Financial success is all in the stars

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:00am

Hong Kong is a financial centre attracting highly skilled and motivated professionals. But what is the Chinese metaphysical explanation for these individuals?

Since metal is the natural element associated with the field - currency was represented by metal coins in ancient China - one should have a strong flow of the element, or have it as a useful component, to become suitable for working in finance.

From astrological charts that take into account time, day, month and year of birth of an individual, a fung shui master would be able to determine your aptitude for finance.

According to the 'Flying Stars' method, the 'wealth star', or energy for the cycle that runs from 2004 to 2024, is the eighth star, one of nine that moves in a fixed pattern from year to year.

This year, the eighth wealth star is located at the centre. To stimulate it, place something that has yang energy associated with movement, or a water feature, in the centre of your office. Alternatively, keeping the area empty but with significant traffic - maybe a spot where staff constantly pass by - will also be beneficial.

A fung shui master will also be able to determine the fixed 'Flying Stars' related to your office by the year the building was completed and its sitting and facing directions.

For instance, if the eighth water star for your office is in the east, you should place your traders (or other revenue-generating positions) in that sector. It would be better to seek professional help rather than obtaining information from a manual, as it would be unwise to tamper with the earning capacity of your company.