Category Archives: The Year of the Animal

Year of the Fire Rooster–January 28, 2017

All Chinese wisdom traditions, including medicine, divination, astrology, and feng shui, are systems of pattern identification that guide us in adapting gracefully to change. A world in flux is assumed; it is the one constant feature of life. Astrology is … Continue reading

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Year of the Wood Horse–2014

I thought I could stay safely hidden with the covers over my head, my preferred position during the 2013 Snake year. But the forward impulse of the Yang Wood Horse has finally coaxed me from my den. So, even though … Continue reading

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2013, Year of the Water Snake

This year’s Chinese Lunar New Year arrives on February 10 and ushers in the year of the Water Snake. In Chinese astrology Snakes are introverted, mystical, sensual, cautious, observant, quietly ambitious, and don’t like to be in the limelight. They … Continue reading

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2012, Year of the Water Dragon

The Chinese Year of the Water Dragon, which arrives on January 23, 2012, promises transformation and good fortune.  Of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, the Dragon is the only one that is not encountered in “real” life. It … Continue reading

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2011: The Year of the Metal Rabbit

  THE YEAR OF THE METAL RABBIT, 2011 Hang on. It’s almost over. If you’re reeling from the harshness and unpredictability of this past Metal Tiger Year, you’re not alone. Many of us, including this exhausted Metal Tiger, are more … Continue reading

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2010: The Year of the Metal Tiger

And now for something completely different…..February 14, 2010 ushers in the Chinese Lunar Year of 4707, Year of the Metal Tiger. Prepare yourselves. Tiger energy can leave you sitting in the dust at the starting gate, wondering where everyone went, … Continue reading

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