The Year 2018 is known as The Year of the Yang Earth Dog — WU XU. Dog is the 11th animal in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and is part of the Earth cycle in the cycle of the season of five elements in Feng Shui. In the Year 2018, as per the advanced school of Feng Shui referred to as a Destiny Analysis or Four Pillars of Destiny — Bazi (Phat chee) the two main elements in clash are Earth against Earth. The elements are symbolised as Yang Earth element sitting on top of Yang Earth Dog.
Element Yang Earth signifies boulders, rocks and interprets as reliability, solidity and contemplation. However as the elements in clash is Earth against Earth it would be a year which would call for lot of efforts to achieve the goals and overcome obstacles. It would be a year of completions and would not be advisable to make new beginnings. The efforts will not be in vain as the path of progress would give the joy of scaling mountain peak unveiling a breathtaking view. Do not be deterred by the obstacles but pursue your aspirations and goals with focus and determination. Most importantly being calm and co-operative would be the essential quality needed for the year, especially for Zodiac Snake, Sheep, Tiger and Horse. The zodiacs which will have to protect and defend from the afflictions are Dog, Dragon, Monkey and Rat. However with proper protection and care the afflicted zodiac sign can also smoothly sail through the year. Zodiac signs Dog, OX, Dragon and Sheep can carry a pendant of Rabbit to seek support of the zodiac and defend from the yearly affliction.
The Industry forecast for the year 2018 based on the strength and weakness of the Five elements in clash and combine with the year element postulates Wood Industry like publishing, agriculture, plantation will do excellent, Metal industries such as mining, computers, airline, jewellery and heavy engineering will do well. Earth Industries relating to property, real estate, construction, hotel will have to face competition, Fire Industry such as stocks, entertainment, restaurants will be able to sustain and Water Industry pertaining to banking, shipping, transport will have to stay afloat with existing prospects.
To ensure that the home is well protected apart from the advice for the individual zodiac, following basic Feng Shui corrections would be extremely beneficial.
- Place a metal wulou or suspend 6 Chinese coins with red tassel at the West of the house to overcome #2 illness star
- Suspend 6 rods metal wind chime at the North of your home to counter #5 Misfortune star also referred to in Feng Shui as Five Yellows.
- Place a red décor at North East of the living to counter the #3 Disputes/Quarrel/argument star.
- Place 3 bamboo stems in a vase with water at East of the living to protect the house from violence or robbery star.
- Place water feature at South East to activate good luck and wealth or place a bowl with gem stones.
- A figurine of pair of birds or ducks at South of living can activate relationship/romance.
Adapting simple and practical Feng Shui tips for the home and individual zodiac the Year of Earth Dog can be transformed into a very auspicious and prosperous year.
In short by adapting Feng Shui we can sail through smoothly as it is easy to surf with Feng Shui than to fight the tides of time.