy forces to harmonise individuals with their surrounding environment.
In my attempt to better my German I am currently translating a Feng Shui book from German to Croatian, as it has long been my wish to learn more about this ancient practice (earliest mention is around 4000 B.C.). I would be curious to know if anyone here has any experience, or is equally intrigued by it? Perhaps someone else might know what the symbols on the sheet mean...
This is my entry for F-letter Sunday Stamps, you can explore more entries here.


  1. I like the stamp design. I had never seen it spelled "Fong Sui".

    Pseudosciences don't interest me a lot.

    1. me neither! i wasn't even sure that's what it is when choosing the stamp :D

  2. The symbols in the circle look similar to those used in I Ching. Intriguing sheet.

  3. That is a stunning mini-sheet. And an unusual topic for a stamp, I think.

  4. For awhile I was really into learning more about Feng Shui.
    I don't think it made any difference.

  5. Same with me, it's my first time to see Feng Shui spelled as Fong Sui. It's my first time to see a stamp dedicated for this topic. What a rarity!

  6. Feng Shui was all the rage at one time in modern office blocks. Interesting stamp.

  7. For whatever goes wrong in your life, blame it on the Fong Sui :D That's more or less all I know about it :)
    Fantastic stamp!

    PS. Good luck with the translation!

  8. in any case it must be good to de-clutter, which is basis of feng shui...lord knows there's lot to do in that regard in my house..!