When I was younger, I had always been deep in the Chinese astrology. My parents had consulted with a Fengshui practitioner about my Ba Zi, one of the main methods of Chinese divination, and it had given me insight about myself. I also always lived with the knowledge that I am born in the Year of the Horse and took great interest in the predictions put up in shopping malls in Singapore.
Now that I have taken a deeper interest in divination, I managed to score free tickets to Joey Yap’s Feng Shui Seminar for 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster. Joey Yap is a Chinese Astrology icon in South-east Asia, specialising in many systems in Chinese metaphysics including Feng Shui, Ba Zi and Qi Men Dun Jia. He is not only knowledgeable in such arts but is also a great businessman and willing teacher. He founded the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics and wrote over 160 books in his life.
As a person who is new to the Eastern esotericism and aspiring practitioner in metaphysics, I have great respect for Joey Yap and found the seminar very insightful.
Overall Outlook for the Year
Joey segregated the ways that he interpreted the upcoming 2017 into the following: BaZi Chart, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui and Qi Men. I will write on the BaZi Chart and Chinese Astrology portions as I found it the most interesting of the whole seminar.
BaZi Chart for 2017
Joey provided in a handout the BaZi chart for the year. As this is copyrighted by the company, I won’t be sharing it here. However, I will speak generally on some of the insights below:
- The most prevalent element in 2017 is Metal. It will be a good year for people with Personal BaZi charts with a lot of Metal elements. There will be many opportunities – but a direct outcome of this is a lack of cash flow. These people should also embrace change.
- Water is the next most prevalent element, followed by Fire, Wood and then Earth.
- Water represents flow and progress.
- People with Earth elements in their chart should prepare to stay low and not take too many risks this year.
Chinese Astrology for 2017
Similarly to the above, I won’t be reproducing exactly what Joey shared during the seminar. He already produced helpful videos relating to the 12 Animals that anyone can watch. However, what was surprising to me was that I learned we were not only defined by our Year. I had previously thought everyone was mainly defined by the Year aspect with regards to Chinese Astrology. I had found out only during the seminar that even Month, Day and Hour each had an Animal sign.
- The Year animal relates to the outermost influence that a person has, including his friends and the industry he works in.
- The Month animal relates to the performance in career or business.
- The Day animal relates to his relationships, romantic and aromantic.
- The Hour animal relates to his ability to create. This includes the ability to create children, a fact that made me chuckle.
Hence, using the link above, you can derive the animals in your chart that can be made using Joey Yap’s BaZi Calculator and with the videos he has provided, you will be able to tell how your year is going to be.
A quick overview of the luckiest Animal signs are the Big 5 that Joey Yap always picks out at the beginning of the year. The Big 5 Animals that he picked out for this upcoming year are, in no order of merit, the Horse, Dragon, Rooster, Tiger and Rat.
If you have those signs in your chart, good for you! 🙂
Other Pointers from Joey
Joey Yap often repeated that you need to know clearly what you want. When he fielded questions from the audience, he often asks questions to clarify exactly what they are aiming for.
He also said to focus on the good and not the bad – no need to remedy the bad, just to stay low and focus on the good.
He also gave us a chart on how money is generated and how it is connected to our Ba Zi charts. Below is a rough recreation of the elements. If you guys would like to learn more, comment and let me know – I can provide more details on it.
He also shared at the end of the seminar to people who are looking to start their career in being a Feng Shui practitioner his life story. He is an inspiration, absorbing Chinese metaphysics so quickly and earning his first million at 27.
I enjoyed the seminar, ebuying 3 books on Ba Zi and getting them signed by Joey Yap himself. After the seminar, I felt inspired enough to also sign up for a follow-up 3 day seminar on Ba Zi, Qi Men Dun Jia and Feng Shui called Thrive that is valued at $2500. I have put in the money for myself, and it is not cheap, considering my salary in my day job.
I will be writing about my experience at Thrive, happening in March 2017, and am hopeful that this investment will push me forwards in my career as a professional practitioner in divination.