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Welcome 2006: The Year of Dog

As per Chinese, the first day of the new year falls between January and February, writes Mohan Deep. The Annual Forecast: 2006

india Updated: Dec 26, 2005 12:17 IST
Mohan Deep
Mohan Deep

Here is wishing all of you health, wealth, success, love, happiness from children and parents, fame, lots of friends, fun and then some more…the Feng Shui way. Because the Chinese follow lunar cycle, and in Feng Shui we do the same, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2006 is Lunar Year 4703-4704. On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on January 29, 2006 - The Year of the Dog.

The hourglass will continue to work, and the sand will be replaced again. There is a feeling of déjà vu as far as I'm concerned. Every year, at this time, I am asked to write a year - ender.

I take a look at the year gone, assess the success stories and give some Feng Shui suggestions for the new years. This year, instead of writing about Feng Shui success stories I will focus on what people seek from Feng Shui.

In one word; everything!
In one word; miracle!
In one word; change!
In one word, a perfect life!

Feng Shui has become more than Aladdin's Lamp and this Genie has long list of satisfied people. Every time Feng Shui has solved money problems, increased the flow of wealth, got people promotions, shown results in relationship sector or brought great success to the achievers it has added to what is loosely described as 'mouth publicity'. More people start expecting more from life, seeking it from Feng Shui…creating an endless circle. It feels great.

But is it simple? Is Feng Shui a simple remedy that shows magical results? Please, no! I have said it earlier and I repeat it once again. You need to master the science or art of Feng Shui before being able to see the results. As all the regulars of my notebook know, The Grand Duke of Jupiter is one of the more sensitive aspects of Feng Shui. Upsetting it brings you bad luck and confronting it invites disaster. In the past, I have given several instances of people (even armies) facing the direction occupied by the Duke and losing. I have given instances of wars India fought, lost or won and even the case of Saddam Hussein!

The Duke changes his place of residence every year and this is why, the remedy too changes the position. The remedy is to place Pi Yao facing the Direction of the Duke. In 2006, the Duke is in West-North-West so you must move the Pi Yao (if you acquired it last year by 30 degree clockwise, as it occupied West during 2005). If you do not have it, get it and place it anywhere in the house facing WNW.

Remember, you cannot annoy the Duke and this is why, if you are doing renovation, no digging and no demolitions in the WNW part of your house! You can color it, wall paper it, can place any furniture here but do not disturb the Duke by digging this part.
Besides the Duke is Saram Saat - the Three Killings - that is going to occupy North during the year of the Dog. You must not have him behind you. It can cause a lot of harm, Chinese believe. So if you are sitting facing South, move your chair anti-clockwise by 45 degrees so that you sit facing Southeast. If South is your lucky direction, South-East too would be your lucky direction. But this all comes only after you bring Feng Shui in your life.

I get a lot of mail from people who want me to travel to wherever they live and are unsure of my response. Let me make it clear here. I am available to visit you - anywhere in India or abroad - but you will have to book my time about three months in advance. And if you want a faster consultation, you can send me the floor plan of your house / shop / office / factory along with your date of birth, background of problems through my web site Here you can complete all the formalities, take a look at the exclusive Feng Shui paintings and authentic Feng Shui products and buy them.

Looking back at the year gone, I see that at least 40 percent of the people chose Feng Shui paintings based on the description and opt for the guidance that comes free with the paintings! The remaining 60 per cent are those who choose professional consultation and then buy the Feng Shui products. The later group benefits quicker and the success rate is almost 85 percent!

I'd like to complete this year-ender with the interesting success story of a Sindhi NRI based in USA. He was employed by an unscrupulous person (I do not wish to give details about them as this would cause all around embarrassment.) and as he was a part of managing the business, got involved in a court case when the employer defaulted. The situation was such that he faced a jail sentence for no fault of his own. He sought the help of Feng Shui even as the case proceeded. The formalities were the same and my Feng Shui advice focused on the Helpful Friends sector. He could prove his innocence and today, based in USA where he has a new management job, has set up his own business in India. Thanks to Feng Shui.

(FengShui Master Mohan Deep, one of the top Feng Shui consultants in the world, is based in Mumbai, India. For more information you may visithttp://www.fengshuimiracle.comor write to him Office: 91-22-56997992. Fax: 91-22-26350503 Cell: 9820199378.Address: 222 Shantivan, New Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053.)

First Published: Dec 26, 2005 00:00 IST