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Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology 2009 Year of the OX

For animal sings, always remember that the cut off point is NOT the Chinese New Year’s day. It is on the Start of Spring and it normally falls on the 4th or 5th February.

For example, if someone was born on the 28th January 1960, even though it was on the Chinese New Year’s day, since it was not yet the start of spring. So he/she was not considered a Rat. He/she is still a Pig.

The Ox’s five elements is Earth.

In Chinese almanac, each year is made up by two Chinese characters, one called the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch for the other. Remember that the Heaven is on the top and the Earth is underneath.

When talk about the year of the Ox, it is just referring to the Earthly Branch “CHOU”. However when it comes to forecast for the year, the Heavenly Stem must be put into the equation.

The Heavenly Stem for 2009 is (Ji). Its five elements is also Earth. It is Yin Earth. 2009 is called the Yin Earth Ox. (Ji Chou).

Yin is slow and soft.

Ox, beef, cow, buffalo, cattle have the same five elements Earth. The Ox offended the Tai Sui (Grand Duke) in 2009. Therefore ox (the actual animal) will be in trouble and there will be news about meat contamination, food poisoning from beef around the year. It may be mad cow disease again.

The Earth (Heavenly Stem) on Earth (Earthly Branch), they are like brothers and sisters. This means the top level and the bottom level are in peace. There are no conflicts between them. The top level means Governments, big corporations or parents will harmonize with the bottom level the citizens, the workers, the children. In the other words, “Equal” (same five elements) means capitalism becoming proletarian.

Earth on Earth also symbolizes alike, homogeneity, as a result there will be a lot of news about homosexual couples, rules, regulations and policies for same sex couples.

In five element theories, Earth means: Trust, Confident, Mindset, Thinking, Religions, conceptions, philosophy and values.

Chou has embedded three elements in it. Other than the earth, it also contains Water (Gui) and Metal (Xin). Chou also called the “metal tomb”. 2006 the year of the Dog (Xu, the fire tomb) embedded the fire element, with the Heavenly Stem Bing Fire. The Bing Fire able to suck the Fire from the Fire Tomb. That was why 2006 was so hot. (You can read article Year of the Dog 2006 for more explanation)

2009 the Heavenly Stem is Earth. It is NOT Metal. So the Metal will be still embedded in the Chou which cannot be sucked out. Therefore the Metal remain kept under the Earth (Chou).

Metal is finance. With the hints of the five elements above, we can predict that, in 2009 although there will be a lot of ideas, concepts trying to save/rescue the financial market, people still will have trust and confident issue. Confident is still low. Please be careful in January, April, July, and October 2009. They are the bumpiest time for shares in 2009.

Metal, digging out from the Earth, is mineral which embedded inside the Earth (Chou) is not sucking out by the Heavenly Stem. In other words, the production output of metal (iron, cupper, zinc……) from the Earth is reduced. As such the mining industry will be slowing down in 2009. It is on a downward trend.

The Water embedded inside the Chou represents money. Colloquially saying in Chinese “water is Money.” Now the water is conquered by heavy Earth. Just imagine what will happen to your money if you are robbed. With this in mind, it wise to avoid the money being robbed, so keep them in a safe place.

Year of Ox is a religion year

The year of the Ox belongs to Religions, Conceptions, Philosophy, innovations and Values. In 2009 there will be a lot of news in relation to policies changes, new policies, rules and regulations. With the Heaven Luck in 2009 is a “Change” year. Obama’s slogan for election was “Change we can believe in”. His slogan is matched with the 2009 “Change”. That was why he is elected.

We will see a lot of news in relation to high profile religion figures. Religions conflicts get worsen and more news about paedophilia comes from religions sector.

2008/2009 “Blasting Fire” still valid

In 2008 and 2009, the five elements for the each Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch combined is Fire. It has a special name called “Blasting Fire”. Coincidentally the flying star number 9 located at the middle of the palace. Number 9 star is associated with fire. There will be more burning fire raiding through forest, properties, and volcano eruptions.

“Blasting fire” means the fire it comes very fast and quick. So people should do their best to prevent fire and implement a fire plan. Make sure smoke alarm in working order.

In terms of weather

In terms of weather, 2009 will be remaining a cooler year compare with 2006, 2007. 2009 will have more rainfall again. The average temperature will be lower.

The Water (Gui) embedded in Chou, also bonds with Chou, this means water can cause land slide where places near the seas, oceans, or waterways. We will also hear more earthquakes or collapse of buildings in 2009.

