Feng Shui Myths (1): Lucky Color of a Year?

Thank you for reading this article.  You may have noticed that the topic begins with “Feng Shui Myths”.  It is my new attempt to write a series of blog posts surrounding a common topic.  I have chosen the “Feng Shui Myths” theme because I found that there are many commonly discussed Feng Shui ideas that people usually assume to be correct without trying to verify them.  I want to use my blog as a platform to clarify these ideas.  You will find that some of them are correct while some are actually wrong.

I will begin this series with a frequently asked question.  Many, seriously many, people ask me what is the lucky color for a particular year.  Their questions are not what is “my luck color” in this year.  They simply ask for the lucky color of a particular year, a “universal Feng Shui color” that is lucky for everyone on earth.  For example, many people think that the 2014 Feng Shui color is green.  Do you know why?

Feng Shui Color for A Year

The common saying that the lucky color for a year is xxx originates from the Five-element Theory (五行理論 in Chinese) in Feng Shui (there are similar theories in other traditional theories of other societies such as India, the difference is just that the number of elements and the type of elements are different.).  According to this theory, there are five elements in this universe.  Everything belongs to anyone of the five elements.  They are “Wood”, “Fire”, “Earth”, “Metal” and “Water”.

In Chinese, there is a system to represent a year.  It comprises of two Chinese characters.  For example, 2014 is the year of 甲午 (Jia Wu Year).  The second character is directly related to the zodiac sign of the Year.  午 (Wu) is the Zodiac Horse.  The first character of 2014, 甲 (Jia), belongs to the “Wood” element.  This is why people say 2014 is a Year of the Wooden Horse.

Feng Shui Color - Five Elements

(Image via Wikipedia, CC Licence)

According to the Five-element Theory, there are “Generating Interactions” among the five elements.  Every element is generated by another element.  For example, “Wood” is generated by “Water”.  In this sense, “Water” is a good element for “Wood”.  For a “Wood” year, “Water” is a lucky color.

Besides, the element of the year is also good in that year.  Obviously, “Wood” is a good element for a “Wood” year.

Lucky Colors for 2014 Year of Horse

So, for 2014 Year of Wooden Horse, any color belonging to “Wood” or “Water” elements are lucky.  Green color, in any intensity, belongs to “Wood”.  This is the reason people say green is luck in 2014.

Feng Shui Color for Year of Wooden Horse

(Swedish Dala Horse, image via Wikipedia, CC Licence)

Why don’t we use “Water” colors?  In fact you can, but it is most powerful to use the color of the same element as the year, so green is preferred to blue.

The Use of Lucky Colors

Usually when people ask me what is the lucky color for that year, I would say that the luck color of the year is less important.  What really matters is your own personal color.

There are two reasons.  Firstly, to match the lucky color of each year means that you need to repaint the walls of your flat, buy a new car and replace all shirts before a new year begins.  It is impractical.  Secondly, your personal lucky color is more powerful.  It affects you for your entire life.  What bother to use the yearly lucky color if you already have a powerful personal lucky color?

I have previously written a post about Feng Shui color.  You only need to know your year of birth to find out your personal lucky color.  Check it out!

Feng Shui for Love & Relationship – Free Preview

Right before the Valentine’s Day I have published my first e-book on using Feng Shui for love and relationship on Amazon.  This book explains in details how to use Feng Shui for love live improvement as well as interpersonal relationship enhancement.  It is great for people without any prior Feng Shui knowledge.  The strategies introduced are easy to apply, you don’t have to buy expensive Feng Shui accessories.

To reward my loyal subscribers, I have released a FREE review copy to all my newsletter subscribers.  Some people wrote to me saying that they missed the 14 Feb deadline due to Lunar New Year travel or other appointments.  For this reason, I have decided to extend the preview period to the end of February 2014.  Simply click the book cover below to download the book.

Feng Shui for Love & Relationship

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Feng Shui Colors – Find the Best Feng Shui Colors for You!

What does it mean by Feng Shui Colors?  Here in this article, I will show you how to find out the particular color that is good for you.  Use these Feng Shui Colors to bring luck by maximizing the use of these colors in your daily life, e.g. hand bags, cell phones, clothes… use as many of these Feng Shui Colors as possible on these things.

 

What Are Feng Shui Colors?

Feng Shui Colors are the desirable colors of you calculated based on your birthday.  According to the five elements theory, everyone belongs to one of the five fundamental elements that make the whole world.  Each element has a favorable color, which is the Feng Shui Colors we are now talking about.  By using these colors in your daily life, your luck is maximized since these colors bring positive energy to you.

To find out the best Feng Shui Colors for yourself requires some calculations using your year, month, day and hour of birth.  It takes some time to learn.  So instead, in this article I will simply show you how to find out your Feng Shui Colors according to your year of birth only.

 

Feng Shui Colors According to Chinese Zodiac Signs

There are 12 zodiac signs according to Chinese Feng Shui theories, each of them have their respective Feng Shui Colors.  Let’s first look at them one by one.

 

Rat: Gold, Silver, White, Blue, Gray and Black

Ox: Red, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Brown

Tiger: Blue, Gray, Black, Green, Lime

Rabbit: Blue, Gray, Black, Green Lime

Dragon: Red, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Brown

Snake: Green, Lime, Red, Purple, Orange

Horse: Green, Lime, Red, Purple, Orange

Sheep: Red, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Brown

Monkey: Yellow, Brown, Gold, Silver, White

Rooster: Yellow, Brown, Gold, Silver, White

Dog: Red, Purple, Organe, Yellow, Brown

Pig: Gold, Silver, White, Blue, Gray, Black

Feng Shui colors

Photo by LifeSupercharger, CC Licence

 

Find Out Your Chinese Zodiac Sign for Feng Shui Colors

Each year has its own Chinese Zodiac Sign for the purpose of calculating Feng Shui Colors.  Below is a list of the zodiac signs since 1924 and the coming years.

 

Rat: 1924, 1926, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034

Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036

Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037

Horse: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040

Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042

Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043

 

Basically the zodiac signs have a 12-year cycle, meaning that 2012 is Year of Dragon, so as 12 years later i.e. 2024.  So if you happen to be born before 1924, you can do the maths yourself.

To find out your Feng Shui Colors, simple find out your zodiac sign according to your year of birth, then check the Feng Shui Colors above.

For example, a gentleman born on 17 April 1959 belongs to the Pig zodiac and his luck colors are gold, silver, white, blue, gray and black.  If he buys a car, he should buy one in one of these colors.  His accessories are preferably in these colors.  So as the ceiling, walls and furniture in his house.

Certainly this is just a guidance.  You don’t need to stick to these colors only.  Even if you do not use any of these colors you could be lucky if it is your lucky year, they simply boost your luck.

 

Wait… Something You Must Know

For the purpose of finding out your Feng Shui Colors (and everything related to Feng Shui), the beginning of a year is NOT 1 January!  What?  Is this a joke?

No, it’s not.  In Chinese, Spring is the real beginning of a year for the purpose of Feng Shui and fortune-telling.  Spring usually comes on 4 February every year, sometimes slightly earlier or later.  In other words, if you were born on 29 January 1949, for the purpose of Feng Shui Colors you do not belong to the Ox zodiac sign but Rat instead.

 

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