Next year 2008, the first day of lunar new year falls on 7th Feb. However, do take note that the year of Rat is in fact will start earlier than 7th Feb, the actual date of Li Chun 立春 falls on 4th Feb. Therefore, babies that are born on this date 4th Feb after 1903hrs are "technically" classified as baby Rat, a earth rat , Wu Zi 戊子 to be precise.
Wu Zi 戊子, heavenly stem earth sitting on earthly branches water, looks like next year is going to be another challenging year. Water may not be able to withstand the weight of earth sitting on top, and is a sign of movements. Just to name a few; Flood, landslides are possible potential problems.
Great Duke or also known as Tai sui 太岁, will reside at north sector. Therefore, is believe that facing North will not be so auspicious. On top of that, next year san sha wei 三煞位 is at south sector. If your back is facing south, chances of being back-stabbed will be much higher. So is better to sit facing South, while your back is facing North.
In 2008, people who fang, chong and xing tai sui 防，冲，行太岁 are born in the following zodical animals: Rat, Rabbit, Horse and Rooster.
Using annual flying star method for next year 2008 predictation, flying star 1 falls on the central palace. While bad energy stars 2 and 5 fall on North-west sector and South sector respectively. As such, do pay special attention on the following health issues : headaches, lung-related matters, womb, bladder, eye, blood and heart, especially old men and middle age ladies have to take extra cautious on health matters. And if such health matters arise, if would be on the following lunar months: 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th.
Also do avoid having ground-breaking 动土 at south sector. If your new house sits on South and facing North, according to some books recorded, is adviseable not to have any renovation done. However, if you really need to have renovation done on your new place. You may want to consult a master to advise you which are the auspicious dates for you to start renovation.
So much on things to watch out for, let's talk about something good. If you want to have more good news or cai yun 财运, you may want to try the east sector of your house or office. The good energy is at East sector next year!
For students who want to excel in their studies in year 2008, they can place their study desks at North-east sector of their room. Alternatively, they can place a pagoda wen chang ta 文昌塔 at the North-east sector of their study desks.
To enhance romance luck, try north-east sector too! Place a pair of mandarin ducks or a pot of flesh flowers in that sector.
Next year, lady luck will side young men or middle age men, therefore do not be surprised if you hear that your company have decided to promote all men only.
Using Zi Wei Dou Shu 紫薇斗数 as a general guideline, next year Wu Zi nian 戊子年. Star Tian Ji xing hua ji 天机星化忌. For those people who have Tian Ji Xing in the wealth palace, is strongly advise not to do any form of investment. If your Tian Ji Xing falls on travel palace, chances are you will have more travelling to do. And if Tian Ji Xing is in karma palace Fu De Gong 富德宫，you can be indecisive in things you do.
Okie...that's all for year 2008.
Note: Above information is based on liu nian tian gan di zhi 流年天干地支， annual flying stars 流年飞星 and basic Zi Wei Dou Shu。It does not based on individual's bazi, if you want to know your fortune for year 2008, you still need to consult a qualified master with your bazi.