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Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui – Water Snake Year 2013

Come 4th February 2013, the Chinese will usher in the solar New Year of the Water Snake. It heralds the arrival of Li Chun or
spring in the Chinese solar calendar.

In Chinese metaphysics, the solar New Year brings with it a new set of annual stars that flies into every household. These stars
form the energy pattern within the eight sectors of a house and influence the residents’ luck for the year. These flying stars come in
a series of numbers that run from 1 - 9.

Apart from these stars, the year is also governed by the energy associated with one of the animal signs in the Chinese Zodiac. In
2013, it is the Snake which represents the Grand Duke Jupiter of the year. The Chinese calls it the Tai Sui of the year and it governs
the Southeast sector of a house. To be precise, it is Southeast 3 and its compass direction is 142.6º – 157.5º.

Any house that faces SE3 in 2013 will offend the Grand Duke. The residents are likely to encounter setbacks and obstacles during
the year especially those born in the year of the Pig which clashes with the Snake, the animal sign of the year. One should not
undertake any renovation that involves knocking down the wall, digging the ground or any home improvement work in the SE3
sector as it will antagonize the Grand Duke and brings misfortune to the residents.

The sector that is opposite the SE3 is ruled by the Year Breaker which is also known as the Sui Poh in Chinese and its energy
takes up the Northwest 3 sector (322.6º – 337.5º). It is not advisable to undertake renovation in the NW3 as it will break the year’s
luck!

And there are the Three Killings which affect the East sector this year. This inauspicious energy covers mainly East (52.6º to 127.5º)
and brings obstacles, financial losses and accidents. Its negative effects are triggered by any physical disturbance such as
renovation works in this sector of the house.

As for the nine flying stars in 2013, star 5 and star 2 are particularly troublesome. Star 5 is called the Five Yellow and it brings
accidents, misfortune and calamity. It occupies the center of the house this year. Star 2 brings illnesses and it afflicts the
Southwest sector of the house. Pregnant women, the elderly and infants are advised to stay away from this sector for the year if
possible.

The East sector is afflicted by star 3 which is associated with arguments, disputes and legal problems.
The Northwest sector of a property is ruled by star 6 which signifies authority, influence and power.
The Southeast sector is ruled by star 4 which is associated with love, relationship and scholastic achievements.
The Northeast sector is ruled by star 8 which is the current auspicious star as it brings financial and career success.
The South sector is ruled by star 9 which brings creativity, happy events and joyous occasions.  
The North sector is ruled by star 1 which brings nobility, wisdom and recognition.
The West sector is ruled by star 7 which is associated with robbery, injury and fraud.
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