Ring in the Chinese New Year on a fresh note
Conducive for creative beginnings, the year of the green sheep is a great time for people to get in touch with their artistic sensibilities
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, February 19, 2015 marked the beginning of the year of the green wood sheep. The New Year is a time when feng shui energies change for each animal sign. In other words, it is a time for endings and new beginnings. So bid farewell to the old year with a binge of spring cleaning. Dust and clean your house and let go of stalemate thought patterns. In short, adopt a positive attitude and get going. Remember the sheep is an animal that can only move forward, not sideways or backwards! So plod right ahead and persevere till the end!
The sheep is a slow but sure animal that symbolises stability and peace. 2015 portends a great time for marital beginnings and starting a family. By nature, sheep are gregarious and social and hence this year there is a spotlight on community, groups and family affairs. It is advisable to pay attention to the well being of family members.
Metal and industries related to wood are likely to prosper and those working in these industries are poised for luck and progress. Banking, engineering, computer sciences, metallurgy and high-tech industries come under metal while magazines, textiles and fabrics, paper etc come under the influence of wood. On the other hand, real estate will face fierce competition while the entertainment industry is likely to stay in neutral gear. Creative pursuits and originality will receive the recognition and acclaim that it deserves. So, if you are aspiring to make a career in the creative field, go ahead! Even a boring, technical project when approached with a creative standpoint and infused with passion will be a success!
Nagging interference, aggressive face- offs and arguments stress the sheep. So, avoid controversies and don’t meddle in other people’s businesses. The green sheep suggests prompt diplomacy in the face of tense situations. Employing tact and negotiation will work wonders. It’s not that conflicts and disharmony will disappear from the world just because this is the year of the mild Yin sheep reigning this year. However, countries, parties and individuals will be more than willing (and wise) to compromise and adjust in the face of clashes. So should you be adventurous like the sure-footed mountain goat or slow down like the farm sheep? In this six-part series I will take you through the luck and fortune of all 12 signs. Meanwhile, go through this checklist to prepare for the calm and mild wood sheep: During the New Year week, do not cut your hair and nails as this literally means washing away your wealth and cutting out your fortunes. Start the year on a debt free note! This means clearing all old debts, returning what you have borrowed and taking back all that you have lent ( like books and jewellery). The way your finances and accounts look on the New Year is a small trailer of what l i es ahead! Also keeping fresh notes of any denomination i n your wallet is an auspicious way to begin the year. Avoid wearing black and white-coloured clothes this week — they traditionally symbolise death and mourning. Go in for vibrant colours instead, especially red to bring in good luck and fortune!