Feng Shui in the Year of the Metal Rabbit: What to Expect in 2011
Energies are cyclical, as people are too. Main Street goes up in cycles, as the real estate market goes down in cycles. Our world is full of cyclical energy that changes daily, monthly and annually. In Feng Shui the same holds true. Aside from the permanent energies that reside in homes, offices and other commercial buildings, daily, monthly and annual energies visit too. The most important to pay attention to are the annual energies because these hang out longer than the other ones do. The monthly energies are a good indicator of what will prevail in that short time frame. They’re also good indicators of what will manifest for people in the coming year. This technique is known as star progression. By taking into consideration the people, the energy of the building and combining it with the annual and monthly energies this paints a picture of what is to come for the occupants in the upcoming year.
The year of the Metal Rabbit begins February 3, 2011. This year in the southeast the annual “6” energy visits. This indicates money but having to work hard for money. It also indicates authority, affluence and being solitary. In the south, the “2” energy visits, which indicates health problems. If your home faces the South, or you have main exterior doors that face the south or you are sleeping to the south place metal like a metal statue, weights, or a wind chime near the doors or bed to help alleviate any health issues. It can particularly affect 2 and 8 Life Gua people and women in the stomach, reproductive organs, digestive system and the eyes. In the southwest, the “4” energy visits which is good for romance, scholarly pursuits, writing and travelling. If you have a southwest facing door, sleep to the southwest or your home faces the southwest this will be a good year to meet a new lover and is also good for getting a book published. This excellent, especially if you have your bedroom located in the southwest. If single, this will give you the opportunity to attract a mate into your life.
The “5” energy visits the east, in the New Year. This is the worst known energy to visit and if activated indicates problems with money, relationships and health. This energy is not strong in the East and will only affect individuals with East facing doors, homes or sleeping to the East. It is only recommended that you place metal there if you’re experiencing difficulties. If you have the wealth energy in the East, it is best to leave the area alone. The West is visited by the “9” energy, which indicates future wealth, such as non-liquid assets like investments in the stock market or promotions. It also is indicative of celebrations, such as weddings and promotions. The Northeast is visited by the “1” energy which is good for money, intellect and sexual energy. The North is visited by the “3” energy and is quite strong this year. If activated this energy indicates gossiping, fighting, arguments and lawsuits. Place metal in these areas if you’re experiencing these issues. If not, leave it alone as metal can weaken the prosperity energy.
The Northwest is visited by the “8” energy. This indicates that homes that face the Northwest, or if you live in a home that has an exterior door that faces the Northwest or you are sleeping to the Northwest, it’ll be a great year for money. These energies can be ‘activated’ by having a door located in these sectors, sleeping to these directions, bedrooms located in these sectors, the stove knobs activating these sectors known as the “fire mouth,” digging into the earth in these sectors, water features such as pools and fountains, and fire elements such as large televisions, fireplaces or outdoor kitchens.
Apart from these annual energies that visit, there are also directions that are considered inauspicious for the year because of the evil influences that they can exert. It is best to not activate these sectors or directions in any way to avoid negative influences in your life, which would affect all aspects of health, wealth and relationships adversely. In 2011, the entire West sector of your home, inside and outside, and the first fifteen degrees of Northwest (292.6-307.5) and the last fifteen degrees of Southwest (232.6-247.5) should not be activated at all. This includes digging up the earth, construction, renovations, additions, water features, or anything that would disturb the ground. These energies are known as Sam Sart or “three killings.” Also, in 2011, the West (262.6-277.5) is being visited by the Sui Po or “year breaker.” It is also advised to not engage in new construction of a building that sits on the Sui Po (the back of the building faces West); it is not good to do any type of construction. The “5” energy is visiting the East and it is best to leave the East sector of your home, inside and outside, alone this year. The East (82.6- 97.5) should not be disturbed as well because the Tai Sui or the “grand duke” visits this sector. It is said that you can sit with your back to this energy but not face it. It is also advised that construction in a building that faces the Tai Sui is not done. This energy is inauspicious and can bring a lot of problems for the owners of the building and the people working on the building, such as injuries and lawsuits.