My better half is ready for her Tiger year...
My better half is ready for her Chinese zodiac year of birth or 本命年 Běnmìngnián...
One week away from the 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿, she is well-prepared for her special year, being a Tiger.
While people might think that your Chinese zodiac year will be a good one full of celebrations, it is quite the contrary. People in their zodiac year are 𝘃𝘂𝗹𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗸.
The mythology is that people will 犯太岁 (fàn tàisuì , ‘offend Tai Sui’) in their zodiac year. Tai sui initially referred to a star opposite of Jupiter which revolves around the Earth every 12 years, the same 12-year cycle as the Chinese zodiac signs.
It is common belief to 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗺, 𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 and to protect from any misfortunes, people 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗱, 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿.
Zodiac year people do usually not buy their own red clothes or accessories but should be given by family or friends. Common items are red underwear, socks or waist and wrist bands, decorated with jade or gold, also strong powers to conquer negativity.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘴. 𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘤𝘺𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.