The only logical place to be today is in the sun. The skies have stopped dumping ice crystals and only a lump of cumulous sits anchored above, but it is cold.
I’m very superstitious. If a black cat crosses the road in front of me, I will make a U turn, knock on wood and throw salt over my shoulder. I don’t walk under ladders or open umbrellas in the house. And I painted my front door beet red. But nothing is sillier than habitually reading a daily horoscope that has never been even remotely accurate. I’d be better off with the Ouija Board, Tarot Cards or even tea leaves.
A few years back I found out that, according the Chinese, my mother and I were both born in a Year of the Tiger. No wonder we were always at each other’s throats, I thought. We couldn’t help it. We’re impetuous, untamable beasts. So I decided maybe there was something to Chinese astrology that warranted looking into.
Didn’t last long. In 2017 tigers, whether born in 1926 or 2010, were guaranteed bodice-ripping, once in a lifetime, grand and passionate love affairs. Great news to my mother who was raring to go. But I greeted the news as one would an infestation of wasps. Actually, the wasps would be more welcome.
But today is the Chinese New Year and so predictions are everywhere. Here’s one of the predictions for tigers in this Year of the Pig.
The Tiger needs to be cautious in dangerous situations such as walking in narrow dark alleyways in the evening, high places such as cliff tops, busy building sites or participating in dangerous activities. It is advisable for the fire Tiger to wear a red string around his/her waist for the year, or to wear red socks or underwear for support.
I guess this means I can dawdle down dark alleyways at night, do cartwheels on cliffs and pirouette through dangerous work sites as long as I’ve got on my magic red panties.
26 thoughts on “Magic Red Panties”
Really fun post, Jan.
Thank you Jet! I hope the Year of the Pig is a good one for you.
Lol! I never heard of magic panties, but I’m happy they exist 😉
Only for us tigers. Not sure it the magic panties work for anyone else!
Sorry couldn’t find red but as I love this song I thought it just might do ! Great post .😁😁😁💜
Cool! Thanks Willow!
Hope you enjoyed it 💜🤗
This is funny, Jan.
Thanks Dan! Happy Year of the Pig!
Hah! My best friend is a Tiger. I’ve never fully appreciated the Chinese horoscope. I do fully appreciate your post.
I guess it can get quite complicated and depend on a lot of cultural beliefs. Chinese New Year is like St. Patrick’s day. We get to celebrate ethnicities.
Thanks! You too.
Greetings from the bulldog (dog in Chinese, Taurus in “ours”) who might tear your red panties apart if you flaunt them (because red). Also – and more importantly – I got a notification that I am to fetch something from the post office… It can be only The book. Tomorrow!
Oh good. Enjoy~
All I can suggest is that you rock the red panties and see where they take you. Nothing ventured, nothing gained 😉
You’re absolutely right!
If red panties get you where you need to be, then I say go for it. I’m sure that on a Tiger like you they’ll look great.
I’m a snake. How bad is it?
I don’t really believe that everyone born in the same year has the same personality or fate!
It’s fun anyway.
We don’t have Tigers in the family… This would be a fun idea for a gift 😉 I habitually read the Chinese Horoscope, and find it pretty accurate. Especially when it promises a disaster 😉
No tigers! Your family gatherings must be more harmonious than mine!
We have three Leos according to the traditional horoscope. They are… Leos 😉 But I love them all 🙂