Gong hay fat choy is a traditional greeting for Chinese Lunar New Year.
In addition to the twelve-year cycle corresponding to each of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there are Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) that are associated with their own "life force" or "chi".
This energy blends with the corresponding animal to determine that year's fortune.
In 2022, the corresponding element is WATER.
The Year of the Water Tiger is also referred to as the Year of the Black Tiger, as the element of WATER corresponding colour is Black.
The Tiger is powerful, aggressive and courageous. In Chinese culture, the Tiger is considered the "King of all Beasts" and symbolises strength, tenacity, and boldness. Tigers love adventure are very competitive and confident. But, at the same time, they harbour a high sense of protective and supportive justice. Hence, they are held in high regard and well-liked by their peers and inner circle.
The Water element is associated with a running current, a river or a waterfall, not a static body of water. By its very nature, it denotes fluidity and flexibility.
Gong hay fat choy = Happiness and Prosperity
Wishing you all an abundant Year of the Water Tiger.