The Year of the Fire Rooster is a good time to have a baby, according to feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez.
“The Rooster is very charismatic, one of the romance signs of the zodiac. The ruling star of the year is the Romance Star. It’s a good year for relationships, to get married, to have a baby. Those planning to have a child should not wait until the Year of the Dog (in 2018),” said Fernandez.
The feng shui maven explained that the 60-year Chinese zodiac has only two signs where children are born with the twin gifts of academic luck and inborn benefactor luck—the Fire Rooster this year, and the Water Rabbit in 2023.
“Academic luck means the child will never have need for tutoring; they will be very smart kids with a quest for knowledge,” Fernandez said.
Benefactor luck indicates that Fire Rooster children “will always have someone to support them and help them,” she added.
Out of the box
The Fire Rooster’s academic star also bodes well for businesses and creative people who do not resort to conventional solutions.
“This year, we will be looking at a lot of innovations especially in the media, the Web… Those who are capable of thinking out of the box, of being flexible and being quick, are the ones who will succeed,” Fernandez added.
Like other feng shui practitioners, Fernandez talked about “Flying Stars” or energies that occupy and influence directions.
The East sector of any environment, for example, has the Wealth Star, which delivers monetary gains for the occupant of the room or office facing this direction.
Trouble is, the Wealth Star is accompanied by three Killer Stars, “which means wealth comes and goes just as easily. So be careful of your money or investments. The more conservative and less risk, the better,” she advised.
Also considered inauspicious directions this year are the South, Southwest, West and Northwest sectors.
“The areas that are not so lucky should be kept as quiet as possible. Don’t renovate, don’t hammer, don’t drill in these areas. Among the four, the South is not good, the Southwest comes second. The West is where the Rooster stays, so try not to disturb him because he is the emperor of the year,” Fernandez said.
Quick forecasts she gave include:
Rat: Be careful of small details because ignoring them could lead to bigger problems later.
Ox: There is an Achievement Star that helps the Ox, but gaining comes with a price.
Tiger: There is more money luck and a good star that helps turn bad into good.
Rabbit: In conflict with the Rooster this year, the Rabbit should approach all things with caution, watch out for injuries and spend judiciously.
Dragon: The Dragon is aided by the Benefactor, Prosperity and Collaboration Stars, so time to go out and shine!
Snake: Take a step back before making a decision and choose well who you should trust.
Horse: The Horse has both the Romance and Negative Romance Stars, making relationships “sweet and sour.” It helps to think straight in matters of the heart.
Goat: Impatience could make the Goat raise criticism that he cannot take back. Everything comes at the proper time.
Monkey: Health problems abound so it’s best to get enough sleep and rest to prepare for opportunities for movement and travel.
Rooster: Lucky stars in wealth and career, but relationships and health have to be approached with caution.
Dog: A benefactor, most likely male, can translate into good job potentials, a promotion or a change in roles.
Pig: There is a need to travel more so that negative stars do not have the time to catch up. Do not stay in one place for a long time.
Fernandez noted that today until the eve of the Chinese New Year this Friday is a good time for spring cleaning in the home.
“Start from the outside going in. Give the house a fresh coat of paint, trim all shrubbery, fix the garden and throw away things not used for a year. Otherwise, new things will not come in. To make changes in life, one needs to start in the home,” she said.—INQ