The monkey year is drawing to a close, and the rooster year is fast approaching. The elegant and enthusiastic rooster is traditionally associated with the following traits: faithful, attractive, responsible, intelligent, assertive, resilient, industrious, confident, noble, cheerful, arrogant, and sociable. The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year on 28 January 2017, and most would assume it is the arrival of rooster year. However, according to the Chinese Farmer calendar, the New Year actually starts on 3 Feb 2017 at ‘rat hour’. It is a fire rooster year and has the following combination of elements:
To get an idea of what to expect in the coming year, we can look back at major events that happened in year 1957, which was also the fire monkey year. Based on historic events, we can expect some similar happenings for 2017, such as some major natural disasters such as earthquake, fires, floods, hurricane, heavy rain and mudslides. Accidents could be related to rail crash, and air plane crash. We could also expect to see an increase in nuclear activities. It is inevitable to have some form of disaster happening around the world each year. Once again, let’s pray that the catastrophic effects are minimized.
Looking at the formation of the year’s elements, both the metal and water elements are quite strong. Thus, you can expect a cold and wet year to come. Based on the year’s element combination, metal and water related industries will perform well, though metal industries may appear to be too competitive. Manufacturing of metal related products have great potential for growth. Additionally, wood related industries may be most rewarding. Fire and earth related industries will be weak but are still favourable. For example, housing, properties, and oil will still be well sought after, and investments could enjoy good returns.
Examples of wood related industries are furniture, decorations, nurseries, cafes, catering, books/publishing, gardening. Fire related industries are oil, IT, airlines, communication, food, chemical process. Water related industries are shipping, fishery, advertising, arts, spa, laundry, swimming sports, medicines, doctors/nurses. Metal related industries are finance, jewellery, railway, hardware, machinery, motor vehicles, minerals. Earth related industries are real estate properties, construction, civil engineering, lawyers.
In the coming fire rooster year, fire also symbolises passion and violence. In general, people can excel academically but will tend to be more argumentative, aggressive and rash. It is important to relax and socialise. As with the saying, “Pleasing nourishes the pleasing, smile and the whole world smiles with you”.
Women will tend to be stronger and strive to carve their own careers, but they should keep in mind not make their husbands feel threaten. One may be successful in their career but may not be successful in handling family affairs. There will be a tendency to clash with their spouse and may snowball in divorce. It is important to do some self-reflection, show affection, be connected with the family, and not burn your energy recklessly. Always take the initiative to clear any misunderstandings.
In terms of health, one should pay more attention to their heart, eye, bones, head or respiratory-related issues and seek medical advice whenever necessary.
One may encounter chaotic or unpredictable circumstances. To overcome the challenges you may face, keep in mind not to overestimate your own strength and act cautiously according to norms or rules in order avoid any harm. Be modest, innovative and don’t be greedy. It is wise to step back and watch; observe the situation carefully before making decisions. Be competent, sincere, positive and respond in a non-aggressive way to achieve pleasant and peaceful outcomes.
The luck that fire rooster year will bring for you largely depends on your individual Bazi, which is derived from your birth dates & time.
Will there be any changes to my house Feng Shui in 2017?
Yes, there will be changes in the types of energy to your surroundings and will affect most houses. Let me explain the types of energy that changes around your environment by using the flying stars analysis which is commonly practice nowadays. The flying stars information can also be easily found in the internet.
The annual formation of the stars begins on 4 Feb 2017 and the stars are symbolized by numbers and located on the nine squares as shown above. By superimposing the squares onto your house or office layout, you will be able to interpret the energies and its effects on your house. The meaning of the stars is interpreted in simple term as follows:
Star 1: a positive star and benefits career
Star 2: a negative star and can cause sickness
Star 3: a negative star and can cause argument
Star 4: a neutral star and benefits academic, romance
Star 5: most negative star and can cause misfortune
Star 6: a neutral star but when combine with negative star can have legal issues
Star 7: a negative star and can be robbed or involved in scandal
Star 8: most positive star and benefits career promotion & good wealth
Star 9: a positive star and can have happy activities
You should avoid the most negative star 5 sector which is the south sector of your house, and enhance on the most positive star 8 sector which is the east sector of your house.
There is another factor to consider is the annual afflictions such as Tai Sui & San Sha. It is advisable to keep these sectors undisturbed and avoid any major renovation or ground breaking to your house on these sectors during the year. If really unavoidable, you should at least mitigate its bad effect by selecting a good date to start with.
The Tai Sui will be at the West sector and it is okay to sit in this sector but you should avoid facing towards this direction. The San Sha will be at the East sector and you should try to avoid sitting on this sector but you can choose to face towards this direction.
The above interpretations can be useful as general guide. It is also important to consider the basic fundamental of the house trigram and enhance its individual sectors elements. However, if you feel that there are still recurring issues affecting the occupants, I would advise that it should be analyzed in detailed with the house or building flying star birth chart as well as the external and internal features which can only be done by those who had undergone proper training & practices.
I would recommend Ivan Koh for advices, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
Wishing all Happy and Prosperous 2017