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2016 Year of th Monkey
The Monkey

year of the monkeyMonkey ranks ninth position in the Chinese Zodiac. They are curious, quick witted and clever people energetic by nature. The weaknesses of the Monkeys are being egotistical, crafty and snobbish.
Years of the Monkey
1908*1920*1932*1944*1956*1968*1980*1992*2004* 2016

2015 Year of the Ram or Sheep

The Sheep
RamSheep simply looks for peace. They enjoy carrying on with life in their own quiet, individual way, content to be in the middle of it all rather than to be leading it. Sheep are quiet and calm people. They enjoy cultural things and focus much of their energy on artistic hobbies. Sheep are easygoing and relaxed, happy to be going with the flow.

Years of the Sheep
Sheep Years are eighth in the cycle following the Horse Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Sheep Year actually begins.
1907*1919*1931*1943*1955*1967

*1979*1991*2003*2015

Year of the Ram 2015
THE SIGN OF THE SHEEP
Sheep are nurturers. They enjoy taking care of other people. Like their animal counterpart, Sheep people are pretty calm individuals. Their personalities are quiet, reserved and soothing. They like to be in the company of others but do not wish to be in the middle of everything. They like standing in the back, watching contently from the sidelines, as others dazzle the company. Sheep will generally do better than they are aware because they are so good at keeping the peace and accomplishing the tasks at hand.

SHEEP FACTS:
People born in the Year of the Sheep share certain characteristics. The Sheep Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality.

CHARACTERISTICS
Smart. Artistic, Kind, Happy, Reserved, Insecure, Dependent

THE WOOD SHEEP 1955 AND 2015
Generally surrounded by a bevy of friends, these Sheep enjoy being in the midst of a crowd. People flock to these Sheep, possibly because they are so compassionate and helpful. Their sincerity can be taken advantage of and Wood Sheep may get their feelings hurt by undeserving sympathy seekers. Sometimes, Wood Sheep need to suppress their caring ways and take care of themselves.

Source: http://www.herongyang.com/

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2014 Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse 2014The Horse
Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, the Horse is the life of any party he attends. He is bursting with energy, always looking for the next place to kick up his heels and hang loose. He entertains friends and strangers alike with his humor and appeal.
Years of the Horse
Horse Years are seventh in the cycle, following the Snake Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Horse Year actually begins.
1906*1918*1930*1942*1954*1966*1978*1990*2002


THE SIGN OF THE HORSE
Horse people are extemporaneous and quick-witted. They are quite intelligent and use their practicality to their advantage in their business and personal lives. Their sharpness makes them quick to pick up new skills and are able to handle many tasks at one time. However, this ambition can be harmful because Horse people often don’t finish what they start for fear of missing out on the next big challenge.
Horses are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. They are good friends to have and will always be honest with you. Although they are good confidants, Horse people do enjoy their alone time and are usually independent people. They can struggle with obstinance and self-centeredness, which can lead to a flare of the temper if they don’t get their way. Usually, after an episode or temper-tantrum a Horse can feel remorse, yet not all people will be able to forgive their reaction.

Source: http://www.herongyang.com/

 

Chinese Zodiac Signs

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao in Chinese, is based on a twelve year cycle. Each year in that cycle is related to an animal sign.
     The Chinese zodiac follows the Chinese lunar calendar. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the rat, followed by ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
This Zodiac system is wide used in Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.

Zodiac Signs

The Rat

The Ox

The Tiger

The Rabbit

The Dragon

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The Horse

The Sheep (Goat)

The Monkey

The Rooster

The Dog

The Pig (Boar)

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2013 Year of the Snake2013 Year of the Snake - Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2013 - 10 February

In 2013, Chinese New Year Day falls on 10th of February

      The Year of the Snake, 2013, in the Chinese calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with water sitting on top of fire.  The ancient Chinese believe that having a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means the family will not starve.

 

The Snake is a powerful fire element, and it is also regarded as “Travelling star”.  As such, it may be a busy travelling year for many people and there will likely be traffic accidents especially related to air and sea.  Snake also represents the prosperous stage in the growth of plants. So it is powerful fire energy and will trigger fire disasters, explosions and energy issues.

    Also, the water fire element of 2013 is expected to bring prosperity to earth industries and metal earth industries

Characteristics of those born in the Year of the Snake: Acute, Aware, Cunning, Proud, Vain, Vicious

2013 Year of the Snake Years of the Snake - Snake Years are sixth in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year Holidays begin on the first day of the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.   

