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The total absence of the fire element this year spells bad news for stock markets and the world of finance.The mediating influence of earth should prevent disaster, but count on a wet year for the world economy.But the ancient art of feng shui goes well beyond simply taking note of which of the 12 animals of the zodiac occupies center stage in any given year.There are also the five basic elements to contend with - metal, wood, water, fire and earth.It was said girls born that year suffer from a “dire fate” and would be "un-marriageable man eaters." The year 2007---the Year of the Gold Pig---was regarded as a good year to have children because there was a good chance they would be rich. Birth rates in Asia go up in years of the dragon, considered an auspicious sign, and decline in years of the tiger, considered years that produce difficult children.Good Websites and Sources: Traditional Religion in China: Wikipedia article Wikipedia ; Religion Facts religionfacts.com; Deities Worshipped by Farmers China Vista ; Mazu China Vista ; Video: “Ancestor Worship, Confucian Teaching, featuring Myron L.
At least, that is what Chinese leaders hope and pray for.How else to explain the critical reaction within China to a commemorative postage stamp issued by China Post depicting the dragon as the fierce, fanged and clawed mythical creature it is supposed to be. [Source: Kent Ewing, Asia Times, January 24, 2012] Now, as the fireworks explode and the celebrations commence, the dragon debate rages on: Is this the menacing image a rising China wants to present to the rest of the world?To which this self-anointed feng-shui commentator responds: Absolutely - unless this is to be the year that China becomes known as a nation of 1.3 billion wimps.The Chinese Zodiac is based on years rather months.Each year in a 12-year cycle is named after a different animal, with distinct characteristics associated with that animal.