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CNY 2022: Luckiest days (and times) to start work and deposit money

CNY 2022: Luckiest days (and times) to start work and deposit money

Fortune favours those who are time-sensitive

Text: Genie Leong

Editor: Adelina Tan

Image: Amos Yip for BURO Malaysia

Wondering what you can do to make the most out of 2022? Here are the best times to start work and deposit money, according to your Chinese zodiac, for an auspicious new year

As the first Chinese festival on the solar calendar, Li Chun aka 'The Beginning of Spring' is an important time as it signifies fresh starts and rejuvenation. This year, Li Chun falls on 4 to 19 February, which is good to know as depositing money into your bank account at the start of Li Chun is believed to invite a steady flow of income throughout the year.

Moreover, each Chinese zodiac sign has its own lucky times during Li Chun that are the best for banking in some cash. Additionally, there are favoured dates for each zodiac sign to cease and start work. Definitely worth taking note of if you're looking to start off the new year with good feng shui

Curious to know what these dates and times are so you can optimise your 2022? Check out the list below and remember to mark your calendars!

Best dates and times to deposit money

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These are the most auspicious dates and times during Li Chun 2022 for each of the zodiac signs to deposit money into their bank account, with extra lucky times emboldened: 

  • Rat: 4 February, 7am to 9am, 3pm to 5pm and 5 February, 1am to 3 am
  • Ox: 4 February, 9am to 11am, 3pm to 5pm, 5pm to 7pm and 5 February, 11pm to 1am
  • Tiger: 4 February, 5am to 9am
  • Rabbit: 4 February, 1pm to 3pm, 3pm to 5pm
  • Dragon: 4 February, 3pm to 5pm, 5pm to 7pm and 5 February, 11pm to 1am
  • Snake: 4 February3pm to 5pm, 5pm to 7pm and 5 February, 1am to 3am
  • Horse: 4 February, 1pm to 3pm
  • Goat: 4 February, 5am to 7am
  • Monkey: 4 February, 7am to 11am, 3pm to 5pm and 5 February, 11pm to 1 am
  • Rooster: 4 February, 7am to 9am, 3pm to 5pm and 5 February, 1am to 3am
  • Dog: 4 February, 5am to 7am
  • Pig: 4 February, 5am to 7am, 1pm to 3pm, 3pm to 5pm

Best dates to cease and start work

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According to Chinese beliefs, certain dates are inauspicious for particular zodiac signs to start work and could hamper one's business or career prospects in the new year. If the following dates conflict with your zodiac animal, you may want to consider taking leave for your peace of mind (though preferably leave 'good feng shui' out of your reasons to HR): 

Ceasing work:

  • 28 January conflicts with the Pig
  • 31 January conflicts with the Tiger

Starting Work:

  • 4 February conflicts with the Horse
  • 7 February conflicts with the Rooster
  • 8 February conflicts with the Dog
  • 10 February conflicts with the Rat
  • 14 February conflicts with the Dragon
  • 15 February conflicts with the Snake

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