This year Chinese New Year falls on 10 February 2013 and it is the beginning of the Year of the Snake. What will this year bring for businesses, love and world peace?
Here are some predictions of eminent and not so eminent sources around the web.
From the wise word of Paul Ng, a geomancer in Canada:
This year is composed of “water snake” year, “wooden tiger” month, “metal ox” day and “earth rat” hour. While its year and month are in conflict, its day and hour connect. The year would begin with many uncertainties but end up on a high tune. There is an over-abundance of wood and fire, which become negative elements for the year. Elements of “earth, metal and water” would serve the year better.
The five star analysis of this sign is a very turbulent one. It would bring the world to extremities – good or bad. Its nature is “earth”. Countries in both south and north would do better than those in the east or west. China would control to lead the world’s economy. Western countries would continue to suffer from economic instabilities.
Business involving “earth, metal or water” would do well. Those involving “water or earth” had to work much harder. This is a year of instabilities, especially in both Middle East and Southern Europe.
You can read his full report here.
According the CLSA Feng Shui index which they have been producing for over 19 years, here is what they have to say about the markets
It will be a good year for the Hang Seng, particularly in the first half and March is flagged as a standout month. It’s interesting that March is also the month that the U.S. Congress has to deal with the debt-ceiling. After June the ride gets much rougher and more volatile.
On Health, Relationships and Work for the year, they say :
If you were born in the year of the Rooster, Dog or Ox (Cow), it is going to be a great year.
If you are a Pig, Goat (Sheep), Tiger or Snake, it’s best to fast forward to 2014. Interestingly, those with the same birth sign as the year sign invariably have bad years.