8 Lucky Charms You Need for the Year of the Wood Horse

8 Lucky Charms You Need for the Year of the Wood Horse

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In case you were asleep when everyone greeted January 1 this year, you still have a chance to experience the start of another new year: the Year of the Wood Horse, which begins on Jan. 31, 2014. This auspicious Chinese holiday is also called the first day of the lunar new year and the spring festival.

Chinese astrology/feng shui uses a combination of geographical information and the position of stars and planets to forecast luck and fortune for an individual using his or her zodiac animal. You can find out your Chinese astrology/feng shui zodiac animal here.

There is also a belief in using amulets or charms to ward off negativity and to generate more luck.

Red and Gold Merchandising in Quiapo is filled to the brim with all sorts of good luck charms, figurines, banners and whatnot. The staff can also give you a basic rundown of your luck forecast for the coming year and recommend charms that are particular for your zodiac animal. They’ll even energize your charms before you leave the store, like so:

Here are 8 lucky charms that will work for anyone, regardless of their zodiac animal, for the Year of the Wood Horse.

8. Annual Amulet
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The little label describing this amulet says “everyone will need this amulet in 2014.” It’s meant for unlocking all the abundance available to you and signifies that all the universe can be yours. Good deal!

7. Holy Gourd
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For good health and safety. Remember, these things won’t work if you don’t put in an effort to stop eating extra rice and all those extra servings of dessert.

6. Amazing Abacus
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For never ending income. The abacus, for those who may not know what it is, is a manual calculator. It is a reminder to keep an eye on your budget, otherwise, no matter how many charms you buy, you might end up with never ending bills instead.

5. Money Luck Coins
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Everyone wants to be rich! This charm may help you earn more, but remember, you have to put in the work for the energies to flow. Money won’t come to you if you just sit and daydream all day.

4. Scepter
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If you want to be successful in your endeavors, you have to think, feel, behave and work hard like a winner. Triumph won’t come if you don’t do your part.

3. Mystic Knot Charm
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The unending knot represents unending love, success, good life and longevity. The charm helps remind us that doubt, jealousy, envy, dishonesty and abuse of our bodies create knots that block our flow.

2. All-in-one Keychain
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This handy keychain combines amulets for luck, wealth, happiness, success and, most importantly, health. Of course, if you want to receive these things in your life, it’s also best to give them generously.

1. Golden Horse
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Approach this year with a full gallop and embrace challenges (work hard to overcome them and to learn from them) and opportunities (work even harder to maximize them) with this golden horse figurine.

Notice how there is a pineapple in front of the horse. In Chinese, the words for pineapple, if pronounced with a different intonation and accent, sound just like “luck comes.” Here’s hoping luck comes to all of us, Happy Year of the Wood Horse!

8List.ph is giving away this Golden Horse figurine to one lucky reader! Get a chance to win this figurine by earning raffle points below.Make sure to read the instructions on how you can secure as many entries as possible and maximize your chances of winning! Draw will be held on Jan. 30 and the winner will be contacted via email on Jan. 31, 2014.Please note that this raffle has ended. Thank you.

Red and Gold Merchandising is located at 176 Carlos Palanca St. (formerly Echague St.), Quiapo, Manila; across the street from Excelente Ham. Nearest LRT station is Carriedo.

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What do you think of good luck charms? What are your wishes for the Chinese Year of the Wood Horse? Share in the Comments Section.

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