Feng Shui Concepts
2014 Global Feng Shui Forecast
Jenny T. Liu, M.A.
As the new
year approaches, feng shui masters consult the Chinese Almanac, Yi-Jing, and
Flying Star Charts to see what energy is in store for us. According to the
Chinese Almanac, 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse.
history, no other animal has contributed to civilization as much as the horse.
known for their power and
speed, horses have allowed humans to explore and conquer beyond the restraints of their community. Riding a
horse has often been compared to flying. It is no wonder that the horse is considered a divine creature,
and a symbol of freedom, virility, intuition, and triumph all over the world. All of these traits will likely appear
in some form during the course of the upcoming year.
with the soaring wind, the year of the Wood Horse blows in like a hurricane. As such, tornadoes and natural wind
disasters are imminent. In the 2014 Flying Star Chart, the wood Stars 3 and 4 indicate high winds
in the central,
north, southwest, and southeast regions of the world. In the United States, this includes such states as Kansas, Michigan,
California, and Florida. These regions may be prone to fire disaster, tree loss, crop damage, pollution, allergens, and mass disruption of insect and bird environments.
On the other hand, if harnessed and utilized in a positive way, the powerful force of the Wood Horse provides a surge of energy that
spurs the economy. Prosperity and fame Stars 8 and 9 indicate that cities and
countries in the south and north in particular enjoy economic improvement — especially if expert
guidance is consulted for long-term benefits.
the wood element, businesses relating to communications, lumber, paperwork,
secretarial services, finance, liver and detoxification, digestion, and
produce, do well. Human resources, temp agencies, data basing, digital archiving, on-line
investments, telecommunications, advertising, real estate, and food businesses also do well in 2014. GMO
(genetically-modified organism) food, enzymes, food cultivation methods, food as medicine (especially for detoxification), healing, and
longevity will be hot topics worldwide.
At the heart of the Wood Horse is energy related to the exploration of knowledge, inner power, and spirituality.
There will be a great movement to return to school. Since the double Star 4 is in the north, this is especially
adults and females in northern regions. Learning institutions, on-line schools, college extension classes,
vocational schools and informational technology can expect unprecedented enrollment. There al-so will be a trend
of traveling scholars as young adults explore, seek masters, and delve into
soul searching. Hermitages, pilgrimages, and meditation retreats into the
mountains and forests become highly popular. Travel companies, media, and
related services that specialize in this thrive.
Known for their free spirit, the Horse comes and goes as it pleases, bowing to no one unwillingly. The
impetuous energies of the Wood Horse can also bring unexpected chaos as
challenging Stars 5 and 2 affect countries in the south, southwest, northwest,
and east regions. For example, Australia, Chile, Canada,
and China may be troubled
by unstable currency, embezzlement, audits, fraud, or epidemics. Protests,
natural disasters and corruption take a toll on government resources. When
confronted with dire situations, rash decisions and hasty paperwork can bring about bitter legal disputes and scandals.
Just like breaking
in a wild horse, fighting Stars 6 and 7 in the west, northeast, and east indicate that
different viewpoints and
new methods may initially feel chaotic — especially in regions such as the United States and Asia. Conflicts arise
from resistance to change, lack of compromise, power struggles, need for control, greed, a lack of moral ethics, and threats of warfare. However, once the
opposing sides collaborate, new discoveries will form new directions and create a critical tipping
“The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater
than yours. For your part, you give him guidance, intelligence and understanding which are greater than his.
Together you can achieve a richness that alone neither can.” These words of
famous author and horse
trainer, Lucy Rees, capture what my father calls a “win-win-win” situation. It is vital to collaborate and be mindful in your decisions and actions. Do things that benefit not just you and
other person involved, but the
whole world. If we can do this, we’ll ride the 2014 Wood Horse year into triumph.
Master Jenny Liu holds a BA in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley
and an MA in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in feng shui who shares her knowledge through seminars, periodicals, and the internet. For more information please see Liu-FengShui.com, or call Jenny at (626) 272-4901.