Have you ever wondered why certain people excel in sales and marketing, while others just don't have the knack for it? The Chinese metaphysical perspective can explain this through the 'Eight Characters of Birth' system, an astrological chart derived from a person's time, day, month and year of birth. A field as fluid as sales and marketing requires adaptability, flexibility and quick thinking - personality traits represented by the water element, one of five that play a role in Chinese metaphysics (the others are wood, fire, earth and metal). People who excel in this field will not only have sufficient water within their chart, but will also have water as one of their useful elements. In terms of fung shui, an active and yang area, such as sales and marketing, will require those working in it to sit in the zones where the 'Flying Star' energy eight, or the current prosperity energy is located. This year, this is in the centre of the office. But don't place the sales and marketing department there - the annual wealth energy shifts every February and it would not make sense to move your team from year to year. Place your sales and marketing department where your office's eight wealth star is located based on when the office was completed and its orientation. Consult a fung shui professional, as you will need to measure the sitting and facing directions. One method of stimulating the annual wealth star is to place a water feature in the annual wealth sector. Moving water produces yang energy and will stimulate the wealth energy to ensure that your sales and marketing department will perform better. For next year, you can move the water feature to the wealth sector for that year.