Snake Years: 1905*1917*1929*1941*1953*1965*1977*1989*2001*2013

References: herongyang.com and Ramond Lo Feng Shui website

 

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Year of the Dragon 20122012 Year of the dragon

Chinese New year - 23rd January 2011

Chinese New Year 2012 falls on January 23, 2012. This New Year is a cultural festival that is celebrated by Chinese worldwide as the Lunar New Year (1st day of the Chinese calendar) or Spring Festival. This lunar New Year in 2012 is the start of the period of the celestial WATER Dragon.

     The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend and to the Chinese a symbol of good fortune and power. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.

Year of the dragon - mymalaysiabooksPersonality of the Dragon

The Dragon is considered the most powerful and lucky of the Chinese Zodiac signs. Dragons symbolize character traits such as dominance and ambition. Those born in the year of the Dragons often prefer to live by their own rules and are usually successful. Dragons are passionate in all they undertake but this passion and enthusiasm but sometimes leave them feeling exhausted and unfulfilled. They are sometime see and proud and aloof.  Dragons are seen as intelligent, gifted, and a perfectionist but these qualities make them demanding.

      2012 is the year of the WATER Dragon. Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's temperament and makes him more perceptive of others.

 

Dragon Years

Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, Dragon Years follow the Rabbit and recur very twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date on the Gregorian/Western calendar, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Dragon Year actually begins

1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000

 

Reference:  herongyang.com

 

 

Year of the Rabbit 20112011 Year of the Rabbit   (3 Feb 2011- 22 Jan 2012)


2011 is the the Metal Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle consisting of 12 animals. (Note:
The 12 Zodiac animal signs (生肖 shengxiao) are, in order, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (ram or
goat), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.)

About the Year

The year of the rabbit starts on first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is on 3rd February 201, and ends on 22
January 2012.

    The Year of the Rabbit, 2011, in the Chinese calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with metal sitting on top of wood.
According to some astrologist, 2011 will be more peaceful than 2010 on the surface but there is disharmony, tension and surprise attacks and elements associated with assassinations and secret plots.

Personality of the Rabbit

A person born in the Year of the Rabbit is believed to be neat and tidy
Like the rabbit they are usually prefer to stay out of conflict and pretty quick to get themselves out of trouble.
They also do not like taking risks. The person born under this Zodiac sign feels attached to their families and also likes the company of others - not happy being alone.
The rabbit person tends to keep their emotions inside and is seen as being “cool, calm and collected” or being in control of the situation. He or She is often intelligent and shows interest in worldly things.

 

Rabbits and the 5 elements
Metal Rabbits – Years 1951 and 2011: Metal gives Rabbits more strength, resilience and determination. Metal Rabbits are more intense in their actions, whether they’re work-related or romantic.
Water Rabbits – Years 1903 and 1963
Wood Rabbits – Years 1915 and 1975
Fire Rabbits – Years 1927 and 1987
Earth Rabbits – Years 1939 and 1999
 

Compatibility

Those born in the year of the Rabbit is most compatible with those of the year of the Pig and Dog. The rabbit is incompatible with the Rooster and Rat.
 

Sources/ Reference:
1) Ramond Lo Feng Shui website

2) About sichuan china

3) World of Feng Shui

4) Chinese Zodiac

 

2010 Year of the Metal Tiger

Chinese New Year 2010 is on 14 February 2010

The Year of the Tiger begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011.
The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.... read what's in store for the year of the year of the Tiger below........

YEAR OF THE TIGER - February 14, 2010 to February 2, 2011
The Year of the Tiger 2010, (in the Hsia calendar /Chinese calendar) is symbolized by two elements – metal sitting on top of wood. The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese zodiac sign of 12 animals. It is a sign of courage and thus the tiger is revered by the ancient Chinese as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.

About the Year
The Year 2010 is the Year of the Metal Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011. In Chinese feng shui, Metal is the destroyer of wood and so they are on the destructive cycle and have conflict relationship. It means that the year 2010 may not be peaceful and more international conflicts are expected.

