Sauvage Feng Shui World

1957 yin fire rooster

60 years ago


There were a few very significant events which recurred through the year: the Pope issued 3 fundamental encyclicals for the faithful through-out the year; USSR, US and UK continued with their arms race, testing both atmospheric and subterranean missiles through-out almost every month of 1957 – they also tested and trialled IBM’s (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles). The cold war intensified and the first unmanned space flights were conducted including with the Dog Laika, who of course, perished on Sputnik 2.

Talking of dogs the first trial of a mechanical heart was conducted on a dog. There was a significant stand-off for human rights and desegregation in Arkansas (Little Rock) which ironically is the home of the Clintons. Additionally, there was a lot of coups, but also two countries obtained independence from Great Britain – Malaya and Indonesia.

Buddy Holly and the crickets, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Jerry Lee Lewis all had hits. John Lennon (age 16) and Paul McCartney (age 15) meet for the first time at a Church gig. I Love Lucy had its last airing on TV and Samuel Beckett’s ‘The Endgame’ opened in London. Jack Kerrouac published his iconic ‘On the Road Again’, and Albert Camus is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. 

There were some interesting first including the 1st commercial building heated by the sun came on line in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Civil Rights in both USA and Africa resulted in segregation of Universities in SA and 300 US troops being sent to Little Rock, Arkansas to protect the rights of 9 black students to be educated in a non-segregated school. Gibson produce their flying V guitar and Sir Edmond Hillary reaches the South Pole. 


Politically you can see the genesis of some of the significant tensions in the Middle East being established or continued and giving rise to or preceding the tensions currently at play in the world. 


Feb 4 Georgia Senate unanimously approved bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
Feb 7 Missouri fire at home for the elderly kills 72 
Feb 28 Kirk Douglas and Ingrid Bergman win golden globe for The King And I 
Mar 4 The S&P 500 Stock Market Index is first introduced 
Mar 8 Israeli troops leave Egypt, Suez Canal is reopened for minor ships 
Mar 13 Bloody battles after the anti-Battista demonstrations in Havana, Cuba 
Mar 15 Great Britain becomes the third nation to explode nuclear bomb 
Mar 22 Earthquake give San Francisco the shakes 
Mar 25 European Economic Community (Common Market) setup 
April 6 Aristotle Onassis buys Hellenic National Airlines and founds Olympia Airlines 
Apr 10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test and Suez Canal reopens for all traffic 
Apr 25 First experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated 
May 2 Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt 
May 4 Anne Frank foundation is formed in Amsterdam
 May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage 
May 15 8,000 people listen to Billy Graham at Madison Square Garden 
May 17: School desegregation law, Brown versus Board of Education 
May 22 South Africa’s government approves race separation in universities 
May 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia 
Jun 9 Anthony Eden resigns replaced by Harold MacMillan the following day. 
Jun 27 Hurricane Audrey kills 526 in Louisiana and Texas, and British medical research council publishes report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer 
Jul 7 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast 
Jul 8 Irish Premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders 
Jul 9 Discovery of the element 102 (Nobelium) announced 
Jul 12 US Surgeon General connects smoking with lung cancer 
Jul 28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992 
Jul 29 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by the UN 
Aug 8: USSR offers Syria economic/military aid 
Aug 29 in Congress passes Civil Rights act of 1st:957 
Aug 31 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain 
Sept 1 Train crashes into ravine killing 175 and injuring 400 
Sept 5 Jack Kerouac publishes ‘On The Road’ 
Sept 17 Thailand military coup under Marshal Sarit Thanarat 
Sept 25 Great Britain performs 1st nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
Sept 26 Bernstein and Sondheim’s musical West Side Story premieres 
Sept 29 300 die as express train hits stalled train in West Pakistan 
Oct 2 new volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores, and The Bridge on the River Kwai is released in cinemas 
Oct 4 USSR launches Sputnik 1, 1st artificial earth satellite 
Oct 10 US Pres Eisenhower apologises to the Finance Minister of Ghana after he’s refused to service in a restaurant in Dover Delaware and fire at Windscale (UK) nuclear plant, world’s first major nuclear accident 
Oct 12 First commercial flight between California and Antarctica 
Oct 29 hand grenade explodes in Israeli Knesset (Parliament) 
Nov 3 USSR launchers sputnik 2 with the dog Laika being at the first animal in orbit 
Nov 4 2nd Soviet earth satellite launched 
Nov 7 Cold war–The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters 
Nov 14 NY raid by police results in arrest of many high-level mafia figures 
Nov 18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons Nov 30 Attempt to assassinate Indonesian President Sukarno kills 8
Dec 4 2 commuter trains collided heavy fog killing 92 in St John’s England
Dec 5 New York City is the first US city to legislate against racial and religious discrimination in the housing market 
Dec 6 US first attempt to launch Vanguard rocket blows up and Indonesia begins nationalising Dutch possessions 
Dec 12 US announces the manufacture of Borazon which is harder than diamonds and a team of doctors at Ohio’s Cleveland clinic demonstration the viability of the first artificial heart when they used and artificial pump in a dog 
Dec 18 World’s first nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity at the Shippingport atomic power station in Pennsylvania 
Dec 20 Elvis Presley receives draft notice to join US Army for national service 
Jan 1 BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7 hrs 57 mins and European economic community (common market) starts operation 
Jan 3 The West Indies Federation is formed Jan 4 Sputnik 1 re-enters atmosphere and burns up 
Jan 8 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana 
Jan 13 9000 scientists from 43 nations call on the UN for nuclear tests ban 
Jan 24 first man-made nuclear fusion achieved Jan 26 Japanese ferry capsizes off Southern Awaji island in Japan 67 perish 
Jan 28 the Lego company patented the design of Lego bricks which are still compatible to this day 
Jan 30 UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats in parliament 
Jan 31 James Van Allen discovers the radiation belt 
Feb 1 US satellite Explorer 1 is launched 
Feb 2 Syria joins Egypt in the newly formed United Arab Republic. 

