More from this hexagram
•Mountain over thunder, again implies suppressed explosion. Last year we had earth over thunder, and this year it is a mountain instead of earth! Situation will be seemingly calmer, but do not be fooled as the inner conflicts will also escalate. Political situation will heat up to another level; countries are prone to internal conflicts although look
peaceful from the outside.
•The hexagram also denote earthquakes and major volcano eruptions in 2013, as mountain is on top of thunder.
• Possible conflicts between brothers, as Gen (youngest son) and Chen (eldest son) are on top of each other and in conflict. Business partnership among siblings and good friends are in danger of collapsing because of miscommunications. This can also denote potential civil war (war between brothers) in many countries
The image of this hexagram is depicting an open mouth. Conflicts, sickness/food poisoning and communication are all related to the mouth, which are the three key problems we need to watch out for in 2013 (in line with the elemental forecast of yin water and fire clash). Be mindful of what we say and eat as it could be our potential downfall, even more so when this year is not favourable according to our personal Four Pillars. Those who have unfavourable output elements in their chart would need to be extra cautious, curb yourself and do not be impulsive in your decisions. And that also include any bad eating habits!
As we can see from the chart above, the ‘self’ element is yin metal, which will be what the whole chart evolves around (western countries, European zones, global ﬁnancial situations to name a few). Wood is very strong to weaken metal, and the overall chart is rather wet and cold. Fire is the most needed element in this chart and therefore, the world’s condition and economic recovery will still depend on ﬁre industries. Metal industries will be weak and under pressure, while earth will be on demand. Water is needed to make yin metal shine, and will be strong especially in the ﬁrst quarter and fourth quarter of the year. There is no best timing of this year in particular; each season will bring its own strength depending on your trades as well as your own personal luck. It is best to avoid too much movement and expansion as the year will be more tumultuous in terms of economy compared to last year. Let us look at the micro forecast for each sectors:
Forecast 2013 in various aspects:
Western countries will continue to enforce new regulations to regain strength in the global political arena, but eastern countries such as China will still remain a strong competition, together with powerful bargaining positions of emerging third world countries. Hidden political tensions will still boil among some countries with potentially bigger political instabilities as a result. European countries in particular will still be under pressure.
The Euro currency will continue to weaken, as the global market will still revolve around the eastern countries and emerging new economies of third world country markets. The global financial situations will fluctuate greatly, especially with other potential issues to tackle such as possible weather disasters and epidemics in the year of the water snake.
The property market in Singapore will still be on the slow rise. Price will continue to go higher although not as sharp as previous years. Since earth is still in demand, housing supplies still cannot meet the market demands, thus contributing to the stable price increase.
Stock markets will be as fluctuating as ever with more new funds coming in, but the index will not hold nor stabilize for the long term. It will still be greatly unstable, therefore the best time to trade is when fire element is relatively strong (first and second quarter).
Banking and finance belong to metal elements, are still weak and under pressure in 2013. Do not make hasty moves if you are in this industry.
Travel, transport, tourism, shipping, logistics and other water related industries and will be quite good during first and fourth quarter of the year. Oil prices will fluctuate.
Entertainment industries and hospitality will fare better this year. Natural resources and mining in overall will be stable and relatively good. Gold and precious metals’ prices will also stabilize in 2013.
Education, timber, fashion and design is of wood nature and will fluctuate throughout the year.
A final note and other things:
Apart from those, natural phenomenons such as droughts, global warming,earthquakes and tornadoes will continue to escalate throughout 2013 as mentioned in the beginning of this article. Accidents and transportation problems will also be the highlights of the year. Singapore in particular could face more disputes and dissenttowards our migrants, all stems up from communication and legal problems. In your personal space, be mindful of office gossiping, bad mouthing and miscommunication at work that could lead to unfavourable outcomes! Conflicts could also escalate in your own home environment as a result of this year’s clash energy; divorce rates will continue to rise. Thus, let us look as feng shui and flying star for 2013, to implement necessary cures that could minimize the shortfalls of the water snake year.
NORTH – STAR 1
This star signify promotions and growth. If your door is facing north, it will be auspicious for academic success and recognition. Place a bowl of clear water on your north sector, and keep it clean and bright