Thursday February 19th 2015 marks the beginning of the new year in Chinese astrology, the Year of the Wooden Sheep. You may also hear 2015 referred to as the year of the ram or goat as the Chinese translation “yáng” is the same for all these animals.
According to Chinese Astrology the fundamental mood for the Sheep is a Yin energy, a symbol of Peace, harmony and tranquility. It is a positive year for most, as the saying goes “sheep can’t go backwards”.
Globally in Sheep years we often see an emphasis on getting back to basics, using greater intuition to find solutions to problems and a joining of forces in order to fight any evil and destruction that has been brewing.
2015 is a year to use mental abilities over brute force. For those who wish to be aggressive, expect to be out-maneuvered by strategy and common sense.
The Sheep is the symbol of the Arts. It relates to passive and nurturing times. It will help the healing process with regard to past events caused by individuals who have little respect for the human race or life itself. It will be a year of banding together in faith and in belief that good will prevail and win out over the forces that refuse to comply to a peaceful way of life. For those who trust in goodness, happiness and success will follow.
Some traditional Chinese foods to celebrate the New Year include fish dishes, Chinese Dumplings, rice cakes and longevity noodles. Certain fruits are eaten during the Chinese New Year period, such as tangerines and oranges, and pomelos, their golden color symbolises fullness and wealth.
If you are expecting a child this year you can expect an intellectual, sensitive little individual who is emotionally strong and physically fit.
People born in the year of the Sheep are gentle, righteous, sincere, artistic, and elegant. They like to exercise moderation and be cautious in life. They are romantic and likely would choose partners who would protect them and give them the room to grow. (www.allchinanet.com)
Changes have already begun at Quiescence, our lovely practitioner’s Karina and Phoebe both welcomed new babies at the end of the year and are looking forward to returning soon. Our latest addition to the clinic, Gina, joins us from Castlemaine. Her previous workplaces, Bendigo Chinese Medicine and Apricot Grove have a strong focus on fertility and women’s health, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the clinic.
You also may have noticed we have a brand new look on our Quiescence website! www.chinesemedicinemelbourne.com.au please head over and have a look around, we welcome your feedback.
We look forward to the coming year with you, and wish you a healthy and Happy Year of the Sheep!