AFSC J a n ua r y 2 0 0 7 I s s ue 6 CHINESE NEW YEAR AS S O C I A T I O N OF F ENG SHUI C ONSULTANTS AFSC, PO Box 5391, Chittaway Bay, NSW 2261 www.afsc.org.au email@example.com 02 4389 1863 Inside This Issue Happy Chinese New Year 1 Happy Chinese New Year The Year of the Pig 1&2 Preferred Suppliers 3 With February 4 th symbolising the Chinese New ACES – Feng Shui Education 3 Year and we say goodbye to the Year of the Dog General Overview of Chinese Animals 4&5 and welcome in the Year of the Pig. This issue Overview of Annual Flying Stars for 2007 5 includes two articles written by AFSC member The Grand Duke 5 Edgar (Lok Tin) Yung. information of a superstitious nature. Each year is We would also like to mention that the General represented by 2 characters which reflect elements. Overview of Chinese Animals is just that! For a This can give a general idea as to what sort of personalized Chinese Astrology reading, you will energetic influences we can expect and how they need a qualified Consultant to do this for you. may manifest on all levels, from the global to the Please visit our website for further details personal. AFSC is enjoying its second Chinese New Year with memberships increasing all of the time which is 2007 in General fantastic news for anyone looking for a qualified In the Chinese almanac, 2007 is the year of the Pig. consultant. AFSC Consultants also follow a code of To be exact, the year of the Pig starts at 2:18pm on ethics which you can view at the 4th February 2007 and it ends at the 8:00pm on http://www.afsc.org.au/membership.php the 4th February 2008. The AFSC committee wishes everyone a very For those who were born prior to 2:18pm on the 4th prosperous 2007! ENJOY February 2007, they were not born in the year of Pig but instead are considered born in the year of the Dog. The Year of the Pig The Heavenly Stem for 2007 is Yin Fire (Ding). So By Edgar (Lok Tin) Yung 2007 is called the Yin Fire Pig. Yin means quiet and Chinese Astrology is based upon the cyclical slow therefore in 2007 we must not take big risks or nature of the change and transition of energy of have too much adventure and must act like a Pig the system of the 5 elements, these being: Wood, (Pigs are not dumb). The Pig is a sign of deposit or Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each moment of time saving. 2007 is a year to save up. is a configuration of the elements. Much Chinese Astrology literature refers to the In terms of the five elements, The Earth Branch of characteristics of an animal in looking at the the Pig (2007) is Water element with some Wood in upcoming year and the trends that may ensue. it. So the Heavenly Stem on top is Yin fire. The Earth Branch underneath is Water. This will become very evident in late January where much will be written, much of the Page 2 Chinese New Year The Year of the Pig (con’t) In five elements theory Water conquers Fire. 2007 and January 2008. Generally speaking, in 2007 the general public In Europe, 2007 will still be very much in worldwide will mostly oppose the top trouble. For those have business with European level/governments’ decisions. countries, extra care must be taken. This will also apply to the big organisations which The Sickness Star flies to the middle of the their workers are opposed to the management world, it indicates that a pandemic related to since the big corporations will focus on business abdominal part and respiratory system might development and more profit taking. Furthermore, strikes. most nations in the world would change leading The Earthly Branch can also represent the parties. The winning chance for the opposition directions. party is high. In terms of weather, the second half of 2007 will be a cooler year compared with 2006. 2007 will have more rainfall and the drought condition will be eased. Some areas even will have flooding and the average temperature will be lower. Unlike 2006, the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch are YEAR OF THE PIG both fire (Yang Fire, Yang is active) and that was why it caused a lot of bushfire and hot weather in 2006. There are two sectors that must not be dug or renovated in 2007. These two areas are the In 2006 and 2007, the element for the each West (In between 248 – 293 degree) and the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch combined is North West (293 to 338 degree). In 2007 the Earth. It has a special name called “Roof top yearly bad Chi (energy) will reside in these Earth”. “Roof top Earth is related to property and sectors. So these two sectors must be kept the land. This indicated that the property market quiet and calm inside a house. Otherwise will slow down, especially in the second half of the trouble will happen to the father and the 2007 starting from August to end of January youngest daughter of the family. 2008. Edgar (Lok Tin) Yung, is a member of AFSC and has been using Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology including Ba Zhai There will be relatively more earthquakes (Four Pillars, 4 Pillars) and Ziwei Duo Shu, helping the throughout the world, especially toward the end of Chinese community in Melbourne Australia since early 2000. “2007 will have more Edgar has been writing Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology rainfall and the drought articles for two Chinese weekly magazines in Melbourne since 2003. condition will be eased.” Visit Edgar’s website at http://www.loktinfengshui.com Chinese New Year 2007 Page 3 PREFERRED SUPPLIERS http://www.afsc.org.au/suppliers.php Anjian Australia www.anjian.com.au We're proud to offer the first and only government firstname.lastname@example.org accredited Feng Shui course in Australia. 