Gung Hay Fat Choy! Among other things, Feng Shui taught me to celebrate the seasons, moon cycles, cultural heritage, rituals and ceremonies. Let’s welcome the 2015 Chinese New Year – the Year of the Goat, Ram or Sheep. Most people I know are glad to see the end of last year and the beginning of a new year.
As the Lunar New Year starts there is a shift in energy from the qualities of the previous animal to the qualities of the new animal. Last year was a “horse” year with all the energies associated. Some of my new clients – those who had not worked with me, hence they didn’t balance the energies within their homes and businesses – said the past year was like “wild horses running amok” and there wasn’t any way I could control them. Many people were working hard as horse and carrying heavy burdens as horses can do. And there was a hesitation to jump over hurdles even when a person could see the “grass was greener on the other side of the fence.”
Do any of those statements sound like the energy of the past year to you? If so, you may want to consider learning more about the energies in and around your environments in order to balance them and take advantage of the great qualities this next year has in store for us.
The Year of the Sheep is very much about communication and hearing all that is being said including that which is being withheld. It was during preceding “sheep” years that “peace talks” and nuclear weapons treaties have been signed.
Another quality about sheep or goats is their ability to climb rocky cliffs as they get to better pastures. But in order to climb those cliffs, they can’t be carrying heavy loads. Our goal this year is one to release all that is weighing us down, whether that be items, negative people, limiting beliefs or anything else that is a heavy burden. It is a year of “Letting Go!”
There are greener pastures where we can graze with the others in our herd. Another way to put this is “family, friends and your tribe” are an area of comfort and contentment for the year. Plus, we are not to be worrying about everyone else. This is a year to “TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST!”
Sheep and goats are symbols of nurturing. Goats can give us milk, which makes wonderful cheese as some of you saw me post over the weekend. Sheep provide wool, a natural material that insulates very well – keeping the hot or cold from reaching us.
If last year you felt fractured, lost track of our vision, or worse yet, lost who you are at your core, this year can be a much better year for you. Just remember to let go of that which no longer serves you, climb to a higher ground where you can see your vision and then gently – without carrying the weight of others with you – make you way to the pastures where you can contentedly wander with kindred spirits grazing on the fruits of the land while a Higher Power watches over you.
Again, Gung Hay Fat Choy – HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!