On Feb. 19 we celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Wood Goat or Sheep. For fun let’s look at our 2015 Chinese horoscope for the year. Instead of the 12 zodiac signs, the Chinese horoscope uses 12 animals to represent each birth year, which also represents one of the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. For those of you “goats” born in 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, and especially for the wood goat born in 1955, this is your year! Goat years bring people together and encourage community-oriented activities, teamwork, creativity, and socializing to gain important business contacts. Because it is a wood year, plan carefully and be patient and practical; we can expect a year of slow growth. For all of us, 2015 will be a year of work. Go forward, not back or sideways. Get plenty of rest, graze and ruminate wisely, and keep your health strong.
As the Chinese New Year starts in late January or February, those of you born in late January or early February should read the horoscope for the preceding year. If you were born in January of 1981, for example, refer to the animal that corresponds with 1980. If you are curious as to how this year may turn out or what you may build upon, think back to 2003 for clues. To quote a famous goat, Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
On Feb. 18, we also celebrate a rare second new moon in Aquarius, which provides a second opportunity to meet new friends, join new groups, and make (or re-do) our New Year’s resolutions.
Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): Let your witty, fun-loving self shine in social settings. Focus on collaboration, building stability, and letting go of what no longer works in your life.
Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): Your hard work and reliability can lead to a better job this year. Go out more, you will likely meet lifelong friends. Romance your partner.
Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): Stay calm through the delays and don’t get discouraged, your ideas are being tested. In a new romance, pay attention to energy rather than looks. Pursue opportunities in academia by going to school or teaching.
Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): A lucky year to build lasting relationships. Don’t forget to add a line for fun in your budget. Stay out of people’s financial dramas.
Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): Your job success depends on teamwork and being a team player to get ahead. Keep your bank account happy. Don’t engage in power plays.
Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): It will be a busy year but you will attract what you need. Have small gatherings to make lasting connections. Keep adding to your secret bank account and invest wisely.
Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Although you love to procrastinate, you’ll need to get organized and focused, especially in your career. When in doubt, just let it go. A past love may re-appear.
Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): This is your year! Focus on networking and team building and apply careful analysis to big decisions. Accept all invites and allow your benefactors to help.
Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004): Your wits and wisdom may be tested, but don’t give up. For extra income, plan events and parties. Listen to the advice of your friends. Don’t settle.
Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): Time to be a team player to get ahead. Let go of what doesn’t serve you in the long run. This is a good year to let love burn slowly. Community service can open up job prospects.
Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Get out and mix, it will open up many of life’s possibilities. Pay attention to what your heart wants and to family matters. Be diplomatic and courageous with change. Expect major changes at work.
Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): Say yes to all invites, it’s time to play. Try not to pig out or you will be dieting next year. Use your superior communication skills to improve job prospects. When it comes to love, there is no rush. Be practical about whom you choose.
Michele Hagan is an astrologer and attorney, and a former college professor and emergency medical technician. While on a personal health journey years ago, she saw a doctor also trained in the ancient practice of astrology, who looked at her birth chart to assess her health condition and treatment. Not only did she get well, she learned how astrology can be an effective tool in many areas of life like physical health, relationships, career, and finances. To schedule a down-to-earth holistic health consultation, contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org; visit healthastrologer.com for info on her upcoming classes and to join her newsletter. ©2015 Michele Hagan. All rights reserved.