Predictions for 2010 the Year of the Tiger by Edgar (Lok Tin) Yung – Jan 2010

2010 The Heaven Luck

In Chinese almanac, 2010 is the year of the Tiger.

To be exact, the year of the Tiger starts at 0648 in the morning on the 4th February 2010. (Start of spring) The time 0648 is based on longitude 120 degree. (You need to adjust your local time accordingly)

For animal signs, always remember that the cut off point is NOT on the Chinese New Year’s day. It is on the “Start of Spring” and it normally falls on the 4th or 5th February each year.

For example, if someone was born on the 28th January 1960, even though it was on the Chinese New Year’s day, since it was not yet the “Start of Spring”, so he/she was not considered a Rat. He/she is still a Pig.

The year 2010 is year of the Tiger. Tiger’s element is Wood. (Interestingly, Tiger Wood is having troubles in the Year of the Ox and Tiger)

In Chinese almanac, each year is made up by two Chinese characters, one called the Heavenly Stem and the other called Earthly Branch. Remember that the Heaven is on the top and the Earth is underneath.

When talk about the year of the Tiger, it is only just referring to the Earthly Branch “Yin” (Tiger). However when it comes to forecast for the year, the Heavenly Stem must be put into the equation.

The Heavenly Stem for 2010 is (Geng). Its element is Metal. It is Yang Metal. 2010 is called the Yang Metal Tiger. (Geng Yin).

The Chinese characters for 2010 written as below:


+ Metal (Geng) + Wood (Yin) Yang is Fast

2010, the Yang Metal sits on Yang Wood. Yang Metal destroys Yang Wood. As Yang is active, fast, so in 2010 year of the Tiger, there will be full of conflicts and they are happening very fast. It all starts from the top levels or the governing levels regardless public or private organizations.

In 2010, it is the top levels bullying or suppressing the bottom levels.

In 2010 year of the Yang Metal Tiger, everything will happen and change in a very fast pace.

Do not suppress the younger generation.

Be patient in the first 3 quarters of 2010.

Learn and absorb more knowledge as you need wisdom to resolve the conflicts.

Yang Metal reduces the strength of Earth element. Yang Wood destroys Earth element. 2010 Year of the Tiger, the Earth element will be hurt. There are a few meanings to this. The direct affect is the property price would have some impact. (In exactly 60 years ago, there was land reform in China)

Metal sits on Wood elements. Metal hurts Wood element. Wood element is paper industry, teaching, forestry, publishing industry and Wood related element industry. These industries are facing challenge.

Yin (Tiger) has embedded three elements in it. Other than the Wood (Jia), it also contains Fire (Bing) and Earth (Wu).

Yin (Tiger) is the birth place of Fire.

Fire is stored inside the Yin (Tiger). It has the potential of bushfire again. It is January, February and March for South Hemisphere and May, June and July for North Hemisphere.

The Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of 2010 have no water element in them. Water is the bridge element of Metal and Wood. This means there is lack of communication between the Stem and Branch. Communicate and understand each other is important.

For individual, swimming, walking on the beach can gain some Water element.

Water element is wisdom. There is no water element in 2010, so there will be a lot of stupid ideas or policies coming from the top to the bottom levels.

The Chinese sages taught us ways to resolve the conflicts using five elements. Metal is Justice. Wood is kindness. Water is wisdom. Earth is trust. Fire is courtesy.

There are two ways to reduce the conflicts in 2010.

1.    Using Yi Wood. Yi & Geng combine which means (Yi) kindness to soften the conflicts.

2.    Using Gui Water. Gui (wisdom) water can reduce the strength of Metal.

As for top levels, they must act kindly to their subordinates and for workers be wise to your boss. The tops need to improve kindness and the general levels need to improve wisdom, knowledge.
The Year of the Tiger the growth is suppressed

The year of the Tiger is Yang Metal and Yang Wood. Wood means growth. In order for wood to grow well, it needs water and soil. However, the Heavenly Stem and Earthly branch in 2010 have no Water and Earth (soil). The growth is suppressed. Be very careful in May, August, and September 2010 if you are on the share market.

