In Chinese astrology, people in their matching zodiac year are said to offend the God of Age (Tai Sui). This means if you were born on the Year of the Rooster, this coming year is said to be unlucky. But there are a few things you can do to change your . (Read more about the ).
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, have compiled a 'lucky list' of Chinese superstitions and home buying traditions:
Red is one of the luckiest colours in Chinese culture. The colour stands for success, happiness and prosperity. Wearing red during your matching zodiac year may bring you good luck if bought for you by friends or family. And why not decorate with red too?
In Chinese culture, adjusting the direction of furniture, the workplace, and even the location of property can bring good fortune. In 2017, Tai Sui is believed to be in the west, which means Roosters should adjust furniture to face the east to bring in good fortune.
Decorate with brown and yellow
These are the Rooster's lucky colours, which may also bring about good fortune in 2017. If you're looking to redecorate this year, why not try a splash of yellow to brighten up your kitchen or accessorise with brown wooden furnishings throughout your home?
There are also more general superstitions within Chinese culture that may be worthwhile knowing:
The number 8
This number is considered to be lucky as the pronunciation of 'Ba' sounds similar to the word 'Fa', which means wealth and success. It's the luckiest number in Chinese culture.
The number 4
Commonly regarded as the unluckiest number in Chinese culture, the number 4 is associated with death because of the way the two words sound. Many Chinese buyers avoid properties with the house number 4, like the western superstition of number 13.
In the build-up to Chinese New Year, families often get together to and sweep away bad luck. Doors and windows are dressed with red decorations to bring health and happiness for the year ahead.
In Chinese culture, the location of your home can determine the luck of the household. Houses facing roads with heavy traffic are believed to bring about negative energy.
A tradition that is long believed to , this Chinese practice harmonises the environment to create a peaceful living space and is popular among many interior designers.
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