Initially, I had wanted to attend the English version (which was held the day before), but as I found the Cantonese version to be more fun last year, I decided to go for the Cantonese talk instead!
I had a hard time waking up that Sunday morning as it was raining. It's actually my very first time attending a feng shui seminar in rainy weather! All those years that I attended feng shui seminars, whether by Lillian Too or Joey Yap, the sky was always sunny! Perhaps the Water Snake was at work? LOL!
When I arrived at the KL Convention Center, the car park was full! So I had to find another parking place nearby and walk to the Convention Center in the rain. The hall at the Convention Centre was filled to the brim! It certainly looked as if Joey's Cantonese talk is getting more and more popular.
Just like last year, TV and radio personality Angel Wong (popularly known as Chui Ling) was there to host the seminar. I always enjoyed her funny banter with Joey - in fact, this is the exact reason I prefer his Cantonese talk. It's simply more fun!
To reap any real benefits from Joey's seminar, you would need to bring your Personal Bazi Chart with you. You can also have it printed out at the seminar for a fee, but why pay when you can print it out for free at home?
Not sure what is a Bazi Chart? Read HERE for a short introduction to Bazi.
Before I continue, you may want to get your Personal Bazi Chart ready. If you do not have it, you can download HERE.
Joey Yap started the seminar with a reference to this 2013 Bazi Chart of the Water Snake.
Bazi Chart 2013 (taken from seminar's booklet)
From the Bazi Chart above, you can see 2 Woods in the Month pillar. According to Joey Yap, Wood industry will be good this year. (Wood industry include education, publishing, logging, construction, medical practitioners etc.)
Now take a look at your Personal Bazi Chart. If there is Wood in your chart, then you will have money this year.
If you have no Wood, but have Fire in your Personal Bazi Chart, then you are still OK! The Fire industry (eg. IT, telecommunications, airlines, mass media) will do quite well this year. Of course, if you have both Wood and Fire, then it's better!
After Wood and Fire, Water is the next best thing to have in your Bazi Chart. Water represents intelligence so it's crucial to have this element. Now if you have all three (Wood + Fire + Water) elements in your Personal Bazi Chart, then you have the real opportunity to earn some dumb money this year!
What is dumb money? It is money you earn without having a clue as to how you earn it! The opposite is smart money, which means the money you make when you know exactly what you did to earn it. Most tycoons are rich because of smart money. But I definitely won't mind getting some dumb money - how about you? So will you be getting dumb money this year? Check your Personal Bazi Chart now and look for Wood + Fire + Water!
Metal industry (eg. automotive, legal profession, financial field) and Earth industry (eg. property, farming, real estate) are not so good this year. In the case of property, it's good to buy but not good to sell. Buy to rent out is good, but buy to sell is not. However, it's probably a good idea to buy this year and maybe sell off next year.
Next, Joey Yap showed us the 2013 Flying Star Chart. Not sure what is Flying Star? Read HERE for a quick introduction.
2013 Flying Star Chart (taken from seminar's booklet)
If you superimpose the 2013 Flying Star Chart (the square with 9 numbers in the photo above) onto the world map, you will find that USA is located at the West sector where the Violent star number 7 is present. So expect more violence to happen in the USA, especially in the first six months.
If your house main door is in the West, or your bedroom is in the West sector, then you will probably not have a very good year. If in addition you also have sharp corners in your room, or if the main door faces a lamp post, then your situation is worse!
Note : To know the sectors in your home, use a compass and stand in the middle of your house.
Since 7 is known as the burglary star, you have a risk of getting robbed this year if your house main door or your bedroom is located in the West sector. But there are 365 days in a year - how do you know which day you will get robbed?
Now there is a Flying Star Chart each for the year, the month and even the day! If on that particular day and month, the violent Star 7 flies into the West, (meaning it's 7 in the West for the Monthly Flying Star and 7 in the West for the Daily Flying Star) then your chances of getting robbed on that day is extremely high! So make sure you do not sleep in the bedroom that day!
Look at the Chart again (repeated below). Can you see where Rooster is located? It's in the West. This means if you are a Rooster, your chances of getting robbed are much higher this year. And if you are a Rooster sleeping in the bedroom located at the West sector, or your main door is in the West sector, then your risk is doubled or tripled!
If you superimpose the Flying Star Chart onto the world map, you can see that China is in the East, where the Quarrel Star number 3 resides this year. So expect some arguments or quarrels to happen in China though the effect will be worse in the first six months.
