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Chinese Astrology

Fung shui master is in his element

Fung shui master Raymond Lo claims to have foreseen the resignation of Russian president Bois Yeltsin in 1999, the crash of the Nasdaq stock market in 2000, the break-up of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in 2001, and the outbreak of the Gulf wars in 1990 and 2003.

Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am

Fire and wood elements in logos

In designing company logos, there are fung shui principles to keep in mind.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Moving story

Even though the Year of the Rabbit is not one of the 'travelling years' - unlike those of the tiger, snake, monkey and pig - it does not necessarily mean it will be a bad year in which to travel, move or migrate.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Find colours that can work for you

While most of us would have been decked out in red during the Lunar New Year festivities, be warned that red might not be the most auspicious colour for everyone. For instance, wearing a red dress or skirt to work a few times a week may not necessarily bring you promotion or a pay rise.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rogue elements

This year is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, different to the previous 'rabbit year', 1999, the Year of the Earth Rabbit, and 1987, the Year of the Fire Rabbit. So, what is the significance of this year in terms of personal astrology?

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In your element

This year is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, which follows on from the Year of the Metal Tiger, 2010.

They are also known as the years of the golden tiger and golden rabbit.

So what determines the element of a year, i.e. whether a year is metal (golden) or, say, water?

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Look at astrology as a guide only

You may have read that in 2011, those born in the years of the sheep, dog and pig will benefit in terms of career, while others born in the year of the rooster will have tough times ahead. But is this necessarily true?

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Birth pains

You may have heard that those born in a Year of the Rooster are going to have a hard time in the Year of the Rabbit as there is a clash between the two animals.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Caught in a clash

As the year of the metal or golden rabbit approaches, there may be growing unease among those born in the year of either the rabbit or the rooster. In traditional Chinese astrology, all rabbits - whether metal, water, wood, fire or earth - 'offend the grand duke' (fan tai sui) this year. Rabbits are those born in the years 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Animal magic

The rooster, the 10th animal of the Chinese zodiac, represents the peak of autumn and thus the metal element. For those who would benefit from this element, it would be advantageous to keep domestic birds, such as parakeets, as pets, as actual roosters, hens, ducks and swans would be impractical in an urban environment.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Nature of the beasts

The snake, the sixth animal in the Chinese zodiac, signals the first month of spring and represents the elements fire and metal. Unless one has a predilection for keeping snakes as pets, however, it might be more practical for those who benefit from the fire and metal elements to keep other reptiles, such as iguanas. Salamanders, lizards and newts also qualify.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Zodiac menagerie

This is the Year of the Tiger, the third animal in the Chinese zodiac. The tiger mainly represents two elements - wood and fire - and would, therefore, be a beneficial pet for those who need these elements within their astrological chart.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Understand the whole picture

We considered Chinese zodiac animals that clash and ones that are in harmony in the previous article. This may partly explain why we get along with certain colleagues, but argue with others. However, simply considering the years of birth do not give us the entire picture.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Show your true colours

Fung shui principles can be applied to the design and colour of business cards to boost success. Each type of work corresponds to one of the five elements in Chinese metaphysics - wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am

Relative truth

There's a com- mon misconception that if two or more family members share the same Chinese zodiac sign, clashes may arise between them. Some parents born in the Year of the Rabbit, for instance, will go so far as to eschew having children in a Year of the Rabbit so as to avoid the misfortune and bad luck such offspring might bring.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am