2009 Earth Luck

Earth Luck is to deal with the bad energy where we live, work and play. That is the Feng Shui components of our house and office for the year of the Ox.

Each year, there are three major, Shas (Bad Energy) flying around. These three Shas have the power to override any flying stars combination regardless how good the chart is. These three Shas are called.

1. Tai Sui (Grand Duke). It is located at the North East North

2. San Sha (Three Killings) San Sha arrives at the East. And

3. Five Yellow. It is landed at the North.

Number one rule to deal with those Shas is not to “Move Earth”, dinging, renovation in those areas.

The North East North (22.5 ~ 37.5) has Tai Sui

Tai Sui or Grand Duke is the yearly King. The Tai Sui controlling the North East North sector in the year of the Ox. The North East North sector is Earth element too. It is related to the digestive system in our body including, stomach, pancreas, muscle and cells. As such, the health problems related to earth could be stomach problem, food poisoning (especially meat from beef), diarrhea, muscle ache, cells disorder and even cancers.

The best way to prevent bad luck and sickness is not to stir up the yearly bad energy spots. All the yearly bad energy areas have a tiger sleeping there. It will be fine if the sleeping tiger has not been disturbed. However, if the tiger is wakening up, it will bite you. “Move earth” will wake the tiger up, so do not dig, nailing, chisel and renovate the Tai Sui sector including the floor, ground, garden, the walls inside and outside.

If your house facing North East North or the main door is located at the Tai Sui sector, be sure closing the door slowly and gently when come in and go out.

The Three killings is at the East (67.5 ~ 112.5)

The East sector got the Three-killings. It covers a very big area. Three killings represents lawsuits, gossips, arguments.

The east sector is wood element. In health, it is related to the arms, the legs, the hips and the back areas. Internally, wood represents the liver and the gall bladder. The Trigram for the east sector is Zhen. Zhen is the elder son or the male master of the family. For the elder son and father they should look after the above body parts well. Be care of traffic issues (accidents, traffic fine, road raid, and speeding) in Jan, May and September 2009.

Keep this area as quiet as possible. If the three killings bad energy is disturbed, there would be 3 unfortunate incidents happen.

Don’t place any moving objects at the East Sector including fish tanks.

Place a round Metal object in this area to dissolve the bad energy.

You cannot change the main door position but you can move yourself away from the bad energy areas. If the house has a room at the South East Sector of the house, then move to this area.

The South East sector of the house has a number 8 star in 2009. The number 8 star is a money star. It is recommended to activate this area by place a pot (black one) with 80% full of clear of water at the south east area. Make sure it is at south east sector. Do not place the water at the three killings area.

The North has Five Yellow

The Five Yellow, representing misfortune and obstacle arrives at the North sector in the year of the Ox. If your north sector of the house or office is an important area such as bedroom or entrances, it is recommended that place a ceramic Ox to dissolve this bad energy or move away from this area.

The North sector is Water element. It is related to the excretion systems including, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland for male, bladders and other water system in our body. March, September and December are the worse months. If any part of the ox breaks away, another new ox should be replace immediately.

The lucky corner at the South East

The money corner is at the south east in 2009. As mentioned above, the south east is related to money. It has the number 8 money star. You can move to and sleep at this area if there is a room. If the south east area is a living area, place a pot (black one) with 80% full of clear of water at this area to attract money.

If you want to conceive a baby, use the south east and the middle palace of the house more often. This means activate the middle of the house and the south east sector by human activities.

Human Luck Individually in 2009

Chinese Astrology examines not only the year of birth but also the Month Day and the Birth hour. It is difficult to exactly predict by the animal sign how each year will affect each person individually at a very details level. Such animal sign astrology is not totally reliable as the system is only examined 12.5% (1/8) of the four pillars chart. For more reliable assessment, it is recommended that to check the full Four Pillars of Destiny with a reputable Chinese Astrologer.

Just based on the yearly heavenly stem and earthly branch, some animals are more sensitive than the others. The most sensitive animals affecting by the Grand Duke in 2009 are the Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon.

The heavenly stem of 2009 is Yin Earth (Ji). The Earthly Branch underneath is Earth too (Chou). Earth sits on Earth. It is full of earth. In health issue, earth is associated with stomach, pancreas, problem, food poisoning (especially meat from beef), diarrhea, muscle ache, cells disorder and so on. For animal signs are Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon must be paid more attention to those areas.

For Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon eat less beef, steaks but more poultry and green vegetables. Green vegetable is wood which conquers the earth.

The year of the Ox

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