2014 Year of the Wood HorseGong Xi Fa Cai!!

In Chinese astrology, Horses are known for being strong-willed and unbridled as well as charming and intelligent.  The Horse is self-centered by nature and wants things done his/her way.  People born in the Year of the Horse are performance and success oriented, and have remarkable powers of persuasion.  They will set out to sway people to their way of thinking – in a most charming way!  People find it hard to resist the Horse’s positive and self-assured outlook on life.  If you were born in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, or 2014, you are a Horse!

Wood Horses are thought to be the most reasonable of the 5 types of Horses (fire, earth, metal, water & wood, after the 5 elements of traditional Chinese medicine).  Wood Horses are less impatient than the others, finding it easier to be self-disciplined and organized, but they are still very strong-willed and resist “being dominated.”  Those born in 1954 and 2014 (occurs every 60 years) are born in the year of the Wood Horse.

May this Year of the Wood Horse – 2014 – bring peace, joy, prosperity and great health to you and yours!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!  (Happy New Year)

Year of the Water SnakeWelcome to the Year of the Water Snake!

In Western culture, snakes are often feared, regarded as slithering, venomous creatures.

In the East, the snake has a different sort of character: it symbolizes transformation and growth. The Water Snake paves the path to rebirth, new beginnings and transformation. The self-assured and formidable Snake is a possessor of deep hidden wisdom and knowledge. The Water Snake is complex and always alert for deception and delusions. Its positive energy and objective focus offers us an opportunity to revisit and restructure our goals in search of answers and awareness.

The New Year brings new energy: the element of Water nourishes the seeds of growth, and along with the qualities of the Snake, these two together symbolize positive change. Old ways are shed in favor of the new – much like the way a snake sheds its skin.

People born in 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917 and 1905 are associated with the Snake energy. According to Chinese astrology, “Snake people” are very intelligent and intuitive, and prefer a calm, peaceful lifestyle. Water Snakes in particular are very influential, motivated, insightful, and highly intellectual. They work well with others and enjoy being recognized and rewarded.

Whatever year you were born, may you be prosperous, healthy and happy in this Year of the Water Snake!