by Denise Calnea
2020 is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals – new opportunities, love and business or career success. This is what the country’s feng shui queen, Marites Allen, hinted at the press conference for the 15th Marites Allen Philippine Feng Shui Convention held at Novotel Manila Araneta City last October 9.
The Year of the Metal Rat is the year that the Chinese Zodiac will have come full circle, with the Rat being the first sign from the 12 animals cycle, and is seen to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year, and is a great year for founding and evolving. The years of the Rat are: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and 2032.
“If you are turning 60 years old next year, then you will complete the cycle of the elements and animal signs. The last time the Year of the Metal Rat occurred was in 1960,” Ms. Allen shared.
Ms. Allen started by doing a recap of the happenings in 2019, the Year of the Earth Boar, as published in the feng shui booklet for 2019 distributed at the convention last November 2018. “One of the things I indicated here was the outlook for career, that women who are leading a certain country will be challenged and could eventually leave their post. Examples were Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and Angela Merkel of Germany. And it did happen as Prime Minister May resigned in June of this year while Merkel left her party in December of 2018. This is just one of the forecasts revealed at the 2018 convention,” she shared. “Forecast on business and economy, anything to do with restaurants, food, commissary or human consumption business will prosper that’s why you see a lot of restaurants and food business in the malls. Also healing business such as yoga prospered.”
Ms. Allen continues, ”If you are born in the DAY or YEAR of the SNAKE then you are in CONFLICT with the YEAR of the BOAR.” She cited famous personalities who passed away this year such as Gina Lopez and Eddie Garcia because both were born in the year of the Snake while Amalia Fuentes, who was born in the year of the Dragon, but her sign was in conflict with the month of October, which is the month of the Dog. “This is the reason why praying, doing charity work and wearing your pampaswerte and pangontra is very important,” she adds.
One important feature of the destiny chart is the so-called Flying Stars or the lucky and unlucky sectors in one’s home or office that are associated with the various animal signs. For 2020, the lucky sectors are Southeast, for windfall of good fortune; Northeast, for victory; Northwest, for financial wealth; West for prosperity; and Southwest for romance and travel opportunities. On the other hand, the unlucky sectors are East, for misfortune; South, for illness; the Center, for robbery or loss; and North, for arguments.
The lucky signs for 2020 are Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Ox, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar while the unlucky signs are Rabbit, Rat and Horse. Ms. Allen cautions those born in the year which clashes with the animal sign of 2020, “If you are BORN in the DAY or YEAR of the HORSE, then you are in CONFLICT with the Year of the RAT. Another warning that I’d like to say because the pillar of 2020 is an Ox, those of you born in the DAY or YEAR of the SHEEP will be challenged.”
Well attended by media and blogger guests, the press conference was a preview to the November 24 feng shui convention where, Ms. Allen will discuss forecasts on love, health, wealth, and career; ways on how to enhance the lucky sectors and downplay the unlucky sectors; meanings of special numbers; and how to tap your guide spirit. She will also share how to have miracle mornings; how to create a wealth vase for 2020; how to do a vision board for 2020 and beyond; and reveal what’s on your destiny chart for the Year of the Metal Rat.
“It is very important that we create something for a new beginning. A wealth vase is actually a combination of auspicious symbols that you can put together in a vase and bring home before the Chinese New Year, so it’s good to have that before the year ends,” Ms. Allen shares. Another must-have is the vision board to which she recounts, “When I started learning and doing feng shui in 2004, I also started my vision boards. Looking back now at the photos of people I wanted to meet along the way, I have met most of them. And those photos of
material things, like a kitchen or a house, I have achieved them. So I’d like to teach you how to do vision boards on November 24.”
The press conference also served as the launching of Marites Allen’s 2020 horoscope books, Feng Shui Almanac and Planner, the 2020 Feng Shui App, and the Frigga e-commerce website.
Wondering what’s in store for you for the Year of the Metal Rat? Want to know how to maximize your good fortune in 2020? Secure your seats now for the 15th Marites Allen Philippine Feng Shui Convention happening on November 24, 2019 at the ballrooms of Novotel Manila Araneta City. Get your tickets at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-marites-allen-philippine-feng-shui-convention-tickets-71031468033), call the following numbers: 0920-9509390 / 8188858/ 7360512 / 4707661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.