2018 Chinese Animal Predictions for the Rat
The year of the Yang Earth Dog will be productive and rewarding for the charismatic, intelligent and gifted Rat but not without its problems. Fortunately, the Rat has an innate ability to sense upcoming issues before they become a problem and this talent will mean he’ll be able to deal with the problem efficiently or remove himself from an unfavourable situation. Acknowledging the positive and being grateful for everything the Rat already has in his life would bring enormous benefits.
Work Life for the Rat in 2018
The year will be varied and busy with opportunities opening in the workplace which will improve income and lifestyle both immediate and in the future. The possibility of travel is also on the horizon for the Rat who has any business connections away from home base.
If the Rat is to gain maximum profit from these opportunities, he will benefit from acknowledging his propensity to become distracted and placing his energies into other projects or schemes that will not eventuate. Recognising this trait and avoiding the pull to become distracted, will help him to remain disciplined and be able to focus on the task at hand.
If the Rat maintains discipline and focus, he will enjoy the resulting gains in years to come. He needs to view 2018 as a year to lay down the foundations for the future. As the year will be busy and varied, the Rat should allow himself periods of rest to recharge his energy levels.
The Rat is a gregarious creature with an abundance of friends and has an exceptional ability to work well with others. This trait brings him respect from his workmates as he demonstrates his keenness to work as a positive team member.
With his many social and work connections, the Rat will have much advice and support on hand. If there are opportunities for growth or promotion, others will jump in with encouragement and a kind word in the right places. Regular communication with contacts, including employment specialists, will be beneficial to discuss any desires for work experience growth or change.
The year of the Dog will hold many possibilities that can open up for the Rat; for best results, both immediate and future, it will be advantageous to remain mindful and focused on goals. A positive mental attitude throughout the year is imperative for the Rat to succeed in his future endeavors.
Reward and enjoyment for efforts may not be immediate, but the Rat mustn’t get disillusioned. Rewards will come with persistence and determination. The second half of the year, from mid-August to November will deliver the best prospects. However, April is also a favourable month for best opportunities.
Finances for the Rat in 2018
The Rats efforts during the year of the Dog should increase income. There will also be opportunities for income growth by turning a hobby into profit or additional work.
The Rat’s keen eye needs to be especially alert if entering into any significant transactions, or something that has a risk element to it such as investments. Remaining vigilant, reading documents thoroughly and asking for advice, will prevent any unexpected financial losses.
Domestic and Social Life for the Rat in 2018
The year of the Dog will be a busy one for the Rat, and he must be careful not to neglect his relationships and personal life. It will be easy for the Rat to get so caught up with demands placed upon him that he may retreat from those closest to him. This oversight could result in tension and disharmony. Regular communication, and sharing any concerns with those close to him, will bring support and caring advice which will help maintain harmony and peace.
The Rat is a very social, likeable individual so organising and spending time with friends will bring balance into his life. Once again, Rat, you mustn’t allow pressure to result in you hibernating from your social circle.
The Rat must not neglect his health during 2018. Regular exercise, outdoor activities and carefully reviewing his diet will improve the overall quality of his wellbeing and longevity.
Overall, the year of the Dog will be very satisfying for the Rat. It’s a great year for professional progress with improvements also in his financial situation. However, the Rat must remain alert, avoid tardiness and pay attention to others most especially in his personal life. If not already doing so, 2018 is a perfect year to start a Gratitude Journal this will prevent the Rat from falling into a negative mindset which could become a habit and influence the outcome of the year. You, Rat are in control of your thoughts, and your thoughts do, undoubtedly, create your present and future life.
As a Rat you are in affinity with the Ox. For your protection, you should have a key chain pendant of an Ox or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of an Ox with you at all times throughout the year in 2018.
Your lucky sectors: (astrological zone) is the North (352.5º – 7.5º) of the home or office. For full details on 2018 Flying star analysis follow this link.
If you are relocating your desk this year to face one of your favourable personal directions, please be aware of the directions and locations of the annual afflictions. If you are unsure of your Gua and best directions follow this link or maybe consider using our Feng Shui software that calculates Gua, Chinese animal including element, flying stars, annual, fixed and monthly and so much more.
If you would like to be informed in advance of the monthly, annual and fixed flying stars, giving you the ultimate control of your home or business, you should consider our advanced Feng Shui software; it is used by thousands of Feng Shui Masters, Practitioners and students throughout the world. Combining this with our new incredible and extremely powerful Tong Shu Almanac date selection software this will make 2018 a better year indeed.
