On Monday, 8 February, the Fire Monkey swings into action. Again, we attempt to plot the pattern and relative magnitude of the HSI’s monthly movements in the year ahead using a Fortune Scale of +10 to -4. The spirits forbid us from associating ourselves with any number masquerading as a scientifically determined HSI target! Get set for a recovery after an awful start to the calendar year!More
Our Monkey missed the early fall in 2004, but found the bananas by year-end, and while a little extreme in '92, our Feng Shui Index still tracked key market moves.
Historically, monkey years see conflict and longer-term change. So make sure you hang on to those swinging vines!
In China, life successes or failures are often less attributed to human action as they are to do with the workings of mysterious earth forces known as Feng Shui.
Whether you are making an investment, arranging furniture, travelling abroad or choosing a spouse, timing and positioning in accordance with Feng Shui is crucial to achieve prosperity, health and happiness.
Our forecasts for the Hang Seng are based on the interplay of the destiny chart, or Bazi for the year, and the birth date of the Hang Seng Index (24 November, 1969), an "Earth Rooster”.
This is a Fire Monkey year, and in the chart Fire sits atop Metal, which has capacity for bringing about conflict. But the Fire is benign, and there is enough Water hidden in the Earth Rooster’s chart to withstand a scorching.
In the 60-year Stems and Branches, or fiddlesticks as we call them, this is a year to set things up for a stronger future. That’s good news for China as it sets about shoring up its “One Belt, One Road” strategy with wealth and security two guiding motives for the country’s modern Journey to the West. We also take a look at the fortunes of the Zodiac, some celebrities and offer guidance for deflecting negative energies.
Metal and Water dominate the beginning of the year and both finish strongly. Fire flares mid-year which burns our Earth Rooster’s feathers. Wood runs to around the same level as Water, but Fire is scorching some of it.
Silver and gold, autos, financials,
gaming, transport and machinery
are all set to prosper.
Feng Shui determines the points on the compass assigned to potential negative energies, or malevolent qi in their various guises. The usual suspects are the Tai Sui, Tsui Po, San Sha and Wu Wang: ghostly forces meandering across the fengshui firmament, so if the predictions are not in your favour, purchase a cannister of reality and breathe deep . . . you’ll be fine.
Tai Sui is camped out in South-West 3 this year, and since he hates earthworks, expect further delays to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.
We highlight hotspots and notspots in Hong Kong worth your attention.
East and West are best; don't dig in the South-West; and Central's not looking too good