The new year of the Chinese calendar begins on February 5 and ends in 2019 on February 21st. New Year is the most important traditional Chinese celebration that lasts for 15 days.
The year of the Pig will be, say astrologers, one of the strong energies and of the rare moments, with the hopeless hopes, accomplishments and joy that we will remember all our life. It is only up to us to use the opportunities that we will have and to turn our work into benefits.
The two-week holiday begins on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and ends with the Lampion Festival, which takes place on the fifteenth day. Preparations begin, however, a month before. People buy gifts, furnishings, food and clothes, clean the houses to get rid of bad luck, and paint the windows and doors, usually in red, again. Then, they are decorated with red paper strips (Chun Lian), on which there are various wishes for happiness, prosperity and long life.
50 million Chinese outside the country
On New Year’s Eve, the Chinese strictly adhere to a few traditions: Seafood and dumplings are served at dinner, and clothing must be red because it is believed to cast off evil spirits. On the New Year’s Day there is another habit called the Red Envelope: the married ones give unpaid children and adults money in red envelopes, then the family goes to congratulate relatives and neighbors. Just as in the West, the Chinese New Year, the old quarrels must be forgotten.
Of the more than 1.383 billion Chinese people, more than 50 million live outside the country. According to Wikipedia, the most recent are in Thailand (9.3 million), Malaysia (6.5 million) and the US (4.9 million). In fact, in the United States, San Francisco, one of the largest Chinese New Year parades outside China will be held, the second being in London (about 500,000 Chinese live in England).
2019 will be a good year for Rats native, better than the one that has passed. They will not have unimaginable progress, but they will be moderate and important. Success will depend on everyone’s devotion, work and the desire to do something. In the second half of the year, for the rat things will go even better.
Beware of problems that may occur unexpectedly. The zodiac sign stands this year under a few negative stars. In love, the rat who is not engaged in a serious relationship can have an interesting year. Those who have a family can take care that their relationship works even better. In terms of money and careers, the rat must maintain a good relationship at work, not to suffer from grandmother to attract tensions and conflicts at work. Health is a Rat Strength, this year. The body reacts well in the face of problems to keep a balance.
THE BEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR THE Rat: January, February, March, July and December.
The new year is a challenge for Bivol. This is due to the fact that Oaia (Capra) is the eighth sign in the Chinese zodiac and opposes the Bivol, which is in the second position. It can be a tricky year for some natives. In Chinese philosophy it is said that when the heads meet, what is negative can be turned into something positive.
The buffalo must follow the course of events, with hope and with a positive mood. The final results will be in their favor. They should not be discouraged for minor obstacles. In love, buffaloes will have a greater magnetism than usual. Problems may arise due to excess. Marriage and family life are well protected.
The ox succeeds in the career and money, intelligence and performance, but also discretion. Situations that at one point seem negative can turn into some positive, just when you expect less. This year health must be a priority. The buffalo needs a healthy life that encompasses both physical and mental activities.
BEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR Ox: April, August, September, October, November and December.
At first glance, the energies of the Tiger and those of the Goat do not combine. The goat is related to a peaceful development of life in which extremes are avoided, while the Tiger has a predisposition towards challenges and a radical approach to life, so they will have the impression that everything is moving slowly and uninterestingly. They will eventually realize that things are not so. The Year of the Goat is a constructive one for natives. Friends will be almost if you ask for help. Money set aside for worse days will prove to be a good act. In love, the Tiger will do well. He’ll be happy.
It will have a marriage, the celibate, and those already married will enjoy family harmony. At work there are chances of promotion. Tiger has the ability to handle difficult situations and keep them under control. If any business or project does not have solid bases should not get involved, there is a risk of collapse. Investing at risk is avoided. With health, the Tiger has no problems. They have good luck in this chapter and manage to bypass natural problems.
THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR FOR TIGER: February, March, June and November.
The Year of the Heart of the Wood or the Sheep is favorable for the natives of the Rabbit. With little effort they will miss the best opportunities for them. Take advantage of opportunities. Luck will not be delayed, and this has a positive impact on their psyche. With discipline there will be achievements and changes for the better. Rabbits will be rewarded for the good they have done to their peers until now. A year with rewards of all kinds. In love, the Rabbit needs to focus on what they have next to, instead of running for something new. In terms of career and money, Rabbits are doing well. They will have a good year with new projects and business.
They have a strong character and a developed ability to keep the enemies away. It is a good year for investments and transactions. They have a good intuition in business. Rabbit’s health is generally good, but that does not mean that they are protected from possible accidents, especially water related.
The dragon has the stars on his side, all favorable. He can overcome obstacles and impose his will. They need discretion and they are in a permanent alert. They have to finish the things they started. In love, the Dragons feel the need for attention from the opposite sex. They need someone next to express their affection.
Dragons will have successful career this year, just to keep their limits. Whoever now makes certain concessions will also reap the fruits. Dragons are considered wise, and this only attracts financial successes. Pay attention to spending, so as not to go down to the end of the year. With little effort, the Dragons will maintain a good health, following, of course, the basic principles of a healthy life.
THE BEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR THE DRAGON: February, May, August and November.
For the Snake, the Year of the Wood Goat will be better than the one before. They will have past problems and obstacles, but they will succeed. The road to success and happiness is linked to an attitude focused on fulfilling its own tasks, solving problems, and avoiding to interfere in others’ affairs. Be alert to criticism in order not to be misinterpreted. There is the possibility of a journey that can change your life in a positive way. All that means contact with foreigners should be seen as a positive thing and welcomed with open arms. Year 2019 will be a year of personal cultivation, but also of relationships with others that can be of help in the future. The snake should not have great expectations in love.
If there is anything on the horizon it will happen spontaneously. Relationships with other people, married, friends, family, will be in harmony. The emerging tensions should be resolved immediately. The snake should follow a conservative and defensive career strategy and consider conquering new territories.
There will be progress and positive things, especially due to destiny and luck, not because of the efforts made. 2019 is not a year favorable to initiatives and new projects unless they are somewhat connected with foreign affairs. In terms of money, if the Serpent chose to live a normal life, where monthly incomes are higher than spending, there will be no problems. When the balance is lost, when there are high investment temptations, then problems arise. With the health, the Snake is fine. I can take advantage of my physical and mental well-being.
In general, sheep (sheep) are good for those born in the year of the Pig (Pig). Both have earthly branches that create harmony.
In 2019, however, there are some malignant stars that lead to less optimistic predictions. These could be the basis for the problems. They have the power to overcome obstacles and win against opponents, managing to achieve their goals. The wild boar will experience professional change, expansion, knowledge. 2019 will not be a bad one, because it will be full of creativity and hope, opportunities and plans for the future. In love, natives have a predisposition to conflict. If you know how to solve the problems, it will not get to serious moments. The lonely ones will know harmony to a form of a beautiful sentimental relationship that can change everything. Despite the difficulties that may arise in the career and money chapter, predictions say the results will be favorable, even winning. You do not have to rush in making decisions, analyze cold situations before deciding something. You are also mindful of this year’s enemies that do not really look, but which is harder to fight. Balanced money management will be the key to success. In terms of health, small problems may come from the sphere of intense emotions, inner tensions. Fighting stress and a balanced life keep your body and mind in shape.