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Feng shui tips for the year of the Tiger

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

 February, 2010

Feng shui tips for the year of the Tiger

The art of living with nature and harnessing its enormous powers for the benefit of mankind has long been the key of the human survival.

As science and technology advances, mankind began to learn the advantages of living harmoniously with nature and the disadvantages of going against its powers.

Thus, over thousands of years, the Chinese have practised the art of environology, otherwise known as geomancy or feng shui.

Environology is the science of harnessing nature’s powers through learning how to understand it, mimic it and living with it harmoniously, said feng shui master Joe Choo.

“Just like any living matter, if we go against it, it would react. If you go against nature, it would result in natural disasters.

“Feng Shui is not related to religion. If you refer to feng shui texts, there is no mention of religion or placement of furniture. The actual science does not involve having ornaments, but you can utilise living matters which exudes energy such as live plants, crystals or water features to enhance your living or work areas.

“These are natural energy forces, which can be used to harness nature’s positive energy and bring it into your living or work areas,” said Joe.

This year, the industries which would do well are those related to wood, water and fire, while earth and metal industries would face challenges.

Wood industries are those related to education, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, paper and pulp industry as well as furniture. Water industries are those related to river management , fisheries , shipping lines, travel and communications. Meanwhile, industries related to energy source, charitable activities, healthcare, hospitals, religion and unconventional businesses are classified as fire industries.

Metal industries are those related to finance (banking, wealth management, currencies and mint), shipyard, scrap metal and weapons.

Industries related to property, building infrastructure, spas, insurance and trust are classified as Earth industries.

“If you would like to harness the positive energies in the year of the Tiger, you should wear more green, red and blue, although the Chinese have this ‘pantang’, where if a man wears a green hat, it means that his wife’s having an affair!” said Joe with a laugh.



In feng shui, the positions of the planets also come into play. Tai-shui refers to the position of Jupiter, the largest of the nine planets.

During the ancient times, Jupiter is known as the yearly planet.

“It takes 12 years to complete its circle around earth. Being the biggest planet, its gravity creates a pulling and pushing effect, which creates negative energy. This year, it notches against the Tiger position.”

Because of the negative energy, Joe cautions those born in the year of the Tiger to be careful this year, as it will present more challenges for them. But all hope is not lost as the negative energy can be diffused.

“Just place a living plant, clear or white crystal or a water feature between 322.5° and 377.5° (northwest sector) in your home. This should help to diffuse the negative energy.”


Otherwise known as the ‘Three Killers’, these are the animal signs whose positions are on the opposite side of the animal sign of the year.

This year, the three killer signs are the Rat, Monkey and Dragon.

“Though the three killers are considered to be bad, the negative energy can be utilised to create great wealth. This year the three killers are situated at southwest 232.5°-247.5°, north 352.5°-7.5° and southeast 112.5°-127.5°.”

If your entrance is situated at any of the three directions, you may choose one of the following methods to neutralise the effect and reverse the bad to good.


“You can close the entrance and use another. Or you could place a movable partition at the door entrance, either on the outside or the inside. I would like to advise home owners whose doors are located between 352.5° – 7.5° (northeast centre) to attach a strip of wood or metal on top of the door frame to reduce the size of the door. This would diffuse challenges such as family quarrels, health issues, robberies and other problems,” said Joe.

Those who are born in the year of the Rat can place crystal, living plant or water feature at 32.5°- 37.5° in their house to diffuse the negative energy.

“If these steps are taken, it would help to enhance your life in the year of the Tiger,” said Joe.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

HONG KONG: The Dow Jones Index gained significantly in the previous year of the Golden Tiger in 1950, but Tiger years are typically marked by dramatic changes and even upheaval, said CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets in its 16th CLSA Feng Shui Index (CLSA FSI).



In the report with a tongue-in-cheek look at what 2010 held for equities, commodities, property, celebrities, and the zodiac signs in the months ahead, CLSA cautioned investors to view 2010, much like the tiger itself, as an energetic and powerful, but impulsive and risky, year ahead.



“Those trading equities should get set to ride the wild tiger. The markets will be volatile with a surge in the first month followed by a decline that turns upwards in June, dips, and then swings up again in September to see the Golden Tiger roar by January 2011,” it said in a statement.



With this Tiger year’s heavenly stem being metal, CLSA said gold was set to have a great run and it predicted that it could break US$2,000 (RM6,820) per ounce.



“In fact, commodities of all stripes will fare well including silver, copper, zinc and aluminium. Those regarded as ‘wood’ will also do very well: pulp and paper, clothing and pharmaceuticals.



“‘Fire’ and ‘earth’ elements, thus technology, power, telecoms and property will have a good yearbut ‘water’ related sectors will be challenged, translating to a bumpy time for shipping, airlines, logistics, autos and transport,” it said.



The following is CLSA’s month-by-month take on the year.



February would bring fantastic opportunities for those sharp enough to recognise them and fast enough to grab them.



• March signals the start of three bumpy months, but there’ll be no shortage of good trades for those brave enough.



In April, the influence of the stars of misfortune is especially disruptive, while the first few weeks of May will be feisty.



• June heralds a great month but maybe not the best for betting, although the June 21 summer solstice is especially auspicious and gold may surge.



• July is more relaxed with time to enact long-cherished plans and projects.



August sees the return of volatility and precious metals look set to break upwards, especially gold, silver and copper.



In September, the trend is upwards and a mixture of considered and idle speculations offers the possibility of eye-popping returns.



October is possibly one of the best months of the year, with life returning to the markets. It marks the return of a sustained drive upwards that continues into November, December and January.



• Each of the last three months features an auspicious date; Nov 17, Dec 8, Jan 16.



• In terms of the Zodiac, a great year lies ahead for those born in the years of the Dragon, Sheep and particularly, the Horse. A relatively good year is in store for Rats, Cows, Rabbits, Roosters, Dogs and Pigs, while it will be a bumpy ride for Tigers, Snakes and Monkeys,” it said.



CLSA said the Golden Tiger year would favour China’s wealthiest woman, Nine Paper’s Zhang Yin, a Rooster in the Chinese zodiac.



“She will take on some of the toughest competition of her career and come out on top. For China’s wealthiest man, BYD CEO Wang Chuanfu, a Horse, the sun will continue to shine as it has since Warren Buffett invested into his company and set the price soaring.



“And for Buffett, also a horse, the future looks just as bright. He is about to enter the most financially lucky period of his life. Expect some significant and unusual developments in Berkshire Hathaway’s already substantial interest in China,” it said.



“As the Chinese saying goes: ‘Once on a tiger’s back, it is hard to get off’. But if you can hang on, it is certainly the safest place to be. Enjoy the ride and Happy New Year.”


This article appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, February 4, 2010.



2010 Happy Chinese New Year Greetings !

Friday, February 12th, 2010

To all my Chinese friends and readers, here’s wishing you guys a very “HAPPY and PROSPEROUS” new year ahead !

Counters to watch are : Stocks with the Logo or Symbol of Tiger, Utilities Sectors like Water & Electricity, Waste Water and Piping Counters.

Number forecast Counter : MPHB (Go here : mphb-jumps-as-cimb-research-sees-more-upside-for-property )

Telecommunication Counters : Maxis and Timecom

Niche Sectors are : Oil Palm and Rubber Gloves Counters.

Good Luck guys !

While it’s festive Seasons and plenty of good food to eat, please take care and eat sensibly to watch out your health and while driving home, please drive carefully and keep alert of the roads !

God bless and take care guys !