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

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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!

THINKSTOCK

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