Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Water And Earth Elements Are In Conflict in 2008

On my previous article, " A Rocky Year 2008",dated January 2,2008 ....there are similarities in the recent prediction by a feng shui expert.

February 5, 2008.

Feng shui expert Raymond Lo predicted financial and political rumblings, tsunamis and epidemics in The Year of the Rat.

The reason, is that water and earth — two of the five elements Chinese mystics believe are at the root of all things — are in conflict in 2008.

"Earth usually conquers water, but it is too weak to control the rat, which symbolizes the most powerful water," said the Hong Kong master of feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice of trying to achieve health, harmony and prosperity by the arrangement of dates and numbers, building design and the placement of objects.

Millions of ethnic Chinese across Asia have eagerly anticipated the weeklong celebrations that kickoff the lunar new on Thursday.

Year of the Rat predictions seem as though they're already coming true in China, where freakishly frigid temperatures in the last three weeks have claimed at least 60lives. The worst snow storms in five decades have crippled transportation, leaving millions stranded during the busiest travel week of the year, similar to the Christmas holidays in the West.

Last year, the feng shui expert Lo predicted that the clash of fire and water elements would spark more bombings and gun battles. True to his predictions, the Year of the Pig saw a slew of suicide blasts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, including the assassination of popular Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

In my previous article.... for those who missed it.

For those who are not familiar with Chinese astrology, 2008 is the "Year of the Rat".

The Rat was welcomed in ancient times as a protector and bringer of material prosperity. It is an animal associated with aggression, wealth, charm, and order, yet also associated with death, war, the occult, pestilence, and atrocities.

Why it's a rocky year? read more....

Effects of Global Warming

With even the smallest rise in global temperatures predicted, countries like Bangladesh will lose most of their land mass and others, even Malaysia, will suffer significant losses of their land mass.

More than 115,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as floods worsen in Johor, Malaysia. Thirty-five centimetres of rain in less than 24 hours -the heaviest in 100 years, caused nine landslides, burst riverbanks, blocked major roads and disrupted trains. The heavy rains started Friday, just weeks after many victims had returned home for a mammoth cleanup after a previous flooding, the worst in a century, which started Dec. 19, 2006 and killed at least 17 people.

But in China, lakes are drying up!