With the New Moon tonight, February 18 2015, we welcome the Year of the Yin Wood Goat (or Sheep, or Ram 😉 ).
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I encourage you to celebrate!
- Wear bright red clothing or accessories today and over the next few days.
- Clean up and remove any clutter that’s been weighing you down.
- Peel fresh oranges them to brighten and clarify the atmosphere in your home. Nine oranges are particularly auspicious because nine is the strongest, most Yang number in Feng Shui. It creates the greatest energy boost you can have.
- Indulge in a celebratory feast to get your New Year off to an abundant start!
- Carry with you a symbol of the Goat to attract the benefits associated with this lovely animal.
What does the fresh energy of the Goat Year hold in store for you?
The Goat is traditionally considered one of the gentlest, most sincere and compassionate signs in the Chinese zodiac.
(Find out here which is your Chinese astrological animal.)
For all twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, this year is likely to bring calmer and more peaceful energy than the past few “big energy” years of the Dragon, Snake and Horse.
If you are a Goat, the year may bring out your natural mothering nature which makes you the most sensitive and sympathetic of friends.
Goats are peaceful and generous in nature and are likely to be especially creative and artistic. On the flip side, Goats sometimes worry too much and can be over-sensitive to the world around you.
This year’s Yin Wood energy brings with it beneficial qualities of groundedness and strength. If you are a Goat, count on Wood to see you through the challenges that always arise when your birth animal comes around every 12 years.
The Goat’s best friends are the Pig and the Rabbit, and his opposite is the Ox.
If you are an Ox, this may not be your year. Instead of carrying a Goat symbol, carry with you the Goat’s protector, the Horse, who will shield you from negative energy.
Enjoy the gentle energy of the Year of the Yin Wood Goat. Next year we’ll welcome the lively Year of the Yang Fire Monkey, on February 8 2016.
I wish you the very best for the year ahead.
*In case you’re wondering, the Year of the Goat is also called the Year of the Sheep or the Ram because the word-symbol for Goat in ancient China also means Sheep or Ram in English.
(Photo credit: bagsgroove on flickr)