• 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…

  • Astrological Preview of 2021

    While I was preparing to write this article on what to expect for 2021, I decided to go back and review my Preview for 2020. “Where do I start with this year? It’s going to be a real doozy, folks!” That was the sentence I used to open the article. A contentious presidential election, a world-wide pandemic, threats to the global economy; the list of doozies is a long one. I have been looking at the astrology of 2020 for at least the last 6 years trying to be optimistic about what I saw coming. …

  • 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…