On Sunday, 4 February, the Earth Dog marks his territory. Again, we attempt to plot the pattern and relative magnitude of the HSI's monthly movements in the year ahead using a Fortune Scale. The spirits forbid us from associating ourselves with any number masquerading as a scientifically determined HSI target! So how will we fare this year?More
Our Feng Shui Index picked the falls in 1994, but our optimism got the better of us in a poor, poor year! The Water Dog rained on the parade in 1982 counter to the Fire and Metal Dogs' stellar performances.More
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 focus, first and foremost, is to forecast the monthly moves of the Hang Seng Index, our favourite Earth Rooster (since it was launched on 24 November 1969). First, we compare the Bazi (eight-character) fortune chart for the Earth Dog with the chart of the HSI.
Next, we assess wu xing (the five energies) and the interaction of xuan kong (flying stars). Then, we blend it all together, add a gratuitous garnish of our own divining and serve it up on a platter.
The year elements in the Dog's Bazi are strong with earth, helping to keep property, renewables and resources anchored this year. The visiting Four Green star (see Property for more) is adding more wood to the Bazi's burgeoning load so we expect large gains to be made in such enterprises as pharma and consumer. Also featuring strongly will be fire/electricity-related industries such as telecoms, technology and utilities. Add in the earth and metal of our favourite Rooster and the HSI is sure to finish higher than it begins. But be wary of a summer of discontent in some quarters.
Wood brackets the year, fire burns a hole through the spring, earth and metal load us down over the summer, while water flows through the autumn. Match your season with your element, consider all the cardinal directions and, as they like to say, invest rationally!More
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 feng shui firmament, so if the predictions are not in your favour, purchase a cannister of reality and breathe deep . . . you'll be fine.More
Welcome to the Battle Royale where good stars fight bad influences and vice-versa.
We highlight hotspots and notspots in Hong Kong worth your attention. Northwest and Centre are best; avoid the North; and don't dig in the West.