Wednesday, 23 January 2013

What now brown cow?

Today’s title has a slight change to its original elocution lesson purpose of demonstrating rounded vowel sounds. Being our first blog since mid-December, (and the first of the western New Year), we thought we would ask you “what” you want to have in our daily blog instead of “how”. Answers, not on a postcard, should be emailed to us and we will try to cover the main feng shui or Chinese astrology subjects.

Of course we will also try to be educational, and if you are a regular reader you will know that brown is a colour associated with the earth element and cow is another name for Ox. It therefore should come as no surprise that as well as petitioning your input, we hid this Earth Ox day in our title.

The Chinese almanac which is said to indicate the flow of nature, also lists various factors that determine whether the day is lucky or not. Today's recommendations are meditating or honouring ancestors, buying or making clothes, trading and signing contracts. It advises against digging foundations, or erecting columns or statues.

If you were born on an Earth Ox day, you are an independent thinker, strong and healthy with a creative flair and a knack for making money. You have an air of confidence, enhanced by your excellent expressive and communication skills, and an honourable attitude that attracts others to share life’s luxuries with.

Famous Earth Ox celebrities include Kirstie Alley, Gary Barlow, Mary J. Blige, Jeff Bridges, Phil Collins, Minnie Driver, Crystal Gayle, Richard Gere, Robin Gibb, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Jeremy Renner, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, Justin Timberlake, Sigourney Weaver and Elijah Wood.

As you might imagine, Ox signs are prominent today, whilst Roosters gain much needed support and Snakes are innovative. It brings change to Sheep, Rabbit and Pig symbols though.  All other signs are neutral. If you are unsure of your sign, get a free Chinese horoscope by clicking the link.

Send us your input and feel free to mail this to your friends. Although extremely busy, we will return tomorrow on a Metal Tiger day.
Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

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