HAPPY NEW YEAR, again! Well, officially The Chinese Year of The Fire Rooster begins on January 28th, which is only a couple of days away. I love the chance to have a do-over for a fresh new year, and observing the Chinese New Year ( a 14-day celebration) fits more in line with the natural ebb and flow of nature. It begins the day of the second new moon after the Winter Solstice and ends on the following full moon.
2016 definitely proved itself to be true to its character – The Year of The Fire Monkey! It created enough chaos and passionate energy for all of us! I know I am ready to let go of the frantic and intense energy that seemed to surround everyone and everything in 2016 and move into a more reflective pace.
Although we are heading into another Fire energy year, the Rooster brings a more focused, and a bit more introverted energy with the activity. Where the Fire Monkey was a double yang (active) energy, the Rooster struts in with a more yin (calmer) energy. The Rooster is about tending to its own barnyard and being a responsible community participant – leading from the heart rather than just charging in to get something done.
2017 will bring the opportunity for inner reflection, for us to consider what we truly desire to accomplish in our careers, finances, relationships, personal health and our communities and then taking the time to plan accordingly. What better way to prepare for this energy shift than to remove what no longer serves you in your environment. Remove the old and outdated to make room for the new!
It may be energy draining at times, as you sometimes may feel that you are all alone in your endeavors, but it is important for your health and emotional well-being to reach out to others for support. And don’t be afraid to crow about your accomplishments – you deserve to be recognized for your successes!
Find your tribe of kindred spirits and work together. Have a positive attitude, be open minded and create connection with others. Life is much richer and more harmonious in 2017 when there is respectful and sincere communication, collaboration and cooperation to achieve personal as well as mutual goals. I am focused on our country to do the same!
A beautiful trait of the Rooster is the ability to greet each day with a vibrant and upbeat attitude. Each new day is full of new possibilities and 2017 is filled with 365 of them. I plan on making the most of each one and I hope you will decide to join me.
Blessings for a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2017!