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Feng Shui Concepts

2014 Global Feng Shui Forecast

By 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.

Throughout history, no other animal has contributed to civilization as much as the horse. Universally 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.

Associated 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.

Associated to 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 billing, 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 true for 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 point.

“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 the 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.