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By Jenny T. Liu, M.A


2010 Global Forecast: Year of the Wood Tiger

By understanding the laws of nature through the Yi-Jing, 9 Star Charts, 5 Element Theory and the Chinese Almanac, we can forecast economic trends, political relations, weather conditions, and the social and physical health of the world population for 2010. This awareness is key to making good decisions that keep you one step ahead. The following forecast is interpreted for all nine directions of the globe and the United States. The regions listed in each direction are a general sampling and not all-inclusive. Please visit our website: Liu-fengshui.com for full version.

Center – 4, 3, 8
Kansas, Europe, Near East, North Africa,
Center of all nations
Earth Star 8 is in the center of both the 20-Year Period 8 and Annual Nine Star Charts indicating that the economy improves — especially real estate. However, double earth Star 8 in the center (also earth) is too much earth and creates immobility reflected in the saving of money. People will be conservative in their spending, inhibiting economic growth. Sitting and facing Stars 4 and 3 are out of cycle. Related to clerical work, accounting, and administrative work, these fields are not in sync with the current economy and can be easily outsourced or replaced. People re-evaluate and hone their abilities to thrive in the new economy.
Healthwise, people suffer mental ailments due to stress. This is especially true of returning soldiers who have experienced psychological trauma. Homelessness, civilian mortality rates, unemployment, theft, and scam artists increase.

SOUTH – 8, 8, 3
Texas, Brazil, Africa,
Hong Kong
Star 3 supports the inherent fire energies of the south. In spring 2010, a troop of philosophers and spiritual writers share knowledge that awakens humanity and stimulates the economy. Females excel in their careers. Fields related to fire, such as beauty, fashion, art, and food, thrive. Double Star 8 shows real estate improves. “Three Defeating Energies” (3 Sha) are also in the south. Combined with Star 3 being out of cycle, this brings obstacles related to lawmaking. Progress occurs with struggle.

SOUTHEAST — 3, 4, 7
Florida, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia
The aggressive metal Star 7 defeats the wood energies of the southeast. Natural resources may suffer depletion from drought. There may be hurricanes, forest fires, air crashes, or violence. Competition among female-owned businesses, as well as demonstrations, increase. Star 7 relates to surgical weight-loss procedures and alternative healing trends, which fare well. Out-of-cycle sitting and facing Stars 3 and 4 indicate that miscommunication and bad decision-making cause conflict among the work force.

EAST – 2, 5, 6
United States East Coast,
Europe, Shanghai
Wood energies of the east are defeated by the metal energies of Star 6. Star 6 also relates to the west indicating that China (east) and the United States (west) conflict. Star 6 is associated to defense and government systems, so President Obama will likely encounter confrontations related to the war/military, healthcare, and financial reform. Stars 2 and 5 together in the east signal potential major health issues related to food poisoning, virus, or digestive ailments. These Stars also cause natural disaster or financial loss.

NORTHEAST – 7, 9, 2
New York, Beijing, Japan,
Star 2 is a feminine earth energy related to older females who are mothers and leaders. Because feminine earth Star 2 is supported by the masculine earth energies of the Northeast, females rise in power and will be more predominant in government and business. Because Star 2 is out of cycle, there are challenges as the old patterns change. Real estate investment improves, especially in Beijing. Fiery facing Star 9 and the aggressive sitting Star 7 bring hazards. Star 2 energy means the northeast is susceptible to pandemic or terrorist activity.. The last time Star 2 was in the northeast, 9/11 occurred.

NORTH – 9, 7, 4
North Dakota, Canada,
Scandinavia, Germany
The wood Star 4 supported by the inherent water energy of the north indicates a famous or notorious female will make headlines. Art and literature fields are strong. Star 4 is out of cycle with Period 8, forecasting that many students or scholars will be unemployed. The facing metal Star 7 and sitting fire Star 9 defeat each other. This combination with Star 4 can bring conditions that cause fire, air crashes and rebellion.

NORTHWEST – 5, 2, 9
Seattle, Vancouver
Star 9 is in cycle with Period 8 and relates to good connections and better economic opportunities with development of exclusive products or services. Because Star 9 is in cycle and associated to middle-aged females, female-owned businesses thrive. Fields related to the fire element such as therapy, astrology, psychic work, acting, restaurants, technology, and laser treatment expand. Star 9 energies combined with the sitting and facing Stars 5 and 2 indicate ailments related to fires, volcanic eruptions, or explosions.

WEST – 6, 1, 1
Northern California,
United States, France
Water industries related to water Star 1, such as trade, import/export, intellectual services, neurology, sex, entertainment, transportation, travel, and intuitive arts, prosper. There will be a redistribution of businesses as they go abroad and online. Double water Star 1 brings more rain, flooding, or landslides. Western leaders like President Obama are challenged. He has supporters, but is surrounded by opposers who drain him. With sitting leadership Star 6 and the movement inherent in facing water Star 1, President Obama will be doing diplomatic work in China, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, India, and Russia. After intense diplomatic debates, these countries will realize that they have to compromise or suffer together. Ultimately, President Obama will succeed. Cover-ups are exposed spurring positive reform.

SOUTHWEST – 1, 6, 5
Southern California, Hawaii, South America
Star 5 in the southwest will bring some health issues. Pregnant and senior women are the most likely affected. There is a possible increase in uterine ailments, especially among older childbearing women. Star 5 can bring financial problems, drought, or earthquake. Star 5 energies bring changes stemming from economic crisis and pandemic health issues. Sitting and facing Stars 1 and 6 indicate that the government leaders need to support new ideas. The real estate market and alternative wellness businesses improve.

Jenny Liu holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the Internet. Awarded for her Master’s Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For info, visit: Liu-FengShui.com or call (626) 272-4901.