Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Gung Hey Fat Choy!


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!

29 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Happy Chinese New Year. I'm hoping to get to the parade tomorrow if it's not too cold. I live a block away from Little Chinatown in Brooklyn.
Mary

Gia said...

Happy new year! What animal did we just leave again?

DEZMOND said...

last year was supposed to be mine, since it was the year of the horse, but it didn't really bring me anything nice :(

strangelynaked.com said...

Nice. I always forget when the lunar new year begins. I am holding you to, "Sheep's love of peace prevents major political upheavals and severe weather changes." If anything goes pear-shaped, I'm blaming you.

Snap said...

Happy 4712!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Happy Gung hey fat choy! To you.

Actually when I first saw the greeting, I thought, "Hmm - I feel gung ho for fat chops."

Thank you, and the sheep image is cute.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Peace, calm, and relaxing vacations? That's exactly what I need right now.

Jeanne said...

Happy Year of the Sheep! 'Bout time we had some quiet and relaxation! :o)

Suzie Ridler said...


Gung Hey Fat Choy!!!! I am so glad that we are in for a gentle year, that is wonderful news.

It is going to be interesting to see all the celebrating going on my new neighbourhood. Can't wait!

Dexter Klemperer said...

Be careful what you wish for: "Life's hectic pace is slowed"
Yeah, slowed by major snowstorms!

Leeanna said...

Gung Hey Fat Choy!!
My horse year is coming to an end. It was a so so year for me. But at lest it was better than the last few. Just hoping this one is better for everyone.

Robin Larkspur said...

I love this description of the Year of the Sheep. Sounds almost utopic, except for the debt part.
Baa-baa!!

lady M said...

Sounds like it is gonna be a good year with no political upheaval or weather changes!

turquoisemoon said...

hahaha...we'll see!!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Boy.....could I use a peaceful year. ......and what a perfect animal to use as a symbol. A sheep is so calm.

Jo

Missy George said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you..Does paper money count?? Eggs? That's all I'm exchanging today..Maybe a few germs..hope your day is calm.

Jim said...

And to you too, Debra! Peace and contentment to all in the coming year.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Yessss! I need more vacations and inner peace! Happy Year of the Sheep!

Francie M said...

No political upheavals? Does that mean 4 more years of the Conservatives???? Happy New Year anyway, Debra!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy Chinese New Year. Did I read travel and relaxing vacations?......it sounds like it's going to be a great year!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Holiday :-)

Guillaume said...

I knew how to say Happy New Year in Chinese, but never knew how to write it.

Incidentally yesterday I bought a book of Chinese legends.

Insomniac’s Attic said...

I was born in the year of the Sheep. My mug used to say, 'Avoids confrontation at all costs.' Pretty much got me all figured out. :)

Adam said...

you ever notice that the cat got left out of the chinese zodiac?

Rosemary said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you Debra - there seems to be some confusion in the land of Confucius as to whether it is the year of the goat, the sheep or the ram. I notice that Google has come out in favour of the sheep too.

Rommy said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I'm actually attempting to make traditional little sweets this year (celebrate multiculturalism through food - that's my motto). We'll see how they turn out. My kids are already very intrigued by the idea.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Makes me want to go to the Great Wall Chinese Buffet; but that is thirty-eight miles away and it is snowing on top of snowing on top of snowing on top of snowing....
Love Maine winters, but the Chinese buffet would sure taste good about now.
the Ol'Buzzard

Riot Kitty said...

I've seen that it's the year of the sheep and the year of the goat. Combine that and you get the year of the...oh never mind.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy New Year ;o)