MANILA -- Here are some tips on how to have a successful love life this Year of the Wood Sheep.
The Year of the Wood Sheep is generally benign and spiritual, with the sheep being a gentle creature. This year brings luck in relationships for those born in the years of the Tiger, Boar, Dragon, Horse and Monkey.
According to feng shui expert Hanz Cua, 2015 is a good year to get married for those born in the Year of the Horse. This is because the horse is the sheep's best friend, which means people born under this sign will experience luck and prosperity.
People born in the years of the Ox, Rat, Snake, Rooster, Dog and Sheep, however, will suffer problems in their relationships. Relationships of those born in the year of the Snake will only be short-term, while those born in the year of the Dog will suffer from problems involving a third party in their marriage.
Cua added that 2015, in general, is a good year for tying the knot.
The house or the office's northeast sector is also very lucky for those looking for relationships. For married couples, however, the northeast sector may bring in bad luck and problems.
For singles seeking love, energizing the northeast sector of the house can increase chances of success in romance and relationships.
"Introduce enhancers like bright lights, Mandarin duck pair, rose quartz crystal, colors like pink, red, ivory and brown, a pair of romantic scented candles, or an image of two peony flowers," Cua said.
He also advised removing anything with metal and water in the house, for these are in conflict with the elements of fire and earth, which activate romance.
Those looking for love are also advised to remove from their bedroom art or images showing solitary people, plants that have thorns, mobiles or metal chimes, and stuffed animals or toys that belong in children's rooms.
Couple who want to improve their relationships, on the other hand, should follow the following tips:
1. Putting carnelian and amethyst crystals on the side table next to the couple's bed. Amethyst promotes fidelity, while carnelian promotes passion.
2. A large rock crystal or stone statue in the romance sector will "nail down" a flighty or unstable relationship.
3. Placing the image of the Double Happiness symbol above the bed's headboard can help improve a couple's relationship. The same symbol can be also be embroidered on the bed cover and pillowcases.
Cua also has a tip for those who are desperate to find love.
"For every Friday of January and February, place four long-stemmed red roses in the northwest sector of your home to activate the love star," he said.