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Chau Kam Shing gave his annual predictions for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which starts next month.
Chau, who has been practicing feng shui for over 30 years, has been personally involved in Mandarin Oriental Manila’s annual celebrations to welcome the new lunar year and other feng shui-related events since 2000.
According to Chau, the Year of the Yin Water Snake is a time of “challenges” and “conflicts.” Couples planning a wedding this year may want to postpone the date to next year.
Lucky colors for the year are gold, silver, white, beige, yellow, brown and red, while the unlucky colors are green, black, grey and blue.
Here are his forecast highlights for the upcoming year:
Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
People born in the year of the Snake will suffer inauspicious and difficult periods from time to time throughout the year. However, financially, it is a fortunate year for Snakes; they will have satisfactory stable incomes but never from gambling. Money comes from all sources, but it is easy come and easy go. It is not a good time to develop another new investment or business expansion. They have to watch their expenses to avoid being over budget.
They also have to pay attention to the relationships with their father, partners, friends and brothers or sisters. In doing business, it is important to have contracts in black and white to avoid any conflicts or regrets in the future.
Love affairs are in the flat line. They should not expect too much or they will be disappointed. Lovers should be patient and avoid being over-emotional with each other.
On health, Snakes should pay special attention to road safety, stay away from sharp objects and beware of problems with the liver, heart, high blood pressure and cardiovascular system. They have to watch their diet and do more proper exercise.
Introduction of 2013 Year of Snake
2013 is the year of the black Snake begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.