LUCK & LOVE IN 2014 Jennifer Too reveals the secrets of the Horse year
Gallop into the Year of the Wood Horse. By Jennifer Too.
This is your year and you own it! The Number 8 Prosperity Star has flown into your chart, and it is so much more than just material prosperity. 2014 promises a lot. You are strong, able, and ready to go after what you want. Your mood lightens as you move through the year, and there is a new enthusiasm that pervades your entire being. Pursuing diverse interests and trotting off in new directions will breathe life back into you, and then there will be nothing that you cannot achieve.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS There are so many of them! As well as the Number 8 Star, you enjoy the support of the Tai Sui or God of the Year. Because the Number 8 Star is an action star, you should seize the moment; the manifestation of good fortune ripens very quickly. Don’t let opportunities pass you by. Go with your instincts and watch things as they happen for you.
AFFLICTIONS While the Tai Sui is on your side, his close proximity to you brings some risk of his wrath, should you inadvertently incur it. Keep that potential at bay by carrying the Tai Sui amulet this year.
LOVE TIP New people come into your life, and if you’re already happily settled, these fresh influences could cause changes that may not necessarily be good ones. Don’t succumb to infidelities that could wreck the great thing you have going on.
LUCKY COLOURS Opt for yellows, browns, beiges, and earth tones.
Your aura glows bright this year and your business acumen rises to the fore. Great ideas keep flowing that will raise the bar not only for you but those who follow your lead. Enjoy a resurgence of that old self-confidence, for your energy levels are high, allowing you to pursue more than one thing at once. You are set to make the most of the auspicious feng shui winds that are blowing your way. But in your quest for brilliance, don’t forget your responsibilities to your family and loved ones. This year shows you it is possible to have it all, so don’t neglect what’s really important for momentary distractions.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The Victory Star gives you an edge over the competition in whatever endeavours you are pursuing this year. You also excel when it comes to trying your hand at new things. Some of you may be longing for change in your lives; if you are, go for it. This is a time when rocking the boat is fine, even desirable.
AFFLICTIONS The minor conflict star that makes its way into your sector may bring some loss, but nothing you can’t handle. Look on small setbacks as minor hiccups along the highway to major success. There is nothing that is insurmountable. Just don’t stress over the small stuff.
LOVE TIP There are many positive developments that strengthen the bonds you have with your romantic partner. But there are also risks that could sully your happy situation. You are particularly vulnerable to temptation this year. Don’t ever cross that line as it will prove very difficult to revert to the status quo.
LUCKY COLOURS Earthy tones benefit the Sheep this year.
Some of you may feel a little lethargic due to low energy levels. You enjoy competitive luck, but victory comes from going slow and steady. Don’t expect to blaze a trail of glory. Success comes in more incremental stages. Those of you willing to stay the course and put in the hours will do far better than those of you impatient for success. Keep your wits about you. Whenever there is a difficult decision to be made, you can make the right one if you think things through carefully.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The Cosmic Deity Star in your chart brings blessings of a cosmic nature, meaning the universe is on your side. If you let the natural order of things pan out, you will not be unhappy with the outcome. A good year, therefore. While there may be some setbacks along the way, remember to look on them as clouds with silver linings.
AFFLICTIONS Two conflict stars flanking your chart could pit you against some old nemeses of yours, who threaten to rock your happy existence. Maintain your ground. The most damage will be done if you let them into your head; the best way to take them on is to ignore them.
LOVE TIP The Monkey searching for romance could be trying too hard. Lose the seriousness and let your natural sense of humour rise to the fore. Others love this about you. If you let your love interests see this side of you, chances are they will fall for you as hard as your good friends do.
LUCKY COLOURS Yellows, oranges, and earth tones suit the Monkey-born best this year.
Spectacular success luck awaits the Rooster despite the Star of Reducing Energy taking something of a toll. While you may be feeling weak or under the weather, you’ll get to the finish line as long as you keep your eye on the prize. Take good care of your health. Watch what you eat and get enough rest; for now it is highly relevant because you’re on a steady path to incredible success as long as you can stay on it. Such is your luck this year.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS A Horse year that’s riding very high indeed! The success you can claim is rather legendary, something for the history books! Be alert to potentially exciting things creeping up on you. Remember that Horse years are ones in which small potential can be turned into outstanding success, and you have it in you to benefit from this in 2014.
AFFLICTIONS Health issues are your biggest setback. Nothing serious, but if you don’t set aside the time to relax, you could be spending it in bed with meds rather than merely unwinding. Pace yourself!
LOVE TIP A good year to focus on your love life, though it will not all be smooth sailing. There will be competitive pressure in your relationships. But if it is important to you, what is a little competition?
LUCKY COLOURS Whites and metallics.
You are feeling strong and confident, and it is this self-assurance and poise that will make you stand out, despite some negative afflictions in your chart. While the Five Yellow threatens to play havoc with your life, you have the inner strength to withstand and overcome its ill effects. Surround yourself with friends who believe in you, because for you it is most vital to keep up this great inner confidence. Use the power of your will and of your mind to make things happen for you this year.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS Your intrinsic element of Earth lends you strength and brings you the fortitude you need to overcome obstacles and setbacks. While success may be modest, it is achievable. Taking little steps will lead to the big prize, but it is important to stay resilient and not become impatient.
