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What The Stars Say About Your Career For This Year Of The Dog, According To The Feng Shui Master

The Year of the Dog will bring overall good tidings, says feng shui master Marites Allen, who has become one of the go-to masters in the country. According to Allen, 2018 is a pretty stable year since the last two digits of the year corresponds to the lucky number 9. Although challenges will exist for many zodiac signs throughout the year, it’s not impossible to turn the flow of energy to bring a healthy dose of good luck.

“Feng shui is simply about achieving balance in our daily lives. It is about balancing the energies and the natural elements that surround us. Once we are able to do this, we are well on our way to material well-being and happiness. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t want money and happiness in life,” she said.

Allen shares with Metro.Style her career forecasts for the 12 zodiac signs—and what to do to enhance your good fortune. Read on and find out what 2018 has in store for your career.


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2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

Be wary of possible jealousy and politicking from people who find pleasure in making you a subject of their gossipy life. Cut them out of your life and stay away from them no matter how hard it may be for you.  If not, this will cause you big trouble in your career life and could hamper the hard work you had been doing for your needed promotion. Activate the Southeast corner of your office with 9-Dragon paintings.



2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

There will be less obstacles and bumps along your career path.  Instead, you will have more time to develop camaraderie and networking opportunities. You will sense that everything in the work front seems to be smoother, and peaceful working environment is in the horizon. Minor hiccups may cause disruption at work but nothing too serious that you cannot fix. Hang the 8 Auspicious symbols in the Northeast to attract better harmony in the workplace.


2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

You are at a risk of being the subject of undermining in the office.  Be wary of a colleague who may put you in a bad light, causing you to be misunderstood and subject of an inquest. These are unnecessary obstacle that you don’t want in your life now. Just be careful with any contracts, deals, agreements that you sign to avoid all these. Display the 8 auspicious symbols in the Northeast to control this problem.


2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

You can heave a sigh of relief from whatever challenges you may be having in the other aspects of your life.  Revisit your networking group, and associate only with people who matter and could give you a good return on your time investment. There are those who only want to be with you because they need something from you, but whom you may not necessarily count on for the long term.  Wear the 9-mantra bracelet for overall blessings to come into your life this 2018.


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2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964

Some negative influences may give you difficulty at your workplace.  Conflicts will come uninvited, putting you in very unhappy surroundings where you will feel drained and cause unbearable pressure. Be more tolerant and avoid any conflicts at all costs to avoid further problems. Hang the 9 Dragons painting in the Southeast to give you motivation and strength to carry on and get through any troubles during this time.


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2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

Timing is everything, so if you are planning to move to a different job position or location, this is the time to do it.  Take caution during the first six months of the year and use this period to plan and prioritize your career moves to achieve worthwhile results.  Put in an extra mile into whatever you do; it will always pay off later. Hang a Phoenix painting in the Southeast to get recognition for your personal efforts.



2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

Your superior and senior mentors will take notice of your abilities, which will enable you to receive that promotion; however, other jealous colleagues will see it as favoritism. Some may take it so seriously that they could even plot nasty situations that could compromise your integrity.  Mantra shawls and the anti-politicking medallion should help you weather this. Be the best or be better in what you do. This is one of the most powerful things you can do to get through this phase in your life.


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2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

For others, this may be the time for career shifts or moving to a different industry, but for you it is best spent for forging partnerships or collaborations and welcome as much networking activities with existing or new contacts. This will be a favorable year for your career and exciting opportunities will just be knocking on your door. Enhancers such as the Ruyi for power and authority, or the Politics Mantra Amulet will be your perfect lucky charms this time.


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2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

You will be experiencing stiff competition, obstacles, and seemingly never-ending challenges in the workplace. Always carry the anti-politicking amulet or display a painting of 8 auspicious symbols in the Southwest for peace and harmony as your career is at stake. Someone is out there to get you. Likewise, some colleagues may even try to stain your name. Two ways you can handle it: face it head-on or do nothing. Sometimes, the best action is ignore it and simply walk away.


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2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

Stick to what is familiar and comfortable for now. Investing time and energy on new things solely for the sake of catching up with some of your colleagues will not be a good strategy. Those in the corporate world will feel overworked and stressed out. Keep your cool and activate the South corner of your home with 9-Phoenix or 9-Dragon paintings as these will help you gather more positive energy to carry on. The rest of the year can still bring you so many profitable opportunities and you do not really want to miss them.



2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970

Expect some improvements in the relationship side of your working career. Do not fret over minor obstacles. Occasionally, it is important that we experience some bumps along the way. Provided you keep yourself productive, then opportunities for promotion will still give you satisfactory results. You will be happy to know that your supportive colleagues and loved ones will be there to cheer you up and their support will give you a fulfilling time. Wear the wealth and success medallion to attract more auspicious stars into your life.


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2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959

Think twice about moving to another job or location at the start of the year.  Stay where you are as you will have tremendous opportunities later.  Do not make any rush decisions, no matter how dissatisfied you may be; it is best to do nothing and let this bugging energy pass by.  Redirect your attention to something very useful, take up a new hobby, pick a new place to go, write a book or just simply chill out – all these will bring a meaningful time for you.  Keep an amulet inscribed with the powerful scarabs for renewal of life or rebirth and something with the horseshoe. Both are believed to bring good luck to the wearer.






For more information about how you can improve your office and home’s feng shui, grab Marites Allen’s Chinese New Year 2018 Must Haves, which is a set of guides that provides feng shui advice on suitability and conflict regarding family, love, money, power, career, and more. Chinese New Year 2018 Must Haves by Marites Allen is distributed by ABS-CBN Publishing and is available in FRIGGA Charmed Life Boutiques and leading bookstores nationwide. Also, based on Marites Allen's best-selling Feng Shui Almanac, she launched a mobile app thay will help users navigate the Year of the Earth Dog with confidence. It provides a daily forecast including a list of suitable and unsuitable activities. Available for download on Android through Google Play and soon on iOS!