Happy Chinese New Year! We're excited to ring in the Year of the Fire Pig — an event that happens only once every 600 years. This is the kind of year that brings greater opportunities for growth, expansion, prosperity and more. So, let's ditch that mutt of a Red Fire Dog year and harness the Fire Pig's unique energy for success in the new lunar year.
Beginning as always with the Aquarian New Moon (February 18th this year), Chinese New Year signals a time for fresh starts according to our planet's lunar calendar. It's a perfect time to invoke the power of ancient divination — in particular, the Chinese oracle known as the I-Ching — which is not only an oracle system but a source-book for martial arts, feng shui and Chinese medicine.
Start your year off on the right foot — use the I-Ching to wisely choose your personal priorities for the coming year. And all through the new lunar year, the I-Ching can help you steer yourself toward better decisions, better relationships and less stress!:smile:
Year of the Fire Pig
The Year of the Fire Pig — also called the Fire Boar — greets us on Feb. 18 and stays until Feb. 6, 2008. This year ends the 12-year cycle of Chinese astrology that started with the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Pig always brings completion, finishing in grandeur and perfection.
Connecting with the energy of the Pig brings you opportunities for growth and expansion. Especially if you were born in the Year of the Rabbit, Sheep, Tiger or Pig — those signs are definitely in for a great year.
Industries providing products and services that bring balance to life and stimulate the well-being of people will experience economic growth; including real estate, interior design and feng shui. The mining, hotel, insurance, high-tech and beauty industries will also benefit from the flexible Fire Pig. In the financial markets, all the products that bring innovation and comfort will break records — especially in the spring and summer. Fortunes can be made in a Pig year if you have enough financial discipline. Scandals are possible in the communications and airline industries in the last half of the year, though, so be cautious about where you invest your money during that time.
In political situations that previously seemed like they had no positive outcome, solutions will appear. Political leaders will resign or be forced out of office. Political changes can bring more peace, but without them the Year of the Pig may lead to more international conflict. The Fire Pig year can bring long-term rivalries to a head. Only new leaders focused on real change can calm the explosive political arena. New governmental order can then be created based on new forms, values and goals.
There may be a boom in travel this year, but more accidents in the air or in the water are likely. There may be dangerous explosions, especially in the northeastern part of the world — like China or even the northeastern part of another country not in that continent.
In the Fire Pig year, you need to improve your immune system as epidemic sickness can break out in the center of the world — like Europe or in the center of another country. Take care of your intestines and stimulate your energy system.
If you wish to be successful in the Fire Pig year; be flexible and open to changes, be disciplined in your finances (or get an excellent accountant), make sure your home has excellent feng shui energy, and tie up all the loose ends of the last 12 years. Prepare for the coming 12 years of good luck with a fresh outlook.