The year 2015 is the Year of the Green or Wooden Sheep that starts on February 19. Each of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac has unique characteristics and each year corresponds to one animal. The current year corresponds to the Sheep.
In addition to the 12-year cycle corresponding to each of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there are five elements—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—that are associated with their own “life force” or “chi.” This energy blends with the corresponding animal to determine that year’s fortune. In 2015, the corresponding element is Wood.
Wood is the element associated with all living things, the “spring” of life. Wood related to trees, which relate to color green.
The sheep is kind, tender and sympathetic. Sheep are also creative and elegant and because of their softer side, they are symbolic of peace and harmony.
According to Feng Shui expert Master Hanz Cua, this year is far better than 2014’s Year of the Horse, which was full of conflict and misunderstanding due to the dominant presence of the fire element.
Year 2015, he added, will be be a year of prosperity, luck and opportunity for many people. Green is also the year’s lucky color.
“Wearing green, painting the office color green, using green bags or using green color elements will enhance money and wealth luck,” Hanz said.
To enhance the lucky sectors, Cua suggested using a compass. “Go to the middle of the house or office and locate the various sectors,” said Cua.
The east is the victory sector while the center is the hostile and litigation sector. If the east is the sector where you can win in the lottery or any competition, the center would be quarrelsome and will have anger, irritation, mood swings, misunderstanding, and court cases. To avoid this, place a rose quartz and amethyst stone in the center sector to calm down energy.
Avoid the west sector for it is the misfortune sector this year. This is the most dangerous sector of the year so avoid renovation, ground breaking and too much noise in this sector. When activated this sector would bring mishaps, calamities, injuries, misfortunes and accidents. To avoid this, put any five stones of any kind inside a metal jar, metal object made of copper, brass, iron and the five elements of pagoda.
The northeast is the heaven sector for it will bring recognition, salary increase, promotion, unexpected good fortune, huge amount of unexpected money. It can be enhanced with six crystals or stones, wealth Buddha, auspicious symbols and saints.
Meanwhile, the north is the number one wealth sector of the home. If your main door is the north, use it frequently to activate prosperity, success, strong financial return, fame and recognition for family and home. Activate this corner, by placing fans, clock, TV, phone, water fountain or an eight rod wind chime.
For those who are looking for the love of their life, the northwest sector is the sector of love and study scholastic star. Singles should stay in the northwest sector to activate romance, while also students should study in this sector to enhance wisdom luck. To enhance the relationships of couples, their bed should be placed on this sector. To enhance luck for travel, stay in the northwest sector also. The enhancers for this sector are the rose quartz, abacus, or double happiness symbol.
For auspicious businesses, Cua suggested those dealing with wood and fire like textile, fashion, paper, rubber, and wood. Restaurants and businesses involving technology and new ideas will continue to flourish the same with publishing companies, magazines and newspapers.
Despite his predictions, Cua reminded that those who expect to be lucky and prosperous this year should remember that hard work and determination are still important to achieve success and prosperity.