According to Chinese astrology, as we prepare to emerge from the Year of the Water Snake, 2013 into Year of the Horse, 2014, there are some exciting developments to take into consideration. The Year of the Wood Horse begins with the New Moon on January 31st, 2014.
The actual beginning date of the Chinese New Year – sometimes referred to as “Lunar New Year” – varies according to the zodiac and when the New Moon begins. The date is usually the second new moon occurring after the winter solstice.
In the Chinese zodiac, each year of the Chinese New Year is represented by one of twelve different animals. The animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Our year 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse.
So what is the Year of the Horse meaning for you? The individual nuances will vary according to what your Chinese Astrology sign is, but in general and for all in 2014 we can expect:
1. New opportunities, blessings, fortunate aspects present in love and money, and good luck in general.
2. Intensifying energies by June, 2014 in all areas.
3. An increasing feeling of a need for expansion and freedom.
4. Secrets coming to light, particularly family secrets.
5. Increase in spirituality, spiritual abilities, spiritual growth, and intense interest in all things spiritual, and particularly in esoteric and healing arts.
6. Rebellious, creative, or outspoken self-expression and artistic expression.
7. Fast paced happenings, events, and opportunities that come up suddenly, and bring a change of course or direction such as career or job changes, new business launches, and new home buying.
A few words of caution in the Year of the Horse: You may be tempted to overspend, spend without thinking, gamble, overindulge, or take risks you normally wouldn’t take. Try to curb those impulses. As well try to use your energy wisely rather than go full out, gung ho on something and then burn out too quickly. A steady pace and endurance will stand you in good stead.
While the Year of the Horse will require us to act quickly and sometimes with nothing more to go on but our gut feelings and intuition, so as not to miss out on opportunities, it does not mean that we have to rush in blindly or go willy-nilly at a full gallop into the foray without thinking things through first.
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