All around the world people will celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year on January 31st, 2014 but we will not say goodbye to 癸巳 (Gui Si) year quite yet. At 6:21 AM on February 4th, 2014 we will usher in 甲午 (Jia Wu) year. This is the year of the wood horse. When looking ahead to 2014, Jia Wu year, what can we expect?
Economically, since fire (Wu) is being stoked by big wood (Jia), we expect to see a rise in fire related industries such as computers, restaurants, beauty products, and oil and gas. The indication that there is an increase in disposable spending signals an economic upturn and is an indication that the profit from rising stocks in 2013 will trickle down to the population as a whole. Manufacturing will also be on the rise, so expect the Chinese economy to continue to rise. The European economy will have the most difficult time in 2014.
From a social point of view, Wu is a peach blossom which indicates that there will be more romance in the air for 2014. A rise in industries related to social events, social media, or social outings is expected.
On the world front, with Jia wood feeding Wu fire, we can expect a year affected by forest fires and explosions. There is indication that a war could be looming or that attacks on government by terrorist groups or opposing political parties could be a part of 2014. Both Jia and Wu are Yang in nature, so tactics will be out in the open and not covert. Wu is Shang Kuan to Jia so we also expect this year to be difficult for some governments and/or authorities. In the US, this could indicate another government shutdown. Elsewhere in the world, we could see regimes overthrown or governments make major changes in leadership. Ocean drilling accidents could also become a problem in 2014. With the China-Japan conflict, expect the American government to make an effort to foster negotiations but do not expect any resolution in 2014.
In the world of sports, with the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, we expect to see the USA lead the medal count. There is the possibility of something historical happening as well; perhaps medal for an African country, mostly likely Morocco. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we expect to see the home country, Brazil, win the cup.
For those born in Horse year (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978) your money luck will be good this year. There is a chance of purchasing property for you in 2014. The same can be said about those born in Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986), Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982), and Sheep (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991) years. Those born in Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984) or Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985) years may face financial obstacles. They may also move this year or a need to pay attention to their parents’ health.
Those born during Jia or Wu (Horse) hour will have good career luck this year. The same can be said for those born during Yin (Tiger) or Xu (Dog) hours. Those born during Zi (Rat), Chou (Ox), Mao (Rabbit), Si (Snake), or Yi hours may find more difficulty in their careers or a change in career this year. They may also be doing some travelling this year.
Those with Ji earth day masters will have better karma with others this year. Single Ji earth people will be able to find a significant other this year. If your day pillar is Yin (Tiger) or Xu (Dog) you will find love if you are single or your relationship will be exceptionally good this year. If your day pillar or month pillar branch is Hai (Pig) and you are single, you may start a new relationship. Even though you will be happy you will choose not to take it public right away. If your day pillar branch is Zi (Rat) then you may have some relationship problems.
There is a self-penalty for those who have a year pillar or day pillar branch of Wu (Horse). If you are one of these people, watch your health this year. Also, work will be bumpier than usual for you in 2014.
If your year pillar or day pillar has Si (Snake), Chou (Ox), or You (Rooster) then your karma with others will be very good. This good karma will carry over to your work, so expect a good year for your career.
If your luck pillar is Si (snake) it will indicate a happy event this year.
For 2014, the hexagram is will be 屯 (zhūn). This hexagram teaches us about the journey of sprouting. In the beginning we will see difficulty and obstacles but with diligent effort we will pierce the soil and begin collecting and storing the sun’s energy to grow and flourish. When we break down the hexagram we have Kan trigram (water) under Zhen trigram (fire). This indicates a stormy road for 2014. We can also see it as middle brother over older brother which could be an indication of war in 2014.
The Annual Flying Star Chart will have 4 in the center. The San Sha will move to the north. When looking at the Annual Flying Star Chart we can deduce that if there is a war, the area most likely affected will be north, northeast, or northwest with northeast being the most likely because of the aspect of dispute in that area. The most prosperous areas should be the west and the south, so we should expect economic growth in those areas for 2014. We also expect to see illness come from the east, most likely China.
This year, the most dangerous area will be north because of the San Sha. It is important that we deal with the San Sha adequately. We provide a list of cures below that are low cost and easily procured, so please make sure that they are in place for 2014.
The Annual Flying Star Chart for 2014 is:
The cures for each sector is as follows:
2004 - Year of the Monkey
2005 - Year of the Rooster
2006 - Year of the Dog
2007 - Year of the Pig
2008 - Year of the Rat
2009 - Year of the Ox
2010 - Year of the Tiger
2011 - Year of the Rabbit
2012 - Year of the Dragon
2013 - Year of the Snake
2015 - Year of the Sheep
2016 - Year of the Monkey
2017 - Year of the Rooster
2018 - Year of the Dog