To enhance wealth, luck, business and career for the Rat in 2018:
The last Wu Xu You Yang Earth Dog years were in 1958, 1898 and 1838, each of the years were unstable with severe clashes of energies and this year very special cures and enhancers are need more than ever and the most influential and crucial cure and enhancer in 2018 is called a Jiebaopinchuan Master Cure and can only to be used in a Yang Earth Dog Wu Xu years. The last time that this powerful cure and enhancer would have been used was in 1958 which was also a Yang Earth Dog year although only a privileged few got to use it.
This cure is used to protect and enhance wealth and good luck in 2018, especially for the eldest daughter or female of the home or office if a daughter is not present although equally needed for males especially for wealth.
This Cure is only known to a few specialist Feng Shui Grand Masters and in the old days and even now in Asia, you would need to employ a specialist Feng Shui Grand Master to call at your home or business where they would come along with a specialist zhuanke (seal carver) who would spend many hours carving the secret inscriptions on to the square earth plate with a powerful Taoist inscription for the Wu Xu year and would be carved on a large piece of polished clear quartz crystal. The seal carver (zhuanke) and Feng Shui Master was traditionally hired by emperors and the very wealthy and was seen as a symbol of great wealth and power and this took many years of studying to perfect this specialist art form.
This is an extremely powerful enhancer and said to create wealth and also prevent its loss and avoid bad luck in 2018.
The most crucial part of this cure and enhancer is the thought form quartz crystals and engravings which are used to draw in the #8 star energy and permeate to the other eight palaces of the Lo shu making this a very powerful enhancer and one that we have gone to lengths creating and sourcing the correct elements which took us over two years.
This is one of the most powerful and commanding cure and enhancer for wealth, health, relationships and protection and because this cure is very important for wealth in 2018 we included it standard in all our 2018 cures and enhancers kits. If you follow this link you will find full details 2018 flying star analysis follow this link.
To enhance romance for the Rat in 2018:
Romance, academic and creative studies can be enhanced in the south (#4 star) of your home, click here for further details. Whilst this #4 star is very auspicious, without the necessary cures, the #4 star can bring both wanted and unwanted romantic opportunities to the household if the correct cures are not put in place especially if you have a main entrance or an important room like a master bedroom or living room.
To enhance romance and career in 2018, place Taohua Mandarin Ducks along with the Shou Kun Qi Fu picture frame in the south of your home or business, you should also introduce some water colours like shades of blue, black, grey, you can introduce these colours with a doormat, rug, cushion cover, sofa throw, curtains or similar, it really is very easy to do.
Make sure you follow the 2018 Flying Star (Xuan Kong) recommendations. If your office or bedroom is located in the south, please be aware that in the months of June and September 2018 you should make sure you at least place a Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row tied in a row with red ribbon, especially if you are not in good health or very stressed and especially for the eldest male or any male of a home or business.
Avoiding bad luck in 2018
As we have the #2 black star enter the west of the lo shu in 2018, special cures and enhancers are needed more than ever but at the very least to help disperse the negative effects, you should hang a set of six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon and a salt water cure in the west and north of your home or office this year to control the #5 and #2 stars. For full details on 2018 flying star analysis follow this link. This is very important in 2018 especially if you have a main door, bedroom, office, lounge or other important room in the west, east, north or northeast.
This is just a small part of what you can do to ensure 2018 will be a good year and to further enhance 2018 I would suggest checking out the monthly almanac, flying stars and animal predictions as it not only recommends good and bad days to carry out certain tasks, it will also advise if it is good for your animal sign.
If you would like to be informed in advance of the monthly, annual and fixed flying stars giving you the ultimate control of your home or business, you should consider our 2018 advanced Feng Shui software; it is used by thousands of Feng Shui Masters, Practitioners and students throughout the world. Combining this with our new incredible and extremely powerful Tong Shu Almanac date selection software this will make 2018 a better year indeed.
The Three Killings – north (322.5 – 37.5)
It is important that you try not to make any form of noisy renovations or re-decorative work in the north part of your house or office between February 4th 2018 and February 4th 2019 as we have the Three Killings located in the north together with the annual 5 yellow for the year. You should not disturb the ground by digging holes, digging foundations or conduct any maintenance work with any noisy equipment in this area inside or outside your property or garden. If you have no option but to perform work in the north, I would advise that you place a 6 Metal rod wind chime during 2018 around the time the work is being carried out. This is the worst out of all the annual afflictions and in our home and business we take this very seriously as in our 37 years’ experience with Feng Shui, we have seen some pretty nasty events from this energy when disturbed and this is usually the reason of the problem when people trace back the Flying stars for their home when problems occur.
There are also another two other rules that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2018. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back towards the north, it is better to face north instead.