Whilst we cannot look at the things that take place around the world and fit them into a box called 60 years ago today. However, it is useful to examine things to see what patterns might emerge. Certainly, the arms race was hotting up, several Governments were overthrown in coups and revolutions, but also several countries (Malaya and Indonesia) gained their independence from Britain. There was also the Asian Flu or Avian Flu pandemic which started in Feb 1957, in South-east Asia and spread world wide ( The 1957 outbreak was caused by a virus known as influenza A subtype H2N2, or Asian flu virus.
You can do some more research yourself. Interesting to see the genesis of things from years gone by, including the previous USSR's involvement in Syria.


Appin Hall Children’s Foundation is delighted with the service provided by Feng Shui consultant Vicki Sauvage – who has undertaken extensive Feng Shui work toward specific energies that relate to our building development program.

Ronnie Burns | President Appin Hall Children's Foundation

Vicki‘s talents and expertise exceed the spectrum of Feng Shui applications, because she is highly skilled and attuned to Earth energies - and to the vital living library: Nature.

| Ronnie Burns Appin Hall Foundation |

A special sensitivity and perception is required to deliver direct input for clients, in regard to the principles of energy (the field of existence) and Metaphysical considerations, that enable Vicki to offer extensive work beyond the perimeters of basic Feng Shui practise. Vicki applications are backed by years of knowledge and field work which result in practical and functional ways to apply and understand the benefits of her methods and expertise. She completes her analysis with a comprehensive verbal report - along with sketches of her findings. In this way, Vicki’s corporate and private sector clients achieve best results long after Vicki leaves your home, property, or boardroom.

| Ronnie Burns Founder Appin Hall Childrens Foundation

It is with high regard and respect that I recommend Vicki Sauvage as a clever , intuitive and indeed thorough Feng Shui consultant and facilitator. This is only the beginning!

| Ronnie Burns |

Feng Shui is truly an art of healing, not only for our home and work environment; but understanding the key of energy flow allows us to balance energy in many aspects of our lives.

Selenna Nemeton Ceremonies - Hobart

For me I have found all of the dates accurate and beneficial for use in all aspects of my life achieving remarkable results. Kathy B - Hobart

Kathy B - Hobart

Vicki came to Feng Shui my house and made some immediate observations and suggestions such as inverting where my young son put his head in the bed as it was actually on the wall with the main electrical power board. 

Clotilde Blanchet - OnLIne Discovery

Vick's feng shui advice has changed my life, my home, my world.  Simple easy and Energy Changing to the positive.  I highly recommend her wonderful gifts she brings into your life and home.

Belinda Wardlaw

One of the major problems she identified was that the front door was in direct line of the back windows of the garden - letting money flow out of the house. 

Clotilde Blanchet -OnLine Discovery

Vicki’s knowledge and experience of feng shui and business management in general was invaluable to us and we felt very confident in following her suggestions and advice.

Lynn & Mark Hudson - TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

When we do sell, I will be keeping you busy in finding and getting my new home into a beautiful space.

Kara B - Copping - Tasmania

The clinic is now experiencing fully booked days and has a wonderful feel of nurturing and rejuvenation when you walk in the door.

Mark & Lyn Hudson TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

Four days after you came to help us with the clearing, Peter gave up smoking without a single emotional out burst. Simply amazing.

