MANILA, Philippines – Although the Year of the Water Snake begins on February 10, 2013 on the Chinese calendar, Filipinos are already preparing for it as early as now, buying trinkets and other “lucky” items.
Feng shui practitioner Dr. Anthony Fugoso believes that major advances in science and technology can be expected in the Year of the Water Snake, saying that IT-related businesses such as mobile phone companies will flourish.
Other “lucky” industries include media, travel and the arts, particularly dance. Since the water element is closely associated with education and research, the Year of the Water Snake will also be good for scientists and scholars, Fugoso added.
Fashion, meanwhile, will become more “elegant, fluid and sophisticated” in the coming year in the Chinese calendar.
Fugoso also mentioned things that people should watch out for during the Year of the Water Snake, from water-related disasters to “friendly alliances.”
In terms of Chinese animal signs, the “luckiest” during the Year of the Water Snake are the Rat and Dog, while the Tiger, Ox and Horse will be more fortunate in terms of wealth, the feng shui practitioner said.
The Dragon, on the other hand, will be “lucky” when it comes to romance and education.
Meanwhile, Fugoso said the “not so lucky” animal signs include the Rabbit, Rooster, Sheep, Monkey, Pig and Snake.
Like most people, Fugoso stressed that feng shui is only one-third of a person’s luck, which also include “heaven luck” or “God-given luck” and “human luck”, which is based on one’s actions and decisions. – From a report by Jing Castañeda, ABS-CBN News