is the year of the Golden Tiger. We usher out the Ox and welcome the arrival
of the Tiger on 4th February 2010. The Tiger will rule until 3rd February
2011 where the Rabbit will take over. The last time the same Tiger appeared
was in 1950 when I was only 2 years old. After an eventful and turbulent
2009, we look forward to a more peaceful and cheerful 2010.
In the Chinese
Hsia calendar (also known as the 10,000 years calendar); the year 2010
carries a pillar with Stem Yang Metal and Branch Yang Wood. According
to the 5 elemental relationship, Metal is in conflict with Wood, and Metal
is also the destroyer of Wood. This could imply that there will be more
international issues related to controls on terrorism and climate changes.
Those who are born on a Wood day will encounter more pressure either in
their work or social activities as well.
Characteristics of a Person Born in Tiger Year
The Tiger is the third in the hierarchy of the twelve
animals in the Chinese zodiac birth stars. Its character signifies caution.
They are also optimistic, suspicious, selfish and critical. They reject
other’s opinion and rarely obey commands. Maybe that’s one
of the reasons why many skeptical Chinese do not wish to have babies born
in the Tiger years. A Chinese proverb says that “the Tiger lives
in the forest, a thousand miles from the town”. Likewise a person
born in the year of Tiger is independent and is continuously on the move.
A good leader with a strong will to win but afraid to lose face. Singapore’s
current shortfall on birth rate may be worse this year. However, I have
many Tiger students and they are all obedient and friendly! Take note,
this year round is a Golden Tiger and will only appear again in the next
60 years. Don’t miss this golden opportunity! If you start planning
now you may still have time to catch a baby tiger. Good luck.
By the way, as per the five elements, there are five different
types of Tigers;
Fire Tiger &
This year the Tiger arrived before the Chinese Lunar New
Year which falls on 14 February 2010 which coincides with the western
Valentine’s Day. What a romantic Lunar New Year! Traditionally,
the Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year on this day. In the Hsia calendar,
the New Year commences on Spring(Li Chun) 4th February 2010 before the
Lunar New Year and many have called this a blind year because there is
no Li Chun
and as such they believe it is not an auspicious year. In my opinion,
this is not totally the truth as believed. There are other factors of
consideration. However, those babies born on or after 4th February are
considered a Tiger baby.
The God of
Wealth or popularly known as the Cai Shen Ye
is at the Southeast direction for 2010. The Chinese believe that those
who pay respect to Cai Shen Ye will receive great wealth from
his blessings. As usual I will be at the Goddess of Mercy Temple in Balestier
road to witness this traditional belief annually during Lunar New Year’s
Eve. It is rather interesting, so see you there!
The year of the Tiger is symbolized by a pillar of Metal
H7, Geng over
Wood E3 Yin .
According to the five elemental cycles, Metal and Wood is in conflict.
Heaven Qi ,
Metal conflicts with Earth Qi ,
The following are those born in the year of Tigers:
2010 Metal Tiger
1998 Earth Tiger
1986 Fire Tiger
1974 Wood Tiger
1962 Water Tiger
The Year Pillar Forecast:
on these two characters we can extract some information on what
is in store for this year.
US economy will continue to recover and by March 2010, the US dollar
will gain strength by then. They will probably be imposing trade
strategies to boost back the economy, but will face strong competition
from the East.
Reasons: Strong Metal (West – US) controlling the Wood (East
– Asia Pacific).
you have some knowledge on Chinese metaphysic system, we know that
Fire is hidden in the branch E3 Wood. Fire, will fight back the
Metal. Fire is also a hidden threat to Metal.
The US dollar will remain weak until March. The current
weakened dollar will decrease the competitiveness of the world’s
export and in turn attract investors into the US economy. The light could
possibly appear in the Q3 when Metal is strong.
Singapore will likely be affected by fierce competition.
However, with the opening of the two new integrated resorts by Q2, it
will definitely contribute to our economic growth.
Tiger element is wood. Strong wood will attack earth.
Earth related industries like the property development market will continue
with slower growth as most of the properties will be completed by 2009.
