As in the endless cycle of time, we will soon bid farewell to 2016 to usher in 2017. And the Fire Rooster will take over from the Monkey 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 28th January 2017 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 2017 the Chinese Solar Year begins on February 3rd at 11.49pm 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 Rooster struts into 2017 with it a fresh wave of energy for everybody. Ranked 10th in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac Animals, the Fire Rooster, a hardworking, resourceful and trustworthy creature but also tend to be vain and boastful.
The Paht Chee chart of 2017 has all the 5 elements, namely Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. This is a reliable indication of better harmony, understanding and stability. All resources are available to create wealth and fuel growth, and there will be no lack of creativity and leadership. With 3 Yang Water, Water is thus the dominant element in this year’s chart. It signifies substantial competitive pressures which separates the boys from the men. Learn to ride out (with some Feng Shui help, of course) the tough challenges which may come your way and the rewards will definitely make it all worthwhile!
Combined with the ruling #1 Victory Flying Star in the Center, the year seems to have much to rejoice. The #1 brings new beginnings and success. Thus those looking to change careers or thinking of relocating will find that this is a good year to do so. The nurturing nature of the #1 White Star makes it worthwhile to step out of your comfort zone, seek new opportunities or new ways to improve oneself.
Besides the Four Pillars, the year Paht Chee brings a number of Special Stars which affect certain animal signs in specific ways. Some of the more prominent stars in the 2017 Paht Chee are:
Aggressive Sword Star
The Rat born in particular together with the Monkey and Sheep must be watchful of their aggressive side. Though it can be beneficial in competitive situations, make sure it does not get out of hand
Peach Blossom Star
Again the Rat is directly affected. This star is great for those looking for love but at the same time can invite infidelity issues. The Tiger and Ox are also vulnerable as they are both affected by the Peach Blossom Flying Star this year.
Scholastic Brilliance Sword Star
This star is good news for those studying or working in the education field. The Tiger stands to benefit most from it
Powerful Mentor Star
This powerful star brings assistance to those lucky enough to benefit from it and this year, the Rat and Tiger signs are the lucky ones!
Good Fortune Star
This star brings much need protection and blessings to those born in the year of the Horse as they have to deal with the dreadful 5 Yellow. It joy and contentment while lessening the impact of negative stars.
Overall, the scenario in 2017 looks promising but not everything is rosy. There will continue to be conflicts which worry and generates a lot of anger. The presence of the #3 Dispute Star in the Rooster’s home sector adds fuel to this situation. In short, 2017 is a balanced year in terms of five elements but like any other years there will still be negative stars to avoid and pacify and good stars to boost.
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.
.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.
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 2017 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.
Besides the shifting energies of the environment, 4th February 2017 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 2017 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 2017. So let's start our preparations to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster 2017. 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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