As Lunar New Year arrives, it’s the perfect time to consider what 2022 holds in store. According to the Chinese Zodiac, we’re entering the Year of the Tiger which brings an atmosphere of change, risk-taking, adventure and growth. Lunar New Year is a festive time in Australia with live music, food stalls and fireworks on offer as well as the much-loved Dragon Boat Race held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The past couple of years have been difficult and draining for many which is why there’s a great sense of eagerness and elation for 2022. We’re witnessing a desire to forge new social connections and a willingness to consider life-changing choices. Analysts suggest the Australian economy will continue to return to its former pre-pandemic glory and with that comes a multitude of opportunities.
So, what does the Chinese Zodiac tell us to expect from 2022 and how can you harness the Tiger’s energy to prosper in the world of property? Let’s find out!
Learning from the Tiger
Chinese legend retells the story of how the once weak tiger rose to success by learning from the clever cat. The forest had grown chaotic with humanity in crisis and the environment in ruins. Over time, the tiger established order and replaced the infamous lion in the Chinese Zodiac as the king of all animals.
This empowering story leaves us with wisdom which we can carry with us into the new lunar year. By learning from others, recognising your own flaws and finding strength in your mistakes, you too can rise to success, as the Tiger did, to enjoy a year of abundance. Whether you are considering buying your first home or investing in a holiday house for the whole family to enjoy, 2022 may just be your year!
Keep an eye out for lucky numbers and colours
If you’re feeling inspired and want to try adding the concepts explored in the Chinese Zodiac, then we’ve put some ideas together for exactly that.
If you’re looking to buy your first house or apartment this year, you might want to consider choosing a street number aligned with one of the Tiger’s lucky numbers: 2, 4, 12, 22, 32 and 45. This is a great place to start.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, when it comes to lucky colours, the Year of the Tiger is associated with red, green, black and yellow.
Why not try refreshing a study with a warm yellow to brighten a space? A red door is a timeless statement and a great way to add character to any property. Replacing outdated window trims with a black finish is a simple trick to effortlessly modernise any room. For a splash of green, indoor plants such as the much-loved Monstera are low maintenance and improve indoor air quality.
A side of water, please!
The Chinese Zodiac suggests that the north-east areas of your home are linked with prosperity while the water element of 2022 is associated with calm, clear thinking. You could take advantage of your home’s north-east space with a water symbol which translates into wealth and abundance in the Year of the Tiger. Water fountains, fishponds or indoor aquariums could be a good place to start.
Expect welcome change
2022 is a year to adopt a flexible, open mindset. Situations could change quickly when you are house hunting. From unexpected news to lofty dreams turning into a reality, your ideal home could be around the corner if you remain calm, clear and attentive.
The Tiger is determined and daring but can just as easily struggle to manage their hot temper. By putting aside your ego and embracing a rational approach, you can take great leaps in both your personal and professional life. Adventure is the theme this year so be open to new opportunities when they arise.
2022 is set to be a rollercoaster of a year so hold on tight and buckle in. While changes are expected, success can be achieved by overcoming setbacks.
If you’ve been waiting for your chance to enter the property market, you’re longing for professional change or you’re ready to take a leap, 2022 may be the time for you to act.
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