• Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger

    Welcome to the Chinese New Year! Last year for the Metal Ox, which changes to the Water Tiger for 2022. That’s a new animal as well as a new element. But before I explain the Water Tiger, let’s get to know a little about Chinese Astrology. The Chinese New Year starts on a different day each year and is decided using astrology. It begins at sunset on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice, in China. Western and Chinese Astrology have similarities but also have differences. Western Astrolog…

  • Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat

    Welcome to the Chinese New Year! On January 25th, the Metal Rat will take over from the Earth Pig of 2019. So, the Piggy is gone and the Rat is here. What will that mean for 2020? The Chinese New Year is astrologically based and starts on a different day each year. It begins at the sunset on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. This timing is at the sunset in China. Their system is different from western astrology in how it’s calculated. They use twelve signs but identify them with ani…

  • The Chinese New Year 2018 Earth Dog

    The Chinese New Year starts at a different date each year. The beginning is at sunset on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. All this is based on when it happens in China. Like Western Astrology, the Chinese Zodiac has 12 signs, or animals. This year the animal is the stable Earth Dog. This year will be quite a contrast to the volatile Fire Rooster of 2017 that is just ending. For a reminder about the out-of-control Rooster, here is an abbreviated excerpt from my last year’s Preview f…