2010 is the year of the Yang Metal Tiger. Predictions are made by assessing the first day of the Chinese New Year and it serves as the dominating theme of the year. By looking at the four pillars chart of Feb 14th, 2010, the Year Pillar, Metal is fighting with the Tiger which is predominantly wood with fire and earth. The Yin Wood self is surrounded heavily by wealth elements, in this case, it is earth. In BaZi analysis, it is a chart of a person who is a weak self with too much wealth.
The self is also sitting on top of a ruling officer (Rooster), unfortunately, the Rooster is fighting with the Rabbit next to it which results in a lost of discipline. As a result, the year bazinga will see a continuation of government spending and many more job losses. The poverty rate will continue to rise around the world. I have also mentioned the continuation and accelerated spending by governments around the world in one of my articles “Predictions for 2010 from the I Ching hexagrams”. The Tiger itself is a travel star and there will definitely be a lot of movement especially for those born in the year of the Rat, Monkey and Dragon.
The Tiger year is symbolic of the eyes. Eye glasses, the microscope, and the telescope were all invented or experienced technological breakthroughs during Tiger years. In 2010, there will be enhancements or new inventions related to visual technologies. 1590 saw an early microscope made in The Netherlands (Source: Wikipedia); coincidentally enough, it was in the year of the Yang Metal Tiger. Coming closer to recent history, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) was founded in 1962, a Tiger year as well. An Orbiting Solar Observatory was launched in that same year by the British. In 1854, another Tiger year, the prisms of the Binocular were patented. The main theme in terms of innovations in 2010 will definitely come from visual technology.
Moving on to health, those who don’t like Tigers in their chart will definitely feel aches and pains around the shoulder and neck areas. Just think about how Tigers attack their prey, they tend to climb onto the animals’ shoulders and gnaw on the neck area!
For the first half of 2010, Metal and Water will be more prominent especially between mid-April and July. Those who have a Bazi requiring metal and water will be at a better advantage to get things completed as the flow is in your favor. Those who have metal as their unfavorable elements may run into metal related mishaps, sicknesses affecting the respiratory system and the throat, or skin irritations.
In the second half of 2010, the effects of the Tiger comes to the forefront. The ninth lunar calendar month (or from October 8 – November 5), fire will be the main cosmic flow as the Tiger combines with the Dog month to form a powerful fire combination with the Yang Fire. As a result, those uncomfortable with fire in their charts may experience abnormal heart issues. The eyes may also be affected, perhaps it would be wise to drop by a local optometrist during that period. Take some caution when using fire related objects during that month; the possibility of fire-related accidents is high.
Animals that are not in favor of having the Tiger around are the Monkey and Snake. For those who are afraid of offending the ruling Tiger of 2010, especially the Monkey, it would be advisable that you partner up with a Dragon or Rat. The Dragon and Rat forms a water team with the Monkey, therefore, the harm caused by the Tiger on the Monkey would be limited. If you are born of the Snake year, or believe you have a Snake in your chart, you should be aware of what you do between mid August and mid September. Staying low and avoiding the crowd would be a good idea.
2010 will be a turbulent year as governments work together to solve global financial issues and tackle epidemics. Inflation will continue and the value of the US dollar will continue to erode, therefore, investments in the commodity space such as gold, copper, silver and other base metals would be beneficial. Even though the year sounds gloomy, positive breakthroughs in laser and visual technology will be witnessed.
Disclaimer: The information written here provides only a general perspective of 2010. By having your Bazi chart read correctly by a trained Chinese astrologer, it would help you understand whether 2010 is a good year for you or not.
Read more about Jerry King, please go to White Dragon Consulting. Jerry received private BaZi/Four Pillars of Destiny and I Ching training from Dr. Lily Chung in San Francisco, a world renowned expert in Eastern Metaphysics specializing in Four Pillars and the I Ching. Jerry is considered as one of Lily’s top students. He provides private Feng Shui and Four Pillars training in both English and Chinese. He is currently translating Chinese Four Pillars literature and writing a book on the Four Pillars of Destiny in English. Jerry is also researching on how cosmic flow in the Four Pillars affect one’s health. He is based in Vancouver Canada.