Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monkey flowers in Chinese New Year

Monkey flower or Mimosa is a flower that appears just once a year and you would think New Year’s celebrations also occurred only once. Think again! Yesterday’s Chinese New Year was the second New Year celebration we enjoyed this year and these celebrations are based on the lunar cycle, which occurs on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

Now here’s where things get a bit confusing. In mainstream Chinese astrology and feng shui, the real New Year begins on 4th February when the Sun starts a new solar cycle. It isn’t until then that the zodiac sign changes, so anyone born today or prior to February would still have last year’s metal Rabbit as their animal year sign. Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell you that in Chinese astrology books and is why we explain it here.

Due to our extremely busy schedule, this is our first blog of 2012 and we can’t stay long. We will provide our thoughts and comments on the new Water Dragon year around February 4th, but as a spoiler, Monkeys, Rats and Dragon signs will all flower or flourish in the year ahead.

The Tong Shu, Tong Sing, Chinese or farmer’s almanac, even The Book of Nature, (all the same book) has the following suggestions. Do; open a business and trade, renovate home or office, travel, lay foundations. Do not sign contracts in meetings.

It is our busiest time right now and we ask you to bear with us and we will be back as soon as we can. Until then, make the most of NOW!

Finn & Slim Shooey