How to avoid bad luck this Lunar New Year – and why your Chinese zodiac might offend the grand duke of Jupiter in the Year of the Tiger

Anyone with family elders who consult the Chinese almanac will likely have been gifted talismans and lucky charms, and warned off certain activities, whenever we approach the dawn of a Lunar New Year.Those who dig a little deeper into what it is that your loved ones are warning you against will be familiar with the term “fan tai sui” which means “offending the grand duke of Jupiter”, which doesn’t explain all that much.In fact, as most of Chinese lore is linked to astrology, many deities are…


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