The year of the Monkey is coming to a close and the year of the "Rooster" is just around the corner. The Chinese community all over the world will celebrate Chinese New Year on February 9, 2005. The New Year will begin on February 4, 2005, at 1:45 AM. Any Feng Shui remedies maybe placed after that time to ensure a safe 2005.
The yearly hexagram for 2005 will be "Pi" with Qian triagram on top of Kun triagram. The hexagram indicates obstruction and gloom for the year, with big government or big corporations suppressing the little guy. It will be a tough year for the government and big corporation. If they have only their own interests in mind they will face unrest from their citizens.
This can be a transition year from prosperity to chaotic confusion; from smooth sailing to obstruction. This will be a year to see the bad guys gaining ground while the good guys lose out. During such a gloomy and extraordinary year, we need to unite together, to stay alert, to stand our ground and to be upright and protect ourselves. There is light at the end of the tunnel though, 2006 will be a year for stability and prosperity.
Since November 25, 2004, Jupiter and Saturn will be at 90 degrees until July 16, 2005 and again from October 26, 2005 until November 24, 2006. It may not be too promising for business with such a planetary alignment; it will be a big test and turning point for the world economy and world politics. For example, in the past 130 years, when Jupiter and Saturn are at 90 or 180 degrees, US presidents have died without completing their term. There may be unusual weather and natural disasters; the dates to look out for are June 23/24 2005. From July 17, 2005 until September 2, 2007, Saturn and Neptune will be at 180 degrees, with such planetary alignment scams and con-artists will fill the news headlines, so be careful with whom you are dealing with.
2005 is "Yi You" year, with "You" being Qi Sha to "Yi". Terrorism is still a major problem but the terrorists' tactic may change from being open to underground; instead of car bombs and explosion, there could be more ambushes and assassinations due to the yin nature of Yi and You.
The stock market should favour the banks, metal and high-tech
stocks in 2005.
"You" is peach blossom, with "You" being "Qi Sha"; Yi You year is called "Tou Hua Sha". Affairs or relationship can be financially costly or may even cause bodily injury such as death or rape, so care should be exercised.
2005 will have the San Sha in the East. East is late heaven "Chen" trigram and pre-heaven "Li" trigram, therefore illnesses associated with these two trigrams are possible. Chen trigram is related to the Liver, gall bladder, sinews, tendons, emotional pressure, hands and feet. Li trigram is related to the heart, blood circulation, eyes, high blood pressure, strokes and leukemia. With the annual star 2 in the East, stomach or digestive problems may occur as well.
From the Zi Wei Dou Shu annual chart East is also the Palace for Travel. Traveling or driving with care is recommended to avoid accidents.
If sha qi is pointing at the East or if the house door, bedroom or office is located in the East, any number of things can happen including illness, accidents, tragedy, financial loss or bankruptcy. It is also important to watch out for any disturbances in the East or sharp objects outside on the Eastern area of the house for the same reasons.
Tai Sui will be in the West with the annual star 6 in Tui palace. This indicates there maybe a lot of fighting involving knives if the house door or bedroom is located in the West, or if there is any disturbance, sharp object outside or sha qi pointing at the door.
2005 will feature another seldom talked about shen sha in Feng Shui. This year the "Li Shi" will be colliding with the annual star 5 yellow in the Northwest. Extreme care is advised should you try to disturb the Northwest; it can bring death to the male owner of the house. Equipment placed in the Northwest sector of the property may also run into malfunctions easily. In addition, be careful if the house door or bedroom is located in the Northwest, or if there is any disturbance, sharp object outside or sha qi coming from the Northwest.
This year's annual Flying Star chart will have number 4 in the centre, 5 in the Northwest, 6 in the West, 7 in the Northeast, 8 in the South, 9 in the North, 1 in the Southwest, 2 in the East and 3 in the Southeast.
Every home can be a safer home if we know how to deal with the yearly stars and shen sha and avoid doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time. To minimize the "San Sha" effect, you can place a real plant or tree in the Eastern sector of the house either inside or outside. You can also put a little bucket of water and 3 metal kiluns with the tree. (There is a high level Feng Shui technique called "Fighting the San Sha" to bring in money, contact me should you need such a service to turn a difficult situation around.)
To minimize the annual 5 yellow in the Northwest the "Salt Water and Coins" cure can be used. To minimize the annual 2 black to avoid sickness, simply place a metal calabash in the East. To minimize the annual 3 jade-green to avoid arguments and being overly emotional, put something red in the Southeast. To minimize the annual 7 red to avoid lawsuits, put something blue in the Northeast. The South will be the best sector in 2005 with the annual 8 white, simply put a citron crystal there for a better financial year. Putting 4 stalks of Chinese lucky bamboo or a plant in the SW can enhance the possibility of career advancement, better studies or enhanced romance. Putting a glass of water in the centre of the house can also increase the possibility of career advancement, better study or enhanced romance. Finally, putting a plant in the North can bring about events for celebration.
2004 - Year of the Monkey
2006 - Year of the Dog
2007 - Year of the Pig
2008 - Year of the Rat
2009 - Year of the Ox
2010 - Year of the Tiger
2011 - Year of the Rabbit
2012 - Year of the Dragon
2013 - Year of the Snake