Year of Snake may be bad news for some Senate betsBy Tina Arceo-Dumlao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Who among the senatorial candidates for the 2013 midterm elections will manage to slither to the Magic 12?
If one will base their prospects on the forecast of geomancer Joseph Chau for the Year of the Water Snake, then Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, Jun Magsaysay, Teddy Casiño, Tingting Cojuangco, Grace Poe, Antonio Trillanes IV, Ernesto Maceda, Koko Pimentel and Mitos Magsaysay have their work cut out for them.
According to the Hong Kong-based geomancer, the Chinese zodiac animal signs Tiger, Monkey, Snake, Pig and Dragon are offending the Tai Suey or the Grand Duke in the Year of the Water Snake, which starts today, Feb. 10. Thus, those born under these signs will not be so lucky in the Year of the Water Snake.
Chau said in a recent briefing at The Mandarin Oriental Manila that according to Chinese literature, “offending, conflicting or clashing with the Tai Suey [means] many unexpected and disastrous things may happen, so people have to be extremely careful in handling their work.”
Chau said those born in the Year of the Snake, like Aquino, are offending the Grand Duke and “this will usher in inauspicious and difficult periods from time to time throughout the year.”
Tigers like Villar and Jun Magsaysay are also in conflict with the Snake this year.
“The luck of the Tigers is affected. It is rough and tough. Fortunately, the presence of the lucky grace star and heaven virtue star shines bright under the sign. Luck of the tigers will be able to change from bad luck into good fortune. With their strength and hard work, they can be successful and avoid a sudden fall,” Chau predicted.
Monkeys like Casiño, Cojuangco and Poe are also in for a conflicted year, although their luck should improve from last year.
“They have to be careful in handling their business and work cautiously to avoid acting rashly. It is important to keep in mind that to be a winner, they have to work patiently and in a persistent way so that they will enjoy the fruitful results in the end,” Chau said.
As for Pigs like Trillanes and Maceda, they are “directly clashing” with the Snake this year; thus, the year will be “full of frustration.”
Dragons like Pimentel and Mitos, on the other hand, will only be “slightly conflicted” with the Snake this year although still offending the Tai Suey.
Rooster compatible with Snake
“It is important that they keep calm and patient to avoid being overemotional or they will easily get into trouble. They have to keep a low profile and try to build up good interpersonal relationships with others to avoid isolation,” Chau said in his forecast for the Year of the Water Snake.
If the stars are to be believed, those with the best chances of success are JV Ejercito, Richard Gordon, Migz Zubiri and Chiz Escudero as the Rooster is compatible with the Snake.
“Their fortune will be better than last year. Many opportunities are open for them, [but] they should not look for fast success or take any shortcuts at work,” said Chau.
While they do not directly clash with the Snake or the Grand Duke, Horses like Risa Hontiveros and Rats like Sonny Angara, Loren Legarda and Gringo Honasan will nevertheless have a “challenging” and “flat” year ahead.
Horses, Chau said, “will face many problems and obstacles within the year; thus; it is important that they do not act rashly and blindly when handling their work or business.”
Flat year for Rats
Rats, meanwhile, are in for a flat year although they have “strong” characteristics that should allow them to “survive in the worst situations.” They are also “flexible to cope with a sudden change in circumstances.”
Better prospects are in store for Dogs like Jamby Madrigal, Jackie Enrile, Edward Hagedorn and Alan Peter Cayetano.
According to Chau, the luck of the Dog will improve this year and will be smoother compared to last year.
“It is a good year for them to exhibit their talents both at work and business,” he added.
Those born on the Year of the Ox, like Nancy Binay, will have a “fluctuating” year because of the influence of “unlucky stars.”
“They will experience many problems and obstacles in their work progress, which brings with them a lot of pressure and stress at work. Therefore to be a winner, oxen must be patient and humble to face their challenges. They have to observe the whole situation of the market trend before they act,” he said.