The Tiger is also part of 3 animals forming the fire penalty, and is an active travelling star. Thus the year will see more people travel and this should be beneficial to airline and tourism business. In 2010, the feng shui flying star number 8, symbolize earth element and children, is in the centre. Thus 2010 may bring some problems with earthquake and misfortune involving children.
The industries that is said to be able to perform well in the year of the Tiger are industries related to Fire and Earth elements. Fire industries are entertainment, finance and energy. However, the earth industries such property, hotel, mining, insurance may be active but not making profit as their money element, water is absent. The metal industry such as banking, machinery, engineering, computer, and high tech industries will be more stable than previous two years. Sectors relating to water such as shipping, communication, drinks, spa will be moving ahead with conservatism. Wood industry may not be doing very well as their money element earth is absent. (refer Raymond Lo)

The Tiger also forms a three ‘conflict’ relationship with the Snake and the Monkey. Such conflict means there is some hidden danger and may cause disharmony, worries and irritations, or hidden sickness. The clash between the Tiger and Monkey is a serious clash between wood and metal elements, therefore those born in years of the Monkey are advised to be particularly careful in 2010. As it is metal and wood clashes the danger could be associated with cars or machineries. Those born in the year of the Monkey or Snake are recommended to carry the pendant of the Pig which will help to attract away the Tiger, so as to minimize the negative influence of the clash.

Personality
The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac which symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability.
People born in the Year of the Tiger are generally well liked with charming personalities. Courageous, active, and self-assured, optimistic, passionate and independent and quick tempered but considerate are some of the characteristics of the Tiger. People born in the year of the tiger have a lively disposition and are forthright.
Tigers are natural leaders and have a strong sense of their own dignity. Born to lead, they can be stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge. They may tend to be selfish but overall, Tigers are extremely generous. They are often intelligent and always alert.

People born within these date ranges are born in the Year Of The Tiger:
8 February 1902 - 28 January 1903: Water Tiger
26 January 1914 - 13 February 1915: Wood Tiger
13 February 1926 - 1 February 1927: Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 - 18 February 1939: Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 - 5 February 1951: Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 - 24 January 1963: Water Tiger
23 January 1974 - 10 February 1975: Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 - 28 January 1987: Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 - 15 February 1999: Earth Tiger
14 February 2010 - 2 February 2011: Metal Tiger

References:
http://www.raymond-lo.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_(zodiac)
http://www.chinavoc.com/zodiac/index.asp
 

 

 

Year of the Ox - 2009

Chinese New Year - 26 January 2009

2009 is the year of the Ox which is also known by its formal name of Yi Chou. 己丑In the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with earth sitting on top of earth. The Chinese calendar year goes on 60-year cycle. 2009 is the 10-th year in the current 60-year Cycle. 2009 is Year 4706 in the Chinese calendar.  The Ox belongs to the earth element and is the second of the 12 animal signs.

Astrologists believe that it is a year for healing and relaxation from the turbulent times. It is a time for rebuilding and reconstructions from the damage of war, natural disasters and the financial tsunami of 2008.

2009 is represented by the “Yin Earth”. Those born in a day of “Yin Earth” are often moderate and harmonious. Some examples of famous earth people born on a “Yin Earth” day are Barak Obama, Celine Dion, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tchaikovsky, Larry King, Donald Trump, and Charles Darwin.

   The animal sign that is most unfavourable in the year of the Ox is the Goat. Those born in the year of the Goat will anticipate more travelling, or movements. It is advisable for them to carry the pendant of a Rat as protection to attract the Ox away. Those born in year of the Ox are offending the Grand Duke (also not auspicious) should also carry the Rat pendant to minimize the negative effect. Those born in the animal year - the Rat, the Snake, and the Rooster are in harmony with the Ox. However, clashes and negative affects can also impact any one who born of any animals a sign, depending on the birth dates – whether it is the month, or day or hour.

    The earth element of the Ox year favours the wood and fire industries, as wood conquers earth – it is a symbol of money favouring the wood industry, such as forestry, furniture, fashion, textile, paper, media, newspaper, etc.  The unfavourable industrial sectors in 2009 are industries of Water and Metal.

Year 2008 is year of the RatYear of the brown Rat

    In Chinese Astrology, the Chinese calendar has a twelve year cycle and each year is named after an animal – forming the 12 animal signs. All information about time – year, month, day and hour are presented in terms of the five basic elements – metal, water, wood, fire and earth, which represents the basic components of everything in the Universe. The year 2008, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with earth sitting on top of water.

2008 is Year of the brown Rat?

The Rat belongs to the strongest water element and it is the first of the 12 animal signs. It also represents the beginning of a new 12 years cycle.

The Year 2008 is a the Brown Earth Rat Year - As Earth is equivalent to the colour brown in the Five-Element system, 2008 is also called the Brown Rat year.

 

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