Friday, February 08, 2008

Thursday Thirteen : Kung Hei Fat Choi

Thirteen Things about THE YEAR OF THE RAT

Sorry my TT is a day late. I was out yesterday with some friends. When I got home I was too tired to finish my post and decided to just post it today.

Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy Chinese Lunar New Year) to everyone!

My husband and I have grown accustomed to celebrating Chinese New Year. Last Year we enjoyed celebrating the Year of the Pig. This year we didn't have time to prepare that much but we still made it a point to buy some fruits (symbols of prosperity) and tikoy (round sticky cake that symbolizes unity). Jules baked an apple pie (something sweet symbolizes harmonious relationship).

On the eve of every Lunar Chinese New Year, my husband and I write our wishes on Wishing Paper and light some incense. After writing our wishes, we burn the Wishing Paper and pray that our wishes will come true.

Here are some interesting things about the Year of the Rat that I read in various feng shui sites.

1.Year of the Earth Rat starts on February 7, 2008 and ends on January 25, 2009.

The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac and signifies new beginnings.

3. This year is thus an appropriate time to start new ventures, especially groundbreakings.

4. The Year of the Earth Rat is predicted to be an exciting year full of new beginnings and accomplishments as the elements of Earth and Water come together.

5. Prospects for businesses involving property development, real estate, jewelry, computers, restaurants and entertainment look good.

6. Chinese astrologers predict that the Year of the Rat is a good year to begin a new job, get married, launch a product, or make a fresh start.

The Rat tends to take a lot of risks, while Earth is associated with practicality and stability. This creates balance and can lead to good profits, increased productivity and all sorts of accomplishments.

8. The Rat year can bring a new beginning of international relationships and social order.

9. The rat is also considered as a "Flower of r0mance."

10. It is a relatively good time to begin a new romance.

11. Those in a relationship may want to consider raising it to the next level, to include marriage.

12. The following are born on the "Year of the Rat:"

1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

13. Wishing everyone good tidings on the Year of the Rat. May all of you have good health, success in career and wealth of happiness in your hearts. God bless.

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