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A feng shui expert tells us what’s in store for all of us in 2018


Because 2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog, doggos may think they'll be the luckiest in the coming year. But it doesn't work that way, says Feng Shui expert Johnson Chua. "You're luckier when your sign is a friend of the coming year's sign," Chua explains.  

He continues the earth element will be strong in the coming New Year because the Year of the Dog already has a strong earth element to it; add the earth and you get double the dose of earth. (For context: 2017 is the year of the Metal Rooster)

This means there will be a lot of opportunities and good luck in businesses and industries that involve ‘earth’ — like real estate and construction, for instance.

But the double earth element of the coming year also presents difficulties in terms of feeling stagnant. “Maraming opportunities pero less stability,” Chua tells GMA News Online in a recent #AskAway episode.

In 2018, all signs should bear in mind the age old adage: Easy come, easy go. “Mabilis ang pasok ng pera, pero mabilis din ang labas niya. Kaya we should all remember to put out money in the right basket.”

To increase our luck, Chua says to keep an image of the dog nearby – it doesn’t have to be your pet dog. In fact it’s better if it’s not a photo of your pet dog. An illustration of one would suffice.

But Chua reminds there is no better good luck charm than to do good and to love yourself.

Below are what each sign can expect for the coming new year.

DOG (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Luck will good and many opportunities will come the Doggo's way. But be conscious with the stability in your decisions. Avoid conflict because you might just find yourself in the middle of it all. Be careful who you trust – don’t trust too easily.

PIG (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): You are one of the big fours of 2018, Piggies. Expect better luck as well as opportunities coming your way. But don't be too happy-go-lucky. Learn more about what you’re getting into.

RAT (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): Ah, mixed luck for you Rat. Many times, you will feel like there’s a hole in your pocket, thanks to unexpected expenses. Be careful when traveling and of your health. Remember to drink lots of water – that a famous cure for the rats!

OX (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): Mixed luck as well. There will be a lot of opportunities and you will be surrounded by helpful people. Listen to them, and keep your temper in check.

TIGER (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): This year, Tiger, be careful of who you surround yourself with. You are prone to heated arguments. Be careful of handling your stuff in business.

RABBIT (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): Expect some good luck – lots of new friends! But be wary of backbiters and looming betrayals. 

DRAGON (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): You are the number one enemy of the dog, so be careful. The year will be more challenging for you, but if you know how to convert these challenges into good energy, you’ll be surprised at the amount of luck that will come your way. Just keep your temper in check this year.

SNAKE (1929,1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001): You are the luckiest of the year because all the good stars will be shining on you. Expect a lot of luck in terms of money, business luck, and opportunities in investments. But be careful, Snake, you don’t have to bite everything — invest in everything — that comes you way.

HORSE (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002): Looks like you’ll get lucky in terms of relationships, Horse. But it doesn’t just mean in the love department. Chua says you can enjoy this luck in terms of increasing your network and connections.

SHEEP (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991): Another one of the big four, Sheep can expect a lot of good luck in 2018. The conflict star is there but remember those difficulties are only challenges. Believe in what you want and just go for it. Follow your gut feel. Onward and upward!

MONKEY (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004): It’s a good year for the monkeys! You will definitely level up. Your power will increase, and signs of promotions as well as added benefits are in your future.

ROOSTER (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): Be careful in terms of health because sickness star is shining rather brightly on your sign. The drive and motivation will weaken a little. Don’t push yourself too hard. — LA, GMA News

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