In my annual hexagram for 2007, the Zhouyi told me that a wanderer would steal my cow. The main culprit, Bear Stearns did just that on August 17, 2007.
In the following year’s annual hexagram, the Zhouyi indicated that Heaven and Earth will close on September 15, 2008 and that the able have to hide since there will be no Tao on earth. Both events brought on panics in the global financial markets and many corporate or individual investors were badly burnt by the resultant great wealth destruction.
In my annual hexagram for 2009, the Yi indicated that one may have to use the Shi (priests/ancient masters) and the Wu (magicians/ Yi diviners) in great number.
My interpretation of the omen is that there would be outbreaks of wind-borne diseases (and air disasters) across the world. And the significant date is on May 10, 2009 which could turn out to be a black Sunday for many.
If the omen turns out to be correct, even if the date is wrong, it will be Heaven’s will (Tian Yi), as indicated to kin last March. To avoid the big crowds, my family did not join in the usual annual Vesak Day celebrations on May 9th this year. I do not think Buddha would mind that at all.
Obviously the omen is slowly unfolding, what with the constant reports of minor outbreaks of wind-borne diseases here and there including Malaysia on Friday the 8th, if we monitor the national or global news.
Unfortunately, no one can see the viruses until they get affected by them and become ill. The other bad news would be there is no known remedy for the genetically mutated viruses.
When people have been significantly weakened, - emotionally, mentally, or physically - by stress and distress especially caused by the recent global wealth destruction and loss of livelihood, they are easier to succumb to such illnesses and/or flu.
Therefore one may have to use the Shi and the Wu in great number to help these ill people when the time comes, if necessary.
And the only encouraging thing is that Good fortune is the final outcome of the omen.