立春

作者 : Rosanna

 

I decided to write about the” beginning of Spring” to launch a series of postings that I will share on New York Metaphysics and Astrology Center’s website. I think it is a fitting topic as we begin our posting and prepare for the Chinese New Year.

Starting from Chinese New Year, I will start to share annual Fengshui flying stars for the nine directional chambers for the year of Snake 2013 and will post one chamber per week for nine consecutive weeks.

開始為紐約玄空星相硏究中心的網頁寫文章分享. 第一編文我選擇了寫 立春”, 春天的開始. 我想這較應節合時的話題, 應是一個好的開始.

從農曆新年開始, 亦會一連9星期, 與大家分享癸巳年的流年飛星風水.

 

 

 

 

立春 Beginning of Spring Season

 

For the Northern Hemisphere, January and February are the coldest months of the year.  While everyone feels the cold winter is lingering, the sun in fact is already located at 315 degrees longitude.  This is one of the 24 solar terms in Lunar Calendar representing the beginning of spring.  At this time, the land starts to defrost, temperature starts to rise, and all living matters become vital again.  For 2013, beginning of spring is at 00.15am on Feb 4.

 

The interchange between years is not on the first day of Lunar Calendar also known as Chinese New Year.  As a matter of fact, the New Year actually starts with the beginning of Spring Season.  Therefore, be aware of babies who will be born between Feb 4 - Feb 9 2013, for their Chinese Horoscope is Snake and is not Dragon.

 

Also worthy of mention is Feb 3, 2013, the day before the beginning of spring.  Translated  to “exhausted day “, it marks the last day of winter season.  It represents the fate of winter is exhausted and ended.  Traditionally, this date is not suitable to do any major decisions, marriage, grand opening nor signing contracts.

 

Finally, there is also a traditional custom for the first day of spring season, when folks share vegetables in a wrapper to make spring rolls and pray for good health.  This tradition is called “ Bite Spring ” .

 

 

 

在北半球上, 正當1, 2月最凍的時侯, 每人都覺得仍然處於嚴 寒的冬季裡.  其實這時太陽已到達經道或黃經315.  此時便踏進了每年24節氣的第一個節, 稱之為立春”.  這代表了春季的正式來臨.  即今年 201324, 零時15.  大地開始解凍, 天氣開始回暖, 萬物再現生機.  亦即是送走壬辰龍年, 迎接癸巳蛇年的一刻.

很多人都認為要到每年的正月初一, 才是新一年的開始.  其實不然, 新舊年的交替是由立春的第一日開始, 2013 24日便是癸巳蛇年的第一天.  所以今年嬰兒在24日到29日期間出世的, 生肖是屬蛇而不是屬龍.  小心不要弄錯.

立春是一重要日子, 但不能不提立春的前一日, 23, 稱之為四絶日”.   代表冬季最後一日, 大寒的氣數已盡, 即氣絕之日. 傳統上此日不宜作重大決定, 嫁娶, 開張, 簽合同等.

還有一個有趣的傳統習俗, 稱之為咬春”. 是在立春當天, 用飽皮或餅皮卷入生菜, 做成春餅或春卷, 大家分食, 祈求身體健康.

Rosanna

壬辰年季冬