Feng shui master Jessie Lee described the "pictorial outlook" for 2020 as a moon during a sunset.
“For such a scenario, one can imagine that the day is getting cold and darkness is setting in. People would generally feel sad, depressed and miserable. There is more fear than hope, ” she says. Overall, the economy is not good.
However, some people will strategise and overcome their fears. For instance, even in the darkest days, entrepreneurs or businessmen will still need to "sell" hope.
She was speaking to participants at her recent "Escape The Rat Race 2020" feng shui talk in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
In Chinese metaphysics, Lee said Earth is the strongest element this year, followed by Metal, Water, Wood and Fire (which is the weakest).
Earth-related industries, especially those businesses revolving around “safety” and “making people feel good”, will thrive.
Selling homes – and the concept of people buying a home for stability and security – will fare well. People who sell insurance and health products will also thrive.
As Fire is the weakest element, Lee predicted that businesses related to oil and gas may not do well and prices are likely to come down. Nevertheless, Lee suggested marketing plans to ignite more hope.
According to the I Ching (or Book of Changes), an ancient Chinese divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics, Lee said there are 64 hexagrams representing the universe.
For the year's outlook, she also introduced the Hexagram 36, derived from the birth chart of 2020 called the Vanquishing of the Light hexagram.
“In this hexagram, the Earth is on top while the Fire element is at the bottom, ” said Lee, who interpreted this as “the majority of people living in darkness and lacking wisdom”.
As such, she said, many people will act at random and be driven by their emotions. As a result, there will be an increase in incidences of important people going to jail, admitted to hospital or being framed.
The hexagram, she said, also foretold of people who cannot express their feelings well. Some of them will even resort to foolish acts, such as attacking each other on social media.
In the hexagram, there are six lines with different interpretations. The bottom two lines represent earth luck; the middle line, human luck; and the upper lines, heaven luck.
Lee said heaven luck is beyond our control but human luck is within one’s control as it is about actions and attitudes.
When you make changes to the hexagram of the year (by changing lines 3 and 4), the hexagram will change from Vanquishing of the Light hexagram to Abundance hexagram (or Hexagram 55).
The changing of the hexagram, she said, is possible. It takes actions or strategies “to change for the better” – from living in darkness to abundance!
In 2020, she predicted, there will be a rise in incidences related to the heart. People who have had a heart attack or heart bypass may have a higher chance of a relapse or an attack, and should therefore be cautious about their health.
This year, Lee said, is also a year to check one’s connections. "Be around people who are highly successful," she advised.
About hindrances in life, Lee joked: “You need to let go of whatever is not serving you anymore – but I don’t mean your wife.”
She clarified this by saying,"One should let go of one’s (negative) beliefs, attitudes and habits. Also, be aware of everything around you. And be teachable.”