Predictions for 2009 the Year of the Ox by Edgar (Lok Tin) Yung – DEC 2008

2009 Heaven Luck 

In Chinese almanac, 2009 is the year of the Ox.

To be exact, the year of the Ox starts at 0050 on the 4th February 2009. For animal sings, always remember that the cut off point is NOT the Chinese New Year’s day. It is on the Start of Spring and it normally falls on the 4th or 5th February.

For example, if someone was born on the 28th January 1960, even though it was on the Chinese New Year’s day, since it was not yet thestart of spring. So he/she was not considered a Rat. He/she is still a Pig.

The Ox’s five elements is Earth.

In Chinese almanac, each year is made up by two Chinese characters, one called the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch for the other. Remember that the Heaven is on the top and the Earth is underneath.

When talk about the year of the Ox, it is just referring to the Earthly Branch “CHOU”. However when it comes to forecast for the year, the Heavenly Stem must be put into the equation.

The Heavenly Stem for 2009 is (Ji). Its five elements is also Earth. It is Yin Earth. 2009 is called the Yin Earth Ox. (Ji Chou).

The Chinese characters written as:

Feng Shui Year of the Ox 2009

Yin is slow and soft.

Ox, beef, cow, buffalo, cattle have the same five elements Earth. The Ox offended the Tai Sui (Grand Duke) in 2009. Therefore ox (the actual animal) will be in trouble and there will be news about meat contamination, food poisoning from beef around the year. It may be mad cow disease again.

The Earth (Heavenly Stem) on Earth (Earthly Branch), they are like brothers and sisters. This means the top level and the bottom level are in peace. There are no conflicts between them. The top level means Governments, big corporations or parents will harmonize with the bottom level the citizens, the workers, the children.   In the other words, “Equal” (same five elements) means capitalism becoming proletarian.

Earth on Earth also symbolizes alike, homogeneity, as a result there will be a lot of news about homosexual couples, rules, regulations and policies for same sex couples.

In five element theories, Earth means: Trust, Confident, Mindset, Thinking, Religions, conceptions, philosophy and values.

Chou has embedded three elements in it. Other than the earth, it also contains Water (Gui) and Metal (Xin). Chou also called the “metaltomb”. 2006 the year of the Dog (Xu, the fire tomb) embedded the fire element, with the Heavenly Stem Bing Fire. The Bing Fire able to suck the Fire from the Fire Tomb. That was why 2006 was so hot. (You can read article Year of the Dog 2006 for more explanation)

2009 the Heavenly Stem is Earth. It is NOT Metal. So the Metal will be still embedded in the Chou which cannot be sucked out.Therefore the Metal remain kept under the Earth (Chou).

Metal is finance. With the hints of the five elements above, we can predict that, in 2009 although there will be a lot of ideas, concepts trying to save/rescue the financial market, people still will have trust and confident issue. Confident is still low. Please be careful in January, April, July, and October 2009. They are the bumpiest time for shares in 2009.

Metal, digging out from the Earth, is mineral which embedded inside the Earth (Chou) is not sucking out by the Heavenly Stem. In other words, the production output of metal (iron, cupper, zinc……) from the Earth is reduced. As such the mining industry will be slowing down in 2009. It is on a downward trend.

The Water embedded inside the Chou represents money. Colloquially saying in Chinese “water is Money.” Now the water is conquered by heavy Earth. Just imagine what will happen to your money if you are robbed. With this in mind, it wise to avoid the money being robbed, sokeep them in a safe place.

Year of Ox is a religion year

The year of the Ox belongs to Religions, Conceptions, Philosophy, innovations and Values. In 2009 there will be a lot of news in relation to policies changes, new policies, rules and regulations. With the Heaven Luck in 2009 is a “Change” year. Obama’s slogan for election was “Change we can believe in”. His slogan is matched with the 2009 “Change”. That was why he is elected.

We will see a lot of news in relation to high profile religion figures. Religions conflicts get worsen and more news about paedophilia comes from religions sector.

2008/2009 “Blasting Fire” still valid

In 2008 and 2009, the five elements for the each Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch combined is Fire. It has a special name called “Blasting Fire”. Coincidentally the flying star number 9 located at the middle of the palace. Number 9 star is associated with fire. There will be more burning fire raiding through forest, properties, and volcano eruptions.

“Blasting fire” means the fire it comes very fast and quick. So people should do their best to prevent fire and implement a fire plan. Make sure smoke alarm in working order.

In terms of weather

In terms of weather, 2009 will be remaining a cooler year compare with 2006, 2007. 2009 will have more rainfall again. The average temperature will be lower.

The Water (Gui) embedded in Chou, also bonds with Chou, this means water can cause land slide where places near the seas, oceans, or waterways. We will also hear more earthquakes or collapse of buildings in 2009.

