Mandala Feng Shui SPACE AS MEDICINE
Year of FIRE Rooster Overview Part 1
The Chinese Calendar is magnificent in its festive Lunar start to the New Year of the Female (Yin) FIRE Rooster on January 28, 2017 and the important detail of the Solar start on February 3, 2017, which is the basis for the start for those born in this 2017 year of Yin FIRE Rooster sign.
For a significant part of the globe, this annual celebration is observed in places as remote as Tibet and cosmopolitan as Tokyo, for many Asian cultures have their own versions of what is largely associated with the Chinese culture but which includes many other Asian cultural variations too.
New Years Day is the absolutely the most important day of the year in ,any Asian cultures. Top of the New Years “to do” list is deep cleaning the house, annual ceremonial home space clearings & blessings, annual astrology timing analysis to plan timing, decisions & important occasions, painting the front door, paying off debts, buy new red & gold clothes which are the traditional colors of happiness & prosperity, wearing new clothes on New Years day, presenting crisp new money in Red Envelopes to all the children in the household, and preparing sweet & savory dishes for a New Years feast are just a sampling.
So while most people did not escape 2016’s Male (Yang) FIRE Monkey’s surprisingly raucous business pace and with so many of the twists, turns & surprises that came quite literally, out of the blue, business chi/energy will continue to bring strong benefit in the upcoming 2017 Female (Yin) FIRE Rooster.
A Chinese Proverb says, 'First Avoid the Negative… then Enhance the Positive'. It is important to know that we all have a say in how we handle the fortunes of every year, and applying the timeless wisdom of Feng Shui is a proven tool for navigating greater success in the ever changing landscape of time. So even if it’s challenging “out there” we have time tested tools to help us, in any year, to reap wealth, health & harmonious relationships. Rooster promises to be equally as hard working as 2016 but perhaps a more highly prosperous year for many IF we mind our business or hold our beaks!
In a Rooster Year, all of the twelve (12) Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into the more auspicious Rooster traits. Loyalty, passion, commitment, hard work, family values, the excellence in money management, and top-notch appearances are just a few of the Rooster energetic signatures or characteristics that will be rewarded this 2017 year.
Feng Shui practices teach us keen awareness of going with the flow (The TAO) and deft application of the wisdom based and time tested tools for changing times (I CHING). In FIRE years it’s wise to make sure we activate some water in our environments, especially for Career/Life Path/Money protective flow but also carefully indulging in personal care, conservation minded rejuvenating water spa activities, or hiking a beach is also a very healthful balance to this yearly heat signature. Adapting now integrated wellness strategies that will allow us to be truly living balance by the summer (ruled also by FIRE element) will help ensure greater personal wellness into the fall and into next winter.
Keep in mind, that the less auspicious Rooster traits will also be energetically present in 2017 and so avoiding them at all costs paves the way for greater success for us all.
2017 FIRE Rooster will bring many lessons in focused motivation and multi-talents in the workplace, and for many people, their careers and relationships will hold many new opportunities as Roosters are very fertile and hardworking creatures. In 2017 humble, conservative, joyful, careful, and consistent hard work reaps the harvest as does holding back one’s criticisms, not judging others hastily, letting go of the impulse to control others and always needing to be in the right. Equanimity and diplomacy rule supreme.