The spirits forbid us from associating ourselves with any number masquerading as a scientifically determined HSI target! Get set for a recovery after an awful start to the calendar year!
Our Monkey missed the early fall in , but found the bananas by year-end, and while a little extreme in '92, our Feng Shui Index still tracked key market moves. Historically, monkey years see conflict and longer-term change.
So make sure you hang on to those swinging vines! In China, life successes or failures are often less attributed to human action as they are to do with the workings of mysterious earth forces known as Feng Shui.
Whether you are making an investment, arranging furniture, travelling abroad or choosing a spouse, timing and positioning in accordance with Feng Shui is crucial to achieve prosperity, health and happiness.
This is a Fire Monkey year, and in the chart Fire sits atop Metal, which has capacity for bringing about conflict. In the year Stems and Branches, or fiddlesticks as we call them, this is a year to set things up for a stronger future.
We also take a look at the fortunes of the Zodiac, some celebrities and offer guidance for deflecting negative energies. Metal and Water dominate the beginning of the year and both finish strongly. Wood runs to around the same level as Water, but Fire is scorching some of it.
CLSA Feng Shui Index 2017
Silver and gold, autos, financials, gaming, transport and machinery are all set to prosper. Feng Shui determines the points on the compass assigned to potential negative energies, or malevolent qi in their various guises. The usual suspects are the Tai Sui, Tsui Po, San Sha and Wu Wang: ghostly forces meandering across the fengshui firmament, so if the predictions are not in your favour, purchase a cannister of reality and breathe deep.
Some predictions - All the thrills and spills
Tai Sui is camped out in South-West 3 this year, and since he hates earthworks, expect further delays to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. We highlight hotspots and not spots in Hong Kong worth your attention. East and West are best; don't dig in the South-West; and Central's not looking too good. Would you like to enjoy the audio soundtrack?
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Monkey business How will you and the Hang Seng Index fare with the primate in ? Like astrologists summoned in the West by politicians and lesser mortals, Feng Shui masters are valued in the Orient by those looking to foretell the future.
So stop monkeying around and scroll down to see all manner of forecasts. First singing chimp hits top 40 with hip-hop screech track, Bape-attack! And here's our forecast! If you can't view this video Please click here to update the Flash Player.
Previous Monkey Years How did we fare? Not too shabby!
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So what's Feng Shui? Earthly forces at play In China, life successes or failures are often less attributed to human action as they are to do with the workings of mysterious earth forces known as Feng Shui. Sectors Where to invest your precious funds Metal and Water dominate the beginning of the year and both finish strongly. The Zodiac What sign are you?
So what's Feng Shui?
Affliction deflection How to mitigate negative energy Feng Shui determines the points on the compass assigned to potential negative energies, or malevolent qi in their various guises. Celebrities How will these famous faces fare in the Year of the Fire Monkey? Who will be running the circus from the monkey cage? Will Trump trump in the US presidential election or can Clinton trip his rising star?
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Perhaps the Pope can provide some divine intervention - it certainly looks like newly elected Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen may need some. And Lei Jun looks primed to strut his stuff as does Tang Wei. Property Outlook Good, bad, so so We highlight hotspots and not spots in Hong Kong worth your attention. Good luck with this year's monkey business!
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