The Chinese New Year doesn’t start until Jan. 31, 2014. but many people start thinking of the animal sign on the first of the New Year. The spirit of the horse is recognized in the Chinese zodiac as energetic, elegant, warm-hearted, intelligent and able, but also capricious with a skittish and anxious nature as well.
The year of the Wooden Horse is supposed to be a temperamental one, so if you feel like horsing around during the upcoming festivities, that may be particularly fitting this year. Just be careful with the fireworks! Since 2014 is meant to be a tempestuous year, prepare for a thrill ride ahead. Green, blue and yellow are all supposed to be lucky colors to wear, and lucky foods include fish and caviar.
The Wood Horse year is a time of victory, unexpected adventure, and an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. But you have to know when to act fast in a Horse year. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. However, events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
In Chinese astrology, a Horse year is considered a fortunate year. Horses were believed to be magical, to fly (like Pegasus), but with the Chinese Bodhisattva Guan Yin as its rider. Her white Horse flies through the heavens, bringing peace and blessings.
So, take a leap and fly. If it’s right, then don’t overthink it. The Year of the Wood Sheep (2015) will be one in which you can enjoy the comfort of the arts. Therefore, make the best of 2014—a year for freedom, adventure, good times. But impulse control not to overdo it or to overspend is the only boundary for the optimist who thinks everything will work out. Enjoy the Year of the Horse!
Happy New Year, everyone, and may some fire be breathed into your lives with good fortune, excitement, and the acceptance of transition and change!
I always like to look up the feng-shui and Chinese New Year after toasting with champagne a few days earlier. I found out that 2012 is the first black water dragon year in 60 years. (The other dragon years were not water dragon years.) The dragon is considered unpredictable and untouchable. Its mystery is never completely known. People cannot see its head and tail at the same time.
The dragon is the most powerful, revered symbol in ancient Chinese mythology. A system of twelve animals not unlike the western zodiac with symbols for each of the twelve months, the Chinese zodiac is organized by the order in which animals (including the mythic dragon) were converted by Buddha. The first was the rat (not ugly and inauspicious as in European mythology) and the dragon is the fifth among the twelve. It is the preeminent symbol of majesty, power, intelligence and wisdom. (Only the Chinese emperor, Son of Heaven, could wear the robe with the dragon’s five talons. Sumptuary laws prohibited anyone else from wearing this image.)
Black water dragon year–is the free spirit of the zodiac, the most auspicious as well as the most mystifying. Dragon years are considered especially fortunate for new businesses, marriage and children. Therefore, 2012 will be a year of head-spinning unpredictability, uncertainty, transition, change and energy.
The Water Dragon year, which starts January 23, 2012, ushers in a tumultuous blast of energy. Everything this year, good or bad, will seem bigger than life and larger in magnitude leading to a frenzy of change for the world, like the epic size and magical powers of the mythical beast! We all have lots of surprises in this Year of the Dragon– Happy New Year!