2010, 2011 “Pine Tree Wood” Year

2010 and 2011 the five elements for each year’s Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch combine and produce Wood element. It has a special name called “Pine Tree Wood”.

Pine Tree Wood is forest, paper industry, teaching, forestry and publishing industry (There will be problem of forests and land).

Also for the flying star number 8 located at the middle of the palace in 2010. Number 8 star is associated with young children. The element of number 8 is Earth. In term of Feng Shui age 2004 – 2023 is period 8. So the flying star number 8 also means prosperity and wealth.

However, the Wealth (Earth element) is controlled by the “Pine Tree Wood”, both Wood element and Earth element get hurt.

As say number 8 means young children, in 2010 there will be a lot of bad news about the digestive system or skin problems of young children.

In terms of weather

In terms of weather, 2010 will be a hotter year compare with 2007. 2008. But it will have more rainfall. The average temperature will be slight higher.

The year of Tiger has 10 dragons producing water. Dragon is Water storage. Each year the more the dragons produce water, the more rainfall it produces. However, this means water can cause land slide where places near the seas, oceans, or waterways. We will also hear more earthquakes or collapse of buildings.

2010 The Earth Luck

Earth Luck is to deal with the bad energy where we live, work and play. That is the Feng Shui components of our house and office for the year of the Tiger.

Each year, there are three major, Shas (Bad Energy) flying around. These three Shas have the power to override any flying stars combination regardless how good the chart is. These three Shas are called.

1. Tai Sui (Grand Duke). It is located at the North East East.

2. San Sha (Three Killings) San Sha arrives at the North. And

3. Five Yellow. It is landed at the Southwest.

Number one rule to deal with those Shas is not to “Move Earth”, dinging, renovation in those areas/sectors.

The Northeast East (52.5 ~ 67.5) has Tai Sui

Tai Sui or Grand Duke is the yearly King. The Tai Sui controlling the Northeast East sector in the year of the Tiger. The Northeast East sector is Wood element. It is related to the Wood system in our body including, the liver, the gall bladder, arms and legs, the health problems related to Wood element could be liver problems (alcoholic problems), gall bladder stone, broken arms and legs.

The best way to prevent bad luck and sickness is not to stir up the yearly bad energy spots/sector. Yearly bad energy is like a sleeping tiger. It will be fine if the sleeping tiger has not been disturbed. However, if the tiger is wakening up, it will bite you. “Move earth”, renovation, will wake the tiger up, so do not dig, nailing, chisel and renovate the Tai Sui sector including the floor, ground, garden, the walls inside and outside.

If your house facing Northeast East or the main door is located at the Tai Sui sector, be sure closing the door slowly and gently when come in and go out, as loud noise can trigger the bad energy.

The Trigram for Northeast East is Gen. Gen is young Child or the youngest son of the family. Gen also represents Hands, Back, Nose and Stomach. If any problems found in relation to those areas, look at what happen in the Northeast East sector of your house.

The Three killings is at the North (337.5 ~ 22.5)

The North sector got the Three-killings. It covers a very big area. Three killings represent lawsuits, gossips, arguments.

The North sector is water element. In health, it is related to the excretion systems including, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland for male, bladders and other water system in our body. May, August and December are the worst months.

Make sure the north sector is clean and tidy. Keep this area as quiet as possible. If the three killings bad energy is disturbed, there would be 3 unfortunate incidents.

Don’t place any moving objects there including fish tanks.

It is recommended that place a ceramic Ox to dissolve this bad energy or use a square ceramic plate and place 5 stones (1 in the middle of the plate and 4 at each side like a cross +) in it.

You cannot change the main door position but you can move yourself away from the bad energy areas.

The Southwest has Five Yellow (202.5 ~ 247.5)

The Five Yellow, representing misfortune and obstacle arrives at the Southwest sector in the year of the Tiger.  If your Southwest sector of the house or office is an important area such as bedroom or entrances, it is recommended that place a Metal object to dissolve this bad energy or move away from this area. Other than metal objects, you can also place a pot plant or 3 bamboos in a vase and place in the Southwest area.