Investors my shift their funds to more solid instruments like banking
The Singapore stock exchange index will continue with
positive growth till Q2. It is possible for the STI to hit 3000 points
Four Pillars of Year 2010
4th February 2010
A more detailed
approach is the 4 pillars analysis. Let’s take a look at this year’s
actual date of the Tiger year commences on 4th February 2010 at 0642 hours
precisely 10 days before the Chinese Lunar New Year. This information
is available in my Hsia calendar published by Asiapac Books Pte Ltd. In
addition, the Hsia calendar is also a tool for converting our birth data
into the Chinese divination system called the Four Pillars of Destiny
or better known as Bazi.
This Tiger year, the eight characters consist of;
Metal and Wood is in conflict. Wood in spring season is
strong, showing resistance. Earth is supporting the Metal. So what is
the implication? China will still be dominating the world markets. The
US economy will still be competing with the Chinese strong market growth.
So, there are still ample opportunities to make money in China markets.
Strong Wood will produce Fire and Fire is hidden in the Wood E3. There
are two strong Wood with hidden Fire. By March, crude oil will be on high
demand and be prepared to pay for higher oil prices. New oil producing
countries and suppliers will emerge and hopefully this will ease the oil
prices. With the current cold weather, more consumption will also continue
to push up the oil prices.
In this set of 4 pillars, Water will be the buffer to harmonize the Metal
and Wood conflict. Unfortunately, there is an absence of Water in this
set of 4 Pillars. Therefore, Water is the most favorable element for this
year. Shipping industry, travel related businesses and education will
be in high demand.
Climate will be inconsistent. While climate changes may bring severe cold
to northern regions there will be shortage of rainfall and many countries
will face severe drought in the Q2 and Q3.
Auspicious Colors for this year
The colors for Water are Blue and Black. The theme for this year’s
dress code and auspicious colors will be black and blue.
In this set of 4 pillars Wood is strong and clipped by 2 Earth. Earth
is the wealth of Wood.
Wood industry will perform well in the Q1 & Q2.
Metal is weak but with Earth support there are ample opportunity to conquer
Wood (wealth). Metal industries such as automobile, gold, engineering,
mining and steel will face stiff competition. The US government may impose
stiff trade barriers to protect their exports.
Earth is relatively weak due to strong attack by Wood. Earth related industries
like property development, real estate, construction, chemical, agriculture
and fertilizers will face stiffer control by relevant authorities. Property
prices in Singapore will ease and be temporarily flattened in Q1 and will
pick up again in the Q2. Do not expect prices to go down. Our land is
scarce and limited. So if you need a roof over your head, don’t
wait too long.
Fire element is hidden inside the wood, Yin E3. As a result, Fire will
prosper in the Q2. Fire industries such as oil, energy, finance, electricity,
entertainment, hotels and gaming will grow in May to July. Be prepared
for another increase in crude oil prices. Your electricity bill may be
and Metal industries will perform well for this year.
On the micro
level, those whose favorable element is Wood, this is a good year to invest
and perhaps to start your own business. Wood is strong in the Q1. However,
you are advised to consult a professional to have a complete analysis
of your birth luck and don’t forget your Feng Shui as well.
Combinations and Clashes for the Year 2010
Grand Duke – Tai Sui
It is believed that those born in the year of the Monkey are in direct
conflict with the Tiger. The direction is at NE2 (52.5 to 67.5 degrees
information available in my Luopan) Chinese believes that those born in
monkey years must appease the ‘Grand Duke’ also referred to
as Tai Sui .
In Feng Shui practice it is deemed inauspicious to carry out any renovation
work at this sector of the house. I always asked this question, ‘what
if that sector of the wall collapses?’
The Three Killings – San Sha
Another afflicting direction called the San Sha
is at the North direction in 2010. It governs three sectors of the
24 mountains shown on my Luopan/compass, N1, N & N2. Besides
these 3 directions, there are two additional afflicted sectors NW2
& NE1. Avoid major renovation works in this sector. Please note
to avoid having the San Sha
behind you in any year. You may however Face or Confront the San
of Wealth – Cai Shen Ye
Direction - Southeast
Auspicious time to receive the God of Wealth :
Between 2300 to 0030 hours on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Tiger is the nobleman (Gui Ren )
for those who are born with Day stem Xin H8.
