MANILA -- In the Year of the Wood Sheep, businesses dealing with wood and fire will prosper, a feng shui expert said.
According to Hanz Cua, businesses with the wood element will flourish this year.
"Industries that deal in textile, fashion, paper, rubber, and wood will benefit this year," he said, adding that businesses dealing with the fire element will also be highly profitable, as fire nourishes wood.
Cua said restaurants and businesses involving technology and new ideas will be prosperous, with owners urged to focus on advertisements and online promotions.
He said publishing companies, magazines and newspapers will also continue to flourish.
The Year of the Wood Sheep, in general, is a year of prosperity, good luck and opportunity, according to Cua. Cua said, however, that those born in the years of the Rat, Ox, Rooster and Dog may not have as much luck as others in terms of business and career.
He said the north sector is the lucky direction in 2015 and using a door in this area will bring in prosperity.
When asked about things to watch out for, he said: "The west falls under the dreaded Five Yellow Misfortune Star. In the home or workplace, the western sector is to be avoided as this brings total loss, sickness and accidents."
"Do not work on important projects, make renovations, or sleep in the west sector if possible," he added.
Despite his predictions, Cua has a reminder for those who expect to be lucky and prosperous this year.
"Remember that hard work and determination is still important if you want your endeavors to be successful," he said.