“Tap the power inside yourself so that it may show up on the outside in what you say, what you do and how you do it.”
– Lillian Too
Rise Up In The Year of the Fire Rooster.
The Chinese New Year is the most propitious event of the year that welcomes a fresh start. During the first weeks, the year is still unformed, impressionable and receptive to our intentions, expectations and wide-eyed guidance from our dreams. But how do we maintain our enthusiasm throughout the year? If you are like me and feel you see quicker results when your goals are nurtured with inspiration and diligence, I have a Chinese secret for you. Some years ago Professor Lin Yun, Master of BTB Feng Shui, taught his students there are three elements needed to master success. Deceptively simple yet very powerful these three aspects are: time, location and human factors. Throughout the year I write about the influence of location – Feng Shui on human factors. But once a year I present on “time” – Chinese Astrology. It’s my belief by sharing the Chinese Zodiac animals’ forecast it will spark a yin-yang balance and help you make accurate decisions on when to make your best move, when to rest and when to let your light shine.
Rat Thank your lucky stars that you have them because this new year you are in a mutually offensive relationship with the Rooster. These lucky stars will avert the bad luck present and steer you towards good fortune. Though your money luck will be fair, your acquisition of it can only be obtain through conventional means. It is not a year to speculate. You may experience a series of small illnesses but they do not cause you harm. The male Rat will not have as good of luck as the female Rat. Family harmony will be good. You will have Helpful People come to your assistance and work will be smooth but be mindful that scoundrels may be working behind your back to cause trouble. Be aware of “Peach Blossom Menace” (relationships with the opposite sex may lead to negative and harmful influences) and “Peach Blossom Disaster” (circumstances could lead to injury, even bloodshed). Good lunar months are: March 28-April 25; leap month, July 23- August 21; August 22-September 19; November 18-December 17 and January 17-February 15.
Ox you will enjoy the auspicious luck of the Golden Triangle with the Rooster. There is a good chance for a promotion and advancement leading to a higher position and greater power this new year. Academic pursuits are favored and careers will see breakthroughs. Your wealth luck is good; but expect to receive it through conventional means. It is a year that you will be able to hold on to your fortune. There may be some health issues. Learn methods to relax your physical body and your mind. Scoundrels may be afoot, check your back and do not socialize with individuals of questionable character. Remember a harmonious family leads to success of everything. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; February 26-March 27; April 26-May 25; leap month, July 23- August 21; September 20-October 19; November 18-December 17 and December 18-January 16.
Tiger with lucky stars present in the Year of the Fire Rooster your career will flourish and you may experience breakthroughs. There will be happy celebrations in your home and the family will enjoy auspicious and smooth luck with good fortune. However there is one unpropitious star. Guard against lawsuits, entanglements and loss of wealth. Don’t gamble nor speculate and be cautious when making investments. There is the possibility of traffic accidents, perform “Driving Safely Cure”. You will find yourself traveling, finding assistance from Helpful People and there will be profits coming from a distant location. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; May 26-June 23; June 24-July 23; July 23- August 21; October 20-November 17; November 18-December 17 and January 17-February 15.
Rabbit is in direct conflict with the Year God. Your luck is undesirable, beware you may be living beyond your means. There will be obstacles to making money so much that you may have to sell your assets. There will be one circumstance after another–work turmoil, disputes, projects falling short of completion and scoundrels causing trouble behind your back– that you may throw up your hands. However your love life will be stable and your health will be good. It is a year, dear Hare to remain conservative, passive, modest and cautious. Be wise and play safe. You can perform “The Golden Cicada Sheds It’s Shell” beginning Chinese Lunar New Year’s eve for three consecutive nights but if you missed this opportunity you can do it at the new moon for the next 11 months. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; April 26-May 25; June 24-July 23; July 23- August 21; October 20-November 17 and November 18-December 17.
Dragon You are in an auspicious position. Being Rooster’s “secret friend” gives you special status and the enjoyment of good luck this new year. And there are lucky stars in the ascendent. You will enjoy prosperity in all your professional endeavors and helpful people are readily available to assist you. It is a good time to map out your professional ambition and pursue it, start a new career, get married or relocate. However the flip side is some ill possibilities. Watch your health as you might overdo and be discerning with social functions, you may end up exhausting yourself. Your financial luck will come from conventional methods. Be cautious when investing and whom you befriend. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; April 26-May 25; May 26-June-23, July 23-August 21; August 22-September 19; September 20-October 19; November 18-December 17 and January 17-February 15.
