Going for gold in the Year of The Pig

By Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason Philippine Daily Inquirer February 06,2019

It’s the time of the year again for the annual feng shui for cars.

As you are now aware, it’s the year of the Earth Pig. If you were born on the years 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, and 2007, it’s your year—and it’s not.

You see, according to some feng shui experts, you are not actually lucky, thus extra care must be given to harnessing the year’s good fortune.

Famous pigs are Henry VIII (I doubt if he was aware), Julie Andrews, Hillary Rodham Clinton (what year was the US Presidential elections?), Ewan McGregor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Although I’m not Chinese, I believe in and have practiced feng shui for about 15 years now with Master Aldric Dalumpines.

Everything in this world is made of energy, and there is logic into harnessing the positive energy in the universe.

Like yoga and meditation, we must be open to these practices because there is nothing to lose anyway.

A word of caution though, some feng shui practitioners who are very good at “separating” you with your money might give you the wrong advice or ask impractical adjustments.

Don’t go overboard. Do what you are comfortable with and ready to believe in.

This year, Dalumpines once again gives us some tips on how to be lucky on the road.

1. Say no to Peppa Pig. As much as your little ones would like Peppa or Ms. Piggy (for the older ones) for their travel buddy, refrain from putting any pig, monkey, and snake inside your car while driving.

2. For comfort food during long trips or daily traffic grind, avoid foods with tiger or lion trademarks or labels as they attract accidents and death.

3.If you are Snake, Monkey or Pig, do have a whole arowana for your cell phone wallpaper for safe travel, and have this phone with you always. Otherwise, wear an arowana ring.

4. The lucky car color of 2019 is any gold or yellow pantone. If you can’t have a yellow car, wear something yellow—even just your underwear or a bag.

5. Stick a Chinese 168 calligraphy or a yeelufaat sticker on your personal cars, motorbikes, business vehicles, etc; this will harness excellent prosperity.

I remember there was a year we also put on our race cars, and whoever won must have put two stickers to generate more luck.

6. Hang a miniature six-rod metal or bell chime on your inside rearview mirror for health on the road. With the stressful traffic condition, you will need this.

7. Remove anything with a lion or tiger in your car or person. It can be a stuffed toy, ref magnets, keychain, decals, even money (the Hong Kong or Singaporian dollars with the merlion).

They do not bring auspicious vibes to your journey

8. Pray for safe travels. This last tip is from me. There are no rules not to mix them.

The most important tip is that if you are indeed lucky and #blessed this year, don’t be selfish; share it. As they say the more you give, the more, you receive.

For those who want to get a more details and tips, follow Master Aldric on Facebook.

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

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