Feng Shui 2017 According To Joey Yap (Part 3)

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, January 27, 2017 | Published in


Read Part 1 : The Outlook For 2017

Read Part 2 : Animal Signs In Your Bazi Chart

These are the Feng Shui Afflictions for 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster.

Image from seminar booklet

1. Five Yellow - South

2. Three Killlings - East

3. Grand Duke (Tai Sui) - West 2

For all these three areas, strictly no renovation, digging, ground breaking or drilling. Keep these areas quiet. If you have a bedroom in one of these areas, try to relocate to another room if possible.

In case you accidentally triggered any of these afflictions, you can take preventive measures to lessen the negative effects by activating the following sectors at the dates given below.

Image from seminar booklet

Activate the following stars at the date and time given. Two dates are given each, so you may choose either one.

Sun - North West 1
12 February 2017, 11.30am
1 May 2017, 8.30am (Clash : Horse)

Dragon Virtue - South East 1
18 February 2017, 6.30am (Clash : Horse)
13 March 2017, 8.30am (Clash : Snake)

Moon - North 2
25 March 2017, 11.30am (Clash : Snake)
7 April 2017, 3.30pm (Clash : Horse)

Note: Clash means if you have that animal sign in your Bazi Chart, then that particular date is not beneficial for you. For example, if you have Snake in your Bazi Chart, then do not activate the Moon on the 25 March. Choose 7 April instead.

How To Activate?
You can do minor renovation and refurbishment. Or you can nail a picture on the wall, move the furniture around or plant a tree.

Alternatively, you can use water to activate. The water container should be large enough (2 feet deep), not covered, and should be removed after 2-3 weeks. The water must be still, non moving water.

And here are the dates to activate for wealth, health, relationships and more. The way to activate is the same as above.

3 dates to choose from ... 

1. 12 January 2017, 1.30pm - South West (Clash : Snake)

2. 22 March 2017, 6.30am - South East (Clash : Tiger)

3. 28 April 2017, 3.30pm - North East (Clash : Rabbit)

Note: Clash means if you have that animal sign in your Bazi Chart, then that particular date is not beneficial to you. For example, if you have Snake in your Bazi Chart, then the first date (12 January 2017) is not suitable for you. Choose another date instead. You can choose just one date to activate or you can activate on all 3 dates as long as none of the animal sign clashes with you. 

3 dates to choose from ... 

1. 12 February 2017, 1.30pm - North (Clash : Rat)
After activating, travel North from your home to look for a doctor. 

2. 24 February 2017, 11.30am - South (Clash : Rat)
This one needs no activation, just travel South direction for a doctor. 

3. 18 April 2017, 1.30pm - North (Clash : Snake)
Activate North and then travel North direction for a doctor. 

3 dates to choose from ... 

1. 22 January 2017, 5.30pm - South East (Clash : Rabbit)

2. 21 April 2017, 9.30pm - South East (Clash : Monkey)

3. 26 June 2017, 7.30pm - South East (Clash : Tiger)

Note : Academic activation is not just for students. For working adults, after activating, learn something preferably related to your work. 

2 dates to choose from ... 

1. 1 June 2017, 9.30am - North East ( Clash : Ox)
Sit with back to North East and facing South West. The other person whom you want to win the argument with should sit in the South West. 

2. 17 July 2017, 11.30am - South East (Clash : Pig)
Sit with back to South East and facing North West. The other person should be sitting opposite in the North West. (Joey Yap said the location of that person is at Death Door according to the Qi Men Dun Jia chart, so he is very likely to lose the argument). 


31 January 2017, 9.30am - South East (Clash : Rat)
Either activate South East.
Or sit with back towards South East and the other person sit opposite you so that you are both facing each other. Note that this cannot be done via Skype as you are not sure what is the position of the other person. 

2 dates to choose from ... 

1. 18 February 2017, 5.30pm - South (Clash : Horse)
Sit with back towards South and the other person sitting opposite so that you are both facing each other.

2. 8 June 2017, 1.30pm - North (Clash : Monkey)
Sit with back towards North and the other person sitting opposite so that you are both facing each other. 

2 dates to choose from ... 

1. 12 April 2017, 3.30pm - South East (Clash : Pig)
Sit with back towards South East (Open Door) and the other person sit on your left (Life Door) 

2. 27 April 2017, 5.30pm - North East (Clash : Tiger)
Sit with back towards North East and the other person sit on your right. 

