LUCK & LOVE IN 2014 Jen­nifer Too re­veals the se­crets of the Horse year

Gal­lop into the Year of the Wood Horse. By Jen­nifer Too.

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Horse

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.

Sheep

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.

Mon­key

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.

Rooster

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.

Dog

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.

Boar

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.

Rat

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.

Ox

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.

Tiger

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.

Rab­bit

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.

Dragon

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.

Snake

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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