Happy Year of the Rat

Friday, 7th February 2020

Happy Year of the RatHappy Year of the Metal Rat!  Saturday 25th January marked the start of the two week celebration of Chinese New Year, let’s take a look at what the Year of the Rat is all about.

Chinese astrology is based on a 12 year cycle with a corresponding element (wind, fire, earth, water or metal) and an animal representing each year.  2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. The legend goes that being the smallest of the 12 animals the rat had to use his intelligence and agility to win the race to the Jade Emperor’s dinner and thus won first place in the 12 year cycle.

If you are expecting a baby in the Year of the Rat you can except a gentle, diligent and energetic little soul. People born in Rat years are social yet orderly creatures.  They tend to be clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

Of the five elements in the Chinese zodiac — wood, fire, earth, metal and water — 2020’s element is metal. The metal element is associated with letting go of the old and bring in the new. The Rat, being the first sign of the 12 animals cycle in Chinese Astrology , is also considered a time of new beginnings. This coming year can been seen as a time of letting go of what no longer serves us, planning the future we want to see and making the changes necessary to make that future possible.

How will you harmonize with the new year?  What plans will you put in place? Health wise, taking extra care of your Metal element organs, the Lung and Large Intestine is advisable.  Adding our Chest Clear, Glow, Tummy Tonic or Immunity Healing Herb blends to your diet can help you with this!  Gold, blue, green colours are lucky this year and the lucky flowers are Lilies.

In the Clinic

This year we are making the big change from paper note-taking to digital note-taking! We’re very happy to be moving towards our paper-free green goals in 2020 but we do ask for your patience as we make the transition, hopefully it’s a smooth one!

Year of the Rat We bid farewell to Peter at the end of last year as he welcomed a new family member.  Keren also left on maternity leave and we welcomed Nicola back from maternity leave.  Elissa Lee is joining the team and will be available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. She is a wonderful, caring practitioner with many years of clinical practice behind her both as a therapeutic massage therapist and a Chinese Medicine practitioner.

The lovely Courtney has completed her post graduate studies in cosmetic acupuncture and is now available for facial treatments.  If you have had facial acupuncture treatment from Rebecca recently you’ll know just how good these treatments are. You receive acupuncture on your body to address any constitutional imbalances, a cleanse, poultice mask, jade rolling, facial acupuncture to address your skin care concerns, facial gua-sha, serum and moisturizer.  All our products are made here on site and are botanically charged to suit your skin. Your skin can’t help but glow!

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Our 2020 Timetable:

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Sunday
Annalise
9am -2pm
Nicola
8am – 1pm
Kim
8am – 2pm
Annalise
9am -2pm
Elissa
10am- 2pm
Kim + Rebecca
8am – 3pm
Courtney
8am – 3pm
Courtney
10am – 6pm
Annalise
9am -2pm
Annalise
10am -6pm
Rebecca
9am -2pm
Courtney
9am – 4pm
OR Michael
8am – 3pm
Kim
1pm – 7pm
Michael
2pm -7pm
Rebecca
10am -6pm
Courtney
1pm -7pm
Courtney + Michael
8am – 3pm
Elissa
2pm- 7pm
Elissa
2pm- 7pm

Annalise of course has many new and exciting things brewing in the background for 2020. Keep an eye on our brand new teas coming soon and some beautiful new body oils!  Happy Year of the Rat and we look forward to assisting with your health goals this year!

To read some past years check out the archive of Chinese Zodiac Posts. 

 

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