Chinese Lunar New Year falls on the 3rd of February 2011. However, this
year the Rabbit will only arrive on the following day, 4th of February
2011 at 1232 hours. This year round it is a Yin Metal Rabbit. It is also
known as a white fur Rabbit. The last time it appeared was in the year
1951. Some of you may not even be born yet.
In 2010 it
was Yang Metal over Yang Wood. For the year 2011 it is Yin Metal over
Yin Wood. It is yet another year of conflict. Yin Metal is more subtle
and is similar to a small knife as compared to Yang Metal.
since small knives are normally hidden, on the surface it may appear peaceful.
But once provoked it implies potential hidden threats. As such, there
may be more continuous international terrorist threats. Beware
of undercover robberies and petty thieves. Guard your homes with alarm
and security. Emerging countries are also a potential threat to the world
economy. With Metal and Wood in conflict there will be more disputes among
the neighboring countries over territorial rights. Youngsters will be
more aggressive and new emergence of younger gangsters. Pay more attention
to your teenage children.
Main Attributes of People Born in the Year of the Rabbit
“Rabbits by nature are gentle and patient.”
is the fourth of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac and corresponds
to the Earthly Branch Mao ?, the 2nd lunar month and it governs the hours
between 0500 to 0700. Rabbits by nature are gentle and patient. They are
loved by children. They will never jump into projects without mindful
thoughts. Rabbit people have a winning character, adorable and generally,
nobody wants to harm them.
turn their enemies into friends. The element for Mao is Yin Wood. Unlike
Yang Wood, Yin Wood is like small plants, fern, creepers and flowers,
it is subtle and flexible. It tends to depend on others and preferably
beside a Yang Wood to climb high. They will not have many financial worries.
Because of their subtle nature, they will have many friends around them.
Rabbits are not risk takers, therefore they dislike speculation.
Year Pillar Forecast:
Metal is sitting over Yin Wood. According to the 5 elemental relationships,
Metal and Wood is in conflict. Yin Metal is equivalent to a small
knife; sharp and swift in strike. Yin Wood resembles small plants
though subtle but flexible. Imagine that during a heavy storm,
the tall trees will fall first.
Metal and Yin Wood in conflict implies that disputes may even
occur over minor issues. Therefore, be mindful and avoid offending
others. Minor errors may lead to serious consequences. Unlike
Yang Metal, Yin Metal is sharp and vicious. This year there will
be more international protests over unpopular government policies
globally. Also, do be prepared for new rulings at work or from
“Be prepared for new rulings at work or from your superiors.”
It is also
believed that the Wealth deity, Cai Shen Ye will arrive on Earth on Lunar
New Year’s eve to reward those who appease him. Cai Shen Ye will
be at the North direction for 2011. As usual on this day, people will
gather at temples all over Singapore to usher in the arrival of Cai Shen.
They believe if you pay respect to Cai Shen will bring you extra wealth
luck for the rest of the year. I think there is some truth in this belief.
You cannot imagine the crowds at the many temples on that night.
“It is advised not to ‘move earth’
at the east sector of your house.”
the official Grand Duke is
Fan Ning and hails from the East direction. In Chinese religious belief,
every year, the King of Heaven will send an auditor (Grand Duke) to record
on the unruly behavior of earthly beings and report them for future reprimand.
Perhaps this is also a form of warning to those who are intending to be
ruthless. As this is not a religious article I will not delve into details
on this topic.
It is believed that those born in the year of Rooster:
are deemed to be in conflict with the Grand Duke (Tai
Sui). This year the Tai Sui is at the East (90 degrees). In Chinese religious
belief, you should not offend the Tai Sui. The Chinese believe that offending
the Tai Sui will bring bad luck and disasters. It is therefore advised
not to ‘move earth’ at the east sector of your house. To do
so is akin to knocking on the Tai Sui’s head.
the Tai Sui the Chinese in particular those born in the year of the Rooster
will visit the temples to make offering and prayers. This annual ritual
is still very popular in Singapore. You may wish to witness this event
at the ever popular Waterloo Street Temple. For me I prefer to watch at
the Goddess of Mercy Temple in Balestier Road. See you there!
Shui practice, it is also not advisable to carry out any unnecessary
major renovation works at the East sector or for houses facing east.
Should you need to do so, do consider selecting an auspicious date.
being in conflict with the Rabbit is not necessary inauspicious.
In conflict means those born in the year of Rooster is in direct
clash with the Rabbit. In Bazi divination we call this the 6-clash
(Liu Zhong). Therefore, people born in the year of Rooster are deemed
to be directly in conflict with the Rabbit (Rabbit clashes with
my opinion, a clash on the birth year is not necessary bad. In advanced
4 pillars of destiny analysis, we have to consider our total birth
data, i.e. taking into consideration the year, month, day and hour
of birth – also known as Bazi or 8 characters. You can check
it out with the Hsia Calendar. Nowadays, there are numerous software
readily available for this conversion. More details are available
in my book ‘Unveil Your Destiny’ which is published
by Asiapac Books.
