The tradition to wear specific colours
for New Year celebration in order to attract good luck in the coming year is popular all over the world. As everything is energy
- including colour, of course! - what you wear when the clock strikes midnight is believed to bring you all manner of luck
The same choice of colours is believed to bring you luck if you wear it throughout the year, as well as decorate your home
Is this true, though? Does it really work? And, most importantly, what is the choice of specific colours to wear based on?
For those who are anxious to find the answer right away, let me give the details for the coming year - the year of the Water Snake 2013. Afterwards, if you are interested where the tradition comes from and what it is based upon, we will look into that, too!
2013 is the Year of the Water element - the Water Snake - so to be in harmony with the energy of the year and befriend the ruling Water Snake energy, it is recommended to wear the colours of the Water feng shui element - all shades of blue
You can wear not only clothing, but all sorts of accessories in the blue-black colour scheme, such as jewelry
, belts, scarfs, etc. To make it even more powerful, you can choose jewellery with natural crystals and stones with the presence of water energy, such as turquoise
, aquamarine, pearls
, lapis lazuli
. Or, go for black colour ones, such as black obsidian
, black tourmaline or black onyx
In addition to water element, you can also wear the colours of the Metal element, because in the productive cycle of five feng shui elements Metal creates/supports Water. So, colours white
/metallic are also good in the coming year of the Water Snake 2013.
Are there colours that is best to avoid in the New Year, or at least for the New Year celebration? Yes, for sure. Least favourable colours in 2013 are the colours of Earth and Fire feng shui elements, respectively all earthy/light browns
and strong yellow
=> Discover Colour As Expression of Five Feng Shui Elements
The tradition to wear specific colours for each coming New Year is based on Chinese tradition, or, more specifically, on the feng shui theory of five elements
. According to Chinese calendar, the energy of each year is expressed in the energy of a specific feng shui element. There are 5 elements in feng shui - Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
=> Find Out the Element of Each New Year
Each element is expressed in specific colours, shapes, images or items that carry its energy. For example, the Water element of 2013 Year of the Snake is expressed in colours blue and black, flowing shapes
and, of course, various water features (such as fountains
, for example) or their representation (images or art).
Te interesting part, though, is that Chinese New Year
starts on a different day each year (and never on January 1st), so if you want to really use the Chinese approach and benefit from colours of the year, then you will also have to celebrate Chinese (Lunar) New Year, because this is when the year actually begins in Chinese cosmology.
In 2013, the New Year - the Water Snake Year - starts on February 10, 2013. This gives you another chance for a good celebration, along with a fresh new start, doesn't it?
Good luck and all the best in the New Year, no matter which colours you choose to wear.
=> How To Celebrate Chinese New Year
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