2 dates to choose from ...

1. 23 January 2017, 9.30pm - South East (Clash : Dragon)
Sit with back towards South East, facing North West. Simply make a wish but ask for something realistic. 

2. 7 May 2017, 9.30pm - North East (Clash : Rat) 
Sit with back towards North East and make a wish or say a prayer.

Only activate this if you are at rock bottom and you want to change your luck and reboot. You will be using the Death Door but with positive stars in the QMDJ chart.

26 June 2017, 7.30pm - South West (Clash : Tiger)

Since Chinese New Year will be arriving in less than 24 hours from now, you might want to know when is the best time to receive the God Of Wealth. According to Joey Yap, the God of Wealth is simply a star that you can activate for wealth and for making your wishes come true.

You can activate or welcome God of Wealth in these three directions...

Wealth Star - South East 
God of Nobility - South West
Happiness Star - North West 

Time to activate : Between 11pm on 27 January 2017 and 1am on 28 January 2017 (best is at midnight)

How to activate : Just face the direction and make a wish.

You can choose to activate any one of the three or all three.

And lastly, for those who would like to know when is the best day to commence work after the Chinese New Year holidays, here are the list of good dates. However, Joey Yap mentioned these dates for commencement of work are not really that important, and would probably just contribute about 10 percent good luck.

31 January 2017, 8.30am (Clash : Rat) - second best day
4 February 2017, 9.30am (Clash : Dragon) - this is the best day
8 February 2017, 9.30am (Clash : Monkey)
10 February 2017, 9.30am (Clash : Dog)

In Part 4, I will share about the Flying Stars Chart for 2017 and a little bit of the Assistants and Helpers for each of the 12 Animal signs in 2017. Stay tuned!  

Feng Shui 2017 According To Joey Yap (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Published in


Continued from Part 1

If you have read Part 1, you would have most likely downloaded your Personal Bazi Chart (PBC). If not, please download your PBC HERE before continue reading.

Now if you look at your PBC, you can see that there are four animal signs - one on each of the four pillars.

You will also notice that there is a fifth animal sign in the 10-Year Luck Pillar. (This 10-Year Luck Pillar is located right below the 4 Pillars of Destiny). The current 10-year pillar is also shaded for easy reference.

Refer to the diagram below. This is an example of a Bazi Chart downloaded from Joey Yap's site. I have circled all 5 animal signs in red.

In the above example, this person is born in the year of Ox, month of Rooster, day of Dog and hour of Goat. He is born in 1985, which means he is currently 32 years old and therefore he is residing in the Year Pillar between age 24 and 34. As you can see, the animal sign in that pillar is Horse.

Now look at your own PBC. Can you locate all your five animal signs?

As you already know, the Bazi Chart is divided into 4 pillars - the Year, the Month, the Day and the Hour.

The Year pillar represents your job, career, friends and social network.
The Month pillar represents your work performance and business opportunities.
The Day pillar represents relationships and your spouse. (If not married, the Day pillar represents you).
The Hour pillar represents your children, your ambitions, goals, dreams and also investment opportunities.

If the animal sign in your Year Pillar is favourable in 2017, this means you can move forward in your career. Or you can probably build lots of followers in Facebook for example, since the Year Pillar is also related to social network.

If the animal sign in your Month Pillar is favourable in 2017, this means you can go to next level in your job. It also means that it is a good year to start a business.

The same goes with the Day and Hour pillars - in short, you have to see which animal is in your chart and where they are located so that you can then relate to the different aspects of your life.

As for the animal sign in the 10-Year Luck Pillar, this represents whatever good or bad luck will come to you. Just be aware and accept them when they come.

Every year, different stars reside in each of the 12 animal signs. Some of the stars are good stars (auspicious) and others not so good (inauspicious).

Below is a shot I took during the seminar (Sorry not very clear). It features the 2017 Animal Sign Forecast.

All Chinese astrologers worldwide use this chart, which is also found in the Chinese Tong Shu.

All the good stars are in red, while the not so good stars are in black. From the chart, you can see that the Rooster has the most red, so we can generally conclude that the Rooster is the best animal sign for 2017.

If you have a Rooster in your PBC, rejoice! However, to know which aspect of your life it is related to, you need to see whether the Rooster is in your Year, Month, Day or Hour pillar.

