Good Luck for 2015

 

Tangerine

 

Want some good luck to help you through the year?

Find out what lucky foods to eat and display to ensure a prosperous and happy new year!

Eat more of these foods to attract more luck in your life.

The Chinese New Year is an opportunity to honor family and friends and enjoy some of China’s traditions. Some foods are considered lucky because of the similarity of their names to other words in the language, such as the fact that the Chinese word for “orange”, 橙 chéng, sounds like the world for gold, 金 jīn, or that the word for “tangerine”, 柑橘 gānjú, sounds like the word for “luck”, 运气 yùnqì. The bright orange color of the fruits also represents the metallic sheen of gold.

Lychee Fruit

Money luck: bamboo shoots; clams; oranges, tangerines and pomelos (especially with the leaves attached); potstickers and egg rolls; whole fish. The head and tail of the fish also indicate a good beginning and end to the year.

Prosperity: lotus root; dried lily buds; sea moss.

Abundance: greens and rice.

Happiness: dried bean curd.

Reunions: meatballs.

Good omens: daikon radish; sweets; lettuce.

Relationships and marriage: chicken.

Fertility: lotus seeds, and eggs for creativity as well.

Family: lychees.

Longevity: noodles and peanuts.

Wishes: shiitake mushrooms.

Lucky colors:  brown, red, purple

Lucky numbers:  2, 7

Lucky flowers:  carnations, primroses

Lucky direction:  north

 

Year of the Wood Goat 2015

Year of the Goat

This year we celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015. The animal that represents the year 2015 is the Wood Goat. If you were born in the following years:  1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, then you were most likely born in the year of the goat.

People born in the year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle, mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

People born in a year of the Goat are very serene and calm. Therefore they tend to have fewer health problems.

If goat people are in mental and emotional good spirits, this should have a positive effect on their physical health. Eating fresh and organic produce, and eliminating red meat from their diet when possible, is an effective way to keep healthy. They should get out among nature and commune with the great outdoors. Fresh air, trees, and sunshine will all do wonders for their health. Goat people should have a regular schedule for meals and keep their sleep and waking times consistent.