If you’ve read my 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast Series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 which is the forecast for the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac / Chinese Horoscope), or if you are a Feng Shui practitioner, you will know by now that this year is ruled by the #2 Flying Star or Illness Star. However, again if you practice Feng Shui, you will also know that the Illness Star, despite of the name, is not a star that only causes illness but it also causes accidents that may result to long time illness or physical problem.
This star causes illness, which can range from a persistent cough or cold to something more serious like cancer, diabetes, heart problems or other serious illnesses. If you are already sick and immune compromise than you will have to be extra more careful about this star because it can makes things really bad.
This year because it lands on the center of the Flying Start Chart, it becomes the ruling star of the year. That means everyone is going to be affected by this star, one way or another. However, for each sign, there are certain age groups who are more affected than others, so you can actually check my “2016 Year of the Fire Monkey Feng Shui Forecast for the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiacs (Chinese Horoscope)!” to find out about the ages that are more affected by the said Illness Star. But please don’t misinterpret this that if you don’t find your age in the list you are ‘free’ from this star. It only means that the effect on you may not be as bad as the others. But, of course, you will have to definitely consider other factors such as your Chinese Horoscope.
Speaking of the Chinese Horoscope or Chinese Animal Zodiacs, it has to be noted that although I gave specific ages, the Ox and Tigers are definitely affected, because of the fact that Ox and Tiger people are already affected by the Five Yellow Star or Wu Wang or #5 Flying Star, which severely weakens their chi/energy and thus making them more susceptible to the ruling Illness(and accident) Star. A lot of the people born under the sign of the Rabbit should know how bad this star could get, because two years ago landed on their sector and it is quite a strong star then. So a short reflection of the majority of the Rabbit may remember how bad it was. I personally know of several Rabbits who were particularly struck hard by this star. I remember PT found out that she had diabetes and a kidney that year, amongst others.
Furthermore, everybody who stays on the Northeast by virtue of being weakened by the Five Yellow Star will be much more susceptible to this star.
Likewise, senior citizens and those below 18 years old, and those whose job involves a lot of risky activities, and those who engage in extreme sports are highly susceptible to this star.
The good thing is there are a number of ways to combat this star and that is to wear the image of the Medicine Buddha or wear a Medicine Buddha Prayer Wheel. Because the star is the ruling star you should also supplement it with extra healing energies by either chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra – TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHKENDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA – or reciting the Medicine Buddha Sutra.
For this year, since the Illness Star has become the ruling star, my Guru Lama made a special amulet called Illness Suppression Amulet or Illness Protection Amulet. Although, I personally would have preferred that it be called Illness and Accident Protection Amulet. This is a special amulet made by Guru Lama to combat the Illness Star and at the same time to help those who are sick to go into a quick recovery.
The Illness Suppression Amulet or Illness Protection Amulet has several important components or ‘ingredient’ that makes it quite effective.
First, it has the specially consecrated Medicine Buddha Mantra printed on a blue paper. I have written about the Medicine Buddha several times before, and as I have said before, Medicine Buddha as the name implies is a Buddha who has special healing energies. Simply wearing or chanting Medicine Buddha’s mantra is sure to bring a lot of healing energies, how much more if it is highly consecrated! Blessed and consecrated are two different things. Blessing is important for any amulet to be considered holy, but consecration brings it to a different level. Because the ritual calls on the Buddha or Bodhisattva to have their energy imbibe the ‘object’. Normally, the objects that can be consecrated are images of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and a prayer wheel. However, from time to time with a process of divination other objects are allowed to be consecrated, such is the case for this one. This is a special consecration.
Note: The Medicine Buddha is not only a Buddha of healing; He is also a provider of wealth. Thus the secondary function is to gain wealth luck, which is a good charm since this year’s wealth luck is not so strong.
The amulet also has the specially consecrated mantra of the Namgyalma Buddha and the White Umbrella Goddess printed on a white paper. Namgyalma is one of the most powerful long life and health protector in the Buddhist realm and White Umbrella Goddess or Ushnisha Sitataputra, I have written about it before so I highly suggest that you read it both post about Her by clicking here(1) and here(2).
I initially thought that it would just be the mantra of Namgyalma but my Guru Lama just clarified with me last night, that on the white one are specially consecrated mantras of the Namgyalma Buddha and the White Umbrella Goddess.
Furthermore, on the red paper is the Amitayus Long Life Manta that is again specially consecrated. Amitayus Buddha is a different transformation of Amitabha Buddha, they are technically one and the same but if Amitabha is for rebirth in the Pure Land and protection, Amitayus is for long life and protection.
To make Illness Suppression Amulet / Illness Protection Amulet more powerful, my Guru Lama has included a Dharma Pill on each of the amulet. A Dharma Pill is made with a second-class relic of a confirmed holy high lama, and then included some ashes from the last Medicine Buddha holy initiation he conducted, thus making the healing and protective energies of the amulet even more powerful.
After putting these all together, he further consecrated the Illness Suppression Amulet under the Tooth Relic of Shakyamuni Buddha. This again will naturally have made the amulet even more powerful and stronger.
My Guru Lama would have wanted to release this amulet as early as last year, but he encountered some problems as to where to put the amulet. Taking inspiration from the Surangama Mantra Amulet, I decided to help acquire a special glass container for the Illness Protection Amulet, we decided on glass to help ensure that people can see the contents, and of course, to avoid problems when traveling, because a metal case might create some security problems. He would have wanted to use wood, but is unable to find a supplier for a wood case.
This amulet is one of the must have amulet for the year, but even beyond 2016, it should also serve as a good amulet to those who are sick or to those whose job involves risky activities. Furthermore, this is a good amulet for the #7 Flying Star or Violent Star.
Again, at this point I think it is important for me to explain that ‘inviting’ of this amulet will also benefit a temple in India. In relation to this please read my next post called – AN EVOLUTION OF ACQUIRING AN AMULET.
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