(BEIJING) — Goodbye dragon, hello snake. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, Monday marks the Year of the Snake.
In China, it’s believed the universe is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, wood and metal.
A Snake Year contains a lot of fire, which can mean energy — a good thing for wealth, progress and bounty.
It also contains water. Feng shui masters watching the financial markets in Hong Kong say a Snake Year will boost water-related stocks.
If you are born in a Snake Year, look to make yourself a safe haven: snakes like to feel protected. And stay away from tigers and pigs — the combination is no good.
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