I hope you all had a nice break over Chinese New Year! I enjoyed a little time off on a glorious ski vacation with my family in Vail, Colorado. I love the peace and power of the mountains…it strengthens and renews me and keeps my heart young! My daughter Jennifer and her two boys are wonderful skiers and Chris loves to snowboard. More than anything we just love being together, getting outdoors everyday and sharing precious time together!
Now it’s back to serious work and looking ahead to 2018! Believe it or not we are already at work on the animal horoscope books for next year. There is so much research that goes into these little gems and if you took the time (I hope you did) to thoroughly study your animal sign book this year then you know what I mean.
In these books you’ll find a great section on the luck of your animal sign including your element luck, 24 mountains stars and of course we analyze the year’s Paht Chee chart. I’ll show you how to maximize your luck and make the most of the rooster year. This year I’ve included a chapter on the special stars of 2017 (not always found in the charts every year) and how to handle the flying stars for 2017. Many readers love the compatibility section to see if they are suited to their current partner…and finally there’s the month-by-month luck for 2017 with special tips for work and career, business, love and education! I guess that’s why these books sell out so quickly each year – so many people have come to depend on them.
Here’s to a wonderful week ahead.
Appeasing the Tai Sui in 2017
The Chinese call him “Tai Sui” – he is the God of the Year and this year it is General Yang Xian. His location follows the path of the planet Jupiter hence we call his star the Grand Duke Jupiter – and it is always located in the direction of the animal sign that rules the year. In 2017 the year of the Rooster, the Grand Duke occupies the Rooster’s location of WEST 262.5-278.5 (W-2 is 15 degrees).
Since his location changes annually, it is important for feng shui practitioners to note its direction and make sure that you do not confront the Tai Sui during the year. Facing the Tai Sui brings misfortune and obstacles – so you should not sign a contract, make an important presentation or negotiate facing West this year. In fact, no one should face him directly when sitting, working, eating or watching TV! Trust me, the Grand Duke can cause havoc and you will feel the impact.
Usually the animal sign that is opposite the Tai Sui’s location is thought to be clashing with him bringing unfortunate luck to those born under that sign. In 2017 it is the RABBIT that is directly opposite the Tai Sui and all of the rabbit sign should try to appease him. The Horse and Rat are also affected.
Ways to Appease the Tai Sui
While certain animal signs, especially the RABBIT must take precautions; everyone needs the Tai Sui on their side to boost your luck and especially this year with all the competitive pressures. Therefore the Tai Sui Plaque for 2017 is an excellent cure and it can be placed in the West 2 direction of your home and office. We produce these plaques each year with special Taoist invocations and a picture of the Tai Sui.
You can also use a pi yao (also known as pi xie) and place facing the direction of the Tai Sui. This is believed to be very effective in ensuring he is not offended. An it’s a good idea to have one of these auspicious creatures in your home anyway so you are sure not to offend. There are many different styles and postures so choose one that you like.
Finally, each year we produce a handy Tai Sui Amulet, which carries the image of the Tai Sui this year and once you carry this you are under his protection…and can also help to attract wealth.
Refrain from doing construction or any renovations and keep the noise down in the West this year. If you are in the West group and even if this is your best sheng chi direction you should not face WEST this year. Be sure to keep this in mind when eating, sleeping etc. so that you do not inadvertently bring misfortune.
Live In A New State of Awareness Today
When you practice spiritual feng shui you become more sensitive to your environment and surroundings since you are living in a new state of “awareness.” Things that were normal in the past may take on new meaning and you will begin to look for signs from the cosmos. It seems like everything is sending you a message from the clouds to the birds and even changes in the weather.
You may also notice that your hearing is significantly sharper and your eyesight keener. You begin to “feel” and notice things in your home, office and outside that are both wonderful and sometimes not quite right – it’s amazing!
If you see beautiful birds flying or fish swimming, it almost always signifies good things! Fish of course mean abundance and birds are messengers from the gods. And if you find yourself surrounded by successful and accomplished people, be grateful to be in their company, soak up their knowledge and expertise.
You may also pick up on negative signs…like a black cat crossing your path or someone picking a fight with you first thing in the morning. Being around negative people who always complain and talk of difficulty is not good. It’s also not beneficial to discuss death or a serious illness first thing in the morning.
When you experience negative signs you must do something instantly to dissolve the misfortune energy you have encountered. Symbolically, to “stop” the negative energy you can wave your hand or even better, clap three times. It’s a very simple thing to do and extremely effective. You can also offer incense immediately to the cosmic spirits around you house (if you happen to be at home) and also use the clapping exercise.
When you begin to tune into your spiritual energy don’t be surprised at what you see and hear, because it is your inner spirit that is in charge. No need to talk about things or share your experiences with others who may not yet understand or be on a similar spiritual path. Remain silent and share your thoughts only when you feel comfortable doing so.
The energies of the year of the Fire Rooster are extremely favorable in terms of business and other opportunities. It is important to live in a state of greater awareness so that new opportunities don’t pass you by. Practicing spiritual feng shui can and will change your life. Living in a state of awareness is just the beginning.
Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good feng shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
After graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian went on to pursue a highly successful business career in banking and finance in the 1980’s in Hong Kong. Her business acumen, drive and abundant energy soon led her from the finance world to the world of luxury department stores and boutiques where, through a leveraged buy out, she became Chairman and shareholder of The Dragon Seed Group.
All the while she was guided and taught by her feng shui masters in Hong Kong and China – and she attributes much of her monumental and quick rise to success in Hong Kong directly to them.
Lillian soon decided to retire from active corporate life and return to Malaysia to raise her beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and spend more time with her family. It was at this time she began to devote her energy to writing and furthering her study of feng shui.
She published her first book in Malaysia in 1995 that quickly became a best seller and the rest is history. Today she is Chairman of Wofs.Com, a feng shui franchise and merchandising company run by her daughter, Jennifer Too.
She trains feng shui students and future consultants at her Certified Consulting Institute in Malaysia and is much loved by her readers, associates and students for the way she teaches practical feng shui in a user-friendly way, using ordinary situations and circumstances that interest people and affect their everyday lives.
In November 2009, at the International Feng Shui Convention in Singapore, the well-deserved title of GRAND MASTER OF FENG SHUI was conferred upon Lillian Too. Immediately following this accolade, in early January 2010, she received the prestigious Brand Laureate Personality of The Year Award presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia! There seems to be no stopping her popularity and these days!
Lillian believes everyone should know her secrets and learn how to adapt feng shui to modern life… and she warmly welcomes you into her Mandala.
You can learn more about Lillian by visiting her website at www.lillian-too.com.
A quick way to lift your spirits and the energy in your home is to turn on all the lights, especially when the air seems heavy. This is what I call a yang enhancing ritual – it’s a quick and easy way to lift the chi and is a great solution if you don’t have many windows to bring in light from the outside. Try it!
Affirmations are short positive statements that help us state our goals. We all have certain words or affirmations that we relate to that stimulate our thinking and motivate us. You can reinforce your affirmations by writing and reading them daily – this triggers the subconscious mind and can help to reprogram negative thoughts.