Feng Shui expert Hanz Cua recently broke his silence after being the target of criticisms online over his predictions of prosperity for the year 2020, which has not been the case.
As he stood by his previous forecast, Cua, who has been practicing feng shui for 15 years, reminded the public that feng shui predictions are not “100% perfect” and that it only serves as a guide.
In an interview, he said, “Feng shui is not 100 percent perfect. Hindi ibig sabihin na gumamit ka ng mga charm, okay ka na. Kailangan pa rin natin ng sipag at tiwala sa Diyos. Guide lamang ang feng shui at nasa mga kamay pa rin natin ang magiging kapalaran natin. Lagi po nating tatandaan na gabay lamang ang feng shui.”
Furthermore, the feng shui expert explained to the public that the ‘prosperity’ we all wanted is not ll about financial success for it can be achieved and experienced in different ways.
According to Cua, other signs of prosperity include more opportunities to connect and unite with family members, more time to practice a healthy lifestyle, and more time to slow down one’s pace and reflect on what life is to come.
He said, “Maraming nagba-bash sa akin ngayon, [sasabihin] ‘Nasaan ang prosperity?’ Alam mo, ang prosperity ay nasa bahay natin,” he said. “Ang prosperity ay nasa mga kapamilya natin.
“For me, this is a very prosperous year dahil sa lahat ng wealth natin, mas importante pa rin ang pamilya. Aanhin natin ang wealth natin kung may sakit tayo, kung hiwa-hiwalay at ‘di magkasundo? Ang daming moment ngayon na nagpabago ng pananaw ng mga tao sa buhay,” he added.
Despite being anxious over the effects of the pandemic, the feng shui master remains optimistic that it is not the end for 2020 as better days will come in the second half of this year.
“Hindi pa tapos ang 2020. We are on the mid-year. We still have six months to go,” he assured.
Despite all the bashing, Cua assured the public that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has greatly affected the lives of many Filipinos will also pass—just like all other events that have stricken the country—though this one is quite a challenge.
“Lahat may kanya-kanyang aspeto,” he said.
“This is temporary lamang. Matatapos din ito at pagkatapos nito, brace yourselves dahil mag-eevolve tayo sa new beginning, new start, at lalo tayong lalakas ulit.
“Huwag tayong mapanghinaan ng loob, stay at home, keep safe, enjoy natin ang prosperity na meron tayo kasama ang ating pamilya,” he added.
January prediction about the illness star
As the interview went on, Cua recalled his feng shui forecast in January where he mentioned the presence of a strengthened “illness star” in 2020.
“Bago mag-start ang year, nakita ko na ang illness star natin is very strong. The illness star is a number two star, an earth element. This earth element is located sa south sector ngayong 2020. And the south sector is a fire element – so the fire element feeds the earth element. Ibig sabihin, ‘yung illness star ay lumakas,” Cua revealed.
Now, his prediction makes more sense given the pandemic.
“Nagkaroon ng COVID… hindi ko mape-predict specifically na magkaka-COVID, pero na-predict ko na sa 2020… nasa south sector ang illness star,” he added.
While at it, Cua then reiterated the ways he suggested to counter the bad luck and negative energy caused by the “illness star” at home.
“Siyempre protection sa health at ng government kailangan mo ‘yun. Pero sa feng shui side, ang pinag-uusapan natin is to make sure na ang south side ng bahay niyo, maglagay kayo ng metal element. Lagyan mo ng asin na buo. Hindi puwedeng iodized salt, kailangang buo, like rock salt.”
Cua continued: “Tumayo ka sa bahay niyo, gamitin mo ang cellphone mo, gamitin mo ang application na compass at hanapin mo ang south. Huwag kang matutulog with the headboard on the south. Huwag kang matutulog sa south sector, mae-enhance mo ‘yung illness star.”
“Number three, make sure mo sa south sector mo, huwag kang maglalagay ng ilaw. Dapat walang fire, walang red color sa south sector. Kung may nakakabit, tanggalin mo or huwag mong bubuksan. Dapat walang kuryente sa south sector. Paano kung doon ka nanonood ng TV? Ilipat mo ‘yung TV mo o kaya mag-phone ka na lang muna. Huwag ka munang manood ng TV sa south sector.”
In a separate interview, Master Hanz claimed that every feng shui consultant in the country had previously predicted that 2020 will be a “good year” and “no one ever predicted among us that COVID-19 would affect the economy and health of the people around the world.”
To recall, Master Hanz gave his early predictions last December that 2020 will be a “good year for almost all of the animal signs because 2020 will be a strong, prosperous and lucky year.”
He even mentioned that it’s a good year to start a new business and find a new job.
However, with COVID-19 pandemic dominating in the country, the highly respected feng shui consultant was heavily criticized and has since been quoted for his inaccurate predictions for the year 2020.
Looking back, 2020 made a devastating entrance when Taal Volcano, after more than 40 years of inactivity, erupted and destroyed homes of many local residents. It also caused several class suspensions and disruption of work schedules and airline activities which affected the economy and living of the residents.
On March this year, the Visayas and Mindanao regions were shaken by magnitude 5.0 and higher Earthquakes.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Leyte and other towns which caused class suspensions while a 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked General Santos City and the Sarangani Province.
This month, Filipinos also witnessed a historic shutdown of one of the country’s largest broadcast networks, ABS-CBN, after its franchise expired on May 4.
Lastly, the country wasn’t exempted from the lethal threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that has since claimed millions of lives globally when it registered its first case in January.
As of May 19, there are already 13,221 reported cases of COVID-19 in the country. Of which, 842 people have died while 2,932 have recovered from the viral disease causing the pandemic.