AFFLICTIONS Two things work against you this year; your very low personal Wind Horse, which means there will be some serious obstacles blocking your success potential, and the presence of the Five Yellow, which brings setbacks and people trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Counter these afflictions by wearing the Wind Horse as a pendant or carrying one as an amulet, and place a Five Element Pagoda in the northwest of your home or work area.
LOVE TIP You are easily distracted and your love life is unlikely to be smooth. There may be some difficult moments. Your partner may not appreciate your nonchalant attitude, and if you’re still in the dating game, adopting this persona won’t make you more attractive to potential partners. Warm up and put some heart into it if you want romance to become real for you!
LUCKY COLOURS Yellow gives you strength, and red gives you passion.
Your delightfully charming personality is what will get you happily through the year. While it may not be an easy time for you, with the Five Yellow firmly entrenched in your sector, there are pockets of brilliance amid an otherwise very mediocre year. It is important to look out for these bright spots, as these will be what keep you going from day to day. Take joy in the small pleasures of life and make them significant. Friends play a big part in your happiness, so make it a point to show that you do appreciate them from time to time. Don’t put too much importance on the material side of life, because success on this front will come later. For now, focus your attention on feeding your spiritual side.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS Happiness comes from good friends and relationships with those you care for and who care for you. While aggravations may arise in the form of obstacles to whatever it is you are pursuing, don’t lose heart. Take time out to think. Count yourself lucky if your problems do not involve deadlines. Go away on holiday and then come back. You will find a fresh perspective works wonders.
AFFLICTIONS Your major affliction is the Five Yellow, which brings misfortune of all kinds. It is important to suppress it with a Five Element Pagoda placed in the northwest of your home. This is a time to keep a low profile and to ride out the year quietly.
LOVE TIP For those of you in the dating game, there may be a number of false starts this year. You are generally not in the mood for romance, unless you find someone who is truly soulmate material. If you haven’t met the right person, wait. He or she will turn up.
LUCKY COLOURS Avoid earthy colours. Black brings you good luck.
The Rat enjoys the joyous Star of 9 this year. This is a celebratory star, which indicates many positive developments for you in the near future, and the best way to activate its powers is to celebrate and have a double happiness occasion. Ways you can have a Hei See in your life include getting married, having a baby, or just celebrating your birthday in a big way. Live life to the fullest and get used to looking for reasons to be happy and give thanks.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The Number 9 Star brings future prosperity that is just around the corner. It is also a magnifying star, which means that everything you do, say or feel gets magnified in size and proportion. Happiness and pleasure multiplies the more you focus on these emotions.
AFFLICTIONS Your biggest affliction this year is being in direct conflict with the Tai Sui. You sit directly opposite the Grand Duke, which could lead you to inadvertently incur his wrath. It is therefore important for Rat people to carry the Tai Sui amulet this year, and make sure you do not sit facing south when you are working at your desk, or at an important meeting.
LOVE TIP If you are looking for love, get yourself a beautiful rooster figurine and place it in the west sector of your bedroom. Avoid casual flings and one-night-stands – a very bad idea as they only make you feel guilty. 2014 will see you seeking a more intimate, long-term relationship.
LUCKY COLOURS All animal signs benefit from reds this year, but Rats also gain by wearing blues and blacks.
The Ox is feeling strong this year. You are hugely charismatic and you exude an aura of self-confidence that attracts others. Those of you in leadership positions have the ability to inspire great loyalty in those you lead. You hold much influence over others, especially when you put thought into it. Your inner confidence will be what fuels your focus, so surround yourself with those who will boost this confidence. You also enjoy the Ho Tu combination of 2/7 which brings you some big money luck! The way to benefit from the year is to create “generosity moments”. Be magnanimous in your gestures, adopt a charitable cause and give back. 2014 promises a lot.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS Your success potential is high, and so are your energy levels. This is a killer combination because it means you have the drive to go after opportunities that open up. You also enjoy good wealth luck this Wood Horse year.
AFFLICTIONS The Number 7 Star of the Broken Soldier hovers in your direction, which could mean money loss, being cheated, or being let down by those you trust. Not an overly serious matter because your losses will be tenable, but don’t get overly emotional when someone acts out of character with you. And don’t lose a friend over a small tiff.
LOVE TIP A possibly bumpy year when it comes to love. Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. If you’re married or in a committed relationship, you may need to put in more effort, or there is risk of your better half straying.
LUCKY COLOURS Earthy tones suit the Ox this year, as do reds.
The Tiger’s not feeling as friendly this year and your angry gnarls may well turn some people off. Keep your temper under wraps and watch your words, because they could lose you a friend or two; and this year you are going to need good friends. The irritable stars in your chart could turn minor problems into major ones, and things could spiral out of control if you let it. Take time to cool off before retaliating whenever you feel wronged. Your best bet to enjoying the year is to just pay it forward. Karma kicks in quickly, so make sure whatever karma you incur is good.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The lucky Ho Tu in your chart this year brings you prosperity that comes unexpectedly. This could be in the form of a windfall of some kind, whether as a bonus, a new opportunity, even a lottery win. But watch you don’t lose what you gain by being foolhardy in your actions.
