When the New Moon rises tonight, it marks the Lunar New Year. Welcome to the Year of the Sheep, everyone! Gung hey fat choy!
What can we expect in a Sheep Year? According to Susan Levitt and Jean Tang in Taoist Astrology:
The year of the Sheep is a time of peace, calm, and contentment. Travel is highlighted as are relaxing vacations. Life's hectic pace is slowed and people are more caring, sensitive, and emotional. Family, close friends, and intimacy are valued. All the arts will flourish and creativity will flow, but such refined beauty and elegance is expensive, and debts may easily accrue. Sheep's love of peace prevents major political upheavals and severe weather changes.
To guarantee good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year, be sure to exchange a small coin with a friend today -- click here for details of this fun little ritual!