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Saddle up for a bumpy Year of the Horse, warn HK astrologers

Published on Jan 29, 2014 12:34 PM
This picture taken on January 28, 2014 shows a worker putting the final touches on a cartoon horse at a temple fair in Beijing for the upcoming Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Horse starting on January 31. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - Conflicts, disasters, record high temperatures, an economic chill in Asia and more trouble for Justin Bieber - the upcoming Year of the Horse is set to be a dramatic one, say Hong Kong feng shui masters.

With the Year of the Snake slithering into history, they say that the incoming Lunar New Year beginning on Friday is going to be the kind of horse that you shouldn't stand behind - because it incorporates the volatile element of fire.

"With this being the Year of the Wood Horse, and with wood being very combustible, there will be a lot of scandals, conflicts, explosions and arguments," celebrity feng-shui master Alion Yeo told AFP.

Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" - is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and even renovate offices and homes based on its edicts to maximise their luck and wealth.

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