A stock market slide, escalated conflict between Japan and China and more Gangnam-styled success for South Korean singer Psy will shape the incoming Year of the Snake, say Asian soothsayers.
Those who make predictions according to the study of feng shui — or literally “wind-water” — are influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives or renovate houses and offices based on the advice.
As they bid farewell to the Year of the Dragon, the fortune tellers warn that the “black water snake” that emerges to replace it on February 10 — the first day of the Lunar New Year — could be a venomous one that brings disaster.
According to the piece, snake years are associated with disasters: September 11 terrorist strikes, 1989 Tiananmen protests, Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, 1929 stock market collapse. But this is selective data picking. All years have huge disasters associated with them.
This article is COMPLETELY uncritical and includes more than a dozen bits of nonsense, possibly contradicting, from the various astrologers quoted. If the stars can tell us these things, why don’t they match up? Why aren’t they more precise? Because this is a pile of utter nonsense. Does it cause harm to believe in astrology? Some would say no but when the world’s most powerful people and leaders make decisions based on garbage instead of research, probabilities and facts, that leads to trouble.