MANILA, Philippines – Feng shui is usually applied to homes and businesses, but this is also used to determine if a person is “compatible” with his or her friend or partner.
With the start of the Year of the Water Snake last Sunday and only three days until Valentine’s Day, feng shui expert Raquel Aniñon said all animal signs of the Chinese zodiac have their respective “friends and allies,” noting that some people are simply not compatible with others.
The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year assigned to a certain animal.
“Lahat ng tao may kanya-kanyang animal signs. Lahat ng animal signs ay may mga friends and allies,” said Aniñon, who is the managing director of Charmed House of Modern Feng Shui, in an interview on the ABS-CBN morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Monday.
According to Aniñon, those born in the Year of the Tiger are compatible with the Horse, Dog and Pig, but are in conflict with persons born in the Year of the Monkey.
(To know which years are included in a certain animal sign, click here.)
The Rabbit, on the other hand, will get along well with the Pig, Sheep and Tiger, but not with the Rooster. The Rat is a good match for the Dragon, Monkey and Ox, but not with the Horse.
Aniñon added that the Ox is compatible with the Snake, Rooster and Rat, but not with the Sheep; while the Dragon is good with the Rat, Monkey and Rooster, but not with the Dog.
The Snake is well-suited to the Ox, Rooster or Monkey, but not with the Pig; while the Horse is great with the Dog, Tiger and Sheep, but not with the Rat.
Meanwhile, Aniñon said the Sheep is compatible with the Pig, Rabbit and Horse but not with the Ox; while the Monkey is well-matched to the Rat, Dragon and Snake, but is in conflict with the Tiger.
The Rooster is a good match to the Ox, Snake or Dragon, but not with the Rabbit; while the Dog may be the perfect mate for the Horse, Tiger or Rabbit, but not the Dragon.
To those who find that their partner’s sign is not compatible with theirs, don’t fret. According to Aniñon, there are ways to “combat” this so-called bad luck and these are mainly through the use of trinkets and charms.
Feng shui experts have reiterated that destiny and one’s decisions or actions also affect a person’s overall luck.
While a lot of Filipinos do not believe in feng shui, many of them prefer to be on the safe side by adhering to its principles, buying “lucky” items for themselves and their homes.
Others, meanwhile, opt to respect the ancient Chinese system the same way that believers do not criticize their Catholic faith.