2009 Earth Luck

Earth Luck is to deal with the bad energy where we live, work and play. That is the Feng Shui components of our house and office for the year of the Ox.

Each year, there are three major, Shas (Bad Energy) flying around. These three Shas have the power to override any flying stars combination regardless how good the chart is. These three Shas are called.

1. Tai Sui (Grand Duke). It is located at the North East North

2. San Sha (Three Killings) San Sha arrives at the East. And

3. Five Yellow. It is landed at the North.

Number one rule to deal with those Shas is not to “Move Earth”, dinging, renovation in those areas.

The North East North (22.5 ~ 37.5) has Tai Sui

Tai Sui or Grand Duke is the yearly King. The Tai Sui controlling the North East North sector in the year of the Ox. The North East Northsector is Earth element too. It is related to the digestive system in our body including, stomach, pancreas, muscle and cells. As such, the health problems related to earth could be stomach problem, food poisoning (especially meat from beef), diarrhea, muscle ache, cells disorder andeven cancers.

The best way to prevent bad luck and sickness is not to stir up the yearly bad energy spots. All the yearly bad energy areas have a tigersleeping there. It will be fine if the sleeping tiger has not been disturbed. However, if the tiger is wakening up, it will bite you. “Move earth” will wake the tiger up, so do not dig, nailing, chisel and renovate the Tai Sui sector including the floor, ground, garden, the walls inside and outside.

If your house facing North East North or the main door is located at the Tai Sui sector, be sure closing the door slowly and gently when come in and go out.

The Three killings is at the East (67.5 ~ 112.5)

The East sector got the Three-killings. It covers a very big area. Three killings represents lawsuits, gossips, arguments.

The east sector is wood element. In health, it is related to the arms, the legs, the hips and the back areas. Internally, wood represents the liver and the gall bladder. The Trigram for the east sector is Zhen. Zhen is the elder son or the male master of the family. For the elder son and father they should look after the above body parts well. Be care of traffic issues (accidents, traffic fine, road raid, and speeding) in Jan, May and September 2009.

Keep this area as quiet as possible. If the three killings bad energy is disturbed, there would be 3 unfortunate incidents happen.

Don’t place any moving objects at the East Sector including fish tanks.

Place a round Metal object in this area to dissolve the bad energy.

You cannot change the main door position but you can move yourself away from the bad energy areas. If the house has a room at the South East Sector of the house, then move to this area.

The South East sector of the house has a number 8 star in 2009. The number 8 star is a money star. It is recommended to activate this areaby place a pot (black one) with 80% full of clear of water at the south east area. Make sure it is at south east sector. Do not place the water at the three killings area.

The North has Five Yellow

The Five Yellow, representing misfortune and obstacle arrives at the North sector in the year of the Ox.  If your north sector of the house or office is an important area such as bedroom or entrances, it is recommended that place a ceramic Ox to dissolve this bad energy or move away from this area.

The North sector is Water element. It is related to the excretion systems including, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland for male, bladders and other water system in our body. March, September and December are the worse months. If any part of the ox breaks away, another new oxshould be replace immediately.

The lucky corner at the South East

The money corner is at the south east in 2009. As mentioned above, the south east is related to money. It has the number 8 money star. You can move to and sleep at this area if there is a room. If the south east area is a living area, place a pot (black one) with 80% full of clear of water at this area to attract money.

If you want to conceive a baby, use the south east and the middle palace of the house more often. This means activate the middle of the house and the south east sector by human activities.

Human Luck Individually in 2009

Chinese Astrology examines not only the year of birth but also the Month Day and the Birth hour. It is difficult to exactly predict by the animal sign how each year will affect each person individually at a very details level. Such animal sign astrology is not totally reliable as the system is only examined 12.5% (1/8) of the four pillars chart. For more reliable assessment, it is recommended that to check the full Four Pillars of Destiny with a reputable Chinese Astrologer.

Just based on the yearly heavenly stem and earthly branch, some animals are more sensitive than the others. The most sensitive animals affecting by the Grand Duke in 2009 are the Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon.

The heavenly stem of 2009 is Yin Earth (Ji). The Earthly Branch underneath is Earth too (Chou). Earth sits on Earth. It is full of earth. In health issue, earth is associated with stomach, pancreas, problem, food poisoning (especially meat from beef), diarrhea, muscle ache, cells disorder and so on. For animal signs are Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon must be paid more attention to those areas.

For Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon eat less beef, steaks but more poultry and green vegetables. Green vegetable is wood which conquers the earth.

The year of the Ox is Mindset, Thinking sort of year. So general speaking Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon will become more stubborn and insist their own thinking. With the stubbornness it may cause a lot conflicts, arguments with others. So be more open minded to discuss with yourspouse, partners, managers, bosses and colleagues and be open minded to listen to the others’ opinions.

Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon should also avoid go to the hospitals, funerals.

For female Ox, Goat, Dog and Dragon, giving birth in 2009 will reduce a lot of bad energy and troublesome.

Do more exercises, be more active and think positively. For exercises, need to make sure there is sweating for every exercise.

Donation of blood or having a blood test done in January and July will help reduce bad energy too.

The following is a guide for each animal and their luck in the year of the Ox. It is a guide only. For more accurate reading, please seek professional Chinese Astrologers.

Ox (Born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Every 12 years, the animal signs repeat once. For someone born in the year of the Ox i.e. 1961, twelve years later, in 1973, it comes to the year of the Ox again. In Chinese Astrological term, it is called the “same animal sign year”. So Ox, in 2009 is having a same animal sign year. As such Ox in 2009 will have a busy schedule, big pressure from every direction. Do not be too stubborn to insist your own principals. Bad gossip will be around. Boss will watch closely at the Ox. Do not argue with colleagues, supervisors or the bosses. Be open minded.

Take extra care with the diets. Eat healthily, more vegetables. Try to avoid beef or steak. Do more exercises. For exercises, need to make sure there is sweating for every exercise.

Barack Obama was born in the 4th August 1961. He is an Ox. Not only that he will experience the same animal sign year effects mentioned above, but also he is having a few clashes his chart. It is a tough year ahead for him. January and August are the months to pay more attention to his news.

Goat (Born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003),

The Goat is having a clash with the Ox in 2009. Clash means confrontation. There will be big change for the Goat, like career change, job change, position shuffle school change, moving house or traveling.

The Goat has a yearly star called “Da Ho.” which in English means “Big spending.” So for the Goat spend wisely. It is wise to buy something will be valuable in the future. Avoid high risk investments.

Beware of contract terms if contract need to be signed.

For Goat born in 1991, they must drive very carefully after obtain the driving license. As clashing easily cause traffic accident.

For the Goat, in 2009 if planning of traveling, avoid going to the northeast direction. The northeast direction is the Grand Duke direction which will increase the level of the clash.

Blood Donation is encouraged and is one of the best ways to reduce bad luck and on the hand attract good luck in 2009.

If blood donation scares you, try to do a blood test or visit a dentist in Jan and July 2009.

Dragon (Born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)

Beware of lawsuit in partnership with others. It may happen in April, July and October. It is better to be conservative than aggressive. Keep all the ideas in your heart. Do not be presumptuous to give ideas.

It is important to keep clam since there will be a lot of different ideas exchange with the Boss or colleagues.

Dog (Born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

The dog has a penalty relationship with the Ox. This means that the Dog will be easily punished by their superiors or by the Law. Be very careful on what to say in public speaking especially in July. Easily break rules, like traffic rules and get penalty and fine.

Rat (Born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996) will be much better than in 2008. The bad gossips or lawsuit is going

away slowly. The Rat and the Tai Sui bond together this year. The bonding means in the year of the Ox, Rat will be meeting new friends, new relationship and new partnership. Whether the new friendship, relationship or partnership is good or bad, it is depending on the Four Pillars chart. If Earth is one of the favor elements, then obviously the end result will be on the good side. The positive changes normally start toward the birthday month.

Tiger (Born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)

In the year of the Ox will be a busy year for the Tiger. Tiger’s five elements is wood. Wood conquers earth the Tai Sui as well as underground bonding with the Tai Sui. This means for the working tigers, they would get power/authority from the superiors. However the Tiger will be segregated by the others.

Rabbit (Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999), the relationship impact from the year of the Rat is gradually faded away. Thelawsuit will also have a clear outcome and fading away. For the Rabbit’s parents or grand parents will have health problems. There may be funeral affair in the family.

Snake (Born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001) Snake is bond with the Tai Sui to form metal element. If metal element is a favor element, then the income will be increased. Snake will have a lot more social activities or dinner parties dinning out more in 2009.

Horse (Born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002) the clash in 2008 the year of the Rat will subside. After 2008’s change things will settle down at around your birthday. Be very clear mind, it is easy to get into trouble simply too stubborn.

Monkey (Born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004) It is wise to remember to be clam in 2009. Remember this Chinese saying: “Guns shoot at the birds for those pop their head up first.” At the good side, monkey has a good star “Heaven Happiness” in the year of the Ox. There will be something good happen like getting married or having a baby. Second half of the year will be better than the first half for the monkey. There will be someone helping too.

Rooster (Born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005) is very much like the Snake. The rooster is bond with the Tai Sui to form metal element as well. If metal element is a favor element, then the income will be increased. There may be a small operation in March in relation to the arms, legs or the back.

Pig (Born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007), for the pig, this year has the “courier horse” star. There will be a lot of outdoor excursions, interstate or international business trips. It will be internal transfer to a different nature of job in the same organization as well.