MANILA, Philippines – What are the lucky colors for the year 2010 or the year of the metal tiger?
According to a feng shui consultant, they are blue and light yellow. Blue symbolizes water while light yellow symbolizes peace.
“Ang 2010 chart natin kulang sa tubig, kelangan natin maglaay ng tubig para nourishment… lalakas productivity and money purposes,” said Johnson Chua, a feng shui adviser.
Moreover, there are lucky colors for the Chinese animal zodiac signs. Blue is the lucky color for those born on the year of the rat, rabbit, dragon, snake and rooster.
White or light yellow, meantime, is said to bring luck to those born on the year of the ox, tiger, sheep and monkey.
Violet is the lucky color for those born on the year of the dog and pig while red and violet are the colors for those born on the year of the horse.
As early as now, figurines of metal or golden tigers are displayed in Binondo, Manila, such as the tiger with gourd (for good health) and tiger with Chinese cabbage and golden coins (for more money to come in).
“Maraming pera pasok kaso, pero kelangan ingat sa mga investment,” said feng shui practitioner Jean Chua. “Year of the tiger kasi pag once na marami ka na-invest, mahihirapan ibalik.”
Serving 5 round fruits on the dinner table during New Year’s Eve will also bring luck for the whole year.
Signs of the times
But besides the lucky charms and lucky colors, feng shui consultant and counseling astrologer Paloma believes that people should look at the signs of the times wherein there have already been precursors to election-related violence.
“Marami nagsusuot ng purple. Purple means deep spiritual energy… Saan ba galing ‘yon? Sa trying times o traumatic events,” noted Paloma.
“May precursor na sa Maguindanao ng matter of execution… nag-fa-file pa lang ng candidacy,” she added, pertaining to the November 23 Maguindanao massacre which claimed 57 lives.
Meanwhile, one of the predictions is that there will be disasters not only in the Philippines but in several other countries.
Despite the difference in the predictions of the geomancers, they are all relaying a message on change and preparation for any disaster.