Killings, also known as the San Sha is at the West sector. If your house
is sitting on West it is deemed to be sitting on San Sha. Avoid renovation
works at this sector. Please note to avoid having the San Sha behind you
in any year. You may however Face or Confront the San Sha. In one of the
advanced Feng Shui techniques, it states:
prosper you need to confront the San Sha.”
Do not attempt
this technique unless you are familiar with this theory. Personally, I
have never attempted it.
Accordingly, in Four Pillars theories, the following people
are also in conflict with the Rabbit;
Rooster – Direct clash (6 Clash)
2. Rat – Ingratitude clash (Persecuting Clash)
3. Dragon – Conflicted clash
4. Horse – Related clash
These four groups of people may face obstruction
in their work this year. Be mindful while driving. Pay more attention
to your health, in particular the stomach.
Dog is also a friend of the Rabbit. In terms of symbolic Feng Shui,
you can carry a dog pendant with you or you may place it at the
East sector of your house.
of the Rabbit are:
Ram + Pig and Rabbit
general, those born in the year of the Dog are luckier this
year. However, you still have to look into your total birth
2. Tiger + Dragon and Rabbit
Four Pillars of Year 2011
in this set of four pillars there consist of three Metals, three Wood,
one Water and one Fire element.
are three Metal on the stems with three Wood at the branches. Metal in
Spring season is imprisoned and weak. Though there are 3 Metal on the
stems it has no roots. Wood is in season and is further supported by Water.
This year, Metal and Wood is in conflict. Water element is the buffer
between Metal and Wood, while Fire will attack Metal and the needed Earth
element is hidden inside the three Earthly branches E7 and E3.
Implications of the 4 Pillars
Metal and Wood is
in conflict. If we take Metal as the west and Wood as east, it implies
the west (USA) will continue to position their power on the Eastern countries
in particular China and the Asian regions. As Wood is stronger than Metal,
President Obama may face resistance and pressure from China and is unlikely
to subdue the strong and robust growth in the eastern region such as China
and Southeast Asia.
They have to seek
the support of Earth (China) and gather more international support. Recently,
President Obama has been touring to various countries to gather support
for their ageing economies. But Earth is stored in the Fire E7 and Wood
E3. E3 forms a half combination with E7. Fortunately Fire will not materialize
as there is no Fire on the stem in particular in the months of E3, E7
and E11. Fire will be strengthened in mid summer (June and July). USA
may face much resistance from China on the issue with the re-valuation
of the RMB, among other political matters. Earth is still the needed element
to support Metal. China will still be the ‘big boss’.
and Wood in conflict this year there will be more issues arising on financial
industries. Further stringent control will be imposed on global business
operations in particular on the financial and investment sectors. Property
markets will face stiff competition. Gold prices will continue to rise
in Q3. Oil prices will remain stable until Q2.
be more street protests around the world on their respective Government’s
new policies. Obviously this will not happen in Singapore. International
issues on protecting planet Earth and climate warming will continue to
be the main topic of the year.
On a side
note, as we are approaching the 2012 doomsday forecast this will also
be another contention topic. In my opinion this is unlikely to happen
as already stated in my 2010 forecast.
Hexagram for 2011
“Erosion. Now is not a good time to
is the off-spring
of the mother Hexagram Chien. It is of the element Metal.
means erosion. There will be more continuous landslides and flooding.
Earthquakes are likely to happen in the months of October and November.
Mountain (Gen )
is weak sitting on a heap of Earth (Kun ).
International support may be reduced. World banks may be more conservative
on their loans.
In business, do not depend too much on your supporters.
This year they may withdraw their regular support with you. You may have
to look for new customers and suppliers.
In this hexagram, there are two Wealth lines. The Sibling
line is missing. There are some ample opportunities to make money but
beware of hidden threats. The Sibling (robber) line is absent and hidden.
of this hexagram shows a young man (Ken) standing in front of an elderly
women (Kun). This year filial piety will be one of the main topics of
contention. Sons will be more filial to their parents.
will be marrying younger men. There will be more male childbirth this
year. Young men also advised to be mindful, avoid falling traps into extra
hexagram depicts the time of sunset with one yang line sitting on 5 yin
lines. The top yang line is the single force of virtue and the 5 yin lines
is of evil force. The single yang line cannot withstand the strong advancing
negative force. This implies that one should not confront the evil directly.
By storing your energy in difficult time enables one to prepare for renewal’.
– Abstract from the Book of Changes.
reminds us not to compete or confront with persons of inferior virtue.
