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Friday, January 4, 2013
NO SOONER than we welcome our Roman 2013 than do many of us also look to welcoming the 2013 Chinese Year of the Water Snake.
My ever favorite website for all things fengshui, www.wofs.com, by fengshui goddess Lillian Too, states that “the Year of the Water Snake brings many opportunities for businesses and careers to flourish and manifest into greatness! There is also great potential for wedding bells and romantic episodes… 2013 is a particularly special year, because the Flying Stars return into their original abodes, forming the numerology pattern of the original Lo Shu Square.
“This magic formation occurs only once every nine years, representing both the end as well as the beginning of one full cycle of a feng shui micro-period. Interestingly this phenomenon marks a new beginning in terms of luck energies, and it coincides with the end of the MAYAN Calendar, dated 22 December 2012 (which occurred within last year's feng shui chart).” Imagine that.
Too’s website is updated regularly, and always includes timely tips for when they are needed. For the coming Year of the Snake, she advises, as she always does, that we “get to know” the year’s flying stars chart: “In every year it is vital to familiarize oneself with the annual feng shui chart, which provides the geomantic map to forecasting the luck prospects of all eight direction houses and 12 animal signs. Lucky stars that vibrate with good energy should be enhanced to magnify their goodness. Negative stars should be subdued to disarm the extent of damage they can cause.”
And for how exactly to disarm negative stars and enhance positive ones, just go to said website.
In Baguio, we have rather recently had Chinese New Year celebrated with some regularity. We look forward to the now annual parade, dragon dance, and other forms of revelry. Time to consult those fengshui charts and pick up our various anting-antings (amulets). Also, one can use Tess Trinidad’s Lightcatchers crystals (find her on Facebook for well done advice and well priced crystals) to repel negative energies and strengthen positive ones. Whatever the paradigm -- Mayan, Roman, Filipino, Chinese, or just Baguio -- let’s get our new on!
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 05, 2013.