A NEW YEAR is soon to dawn upon us and many people will start welcoming it by making the traditional resolutions and drawing up a dream list of what they plan to do and achieve.
For the coming 2008, let us see what a feng shui expert has to say on what is in store for us, on how we can mitigate and empower certain elements to help us achieve our goals, and on whether it is the opportune time to do certain matters.
Feng Shui master David Koh, the honorary life president and founder of the Malaysian Institute of Geomancy Sciences (MINGS), is giving a talk on Forecast for 2008 on Nov 25 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
According to Koh, he and members of the institute have done much research on 2008, the Year of the Rat, the first of the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar.
It is natural for people to be anxious and concerned about what the New Year will hold for them. The Chinese generally worry about a governing planet called Tai Sui in their constellation (group of stars in astrology) and the Sam Sart, the Three Killings or Three Evils, Koh said.
He said that a good start to the New Year would usually mean a favourable year for a person and or a business.
Time and date are significant, especially when you resume work at the office or when you want to reopen your business after the Chinese New Year holiday. In my talk at the KLCC, I will discuss the auspicious dates and time for the various animal signs, he said.
Certain animals are good match for the Rat. For people born under the signs of these animals, 2008, the Year of the Rat, will mean a year of good fortune. To enjoy such positive benefits, these people must know how to harness the energy generated from the favourable match, Koh said.
Likewise, people born under the other animal signs may face hardship, so they should be prepared to mitigate the negative effect, he said.
Koh said he would also discuss auspicious dates for marriage, signing of contracts, conducting meetings, event launches and product introduction.
The five-hour talk will also cover the global economic situation with an emphasis on the Malaysian economy as well as tips on investments like the stock market and the property front.
The talk is organised by the Malaysian Institute of Geomancy Sciences (MINGS), a non-profit organisation providing research and training for the study of feng shui and geomancy. Tickets are priced at RM48 per person and for reservations, call 03-9285 9866 (office hours) or 016-610 8066.