The Washington Times - February 9, 2009, 06:12AM

Hong Kong investors increasingly are turning to feng shui gurus to help them make investment decisions, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Noting that the Year of the Ox has begun, feng shui artists are telling investors to be wary of President Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who were both born in the Year of the Ox.


Two minor lunar eclipses already have indicated that this year will be rough — except for the feng shui artists, who say this has been one of their busiest years.

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art that uses astronomy and geography to guide adherents.  Most Westerners think of it as only an interior decorating strategy, but obviously it’s more than that.  It’s a gold mine waiting to be tapped!

I knew this year was going to be trouble when I saw it was the Year of the Ox.  I have had nothing but trouble with oxen.

There might be something to this feng shui.  You remember former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, who spent $1.2 million to redecorate his office while his business was going down the tubes?   A feng shui expert would have advised against that.