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Kong Hei Fat Choi!


Courtesy of my Malaysian heritage, my family and I tend to celebrate Chinese New Year more heavily then the conventional calendar New Year, so Kong Hei Fat Choi to you all!

Now most people believe that when you say Kong Hei Fat Choi (or the various derivations of the term) that they are wishing the receiver a ‘Happy New Year’, but in fact they are saying ‘Congratulations and be Prosperous’.

2010 is the Year of the Tiger – and since I am one – I feel that I should take a closer look to what it might entail for not only me, but everyone.

According to Chinese astrology, this year is one of the Metal Tiger, and people who like to talk about wealth will say that 2010 is a Golden Tiger year. However, when you look at the five elements, the colour representing metal is white therefore meaning that 2010 can also be regarded as Year of the White Tiger which can be considered to be bad as the White Tiger is connected to the symbol of jinx in Chinese history.

All very confusing.

Looking at your Chinese horoscope can definitely confuse you as there a countless explanations of how your year may pan out – but in comparison to the twelve Zodiac signs – it is something I tend to look into a little deeper.

Anyway, here are just two horoscopes for the Tiger for 2010.

The Tiger

Magnetic, passionate and grand! When the Tiger does anything, it’s noticed! Indecisiveness and stubbornness can mar the sparkle of the Tiger personality. On the one hand generous, on the other hand a little mean, it’s sometimes hard to know where one stands with the Tiger. Flexible, honest and truly entertaining, one has a friend for life with a Tiger.

The Fire Tiger (1926 and 1986)

Eccentric and dramatic, Fire Tigers are aglow with passion and verve. They are outgoing, expressive and look on the bright side of things. They have the Tiger’s natural ability to lead others and are able to excite others simply with their own gift of enthusiasm. They can be funny and have great senses of humour. Tigers are powerful speakers and have the ability to command and persuade crowds through speech. Their own seemingly endless supply of energy can make them appear a bit dramatic, and it may make them more sensitive to cautious or down-to-earth approaches in others.

To friends, family and anyone that is reading this, I hope that you all have a very prosperous 2010 full of happiness, wealth and longevity!

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