“It’s going to be a very challenging year because the elements of water and earth are missing in the charts,” Allen explained. She further says, “an aggressive Horse year may spark serious conflicts and clashes.”
In fact, she added, the country’s government officials may see a year of intense power struggles.
Despite all these conflicts, Allen pointed out that the first two quarters of the year would be good and she advises, “business expansion is good in the first half.”
Restaurants and marketing industries will flourish. The mining industry that involves gems and precious metals would be stable.
But she warned that the second half of the year is another story. She advises businessmen to take it slow and be very careful with their business ventures.
Romance is in the air
The Year of the Wooden Horse is a love year, according to Allen. She is positive that this is a very good year to get married because wedding this year will bring good fortune to the families of the bride and groom and a good year to start a new family.
For married couples, extra-marital flings should be avoided.
Many people would suffer from lung and chest ailments. People should be careful about possible limb injuries caused by sharp objects.
Avoid bad luck and attract better opportunities. Allen suggests cures and enhancers available to address our specific needs for 2014. She suggests each one to refer to his or her individual forecasts though Fortune and Feng Shui books available at WOFS stores.
Allen makes sure she practices what she preaches. “I am confident that feng shui works. I got my British citizenship sooner that expected despite many odds.” Allen was also given the title Master of Feng Shui by the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA) recently.
Feng shui designs
Allen believes that what you wear can attract good fortune wherever you are so she created Frigga fashion line. Please see related story on page C4.
For individual animal sign, the international Feng Shui master Marites Allen forecasts the following on the Year of the Wooden Horse.
RAT (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Career: Keep still and let things be. Don’t be too hard on yourself and just go with the flow.
Wealth: Have a festive February and start the Year of the Wooden Horse right to help shift your luck for the better.
Health: Rat is in direct conflict with the Horse so you are prone to illness this year.
Relationship: Though forecast in your love life is very promising, beware of “predatory types.”
OX (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Career: Keep focused and this year will be a year of success with a possible windfall but be careful with some afflicted stars in your sector.
Wealth: Ox-born people will be superlatively lucky in 2014 with charts promising success and great vitality.
Health: Be wary of some afflicted stars in your sector. They could bring treacherous people into your life.
Relationship: You can count on your strong spiritual force and excellent success luck to hurdle all the negative indications.
TIGER (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Career: Your hard work will be rewarded.
Wealth: Good fortunes are just there to be tapped, that can bring some income luck or even a windfall. But be careful, you may also lose some because of betrayal.
Health: Be physically and mentally strong because this is a stressful year. Taking a nice vacation is a good idea. Do not let negative energies get the better of you.
Relationship:Single tigers are in for a good relationship. They should consider marrying within the year.
RABBIT (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Career: The year 2014 will be better, including a promotion.
Wealth:There is big money luck for some brought by the Big Auspicious Star in your chart.
Health:Take extra care of yourself though, so that the illness star does not derail your chances at success.
Relationship: Your relationships will remain amicable and more rewarding.
DRAGON (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)
Career: This is a challenging year for you. There are two things you have to guard against this year: the quarrelsome star and obstacles on your way to success.
Wealth: Your wealth will be okay but be careful with your words. Avoid conflicts this year.
Health: Your energy level and inner strength are both strong, so you will still perform at your best.
Relationship: Be calm to avoid depression and focus on loving yourself first. Be patient and do not go out to look for love.
SNAKE (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
Career: Use your skills wisely and analyze things before doing anything rash.
Wealth: People born in the Year of the Snake are going to be “blessed by the heavens” all throughout the year.Your money luck is good. You also have super strong success luck.
Health: Remember that your energy level is low this year, making even small problems seem big.
Relationship: With your charm, you will have many admirers and a love affair is possible this year. But be careful with your other friends because you also attract jealousy.
HORSE (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
Career: This is a mixed year for the Year of the Horse. On one hand, you have lucky stars behind you. Success in politics is likely for those in pursuit of that field.
Wealth: Abundance and prosperity are there
Health: Meanwhile, you are not at your best physically and mentally. Stress can wear you down if you don’t guard against it.
Relationship: You need to lean on others whose life and spiritual forces are stronger.
SHEEP (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
Career: Enjoy a smooth ride this year. Your self-confidence gets a boost and you are blessed with the Victory Star in your chart. You will discover skills you never thought you had.
Wealth: Financially, this is a fortunate year for Sheep. They will enjoy stable financial fortune with abundant profits in business incomes.
Health: Due to the appearance of the sickness star within the sign, Sheeps must pay special attention to their health and schedule a medical checkup after the lunar New Year.
Female Sheeps have to beware of gynecological problems.
Relationship: Romantic sparks with the opposite gender are ignited easily. Single Sheeps will enjoy a congenial relationship and married Sheeps will enjoy harmony and sweet family life.
MONKEY (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
Career: This is a tough year for Monkeys. They should have a very strong will and determination to work hard and even double their efforts and time to work.
Wealth: Money luck is weak this year so they have to be very careful so that they will not be cheated.
Health: Unfortunately, the health of Monkeys will be quite weak both physically and mentally.
Relationship: On love matters, the romantic star is dim.
ROOSTER (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
Career: Take comfort in the effects of the Victory Star in your chart. Social life will be more active and you’ll have renewed popularity and the support of colleagues at work.
Wealth: It is beneficial for them to make investments. Start a new business or purchase properties.
Health: Roosters should have enough rest and pay special attention to their diet and hygiene to avoid sickness.
Relationship: This will be a very romantic year for Roosters. They can get along well with the opposite gender with a relationship that is enriching and exciting.
DOG (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
Career: Conserve your energy and be alert to possibilities because there are some pleasant surprises ahead. In this year of Fire energy, even small opportunity can grow into something big.
Wealth: They have pretty good luck. Their investments will bring satisfactory profits.
Health: There will be health issues to guard against. Physical and mental stress will make you moody and less motivated.
Relationship: On love affairs, this is a fortunate year for Dogs in romance. Romance life is enriching and full of varieties. They will be quite attractive this year and they will have a busy social life with many activities.
BOAR (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Career: You will be oozing with self-confidence as the result of a favorable combination of stars in your chart.
Wealth: Luck of the Pigs is fair.
Health: Physically and spiritually, you are at your peak.
Relationship: Your romance luck also has positive indications but you need to be careful about the Five Yellow that could cause obstacles and betrayals.