Just a few weeks ago, we welcomed the year 2012, and in a few days’ time, yet another joyous occasion awaits the entire world. On January 23, the Lunar Calendar enters the Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon.
Predicted to be a life-changing and transformational year, the Year of the Dragon brings in a good year of business, but experts also caution people against overspending, as dragons are known to be showy beasts. The dragon’s confidence also urges people to be more aware of the nature of their actions, as they may become impulsive decision-makers.
We visited busy Binondo and feng shui specialty stores to share with you what charms and amulets to equip you with in the coming Chinese new year.
Just like the general rule in Western astrology, these beliefs and predictions are not meant to be followed as a rule in making decisions in life, but rather a guide to help encourage a more harmonious and prosperous new year ahead. With this, we all wish you in advance a happy and blessed Year of the Black Water Dragon!
• Sophia Angelique. “2012 Year of the Dragon Chinese Horoscopes Predictions Forecasts” sophia-angelique.hubpages.com < >
• December 29, 2011. Moses Ma. “The Year of the Dragon – A Feng Shu Prediction for 2012” tantricnews.com
• Rodika Tchi. “Feng Shui Fruit Symbols in Your Home: Use Fruit Symbols for Good Feng Shui” fengshui.about.com < >
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Photography by Lei Sison