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Three Places for the Christmas Tree during 2018

Not everybody celebrates Christmas in the same way but everybody who celebrates Christmas has a Christmas tree so let’s kill two birds with one stone and locate the Christmas tree in the best place.

In Chinese culture the evergreen pine tree is a symbol of longevity. Chinese believe that there is no good luck without a long life that is why longevity is one of the most important life aspirations and one of the purposes of good feng shui.

There are different ways to support our life aspirations and the most basic one is to display symbols of good fortune. In this case the symbol is our beloved Christmas tree that is the same as the evergreen pine tree, and the location is the longevity sector in our house or living space. 

Every dwelling has a longevity sector, check out the table below to locate yours based on your house facing direction. For instance, if your house faces West the longevity sector is Southeast and that is where your Christmas tree should be.

 

House Facing

Longevity Sector - Christmas Tree Location

North

North

Northeast

Northwest

East

Northeast

Southeast

Southwest

South

South

Southwest

West

West

Southeast

Northwest

East

 

For instance, if your house faces West the longevity sector is Southeast and that is where your Christmas tree should be.

 

If using your Christmas tree to boost your longevity doesn’t appeal to you, how about using it to enhance love?

The Christmas tree belongs to the Chinese element wood and could be represented by a star known as star 4. Star 4 symbolizes love and academic success and it becomes stronger when it combines with star 1 that belongs to the Chinese element water.

Additionally, star 4 has a special connection with star 6 and this connection implies personal relations.

During the month of December 2018 star 1 is in the Southwest and Star 6 is in the West. If we add star 4 the result is nothing less than increased love or at least increased meaningful personal connections. Additionally, if you remember my article Love is in the Air, love has been in the South all year long, if you want to boost it even further, you may place the Christmas tree in the South sector of your home as well. 

In conclusion, if you prefer love than longevity, place your Christmas tree in the South, West or Southwest. And if any of those sectors happens to be your house longevity location, rejoice, you will be killing three birds with one stone.  Happy Holidays!

 

How to have Good Luck during the Year of the Pig 2019

 

To determine how to have good luck in a given year it is necessary to look at our birth chart and at the year’s chart and see how they interact.

The year of the Pig 2019 starts on February 4, 2019 at 11:16 am and its birth chart is shown on Picture 1.

Since you need your birth chart to see how it relates to the year’s chart, go to my BaZi Calculator and plot it using the local time at your place of birth.

Your chart reflects who you are. The year chart reflects the opportunities that come your way.

Picture 1 – Year of the Earth Pig 2019

 

On any given birth chart the top elements are known as heavenly stems or simply stems, the middle elements are known as earthly branches or simply branches and the bottom elements are known as hidden stems, and are the components of the branches.

Years’ charts are identified by the branch or zodiac animal located in the year pillar, in this case the Pig, but the actual reference point in any birth chart is always the day stem, known as the day master. In the case of the year of the Pig 2019 the day master is yang water, and in your case, it is the stem on your day of birth.

As seen on the year’s chart there are four fire elements, four earth elements, three water elements, two wood elements and one metal element (don’t count the branches because their elements are already in the hidden stems). This means that the most predominant elements of the year are fire and earth. This applies to the whole world but due to astrological influences on each country or region, the strength of the elements might be a little different. For instance, in the United States, even though the most predominant element is fire, earth is not that strong on the east coast because generally speaking the east is wood and wood controls earth so on the east coast wood tends to be stronger than earth. On the other hand, even though metal is not that strong in the year chart, on the west coast metal tends to be stronger than on the east coast because west is metal.

Your chances of having good luck on a given year are higher if you have in your birth chart more of the elements that are strong in the year’s chart, in your geographical location. If you don’t have them in your chart, don’t panic, the solution is to partner with someone that has them in his/her birth chart in order to improve your luck.

Generally speaking fire are wood are the best elements to have on the east coast and fire and water are the best elements to have on the west coast. Despite the fact that metal is stronger on the west coast than on the east coast, metal is weak all over so if the predominant element in your birth chart is metal, you are going to have some challenges during the year of the Pig 2019.

How to overcome the challenges? How to have good luck? Concentrate your efforts on the areas of your life that display the good elements, primarily fire, don’t make any major changes and don’t place great expectations on the areas of your life that display the not so good elements.

