Practical Tips to Welcome the Year of the Water Snake 2013

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First practical tip is to put a fountain on the northeast part of your house.  Kidding:-)

February 10, 2013 is the day we welcome the Year of the Water Snake and like most Filipino-Chinese families our house is gearing up for practical ways to usher in good luck for the New Year.  Here are some of the easy to follow tips:

Preparing the House

Before the New Year hits,  you should ensure that the whole house is clean. This  brushes away any bad luck that occurred over the past year.  According to feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez in an article in Philippine Star, "The 'Disaster Star' for this year is in the center, so I suggest that everyone keep the center of their home neat, clean and clutter free.   Apart from keeping the center neat, one should also avoid placing anything dominantly red in that area.  So that you wouldn't fuel the fire of the 'Disaster Star' all the more."

According to,  Water Snake likes moist environments, so it is necessary to clean the bathroom. We need to wipe the floors with a damp cloth, because the water will remove the negative energy from the house.

Decorating the House

You must know that Snake is an aristocrat in Chinese horoscope. Therefore, the home should be decorated very elegantly. Snake adores classic and tradition. Therefore, we must choose luxurious items and antiques and classical decor. Place the porcelain and crystal on the table. And do not forget silver.

To welcome the Year of the Snake you can decorate the Christmas tree with one color. Then, the primary colors of the year of the Water Snake are black, gray, navy, blue and green. But, Snake likes and glittering gold and silver shades.


What Food to Prepare?

Prepare round fruits like oranges, apple, pineapple, dragon fuit, cake, candies and sticky cake (tikoy).  They symbolize wealth and good luck.

According to,   we need to have few kinds of meat on the table. Snake likes eggs, so we can make various salads of eggs.   Since snakes live in the forest, the New Year's menu should have an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables.

New Year's Eve dining table should have good wines and champagne, as well as soft drinks. But, do not forget the water.


What to wear?  

The most important thing to remember is that the Snake loves gold and silver. So, New Years dress should be glossy. Also, you can wear the dress in black, gray, navy, blue or green color. But make sure to include silver and gold ornaments.

One very important information. We should not wear anything that is made of genuine snakeskin. This might anger the Snake.

Another important thing, Snake likes long nails and shoes on high heels. On Chinese New Year make some classic hairstyle.


What to do at midnight on New Year's Eve?

A few minutes before midnight, in mind we need to thank the Year of the Dragon and remember all good things that have happened to us in 2012. At midnight, we need to look into a future filled with goodness and prosperity.

According to Chinese Feng Shui and Chinese tradition, to welcome Chinese New Year we need to open every door and window at midnight. In this way, the old year goes and the New Year comes with happiness.


What does the Year of the Snake bring in?

2013, Year of the Snake brings fireworks of passions and emotions, unexpected situations and sudden changes. It is a period of serene wisdom and rationalism. Water Snake gives harmony, good marriage and healthy children.

As a rule, in the year of the Snake there's a chance for favorable change in business with better salary and status, for each sign. This year is very good for the partnership agreements and contracts.

Year of the Snake brings joy and happiness for people in love.


What we need to do in the 2013 Year of the Snake?

Year of the Snake begins on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014. Snake appreciates tranquility and peace especially harmony in the family. Therefore, this year should be given to family. The most important thing is to ensure peace in the home and family.

Similarly, the Snake does not like spenders and prodigals. So, in the Year of the Snake we need to collect money for the big and important things. Snake likes material wealth, and therefore will help us to strengthen financial stability.

Snake does not like lazy and dirty people, but appreciates a comfortable atmosphere. Create a pleasant atmosphere for the whole year and Snake will be happy. In return, you will be rewarded.

 Happy Chinese New Year - 2013 Year of the Water Snake

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