Chinese New Year 2010 - The Year of Golden Tiger
2010 Chinese New Year Day is on February 14, 2010 in China's time zone. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 10:52 on 14-Feb-10 in China time zone.
If we apply Chinese lunar calendar system on the USA time zones, we find something interesting here. In the US Eastern Standard Time (EST), the new moon time is at 21:52 of 13-Feb-10. In the US Pacific Standard Time (PST), the new moon time is at 18:52 of 13-Feb-10. Therefore, the Chinese New Year Day for USA time zones is on February 13, 2010.
The new moon time is at 02:52 on 14-Feb-10 of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and at 03:52 on 14-Feb-10 of Time Zone GMT+1. That means Chinese New Year day is the same as China for European countries.
The Year 2010 is the 4707th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4707th year on February 4th, 2010. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Metal Tiger is the 27th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since (60 *78) + 27 = 4707, therefore 2010 is the Metal Tiger year, which is the 4707th Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2010 is the 4708th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2010 is the 4708th Chinese year.
2010 is the year of Tiger. Some people say 2010 is a Golden Tiger, White Tiger or Metal Tiger year. This is because the Stem-Branch Calendar is connected to Five Element theory. Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names.
The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year's page. From 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2010 is Male Metal Tiger the 27th of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Metal is connected to Gold and is equivalent to the color White in the Five-Element system, Year 2010 is also called the White Tiger or Golden Tiger year.
Why does Chinese New Year Day come late in 2010?
Usually the Chinese New Year Day falls on the date around late January on early February. Why does Chinese New Year Day come late in 2010? This is because that there are 13 lunar months in 2009. The extra lunar month of 5th Leap (intercalary) month in 2009 pushes down Chinese New Year day on the middle of February. Chinese Lunar Calendar tries to match up the cycles of sun and moon in the sky. Because every 19 years has 228 solar months and 235 lunar months, Chinese Lunar Calendar needs extra 7 lunar months in 19 years. That means every three years must need an extra lunar month. More about Lunar Leap Month...
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
Chinese New Year Festival in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore spans 15-day long till New Year Lantern Festival. The detail is at The Celebration of 15-Day Chinese New Year Festivals page.
The schedule Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in US major Chinatowns usually is on the weekend before or after Chinese New Year Day. You need to check the schedule at the Lunar New Year Parade Location and Schedule page.
2010 Year of Tiger - Astrology Calendar
In China's time zone, the first day of the Metal Tiger Year is February 4, 2010, because February 4th, 2010 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of the year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.
In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China's time zone, the time of the Start of Spring is at Feb-04 06:47. So the first day of the White Tiger year 2010 is on 04-Feb-10.
The time of the Start of Spring is on Feb-03 at 17:47 for US EST zone and on Feb-03 at 14:47 for US PST zone. So the first day of White Tiger Year in USA is on 03-Feb-2010.
Babies born in February 2010 may be confused about their Chinese astrology birth year animal signs. This is because it is a common misconception that the astrology animal signs begin on the Chinese New Year day. Actually, Astrology animal signs are base on the Start of Spring, the first day of astrology year. For example, if a baby was born before the Chinese New Year Day and after Feb-04 2010, then its animal sign is the Tiger, not Cow because the birthday is before the Start of Spring. If you are still confused about your animal sign, we have an Animal Sign page for people to verify their Chinese birth year animal signs.
2010 Chinese Horoscope Forecast
To forecast our luck in the coming years, we first have to know what elements and animals are in our Birth Chart from Find Your Lucky Element page. 2010 is the year of Male Metal Tiger. Tiger mainly contains Wood and Fire. If your Lucky Element is Metal, Wood or Fire, then you will gain some degree of good luck in 2010.
The complete Chinese Five Element Astrology is at Chinese Astrology 2010 for The Year of White Tiger.
Tiger is kind of a complicated animal. Tiger has different relationship with other animals. Tiger and Horse together form a strong force of Fire. Tiger and Rabbit together form a strong force of Wood. Two Tigers together make Wood and Fire stronger. However, Tiger and Monkey have a fighting relationship. Tiger and Snake also have a hurting relationship. Tiger, Monkey and Snake are a bad combination for people relationships. Tiger and Pig have attraction relationship into Wood. Therefore Tiger could bring people luck up and down greatly and suddenly.
Some Chinese professional fortunetellers suggest people born in year of Tiger should decorate a Pig-shape stuff in their room or wear Pig-related pendants often in 2010.
If Chinese Five Element Astrology is too complicate for you, then try the animal sign Chinese Horoscope at 2010 Chinese Horoscopes using 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs by birth Year.
How to Pinpoint to the Lucky Days
People are always interested in knowing which days their luck will come. To determine the coming of good luck, we need to study the Stems and Branches relationships among Daily, Monthly, Yearly, Current Major Cycles and the Birth Chart.
There is an easy and simple way to find your really lucky day. First, the current Year must mainly contain your Lucky Element. Next, you look for the Month mainly contains your Lucky Element in the Stem and Branch systems. Then look for days that will contain mainly your Lucky Element. The theory is that Year brings Lucky Element into the Month; Month gathers the energy of Lucky Element and Day triggers the luck out. To find the Five Elements on certain month or date in from the following links. The easy way is from Chinese Fortune Angel astrology software.
What Will Happen To You? Any Money Luck?
It requires many steps to foresee your fortune from our web site. To make it easy for you, we have created a Free Daily Chinese Astrology for you. When 2010 comes, then you can see the Chinese Astrology prediction for your daily, monthly and yearly cycles. Our Chinese Astrology focuses on your Money, Career and Fame.
You are welcome to visit our site daily. We recommend that you come to check your fortune every month.
If you are interested in Chinese astrology and your daily luck, try our Free Daily Chinese Astrology.
If you are serious about Chinese astrology, then try your Year 2010 Chinese Astrology and Major Cycles Astrology.
If you are interested in your love relationship and marriage luck in 2010, the try Angel love Match reports.
Feng Shui 2010
The most unlucky direction is Yellow 5 at Southwest. Do not have any remodeling in the corner of southwest in your house. The Money Star is at White 8, the central area of the house. Find the special relationships between year 2010 and the houses is from Feng Shui Flying Stars page. More detailed information in the Farmer Calendar CD.