Snake You have the luck of the Three Harmony in the Year of the Rooster. Not only will your enterprises go as you wish but opportunities will be plentiful and helpful people will be available while fame and profited are expected. The flip side there will be discord in interpersonal relationships and and mental/physical fatigue from the pressures above. Your financial luck is pretty good. Remember to live within your means. Beware of “Peach Blossom Luck”. Be mindful of who you choose to date. Good lunar months are: February 26- March 27; May 26-June-23; July 23-August 21; August 22-September 19; September 20-October 19; and January 17-February 15.
Horse in a Rooster year will find their fortune fluctuating. You will experience highs and lows and life will feel unpredictable. It will be difficult to finish projects that are started. Be sincere in your efforts and have patience if circumstances become delayed. Luck for wealth sources will abound and it might be that you receive unexpected fortune. In regards to relationships and your emotions it could be a bumpy ride. Rabbit men be aware of women’s working behind your back and Peach Blossom Menace. There may be entanglement and false rumors. Be discerning about associating with those who have ill intent. Older Horses seek immediate medical attention when you become sick. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; April 26-May 25; June 24-July 22; July 23-August 21; August 22-September 19; September 20-October 19 and November 18-December 17.
Ram unfortunately you will experience more misfortune than good luck. The road ahead is full of encumbrances and uncertainties. There could be injuries, there could be death with a family member(s). However your social contacts will be a bright spot. You will feel bathed in the light of friendship and camaraderie with helpful people nearby to assist you. Develop your leadership capabilities. Rely on your capabilities. Practice patience and be forgiving. If you focus on stability and harmony you will experience peace. Be mindful of your family’s health conditions. If someone gets sick, seek immediate medical attention. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; May 26-June-23; June 24-July 23; July 23- August 21 and November 18-December 17.
Monkey for you the year will have more difficulty than lucky circumstances. This is due to a lack of lucky stars. Main advise is be vigilant, misfortune could be around the corner. Travel will be on your agenda and lots of it. There might be legal disputes while you are on the road. Office politics might be pulling you in. Men beware of sex traps. Keep your nose out of any situation that smells like trouble. Good advise for the year is remain cautious, let your good judgement not your emotions guide your decisions. Be discerning when it comes to right and wrong, favor and detriment. It is a blessed year to get married, give birth, get promoted and have helpful people help you. Do not however switch careers. As far as resources, be conservative, cut your spending. Your one word mantra for the year, patience. Good lunar months are: March 28-April 25; April 26-May 25; May 26-June-23, June 24-July 23; July 23-August 21; September 20-October 19; December 18-January 16 and January 17-February 15.
Rooster you are sitting in the Year God’s seat, it will be a hot seat. As you share the same zodiac as the year, it is considered clashing of the signs and your endeavors will not receive favor. “Even with all the lucky stars and powerful gods, there are just too many demons and evil forces out there to counter attack.” There are unexpected events, there may be bloodshed. Pay extra attention to your health and beware of accidents. Some Roosters who are officials will receive recognition while others who are on the payroll will receive financial luck. To appease the calamities of the year perform Appeasing the Tai Sui and Golden Cicada for three nights in a row beginning with Lunar New Year’s eve. If you missed this opportunity you can perform it every new moon until the end of the Year of the Fire Rooster. Good lunar months are: March 28-April 25; May 26-June-23; July 23-August 21; August 22-September 19; November 18-December 17 and January 17-February 15.
Dog the saying goes, “The Golden Rooster fights against the Jade Dog.” The Dog and Rooster are the most conflicting pairs. Watch out for robbery, financial loss, illness, trouble with the government , verbal dispute and gossip. Some residual health issues may trouble you or you may experience a prolonged illness. Your career shows a bright spot on the horizon and helpful people will come to your aid. Be patient, go with the flow, there may a punch or two but deflect them as a prize fighter deflects a right hook. To avert danger and increase safety, perform the Golden Cicada for three nights in a row beginning with Lunar New Year’s eve. If you missed this opportunity you can perform it every new moon until the end of the Year of the Fire Rooster. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; February 26-March 27; April 26-May 25; May 26-June-23; July 23- August 21; November 18-December 17 and December 18-January 16.
Pig It is a year of feeling stabilized. There is a star called the Courier Horse, it influences travel. You can expect to have a full itinerary this year. You may get involved with work projects that do not bear results, pay attention when this begins to happen. Your work or your work situation or something at work could change. Be conservative in your finances as your money luck is not promising this year. “During the months of April and July there may be bloodshed,” so beware on the look out for traffic accidents and unlucky events. Pig is usually a fortunate sign. Remain low key and collect your resources so you will have them when the occasion arises. Good lunar months are: January 28-February 25; February 26-March 27; March 28-April 25; May 26-June-23; June 24-July 23; July 23- August 21; November 18-December 17; December 18-January 16 and January 17-February 15
Thank you to Khadro Crystal Chu, Black Sect Esoteric Buddhist Feng Shui for your unfailing command of Feng Shui and Chinese metaphysics.
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