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2020 Year of the White Metal Rat

2020 is the year of the Yang Metal Rat or White Rat.
Chinese New Year will commence and be celebrated on 25th January 2020 until 11th February 2021 according to the Lunar calendar.
4th February 2020 is the beginning of the solar Chinese calendar year.

The foundation of the Chinese Horoscope is the Yin Yang Five Elements system, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. 2020 is the Metal element and is associated with silver, gold, copper and white colours.

Good Relationships: Secret Friend - Ox, Allies - Dragon & Monkey
Conflicts with: Horse, Rabbit and Goat

Forecast for the Year of the Yang Metal Rat Symbol - Flying Stars (Generalised):

Chinese New Year is celebrated on 25th January 2020 BUT you make your Flying Star changes on February 4th.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Feng Shui is called the Flying Stars system. Each year energies change bringing in good & bad influences & are identified as “Flying Stars”
Good stars are Romance, Luck, Wealth, Good Fortune, Future Prosperity & the aim is to enhance & strengthen them to achieve the most benefit from them by supporting them with the appropriate colours & elements. Likewise we avoid colours & elements that weaken them.
Bad or malevolent stars are Illness, Arguments, Robbery, Misfortune & we make changes to weaken their effect & reduce their impact.

2019 was a challenging year for most of us financially as the #8 WEALTH star was trapped in the CENTRE of the house/business. This year 2020 the #2 Star (ILLNESS) is the major concern as the Three Killing are located in the SOUTH which is also affected by the influence of the Grand Duke in the North.
Left un-corrected it could have a major impact on health, wealth and relationships, particularly if your main door, bedroom or office is located in the SOUTH.
Another big concern is the entrapment of the #7 Robbery star in the CENTRE which has the potential to create burglary and theft threats including malicious gossip and deception during 2020.
2020 is the start of a new decade plus the new start of the cycle of the 12 Chinese animals. Consequently it will be a year of great change plus the potential of significant unrest throughout the world.

It is possible to re-use some of last years cures again this Year BUT you must discard the 6 I Ching coins, salt cures and Bagwa mirror used in 2019 as these will have retained a lot of negative energy from the work they needed to do in 2019

Below I refer to specific types of colours, here’s a summary ;
FIRE colours – red, purple, pink
WATER colours – blue, black, greys, charcoal
EARTH colours - – yellow, orange, ochre
METAL colours – silver, gold, copper, white
WOOD colours – green, brown

#1 STAR OF LUCK – NORTH EAST
Increase Metals and metal & water colours. Avoid Fire colours & symbols. Place bagwa mirror if poison arrows,if bedroom place Wu Lu. Display 3 legged Toad, ingots & other wealth attractors

#2 STAR OF ILLNESS – SOUTH
This is the source of sickness, bad health and turbulence. Increase Metals & metal colours, MUST! Avoid Fire colours & symbols, bright lights. Place Pi Yao facing the NORTH. Display Wu Lu if your bedroom, wealth god, Gold 3 legged Toad, salt cure,6 coins w/red ribbon, Medicine Buddha, Laughing Buddha with money sack.

#3 ARGUMENTS - NORTH
Potential problems with theft, arguments, disputes etc. Increase fire symbols & colours. Avoid metals & metal colours, metal chimes. No water features in this area. Display elephants, Bagwa mirror if front door here.

#4 ROMANCE – SOUTH WEST
Relationships, travel, career and creativity are affected by this star. Increase Water colours & symbols Avoid Fire and Metal symbols & colours. Mandarin Ducks, Couples, Dragon & Phoenix, double Arrowana fish, Quan Yin & other relationship symbols. No wind chimes,place crystal globe here if your office

#5 MISFORTUNE – EAST
This star brings tragedy, illness, accidents and legal complications. Increase Metal objects & colours. Avoid Fire objects & colours, candles, bright lights. Display 3 Stargods,5 Element Pagoda, gold Laughing Buddha, 6 coins w/red ribbon, 6 rod metal chime, metal coloured dragon, wealth god, Salt Cure, Wu Lu if bedroom.

#6 GOOD FORTUNE – EAST
This star is good for finances and career and should be activated to increase your chances of success.

