Forecast for 2011
COME Feb 3, the Tiger, the current ruling animal zodiac, will “retire” to make way for the next zodiac sign. What’s in store next year when the Rabbit hops in?
The Malaysian Institute of Geomancy Science (MINGS) will present 2011 Outlook Talk – Year Of The Rabbit on Nov 21, 10am-3pm at KL Convention Centre.
The talk will cover topics such as forecasts of weather, natural events, the economy, and politics for 2011.
Other than presenting its “report card of predictions” made last year that came true, MINGS will also give a forecast of events in 2011, auspicious dates and ways to mitigate the effects of the governing planet.
“Due to the publicity generated by the movie 2012, many people asked me about the possibility of Doomsday 2012. Come to our talk to find out,” said Prof David Koh, founder and adviser to MINGS.
“Forecasting was practised in China for thousands of years with a high degree of accuracy. The various dynasties ruled through the Mandate of Heaven and the emperors had to demonstrate a certain degree of prescience and predict events,” said Koh.
By forecasting weather patterns, the farmers knew the right crops to be planted at the right time. Anticipation of famine would let the emperor stockpile granaries to prevent starvation and medicines to tackle epidemics.
Koh said: “We’re not doomsayers. We want to put up warning flags so that adequate preventive measures can be taken to minimise the impact of negative events.”
MINGS president Prof Joe Choo said: “In 2008, we began holding annual forecast talks and received good feedback and support from the public. Response to MING’s annual published predictions since 2006 has been very positive.”
Last year, MINGS predicted erratic weather for the world for 2010.
In the first quarter of 2010, China, Vietnam and Thailand experienced severe drought. The northern hemisphere was also hit by heat waves in the second quarter.
Torrential rains struck seemingly everywhere this year. Major floods hit China in May and persisted for months. More than 305 million people were affected in 28 provinces. Pakistan and India were also hit by floods in August, triggering a humanitarian crisis.
The 2010 predictions also warned of dangerous earthquakes. A devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January.
“When we predicted a woman’s rise in prominence in the southeast sector (from the Himalayas), we had no idea it would mean Julia Gillard taking over as Australia’s first prime minister!” said Choo.
Participants at the MINGS 2011 Outlook Talk will receive a complimentary copy of MINGS Outlook 2011 handbook worth RM48. Registrations before Oct 31 will enjoy an early bird price of RM68 (normal price RM78).
For details, visit mingsweb. org. –