Happy New Year!
Here’s wishing you and your loved ones much joy, good health and prosperity in 2014.
I have much to share about this exciting Year of the Wood Horse, but first, I’d like to let you know about some fun upcoming events!
On Thursday evening, January 16th I’ll be speaking at Book’d in Burbank. Doors open at 7:30pm at Theater Banshee, 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA 91505. General Admission is $10 (Tickets can be purchased at the door – cash only).
Then Sunday January 26th @ 4pm, I’ll be at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena for Local Author Day! Admission is FREE. Come join us for a lively talk and discussion. Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91001. Bonus FYI: Vroman’s now carries Shanghai Love!
2014 — YEAR OF THE WOOD HORSE
According to the Chinese Calendar, a new moon on January 30 at 11:20PST (listed as January 31st on most calendars) marks the start of the Year of the Wood Horse. How does this play into the universe? And more importantly, what does it mean for you? We depart from the slower energy of 2013’s Water Snake, and launch into a period of fast victories, unexpected adventure and surprising romance. A hero in Chinese folklore, the Horse brings with him good fortune and luck. Decisive action and high energy brings victory. Production is rewarded!
Events move quickly though, so be sure not to gallop off in the wrong direction. The Horse symbolizes nobility, class, swiftness and determination. There is no midfield with the Horse’s fierce inspiration.
. In Eastern philosophy, wood relates to green trees, which is why the cycle is sometimes referred to as the Year of the Green Horse. The Horse is the strongest Fire animal of the 12 zodiac signs. Since 2014 is year of Wooden Horse, Wood can help Fire to burn and last longer. The last time the Wood Horse appeared was 60 years ago in 1954.
What does the Year of the Horse mean for you? Check out your birth year below for more:
Paul Ng, a professional feng shui master based in Toronto, evaluates how the Chinese zodiac will affect us — from the global political climate to what the world’s health will look like in the coming months. And most importantly, he tells us how our birth sign will affect us in 2014.
Horse: Born in 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918
The Year of the Horse means there is leadership linked with this sign this year, so your authority might grow. However, a horse’s hasty conduct can lead to irresponsibility, so take caution when gambling and/or fielding speculations.
Work: Those in positions of authority will do well, but unstable businesses, like the stock market, should be avoided.
Wealth: Don’t anticipate making a great deal money, and appreciate the revenue you do have coming to you.
Relationships: There won’t be a lot of excitement in your love life this year. If you’re engaged, you might want to postpone your marriage until the following year.
Health: Watch your health this year — you could tired and can catch bugs easily. Make physical exercise and rest an important part of your life.
Sheep or Goat: Born in 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919
This is a “linking” year for you. Benefit from your good relationships with other people, especially if you’re a male sheep.
Work: Those who work in the automobile industry, analysis, public relations, entertainment, surgery, and police work should expect to do well this year.
Wealth: Anticipate stability, with a slender growth in income this year. Streamline your investment portfolio.
Relationships: You’ll be loved this year, in fact, watch out for love triangles. If you’re married, make sure to exhibit lots of fondness to your partner.
Health: You’ll be healthier this year than last, but watch out for minor accidents. Drive protectively and take your time.
Monkey: Born in 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920
It’s important for the monkey to widen their reach–either travelling or moving–to increase success this year.
Work: Businesses that are good include areas based around movement—sales, marketing, travel, education, law, and finances.
Wealth: Money is poised to be good, including prospects for promotions and strong investment returns.
Relationships: If you’re single, this won’t be a promising time for finding love, but those who are married should feel assured in the continuance of their bond.
Health: Your overall health is good; but like the goat, be careful of accidents especially when driving.
Rooster: Born in 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921
This is revving up to be an extensive year for roosters. There are many opportunities for work and business, but your personal relationships could be unstable. Rely on friends for support.
Work: You do better outside an office than inside. Look for positions in police work, law and politics.
Wealth: Be cautious with your money—don’t gamble this year.
