As in the endless cycle of time, we will soon bid farewell to 2015 to usher in 2016. And the Fire Monkey will take over from the Sheep as the zodiac animal of the year.
The New Year is a good time to make some Feng Shui changes in your home or place of work to ensure that you and your loved ones will continue to be constantly surrounded with positive energy, good fortune, and harmony. The widely celebrated Lunar New Year falls on 8th February 2016 but as far as Classical Feng Shui is concerned; the New Year starts with the first day of the Chinese Solar year which varies from 3rd to 5th of February every year. In 2016 the Chinese Solar Year begins on February 4th at 18:00pm local time. That will be the time when the annual Feng Shui energy shift occurs, affecting the energy patterns of each and every building and its surroundings.
The Fire Monkey swings into 2016 with it a fresh wave of energy for everybody. Ranked 9th in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac Animals, the Fire Monkey, a highly intelligent creature with a remarkable almost daunting intellect, but also rather opportunistic tendencies.
The Paht Chee chart of the year meanwhile is highly unbalanced, with a total lack of WATER, which in 2016 stands for authority, power and the capability to lead. Combined with the ruling #2 Illness star in the Center, a phenomenon Feng Shui experts term a BLACK YEAR, everyone will need to be well-versed and well-armed in order to not only safely avoid the hazards along the way but also take full advantage of the big opportunities the year has to offer. But it is also an extraordinary year in terms of the opportunities that lie in store. The 24 Mountains bring an incredible number of Auspicious Star, indicating that very positive events can happen for those who know how to unlock the treasures the year can bring. In short, 2016 is an unbalanced year, but chockfull of opportunities!
#2 Illness Star takes centre Stage
Take extra care of your Health
SW Matriarchal Energy
YES! To Women Power
The 2016 Flying Star chart in the Year of the FIRE MONKEY is dominated by the #2 Sickness Star which takes centre stage. The #2 is very strong this year, its Wood energy being fuelled by the Earth element of the centre palace. If not controlled, this black star can cause lethargy and serious illnesses resulting in a lots of stress and worries. It is thus vital to suppress its negative influence with Metal energies. The Garuda Wu Lou, Medicine Buddha and Guru Rinpoche cures comes highly recommended to counter this hostile star.
The luck of South West, by virtue of it being the Matriarch sector automatically influences other members of the household. In 2016, there are plenty of good news here; the #8 Wealth Star has flown in, it is also the location of the animal of the year, the Monkey, thus making it the home of the God of the Year in 2016. All these translate to power to the Matriarch. Watch out for women power as they become the beacon of change and hope to difficult situations. In other words, listen to your mother!
#3 Quarrelsome Star
Keep cool, especially the Men
No Water in 2016 Paht Chee
Use Water to attract Power & wealth
However, the Patriarchal energy is not so auspicious as the North West is under attack from the #3 Quarrelsome Star. Lots of disharmony, arguments, anger and politicking are foreseen amongst decision makers. Authority get undermined and this is augmented by the Paht Chee chart which shows the glaring absence of Water – the element representing power and authority in 2016. The patriarchal vitality definitely needs to be boosted – display Water in the house or office, whether in the form of actual water (say, a Water Feature) or décor in shades of blue and wavy design. Similarly one can wear clothes featuring Water energy and carry amulets such as Water Globe Talisman and Blue Crystal Ball.
Make hay while the Star shines!
The 24 Mountains Chart of 2016 is a record of sorts in terms of auspiciousness – there are altogether a total of 8 Auspicious Stars – 5 Big and 3 Small. Auspicious stars manifest good fortune in the form of powerful mentors, generous benefactors and excellent health, bringing a combo of goodies to those lucky enough to fall under their influence. This year, the horoscope signs along the East - West axis are particularly lucky as almost all the Auspicious Stars are located here. This means the Rabbit, Rooster, Monkey, Dragon, Dog and Tiger must go all out to harness the energies of these Stars so as not to miss the opportunity which may not come by again soon. Traditionally, the Big Auspicious Mirror and the Power Elephant are effective activators of these auspicious energies.
Due to the cyclical nature of Feng Shui energies, it is recommended that everyone carry out annual updates to avoid clashing with negative energy combinations that contribute to health, relationship and/or financial problems whilst not missing out on the beneficial energies. One of the basic rules is to identify the annual Flying Stars locations so that the relevant cures and enhancers can be put in place before the New Year. Our Feng Shui 2016 Flying Star Kit is a convenient “all in one” pack just for this purpose. It is best to be prepared in advance so that the damaging energy can be curbed before they have to chance to create problems. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
Hence, good Feng Shui practice stresses that all problematic energies or Sha Qi or afflictions of the year be taken care of before all else. The major afflictions in any given year would be
Together with the no-so-friendly flying stars namely,
Great care must be taken to ensure these disruptive energies are not disturbed or activated by noisy activities. As a further precaution, appropriate cures and remedies must be in place to protect everyone from harm. (Our 2016 Afflictions and Feng Shui 2016 Home Protection Kit provide details on these Sha Qi and ways to avoid or subdue the problematic energies.)
Once you are fully protected with the right remedies in place, it's time for the good stuff. Yes, you can now begin to harness the energy of the year to make your life in 2016 everything you would like it to be — vibrant health, loving relationships, peace & joy, recognition & success, and growing wealth & prosperity! Even though the energy forecast for an area is auspicious, there is no harm in helping things along with some good old fashioned Feng Shui enhancers. A yang Water Feature can definitely boost the wealth energy of the #8 Star to bring you greater prosperity whilst a Victory Horse may further enhance the power of the #1 Star for career enhancement. In light of this, we have put together a Feng Shui 2016 Home Enhancement Kit for you to harness the auspicious energies of the year.
Besides the shifting energies of the environment, 4th February 2016 will also see a change of luck on a personal level. Whilst a detailed Bazi reading is required for an individual's luck in any given year, the Horoscope Forecast provides a basic guide on one's overall outlook for the coming year. Based on the 24 Mountains Chart in combination with the Flying Stars, personalized Feng Shui directions and intrinsic characteristics of each animal sign, our Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2016 tells you what to expect and how to protect and enhance all areas of your life. There is even a month by month guide for you to better manage and make the most of 2016.
So let's start our preparations to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey 2016. Do your part now to ensure that you and your family are protected and ready to receive the blessings of harmony, happiness, riches, fulfillment and longevity from the energies of the year.
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