Friday January 31st marked the 4711 Chinese New Year. We are leaving behind 2 years of the Chinese element of Water – Dragon (2012), Snake (2013) and entering the all consuming Year of the Wood Horse. Every 60 years the cycle is repeated therefore the last year of the Wood Horse was 1954. It started on February 3rd and ended on January 23rd 1955. If you were born in that period you are specifically a Wood Horse. 2026 will be the Fire Horse. Even though we are in a Wood Horse Year the natural element of the Horse is fire. It is about letting go in order to leap forward. What no longer fits was washed away in the past 2 years of subconcious exploration and what remains that we cling to so desperately may be burned away permanently if it does not serve us well. Left to their own devices a horse in the wild travels 140 miles per day. We mean hang on, giddy yup, tally ho. The caveat emptor remains don’t trample others along the way. Ancient China was known to eliminate women born in the Year of the Horse (most especially the Fire Horse) because of the extreme drive and masculine power they exhibited. The Horse men were encouraged (forced) to join the military. The Horse is Yang (masculine). Modern times we hopefully know better.
The Wood Horse color is Green. Look for harvest in all areas of your life. Wood fuels fire. Fire is the passion to recognize hopes and dreams. It represents new beginnings, heart’s desires manifested, dreams fulfilled. We are leaving the watery dream state of the past 2 years. Those were in preparation for what is coming. Get ready for the merry go round ride of a lifetime. Think in terms of unbridled enthusiasm, energy and clearing obstacles in our path. Unless we live to be 120 we only enter our element 2x in a lifetime (year we are born and our 6oth birth year) so a special KUNG HEI FAT CHOY (HAPPY NEW YEAR) FOR THOSE OF YOU BORN IN 1954 and THE VERY BEGINNING OF 1955.
From somewhere wishing upon a Star (while sitting with Secretariat and Man O War),
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