Past Year’s Stories

Year of the Earth Pig – 2019


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, [...]

Year of the Earth Pig – 20192019-06-19T21:00:39-05:00

Year of the Earth Mountain Dog – 2018


"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 [...]

Year of the Earth Mountain Dog – 20182019-06-19T21:00:33-05:00

Year of the Fire Rooster – 2017


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 [...]

Year of the Fire Rooster – 20172019-06-19T21:17:54-05:00

Year of the Red Fire Monkey – 2016


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. [...]

Year of the Red Fire Monkey – 20162019-06-19T20:45:12-05:00

Year of the Green Wooden Goat – 2015


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 [...]

Year of the Green Wooden Goat – 20152019-06-19T20:48:11-05:00

Year of the Water Horse – 2014


Lunar New Year Houston 2014 As the wise Water Snake slithers back into its karmic Yin darkness, we sense a faint, but steady pounding of the earth beneath our feet as the old year wanes.  The Year of the Horse breaks through with the dawn of January 31, 2014.  This year, 4712 on the Chinese calendar, is the Year of the Green Wood Horse.  The Horse is a Yang creature- hopeful, optimistic and confident.  This Wood Horse Year will be filled with great energy and big dreams.  This Horse is ready to run free. Jump on.  Center your balance.  Ride [...]

Year of the Water Horse – 20142019-06-19T20:53:00-05:00

Year of the Water Snake – 2013


The Snake is wise. The Snake is unforgiving. Understand this to prepare for the Year of the Snake. The Snake is the most complex force in the 12-year zodiac cycle and its Year presents as "unsettled", at best. While history tells us the Snake Year has never been tranquil, it can be well spent in reflection, planning and in contemplation of long-sought solutions. The Snake Years' reputation for turmoil and "sharp dealings" can always be traced to missteps and excesses rooted in the preceding Dragon Year. These celestial serpents are inextricably intertwined. Unprecedented calamity struck in our last Snake Year [...]

Year of the Water Snake – 20132019-06-19T20:55:45-05:00

Year of the Water Dragon – 2012


One of five distinctly formative Elements energizes each of the 12 zodiac creatures every 60 years. While the Dragon Year comes every 12 years, the Energy generated by these core Elements as Wood Dragon, Fire Dragon, Earth Dragon, Metal Dragon, or Water Dragon years will present different challenges. All Dragon Years are considered exceedingly powerful. But, as you might guess, a Fire Dragon Year brings different aspect impacts than a Water Dragon Year. For more on this, check out The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, by Lau. The Energy of this Water Dragon Year will favor optimum expansion and growth, being [...]

Year of the Water Dragon – 20122019-06-19T21:00:03-05:00
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