The areas of your life in your birth chart are as follows:

  • The year pillar represents your social circle, your friends, your network, the industry you work for, the people you know and the people that know you.
  • The month pillar represents your career, your job and whatever you do for living.
  • The day pillar represents you, your domestic affairs, your thoughts and emotional world. The day branch represents your spouse or significant other.
  • The hour pillar represents your creations and achievements, your investments, your aspirations and ambition.
  • The luck pillar represents your current overall experience and impacts all areas of your life (we all go through various luck pillars in our life, each luck pillar lasts approximately 10 years).

If your good elements are in the stems everybody will see you are doing good but it might not be completely true. If your good elements are in the hidden stems you will do good but people won’t see it. If your good elements are in the stems and in the hidden stems everybody will see you are doing good and it will be true.

Following the guidelines above, you can determine your luck in love by looking at the day pillar or your luck at work by looking at the month pillar, to name some. Or you can take action to improve any type of luck. For instance, to improve your money luck:

  • If you have fire in the hour pillar, create something or make an investment.
  • If you have fire in the month pillar, work harder to multiply the benefits because the year’s energy is on your side.

The strength of the elements in the year’s chart not only impacts people, it impacts everything that exists because everything in the universe is associated with an element. As mentioned before, the strength of the elements is somehow different for each country and for each region but generally speaking if you are on the east coast and you have fire and wood you are in good shape. If you are on the west coast and you have fire and water you are in good shape. Earth is kind of good everywhere and metal is better on the west coast but it is not really good at all.

Wood industries deal with herbs, agriculture, education and commodities, to name some.

Fire industries deal with IT, food preparation, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, media, pharma, metaphysics and everything that enhances people’s lives.

Earth industries deal with properties, construction, mining and insurance, to name some.

Metal industries deal with finance, banking, automobiles, manufacturing, military, and legal, to name some.

Water industries deal with logistics, transportation, fast moving consumer goods, beverages and services, to name some.

In addition to checking the elements that you have on each pillar to determine your luck on each area of your life you should also check the stars that fall on the animal signs (branches) in your chart.

There are various constellations in the universe carrying stars with positive and negative effects. When stars with positive effects fall on any of the animal signs in your birth chart, you get support from the universe in that area of your life. When stars with negative effects fall on any of the animal signs in your birth chart, you find obstacles and challenges in that area of your life. When no stars fall on the animal signs in your birth chart you have to work harder because you have to do everything by yourself with no support from the universe.

The more positive stars you get on a given year, the better. The more negative stars you get on a given year, the worse. Since we are focusing on the good to concentrate the efforts in those areas of our lives, check out the number of positive stars on all the animal signs (branches) in your birth chart according to the information on Table 1.

Table 1 – Positive Stars in the Branches during the Year of the Pig 2019

 

If for instance you work in a metal related industry, the industry is not going to do very well during the year of the Pig 2019 but if you have fire in your year pillar (one of the predominant elements of the year) and the fire in your year pillar is a Horse with 3 positive stars, even though the industry is challenging, you might be one of the ones that will do great in the industry. Millions of people in the same industry won't do good but you will.

On the other hand, If for instance you work in a fire related industry, the industry is going to do very well during the year of the Pig 2019, but if the fire in your year pillar is a Snake with just one positive star, even though the industry is going to do good, you might be one of the ones that won’t do that good in the industry.

The application of astrology has many layers, another layer that you should check out to determine how to have good luck during the year of the Pig 2019 deals with the kinship of each element in the year’s chart, which is based on the five Chinese elements theory.

From this perspective fire is the element that represents money during the year of the Pig 2019. The year’s chart has enough fire on the top but there is little fire on the bottom so there will be a lot of opportunities to make money but they are not that strong. Nevertheless, if you have fire in your chart you will see those opportunities and if you take action you might be one of those that are capable enough to grab them and make them yours.

To have money luck or cash flow during the year of the Pig 2019 it is important to have at least one fire element in your birth chart:

  • If your fire is on the stems, others will see you have money but there will be more opportunities for you to lose it so be wise with your spending.
  • If your fire is at the branches, you will have the ability to save or accumulate.
  • If you don’t have any fire elements in your chart, partner with someone that has some.

In general, during the year of the Pig 2019 if you have fire in your chart your cash flow will be positive or you will have easy access to cash. If you have wood you will have the possibility to be influential and/or you will have the ability to sell. If you have water you will have the possibility to increase your connections. If you have earth you will have the possibility to own assets, resources or stuff. If you have metal you will have the possibility to feel good, you might feel comfortable but you won’t see any growth and you will experience some challenges.

Make appropriate use of what you have in your chart to go with the flow, if you don’t like what you have, partner with someone that has something nice, these are the two ways to have good luck.

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