The Monkey and the Snake have zero good stars unfortunately, but Joey Yap said this does not mean people with these two animal signs are guaranteed a bad year. No good stars means no external help, so you simply have to depend on yourself.

According to Joey Yap, the Top 5 Animal Signs for 2017 are the Dragon, the Horse, the Rooster, the Rat and the Tiger. Do you have any of these animals in your PBC? If you have all five, this is an excellent year for you!

However, according to Joey Yap, even if you have only one of two of these animal signs, you cannot complain that 2017 is a bad year for you as there are opportunities as long as you make the right choices, have a good strategy, or able to change your environment. He said that many people have good luck, it's just that they do not make use of it.

Now let's look at some of the stars in various categories and the animal signs they reside in for the year 2017.

Wealth Stars
Found in Tiger, Rat, Horse and Rooster.

1. National Treasure (Tiger) - This star represents an increase in status and salary. If you have this in your chart especially in the Month or Year, your opportunity to increase in ranking, in position and power is there. But you need to take action to make it happen.

2. Moon (Rat) - The moon represents the power or ability or business acumen to think about new business strategy. It also represents mastermind of money and money management. Good for budding entrepreneurs and start ups. Unfortunately, the Moon is not a very aggressive star - people with this star usually think a lot about making money but seldom take action. So make sure to take action if you have Rat in your chart!

3. Treasure (Horse) - In ancient days, the emperor rewards certain general or officer who did a good job for the year in the form of a 'treasure'. Therefore this Treasure star is suited for people who are working for commission, prize money, or sales based on commission.

4. Jade Hall (Rooster) - This star represents increase in assets, value, income and wealth. Also the ability to save money.

Hint : If you have these animal signs in your chart, make sure you take action. Otherwise, nothing will happen as wealth do not fall onto your lap!

Found in Rat and Horse.

1. Sky Happiness (Rat) - This star represents relationships. If you are single, someone will appear. If you are married, your marriage will be happier. If the Rat appears in the Year pillar, you will be attending lots of weddings. If it appears in the Month pillar, and you are a professional homemaker, you will be contributing happiness to your home and marriage. If it appears in your Day pillar, you suddenly appear very attractive to others this year (lol). If it appears in your Hour pillar, you will receive lots of interesting investment opportunities.

Note that having a Rat in your Chart is especially good because you have the Moon and Sky Happiness stars, which means you will have both money and good relationships!

2. Red Matchmaker (Horse) - This star also represents auspicious relationship. If you have this star and you are single, you won't be single for long. Your likeability increase and you attract people in your life. Note that when you are likeable, it also means good for doing business.

3. Salty Pool (Horse) - This is not so auspicious as it attracts unwanted relationships. Short of saying you will become more horny (oops I said it!) you need to be careful and more aware of this star if you are married!

Status, Power and Recognition
Found in Dragon and Rooster

1. Emperor Star (Dragon) - Every year, this star only occupies one of the 12 animal signs. In 2017, it is in the Dragon. An Emperor is always right so with this star, it means you are always right! You will  have the ability to raise funds, start a business, and get a license for your product.

If the Dragon is in your Year pillar, you can change the environment by changing job, career or business location. If it is in your Month pillar, you can take the next level up in your work and career. If the Dragon is in the Day pillar, you might have a strained marriage, because now your spouse is always right! (lol). If it is in the Hour pillar, all your ambitions and dreams will come true!

2. General Star (Rooster) - Represents power, status and authority. With this star, you are in charge! If you own a business, make sure you make all the important business decisions! If not in business, make sure you take a higher ranking in your career.

3. The Duke's Arrival (Rooster) - This year, the General star comes with the Duke's Arrival. With this star, you will get lots of attention and become popular. Of course, if you are not one who enjoy the limelight, this star will do you no good!

Helpful People
Found in Pig, Horse, Dragon and Dog

1. Heavenly Yi (Pig) - This star brings good mentor into your life. With this star, try to network more with people of higher ranking.

2. Fortune Virtue (Horse) - This is a prosperity star. You get to enjoy life, have lots of good food and basically gets fat! If the Horse is in your Day pillar, and you are single, it means you will get fat. If you are married, then your spouse is the one who will get fat. Lol.

3. Dragon Virtue (Dragon) - One of the best nobleman stars. You have the ability to resolve challenges and problems.

4. Sun (Dog) - The most powerful nobleman star. You become the helpful person to others. A lot of people will come to you to help solve their problems. Only good if you enjoy helping others! But remember, whoever you help this year, you might get their help in return in future, so it's worth helping.

