In reference to the Chinese calendar the Chinese New Year begins on 4th February 2011 until 3rd February 2012. It should be clarified that in Feng Shui we work with the Hsia calendar or the Solar Calendar whilst Chinese New Year celebrations are based on the Lunar calendar which falls on the 03rd February for 2011.

Feng Shui energies change from year to year, therefore it is necessary to watch for the re-allocation of positive and negative energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions when the negative energy happens to arrive at important locations of our home and/or office or affects our Four Pillars (Chinese Astrology).

For clients who have already received a full consultation I highly recommend an annual update as you must consider your home’s own Flying Star chart and the interaction between it and the annual stars.

If you are born in the year of the Rooster, Rat or Rabbit or have them anywhere in your Four Pillars chart it is best to wear a Dog Pendant for the whole of 2011 as it will help to harmonise any challenges you may experience, as you may find 2011 more challenging than previous years.

The Rabbit in Chinese astrology is also “Peach Blossom” or “Flower of Romance”. As such, it will also be a year of more sex scandals and sexual affairs. Such a year is also good for entertainment business and glamorous business as “Flower of Romance” also means attraction to the opposite sex.

The animals combining with the Rabbit year are the Dog, the Pig, and the Goat. These animals are into a year of harmony. However, such animal astrology is not totally reliable as the system is not recognized as a formal type of fortune-telling. For more reliable assessment of ones fortune in the year of the Rabbit, it is recommended that one checks their full Four Pillars of Destiny which requires full birth data information of the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth.As the animal signs can appear in all four pillars in a person’s birth data, the clash and penalty relationship with the Rabbit will not only cause impact on people born in the year of Rooster and Rat and Rabbit. Such clash and penalties can also impact any one who has such animals in the birth month, or day or hour.

Flying Star Feng Shui, 2011

The two most important and challenging energies to be aware of and remedy are the very challenging 5 yellow, symbolizing obstacles and misfortune located in the East and the challenging sickness energy of the 2 in the South. The energy of the 5 is the most negative energy of all the flying stars and you will need to use a brass metal wind chime in the East sector of the garden and metal bells in the East sector of your home. Hang them on a door or drawer that is used regularly to help suppress this negative energy and avoid the colour red in the East area for 2011.

The number 2 flying star represents sickness and you will need a brass calabash and/or Six Chinese coinslocated in the South sector of the house for 2011. These are to aid in absorbing the negative sickness energy. Be extra careful if your main door is located in the East or the South sector in 2011.

The Grand Duke this year is in the East whilst the Three Killings is located in the West, hence it is not favourable to “move earth” or make substantial construction work in these sectors. It is also not recommended for one to sit with back against West as you will be sitting against the unfavourable energy””. If this is unavoidable place a Dragon Tortoise facing East as it is said to appease the Grand Duke. The Pi Xiu can also be used for this purpose.

The positive energies of the 8 and 9 are located in the North west and the West sectots so if your front door or bedroom is located here you may find good opportunities coming your way for 2011 to improve your wealth, health and/or relationships. ‘

It is important to remember that the annual flying stars are best to use in conjunction with the period star and the flying star of the building.

If you have already had a Feng Shui consultation please book your annual update now otherwise you can get a remote consultation which will include the analysis for 2011!

For more details about the year ahead please visit Master Raymond Lo’s article on the Year of the Rabbit