Auspicious ways to welcome the Year of the Dragon

The Year of the Dragon or Jia Chen Year arrives on 10 February this year.

The International Institute of Tao Studies in Kuala Lumpur uses five approaches based on Tao Studies are used to find out what the Year of the Dragon will bring. These include Qi and Symbolic Implication of the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch, the Six Cylinder Theory, Numeric Implication and Theoretical Reasoning of Purple White Star, Implication of I-Ching Kua for the year and references from Zi Wei Numerology.

Jia is the Heavenly Stem which is Wood (green) and Chen is Earth (yellow). The Purple White Flying Star 3 (green) manages at the Centre Court. You need Water and Wood to light the Fire. The Phonic Sound is Fire (red).

Every colour is popular this year. Purple, red and black are in trend but the auspicious colours are green and black.

CHINESE NEW YEAR’S EVE, 9 February, Friday

12 noon to 2pm

  1. Aroma Tao cards, Tools and Pictures, Face South West
  2.  Crossing Pine and Fengshui Aroma Fire
  3. Set CNY auspicious decorations in position
  4. Flower arrangement
  5. Setting up CNY couplets

Other preparations

  1. Red packets –  RM168, RM159, put under the pillow
  2. Food – Whole Chicken, 2 fishes (one to eat on Eve, the other on CNY), dumplings
  3. Receiving heaven and earth water – 1am
  4. Light up whole house
  5. Stay up late for parents’ longevity


Open Door

8am to 10am, the earlier the better


Prosperity Door Opening Verses

Double Prosperity Door Widely Opened

Gold, Silver and Treasures Rolling In

Steadily Advancing with Naturally Opened Up  Pathways

Keep Advancing Confidently with Steady Progression

Aroma Tao setting

CNY Excursion

Walk towards South towards a house of worship, make a wish for the coming year


 Sunday 11 February, 2nd Day

2am to 4am, 8am to 10am

Monday 12 February, 3rd Day

12 midnight to 2am

6am to 8am, 12 noon to 2pm

Sunday 18 February, 9th Day

2am to 4am

12 noon to 2pm

Thursday 22 February, 13th Day

4am to 6am

Saturday 24 February, 15th Day

6am to 8am

12 noon to 2pm

Wednesday 28 February, 19th Day

8am to 10am

10am to 12 noon

6pm to 8pm

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Hooi Khaw Eu has been writing for the longest time – on food, health, travel and culture -- for newspapers, magazines and a news portal. She loves eating, cooking and drinking but balances it with a keen interest in natural health.

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