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    Posted by Dorine King on February 2nd, 2019 in Chinese New Year

    2019 Year of the Yin Earth Pig

    Yin Earth Pig

    2019 is the year of the Yin Earth Pig and it begins February 4.  This year the Solar New Year begins on February 4, 2019 at 12:00am and Lunar New Year begins on February 4, 2019  at 11:00pm.  Lunar New Year should begin begin before Solar New Year, if it does not that means it is a “blind year.”  2019 is a Blind Year.  This means we may have a lack of clarity, feel just a bit out of step, our energy may feel mixed up and we may feel like we are not moving forward.

    Who Is a Pig?

    You are a Pig if you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.  (However, if you were born before February 4, you were born in the previous year and would be a Dog.)  Pigs are generally very lovely people, they enjoy life, very smart, realistic, they have fun, don’t rush into anything, not real spontaneous, don’t worry about things and are pretty OK with themselves.  They are all about “being” not necessarily “doing.”

    It’s All Elemental

    The Pig carries with it the Water element and energy.  This is an Earth year.  When you put the element energy together with the year energy, you see that Earth obstructs Water, dams water and can change the direction of Water.  Earth controls Water.  In 2019, you may feel like you are not moving forward and may even feel like you are moving backward, but don’t worry, if you feel this way, use this year to plan and prepare for next year.  Last year was a Yang Earth year, this year is a Yin Earth year.  The energy will be a bit softer – think of the energy of “Mother Earth.”  On the outside, the year of the Yin Earth Pig will be peaceful and relaxing, but there will be an undercurrent

    The Nobleman

    For those of you born in years that end in 6 or 7, you have the Nobleman in your chart this year.  He is a great friend to have.  His help and support will help to negate a challenging year.

    Who Should Be Cautious?

    If you are a Horse, be very cautious in this year of the Yin Earth Pig.  Dot your “I’s” and cross your “T’s.”  Be extra careful and check, check and double check.

    If you are a Snake, Rooster or Monkey, this will be a VERY challenging year.  If you are thinking about big projects, proceed with caution, expect delays, perhaps build that house next year, put it on hold and spend this year planning and organizing.

    The Pig and the Tiger – BFF’s

    The Tiger is the best friend of the Pig.  So that the Pig recognizes you as a friend instead of a foe, carry an image of a Tiger.  Put a Tiger figurine or image on your desk, and/or on your nightstand.  If you feel you need extra friends, look to the Three Harmonies of the Sheep, Rabbit and Pig.

    Flying Star

    Each year has an energy called the Flying Star.  Flying Star is all about change over time.  Flying Star is significant to the yearly energies and forces of Feng Shui.

    In Flying Star we look at Astrology and Feng Shui to find the best way to interpret the celestial and earthly forces.  Concept of time is both positive (Yang) and negative (Yin), which means that everything has its proper time and purpose.  Flying Star interprets which part of the cycle of time is in effect.  This runs in a 60 year cycle.  This can be used to determine the energies for a house, a building, a day, a month, or a year.  We will look at the YEAR energies for 2019.

    Magic Square or Lo Shu

    To begin with, we look at the Magic Square otherwise known as the Lo Shu.  This is a pattern that was originally found on the back of a turtle shell and considered auspicious.

     

     

     

     

     

    The dots on the back of the turtle shell were translated into numbers.  As you can see, no matter which way you add the numbers together, they add up to 15 – hence, the Magic Square!

     

     

     

    2019 Flying Stars

     

    Each year the numbers “fly” to a different spot.  This is the chart for 2019.

     

     

     

     

    Each number has a specific energy.  We will only look at the 4 numbers (and their 2019 direction) that are of concern:  3; 7; 5; and 2.  The following is a very simple explanation and without going into detail.

    • Three (3) is symbolic of Robbery and is protected by the color red (we use a Feng Shui Red Envelope).
    • Seven (7) is symbolic of Scandals and Quarrels, and is protected by a plant (traditionally bamboo).
    • Five (5) is an Earth number of Misfortune that we NEVER want to activate so we drain it and move the energy along with a metal wind chime.
    • Two (2) is another Earth number of Illness, so we drain it with a string of six metal coins.

    The following gives you a chart, with the flying stars and the traditional adjustments.  If you don’t have the items to make the corrections, I suggest you purchase them and place them in the appropriate sector of your home.

    The Grand Duke the Three Killings and the Year Breaker

    We are moving into the year of the Yin Earth Pig.  This year the Grand Duke is in the Northwest.  We don’t want to face, nor do we want our backs to the Grand Duke (do not face Northwest or Southeast when sitting at your desk). The Three Killings are in the West, Northwest and Southwest and the Year Breaker is in the Southeast.  Minimize activity in these areas of your home – In 2019 Do not do major renovations in the West, Northwest or the Southeast.

    Accentuate the Positive

    While there are areas we want to be aware of and correct for this year, there are also areas we want to spend time in and enhance.  We want to encourage the positive energy along with Wealth and Prosperity and to promote harmony and good communication within the family.

    • In the West, we have a 1 Victory Star.  To enhance the West, add colorful flowers or a healthy water plant.
    • The Center holds the 8 Prosperity Star and is all about money and because it is in the Center, it sets the tone for the year.  Honor your center with a round faceted crystal, a beautiful painting, or in another way that feels appropriate.
    • The Northwest holds the Future Prosperity/Happiness Star 9.  Enhance this with red or pink.  For instance, place 9 red roses in a vase – being sure there are no thorns on the stems.

    Do Something Special for Chinese New Year

    For Chinese New Year, eat some good food, bless your home, clear your clutter, and remember, if you want Good Luck, do one good deed every day.

    My husband and I will begin our celebration on Sunday, February 3, 2019, with a Hot Pot meal.  On Monday, February 4 (Chinese New Year Eve) between the hours of 11:00pm and 1:00am, we will make those yearly adjustments listed above.  We will continue our celebration throughout the upcoming days with some fun activities, cooking, and of course, lots of eating!  How will you celebrate Chinese New Year?

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