• Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox

    Welcome to the Chinese New Year! On February 12, the Metal Rat from last year will be replace with the Metal Ox for this year. So, the quarrelsome Rat is gone and the hard-working Ox is here. What will that mean for 2021? First, let’s get to know Chinese Astrology a bit. The Chinese New Year begins on a different date each year and is astrologically based. It starts at sunset on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice, in China. There are some differences between Western and Chinese Astrol…

  • Chinese Astrology: Year of the Earth Pig 2019

    Welcome to the Chinese New Year! On February 4th, the Earth Pig will take over 2019, at least in Chinese astrology. It is said that a Pig year brings goodwill and prosperity and is one of the most beloved animals in their Zodiac. I have an Asian friend and called this the year of the Boar. She corrected me and said the Boar was too hard or mean of an image and she preferred to call it the Piggy and she always looks forward to a Piggy year. So Piggy it is. The Chinese New Year starts on a differe…