The Year of the Pig or Ji Hai Year is arriving on 4 February this year, according to the International Institute of Tao Studies in Kuala Lumpur.
Five approaches based on Tao Studies are used to find out what the Year of the Pig will bring. These include Qi and Symbolic Implication of the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch, the Six Cylinder Theory, Numeric Implication and Theoretical Reasoning of Purple White Star, Implication of I-Ching Kua for the year and references from Zi Wei Numerology.
Ji is the Heavenly Stem and Hai is the Earthly Branch. The Heavenly Stem is Earth and the Earthly Branch is Water. The phonic sound of Ji Hai is Wood. The Purple White Flying Star manages at Centre Court which is Earth.
The phonic sound of Ji Hai is Wood. It likes Earth and Water. The Purple White Flying Star manages at Centre Court which is Earth.
So Earth, Water and Wood are dominant elements in the coming year. Earth is yellow, Wood is green and Water is black. The popular colours in the coming year are yellow, black and green. The most popular is green as there is a lot of wood.
In the coming year wood industries will do well and these include education, textiles, furniture, newspapers and printing among them. Earth is about land, property and agriculture while water covers communications, trading, shipping and transport.
Elements that are lacking in the New Year are Fire and Metal. Under Fire are restaurants, the food business and energy while Metal has to do with iron and steel industry, tools to do with metal.
In order for the smooth flow of qi, the auspicious colours to wear would be red (fire) and white (metal). Because the phonic sound is plain land wood which likes the elements of earth and water, yellow and black are also auspicious colours in the Year of the Pig.
Here are dates for key activities for auspiciousness in the Year of the Pig
29 January – Spring Cleaning
Start spring cleaning on 29 January from 12pm to 1am, 2am to 4am, 2pm to 4pm. You can start cleaning at the chosen hour and then finish it later in the day. Switch on all the lights at night till the morning, in the house, factory or office.
30 January – New qi coming in
From 12pm to 1am, 2pm to 4pm, 4pm to 6pm, you may consume a Yang type of dessert made with longans, goji berries, red beans or black glutinous rice. Avoid inauspicious or bad language and activities. Initiate an idea or a plan for fitness and health.
1 February – Thanksgiving for your work tools
From 8am to 10am, 12pm to 2pm, 2pm to 4pm, you may thank your work tools like your computer, handphone, etc. with 6 coins stacked on top of a red packet.
You can also do this on 4 February, from 8am to 10am, 10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm.
4 February – Spring Arrival at 11.28am, Chinese New Year’s Eve
- Put auspicious Chinese New Year decorations in place. Set up CNY couplets.
- Cross a fire lit up with pine leaves
- Carry 2 red packets – RM168 (for prosperity) and RM159 (success and health). Sleep with them under your pillow
- Eat chicken, 2 fishes, dumplings
- Light up the whole house
- Stay up late for parents’ longevity
5 February – Chinese New Year’s Day
Open the door from 4am to 6am
Go for an excursion from 4am to 6am, or from 12pm to 1pm. Walk towards the South to a place of worship and make a wish for the year.
Auspicious Days to Start Work
3rd Day, 7 February – 2am to 4am, 8am to 10am
4th Day, 8 February – 6am to 8am, 12 noon to 2pm
7th Day, 11 February 12 — noon to 2pm
10th Day – 14 February – 2m to 4am
14th Day, 18 February – 4am to 6am, 4pm to 6pm, 6pm to 8pm
15th Day, 19 February – 4am to 6am
19th Day, 23 February – 8am to 10am, 10am to 12 noon
20th Day, 24 February – 8am to 10am, 10am to 12 noon
22nd Day, 26 February – 6am to 8am
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