Will you be 'lucky' this year? Check your birthday

Posted at 01/22/14 1:42 PM

These figurines sold in Binondo are said to bring good luck. Photo by Karen Flores, ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA – People who are born on certain dates will get a lot of good luck in the coming Year of the Wooden Horse, a feng shui expert said.

According to Hong Kong-based Joseph Chau Kam Shing, those who were born between November 11 and February 3 will have good fortune this year, regardless of their career.

Some of the local celebrities whose birthdays are within that period are Ai Ai delas Alas (November 11), Ariella Arida (November 20), Joross Gamboa (November 28), Paolo Ballesteros (November 29), Jessy Mendiola (December 3), Donita Rose (December 5), Hero Angeles (December 8), Carlos Agassi (December 12), Vhong Navarro (January 4), Melissa Ricks (January 9), Piolo Pascual (January 12) and Alex Gonzaga (January 16),

“I’m not familiar [with the entertainment industry in the Philippines], but the person who is born in November 11 until February 3 will do well this year,” Chau told ABS-CBNnews.com and select members of the media after his Chinese New Year press conference at the Mandarin Oriental Manila early this week.

“Not only in show business, but also in other careers, any career,” he added.

Those who are born on other dates, however, may still look at their animal signs or resort to using charms and other items to enhance their luck, Chau said.

He noted that the Chinese jade can improve overall luck this year, as well as the colors green, red, pink, violet, peach and maroon.

‘Lucky’ businesses

Chau said businesses related to the fire element such as trading, gasoline stations, restaurants and electronics will generally be a hit this 2014, adding that the Year of the Wooden Horse is a great time to invest in real estate.

He said, however, that people must also consider the location of their business as more strong typhoons and volcanic eruptions are expected this year.

“But it will not be as strong as ‘Yolanda,’” Chau said, referring to the super typhoon that devastated parts of Visayas in November last year. “The fire with the water element will crash against each other, creating flooding. There will be volcanic eruptions, too.”

The feng shui expert also warned that people will tend to be filled with passion and romantic sentiments during the Year of the Wooden Horse.

“It’s easy to have a sexual affair this year, then they might get venereal disease,” he said. “Be careful and don’t immediately give in to your urges.”

Addressing parents and guardians, he said: “When the children are still small, you have to give them good education. And parents, don’t quarrel in front of them. The children will be affected and they will run away, or whatever. They can’t ask their parents [about relationships and sex] because they always quarrel.”

For Chau’s predictions on specific Chinese animal signs, click here.