The trigram of the Southwest sector is Kun. Trigram Kun is related to Mother, the oldest female in the family. Kun also represents abdomen, stomach and pancreas.

The lucky star number 8 is in the middle

The lucky star number 8 which means prosperity is located in the middle palace in 2010. As mentioned above, it is related to money. There are a few ways you can activate the money star.

You can move to and sleep at this area if there is a room. If the middle of the house is a living area, place a pot (black one) with 80% full of clear of water at this area to attract money.

If you want to conceive a baby, use the Northwest and the middle palace of the house more often. This means activate the middle of the house and the Northwest sector by human activities.

Human Luck Individual animal sign in 2010 

Chinese Astrology examines not only the year of birth but also the Month Day and the Birth hour. It is difficult to exactly predict by the animal sign how each year will affect each person individually at a very details level. Such animal sign astrology is not totally reliable as the system is only examined 12.5% (1/8) of the four pillars chart. For more reliable assessment, it is recommended that to check the full Four Pillars of Destiny with a reputable Chinese Astrologer.

Just based on the yearly heavenly stem and earthly branch, some animals are more sensitive than the others. The most sensitive animals affecting by the Grand Duke in 2010 are the Tiger, Monkey, Snake and Pig.

The Heavenly Stem of 2010 is Yang Metal (Geng). The Earthly Branch underneath is Wood (Yin Tiger). Metal controls Wood. In health issue, Wood element could be liver problems (alcoholic problems), gall bladder stone, broken arms and legs.

So for animal signs of Tiger, Monkey, Snake and Pig, make sure drive carefully and drink moderately.

Tiger, Monkey, Snake and Pig should also avoid go to the hospitals, funerals.

For female (age 18 – 45) of Tiger, Monkey, Snake and Pig, giving birth in 2010 will reduce a lot of bad energy and troublesome.

Do more exercises, be more active and think positively. For exercises, need to make sure there is sweating for every exercise.

Swimming and walking down the beach is beneficial too.

Donation of blood or having a blood test done in February and August will help reduce bad energy too.

The following is a guide for each animal and their luck in the year of the Tiger. It is a guide only. For more accurate reading, please seek professional Chinese Astrologers.

Tiger (Born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)

For Tiger in 2010 other than the above issues, they will have a busy schedule, big pressure from every direction, especially from the management level. Be wise to your boss.

Do not argue with your supervisors or the bosses, typically for the 1974 born Tiger. Prepare and finish your job wisely.

For female Tiger born in 1974, 1986, take care of your love life. Be wise and do not make rush decision.

Monkey (Born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

2010 the Earthly branch YIN is the “Travel star” to the Monkeys. There will be a lot of travelling opportunities in 2010 for the Monkey.

The Monkey is having a clash with the year of Tiger. Clash means confrontation. There will be big change for the Monkeys, like career change, job change, position shuffle, school change, moving house or traveling.

The Monkey also has a yearly star called “Da Ho.” which in English means “Big spending.” So use money wisely. It is wise to buy something will be valuable in the future. Avoid high risk investments.

Beware of contract terms if contract need to be signed.

For Monkey born in 1992, they must drive very carefully after obtain the driving license. As clashing easily cause traffic accident. Same for those who was born in 1980.

If planning of traveling, avoid going to the Northeast east direction. The Northeast east direction is the Grand Duke direction which will increase the level of the clash.

Blood Donation is encouraged and is one of the best ways to reduce bad luck and on the hand attract good luck in 2010 by saving lifes.

If blood donation scares you, try to do a blood test or visit a dentist in Feb and August in 2010.

Snake (Born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)

Beware of lawsuit or argument with your business partners.

Keep yourself clam as you will be very moody this year. Do not speeding, drink driving as snakes have penalty with the authority.

If you have a female supervisor or boss, your work will be appreciated and you will be easily getting a promotion.

