I’ve always been fascinated by my mother’s culture. Growing up – there was always some story steeped in symbolism that underpinned her beliefs.

Symbols can be very empowering. They can be personal reminders of the energies we can harness.

The word for ‘8’ in Chinese sounds similar to the word for ‘prosper’ or ‘wealth’.

The colour red is associated with courage, success, and passion.

Feng Shui practitioners advise to keep an aquarium of eight red fish, plus one black fish which will absorb any negative energy that might cross your path.