Top three predictions for the Year of the Dog

For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), this is going to be a good year because as it is about more work, it goes without saying that it is also about making money, the expert said.

MANILA: You are reading what the Year of the Dog holds for you.

And as tens of thousands of Filipinos celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 16, everybody was running to the next soothsayer for a treat and it’s better than moon cake!

Filipinos, who have been strongly influenced by the Chinese culture, have unconsciously adapted Feng Shui, an ancient art and science developed in China some 3,000 years ago.

For years, Pinoys would consult an expert in the field to learn how to attract luck, good health, wealth and improve their romantic relationships.

In fact, if you are still reading this, you are probably having that ticklish thought at the back of your mind on whether you’d keep to the page or move to the next. But having a glimpse of what the future holds has always piqued people’s interest so much so that catching a strand or two would suffice, actually… more thrilling than a 3D movie down at the mall.

What also makes it more interesting is that being man’s best friend, what does the dog has for him?

Work and career

Nick Nañgit, a man known for his different hats – a renowned a lawyer, international classical concert pianist and a Feng Shui expert – talked to The Filipino Times and shed light on the matter. He described 2018 as that which involves pure hard work. It is going to be a year of “how to” (operational), rather than the “what to” (planning), he said.

“This year, everybody will become very focused on their works compared to last year. The Year of the Rooster (2017) had been more on investigation but less action,” Nañgit said.

Media, arts, and culture are also expected to flourish this year, according to him.

For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), this is going to be a good year because as it is about more work, it goes without saying that it is also about making money, the expert said.

Here are Nañgit’s top three predictions for the Year of the Dog.

1- Money and business

Being the year of hard work, money is definitely coming to everyone’s pocket.

According to Nañgit, people will choose spirituality over materiality this year. Being spiritual in terms of finance will divert an individual’s focus on saving and investing their money instead of splurging and engaging in frenzied extravagance.

He also advised that if you’re planning to invest or save this year, it’s a good idea to do it on May 9 because of the planetary activity that’s expected to occur that day called “Jupiter Retrograde.”

“Jupiter will be closest to the Earth on this day. What does that mean? Deposit or invest on May 9 because that will grow for the next seven years,” he added.

If you’re planning to open a business, it is advisable to venture in those related to Earth like agriculture, real estate, construction, retail, and tourism.

He also said tourism and economy in the Philippines will continue to progress this year.

Nañgit stressed that these predictions are just guides and people should not rely on it alone. A person’s future still depends on his or her will, faith, and prayer.

“Prayers can move mountains. If you think that you can change your life and the course of your life… you can do it,” he added.

2- Love life

Unlike the Year of the Rooster, which had been good for couples, finding or marrying your significant other this year is kind of blurry, and may not be a good idea, Nañgit said.

People are going to be very busy with work that some wouldn’t even have the time to entertain romance; even if they do, the main driver of the relationship would be intellect rather than emotions, Nañgit said .

He nonetheless stressed that finding love in the Year of the Dog is not at all impossible.

Nañgit also gave a piece of advice for OFWs who are romantically involved, and for those who are still seeking. “If you already have a special someone, just continue taking care of that relationship. But if you’re still seeking, pause and try to love yourself first this year,” he said.

3- Health

The expert advised everybody to really take care of their bodies especially their digestive, urinary, and respiratory systems. Nañgit said this can be prevented by staying hydrated, drinking lots of water, and eating healthy food. Having good and enough rest is also important, he stressed.

Of course, keeping a regimen of exercise, diet and healthy foods will always keep everyone ahead of illnesses, bearing in mind the importance of life balance maneuvers to beat stress.

Did you know?
According to Feng Shui, people born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018) are humble, loyal, and hard-working. They are also known to be very direct and frank in voicing opinions.

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