New Straits Times
Sunday, 10 October 2010
WEDDINGS are planned years in advance and childbirths pushed back a day or two if possible, all just to work around a date that comes every hundred years.
There are conflicting views on whether doing something important today is going to be any different than any other day.
Although there are those who might disagree, master numerologist Marinah Ng Wai Leng believes it’s best to stay home than risk the dangers that 10.10.10 might bring.
“People will throw tantrums and there is sure to be a lot of aggression today. Hence, it’s very likely that this day could spark off unnecessary arguments among family, friends and even strangers."
“Some will face pressure while others will be forced to overcome obstacles. For instance, a car accident could turn into a very big fight because of raging tempers and harsh words."
“As a couple, things might be more sensitive than usual. For example, if a husband asks his wife to get him a glass of water, the request could be seen as rude and may start a feud. I’ve had couples who asked whether they should get married today but I advised them to find another date."
“Even opening a new shop may be a bad thing. There may also be houses that will burn down because of the strong fire element today. People have to be more careful when handling electrical goods and doing something with fire to avoid mishaps. They should also avoid going to nightclubs and bars because of the electrical items around."
“Overall, it’s not going to be a good day, so it’s best to confine yourself at home,” Ng warns.
But what about the babies who are born today? “If a child is born today, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. The future of the child also depends on good nurturing and upbringing. The time of delivery plays a big role. Just because a child is born today, it does not mean he or she is going to be bad. However, the person might be temperamental and straightforward.” Ng says any random day has the potential to be good or bad for different people.
“If we have low energy, bad things could happen anytime and anywhere. Anything can happen on any given day. But in life, you can avoid and overcome many things if you are a giver. That’s why donating blood and doing charity is important as these can overpower negativity.” Ng suggests that to get through this day, it’s best to wear blue and go swimming.
Feng shui expert Lillian Too believes that although the “triple one” in today’s date is powerful, people need to heed the war nings in the Chinese almanac.
“I have found that 111 is more powerful than 888 or 999. From a feng shui angle, 111 is a very lucky number. However, we must check the Chinese almanac to know whether this date is good or not. The Chinese almanac can tell a lot of things and that’s how we should really look at dates.” So, what does the Chinese almanac say about 10.10.10? Unfortunately, it’s mostly not good.
“Today is a bad day for everyone, except those born in the year of the snake like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“People should not travel, move locations or carry out any renovations today. But it’s a good day for cutting hair, seeing the doctor, signing contracts and gambling. It’s also good for those who are born today, ” says Too