The Year of the Rooster 2017 is about to start on January 28 and this is the perfect time for a yearly update.
It is different from a Comprehensive Consultation because in that we look at the long lasting, built-in energy of the building, while the Yearly Update is a shorter follow-up consultation designed to address the interaction of the built-in energy with the New Year’s “entering” Qi (Life Force Energy). Hence, the Yearly Update can only be done after a Comprehensive Consultation has been completed. That is why it is a follow-up. These Yearly Updates are usually done once a year, around the time of Chinese New Year to maximize the New Year’s good luck.
Each building is like a person whose physical constitution can be strong (and healthy) or weak (and unhealthy). During a Comprehensive Consultation I address all weak aspects and provide recommendations on how to correct these weaknesses. After a thorough analysis of all the building’s aspects, I identify the best element to harmonize each room– one of the 5-Elements and its related colors and materials– and only one for each room.
When the 5-Elements corrections have been put in place, the house’s “permanent” energy has been completely addressed and these corrections are to be considered permanent.
But what happens every Chinese New Year?
The energy of the cosmos shifts just a little bit. This shift can have a major effect on new constructions (or large structural renovations). However, the effects on an already existing building are different.
You can think of it as a change of season for the building, and some years are more favorable than others. Amongst these you have years that bring above-average financial abundance, others that cause money losses and a decrease in income; some years assist in fertility, others cause difficulties in relationships and poor health. Yearly Updates are a big part of Feng Shui and I myself do it rigorously as part of the Chinese New Year preparations, literally to “ring in the good Qi.”
Of course if the building has been previously Feng Shui-ed the adverse effects of these extreme yearly energy changes will be softened anyway. However, many prefer to be on the safe side and have a Yearly Update follow-up at the beginning of each New Year to know ahead of time what to expect and to put any additional temporary corrections in place, if any are needed (and normally these will be repositioned the following Chinese New Year).
However, these corrections are not as extensive as those done during a Comprehensive Consultation evaluation and they usually do not involve things like repainting any part of the building’s exterior or interior or any structural construction (mainly because the Yearly corrections are all temporary).
Usually, during the Comprehensive Consultation session I also provide a complementary Yearly Update for the current year (or upcoming one, if done close to it) and give you all the tools and recommendations needed to successfully enter the upcoming New Year.
Let me know if I can assist you with your house, office, or business with either a Comprehensive Consultation or a Yearly Update for the New Year. Please call us at 310 860 8989 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment in-person or long-distance.
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