By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Kung Hei Fat Choi! 2013 is the year of the Gui Si Water Snake, which, based on the Lunar Calendar, begins today. It’s also that time of the year that I metamorphose and channel my Chinese ancestry, practicing my feng shui expertise on family and friends.
The dragon year finally came to an end at 00:32 last Feb. 4. Today, Feb. 10, we celebrate Chinese Lunar Year. It is a Yin Water Snake year!
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
Who among the senatorial candidates for the 2013 midterm elections will manage to slither to the Magic 12? If one will base their prospects on the forecast of geomancer Joseph Chau for the Year of the Water Snake, then Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, Jun Magsaysay, Teddy Casiño, Tingting Cojuangco, Grace Poe, Antonio Trillanes IV, Ernesto Maceda, Koko Pimentel and Mitos Magsaysay have their work cut out for them.
By Irene C. Perez
Chinese Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, Feb. 10. It is a good time for families—Chinese and Filipinos alike—to gather around for a good meal to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Water Snake.
By Irene C. Perez
The Chinese lunar calendar welcomes the Year of the Water Snake on Feb. 10, but according to feng shui master Joseph Chau, toting snake-skin leather items, wearing snake-print accessories or keeping a snake figure (or live animal) in your house does not guarantee good luck.
At the strike of 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 10, the Water Snake rules. This year of the Water Snake is most significant because it falls on the first year of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, which began on Dec. 22, 2012, the first day of the new Mayan calendar based on its Long Count of 5,125 years.
By Cheche V. Moral
In Chinese astrology, the snake symbolizes good fortune. A snake in the house is interpreted as a harbinger of good things; it means bounty for the family.