Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!
You will soon be hearing that greeting in the streets of Jakarta, as the end of this month marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is a 15- day celebration (February 16, 2018 onwards) marked by family gatherings and mouthwatering food.
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most awaited traditional festival. The main traditional celebrations of the festival include eating reunion dinner with family, giving red envelopes (ang pao), firecrackers, new clothes, and decorations.
The most important part of the 15-day celebration is the New Year’s Eve dinner, which is usually a family reunion dinner. It is customary for fish to be served in this dinner because for the Chinese, it signifies ‘prosperity’. The fish can be cooked in various different styles, such as boiling, steaming, and braising.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Earth Dog and its characteristic word is ACTION!
The year of the Earth Dog 2018 comes just after the Year of the Fire Rooster (2017) and before the year of the Earth Pig (2019)!
People born in the year of 1958 (Feb. 18, 1958 – Feb. 07, 1959) or 2018 (Feb. 16, 2018 – Feb. 04, 2019) are members of the Earth Dog. For those born before Feb. 18, 1958 or Feb. 16, 2018, they belong to the zodiac animal of Fire Rooster.
The Chinese Horoscope 2018 predicts that this year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year. You will be happy, yet frustrated, rested, yet tired, cheerful, yet dull!
Planning, postponing and negligence are words you will need to remove from your vocabulary during this year.
Refreshed and regenerated, the Dog will accelerate the initiation of all things, but this will bring, in the same time, pressure and stress in the everyday life.
According to Chinese astrology, 2018 is a very good year regarding the financial aspects, but a little difficult from a health point of view. Actually, in the year of the dog, all zodiac signs will want to pay special attention to their health. Year 2018 is the ideal time to start eating healthy, doing sports and getting rid of bad habits.
Feng Shui Predictions for 2018:
Year 2018 in under the auspices of Earth Dog sign and the ruling number is 9.
Earth Dog year – 2018 is governed by star 9, which, during 2018, will move in the middle of Luo Shy square and will bring prosperity in all the houses and their occupants, regardless of the zodiac sign.
The financial potential created by star 9 will result in new business opportunities, increased cash flow, building good reputation and a high social status. Therefore, people’s tendency will be to organize parties more often, to celebrate and to enjoy life. Also, year 2018 will bring more luck in marriages.
To all those celebrating Chinese New Year, may your celebrations be filled with love and happiness!