Be mindful and avoid quarrels. When problems arise try to see the situation
clearly and act in accordance with it.
be international conflicts among neighboring countries. The recent disputes
between North and South Korea will require an independent mediator and
International support to avoid turning into a war.
23 means erosion and splitting apart. There will be major soil erosion
in north eastern regions with landslides. With 5 yin lines we will also
be expecting freak severe cold weather.
On the personal level, avoid unnecessary quarrels with colleagues. At
home, maintain harmony with family members. Be patient while driving.
Do not provoke others. Be mindful of your words.
mindful and avoid quarrels.”
The sign of Heaven and Earth is in conflict. More floods and earthquakes
expected. Forest fires are expected in the Southern and Eastern regions.
With expected tsunamis, more international efforts are required to discuss
on the rising of ocean water levels. Freak cold weather is expected in
north and north eastern regions.
Based on Huang Ji Jing Shi
format of time dimension we are currently in the 60 year cycle of Hexagram
50 Ding .
1984 – 2043
governs 60 years from 1984 to 2043 and each Yao or line governs 10 years
x 10 yrs – Hexagram 14, Da You
1994-2003 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 56, Lu
2004-2013 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 64, Wei Ji
2014-2023 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 18, Gu
2024-2033 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 44, Gou
2034-2043 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 32, Heng
Flying Stars for 2011
Flying Star- 7
the annual ruling star is 7 also known as Po Jun .
In age of 8, star 7 is a fading star. Last year, 2010 was 8 over 8. This
year with star 7 sitting over the ruling age star 8, star 7 is Metal draining
star 8 Earth. 8 is trigram Ken which represents a male teenager or a young
male. This may bring depression and injuries to male teenagers. If you
have growing teenage sons do keep an eye on their peer group activities.
be more protest and upheaval due to un-popular government new rulings.
Economic Growth will not be as vibrant as in 2010. Sexual diseases, HIV
and aids will on be the rise in the month of September and October. Do
beware of robbery and house break-ins. Avoid carrying too much cash when
traveling. Be careful whilst driving. More road accidents are expected
this year. The fire department will be busy attending to fire hazards
in the month of June and July.
7 represents the trigram Dui ,
also known as the lake. It also implies happiness, beautiful young women.
Number 7 is Metal. We expect that the IT industry will be launching a
bigger range of new communication products.
No 7 related industries are:
Star 7 is
good for speech related and communication industries. The body parts that
star 7 represent is the Mouth. Hence such industries like Singing and
acting industry, Concerts and road shows, Teaching and Law professions
will be popular. Metal Industries such as Gold, silver, jewelry, automobile
and steel related products will be in demand.
Transportation, Energy, Gas, Timber, Travel, Pulp and paper, stationery,
Publishing and media. These industries will face stiff competition and
is the preferred element, the property market industry demand and prices
will continue to rise till the Q2 of 2011 but at a slower pace compared
industries such as Gold and Silver will be in demand.”
Shui – Annual Flying Stars
is a lucky star, 1 White arriving at the northeast. If your door faces
this direction it will bring promotion, romance and academic recognitions.
You may place your study desk at NE. Place a bowl of clear water with
6 coins at this sector to enhance this star.
2 – South
2, the sickness star arrived at the South direction. If your main door
or bedroom windows face South hang a strand of 6 Metal ancient Chinese
coins to harmonize this star. Alternatively, you may place a metal object
or paint with white color or hang a golden color poster painting at this
3 – North
is a quarrelsome star. If your door faces North, place a red color floor
mat outside your main door entrance. Don’t paint red onto your door.
4 – South-west
This star, though a fading star is usable. It can trigger romance and
academic success. Use this area for your study corner. In the bedroom
at the SW sector place a stalk of flower in a vase by your bed side if
you are in romance moods.
5 – East.
This is another potent star also known as the 5 yellow star. If your door
faces east it could bring loss, sickness or poverty. To harmonize this,
the traditional cure is to hang a 6 rods metal wind-chime but sometimes
it is not appropriate as the chiming sounds may irritate your neighbors.
I normally recommend placing a gold colored floor mat outside the door.
Some prefer to stick 6 metal coins over the door.
6 – South-east
Star 6 is another fading star but since it is a white star it is usable
if you know the secret of this star. If this star is properly treated
it can bring promotion, travel and migration opportunities. Place a bowl
of ‘still’ water at this sector of your house.
7 - Centre
Star 7 is a robbery star. Beware of intrusion and fire hazard. Avoid having
red color at this sector. If it falls in your kitchen be mindful with
your stove and gas pipes. Make sure the gas switch is off when you finish
cooking. Remind your maids and family members as well.
