To attract good luck and minimise bad luck, worshippers make offerings on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Sam Tsang
To attract good luck and minimise bad luck, worshippers make offerings on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Sam Tsang

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Year of the Tiger 2022: How to avoid bad luck this Lunar New Year – and why your Chinese zodiac might offend the Grand Duke of Jupiter

  • The Chinese zodiac’s 12 signs come from Jupiter’s 12-year orbit and the star ‘opposing’ Jupiter in each of those years is the all-important ‘tai sui’
  • Wearing the right colours or animal talismans during the year is said to help balance the bad luck of being born under a sign in opposition to the tiger – so where should you start?

To attract good luck and minimise bad luck, worshippers make offerings on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Sam Tsang
To attract good luck and minimise bad luck, worshippers make offerings on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Sam Tsang
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