May This Year Of the Wooden Horse Be Good To You
So as I recently learned… the Chinese New Year comes complete with one of the twelve animals (including the rat – popular people who are artistic, the ox – dependable and calm, the tiger – brave and courageous, the rabbit – trusting and make for good company, the dragon – great listeners and full of health, the snake – smart when it comes to money and enjoy the arts, the horse – hard workers and cheerful, the goat – wise and questioning, the monkey – hilarious and intelligent at solving problems, the rooster – deep thinkers and hard workers, the dog – keepers of secrets and full of trust, the pig – honesty and bravery follow the pigs wherever they go) BUT did you know Chinese New Year also comes with their own unique cosmic element?
Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and this year’s element which is Wood. Each has its own properties and since it’s the year of wood, expect growth in media related companies, lumber and any wood related industries, but there might be a downfall in real estate… you know… because horses gallop and could care less about settling down. Wood adds fire to the galloping nature of the horse and therefore expect pigheadedness to explode in the workplace and strong minded individuals to stand steadfast and be even more unwilling to move. Conflict may arise…
I’m a water pig… sounds appetizing I know… but trust me it’ a good thing. So this friend of mine told me that Chinese people try to have children on a Pig year, because it is very lucky and just good all around. Man, being a fat kid and being born the year of the pig was hell as you can imagine, but that made me feel a little better about being a pig. Well, that and Lady Gaga’s song “Swine”.
Kids are mean. But… if you or someone you know is having a baby this next year then rest assured there will be no teasing even if they do turn out to l’ve chocolate the way I did/do. Who wouldn’t want to be born with a wooden horse linked to your birth year? Horses are bad ass and wood is fricken awesome.
So Happy New Year – 新年好!! Gong Xi Fa Cai or if you speak Cantonese – Gong Hey Fat Choy
My Chinese New Years resolution is to convert my site into Chinese! Look forward to it in the coming year!