8 – Northwest
This is the timely star and is also a good star. If your house main door
faces northwest, there will be opportunities for gaining wealth. Please
do not indulge in any gambling activities! If you have a water feature
outside your house make sure the water is kept fresh and clean. Check
whether the water pump is working properly. Inside the house you may place
a mini water fountain at this corner to enhance this star.
9 – West
This is another timely star. You can activate this star for childbirth
if you are newly married. If combined with star 2 and 7 it may cause eye
problems. For this issue you have to refer to your house birth chart.
12 Monthly Flying Star Charts
The above monthly star charts show the position
of the three common potent stars 2 Black, 3 Jade, and 5 Yellow.
Star 2 use a strand of 6 ancient Chinese metal coins.
Star 3 use red color or a lamp.
Star 5 use a 6 rod metal wind-chime.
in today’s modern market there are many alternatives but make sure
they are of equivalent functions. Do beware of opportunists.
General Auspicious Factors to Note
Earth to support Metal
Use Water to wedge the clash between Metal and Wood.
Use Fire to control the Metal from hurting the Wood.
is suitable depends on your 4 pillars of Destiny.
Northwest – Star 8 – Color: Yellow, orange and red.
West – Star 9 – Color: Green and red.
Northeast - Star 1 – Color: Blue, Black and white.
E5- April, E8-July, E12- October and E2 – January/2012
Auspicious time to receive Cai Shen Ye
Hour of Rat between 2300 – 0100Hrs
Direction: Face North
When to Start Work after Lunar New Year
It is common for most people to choose an auspicious day to start work
or commence business after the Lunar New Year and the following dates
should be avoided if you belong to the respective horoscopes.
Sunday 06.02.2011 – (not suitable for Dog)
Tuesday 08.02.2011 – (not suitable for Rat)
Saturday 12.02.2010 – (not suitable for Dragon)
Forecast for 2011
– 1948, 1960, 1984, 1996, and 2008
Although in conflict with the rabbit, you’ll be basking under the
lucky stars this year! Commit yourself to more charitable deeds so as
to amplify your providence in the Rabbit year. Although 2011 is filled
with great fortune and wealth, keep yourself away from lawsuits and conflicts
by exercising integrity.
– 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009
Brace yourself for a challenging year ahead as uncertainties and unpredictability
will intensify your luck this year. Draw a clear line between private
and official interests so as to ensure that you would make the right choices.
Be prepared to brave the storms ahead with a positive attitude. You may
feel neglected and lonely. Go out to meet friends and be happy.
– 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010
Your luck recovers this year but possibilities of getting yourself involved
in lawsuits are also high. Do stay away from acting rashly and avoid unnecessary
quarrels. Always keep a positive attitude and evade from complaining.
Keep an open mind. Helpful people are around you.
– 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011
You are self conflict with the rabbit. The arrival of lucky stars shall
diminish the inauspicious kismet this year. However, a slight mistake
shall deter you from succeeding. To walk on a path void of obstacles,
shun arrogance and proceed prudently at all times.
– 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000
A bright career path amid sunny days is in sight. Strive for career achievements
and clear your mind of burdens and input more vigor into your life. Craftiness
will leave you alone, allowing you to focus on career development.
– 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, and 2001
A major setback may arouse and aimless drifting further throws you into
deeper uncertainty. Clear direction is required in anything you do this
year. For a smoother path, settle down and set your mind on a definite
– 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, and 2002
Good fortune is bestowed upon you in 2011. However, be wary not to fall
into love traps, or risk a bad reputation and monetary losses. Exercise
vigilance whenever possible to prevent accidents.
– 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003
Be contented and bask in the rewards brought about in 2011. Being displeased
will not only throw you into bewilderment, but it may cause you to lose
what you have achieved last year. Make some plans to improve yourself
through attending enrichment courses.
– 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004
A bright future is expected on the career front. However, health issues
may arise, thus, be careful of what you eat and exercise regularly to
eliminate possible dangers ahead.
– 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005
This year you are in direct confrontation with the Rabbit. No lucky stars
are in sight this year. It is time to adjust your frame of mind and accept
the quiet year ahead. You shall be able to triumph over problems with
negligible damage if you have been kind to others in 2010. Otherwise,
you have to be prepared to stumble upon frequent obstacles and difficulties.
– 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006
Reflect on your past faults and start anew to strive for brilliant achievements
on the career front. However, bear in mind that conceit is detrimental
to your success and you might fall into a gulf of desolation.
– 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, and 2007
Do not be dismayed that things are not going as smoothly as it did in
2010. With willpower, perseverance and a clear conscience, you will be
able to tide over all crises. Adopt the approach of loving your enemies,
as this allows you to recognize your inadequacy and conquer them.
Wishing you prosperity and good health,
Singapore Feng Shui Centre
Tel: (65) 6747 8226
Fax: (65) 6747 8020
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