Year of the “YI WEI “- Yin Wood Sheep 2015

Year of the “YI WEI “- Yin Wood Sheep 2015

By S.BS. Surendran

The Year 2015 is year known as  The Year of the Yin Wood Sheep – YI WEI . Sheep is the 8th animal in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and is part of the fire cycle in the cycle of the season of five elements in Feng shui. The zodiac sheep is said to be a lucky animal sign  and is often expected to bring up auspicious and cordial relationship during the year . In the Year 2015 taking into account the elements in combine and clash  based on the Feng shui Destiny Analysis known as the Four Pillars of Destiny the two main elements in clash  are  Wood and  Earth.

In the cycle of the five element theory, wood conquers earth which indicates clash however as it is Weak wood which is akin a flower conflicts and clash can be resolved through interaction, being flexible a common agreement can be reached hence it would be relatively  less violent than the earlier year. The  Yin Wood Goat year, with wood on top and earth below, is symbol of optimism and flexibility for compromise and progress. Yin wood also means more activities in the field or art and entertainment . Young women in the field of art and entertainment can see good progress in their career and would get help from supportive older people.

The Zodiac Sheep represents earth element and in turn this element represents muscle fibers, stomach and pancreas. Hence extra caution needs to be exercised  with regard to stomach , diabetes and muscular ailments. The element in clash which is Weak or Yin wood signifies neck, liver and spine hence the clash of elements can aggravate spine related disorders indicates. For  the  zodiac sign Sheep, in the earth months of July, October and January health should be the focus as the strong earth will trigger stomach and insulin related issues.

From the industry point of view, as the Earth element in the zodiac goat also contains hidden elements like Weak Fire , wood and earth the year is supportive to trades like food , entertainment, aviation , active sporting and tourism.

From the global relationships perspective, it would be a year of disturbances of a different kind. Although nations may come together to show peace and unity, the unrest will be lurking beneath. Earth related mishaps and road safety would be of prime importance as the  year indicates such unfavorable events.

Those born in the year of Rat  will have ample opportunity to tie the knot or have more interaction with the opposite gender and those born in the year of Snake will have a lot of travel in the year 2015.

Industries relating to metal and wood like  banking, heavy engineering, IT and High tech industries will see new trends emerging and will receive a boost. Textiles, media, paper Industries which pertain to wood element will also benefit.  Based on elemental analysis, Fire Industries like Finance, entertainment and energy will be able to progress although a bit of caution needs to be exercised.  Real Estate, property and mining would experience  a lot of competition  as the strong earth in the year of the sheep will bring in new entrants, fierce competition and may have a overall conservative  outlook.

S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via

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