Relationships: There’s love headed your way, but look out for struggles in your relationships. Take a moment to think things over before continuing to quarrel or it could end.
Health: Small accidents could be an concern for you, and be aware of your heart and lungs.
Dog: Born in 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922
This is a lucky year for dogs. Everything from work and funds to relationships are on the upswing.
Work: Work within your innate creativity–the arts, music, architecture and writing. Even theater, TV and movies are great for you.
Wealth: Use instincts, rather than logic, rule when building an investment portfolio — it will help keep your money secure.
Relationships: Consider proposing if you haven’t already. If married, express more love toward your partner. Be humble when relating with others.
Health: Enjoy your good health, but be careful of overindulging.
Boar or Pig: Born in 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923
You’ll need energy at the start but be prepared for a great year— you’ll cultivate friends, experience breakthroughs and be supported in business.
Work: Good environments for you–metaphysics, religion, public relations, human resources, media and politics.
Wealth: Money will be secure for you this year, but don’t wager or invest in speculative markets.
Relationships: Nothing exciting, but nothing bad here either. Your relationships stay flat but stable.
Health: You’ll feel better than last year. Even if you do become ill, you’ll recuperate swiftly.
Rat: Born in 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924
The rat is in opposition this year, so this could mean losing some money. Still, the rat sign is generally lucky, which will aid in keeping you out of trouble.
Work: Show business is great for you, including things like pageants and the arts.
Wealth: If not greedy, you’ll hang onto your money. Stay away from gambling though.
Relationships: Be quiet and patient this year. If not, many of your relationships will involve arguments and conflict.
Health: Be sure to get lots of exercise and rest. Body areas to watch for: the lungs, kidney and waist.
Ox: Born in 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925
The ox is in conflict with the horse, which could mean arguments with other people. However, the ox is a sign of authority, which potentially means promotions.
Work: Good environments include politics, the army or police work, where a promotion might be waiting for you. But watch out for enemies.
Wealth: Don’t expect a lot of money, but your income is proportional to your authority level.
Relationships: There isn’t a lot of romance expected for you this year. Be patient with the people in your life.
Health: Your health is fine, just watch out for small accidents.
Tiger: Born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926
This should be a good year for tigers. Be on the lookout for luck, joy, romance, spirituality and learning opportunities.
Work: You’ll do well in businesses that have to do with medicine (particularly surgery), the military, teaching, and philosophy. If you’re self-employed, expand your business.
Wealth: This will be a year of financial stability.
Relationships: Romance is in the air. If the opportunity arises, consider marriage. If you’re married though, be wary of temptation and extramarital affairs.
Health: Watch out for accidents, and be especially careful around sharp objects.
Rabbit: Born 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927
This is a year of romance, controversy, and lots of happiness. Just be watchful about your non-romantic relationships with others.
Work: Entertainment, speaking and sales all suit you — mental work is better for you than physical.
Wealth: This year the more you work, the more you’ll make.
Relationships: Romantic entanglements await, but watch out for love triangles.
Health: There’s a minor concern about sharp objects, so be mindful.
Dragon: Born in 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928
This will be a good year for dragons, as horses and dragons together have great energy. Also, health and wealth abound.
Work: You’ll do well in surgery and the military, as well as spirituality—philosophy and religion.
Wealth: Trust your intuition on investments. You would do well in travel or trading businesses.
Relationships: Not a particularly romantic year for dragons.
Health: You have a general tendency towards accidents, but, you’ll be very healthy this year.
Snake: Born in 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929
Last year was a year of conflict for the snake, so this year is a money year.
Work: Since this is your money year, finance and the stocks work well for you. Entertainment is another good area.
Wealth: Both your fixed and speculative incomes look good.
Relationships: If single, think about marriage. If already hitched, be sure to express love toward your partner.
Health: You’re prone to colds and flus this year so keep your immune system boosted. Exercise and get plenty of rest.
Whatever your sign and prediction, be sure to make the most of your year!