Feng Shui and Hong Kong

How Feng Shui shaped Hong Kong’s skyline – a vox explainer about architecture, the continuing importance of mysticism, and culture. What is Feng Shui? SBS has an explainer too:

Feng shui – literally meaning “wind-water” – is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and carefully position items such as a cup of wine or pieces of crystal in offices and homes to maximise their luck and wealth. The philosophy says that all events are dictated by the varying balances in the five elements that make up the universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.

Trump’s birth date makes him a “fire dog”, but 2018 is an “earth dog” year, a mismatch of elements.

The fire in Trump’s own birth chart will foment and affect his health, says feng shui master Thierry Chow, while his words – the fire element also represents speech – may bring about “real problems” and tangible consequences.

“The elements are too much fire and too much earth, so that’s going to be causing him imbalance in his fortune,” Chow told AFP.

Chow uses the “flying star” system to make her predictions based on constellation positions, foreseeing more tensions between the US and North Korea, which is afflicted by the most malevolent number five star.

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