Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gung Hei Fa Choi!

In true rat fashion, the year of the rat has scurried away taking our economic security with him. In his place comes the the spartan Ox. The Ox is a hard worker. Plodding day by day to accomplish his tasks he is undaunted by the enormity of the job before him. The ox does not have the ability to take short cuts. Instead he reminds us that diligence and focus with get the job done. The year of the ox is a time to get our houses in order. Pay off those bills - take that upgrading course we have been putting off. The ox represents honesty reminding us to get back to our roots and use integrity in all our dealings.
In the Chinese Zodiak I am a Dragon. This year the Dragon will need to be strong and focused in order to reach their goals. I am also supposed to take my and time and consider all advice. That is a tough job for me. I am used to flying by the seat of my pants and making my own decisions with out consultation. I have never been someone who trusted enough to rely on others advice much. Instead I figured if I was going to blame someone for screwing up it might as well be me and not someone else. However, I think the zodiak may be right. This year may be the year I need to seek more consultation. Listen intently and accept some outside advice.
For all my friends, Chinese or otherwise, I hope that the year of the Ox bring order to your lives. I hope that it instills in each of us a sense of responsibility for our neighbors around the world. I hope it sees us spending more wisely and ridding ourselves of the desire to have more and more things that we don't really need. I hope the slow pace of the ox allows us to meditate on what is really important in our lives and our world.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Guess what my Chinese calendrical animal is. Here is a clue: it is feline and has stripes. What were the chances of that? :)

    Not that I go in for astrological nonsense, Chinese or Western. Times are good, times are bad; people come a cropper or people thrive. Neither the stars nor the runes have anything to do with it though personal qualities go a long way to helping people survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. In the long run, though, anyone can win the lottery or stop a bullet. We are all equal in the eyes of milady Naked Chance.

    Which, somehow, I find reassuring.

    Either way, have a good year, whatever dates you run it from :)