30 December 2011

What should I do in 2012?

It's that time of the year when some Feng Shui practitioners start talking about enhancers, remedies and cures for 2012 Flying Stars. You might hear about hanging mandalas to ward off bad energy or wind chimes to blow away sick energy.

Classical Feng Shui doesn't operate that way unfortunately. If there is sick energy in your room for that year, there is sick energy in your room for that year. If you don't want to be affected by the sick energy, shift rooms. If you can't shift rooms, then you better hope that this is a good year for you. Otherwise, too bad - the sick energy is going to affect you. And all you can do is try and avoid spending too much time in that room and take care of your health.

Yes, I know, very harsh. But it makes sense though. Feng Shui reads and interprets energy but it doesn't have the power to make energy 'disappear'. It's like someone who reads the weather. He can tell you if there is a storm approaching when you are at sea but he won't be able to give you a fan to blow the storm away.  

So what are the rooms you need to avoid in 2012? Ranked in order:
  1. Southeast
  2. Northeast
  3. North
If your bedroom or office desk falls in these rooms, please try and change rooms if you have the chance to do so. Also, DON'T START construction in these areas if you are renovating your property. Begin the construction elsewhere and gradually bring it to these areas.

If you can't change your office or bedroom though (like me), here's what you can do to try and minimize the effect:
  • Try and avoid spending too much time in these rooms
  • Try to shift your bed or desk to other sectors within your room (e.g. the eastern sector of your room)
  • Keep the room quiet and don't introduce any red colours in the room in terms of paint or furnishings
If you are female and trying to conceive, it is also best to avoid sleeping in or spending too much time in a southwest room this year.

Rooms to occupy

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To tap into money/career energy present next year, try and locate your office to an East or West room or try and shift your desk to face these two directions. Try to spend as much time within these rooms in your home or office as well.
Placing four Chinese bamboo plants in the east of your property will also encourage the career and money energy to flourish.

Petroleum stocks will prove to be quite volatile but agricultural, dairy, vegetation stocks should prove strong.

Career and business

The money energy for next year is in the East. If there is a business opportunity in the East, go for it. Next year, job opportunities will be hard to come by as well and if you are considering moving abroad for more opportunities, the East would be the place to consider as well. 

15 December 2011

A Feng Shui Forecast for 2012*

Yes, it's the time of the year again. A new year, new beginnings, a clean slate. Don't know about you but I'm really looking forward to 2012, the year of the water dragon. On a personal level, 2011 was not the best year for me. 2012 looks more promising and I can't wait for it to begin.

Lots of people will ask me why I'm sending out the forecast now and not during Chinese New Year in January. In the Chue school of Feng Shui, it is believed the new year is born after the time of greatest yin - the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice. So according to our school, the energy of the water dragon starts at 13:18 hours on 22 December.

Just a note about Feng Shui forecasts. Like a person's BaZi, it is not a prediction of what will happen. Rather what we are doing is reading the energy present. The final outcome is dependent on the energy of the year plus people's own efforts and mindset as well. The principle of Feng Shui has always been, learn the energy and make the best use of it. 

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So what does the energy of the year of the water dragon look like? 

If we look at the water dragon pillar, the dragon branch crashes the water stem which is not the most auspicious. You always want a branch to support the stem. So there is a bit of a clashing energy there. And when you examine the BaZi of 2012, two other stems are being drained. Only one pillar is supported. This is an indication of unclear energy. 

The other significant feature is that there is A LOT of water in the chart but absolutely no fire. Fire connotes action, power.  To put it in perspective, if a person's BaZi lacks fire, it's usually an indication of a lazy person - a couch potato. 

Using the Chue Yik method, again you see a very yin hexagram with no fire. And it's a clashing hexagram which also points to a lot of domestic conflicts and disasters.

SO what does this all mean? 

  1. Economically, it doesn't look like there will be much progress in the world stage. We will still pretty much be in recession
  2. Politically, there will still be a lot of turmoil. There is a distinct lack of leadership and people are unhappy and they will agitate and want a change (and more money). The governments aren't going to be in for an easy time. This will most likely take place in the West or the Northwest countries or the Western and Northwestern parts of a country
  3. It's a very wet chart. There will be a lot of rain with instances of flooding. There will be a higher chance of flooding in October, August and December 

It'll be a wet, wet, wet year

So there's an overview for 2012. Yes, it does seem dire but now that we know the energy for the year, what are the best things we can do for 2012? Watch out for my next blog where I outline some of the actions that we can take.

* This forecast is based on the analysis we did under Grandmaster Chan's tutelage in his 2012 predictions class but it contains my own interpretations as well