If the Dog is in your Year pillar, a lot of friends will come to you for help. If it is in your Month pillar, you will be helping colleagues at work. If it's in your Day pillar, your spouse will be spending a lot of time helping others, so try to understand (lol). If it's in your Hour pillar, you help others become rich in investment opportunities. So if you are a Fund Manager and you have this star, this is definitely a good year for you!

Solving Problems
Found in Dragon and Ox

1. Dragon Virtue (Dragon) - This star is already mentioned above. Note that since this is a problem solving star, it means that you will have lots of problems in 2017 for you to solve. If you don't solve or you feel it's a hassle, you will suffer the consequences. So make sure you solve the problems especially since the Dragon also has the Emperor Star which means you have the ability to solve them!

2. Relief God (Ox) - This star is especially good for solving health problems. Use this opportunity to go for health check up and get the right treatment. This star is also good for getting rid of debt issues, and solving disputes and arguments.

Property Luck
Only found in Pig

Earth Relief (Pig) - Good for moving house, renovation and buying new property. With this star, it will be easier for you to look for a house. Note that if you do not have a Pig in your chart, and you want to buy new property or move house, get help from people who have Pig in their charts!

Found in Ox and Goat

1. Three Stages (Ox) - This represents increase in ranking one step at a time. Best for step by step career progression or climbing the corporate ladder.

2. Eight Seats (Goat) - This star helps you become famous or popular overnight. If the Goat is in the Year pillar, you might find that you suddenly have lots of friends on Facebook this year. If it is n your Hour pillar, your goals and dreams will receive lots of attention. A great star to have if you are into marketing and business.

Found in Ox and Rooster

1. Elegant Seal (Ox) - good for artists, and those in artistic and creative fields. The downside is you might be weird or eccentric.

2. Intelligent Star (Rooster) - If you have this star, make sure you study new skills, new subjects or acquire knowledge this year. It will be easier to learn new things which may prove beneficial to you in future.

Social Capital
The new trend of the young and rich is to get rich in their 20's. This method of getting rich depends a lot on networking and connections online, hence the name social capital.
Found in Snake, Pig and Dragon

1. Three Harmony (Snake) - This is a Snake and Rooster combination. Find people with good stars to help you.

2. Sky Horse (Pig) - good for out of country investments, exports and doing overseas business. With this star, you have the ability to market products overseas so you can either travel out of the country to do business or sell products to overseas customers online.

3. Grand Duke Combination (Dragon) - With this Dragon and Rooster combination, you are able to connect with the right people or people with power and authority.

Found in Monkey and Dog

1. Death God (Monkey) - This star represents forgetfulness and absent mindedness. This means if you have the Monkey in your chart, you tend to be very forgetful in 2017.

2. Sky Emptiness (Dog) - This star makes you talk a lot, but nothing happens. Or you have big ideas but they suddenly disappear. If you have this star, better not plan for the whole year (because your plans will likely not happen). Instead plan small every month.

Found in Goat, Rooster and Ox

1. Lonesome (Goat) - Best described as lonely at the top. You might be rich and popular, but somehow you feel lonely.

2. Sky Cry (Rooster) - feeling very sentimental

3. Instability (Ox) - feeling very emotional

4. Five Ghost (Ox) - feeling suspicious of others, or feeling uncomfortable in an empty hotel room

Found in Rooster, Horse, and Dog

1. Triple Punishment (Rooster) - feeling down and not appreciated

2. Hidden Corpse (Rooster) - offending others by talking about sensitive issues

3. Curled Tongue (Horse) - like to debate or argue with people

4. Six Horns (Dog)  - Offending other people. This usually happens when you are trying to help solve people's problems (since you have the Sun star) but ending up offending others.

Petty People
Found in Snake, Dog and Goat

1. Back Poking (Snake) - People talk bad about you behind your back

2. Yin Sha (Dog) - Offending females. If you are a guy, most likely your ex-girlfriend gives you problems, or you have extra marital issues, or your current relationship becomes hostile.
If you are a girl, your female friend backstabs you.

3. Leopard Tail (Goat) - Offending people, by accidentally stepping on their tail. Since you are popular (because of the Eight Seeds star), most likely you attract jealousy.