Increase Water colours & symbols. Avoid Fire symbols, objects, Reds. Place crystals, faceted suncatchers, gemtrees. Hang 6 rod metal chime, Display Ruyi, elephants

#7 ROBBERY/ VIOLENCE – CENTRE
The fighting star which causes burglary, deception, gossip and back stabbing. Increase Water colours & symbols. Avoid Fire symbols, objects, Reds. Place crystals, faceted suncatchers, gemtrees. Hang 6 rod metal chime, Display Ruyi, elephants

#8 WEALTH – NORTHWEST
Avoid metals and metal & fire colours. Place Quartz crystals, Rose Quartz hearts, Mandarin Ducks, 3 legged Toad, money tree, wealth god

#9 FUTURE PROSPERITY – WEST
Increase Wood colours, leafy green plants Place Quan Yin, Dragon headed Turtle, 5 Element Pagoda, Wu Lu, Eight coins tied, Money tree & other wealth attractors

Information - Courtesy of Graham Todd, www.crystals-brisbane.com

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Chinese Zodiac Horoscope Forecast of Your Life, Love and Fortune

The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explains why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.

Each of the 12 animals are (followed by the year of birth):


Rat 2020,2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900
Ox 2021,2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913, 1901
Tiger 2021, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914, 1902
Rabbit 2023,2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915, 1903
Dragon 2024,2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916, 1904
Snake 2025,2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917, 1905
Horse 2026,2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906
Goat 2027,2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907
Monkey 2028,2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908
Rooster 2029,2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909
Dog 2030,2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910
Pig 2042,2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911


The Rat

Rats are charming, elegant and clever. They can be a bit gossipy and prone to being distracted. They're also thrifty and very good with handling money. Family and close friends are exceptionally important to them. The Rat is charming beyond words and throughout his undoubtedly long life he will always be popular and will have many friends.

Interesting Rat Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Garnet
Special Flower: Narcissus
Best Hours: 11 pm -1 am
Season: Winter
Good Relationship: between Rat, Dragon, Monkey
Conflicts with: Horse, Rabbit, Ram


The Ox

Sturdy, earthy, no-nonsense - that's the Ox. Affectionate and easy-going, the Ox can show a fierce temper when agitated. He is neat, tidy, quiet and studious, with a great love of his home. Music can be a great love. Family life and a loving partner are high on the Ox's priorities. A wonderful loyal friend.

Interesting Ox Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Aquamarine
Special Flower: Carnation
Best Hours: 1-3 am
Season: Winter
Horoscope Colors: Green, Yellow, Black
Good Relationship: between Rat, Rabbit, Monkey
Conflicts with: Horse, Dragon, Ram


The Tiger

Magnetic, passionate and grand! When the Tiger does anything, it's noticed! Indecisiveness and stubbornness can mar the sparkle of the Tiger personality. On the one hand generous, on the other hand a little mean, it's sometimes hard to know where one stands with the Tiger. Flexible, honest and truly entertaining, one has a friend for life with a Tiger.

Interesting Tiger Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Sapphire
Special Flower: Violet
Best Hours: 3-5 am
Season: Winter
Horoscope Colors: Green, Blue, Yellow
Good Relationship: between Horse, Dog, Dragon
Conflicts with: Snake, Ox, Monkey, Rabbit


The Rabbit

Cuddly, warm and affectionate are the attributes of the Rabbit. Mysterious and a great party-giver and host, the Rabbit enjoys being the centre of attention once in a while. The Rabbit is occasionally over cautious and can be a bit boring. He is also one of the luckiest signs in the Chinese Astrology chart.

Interesting Rabbit Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Pearl
Special Flower: Jonquil
Best Hours: 5-7 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Grey, White
Good Relationship: between Ram, Dog, Dragon, Pig
Conflicts with: Rooster, Rat, Tiger


The Dragon

Assertive, energetic and talented are all words to describe the Dragon
personality. On the other hand, the Dragon has a tendency to be
condescending and tactless without realising it. They generally enjoy robust
health and tend to be very successful in anything they turn their hand to.

Interesting Dragon Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Amethyst
Special Flower: Sweet Pea
Best Hours: 7-9 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Black, Gold
Good Relationship: between Rat, Rooster, Monkey
Conflicts with: Tiger Ox, Dog

The Snake

Intelligent and highly intuitive are two of the Snake's many fine qualities.
He makes an amusing and romantic friend with a definite flirtatious streak.
When challenged or criticised he can be a sore loser. The Snake is very
lucky with money and is fond of the odd bet or two. He is quick-witted and
enjoys reading, music and occasionally the paranormal side of life.

