Chinese New year of the OX

Chinese new year – Year of the OX, the metal Ox, Who doesn’t love a bit of Chinese good luck! I’m a Rabbit! Although I connect to the OX through my Taurus bull sign 
 
 
 What are you? 
 
This starts Friday 12thFebruary 2021 and lasts until January 31st2022 
An ox year occurs every 12 years as with each of the Chinese signs. 
 
Chinese new year is also known as the Luna new year or spring festival. I love that! Marking the end of winter, the new year lunar calendar as well as hope for new life – how lovely. 
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In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture. Seen as hardworking, positive and honest, logical, intelligent and fit for leadership. The metal Ox brings abundance in work and symbolises strength determination focus work ethics and endurance. 
As Oxs have been used in the past to plough fields, we see this as a good time to plough new seeds into our life for future growth and abundance. 
Working alongside others to build stronger communities or stronger foundations will also be beneficial 
The Ox energy will be comfortable for some and harder for others – if you are keen to roll up your sleeves and put the effort in it will pay off, if you prefer to lark about and are easily distracted, it could be a harder year for you 
 
It also will bring a stronger sense of community and you could reconnect with old friends.
 
In many Chinese cities, and I am sure we would if we could, street performers can be seen, dragon dances, lion dances, and festivities with gold’s and red fabrics, bringing with them riches and good fortune. 
A family meal is custom, usually at home rather than a restaurant, reuniting family members, we can only dream of that this year! Dinner Is followed by Shou Sui, taking celebrations with the family outside for fireworks, staying awake through the night enjoying good times. 
 
Over the next few days red envelopes with money in them is usually given to children from adults, believed to warn off evil energies and grant a long healthy life. 
On the 15thday, the Yuan Xiao festival starts – the lantern festival, where people send wishes up and messages to their loved ones in spirit – I believe there are more animal friendly lanterns now as too many were found on the ground causing damage to our nature
 
 So, how does the OX Year effect each of the other Chinese signs? Let’s mix with a bit of tarot too, of course! 
 
Chinese Information inspired from Susan Levitt 
 
 
 
Rat
Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Next year of the Rat: 2032
This is a hardworking year for most but your lucky your mates with the boss! Rat is Ox’s mate so you may get a little more lee way! The Ox expects hard work and you are being asked to remain focused, and finish plans now. Put in more commitment and show dedication, more work effort will be benefit you. You ae asked to work more for others or in teams this years, contributing to the whole not just self.   
Tarot message
The Emperor  
Set boundaries so you are not a walk over, but be prepared to be step up your game if you want the results you desire – Take help or support from those in the know 
Ox or (Buffalo)
Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Next year of the Ox: 2021
This is your year! While others are working hard you can reap the benefits of previous hard work. A great year for all round contentment from your efforts in work, love and finances. You are not one to sit and laze about but you can take it a bit easier and enjoy the fruits of your labour. You’re the boss babe this year! 
 
Tarot message
The Empress 
Spend time nurturing your soul, pampering yourself or those you love. Take time in nature to connect to your roots. Enjoy the luxuries you have worked hard for. Pay attention to your health and well being nurturing your mind, body and soul 
 
Tiger 
Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Next year of the Tiger: 2022
You may find this year hard work when it comes to adapting. But rest assured it will be worth it. Frustrations could get the better of you if you allow them too.  You are being asked to be more serious this year, don’t let things get to you emotionally, stay alert and focused on the end goal. You ae being asked to work hard this year and not lose your temper, if you can do this then you have better odds at a more profitable year, Next year is your year to relax, but this year its all steam ahead to finish projects and tie up any lose ends 
Tarot message 
6 wands 
You can reach mile stones this year! Enjoy any success you do have but remember to keep going, not letting any celebrations go to your head. You will have a lot of people rooting for you to succeed. You have the endurance to keep going even further then you first think. 
 
Rabbit 
Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Next year of the Rabbit: 2023
You may feel frustrated with projects taking longer or delays in your plans, but that doesn’t mean this year is right off. Slow and steady will be a more approachable mind set – remember the tortoise won the race! This year is not the best year to make sudden changes, instead build a foundation strong enough to carry you through. Be patient and flexible. Resit making quick decisions. Put proper plans into place and work through them thoroughly and methodically.
 
