As 2015, the year of the sheep/goat according to the Chinese Zodiac draws to a close, most of us look forward to what the New Year will bring. 2016, according to the Chinese zodiac is the year of the Fire Monkey.
Depending on how good or bad, the past year has been for you, we are sure you would like to know what the New Year has in store for you. The Year of the Fire Monkey according to the Chinese lunar calendar commences on the 8th of February 2016. Today, we sit down with our resident Feng Shui guru Jill Lander of Golden Elements to ask her about the status of our home, health, wealth and happiness in the New Year.
Jill, we are just a couple of weeks away from the Chinese New Year 2016, what advices can you offer for people born under the various Chinese zodiac signs?
Although the Chinese Lunar New Year falls on February 8th the actual Feng Shui year when the energy changes to the Fire Monkey essence will be on February 4th at 17.48pm within the hours of the Fire Rooster.
Those born under the sign of the RAT may look forward to plenty of opportunities heading their way. However, they must be aware of some potholes along the way to potentially a successful year.
People who are born under the sign of the OX have much to look forward to with many expected happy events.
Those who are born under the sign of the TIGER will be fortunate enough to harness support from noble people which is positive as they may need all the support they can get with the mischievous Monkey on their backs!
Folks born under the sign of the RABBIT are considered the luckiest of all this year with positive energy to assist them along their way. They should, however, make sure their vehicles are well maintained to prevent travel problems.
People born under the sign of the DRAGON may look forward to good recognition for their efforts with possible promotion and rewards.
Those born under the sign of the SNAKE benefit from maintaining a balance between work and home life to prevent stress related issues and disharmony.
If you are born under the sign of the HORSE, you need to be alert to opportunities that may present themselves at any time. Make physical well-being a priority.
Folks born under the sign of the GOAT, benefit from maintaining a positive outlook. They may feel anxious about life in general. So it's best to focus their minds on their goals and avoid being affected by emotional burdens.
Íf you are born under the sign of the MONKEY, you are required to be patient and realistic in your plans, as certain challenges, and hurdles need to be overcome this year. Aim to take short breaks and often to maintain your momentum.
For people born under the sign of the ROOSTER, you can expect a smooth year ahead with opportunities for growth and expansion. You may be presented with various prospects to enhance your career and wealth.
If you are born under the sign of the DOG, you need buckle up and make sure you have all areas covered at all times for 2016 appears to be a potentially challenging year. Beware of injuries as well.
If you are born under the sign of the PIG, be mindful of your health and emotions as your success depends on both. Be alert to road accidents and legal issues.
And if one follows Western Astrology and not the Chinese Zodiac would the predictions differ?
Yes, they will differ slightly as Chinese astrology is based on your earth luck – however there should always be overlaps when the two forms of analysis connect. After all the essence of a person’s destiny luck is what it is, so when you are dealing with any form of diagnosis any issues that are there are the same, it just comes down to a different perspective and delivery of the diagnosis.
If a personal prediction is not very palatable is there ways to take the help of the science of Feng Shui to improve personal luck in 2016?
Absolutely, this is where the art and science of Feng Shui truly come into its own to help mitigate certain energy alignments that can cause havoc. It proves to be an invaluable tool to help good become great and mediocre to become manageable, maximizing anyone's true potential at any given time.
We know Hong Kong is a very lucky destination, but recent news reports predict doom and gloom for Hong Kong’s economy in 2016. How does the scenario appear to you?
Hong Kong will face certain challenges which should be expected given the economic climate we are influenced by. Hong Kong is located directly southeast where much of its economy depends on ‘water’ energy. This water energy significantly impacts key economic growth drivers of Hong Kong's economy such as travel (tourism) and shipping. The location of southeast in 2016 has positive water influence, however, the annual energy chart for 2016 lacks water, in fact, we may expect an ‘economic drought’.
Metal is the key to maintaining its power as the metal element can drive and produce water (growth potential) so much will depend on our banking systems to step in and generate the water energy for Hong Kong to prevent such drought. The good news is that the Monkey energy is creative making something out of nothing and is extremely resourceful and has a bold nature. After all, if you take the ‘K’ out of Monkey and what do you have? MONEY!
So it will all come down to who can be creative and be willing to adopt new strategies while being bold and innovative!