Industries that use fire or have elements that exhibit its characteristics will have “fantastic luck” this year, according to feng shui master Marites Allen.
Foremost would be the food industry, specifically restaurants and food processing.
Businesses involved in fuel, gas, oil, petroleum, solar energy, electricity, lasers, lighting, movie productions, entertainment “or anything that utilizes heat or light” will also be successful this year, she added.
Metal industries have “excellent prospects,” Allen said.
“The Metal element is the strongest and the most dominant in 2017. This bodes well for the finance and banking sectors,” she added.
Other businesses that use metal are car manufacturing, hardware, moulding, mechanical engineering, the technology industry, architectural firms and mining.
Allen included government offices in this group.
Water industries such as marine and naval businesses, aquarium makers, cold beverages, tourism and travel, air-conditioning manufacturers, transportation, cleaning services, healing businesses, the beauty industry, spas, shipping and hauling “will do well,” Allen said.
Wood industries such as agriculture, carpentry, fashion, textiles, publications, gardening, office supplies and floral businesses will have “limited prospects.”
Earth industries such as pawnshops, ceramics, marble, pottery, landfill and recycling, storage, constructions, real estate and “anything to do with earth, soil and land like car parks and rentals will be heavily challenged,” the feng shui master said.
Reading the stars, Allen said: “Wood is scarce and is being attacked by Metal (from) all directions, which symbolizes fear and suggests cash flow problems.”
She added that the Metal element will be negatively affected by the Rooster’s fire so expect “another year when destruction and strong competition will be a mind-set for all.”