AFFLICTIONS Your biggest setback will be the Number 7 Loss Star in your sector. This puts you at risk of losing money, being betrayed or being let down. Watch who you trust, make your own decisions, and whenever entering into a deal with someone new, be sure you’ve discussed all eventualities.
LOVE TIP Not a good year to play the field. Focus on someone special and try to develop depth in your relationship. You enjoy marriage luck! But don’t rush. If you move too quickly, you could scare your potential partner away!
LUCKY COLOURS Tigers benefit from blues and blacks. Water energy does wonders, so water motifs are also suitable.
Health may be an issue for some of you Rabbits this year, so if you are feeling under the weather, be sure to get the rest you need. If something is amiss, go see the doctor. Don’t burn the candle at both ends too long or burn-out is a real possibility. You get hit by the Star of Reducing Energy this year, which together with the Illness Star, deals a blow to your physical well-being. What you do enjoy, however, is tremendous success potential. There is something big around the corner, but whether you can capture your big break depends on how you play it. And this year, going all out may not be your smartest strategy. Bide your time, then pounce.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The Star of Big Auspicious indicates that your lucky break is well within your reach. This could very well be your year if you play your cards right. Your stars are luckiest in the third quarter, so start gearing up in the second half of the year and expect something exciting come September.
AFFLICTIONS Your main worry is your health. Take care of yourself and everything else will fall into place. While you may be ambitious and motivated, success is likely to be elusive if your physical and mental strength fall out of sync.
LOVE TIP Madly socialising does not turn you on this year; what you want is the real thing! In fact, intellectuals like you find nothing more mind-numbing than superficial conversations at endless parties. If someone has caught your eye, spend more effort on that special someone. Those of you in relationships, watch you don’t get tempted out of it in a moment of foolishness. Romantic entanglements with the wrong person will only bring you heartache.
LUCKY COLOURS Like the Tiger, you benefit from Water energy this year, so dress up your ensemble with some blues and blacks.
Dragons are supremely confident this year, and this leads others to trust you and your capabilities. You benefit from the sturdiness of your intrinsic Earth element, and in a year when Earth is missing in the Paht Chee chart, this lends you an advantage over the others. You do well in competitive situations, and with the Star of Big Auspicious in your sector, there is also promise that incredible success can be yours. Go after what you want. You can achieve whatever it is you set out to, but the trick is to be clear on what it is you are after.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS As well as the Star of Big Auspicious, you also enjoy the Star of Heavenly Seal. This means the heavens are smiling down on you. When you have blessings from above like this, you can succeed against any odds. And in a year when the odds are stacked in your favour, how can you fail? Your mantra for the year? Go for it!
AFFLICTIONS Your biggest setback will be your short fuse and quick temper. The Argumentative Star has flown into your sector, giving you little patience with those who are not on the same page. Be a little more mindful of other people’s feelings, and you will get a lot further. You will be a lot happier this way as well.
LOVE TIP Be mindful of sweet temptations. The Dragon has a weakness and this is your ego! You fall easily for words of flattery, and this could cause you to fall prey to predatory seductions. Don’t succumb to an illicit affair, which will do you more harm than good, and lead to complications which could be difficult to extricate yourself from.
LUCKY COLOURS Yellows, creams, and earth tones suit you best this year.
Your intrinsic element of Fire brings many admirers your way, and for some of you there could be an intensely passionate love affair waiting to start! For those of you with no strings attached, this could develop into something very special and long-term; but for others it could lead to some intense jealousy of an explosive nature. Those in steady relationships should refrain from playing with fire; it could lead to a truly calamitous outcome. Career luck looks promising. You enjoy mentor luck, with the support of those who matter. When making decisions, don’t rely on instinct alone; it pays to seek and heed advice from those qualified to give it.
POSITIVE INDICATIONS The Heaven Star is your luckiest indication this year, together with your Fire energy, which allows you to ride the flames of this fiery year very well indeed. Success and good fortune is within your grasp, and comes when you have the right people supporting you.
AFFLICTIONS The quarrelsome Wood Star is your biggest worry. Don’t let your tendency to argue get the better of you. Hold your tongue, learn to listen, and don’t be too eager to put your opinion forward. There is no need to sound clever or to make your presence felt; sometimes staying silent will make the biggest impact.
LOVE TIP The Snake is never short of admirers, and this year is no different. You may find it more difficult to settle down with any one person if there are too many showing interest. Your best move now is to take things slow. Don’t rush into anything before you are truly ready or you may regret it.
LUCKY COLOURS Earth colours are best this year. Reds can work well, but for some of you it could mean too much fire.
Jennifer Too is the CEO of World of Feng Shui and co-author of the Fortune and Feng Shui series of books with her mother, Lillian Too.
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