Frederick Peralta, Marites Allen and Boy Abunda

Hundreds of Filipinos attend the Marites Allen Annual Feng Shui Convention in preparation for the Chinese New Year. Feng Shui is a strong influence in the lives of Pinoys and why wouldn’t it be? Most of us have Chinese ancestry and as Filipinos, we do have an inclination to the accumulation or building of good luck, because let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to have a bit more good luck on their side? In terms of credibility, Marites is the first Filipino woman feng shui master accredited by the International Feng Shui Association – so one can understand how her Feng Shui Conventions are the must attend event.

The Feng Shui Convention was held at the Marco Polo Hotel last weekend, and the focus was on the Year of the Fire Monkey, which starts on Feb. 8. The lucky signs of the year are Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep and Monkey, those where the numbers 1, 6 and 8 are directed.

The Monkey year is of course, very fortunate for all Monkey-born people. The zodiac ally of the Monkey, the Dragon, and the Monkey’s secret friend, the Snake, may share the same good fortune. Other favored animal signs are Rooster and Rabbit (yay! I’m a Rabbit!!)

The Rat is also a zodiac ally but this is not a favorable year because the number 7 is in its star, which stands for robbery and violence. The Tiger, who is the conflict animal of the Monkey, may have difficulties as well. Other zodiac animals that need to take care are the Ox, Boar and Dog.

Marites has written 12 horoscope books for the Year of the Fire Monkey, which allow all the animal signs to be guided in detail as to how to maximize the positive energies and deflect negative ones.

Here are some notes that Marites emphasized during her talk:

Rat: Very encouraging personal luck and very strong vitality levels.

Ox: Certain forces in your chart will test your motivation and resolve.

Tiger: Inner vitality may be weak, but there are sufficient levels of success.

Rabbit: Auspicious stars indicate exciting events in your life.

Dragon: So many positive indications, it is almost unbelievable!

Snake: The presence of your astrological allies in this year’s chart has positive indications for you.

Horse: Your confidence will get a boost, filling everything you get involved in with positivity.

Sheep: Opportunities will come thick and fast. Grab them because they might not last long.

Monkey: Fabulous luck brings potential wealth and abundance in everything you do.

Rooster: Average prospects; still, you have a lot to look forward to this year.

Dog: Auspiciousness comes from your allies who could wield important influence on your life this year.

Boar: Excellent elements spell an incredibly lucky year for you.

Of course, each book has much more detail, providing monthly readings for one’s career, business, health, and relationships. Also inside are feng shui suggestions for the home, auspicious fashion and accessories, guide to the lucky and unlucky house orientations for each month, and many more useful tips.

Want to get a book? Call 0920-9509390 or visit a Frigga store.