The Year of the Dog, 2018, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two Chinese characters – with Yang earth sitting on top of Dog which is also earth. So it is a double earth year with Earthly branch supporting Heavenly stem on top.
Feng Shui energies change from year to year. Therefore, it is necessary to watch out for the re-allocation of good and bad energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions if some bad energy happens to arrive at important locations of our residence or offices. In the year of the Dog, the bad energy called “Five Yellow” – symbolizing obstacles and misfortune, arrives at the North. It is recommended that one hangs a metal wind chime in the North of the house to dissolve this bad energy. The worst months will be in July, October, 2018. Another bad star number 2, symbolizing sickness, will arrive in the west in 2018. The traditional method to dissolve this 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins in the affected area in the west of the house. The Grand Duke this year is in the North West, hence it is not favourable to “move earth” or make substantial construction work in this direction. It is also not recommended for one to sit with back against North as you will be sitting against the unfavourable energy called “Three Shars” or “Three Killings”. The South East is the “Crash position” against the Grand Duke which is also not good to sit. The bad star 3 is a star of conflict and robbery. This is present in the north east. It is necessary to put a piece of red paper in this position to minimize such bad influence. Also the bad star 7, representing scandals is in the East, the traditional solution for this bad star 7 is to place 3 piece of bamboo plant grown in clear glass vase of water in the East location.
The annual star 9 located in the centre is the Trigram Fire. As such, it is anticipated that more fire related disaster can happen in 2018 and the affected area could be Central and north area and. This will often affect countries in the North as well as Middle East and countries and regions with name “Central”, this may include China as well as the name of China is Central Country. The White House has it is front entrance facing North, with the presence of bad star 5 yellow in 2018, there will be more obstacles.
Another not so good month to watch out is April 2018 Yang fire Dragon month in clash against the year of Yang earth Dog with flying star 2 and 5 in West. With serious clash of heavy earth element, one can expect earth disasters such as earthquake and landslide more easy to occur in western region of the world.
(Excerpt from the article “Year of the Dog” by Raymond Lo , issued on November 14, 2017)