By: La Papillion
My special guest blogger, skyalps, wrote this summary of the fengshui analysis by Raymond Lo for the year 2008. Thanks pal, for the great summary on what to expect. Do your own analysis and research before committing your money, as always.
Personally, I found the talk quite interesting as I had little prior knowledge of Fengshui and Chinese Astrology. However, I noted that the examples he gave were typically those that had already happened and which he could use his analysis to explain why it happened. Therefore, do read it with a pinch of salt as it is quite general in nature and even he himself qualifies by saying that he is not a prophet and many things could affect the actual outcome.
Basically, his analysis of what’s going to happen in 2008 is based on the theory of the 5 Basic Elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. In order to understand the order of nature, we need to know the order of the 5 elements which are:
Metal –> Water –> Wood –> Fire –> Earth –> Metal (repeat)
Metal –> Wood –> Earth –> Water –> Fire –> Metal (repeat)
According to his previous talk in Jul 07, he had shared that the stock market would weaken in August and this turned out to be true (Remember the fall in the markets in Aug?). He said that 2007 was the year of the Fire Pig. The pig represented the element of water (Yin) which clashed with fire (Yang), as such the stock market was turbulent and unstable. The first half of 2007 belonged to the fire element which represented optimism and that was why the stock market rallied. However, from August onwards the water element came and cooled the stock market. Water represents fear and the month of December belonged to the water element which caused more destruction. Well, this was an interesting way to explain the volatile markets from Oct to Dec 07.
Now for 2008,