Year of the Water Tiger
Kung Hei Fat Choi which simply means Congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!
February 1st 2022 is the date of the Chinese New Year. This year the animal sign is the tiger, and the year of the tiger brings a certain personality to the year. It represents determination, confidence, trustworthiness, and braveness. The tiger can be charming and well-liked, but equally they can have stubborn attitudes as well. There are 5 types of tiger, and this year is the water tiger. If you were born in any of these years, this year will influence you even more: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, or 1938.
What does it mean for everyone?
A water tiger should bring a year of positive changes. More stability for business and finances and this year favours love and romance. The colours for 2022 are green, red, yellow, and blue. Adding a touch of fiery yellow and red will make you lucky. Weaving these colors in your environment will help you be connected to the water tiger. You can even wear these colours for extra luck.
Chinese New Year, Spring festival, or the Lunar New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the traditional unipolar calendar. It falls on the New Moon and continues until the following full moon.
To celebrate, some people prepare special foods. One of the largest rituals prior to Chinese New Year, is for every nook and cranny of properties will be cleaned; from sweeping to dusting, to washing and decluttering.
Dust is traditionally associated with "Old", so cleaning and getting rid of it symbolises bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the new.
Cleaning is a way of clearing out negative or stagnant energies in your home. This is very important, as it can impact health.
If you haven't already planned your goals for the New Year this is a perfect time as well. Often, new clothing is also purchased before the New Year as a symbol of a new start, and people tend to wear red, as the colour red symbolises energy, happiness, and good luck in Chinese cultures. People often give traditional red envelopes which are beautifully decorated with beautiful Chinese calligraphy and symbols. As a way of sending good wishes, these envelopes are filled with money, which are expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers.
So lets celebrate the water tiger and the potential energies it will bring with it. We need some new energies for sure!