Core Energy of 2017
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In the Gregorian calendar, January is traditionally thought of as a time of “fresh starts” and “new beginnings.” However, the Chinese healing arts are centered on the cycles of the Chinese lunar and solar calendars. The overall annual Feng Shui analysis and forecast is based on the Chinese solar cycle, which generally begins around Feb 3-5. This year, it begins on Feb 4. Thousands of years of documentation of natural cycles have resulted in a sort of “actuarial” known as the Book of Changes (Yijing/I Ching), which is the basis for all of the Chinese healing arts, including Feng Shui. With that in mind, the following is an overview of the “core” influences of 2017 and how they interact. Keep in mind that this isn’t magic. It’s based on universally accepted theories of science and actuarial data. When working with energy there are many factors, of which commitment and intention are key. If the client commits to only partial recommendations, they may receive partial benefit or no benefit. After all, we are dealing with the energy on a whole…and the energy that the client brings is as important as that of the practitioner and any adjustments. Be intentional with your implementation…and be thorough.
This year’s basic energetic analysis takes several principles into consideration, including the Annual Afflictions, and the phases of the Five Elements in Xuan Kong Flying Stars. The relationships of the Five Elements are viewed as either productive or dominant. If they are productive, adjustments may enhance favorable outcomes or reduce unfavorable ones. When there is a dominant cycle/relationship, adjustments bring the dominance into a productive cycle, neutralizing unfavorable energy. Feng Shui understands that balance is achieved through the natural occurrence of yin and yang. Both light and darkness will always exist and a little of each exists in the other (consider the sunrise and sunset); therefore, attempting perfection can tip the natural balance. Too much darkness or too much sunshine can have equally negative effects. However, the goal is to neutralize that which is highly unfavorable and enhance opportunities for luck in health, relationships, and prosperity.
2016 was a “9” universal year and the completion of a 9-year cycle. Think back to 2007 for some insight into the energy of that. There was both a financial recession and political unrest. Additionally, Fire Monkey (clever but naughty) years have historically seen political and financial difficulty. Fortunately, my fully compliant, committed residential and business clients thrived through 2016, experiencing only a few bumps along the way. For the most part, they sailed through the year with minor tweaks, such as regular “energy clearing” to keep the vibration high. Even those who weren’t fully compliant experienced improvements…and even eventual successes.
In Xuan Kong Feng Shui, 9 is also the number associated with the element of fire. So, we had a double Fire year: The “yang” Fire Monkey in a Fire year. The intrinsic element of the unruly Monkey is metal, which was in a clash/dominant relationship with all the Fire of 2016. Additionally, the 2 Black Star (sickness) was in the Center Palace, which affects overall “wellness.” It brings challenges for physical illness and difficulties with the wellbeing of relationships and wealth accumulation. 2016 was fraught with lots of ups and downs and fiery energy both nationally and internationally. The 8 earth Period Star was the same element and the yin-yang energy of the two brought occasional harmony to this earth-laden Palace with the addition of the metal of the monkey. But the annual fire also fed the negative earth. With all of that it was a year of ups and downs. We have been (and likely will remain) on the edge of our seats…until the bitter end on a 9/fire day: Jan 27th, in accordance with the Chinese Lunar calendar. We will have a few days before the Solar New Year (Feng Shui) begins on February 4th but most people will feel the energy shifting around the Lunar new year on Jan 28…and it’s best to have all adjustments in place by February 3 @ 11:59pm. However, if you don’t, the sky is not going to fall on your head. But, if you begin to have negative experiences, it’s a good idea to step up the process to avert further unfavorable outcomes and to raise the vibration.
So, what else does 2017 hold in store, and how can we enhance personal and business opportunities?
2017 is a 1 universal year under the 10th zodiac sign (1+0=1) of the Rooster. Additionally, the 1 White Star flies to the Center Palace. Lots of 1s! Here’s how the energy of this “1” year breaks down:
- A 1 universal year is the beginning of a new cycle….and, yes, new beginnings!
- 1 is also associated with the Feng Shui element of water…which is an abundance element. Yay!
- 2017 will also be under the auspices of a yin fire element and the intrinsic metal element of the Rooster. Last year the yang fire was active, but this year is ruled by a less “fiery” yin energy.
- Additionally, water and fire are opposing elements, in a dominant cycle with water controlling fire.
- The fire is also a dominant phase over the metal of the rooster, which can reduce the basic characteristics of the Rooster (focus, punctuality & fidelity).
- The 1 White Star visits the Center Palace in 2017. We are so happy for this high vibration after the low vibration of the 2 Black Star in 2016! The 1 water element ushers in prosperity, wellness, clarity of thought, good relationships and knowledge. But there’s a dominant cycle between this Annual star and the Period star (8 earth). This opens opportunity for another year of discourse:
- The intrinsic 5 earth element of the Center Palace are not favorable, but the good qualities of the prevailing Period 8 Earth will modify the 5 earth and soften it (yin-yang theory). In order for the 1 water energy to prevail, metal is needed to create a productive cycle with the earth elements….restoring harmony where there was discourse.
- The combined elements for 2017 are fire (Year), earth (Period & Palace), metal (Rooster), and water (Annual). This productive cycle should balance the overall energy…but the addition of a metal element will further support a productive cycle.
What can you do to enhance opportunity in 2017? Keep the center of your home or office clean and well lighted. Add a metal water feature here to enhance opportunity for prosperity. This is also advantageous for students/study. A water feature outside the main door will favorably affect the life force (Qi/Chi) that enters your home or office. Water attracts and holds abundance and the negative ions beneficially charge the Qi entering your home or business.
Due to the location of unfavorable Annual Afflictions, it is suggested that you don’t undertake any construction or digging (even construction in the neighborhood around your building) in the Northwest, Southeast, East, & West. Repairs are understandable, but renovations are not recommended in these areas or buildings that sit in these directions. The South and Northwest Palaces are visited by the least favorable stars this year. The 5 Yellow Star (the lowest vibration/least auspicious) flies to the South Palace and the 2 Black illness star that ruled the Center Palace last year flies to the Northwest. If either of these Palaces are in a bathroom or laundry the energy will be drained. If they are in an area where you spend a lot of time (such as a bedroom or office) or the main entry, you may want to move to another room/use another entrance (especially in the case of the 5 star). Adding Moving Metal (such as a clock with metal movement) will help neutralize the effects of the unfavorable earth element. But it’s best to keep activity here quiet, especially the South Palace. No slamming of doors or loud noises. If you can’t avoid using these areas, add plants (wood dominates earth) along with the metal that reduces the earth. Under no circumstances should there be construction in or around the South Palace…nor should you hang metal wind chimes here which can beckon harsh energy.
If you missed the December newsletter with the Intro to the Year of the Fire Rooster, you can find that article here.
For a more comprehensive look at the rest of the Eight Mansions, I’ll be holding a workshop on January 12th. Information about that workshop is in the newsletter and posted in EVENTS. If you can’t attend the workshop, I’ll be posting a video workshop after the 12th.