It is going to be a year of new beginnings and renewals as 2020 falls under the Year of White Metal Rat based on feng shui, a traditional practice originating from ancient China.
“Basically it is going to be a good year for almost all of the animals signs because 2020 will be a strong, prosperous and lucky year,” said Master Hanz Cua during an interview for his annual feng shui forecast in Mandaluyong City over the weekend.
Cua also said that it is a great year to launch new business ventures or find a new job.
The Year of White Metal Rat will begin on January 25, 2020 and will end on Feb.11, 2021.
Cua said that long-term projects that have been carefully planned will have greater chances of being satisfied in the future. “Initiatives will only be successful if they are carefully planned.”
The luckiest direction for 2020 based on feng shui will be the Southeast where there is Heavenly Wealth Star.
“The same direction will attract good fortune, opportunities, helpful friends, windfall luck, influential people and good breaks,” Cua said.
The feng shui master said that the Southeast direction will likely benefit those who are born under the signs of Dragon and Snake. “It will also affect the eldest daughter.”
To boost the Southeast direction, Cua advised feng shui followers to put lucky charms such as Kwan Kong, Arowana fish, Prosperity Rat, and Money Tree.
Other lucky directions for 2020 are: Southwest, West, Northeast, and Northwest. The luckiest color for 2020 is blue, he said.
* New Year’s Eve rituals
On Tuesday Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, Cua encouraged the people to serve sweets to signify unity among family members.
Cua also reminded the Filipinos to display 12 kinds of fruits beginning New Year’s Eve.
“Pineapple is the most important fruit of all. You may include apples, banana, mango, orange, grapes, chico, pears, melon, guyabano, mangosteen, watermelon and atis.”
At 12 midnight of Dec. 31, splash come coins, kiat-kiat and small amount of rice from your main door toward the living room.
“Try to open all the windows during New Year revelry. Play some music, repair all leaks before the New Year and de-clutter,” Cua added.