To activate your nobleman star place a candle light at NE2 sector of your
Those born in the year monkey, rat and dragon will be very busy this year.
You will have abundance opportunity to travel. Good for moving houses
or change of jobs.
with the Tiger
In addition to the monkey those born in snake years are also in conflict
with the tiger;
The 3 persecuting clash.
Monkey E9 – Snake E6 – Tiger E3.
To harmonize the clash, you may place a pig figurine at
the NE2 sector. The pig is a friend of the tiger.
Friends of the Tiger
Pig E12, Horse E7 and Dog E11.
clash with the tiger is not necessary bad. Nether is a friend of the tiger
good. In the advanced 4 pillars analysis system, our luck cycles are based
on our total birth data information; that is you have to consider the
year, month day and hour of birth. Our annual luck analysis is based on
the interactions of the annual pillar with our total birth data. Those
who are not familiar with the above may refer to my book, Unveil
Your Destiny for more details published by Asiapac Books
Pte Ltd. Available at all leading bookstores.
the 4 pillars of this year, it appears that wood element is the strongest.
Earth element is the wealth of wood and is also available. Therefore wood
industry should perform well this year. Metal though present is weak.
Metal industry will be more competitive and need support from earth, building
industry. Earth is the weakest in this set of 4 pillars. I predict property
development will also face strong competition after the last 2 years of
Stars of the Year 2010
2010 annual flying stars duplicate the ruling
age of 8. This implies that all stars have double boosters. In Feng Shui
system, we also look into the annual energy shift and how it can influence
and affect the Feng Shui of our house and workplace.
Stars 5, 2 & 3
Annually, we should be mindful of the three potent stars; 5, 2 and 3.
5 a sickness and loss star is residing
at the Southwest sector. If your main door or bedroom window face southwest
place a metal object to harmonize star 5.
2 is at the Northeast sector and also inline
with this year’s Grand Duke direction. Avoid knocking or carrying
out renovation if your main door faces northeast. You may hang a 6 rod
metal wind-chime outside this direction. If your bedroom lies at this
sector minimize noisy activities such as TV or hi-fi sets. You may hang
a strand of 6 ancient Chinese metal coins on the window behind the curtain.
Therefore if your house falls on the NE-SW or SW- NE you have to take
extra precautions on these two potent stars.
a quarrelsome and legal entanglement star is at the south sector. Place
something red in color. If it lies at the main door you may place a red
color floor rug. In the house south sector turn on a lamp. Fire element
is required to dissolve this troublesome star.
7 Another problematic star, number 7, a robbery star resides
at the southeast sector. This star may also trigger fire hazard within
the home. If your kitchen lies on the southeast sector be mindful with
your stoves and gas cylinders position. To harmonize, place a bowl of
‘still’ water on this sector.
stars 4, 6, 8, 9 and 1 are deemed auspicious for this year. However, it
must be properly addressed to activate the good energy.
is at East sector. It can bring promotion, power and status. Place a bowl
of still water at this location. Good for patriarch of the house. Be wary
of foot injuries.
8 the current prosperity star is at the centre. Avoid
placing plants or wooden object in the centre of your house. Activities
are encouraged. If you have baby or toddler at home, make this area their
is another wealth star at the Northwest sector. Place a moving water feature
to bring you wealth luck and also enhance the luck to the patriarch in
is residing at the west sector and is good for couples whose bedrooms
lie in this sector. Suitable for those newly wedded couple who wish to
have baby. Good luck.
4 is rather tricky. It can bring romance and academic
success. It may also bring undesirable sexual affairs. This year star
4 is at the north sector. Your may place your children study desk here
to improve their academic performance. To activate romance place a blue
color vase with fresh flowers. Do not use artificial flowers if you’re
looking for true love. For married couples place a pair of mandarin duck
in your bedroom to enhance your relationship.
On the macro
level, Star 9 a fire element flies to Northwest this year. In Feng Shui
terms, Northwest is also known as the ‘Heaven’s Gate’.