Kara B - Copping - Tasmania

The crème de la crème of our interior design are the four large banners hanging throughout the centre that were designed by Vicki - they are absolutely fabulous... a must see.

Mark & Lyn Hudson TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

I have used Vicki’s expertise with Feng Shui in my last 3 houses to assist with the challenges that presented at the time and it was amazing how sometimes seemingly small changes within your environment can have a significant impact.

PF Geelong - Vic

Vicki's approach to Feng Shui has intrigued and supported me and my family for many years. From simple positional/shape changes to complex "remedies" our home's chi flows better with Vicki's Feng Shui advice.

Michael Roberts Managing Director

With Vicki’s guidance we have created a long term plan for the development of the clinic and how it will look, from details as small as where shelves should go to the larger plan for the front of the building.

Mark & Lyn Hudson TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

I found Vicki's mindfulness meditation course extremely worthwhile. 

When I practise I am calm, more organised and and I am able to prioritise more effectively- this is really important in my role as a nurse - If I do not look after myself I can't spend all day caring for others.It is said that meditation is like 'putting your oxygen mask on first before assisting others'- it is so true! 

Vicki is a great mindfulness teacher.

Sandy Roberts

2. Ongoing improvement in wellness is assured with the daily practice homework that is provided' 

Jasz Mandari Psychologist

Vicki teaches from the heart, opening our minds to scientific truths with rigour and love.

Anxiety and frustration are real for me, mindfulness training helps me find attention and the cognition of my body.

Sue Isles

I highly commend Vicki and would encourage all those attracted to mindfulness training to book in.  

Jasz Mandari

Vicki has great knowledge and understanding acquired over many years of formal and informal experiences and studies. Her preparedness and full presence at the mindfulness and tai chai sessions, create deep and fulfilling engagement.

Jasz Mandari - Psychologist

It is our absolute pleasure being associated with Vicki Sauvage in her capacity as Feng Shui consultant when we recently moved our business.

Lynn & Mark Hudson - TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

Not only is Vicki highly experienced, she has great integrity and along with her natural ability to teach, the workshop was a buzz!

Selenna Nemeton Ceremonies - Hobart

Vicki is unique and special in her myriad of gifts, talents and expertise. I often recommend my clients to her for consultation and they always report great helpful results.

Deirdre Arnold Laguz Healing & Laguz Skin & Therapeutics - Kingston Beach

I highly recommend this tool to anyone who is faced with making important decisions, wanting to build relationships or needing to persuade family,  loved ones, influential clients/stakeholders to look at things differently and increase acceptance of alternate ideas/views.

Kathy B - Hobart

My latest challenge was attracting someone to share my life with. I have always believed in the Law of Attraction” so I knew I needed to change.  I had already made many personal growth changes however the shift still had not happened, so I called my friend.  After making only a few of the recommended changes Vicki suggested in my current residence my energy and life has been opened and I am now blessed with a new relationship.

PF Geelong - Vic

Your work makes such a positive change in people's lives, you have a great job!

J. F. Sandy Bay

I have known Vicki for many years and have been blessed with her friendship and professional assistance when faced with several challenges in my life.

PF Geelong - Vic

Vicki came to our home and very successfully removed some very old energy that was impacting on our ability to move forward

DebraQuatararo -

She reset the corner boundaries of the property and cleared the flow of energy. Within a month of that work I was able to leave a job of 18 years and launch my business 

Debra Quatararro -

We moved our Naturopathic clinic on a shoestring budget and Vicki was able to assist us in clinic design that would look and feel great as well as be affordable.

Lynn & Mark Hudson - TasWellbeing Centre - Kingston Beach

She gave us suggestions for placing of plants and furniture to block the outward flow of money but a month later we decided to actually alter the back of the house, moving window and doors to give a different access to the garden.  Since then I started working part time for an employer whilst still maintaining my own business and I've found that for the first time in quite a while I have money in my account that stays there, referrals and new clients that are bigger and have good cash flow. Money does not seem to leak out as much and life is looking up.  

Clotilde Blanchet - OnLIne Discovery

I practiseTai chi with Vicki and combining both Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi is a natural fit and has helped me recover from a significant back injury and the stress and anxiety that comes along with pain.

Sandy Roberts

The energy in the shop is just amazing. it is so peaceful but energised. People are definitely affected by the space in a very positive way.

Kara B - Copping - Tasmania

Vicki was always available for us and her insights and experience added pizazz and harmony to the project

Susan Peden and John Correy, Snug

The more I read about Feng Shui, the more I realised I didn't know, so doing her workshop enabled me to understand enough to use the principles in my life.

Selenna Nemeton Ceremonies - Hobart
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