The Pig Year wants us all to get along. Kind of refreshing, yes? Given the "risky business" of the 2017 Rooster preceding the dire reckonings and conflict of the 2018 Dog Year, "getting along" in this Pig Year will be a bit of a pendulum swing. All manner of deficiencies born of the Rooster & Dog years will be brought back into balance. So much so, we must not become too complacent. The Pig is a bit blasé', allowing for a certain carelessness. Inattention, perhaps bordering on the reckless. So, enjoy, but watch your money The Pig will calm things down, [...]
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"Good Dog!" "Bad Dog?" 2017 richly rewarded risk-taking, while the Fire Rooster's rude awakenings came home to roost amid the combustible chaos of the Chinese Phoenix Year. This 2018 Dog Year demands vigilance and caution. So, take care. This is a year of Accelerated Action. The Dog Year rewards fairness, fidelity and just outcomes. It will punish injustice and inequities. The Dog Year has a passion for fair play and honesty, trust and intelligence. Dog Years tend to nourish accentuated conflict, large and small; potential turning points in history. Careful disciplined conduct is called for. Especially negative and consequential outcomes [...]
Super Lunar New Year Prepare for a Year of Consequential Fowls! The Rooster. The Phoenix. The Wild Goose Chases... Our mercurial Monkey Year, chaotic & competitive, with its manifest mischief, leads us to this consequential Year of the Red Fire Rooster. The Rooster Year says it's time to "Wake Up & Get To It!" Interestingly, this Fire Year is attended by the Phoenix - the eternal karmic Firebird. Expect it to hover, come to rest and ignite new beginnings as the dynamics of this year's challenges play out. Think karmic justice. Independence and Equality. Success in Rooster Years requires sharp [...]
These people help make Texas spectacular Written by Clayton Maxwell. What does it take to be extraordinary? The Texans in these pages have each made their marks in vastly varied fields—from winemaking and writing to inventing a new way to watch movies—and they share characteristics essential to any true trailblazer: the bravery to try something different and the perseverance to carry their visions through. And for that, we salute this year’s Extraordinary Texans. If you would like to see a hundred lions and dragons dancing amid the roar of one million Lucky Red Firecrackers, then get yourself to Lunar New [...]
Dubbed the largest Asian celebration in the state, this visually striking Lunar New Year Festival in Houston is a Texas-sized Asian New Year extravaganza showcasing the rich diversity of the region. This two-day signature event features the authentic New Year tradition with 100+ Lions & Dragons dancing amid ferocious fireworks, world-class martial arts, tempting egg rolls, sweet rice & BBQ, drum performances, KidZone inflatables, hands-on children’s activities, and grand displays of one million Lucky Red Firecrackers. Learn more about the EverFest award
This Fire Monkey Year focuses more powerful karmic Yang energy on success for the Individual with personal initiative, not for the Group. This Year favors fortune for quick minds with brave hearts. Ingenuity, inventiveness and intrinsic insight will reap unexpected rewards for incisive risk-taking. The ingenuity energy of this Year rewards those who dare to be different. Original thinkers, with smart, unconventional solutions are destined to succeed in this Red Fire Monkey Year! The Red Fire Monkey Year is chaotic, dynamic, challenging and intensely competitive! Its exuberant high-speed pace accelerates progress & change in all life areas- business, technology, relationships, family & even in glacial government bureaucracies. [...]
Heads up! This will NOT be your typical Goat Year! There is a confluence of cosmic forces coming that portend the Good Fortune of Positive Outcomes. Traditionally, 'Yu Wei' or the 32nd year of the Green Wooden Goat (aka 'Ram' or 'Sheep') is symbolically represented as the 'lazy-days of passing summer' - a period of prosperity and well-being. Said of this year: "Its diligence applied to hard work ensures prosperity". But, the 2015 Goat Year will unfold to be much, much more than that... For most, economic, social & political upheavals roiling these past years forced our arduous labor, struggling [...]
Daniel Hiroshi Watanabe In Celebration - 1929-2014 Daniel Hiroshi Watanabe, age 85, died in Houston on December 28, 2014. Born August 6th, 1929, in Los Angeles, CA, to Takeo and Tai Iwasaki Watanabe, he moved to Japan at the age of 6. While still in Japan, he joined the US Army and served as a Military Intelligence Translator in Occupied Japan and the Korean War. He returned to the US and received a BS in Bacteriology at Penn State, a MS in Microbiology at UC Berkley, and a PhD in Virology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In 1964, he married [...]