What will the wood goat year bring for us in year 2015?


What will the wood goat year bring for us in year 2015? This article is for all my friends and readers, brought to you by Feng Shui expert Ivan Koh.

The horse year is coming towards an end and another zodiac animal, the goat, will soon arrive. The Chinese celebrate their lunar new year on 19 February 2015 and most would assume it is the arrival of the Goat year. However, according to the Chinese Farmer or Thousand year calendar, the New Year actually starts on 4 Feb 2015 at horse hour, and it is a wood goat year. It has the following combination of elements:

You can look back for major events that had happened in year 1955 because it was also the wood goat year and history repeats. There were some major natural disasters such as earthquake, droughts, floods, hurricane, typhoon and storm. There were also serious strikes and accidents involving transport systems such as ship, ferry and air plane. It seems inevitable to have some form of disaster happening around the world every year.

So for year 2015, we can also expect some of the events that happened in year 1955. Let’s pray again that their catastrophic effects are minimised.

Looking at the formation of the year’s elements, you can observe that water is the one of the weakest elements and you can expect a very dry year to come. Based on the year’s element combination, the wood and fire related industries will perform well but wood industries may seem too competitive. The metal and water related industries are facing more challenges and at the same time exhausting. The earth related industry would be under control. Rental shop, retail space and manufacturing may experience difficulties.
Examples of wood related industries are furniture, nurseries, cafes, catering and books/publishing. Fire related industries are intellectual, airlines, communication, livestock and chemical process. Water related industries are shipping, fishery, advertising, arts, spa and laundry. Metal related industries are finance, jewelleries, railway and hardware. Earth related industries are real estate properties, construction and civil engineering.

In the coming goat year in general, there could be more conflicting issues and people might seem to be more easily filled with anger, resulting in more legal activities. Societies and people seem to change, but remember not to cast away our past or heritage. Though there will be unexpected problems and new breakthroughs, analyse the situation and remain faithful to your cause. Have the courage to pursue your dreams with a long-term plan and be firm in your actions within your limitation. The world needs to share resources and co-operate with one another, as great strength does not come with physical power.
The luck that the wood goat year will bring for you largely depends your individual Bazi, which is derived from your birth dates & time.

Will there be any changes to my house Feng Shui in 2015?

Yes, there will be changes in the types of energy in your surroundings and will affect most houses. Let me explain the types of energy that change around your environment, using the flying stars analysis that is commonly practiced nowadays. The flying stars information can also be easily found on the Internet.

The annual formation of the stars begins on 4 Feb 2014 and the stars are symbolised by numbers and located on the nine squares as shown above. By superimposing the squares onto your house 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

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 Southwest sector; it is okay to sit in this sector but you should avoid facing towards this direction. The San Sha will be at the West sector; 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 elements of a trigram and its individual sectors. If you feel that there is still recurring issues to your house occupants, I would advise that it should be analysed 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 or professionals.

For Feng Shui related questions or advices, you may contact Ivan Koh at ivankoh2004@yahoo.com.sg.

Wishing all a Happy and Prosperous 2015.