Fire burning the Heaven’s Gate is deemed inauspicious. This could
imply the head of the family, head of department and regional leaders
may face sever threat this year. Beware of road accidents and air travel
to the Northwestern regions. Pay more attention to the Northwest sector
of your homes and office.
recommended Feng Shui cures are based on traditional approach and also
commonly proposed to my clients in my practice. Today, there are many
equivalent Feng Shui products and are readily available. While you do
have choices, make sure you got it right at the right place and it is
not necessary that ‘expensive’ is better. Good luck.
I Ching Divination
Recently there is lots of concern about Earth’s
doomsday after the release of the Hollywood movie 2012. I searched through
the Huang Ji Jing Shi (which
we have translated as Imperial Time Classics) compiled by Shao Kang
the well-renowned scholar of I Ching and would like to share with you
my thoughts on this subject.
Many people who are not familiar with I Ching are confused
why different hexagrams are used for year’s prediction. I would
like to take this opportunity to share with you briefly how time dimension
are recorded by hexagrams.
Based on Huang Ji Jing Shi format of time dimension we
are currently in the 60 year cycle of Hexagram 50 Ding
1984 – 2043
governs 60 years
from 1984 to 2043 and each Yao or line governs 10 years as follows:
x 10 yrs – Hexagram 14, Da You
1994-2003 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 56, Lu
2004-2013 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 64, Wei Ji
2014-2023 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 18, Gu
2024-2033 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 44, Gou
2034-2043 x 10 yrs – Hexagram 32, Heng
we are in Wei Ji from
2004 – 2013
Although Wei Ji
(Hexagram 64) is the last hexagram in the line up of the I Ching time
dimension, we are currently in the 3rd hexagram of the 60 year cycle of
Ding hexagram. Sounds too complicated? In short we are not at the end
of the world yet. So do not despair. Maybe because we are more familiar
with these terms of time dimension as BC, AD, Millennium, Century, Decade,
Years and months. The Chinese use the hexagram to reveal the time influence
on mankind on planet earth.
Based on the above let’s carry out an analysis for
this year’s hexagram using the Huang Ji Jing Shi method.
Year 2010 is ruled by the hexagram 8, Bi
On the micro level we are entering into the 7th year of
hexagram Wei Ji and Year 2010 is ruled by the hexagram number 8, Bi
. Using the I
Ching divination approach we can also deduce some lights on this year’s
‘Be cautious, content and upright.
The undecided will join and follow. The lofty will lose the opportunity
and thus be isolated.’ I Ching
Applying the Chinese I Ching divination method
we can also receive advice and enlightenment in our daily approach in
‘Bi denotes bonding, indicating
the possibility of a merger, a situation in which harmony and cooperation
prevails. It represents the idea of union between different types of people.
The person, who wants others to follow, should examine his or her fitness
to lead. Bi indicates success as a result of individuals coming together
willingly to follow a leader. People of the same interests and aspirations
are forming groups to advance themselves. One must cultivate a harmonious
relationship to seek complete union.’ - Chinese I Ching
In short, be humble and sincere to help each other and
only when trust and support is mutual, great things can be undertaken.
Bi - Water over Earth
This hexagram shows water over earth. This implies that there will be
major floods in the Northern regions. This year there will also be more
snowfall than usual.
Water above Earth
Water flows freely throughout earth and in the process
earth absorbs water to produce growth. Implication: there
will be new innovations and creativity possibly in the IT industry. People
will be more productive and hardworking to make up their losses in 2008
and 2009. Third world and newly developing countries will be new emerging
economies. There will be shift of business development to these countries.
In this hexagram, 5 yin lines are embracing one yang line
and the yang line is in the 5th position, the leader. Implication:
people will be more submissive and willing to follow a good leader.
So if you are a leader either at work or in the home you should pay more
attention to your subordinates. A good and efficient leader will definitely
attract an abundance of good and efficient followers.
hexagram all the family relationships are present.
The economy will be more stable compare with previous years.
Subject sits on power line within the inner trigram Kun .
China will continue to dominate the world markets. Natural disasters such
as floods and cold weather may hinder their progress.
The above are some basic Feng Shui cures that you may
want to consider for the Year 2010.
to Start Work after Lunar New Year
It is common for most people to choose an auspicious day to start work
or commence business after the Lunar New Year and the following dates
should be avoided if you belong to the respective horoscopes.
for year of Tiger:
Good, if you are a good leader and make calculated decisions.
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