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Jakarta Post

Mental health issues to cloud Year of the Rat: Feng Shui Expert

  • Teresa Yovela Tio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 18 2020   /  12:32 am

Legend has it that once upon a time, the Jade Emperor held a race to determine the animals that would represent the 12 Chinese zodiac symbols. The rat, agile and quick-thinking, hitch-hiked on the ox’s back, jumped off at the last moment and sprinted toward the finish line, thus securing first place.“The year 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat or the Golden Rat,” feng shui expert Jenie Kumala Dewi recently told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta. “This year is characterized as dynamic, intelligent and agile, but volatile. It’s optimistic, but might lack expression, and is sensitive, emotional and stubborn. It gets to your head and feelings.” In comparison to 2019’s “slow but sure” Year of the Pig, this year will tend to fluctuate and probably be inconsistent. However, being the first in a new 12-year cycle, the Year of the Rat is said to set the phase for the next three to four...