- Do not sit with your back to the three killings in 2o18
- Sit facing the three killings (north)
- Try to keep noise to a minimum in the north in 2018
If the front door of your home or office faces the north, you should take care not to slam the door as the Three Killings can be a lot more settled if the door is opened and shut calmly; this also applies to internal doors and definitely the case if the north of your home is a children’s bedroom or play room. The best cures for the north in 2018 are to place a six rod hollow metal wind chime along with a salt water cure and six Chinese i-ching coins in a row from the 4th February 2018 to the 4th February 2019. The 6 metal rod wind chime should be tapped often to make the chimes jingle and will not activate the three killings as this is only a slight noise. You can also place a pair of Fu Dogs or a Ba Gua Mirror if you have a door located here.
If you need to urgently carry out repairs to your home or office in the north, you should place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the buildings and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Feng Shui Consultant to select an auspicious date to start the work or you can use our Tong Shu software.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – northwest (292.5º – 307.5º)
Like the Three Killings, Tai Sui does not like to be disturbed either. The effects of Tai Sui can be good or bad depending on the annual flying stars that coincide with its location and in 2018, we also have the visiting Kan 1 White Kan (Tang Lang) water star in the northwest which can cause problems for the middle son and it could affect ears, kidneys or blood related. If you have any poison arrows like lamp post, pylons or large comers of house’s pointing toward this area consider hanging a flat ba gua mirror outside pointing towards the offending object.
If your property or front door faces northwest in 2018, you must try to avoid the doors from slamming when entering or leaving your home or office as this will almost certainly disturb Tai Sui and cause problems for the members of the home or office. You should avoid digging or renovating your property in this area at all costs if possible. If you have an office or shop door in the northwest this year, I would strongly recommend installing a soft close attachment if possible and if you have children in your home, try to keep these doors from being slammed. Laura’s daughter has her bedroom located in the northwest although they are quite lucky as she is only two and a half years old and spends the majority of her time in the living room when she is playing. The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a Jiang Wu Tai Sui gold plated plaque for 2018 to pay respect and appease the Deity along with an Arowana fish sitting on bed of coins to enhance the annual #1 star. By paying respect to Grand Duke of Jupiter, we can weaken or avoid the problems that this can bring. This is really important this year and we have included the Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque in all our annual cures and enhancers kits. In 2018, the ruling Tai Sui is great general Jiang Wu who is one of 60 heavenly generals. The Tai Sui plaque is plated in gold to represent wealth and was specially made for 2018, year of the Yang Earth Dog to be placed in the northwest. The slate stand is used to represent earth which creates a cycle of earth feeding Metal which in turn enhances the #1 annual water star to enhance wealth in the northwest in the year of the Dog.
Sui Po (Year Breaker) – southeast (112.5º – 127.5º)
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, in 2018 is in the southeast with Tai Sui located in the northwest for the year of the Yang Earth Dog. You should treat this area the same as any other annual afflictions with no ground-breaking work, renovations or any noisy activities in the southeast this year. If disturbed, this area can and usually will cause immediate health problems especially with regards to the elderly, so please be very careful. Traditionally to appease Sui Po in a Dog year, you would need to display a Jiebaopinchuan Master Cure and Cai Leishui crystal talisman which we have included in all of our 2018 Cures and Enhancers kits.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the southeast, place a 6 Metal rod wind chime between the buildings and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Feng Shui Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work or consult our Tong Shu date selection software.
The annual five yellow star – north (337.5 – 22.5)
The annual five yellow star has flown into the north in 2018 along with the Three Killings so it is vital that the north is looked after this year with the appropriate cures and enhancers. The Annual #5 yellow enters the north, we have the inherent water energy of the north destroying the visiting energy of the #5 earth star which will weaken the influence of the annual #5 slightly although please do not leave this area untreated as there could still be problems such as sickness, lawsuits and major loss of wealth. It is vital that the north has as much protection as possible as the Three Killings is also located here for 2018. It is highly recommended not to disturb the north of your home or business with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work. When disturbed, the Five Yellow can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and major loss of wealth so please be very careful as it is very afflicted. You must place Six Chinese i-ching coins in a row , a six rod hollow metal wind chime and a salt water cure in the north to avoid the problems that are associated the #5 yellow disaster star in 2018.
Please do not start panicking if you have a bedroom or office that is located in the north, southeast or northwest, just start preparing to place your 2018 cures and enhancers kit from the 4th February 2018 to ensure a trouble free year and also cleanse any old cures that you will be reusing this year, and of course make sure you sign up for our free newsletter so you are kept up to date with the monthly flying stars giving you even more control of your destiny. To give you even better control, use our advanced Feng Shui 2018 software as this gives advanced analysis of every home or office facing any direction in any part of the world.
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