Chinese New Year 2013 – Spring Festival
Year of the Snake – Gung Hay Fat Choy
When: Sun Feb/10/2013
The element of the Chinese New Year of 2013, is expected to be water, and is characterized by black color. It will be the year of the water snake; known as ‘the black water snake’. Calculations show that the year will start on February 10 2013 going all the way to January 31st 2014. As such, one should be enlightened about the general characteristics, beliefs, predictions, activity and expectations characterizing this New Year as far as astrological calculations are concerned.
Chinese culture is very well known for its legendary and mythological characteristics since its oldest ages. The year of the black snake (snake of Kuei Szu), is the sixth animal sign in the Chinese horoscope. The Chinese horoscope system is constructed differently than the western calendar it depends on the lunar cycles. The snake symbolizes revelation, knowledge, beauty, spirituality and wisdom.
General characteristics for the year of the snake
The Chinese New Year 2013 or the year of the water snake, will be communicated in light blue, green and black colors and its elements will be characterized by changeability, dynamism and flexibility. According to many Chinese astrologers, these characteristics are expected to bring tremendous changes in the livelihoods of many people. For this reason, the astrologers recommend that people should plan things well in advance and keenly evaluate their plans with great caution. The water snake year occurs once every 60 years with the last one observed in 1953 and the lucky ones are expected to be very successful.
Predictions or expectations for 2013 Chinese New Year
Compared with year 2012, predictions are that the Chinese New Year 2013 will be worse, as past believes state that the next year which comes after the year of Dragon has not always been good. As such, people are advised to expect inferior qualities in 2013. According to astrologers and predictions, the current top organizational levels are going to hold back bottom levels and no progressing developments will be experienced. Elemental theories say that fire will be convened by water in 2013 and fear will be used to settle joy and if this concept is applied to careers, the results are negative. Heavenly stem calculations predict that the Chinese New Year 2013 will have more problems involving; natural disasters, electricity, water, logistics, food poisoning, gas and transportation.
Chinese New Year Beliefs
According to Chinese astrologers, every New Year is largely affected by the symbols related to it. As such, the Chinese New Year 2013 is believed to come with many snake related accidents like pipes, roller-coasters and trains. The field of medical research also uses the snake to symbolize many discoveries and inventions that are believed to happen in this field and so many other beliefs.
Activities & Fun in China
Just like other New Years, the Chinese New Year 2013 will be characterized by celebrations and family reunions. The celebrations will be marked with fireworks and festivals, as family members reunite in special gatherings. During these activities Dark unique clothing will be worn decorated with snake patterns, as well as; heels, belts, ties, caps and bows.
Wish you a happy and pleasant Chinese New Year 2013