In reference to the Chinese calendar the Chinese New Year begins on 4th February 2013 until 3rd February 2014. It should be clarified that in Feng Shui we work with the Hsia calendar or the Solar Calendar whilst Chinese New Year celebrations are based on the Lunar calendar which falls on the 10th February for 2013.

Feng Shui energies change from year to year, therefore it is necessary to watch for the re-allocation of positive and negative energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions when the negative energy happens to arrive at important locations of our home and/or office or affects our Four Pillars (Chinese Astrology). See blog on Flying Stars for 2013

If you are born in the year of the Pig, Tiger or Monkey or have them anywhere in your Four Pillars chart it is best to wear a Monkey Pendant for the whole of 2013. People born in the year of the Pig will anticipate more traveling, or movement such as changing jobs or moving house. It is ok to travel more and make changes such as moving house or changing your job. However, for people born in the year of the Pig it is recommended not to travel directly towards the direction of the Grand Duke, which is the south-east direction. Also for people born in year of Tiger or Monkey will suffer Three Penalty with Snake year – Such penalties will usually bring disharmony, irritation, worries and frustrations, as well as sickness, it is necessary to carry Monkey Pendant to minimize the negative effect.

For people who are born in the year of the Horse, the Snake year will bring “Flower of Romance” so one can anticipate a more sociable year with more opportunity to develop friendship with the opposite sex. People born in the year of the Pig will be into year of “Travelling Horse” and the Snake year will trigger more travelling and movement.

People born in the years of Yang Water and Yin water Heavenly stems – years ending with 2 and 3, such as 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983 etc will meet nobleman in the year of snake, this means they will encounter protective angels who will come and make everything smooth and positive. It is also generally a good year to give birth to children because all children born in 2013 will possess a nobleman in the Snake.