China’s geomancers and fortune tellers opine on where the Year of the Pig will take us

And if the feng shui experts and tea-leaf readers don’t know, who does? The first paragraph sounds pretty on-the-money to me.

The world can expect a roller-coaster ride of conflict and unrest, natural disasters and a plunge in global stock markets once the Year of the Pig begins, Chinese soothsayers say.

As the world farewells the Year of the Dog on Sunday, believers in Chinese superstitions have been busy consulting fortune tellers, feng shui geomancers and a wealth of new books for the year’s fortunes. Chinese fortunes are based on a belief that events are dictated by the different balances in the elements that make up the earth — gold, wood, water, fire and earth.

Feng shui expert Raymond Lo said that according to ancient Chinese belief, the Year of the Pig is symbolised by two elements — fire sitting on top of water.

“Fire sitting on water is a symbol of conflict and skirmish, and this may bring a relatively less peaceful year with more international conflicts and struggles,” he said.

Lo said the last time such an arrangement appeared was in 2002, the year that followed the September 11 terrorist attacks.

“It is anticipated that there will be more international conflicts and disharmony, which will even lead to regional warfare, uprising and unrest, or the overthrow of governments in certain countries,” he said.

The elemental arrangement for 2007, with fire standing on top, could represent openness, optimism and warmth, but it can also bring fire disasters and huge explosions, Lo said.

In other words, anything goes. Many other interesting predictions follow, including huge earthquakes, more wars and the best time to give birth to new infants.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

Interesting that Feng Shui masters are corroborating
what many technical analysts I follow are saying about global stock markets – we’re heading for an overdue and possibly substantial sell off.

As well, swiss economist Marc Faber (who has a good track record of calling major mkt tops and bottoms) is warning about global price declines in ALL asset classes, to begin soon. He says look for a bottom (and entry point) probably in Oct.

February 18, 2007 @ 12:00 pm | Comment

They’re right. It’s not if but when. Always listen to the geomancers.

February 18, 2007 @ 12:19 pm | Comment

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