"With no water, which means no wealth, and no fire, which means no fame, we start the year with a weak earth element," Allen said.
"We need water and fire to balance the four pillars. Decorate your house or wear either blue or black for water and red for fire."
Allen said 2005 is a year with no "lap chun," meaning no spring, no beginning, no growth.
"To stimulate growth in one's house, it's best to plant pussy willow, plum blossom and narcissus, which are wonderful representations of spring, starting from the Chinese New Year. Or put long stalks of willows into dragon/phoenix vases
(red ones are best), making sure you have neatly slicedoff the bottoms
of these long stalks. This is to ensure the stalks can absorb water so
they'll sprout young leaves."
Afflictions can bring losses, accidents, illnesses, aggravations and a whole lot of tough-luck situations, said Allen. So it's vital to identify the good and bad luck locations, which change from one year tothe next, in order to effectively correct afflicted areas while enhancing auspicious sectors.
From the center of the house in 2004, the "Deadly Five Yellow" (feng-shui term for afflictions) enters into NorthWest, the location of the patriarch or the man of the house. So Allen urged that everything that suggests earth energy be removed from the northwest.
any digging. "If you dig the five yellow sector, the man of the house
will most likely suffer from head, brain and lung injuries, high blood
pressure and stroke," Allen said. "Keep the northwest of your house as
quiet as possible. As prevention, place a 5-Element Pagoda or Kuan Kung."
From the South sector in 2004, the illness star flies into the East sector this year. This star causes problems to the hands, liver and stomach.
To overcome the possibility of illness, especially if your bedroom or front door isplaced in the east, Allen suggested hanging six-rod metalwind chimes or placing an 8 Immortal Wu Lou in the eastern part of the house.
To reduce domestic squabbles, one has to overcome the Argumentative Star 3,
which flies southeast this year. "Since the year shows strong wood
element energy, it's vital to place fire energy in the southeast,"
"Keep this corner brightly lit or paint one wall with bright red. Other good remedies are red triangular crystal, Mandala painting and laughing buddha."
The year 2005 is the second year of period 8, Allen said. Eight is an infinity symbol, which is positive. Green Star 4, another positive sign, has entered into the center palace, bringing peach blossom luck. So if you're unmarried, Allen said, you can easily start a love relationship or have the chance to get married.
If you're married, you can protect your marriage from extramarital affairs by displaying at least six smooth round crystal balls with the same ordifferent colors, Allen said.
"The most important thing to understand is that feng shui is really about the energy that's surrounding you in your personal space," said Allen, feng shui practitioner for 12 years now. "The structures around you also emanate energy and if they are placed in a harmonious fashion based on feng shui guidelines, you attract good energy, good fortune and good luck."
From Rat to Rabbit
According to Allen, 2005 is a year when a person born in the Year of the Rat can make good gains in rank, status and position, with opportunities to make money as well. So it's important to place either a metal Ru Yi on the work desk or an image of Kuan Kung in the living room to realize your good fortune. Also keep a Jade Qui Ren to ensure support from colleagues.
This is not the year for the Ox personto take risks, make fool hardy decisions or jump into new ventures without thorough strategizing. Avoid gambling and big investments. Wearing amulets such as the 9-Eyed DZI will protect you to some extent. Display an image of the rooster carrying a coin to ensure support from your peers. But as far as romance is concerned, the stars of the year are in your favor. This is a good year for the single Ox to tie the knot.
is violence in the chart of a Tiger person so it's important for him to
be careful at all times. The Tiger has little money luck this year so
he should watch out for his finances and avoid liberal spending sprees.
He should wear protective amulets like the Secret Dragon to empower his work. He should place a set of Allies and Friends figurines on the work table to keep networking energy at its peak.
Rabbit people are in conflict with the Grand Duke Jupiter this year. Misfortune comes in the form of diseases and accidents. They should carry the Tai Sui coin at all times to make surethey keep out of harm's way. As there's a risk of health problems, they should wear the Medicine Dzi beads at all times.
From Dragon to Sheep
It's is an average year for Dragon people. Problems will stem mainly from heated tempers and frustrating squabbles. They'll suffer from stress, high blood pressure and physical exhaustion. This is a year for them to garner relationship luck by keeping a Peach Blossom Animal, the Rooster, next to their bed. Or carry a Peach Aventurine carving of Wor Peng or a pyramid-like red-colored crystal with a triangular base at all times.
Snake people, most troubles will stem from dealings with people,
misunderstandings in relationships and legal dilemmas or minor brushes
with the law. But Snakes have ample wealth and financial luck in their
chart this year. They should display a triangular red crystal
in the southeast corner of their home and office table to ensure peace
and harmonious relationships. For wealth-creating energy, they should
hang three pieces of Period 8 Bird in the south corner of the bedroom.
This promises to be a fulfilling year for those born in the Year of the Horse. Allen said, "You have windfall luck that comes in the form of lottery winnings or bonus income from deal-making, moonlighting and being at the right place at the right time." Horses should energize their lucky star by hanging 3 Period 8 Birds in the south. To enhance relationships, they should display Peach Blossom Animal, the Rabbit, next to their bed.
Sheep people, the stars promise to bring money and wealth luck as well
as new opportunities in work and business. They should display the White Tribute Horse carrying bags of crystal chips in the south corner of the living room. They should wear the 6-Eyed Dzi bracelet to keep bad chi away.
From Monkey to Boar
A Monkey person should wear the 15-Eyed Dzi bead, which activates the kind ofluck that brings opportunities, business deals and big breaks. He should display the Gold Colored Rooster carrying acoin in its beak in the west corner to boost his networking luck.
A Rooster person will have more than his fair share of material rewards. He will be adequately inspired at the intellectual level as well. He should carry the Secret Dragon Charm and Tai Sui Coin atall times.
There is promise of love for the Dog-born person this year and matters of the heart will tend to go better than business and career matters. Place Large Tortoise in the north corner of your home to enhance your career. Make sure you tap into the luck of your Allies and Friends for assistance andhelp.
February brings danger of money losses for the Boar, particularly in gambling or speculation, so he should avoid playing the stock market or the casino. For career luck, he should hang a painting of the 100 Birds in the bedroom oroffice. To convert all bad luck into good fortune, he should carry 3 Color Dzi bead at all times.This article was taken from INQ7.net.