PETALING JAYA - The Year of the Horse will gallop in with a promise of more romance, marriages and babies, according to feng shui experts.
The Year of the Wood Horse, which actually starts on Feb 4, marks the arrival of shung chun or "double spring", said feng shui master Louis Loh.
"So, more marriages and newborns are expected," he said.
TV personality and Good Feng Shui geomantic researcher Master Kenny Hoo agreed, adding that "many couples will marry, move into new homes and have babies or other great celebratory events".
"However, mothers should avoid giving birth between May and August if possible. As the element of fire is strong this year, babies born in the summer months tend to be overly aggressive and hot-tempered," he said.
For investors, Hoo, who has 15 years of experience in the field, is predicting a volatile stock market.
"There will be extreme ups and downs. And the stock market will hit multiple new highs," he said.
Despite a challenging year ahead because of price increases for various items, Hoo said this could translate into opportunities for those wanting to get to know new people or open up untapped markets.