The Idea of Luck

22 January 2014
11:42 PM
Manila

M.–

They were passing around an article this morning. It was an interview with my father’s Feng Shui master, which appeared on the lifestyle section of a national broadsheet (not sure though if it came out today or last weekend–I haven’t been reading newspapers lately; been staying away from it as much as possible). He gave some tips for each year of the Chinese zodiac, and talked a bit about what’s in store for the future.

As it’s Chinese New Year at the end of the month, it’s a constant topic of conversation lately. The snake will make way for the horse, my father says, and now we must prepare for it. I read the article, then found myself reading through more stuff on the internet. They say that those who are born on the year of the tiger will be lucky this time around.

Here are some predictions I found:

“…The Wood Horse energy of 2014 will be excellent for the Tiger, considerably better than last year. However, there is a specific challenging element for you this year, which makes it very important to be cautious and keep your feet on the ground, no matter how much success you might achieve this year.

…Strong career success is possible for you this year, and with it an increase in income. To assure the promised good outlook for your sign in 2014, use feng shui good luck and protection cures with the energy of blessings, such as Kwan Yin, for example, or the Laughing Buddha.”

2014 Feng Shui Tips for the Chinese Zodiac Sign of Tiger by Rodika Tchi

Tiger: Born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926

This should be a good year for tigers, according to Ng. It could bring luck, joy, romance, spirituality and learning opportunities.

Work: You do well in business that have to do with blood, such as surgery and the army, as well as teaching and philosophy. If you are self-employed, expand your business.

Wealth: This should be a year of stability for your money.

Relationships: Romance is in the stars. If the opportunity is there, consider marriage. If you’re married, watch out for temptations from extramarital affairs.

Health: Watch out for sharp objects, and be careful of accidents and bleeding.

Chinese New Year 2014 Horse: What Does Your Zodiac Animal Mean?

I would love to believe all of the above, although of course I read these things with the same grain of salt that I read my horoscopes. It would be nice if I get lucky this year, I really need it.

Then again, what is luck?

Goodnight,
T.

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