... But here’s a note of caution amidst an optimistic outlook.
THE Golden Horse strides in once every 60 years and this year will turn out to be an economically viable year for Malaysia, says Ng Choon Phong, founder of Zi Wei Feng Shui Academy.
Ng uses the Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu chart as a guide to his forecasts, which differ from the general view that this is the Year of the Wood Horse. According to Ng, the Metal element for this Year of the Golden Horse stems from a combination of Fire and Wood elements in accordance with the lunar year calendar.
With all the elements clashing with one another, Ng says the Year of the Golden Horse is not marked by natural disasters, but by man-made disasters and conflicts between people. A classic example is the first Sino-Japanese war between Meiji Japan and China’s Qing Dynasty in 1894.
“Conflicts in South-East Asia may arise, and between the market policies in China and the United States.
“But in Malaysia we will be seeing more man-made disasters caused by negligence, such as landslides and flooding which will be more serious this year,” says Ng.
The economic outlook for Malaysia seems promising as he has calculated that the nation will enjoy wealth and encouraging investments.
“People may suffer a setback temporarily as market prices drop from January to June. But the outlook for the Malaysian market from July onwards will be exceptional,” Ng predicts.
He shares that the best directions for businessmen this year are East and North-West; the disadvantageous direction will be South-West.
However, property prices will not drop as demand will still be high while supply remains constant. Ng cautions people to be careful with their spending as the prices of commodities and necessities will rise, generating wealth for the country but making it difficult for the citizens.
People born in the year of the Ox, Tiger, Rat, Rabbit and Pig will need to watch their health although they will do well career-wise. Snakes and Roosters will similarly fare well in their careers.
Those born in the Year of the Goat, on the other hand, will need to be careful lest they over-invest in businesses. Horses will do more travelling and Monkeys might face a career change. Dogs will have a good year of wealth. Dragons unfortunately may not do so well where wealth is concerned.
Children born in this Horse year will grow up to be systematic, but male babies may face difficulties and strife in their future career paths, while females will need to be careful when it comes to choosing a spouse.
Ng’s forecasts nevertheless are subject to each individual’s life decisions and other extenuating factors.
His advice is to place living objects such as plants or aquariums at the East and North-West corners of the house to reap benefits from the Horse. Interstate travelling may enhance the fortune of those living in Kuala Lumpur.
Ng is the founder of Zi Wei Feng Shui Academy in Malaysia and specialises in Zi Wei Feng Shui, a personalised feng shui technique.