Spending Money
Found in Tiger and Rabbit

1. Lesser Consumer (Tiger) - Spend a lot on luxury items, vacations etc. Since Tigers have National Treasure star, they make lots of money but end up spending most of the money this way. A good  remedy is to buy more assets. So even if you are destined to spend lots of money in 2017, at least you will be spending money on something that can increase in value.

On a side note, if you are a salesperson looking to increase your sales, why not search for potential customers with Tiger in their Bazi chart? :)

2. Greater Consumer (Rabbit) - Every year, the animal sign that clashes with the Tai Sui (Grand Duke) has this star. In 2017, it's the Rabbit who will have this unfortunate star. It indicates big expenditure and changes in financial standing. Those with Rabbit in their chart will find that somehow there will be circumstances that will force them to lose money.

Note that because Rabbit clashes with the Grand Duke this year, it indicates major changes. If the Rabbit is in your Year pillar, you will have a change of friends or work environment. If it's in your Month pillar, you will experience a change in job, structure of the company where you work at, or even a change of boss. If the Rabbit is in your Day pillar, this indicates a change in relationship. It could be a good thing if you are single as you will be tying the knot. If you are married however, it could mean you or your spouse traveling far and apart from each other, or may even indicate a divorce. If the Rabbit is in your Hour pillar, this indicates a change in your investment, usually means losing your investment.

Arguments and Disputes
Found in Monkey and Rabbit

1. Heavenly Officer Charm (Monkey) - indicated arguing with people and challenges in judicial and legal issues.

2. Prison Inmates (Rabbit) - This is related to fines and traffic tickets

Found in Monkey, Ox and Rooster

1. Sickness Charm (Monkey) - Health issues especially intestinal

2. Blood Knife (Ox) - indicates blockages, cysts, or small injuries. May need to be removed via surgery.

3. Sword Edge (Rooster) - minor cuts, small bleeding.

Feeling overwhelmed and confused with all the information about the stars and the animal signs? Perhaps it will be easier if you just focus on the 5 animals signs that you find in your PBC (4 animals in your Bazi four pillars and 1 animal in your 10-Year Luck Pillar).  Instead of reading through all the  good and bad stars mentioned above, just watch short videos of each of the 5 animal signs you have in your PBC.

These videos are prepared and hosted by Joey Yap himself. There are 12 videos overall, each video focusing on one of the 12 animal signs. In each video, Joey explains about the good and bad stars found in the animal sign for 2017. WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE.

Now, although these videos are helpful and what you have read in this blog post are informative, do understand that what was taught at the seminar are still general information. To have an accurate forecast, you need to have your entire Bazi Chart analysed, and not just by looking at the animal signs. If you are interested in a professional Bazi reading with reasonable fee, do email me at mvfblog@gmail.com for full details. 

Coming Up In Part 3 : 2017 Afflictions & Activation Dates. Stay tuned! :)

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Feng Shui 2017 According To Joey Yap (Part 1)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Published in



Last Saturday I attended Joey Yap's 2017 Feng Shui and Astrology Seminar at KL Convention Centre. It was a full house event just like previous years.

For those who did not have the opportunity to attend, I will try to share as much as I can about what I learnt from the seminar. But first, you need to download your Personal Bazi Chart (PBC) HERE. This is absolutely necessary so that you can follow what I am about to share and to make the information relevant to you.

Not exactly sure what is Bazi? Bazi literally means Eight Characters. It's also known as the Four Pillars of Destiny. Read a brief introduction to Bazi HERE.

If you do not have your Personal Bazi Chart with you, please download it NOW before continue reading.

In Chinese Metaphysics, the universe is divided into 5 elements, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Understanding the interactions between these 5 elements is important in the study and implementation of feng shui cures. For 5 Elements 101, read HERE.

Below is the Bazi Chart for 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster.

Image taken from Joey Yap's seminar booklet
Note: Images from the booklet are copyrighted. In the event that I am asked to take them down, I will have no choice but to comply.

Metal appears to be the most dominant element in 2017. This is followed by Water, Fire, Wood and lastly, Earth which is the weakest.

Now check your PBC. If you have Metal, then this will most likely be a good year for you. If there is no Metal at all in your PBC, then 2017 will be a challenging year for you.

Five elements and their strengths in 2017

Sorry if the photos in this post are not very clear. You may want to magnify the photo or zoom in to be able to read what is shown on the screen.

