“Make your whole year's plans in the spring, and your day's plans early in the morning." In Chinese culture, Spring is a very important season. According to East Asian Luni-solar calendars, a year is divided into 24 solar terms. Lichun (立春) is the 1st solar term which usually begins around 3rd - 5th February, meaning that the winter ends and spring begins. Agriculture is one of the major industries in China, due to the weather, famers start to plant seeds in spring; and the plants grow during summer, then harvest in the autumn, so that they can store up the crops for winter. Therefore, Lichun will be a very important date for Chinese, as spring representing warm and everything being lively. According to the tradition, on this day, it is easy to get into a fight or argue with others, it is important to keep calm and escape from the conflicts.
And this year, the Chinese New Year is about two weeks after Lichun! Year of Rooster ends and the Year of Dog has come! Little fun fact – many people think that the Chinese Zodiac 12 animals sign (Sang Ciu生肖) changes on the first day of Chinese New Year, but actually it changes on the day of Lichun. Therefore, the Chinese Zodiac animals sign of baby born today is Dog rather than Rooster.
And start from tomorrow, we will post out Chinese Zodiac forecast of 12 different animals sign every day until Chinese New Year. Let’s count down together!
Reference: 香港雲巽匯李浩雲 | Feng Shui Master Li Hou Wan | http://www.lihouwan.com/