We’re knee-deep in Chinese New Year celebrations and by now, most of you might have already checked out your zodiac animal’s fortune for the Year of the Rat.
If things aren’t looking too huat for you, there’s still a chance to boost your fortune — if you are prepared to battle the snaking queues at the bank or cash deposit machines on the Chinese auspicious day of Li Chun (though some have resorted to online banking ‘cos not everyone can skip school or work to make a trip to the bank).
Li Chun, which signifies the beginning of spring, is the first festival of the Chinese solar year and many people believe that depositing money during this period can help increase their wealth in the new year.
This year, Li Chun starts at 5.18pm on February 4 and ends at 4.59 pm on February 5. But don’t just do your banking at any random time - there are auspicious times for each zodiac sign to ensure maximum huat-age.
According to Way Fengshui Group, the golden hours are between 9am to 10.59am on February 5, except for those born in the year of the Rat, Dragon, Snake and Monkey. Avoid depositing money from 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm on this day at all cost, and this applies to all zodiac signs.
Read on for our timetable for the auspicious times to deposit your money based on your zodiac, as well as your lucky colours (you know, just in case you want to don those shades to the bank). Huat ah!