So it’s my Ben Ming Nian and I should wear red to drive away the bad lucks and evil spirits. That’s everything I own in red… it’s going to be a long year wearing only these 🙂
“According to the Chinese astrology, the zodiac year is a year of bad luck. Most Chinese people are afraid to spend their birth sign year. Why is it unlucky? It’s said that the people during the Ben Ming Nian are easy to encounter Tai Sui who is the legendary God in charge of people’s fortune. Their fortune usually fluctuates during the year. Many bad things such as illness, financial loss, extramarital affair etc. may happen to them. Some people think it’s superstitious to believe this. In fact, it’s not completely bad for people in the zodiac year. It varies greatly from individual to individual. Some people may have good fortune instead of bad luck. But in general, marriage (nor planning on another one 😉 ), moving house (well it’s not a moving country year for us, as far as I know), travel (I’ll take my chances and/or wear more read 🙂, starting business (I guess I’ll wait another year, what’s one more!!)…are thought to be worthy of great attention during the year.”
How to Get Good Luck? : Wear Red: The Chinese people have worshiped the color red from the ancient time. They think the red are auspicious color that can protect them and drive away those bad lucks and evil spirits. Therefore, during the Ben Ming Nian, the Chinese people usually wear red including red belt, shoes, socks, insoles, clothes and underwear to pursue good fortune and avoid disaster. Also, they usually wear red ribbon which is regarded as lucky ribbon around the wrist. For some ornaments, they would rope them with silken cord and take it at any time during the year of their birth sign.
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It’s the year of the dog… so it’s my 本命年 – Ben Ming Nian !!
“The Ben Ming Nian refers to the year of zodiac animal in which one was born. In China, each one has his animal sign that is determined by the lunar birth date. In all, there are twelve animal signs each undergoes a 12-year cycle. So, every twelve years, one will meet the year of his birth sign”….
Which mean I will turn either 12 y.o, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year (we’ll technically between February 16, 2018 and February 4th, 2019, following the Chinese Lunar calendar). Choose wisely ;-).
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