Over this past weekend (on Valentine’s Day, in fact) we celebrated 2010 as the start of the Year of the Tiger, part of a 60-year zodiac cycle that features a revolving combination of the 12 Chinese astrological Animals and the Five Elements, plus the properties of Yin & Yang.
We have moved out of the year of the Yin Earth Ox, and into the year of the Yang Metal Tiger. This is quite a contrast, so be prepared for a big energy shift.
Last year’s Yin Earth Ox seemed “stuck in the mud,” which felt completely right, didn’t it? If you’re like most people I know, you were very glad to see the end of 2009 and feel ready for a fresh start this year.
So you may welcome the arrival of the Yang Metal Tiger, an aggressive animal with sharp claws and quick movements.
My advice for this year: stay alert for big opportunities that will inevitably come your way, but keep the Tiger on your side by checking them out completely before you commit.
ps, Here’s a fun site with lots of information about celebrating the Year of the Tiger.
(Photo credit: Koshy Koshy on Creative Commons)