According to Joey Yap, in the year 2017, Earth represents Assets, Water represents Sales, Fire represents Profit, Wood represents Cash and Metal represents Self.

The formula to get wealthy

Take a look at your PBC. If you have Water, that means you will do well in sales this year. For people who are not in sales, Water can also mean influence. If you have Water in your PBC, this means you are able to influence others. In other words, when you talk, people listen.

If you are a boss intending to hire salespersons this year, then it is a good idea to check whether they have Water in their PBC. Do not hire people without Water in their charts. Likewise, if you do not have Water in your PBC, don't be in charge of sales this year. Instead, find other people who have water in their charts and partner them!

What if you have Water in your chart and you are not really good in sales? Then it is the perfect time for you to learn how to sell and learn how to influence others.

Fire represents Profit in 2017. It also represents accomplishments that may not have anything to do with wealth. If you have Fire in your PBC, and you are running a business, this means your business is likely to be profitable this year. But if you are not in business, Fire in your chart could mean you will accomplish something this year, like climbing a mountain or running a marathon, for example.

A profitable business does not neccessarily mean you have cash. Many businesses that are in profit actually experience cash flow problems. Wood represents Cash in 2017. So besides having Fire (profit), you must have Wood (cash) too. Now check your PBC. Do you have Wood?

If Wood is on the top of your PBC (Heavenly Stems row), everyone knows you are rich. If Wood is at the bottom (Earthly Branches row), no one knows you are rich.

So what do you do when you have extra cash? Joey Yap recommends that you put them back into your self to acquire more assets. The formula outlined in the photo above is, according to Joey Yap, the ultimate way to get wealthy.

Earth element is the weakest in 2017. This means resources are low. As Fire counters Metal, those in Metal industries (eg. automobiles) will experience regulatory pressures creating strong competition within. On a personal level, if you have Metal in your PBC, you will experience positive changes as a result of external pressures.

Water represents innovation. If you have Water in your PBC, 2017 is a great year to innovate. If you are in business or plan to start a business, know that the key to success is innovation. Without innovation, your business cannot survive for long. This simply means if you have no Water in your chart, do not attempt to start a business in 2017.  However, you can get round this by partnering someone who has Water!

Water in the PBC also means you can easily find talent or hire the right people.

A lot of people who invest in the stock market often ask which stocks to buy. Joey Yap said that since companies are run by people, what you can do is to check the Bazi Chart of the person who runs the company. If that person has Water in his chart, that means he can innovate and his business will thrive this year. Therefore, it would be a good company to invest in.

In the 2017 Bazi Chart, Wood is countered by four Metal. This means there will be sudden changes. So if you have a lot of Wood in your PBC, there will be sudden changes in your life this year. An example of sudden change would be moving house.

Wood in the chart also represents new leadership and new concept or direction. If you are a CEO of a company and you have Wood in your PBC, then you should come out with a new concept or direction for your company.

To summarize, if you have the top three elements - Metal, Water and Fire - in your PBC, this year will be a very good year for you. If these three elements are located on the top of your Bazi Chart (Heavenly Stems), you are very likely to earn Dumb Money this year!

What is Dumb money? It is money that you earn without you knowing exactly how you earned it. The opposite is Smart Money - money that you earn by working hard and following a specific way.  Most people get rich via Smart Money. But who would resist Dumb Money? Not me! So check your PBC - are you among the few lucky ones to have dumb money this year?

Global Outlook for 2017
Based on the 2017 Bazi Chart, there is a Metal and Fire clash. This means people are generally not optimistic. But they are more united against people in command. I take this to mean that in countries where the citizens are against the policies set by their leaders, they will tend to group together to oppose their leaders.

The clash between Metal and Fire in the chart also means that uncertainties will increase. More people will lose their jobs.

Spending on infrastructure will increase globally. However, there will be much less spending on the environment. Wood and Earth both represent the environment. Since there is Metal chop Wood in the Chart, and Earth is also the weakest element in 2017, these are indications that there will be more environmental disasters in 2017.

The presence of both yin and yang Metal in the Chart indicates tension. Security wise, there will be more incidences of terrorism. However, Joey Yap said if you have the top three elements - Metal, Water and Fire - in your PBC, you have no cause for worry about terrorism. However, if you have lots of Earth (weakest element in 2017) in your PBC, better stay at home to be safe. I am sure he's just joking! Haha.

Water in the Chart represents wisdom. Since Water is the second strongest element in 2017, there will be more people moving into education and academic fields.