If your bedroom is in the East sector, then expect lots of argument especially on the day and also month that the Star 3 flies into the East sector! Maybe it's better to move out of your bedroom on that particular day!
Now here's a piece of GOOD NEWS for all Malaysians! According to Joey Yap, The Grand Duke Jupiter (or Tai Sui) sector in the South East is the best sector in the world this year. And we all know where Malaysia is located right? Yes, we are at the best place ie. in the South East region! And since Malaysia is a Rooster (based on Malaysia's independence on 31st Aug, 1957 which is a Rooster year) this is even better as this being a Snake year, Rooster and Snake (both allies) combine to make a really great year for Malaysians! So regardless of the outcome of the upcoming general election, Malaysia will be doing pretty well.
This year, the Wealth Star number 8 flies into the North East sector. If your house's front door is at the North East sector, then you are in luck as it's a matter of using this door often. Simply entering and exiting this door everyday will activate the wealth energy!
What happens if instead of your front door, it's your toilet that is in the North East sector? Will you see all your wealth flushed down the toilet? According to Joey Yap, this is unlikely to happen. In fact, you will need to use the toilet more often to activate the wealth energy! LOL!
Besides star number 8, star number 9 in the South is also good for wealth, especially to find opportunities so make sure you activate this sector too.
Like in his past seminars, Joey Yap reiterated that there is no need to place any objects to cure or enhance the feng shui in your home or office. He said that there is no indication of placing objects in the classical feng shui texts. This object placement fad only started in the 1980's, and of course it's popularized today by none other than famous feng shui writer, Lillian Too.
Joey Yap also mentioned that there is no need to believe in feng shui for it to work. The easiest way to know whether feng shui really works or not is to simply test it out!
The North sector contains the Nobleman Star this year, so to activate it, place water either inside or outside the house in this sector. Joey Yap said it's preferable to place water outside the house, like a swimming pool for example. Or, you may ask your neighbor to build a swimming pool instead, he jokingly added. (Note : The swimming pool your neighbor build must be in the North sector).
By the way, the water must be at least 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep for it to be effective. Also, it must not be covered. Fishes are not necessary, unless of course if you think of building an aquarium instead of a swimming pool.
This year, Wood is equivalent to cash. If your Personal Bazi Chart has Wood, then you can save some money. Do not fret if you have no Wood as you can simply activate the East sector to improve cash flow.
If there is Water in your Personal Bazi Chart, you can sell assets. If have Fire, then you will make a good profit. However, if you have Wood but no Fire, then the money you have are probably accumulated from last year.
Of course, if you have both Wood and Fire, you will earn some pretty good money this year. And if you have Water as well, you can sell property and earn a good profit!
What if you have no Water in your Bazi Chart? No worries. Just place water in the South West sector of your home, preferably outside the house. The bigger the better and the water must be deep enough, at least 2 feet deep.
Now if you have a brilliant idea and want it to work, then you might want to activate the North West sector.
2013 Flying Star Chart with the 24 Mountains
This year, the dreaded 5 Yellow is back at the centre following the original Lo Shu Square. In fact, the numbers in the Flying Star Chart for 2013 is in the same location as the original Lo Shu Square. What does this indicate? Joey Yap said that there will probably be big changes in the climate, government and environment. He reminded us the last time this happened was in the year 2004 when the Indian Ocean earthquake and the devastating tsunami happened. Will something 'Big' happen again this year?
Joey warned it's best not to have the kitchen and bedroom in the center of the house which is being afflicted by the 5 Yellow. Also, no renovation, digging or knocking in this sector to prevent any serious misfortunes. But the good thing is, you can do renovation everywhere else so this year is probably a good year to renovate your house - just don't touch the center part!
For those interested to be a Feng Shui consultant, here are two requirements - you must have Yin Water and Yin Fire in your Personal Bazi Chart. In addition, there's a third requirement - you must have a bone protruding at the back of your head. Go check now to see if you qualify!
Guess what? I have ALL the 3 requirements! Should I go into feng shui seriously and maybe become a Feng Shui Master? Joey said a good feng shui consultant can make at least RM60,000 (USD19,700) a month! Certainly something to think about. Haha!
In Part 2, I shall reveal the dates and times to activate your wealth, relationship, academic success, and nobleman star as provided by Joey Yap during the later part of his seminar. Also, when is the best time to welcome the God Of Wealth during Chinese New Year and best days and times to commence work after the Chinese New Year.
To be continued ....