Tarot message
Ace of swords
You will have many moments of clarification and break through’s, but equally you could over worry and cause your mind to be in a pickle! Try and stay focused, leave issues and worry behind and draw a line under what has been, make way for new thinking and new directions that are simpler and less hassle 
Dragon 
Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Next year of the Dragon: 2024
This year for you dragons it’s a lucky one! Mostly. You will have to work for your supper but expect steady progress throughout. If you have worked hard in previous years, You can enjoy the benefit’s this year. If you have been a little lazy Dragon, you can expect a slower return. With the Ox’s energy you are expected to work not just dream away your time. Being grounded will keep you focused for best results 
Tarot message
6 pentacle’s 
Find a balance with your finances. If you are looking for a bit extra cash you may get it, and if you are feeling extra flush, think about sharing a little with others less so. Pay of debt where you can, find a more balanced approach to material matters. Voluntary or charity work may come up this year
Snake
Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Next year of the Snake: 2025
This year could be a better year than last! The Ox blends in a harmonious triangle with the Ox & the rooster this year. Your work will be rewarded but you will need to be careful how you handle colleagues, relationships and challenging situations. The Ox year can project stubbornness and unreasonable behaviour
Tarot message
The Magician 
You have the magic touch! Dreams can become a reality. You have what it takes to manifest your desires this year but be aware of using manipulation to get what you want. Use positive creative power to enhance things not destruct things 
Horse 
Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Next year of the Horse: 2026
Last year may have been a difficult year for many especially the horse, but this year things are slightly easier for you. Last year the year of the Rat, is the Horse’s natural opposite. The Ox, however, won’t be as hostile toward you. Horse can succeed by maintaining more control in personal interactions, although, romance can be problematic. The Horse is easily excitable, but the Ox is more even-keeled and steady. Respect that and you will do well in 2021
 
Tarot message 
Ace of wands 
New creations, new ideas, new conceptions, its all happening for you Horses! Saddle up the time is now to act. You have a high drive and excitement to match! There is so much potential out there for you now you’ve just got to go for it! 
Goat or Sheep 
Birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Next year of the Goat: 2027
The Ox and sheep are opposite’s so this could be a challenging year, as if last year wasn’t enough! If Sheep cannot create new opportunities and has to perform what might be considered repetitive or mundane tasks, stay with the program and don’t allow your finances or morale to be low. Instead, it’s time to develop structure, reduce clutter, and stay focused. The Ox energy needs you to be organised and methodical in home life and working life 
Tarot message
4 cups 
You could easily get bored or fed up this year and want to hide or sulk somewhere in private. While this is ok for a short while, staying here could cause you more problems. Keep your head above water, reach out for help when you need it, and don’t lose hope things will improve, try not to miss opportunities when they appear 
Monkey 
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Next year of the Monkey: 2028
Monkey 
Monkeys ca be clever but also a mischief maker! They prefer fun rather than hard work and this year its all about hard work. Luckily your sense of humour and charming nature will win over but you may find it hard to remain on track and get things done this year. It will serve you well to put in that extra mile, roll your sleeves up and crack on but if you collaborate with others you could get away with light work. 
Tarot message
8 cups 
Ask yourself what is missing from your life, are you leading a 10/10 life style? You may have to leave things behind this year and go in search of what makes your heart tick. Deep inner work will be important to you and focusing on what’s important will help
Rooster 
 
Birth years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Next year of the Rooster: 2029
You are in for a lucky year! Your energies blend well with the Ox;s You are used to working hard and this year will be more comfortable as you continue doing so. You can recover from last years traumas and start to prioritise your daily routines. Remain dedicated and true to your self for bests results nut over all an easier year on a day to day basis
Tarot message
Dog 
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Next year of the Dog: 2030
You may not be so lucky this year, but can help that by being flexible and not meeting resistance this year.
The dog likes to look after the under dog and could be easily distracted while the OX favours a steady progress and commitment. Dog like to try to new things, The Ox likes stability and endurance 
Tarot message
8 pentacles 
Don’t spread yourself to thin this year, prioritise things and put in that extra effort to finish projects or things that you have already started. Put all your eggs in one basket and focus on what needs finishing before starting anything new 
Pig or boar 
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Next year of the Pig: 2031
Pigs like to follow suit and are comfortable with routine and steady working Work opportunities may appear this year, taking on the energy of the Ox strong work ethic will benefit your career advancement. Remain focused and your efforts will pay off 
Tarot message
Ace of cups 
Love is in the air! This could be literal with new relationships or improving current ones but also falling back in love with yourself. It will be an important year to find peace within and nurture your own soul. When you love yourself, within you can welcome love from outside. New creative ventures also feature, introducing more focus on spiritual matters or bringing in more creative vibes to your world 
Mystic Blessings and Happy new year!

Kate May Modern Day Mystic

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