The Year of the Rooster
Happy New Year (again)!
This week, The Weekly Beet wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR for the second time this year! February 9th marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year.....We're all about starting over, so you still have time to make those UnBEETable New Year's Resolutions. We thought we'd remind you that while the rest of the world is only 2005 years old, China has just celebrated its 4,703rd birthday.
Just like our calendar, the Chinese calendar is a yearly one. However, its start is based on the cycles of the new moon, which is why the date of the new year changes each year. Also, what's fascinating is that the Chinese name each calendar year after the name of an animal. Last year, it was the year of the Monkey and this year it is the year of the Rooster. Astrologically speaking, the Chinese believe the animal of your birth year is very similar to aspects of your personality. Kinda funny, right? Click here to find out what animal sign you are and what the Rooster year has in store for you in 2005.
We thought it totally appropriate to share with you some info from one of our favorite Astrologers, Suzanne White, who lives in Paris. She has written many best selling books including The New Astrology and Real Chinese Astrology, both of which she sells on her website. Suzanne gives readings to people on career, love, and relationships. She is pretty unBEETable and is not only a hit among Parisians, but is known worldwide as an expert on both Chinese and Western Astrologies. This is what Suzanne has to say about the Year of The Rooster on her website:
"Tighten your belt! Stash your cash. Freeze your credit cards in an ice tray and leave them there till 2006. Bury gold ingots in your wine cellar. And while you're at it, pinch a few pennies and... for heaven's sake... don't borrow any more money! The rigorous Rooster comes along every 60 years to extricate us from bad habits, reduce profligate spending and send us back to the salt mines with pick, shovel and determination. Roosters are taskmasters and (you may have noticed) they are always right. If you were thinking of outwitting the Rooster, forget it. Instead, engineer your every move with intricate foresight, employ elaborate strategies to get what you want, pay off outstanding debt, avoid malls as though they were crawling with lethal germs and stay your itchy fingers from roaming around the Net looking for "bargains". The Rooster is a born conservative and trust me, if you don't work hard, learn how to save your money and obey the law, by the end of 2005, you (and your accountant) will know whereof I speak. In 2005, White predicts: Austerity. Repression. Surveillance. More stringent traffic laws to ensure abject monotony while driving on the straight and narrow. Nosier tax inspectors and vigilant policemen wearing radar on their fingertips. Get the word "discipline" firmly planted in your brain for the next twelve months and you will be chuckling all the way down to that golden wine cellar.
What is favored during Wood Rooster years? Cutbacks. Reduction of waste. Solid infrastructures. Rebuilding of crumbling ruins. Quality products which last. The military. The system. Banks. Fine Art. Creative projects with redeeming social value. The Rooster year might not be knockdown-drag-out jolly; but it will be a time for righting wrongs, enforcing justice and building solid foundations. LOVE? Roosters crave love in the form of: high profile long-term relationships. Lengthy engagements. Eternal wedlock. Bevies of well-mannered children. Orderly households and long-standing friendships."**
From that, we get the picture that Suzanne is telling us that 2005 is all about getting down to business!! Prepare yourself for a pretty unBEETable year!
Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week!
PS. Check out this radio interview with Strength Radio. Dragonfly
Wellness shares some tips on sugar.
Check out Lane Nemeth, Founder of Petlane at Ladies Who Launch.
**Used by permission from the author.