Saturday, January 24, 2009

TIME TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE OX ...

Time to get ready on Monday, January 26 2009 to switch from the Year of the Rat to the Year of the Ox.

It is said that during such a year, one will attain prosperity and balance through hard work and effort...

There is an easy way to understand Chinese Astrology and it is to look at the animal representing the year and observe it.

Quite easy to figure out, right? The Year of the Ox is an intense laboring one where you will have to puff and huff pulling the heavy cart of the past years behind you. Oh but you can do it! A bull is strong, it has might and it is quite solid on its legs.

Remember last year, Year of the Rat? That was the time when you were supposed to move fast on your little squirmy legs and put away all the grain you could find. Yes, to put away as much as you could so you would not be caught off guard starving during the cold season...

This is not the time to be rolling on your back in the mud and just being content like you would during the Year of the Pig. Or swing from one tree to another, make faces and have fun like you would during the Year of the Monkey. Or crow and show off like you would during the Year of the Rooster, or nap and stretch and not worry like you would during the Year of the Cat...

This is the year to roll up your sleeves and be prepared to do the things that need to be done even if there is a whole bunch of hard work coming your way for the months ahead. Time to be strong and sure of yourself, time to go back to the field like our ancestors did.

No time for passivity, not this year...

On this Year of the Ox, labour and effort will be the key words.

Did you know that Barack Obama was born during the Year of the Ox?

HAPPY YEAR OF THE OX TO YOU ALL !

6 comments:

Dee said...

It really makes sense when you see how last year went and considering the financial meltdown, this will indeed be the year of the ox! hm!

sweetmango said...

happy year of the ox to you too Lulu!!
That sounds like the forecast for my year, but that is good...hard work always pays off!
xxsm

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy New Year Lulu ! This was a great post. I love the idea of knowing there is hard work ahead but also knowing that you are strong and solid and capable of it all ! I want to feel that "strong like bull" feeling !I will work hard on it this year !

Cool fact about Obama being an Ox -makes such sense ! I am a Snake - they say Snake is the best friend of the Ox - I am ready to shed old skin and join my friend in the hard work !

Let's do it !

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Happy Year of the Ox to you! Your collage is just beautiful and the flaming heart one is just melting my heart away. What style and grace. I love it! I am such a fan. Once I get a few jobs I can purchase some of your wonderfulness. Thanks for stopping by once again! It's always a pleasure!

glorv1 said...

I didn't know any of this. I learned something new today that
prosperity and balance through hard work and effort... will pay off. Okay, that's great. Go OX go.
hehehee. Take care lulu and thx for the great post.

aliceinparis said...

Happy Year of the Ox! I think we've been needing the Ox for a while now.
Yay!