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Water is related to the excretion Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992) will system including, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland be easily implicated by others or partners’ wrong for male, bladders and so on. In these two aspects, doing. Easily break rules, like traffic rules and get extra care must be taken - Especially for those who fined. were born in the year of Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989) and year of Pig (1935, 1947, Chinese Astrology examines not only the year of 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995). Regular body check up birth but also the day of the month and the hour. It in 2007 will definitely save a lot of troubles and is difficult to exactly predict how each year will regrets later on. affect each person individually. However just based on the yearly Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch, Other than the above health concern, the Pig in some animals are more sensitive than the others. 2007 will have a busy schedule, bad gossip around The most sensitive animals in 2007 are Pig, Snake, them or defamation issues. Hillary Clinton was Tiger and Monkey which are mentioned above. born in 1947 year of the Pig, so was Elton John. 2007 will be a busy and impacting year for them. The rest of the animals are a guide only. For more accurate readings, please seek help from For the Snake, 2007 is having a clash with the year professional Chinese Astrology consultant. Earthly Branch which means big changes for them, like career change, moving house or travelling. Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987) is Tony Blair was born in 1953, so it will be recovering form 2005. Love life will be good in interesting to see what happens to him next year. 2007. Rabbits will have chance to work with new Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was born in 1965 colleagues or business partners. However do not (snake) too, 2007 will be a year of impact for her. let personal emotion get involved in business For the Snakes also beware of contract terms if decisions - remember business is business. contract need to be signed. For Snakes, in 2007 if planning to travel, avoid going to the North West Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, direction from where they live. Do not invest in 2000), the impact of 2006 is gradually fading away. high risk market. Invest wisely, otherwise money will be gone. Horse (1930,1942,1954,1966, 1978,1990) and Rat (1936,1948,1960,1972,1984) Relationships for you If health for the Snake and Pig is fit and well, will be complicated. There may be a third person donating blood is encouraged and is one of the involved. best ways to reduce bad luck and attract good luck in 2007. Chinese New Year 2007 Page 5 General Overview of The 5 is the most negative energy of all the flying stars and represents very challenging influences. Chinese Animals (con’t) You will need the sound of metal in the North East sector of your home. This could be a brass metal Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991) little profit wind chime in the North East sector of the garden will be made by getting into partnership. and metal bells or a chime clock in the North East sector of your home. Hang them on a door or drawer Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1992, 2004), for that is used regularly to help suppress this negative working Roosters, they may learn something new energy. for their work or for personal interest. For students, their study results will be good. The 2 represents sickness focusing on the abdomen. You will need to remedy using a brass calabash Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994) for and/or Six Chinese coins located in the centre of the ladies within the pregnancy age, they would easily home. These are to help absorb the negative get pregnant. For men, the bowels and skin need some cares， eat healthily, especially more sickness energy. vegetables to help the digestive system. In both of these areas (NE and centre) avoid using the colour bright red as it will enhance these Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997) will be negative energies. Favourable colours are from the slightly better than in 2006. The bad gossip or metal element such as white, silver, gold etc. lawsuit is going away DO NOT place any moving water t o activate yearly Overview of Annual Flying influences as you need to take into account the actual Flying Star chart of your home which take Stars for 2007 priority. By Elizabeth Wiggins It is recommended that you get a qualified There are four energies that I find are the most consultant to complete the chart of your home as important when looking at your home for 2007. the yearly energies also relate to the chart of your The two most positive energies are the numbers 8 home and integrate the annual flying stars into it. and 9. These are located in the SW and E. So if your You can view all of our consultants at front door, bedroom or office fall in these areas it http://www.afsc.org.au/consultants.php suggests that you will be supported for 2007. Make sure you clear your clutter from these areas and The Grand Duke keep the energy flowing. The Grand Duke is located in the direction that The two important negative energies to remedy are relates to the PIG which is North North West (322 – the 5 in the North East and the 2 in the Centre of 338 degrees). It is said that if you face the Grand the home. This is especially so if they fall at your Duke you may experience challenges. front door, your bedroom or office. It is also best to avoid any major renovation work in the North North West including digging in the garden, knocking down of walls etc. Redecorating should not pose a problem. It is more the loud banging and digging that are said to offend the Grand Duke.