Interesting Snake Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Opal
Special Flower: Passionflower
Best Hours: 9-11 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Brown Gold, Green
Good Relationship: between Rooster, Ox
Conflicts with: Tiger, Snake, Pig


The Horse

Fun, charming and attractive sums up the Horse's traits perfectly. They love
parties and crowds and being the centre of attention. They can also be
egotistical, hot-headed and impatient. The Horse is a considerate and
protective friend and partner and when in his company, there will always be
excitement around the next corner.

Interesting Horse Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Golden Topaz
Special Flower: Rose
Best Hours: 11am-1pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: Orange, White, Yellow
Good Relationship: between Ram, Tiger, Dog
Conflicts with: Rat, Monkey, Ox, Horse

The Goat

Graceful and optimistic, kind and easy going, would describe a Goat
personality. They can also be petulant and discontented, likely to throw the
towel in at the beginning of a problem. They can be charming without
revealing their true feelings. The Goat is very talented and imaginative and
can turn his hand to most creative pursuits.


Interesting Goat Facts
Zodiac Stone: Emerald
Special Flower: Larkspur
Best Hours: 1-3 pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: Green, Blue
Good Relationship: between Rabbit, Horse, Pig
Conflicts with: Rat, Ox, Dog

The Monkey

The Monkey is playful, lively, fun and a quick thinker. They get bored very
easily and find it hard to settle down to doing any one thing. The Monkey
can also be vain and offhand. They are ambitious and usually very good with
investing money. With their quick wit and wonderful sense of humour, they
are a great party guest. The Monkey's life will never be dull and
predictable!

Interesting Monkey Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Peridot
Special Flower: Gladiola
Best Hours: 3-5 pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: White, Violet, Green
Good Relationship: between Dragon, Rat
Conflicts with: Tiger, Horse

The Rooster

The Rooster is always popular, extravagant and creative.. They can be
brutally honest and generally like being showered with attention. They are
wonderfully loyal friends and also give advice freely - whether they are
asked for it or not! Family means the world to the Rooster and they are
fiercely loyal to those they care about.

Interesting Rooster Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Citrine
Special Flower: Aster
Best Hours: 5-7 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Orange, Green
Good Relationship: between Ox, Snake, Dragon
Conflicts with: Rabbit, Dog, Rooster


The Dog

The Dog is wonderfully hard worker, a perfectionist and someone who loves
the small details. He is also a bit anti-social, pessimistic and stubborn.
They are one of the most honest and loyal signs of the Chinese zodiac and
will always go to bat for a worthy cause. The Dog is a fantastic listener
and his advice is usually very intuitive.

Interesting Dog Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Diamond
Special Flower: Marigold
Best Hours of the day 7-9 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Silver and Red
Good Relationship: between Tiger, Rabbit, Horse
Conflicts with: Dragon, Ram, Rooster

The Pig

The Pig is an innocent, sweet and lovable personality. They can also be
quite melancholy and over-sensitive. The Pig loves the company of others,
and adores parties, gossip and chit chat. They are highly intelligent, but
prefer to keep this side of their nature under wraps. The Pig does not care
that much for money, but is one of the zodiac signs that is very lucky.

Interesting Pig Facts
Zodiac Stone: Ruby
Special Flower: Chrysanthemum
Best Hours: 9-11 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Purple, Red, White
Good Relationship: between Rabbit, Ram
Conflicts with: Snake, Monkey


Feng Shui Friends and Allies

Animal Sign:------ Friends and Allies
The RAT ----- Ox, Dragon and Monkey
The OX----- Rat, Snake and Rooster
The TIGER----- Pig, Horse and Dog
The RABBIT ----- Dog, Goat and Pig
The DRAGON----- Rooster, Rat and Monkey
The SNAKE ----- Monkey, Rooster and Ox
The HORSE ----- Goat, Tiger and Dog
The GOAT----- Horse, Pig and Rabbit
The MONKEY----- Snake, Dragon and Rat
The ROOSTER----- Dragon, Snake and Ox
The DOG----- Rabbit, Horse and Tiger
The PIG/BOAR----- Tiger, Rabbit and Goat

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