Be nice to your mother, mother-in-law or elderly women, even call them more often will bring you better luck.

For the snakes’ parents or grand parents may have health problems. There may be funeral affair in the family.

Play more attention to your circulation system.

Pig (Born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

For the Pig, this year is a bit complicated, since the pig is penalty as well as bonding with the Grand Duke. This means that any new join ventures will be very good at the beginning. But eventually, things will go south and may be brought to court.

The bonding with the Grand Duke will also bring changes to the pigs. Be well preparing for the changes.

Play more attention to you respiratory system.

Rat (Born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

There is no “luck star” for the Rats in 2010 which means there is no external help to you. So whatever (study or working) you are going to do just do your best. Do not even think or rely on the others to help you.

There are 4 inauspicious stars for you this year. “Loneliness” is one of the stars. You will feel lonely for the whole year. So be more active and try to meet new friends and pick up a hobby.

Play more attention to your excretion system of your body, including, kidneys, urethra, prostate gland for male, bladders

Ox (Born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Your gossips and troubles around you are fading away slowly.

For 1985 born Ox, they have a very high chance meeting another half or getting married.

For Ox born in 1973, 1961, if you are married, beware of a third person cause troubles for your love life.

Play more attention to your digestive system.

Rabbit (Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)

There are a lot of opportunities for 1975, 1987 born rabbit meeting new friends in 2010.

The biggest “lucky star”, the sun is on for the Rabbit this year. This means in the 2010 there will be a lot of external help hands, especially from the male supervisor or boss.

Health issues, legs and liver, may have some major problem. Drink moderately.

Avoid going to Casino or pokies, pub, bars, nightclub or disco.

Dragon (Born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)

The digestive problems will gradually fade away! However you still need to look after your body. It is suggested to have more greens than meat before your birthday.

The gossips or hectic at work will be ease. Your supervisor or boss’s mood will be better.

The Dragons have a lucky star called “Nation Seal or Nation Chop” in 2010. The “Nation Seal” means power. As a result, there will be more power to the Dragons.

If overseas trip come up, make sure you budget well and have travel insurance purchased.

Horse (Born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

the clash, the changes, the “Peach Blossom” in 2008, 2009 seems endless to the horses. In 2010, there is “General Star” represents your leadership will bring into full play.

Although for 1990 born horses, the “Three Tables” star in 2010 will help their study, at the same time, there is the “Five Ghosts” star which will influence your concentration. In order to have good study result more effort needed.

The Horse also bonds with the Grand Duke. There are a lot of opportunities of meeting new friends.

For health issue, make sure you taking care your eyes and heart.

Goat (Born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

The Goat is having a clash with the Ox in 2009. Clash means confrontation. There will be big change for the Goat, like career change, job change, position shuffle school change, moving house or traveling. There is also the “Big Spending” star for 2009. All these will still be validate until the birthday in 2010.

In 2010, the Goats, will have pressure from the top levels, the bank, the authority if things finance, relationship not manage well in 2009, typically for the 1955, 1967 born Horses.

In 2010, the Goats still need to be very careful about their finance even after 2010 birthday!

There is “Child birth” star for the Goats in the year of Tiger. If you don’t want any more children, be careful. If you want kid, try harder.

Avoid dangerous activities.

Health issue still need to look after the digestive system.

Rooster (Born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

2010 is an average year for the Rooster. Although there are few lucky stars for the Roosters, the Grand Duke is the debt to the rooster, beware of suffering money loss.

If overseas trip come up, make sure you budget well and have travel insurance purchased. Make sure your passport is well stored.

In the year of Tiger, the only benefit Rooster is 1981 born Rooster.

Dog (Born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

The dog has a penalty relationship with the Ox in 2009. The gossip and lawsuit is fading away in 2010.

Be careful of your public speaking.

You pet will have some problem if you have one.

There is a “White Tiger” star in 2010 for the Dogs. “White Tiger” means blood related injury. If possible, donation of blood is suggested.

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