Economic Outlook for Malaysia
To predict the economic outlook for Malaysia, Joey Yap compares the Fire Rooster Bazi Chart of 1957 (the year Malaysia achieved independence) with the 2017 Bazi Chart.

The result? Entertainment line will be good. Starting a new business in the entertainment field may be a good idea.

There will be challenges in the financial industry due to regulatory issues.

2017 will be a great year for IT (Information Technology), so those in the IT line will find it rewarding. This also means that doing an online business may prove to be rewarding in 2017.

Calamities in Malaysia
Most likely calamity to befall Malaysia in 2017 is the haze. Looks like this problem will never be solved, will it? Other calamities include flood, typhoon, health epidemics, tsunami, explosions and terrorism. Joey Yap however stressed that tsunami is very unlikely to happen.

Five Ways To Succeed In Life
During the seminar, Joey Yap also shared about 5 ways to succeed in life. The 5 ways are Luck, Choices, Strategy, Environment and Skills.

It is indeed very rare to have good luck in everything. But even if you have good luck, that is not enough. You need to also make the right choices in life. The purpose of studying Chinese Metaphysics or getting a Bazi Reading is so that you know what your choices are.  When you know your choices, you then make better decisions. The right decision can make a whole world of difference to whether you succeed or fail in life.

According to Joey Yap, luck is a form of qi (energy). To have good luck, you need to have high energy. High energy simply means you see positiveness, and see the good in everything. When you vibrate in the positive energy, you will also attract people with positive energy.

Luck is however only one of the five ways. Other game changers are making the right choices, having a strategy, changing your environment and learning a skill.

Health Forecast For 2017
According to Joey Yap, the year 2017 is a very unique year for health. Rooster (especially Fire Rooster) when combined with Fire element in the 2017 Bazi Chart represents medicine. There is a good chance of medical breakthrough happening in 2017.  Perhaps a cure for a currently uncured illness will be found.

It is also a good year to do a medical check-up especially if you already having health problems.

Metal represents respiratory and breathing, so there will be more cases of respiratory problems in 2017.

Ding Fire represents the heart, so there will be more cases of cardiovascular diseases.

Rooster and Rabbit clash in the chart indicates gynaecology and childbirth issues. An example is cyst in the ovaries.

Wood represents joints and bones, so there may be health problems related to these in 2017.

All these also means that doctors, healers and those in the medical field would probably have a financially rewarding year especially if they are dealing with the health issues related to respiratory, cardiovascular, gynaecology and bones.

What To Focus On In 2017
Take a look at your PBC. Notice the chart is divided into four pillars - the Year, Month, Day and Hour  pillars. Now that you know what are the positive elements for 2017 (which are Metal, Water and Fire), see where they are located in your PBC.

If they are located in your Year and Month pillars, focus on your career and social life.
If they are located in your Day and Hour pillars, focus on your home, family and relationships.

In A Nutshell
1. Game changing technology for IT. A good industry to be in. Starting an online business is highly recommended.

2. Medical breakthrough. Good year to do medical check-up.

3. Revolution. Change of leaderships. Citizens unite against leaders or people who set the rules.

4. Bumpy, choppy year. Metal chop wood. Won't be a smooth sailing year.

5. Problematic. Earth element weak, therefore resources are low. People don't see solution. If you see the solution, you win in 2017.

6. Employment will decrease. People losing jobs. But this also means easier to hire people and hire talents - an advantage for those starting a business.

7. Luck is only one of the 5 ways to succeed in 2017 and beyond. There are 4 more things (if you are willing to work at it) - choices, strategy, environment and skills - to make 2017 a great year for you!

If majority of the elements in your PBC are good (ie. Metal, Water and Fire), go forward and do something out of the ordinary this year. If you don't, you are wasting your good luck. Remember if you do exactly the same as what you did last year, nothing will happen.

If majority of the elements in your PBC are not good (ie. having 2 - 4 Earth elements), lay low and consolidate. Do not start a new venture or take risks.

If you have half good and half bad elements in your PBC, try and combine with a partner who have the good elements in his or her PBC.

In Part 2, I will be sharing about the 12 animal signs and the stars that come with each this year so that when you have these animals in your PBC, (note that you have one animal sign in each of your four pillars in the Bazi Chart) you will then know what to expect for 2017 and how to make full use of what you know. Stay tuned!

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