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So this is the history , the hows and the whys behind this much celebrated festival.
Have a fabulous time!
Check out my new feature about the Chinese Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine!
Your Fortune in 2015 is available at all major bookstores in Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia!
Wishing everyone a very blessed and Happy New Year! So I have fulfilled another dream; that is making “Your Fortune in 2015” available online!
These are the choices for interested parties:
1) Buy your Fortune in 2015 in major book store in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
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About Your Fortune in 2015
Are you curious about what 2015, year of the Yin Wood Goat holds for you?
Do you wish to attract more success and good fortune?
Would you like to discover the meaning of the 2015’s Feng Shui elements and the Lunar Traditions practiced during this Lunar New Year so that you can begin this year more positively?
Start this Lunar New Year on the right note with Your Fortune in 2015 and discover:
• Customs & traditions related to Lunar New Year • Auspicious dates commencement of business in 2015.
• The Annual Flying Stars and their influences on your and the Feng Shui of your environment.
• All about the Goat Sign• The influence of the Grand Duke Jupiter of 2015 on the 12 Lunar Zodiac Signs
• Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2015.
• Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions
• Feng Shui Guide to Property Selection
This year’s release offers a sneak preview into how the year of Yang Wood Horse will affect or benefit you and offers remedies that will help to make it your most auspicious year yet. You’ll learn:
* Your personal zodiac’s relationship with The Grand Duke Jupiter of 2014
*Customs & traditions related to Chinese New Year
*Auspicious times to schedule your activities during the Lunar New Year
*Auspicious dates for the commencement of business in 2014
* Auspicious dates for seeking blessings.
* Understand the impact that the Annual Flying Stars have on you and your premises
* Tradition of the White Tiger Festival
* Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2014.
* Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions
Your Lunar Zodiac sign and the 5 Elements
Thanks to Finder Magaine for this featured article !
Born: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Characteristics: Dragons can be eccentric and may choose to lead a complex life. Generally active and intelligent, they have a very passionate nature and are known to be extremely lucky. Often proud by nature, the Dragon has very high standards and is also ambitious and determined. As Dragons have big dreams about how life should be, they can take a longer than others to decide about love and marriage.
Love for the Dragon Man
The male Dragon finds it hard to resist helping a maiden in distress or anyone else for that matter. He tends to fall in love rather quickly, but relationships are usually short-lived as the male Dragon has very high expectations of his women. He also has a soft spot for very beautiful and intelligent women.
Love for the Dragon Woman
The female Dragon is a very strong woman. She believes in herself and if she comes across injustice will not give in without a fight. The female Dragon has fine tastes and is very elegant. When it comes to love, she is totally committed but can self-sabotage due to her high expectations and personal ambitions for perfection.
By Clarice Georgia V Chan
Author of Your Fortune in 2012
Chinese wedding preparations
Customary Chinese wedding preparations
In the last decade, following traditions of the customary Chinese wedding seems to have become more popular. The history of Chinese wedding customs dates back to 221BC to 402BC, when – very much like the marriage registration and certification of today – the Chinese practised what is known as San Shu, Liu Li – three certifications and six etiquettes. Today, San Shi and Liu are no longer in practice but some of the customs are still considered mandatory to Chinese families. While many young couples choose to simplify these customs, there is an increased interest in many who try to find out and follow as closely to the original customary wedding as possible.
The Bride price
This is a token sum that is agreed by the couple’s families and is given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family as a gift.
Wedding ceremony Auspicious dates and hours are needed for the following rituals:
• Wedding date.
• Gift exchange.
• Hairdressing ritual.
• The groom leaving his home to fetch his bride.
• The bride leaving her home with her groom.
• Tea ceremony at the groom’s home.
Dos and don’ts
1) At the proposal meeting, avoid asking for an unreasonable bride price.
2) Bridesmaids and friends of the bride are invited to play the “door game” where they playfully try to block the groom from entering the bride’s room on the morning of the wedding day. Always be mindful of the time, so the bride can depart her home at the most auspicious time
3) Although not a common rule, the bride should only change into her new shoes just before entering the wedding car to indicate she’s not taking away good luck from her parents.
4) The groom’s immediate family – parents and siblings – should avoid facing the door as the bride enters her new home for the first time. This will avoid any confrontational clashes likely to bring disputes into the marriage.
5) Pregnant ladies and those in mourning should not participate in any of the pre-wedding or wedding rituals, nor touch any items belonging to the bride and groom.
6) Six and ten are the magical numbers for weddings as they represent happiness and perfection. So it is always best to pack Hong Baos with these amounts, for example $60, $100, $120, $160, $200 and so on. Ironically using the number eight is a taboo at Chinese weddings as the Chinese character of eight is made up of two separate strokes and symbolically this means the couple will end up going their separate ways.
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Water Dragon (1952 & 2012)
You are the most easy-going of the Dragon group. Each zodiac will go through a 60-year cycle before it repeats itself and this is the repeated year for you. your self repeating year. To make the most of this year, you need to look after your well-being, keep to an easy going lifestyle and adopt a flexible attitude towards work. ( if you are still working). Financially, this is a stable year so enjoy your journey in 2012!
Wood Dragon (1964)
Wood Dragons are practical, creative and deep thinkers. There will be hidden potentials this year but you must be patient. For a start, 2012 will move rather slowly for you. If you allow this to set you back then it is likely that you will see little achievement. New careers are indicated. Financially, this will be a steady year for many.
Fire Dragon (1978)
You are ambitious and have a tremendous will to succeed and 2012 will have an interesting course laid out for you. Understand that energy will not be moving as fast as your wish so do not be frustrated by it. Family and love ones will be supportive, you can look forward to a harmonious time with them this year. You will have the tendencies to overspend.
Earth Dragon (1988)
You are the quieter one of the 5 types of dragon and have very clear objective of what you wish to achieve in life. While this year favours movement and development, you will find it difficult to manage. Many of you will wish to make changes to your career or business, be patient and network as you will find these opportunities by chance.
Metal Dragon (1940, 2000)
You are strong-willed and can be forceful. While this year does hold possibilities of expansion to those who are in business you will need to inform your partners and family of you plans. Rushing out to make changes or take on new ventures by yourself will bring negative results.
By Clarice Georgia V Chan
International Feng Shui Master & Author