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How to attract good luck in 2009

January 05, 2009

Amidst bleak prospects that come with the global meltdown, some sectors believe that Asian countries will be spared the dire consequences of this worldwide phenomenon. For Marites Allen, the country’s most visible feng shui expert, 2009 can still have good opportunities for the Philippines as it lies in the Southeast part of Asia. Southeast happens to be one of the lucky directions for the coming year of the Earth Ox. Ms. Allen, President and CEO of World of Feng Shui P?hilippines, says that the year of the Ox, which starts on January 26, has opportunities of good fortune, the Ox being the symbol of stability. 
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This rosy projection is just one of the many important forecasts that will be presented in the 2009 Marites Allen Feng Shui Updates on January 17, 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel, Makati City. The annual event is a much-anticipated gathering of feng shui enthusiasts who look forward to yearly updates on ways to harness the good energies and tone down the bad ones to ensure an auspicious year. This year, Ms. Allen will again present her general forecast for different industries and specific readings for each of the 12 animal signs, complete with recommendations to enhance good luck.
 
An important feature of her annual updates is the Flying Star forecast, which indicates the positions of the good luck stars and affliction stars for the entire year. These stars change positions every year, thus one’s feng shui needs to be updated at the start of each new year. The Flying Star chart takes the form of a grid with three columns and three rows, with a number in each of the nine blocks. Ms. Allen explains that the numbers symbolize the good and the bad stars. Numbers 1, 4, 6, 8, and 9 are good, but numbers 2, 3, 5, and 7 are not. When superimposed against the different sectors of the house, one will have an idea which divisions will bring good fortune, and which ones need some feng shui corrections.
 
To activate good fortune in 2009, Ms. Allen recommends displaying a Jade Ox in the Northeast of your living room. Besides that, enhancing the good areas will help ensure a fortunate year and suppre?ssing the bad areas will counter the impending misfortune. Proper enhancers and cures should be displayed in your home according to the positions of the annual Flying Stars.  Should one require further information then feel free to visit any World of Feng Shui boutiques at the Podium, Mall of Asia, Serendra, Glorietta IV, The Block and SM City Cebu.
 
The FUTURE PROSPERITY Star (No. 9) lands in the Center?of the home
Family members can enjoy tremendous good fortune when it comes to wealth and finances. The future prosperity star not only brings wealth but also instant recognition. Homes that have a large open central area will attract long-term fortune luck for its residents. Display nine glitter lamps in this part of your home to activate good luck. You should also display the nine civilian rank badges in the center to enhance upward mobility.
   
The HEAVEN Star (No. 6) flies to the Southwest
The heaven star is believed to attract good fortune that comes when you least expect it. Those who gamble will benefit if their rooms are in the Southwest of their homes. Houses with main doors located in, or facing Southwest will be lucky. This manifests as added power and authority. Those born under the Monkey and Sheep animal signs will especially benefit from this auspicious star. To strengthen the star, place a six-tier water feature in this area. Alternatively, you can place nine elephants with monkeys.
   
The ROMANCE Star (No. 4) is in the South
This is also regarded as the Peach Blossom star, so those living in South rooms could find themselves enjoying plenty of romance this year. It is also the star that brings education luck. South is the sector of the daughter, so unmarried young females residing in South rooms can settle down and get married. To strengthen marriage luck, activate the South with a painting of peonies or nine horses that represent a happy marriage. Those who want education luck should display a writing brush on the ledge above the main door.
   
The CAREER Star (No. 1) flies to the Northwest
This star brings extremely good career and mentor luck. It is also associated with winning and attaining success over the competition, so it generally brings victory luck to those enjoying its good influences. The number 1 star also benefits the patriarch. It is advantageous when you display a victory banner in this corner. Place nine rank badges here for added success and triumph over competitors.
   
The PROSPERITY Star (No. 8) is in the Southeast
This auspicious star brings plenty of wealth luck to residents who activate it correctly. People with bedrooms or living rooms located in the Southeast also benefit. This lucky star helps improve fortunes, bringing about easy success, reducing opposition, and banishing hostility. To enhance, display a nine-tier water fountain or wealth spinner. If you are planning to do renovations in 2009, you should begin in and end in this part of your house to ensure that work goes smoothly.
   
The BURGLARY Star (No. 7) hits the East
This star brings loss, violence, and bloodshed. Those who stay in East rooms and whose houses face East are thus vulnerable to being cheated, usually resulting in financial loss. At its worst, this star brings physical danger. If your house faces East, the most effective remedy is to display the doubled-horned rhinoceros or elephant with trunk up. Even better if you display both. You may also hang small rhinos carved from blue stones onto your handbag to protect against snatch thieves.
   
The ILLNESS Star (No. 2) plagues the West
When hit by the illness star, one is sure to fall sick. Avoid staying in the West sector. Place Acala's disc and ball in the afflicted sector. If the illness star is in your bedroom, try to move to another room. If you cannot, then the bed should not be in the West corner of the bedroom. Place a wish fulfilling jewel enriched with Medicine Buddha mantra at the side of your bed.
   
The QUARRELSOME Star (No. 3) hits the Northeast
The number 3 star brings quarrels, fights, and aggravations, causing problematic relationships, both professional and personal. Misunderstandings can escalate quickly into serious differences Display the powerful Manjushri sword in this area to suppress the effects of the quarrelsome star.
   
The FIVE YELLOW Star (No. 5) afflicts the North
This is the most feared star in the feng shui annual chart as it brings severe misfortune, tragedy, and bad luck. This star brings loss of income and sometimes even loss of life. It can cause severe health complications. The best way to counter this star is to simply vacate rooms afflicted by it. Do not play loud music or have the television here. Do not dig in the North of your garden and do not cut down any trees here. Display the five-element bell as a remedy.
 
To find out more about Ms. Allen’s Feng Shui Updates, call 914 7888 / 0920 950 9390 or visit website at www.maritesallen.com
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