The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year


by Kimberly Teed

Legend has it that the Lord Buddha summoned all theanimals to come to him before he departed from earth.Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward henamed a year after each one. The Chinese believe theanimal ruling the year in which a person is born has aprofound influence on their personality, saying: "This isthe animal that hides in your heart."

Rat ...

If you were born in 1924, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96 you are aRat; you enjoy the good things in life, are imaginative,charming and very generous to those you love -- althoughyou do have a tendency to be quick-tempered and over-critical.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Keep your carefree Rat attitude in check this year. This isnot a year to live day by day.  Loss may be in the cards,unless you prepare for "the winter" and be diligent.

Ox ...

If you were born in 1925, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97 you are anOx; you are a born leader, inspiring confidence in everyoneyou come into contact with -- people count on you.  Thoughthose born under this sign tend to suppress their emotionsand hide them -- especially in matters of the heart.

* Your Snake Year forecast *This past year was full of challenges, now things are on theup. Some success is due, but unless you're careful one baddecision will see it all slipping through your hands.

Tiger ...

If you were born in 1926, 38, 50, 62, 74, 86, 98 you are aTiger; you are motivated by adventure and challenge. You'reimpulsive and a good leader -- who likes to be obeyed.  Buttigers are unpredictable and not good at making others feelsecure.

* Your Snake Year forecast *The Dragon year is over, which may not have been the bestfor you.  Now conditions are better and you'll shine.  Takecare of your health. Be practical in money matters.

Dragon ...

If you were born in 1928, 40, 52, 64, 76, 88, 2000 you area Dragon; you tend to be popular, full of life and enthusiasm,with a reputation for being fun-loving.  You are an energeticadventurer, with lots of ambition.  You may tend to beconceited -- but are still generous with friends and family.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Last year saw success, even if at first glance, it is notreadily apparent. Build on last year, and you should seesuccess.  Give respect where respect is due.

Snake ...

If you were born in 1929, 41, 53, 65, 77, 89, 2001 youare a Snake; you reserve much of your time for doing justnothing, but are admired for your wisdom, your love ofintrigue and playfulness. Though you tend to dismiss otherstoo quickly and are a bit stingy with money.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Balance is going to be very important this year --  balancework, spending, savings, ambition, and compassion.  Keepyour focus on the bigger picture.

Horse ...

If you were born in 1930, 42, 54, 66, 78, 90 are a Horse;you are worldly, at ease in society, and a goodconversationalists, love to be on independent and on themove.  Though you do have a fear of failure.

* Your Snake Year forecast *There is still a lot of turmoil around you from last year, weighadvice very carefully and trust your instincts.  Get rich quickschemes may seem attractive, but that glitters is not gold.

Goat (or Rams) ...

If you were born in 1931, 43, 55, 67, 79, 91 you are aGoat; you're gentle and a peaceful soul who hates work butloves leisure.  You are artistic, which can lead to bouts ofstubbornness and pouting.

* Your Snake Year forecast *After a year of consolidation and where you worked hardwith little to show for it, the year of the snake offers thechance to start cashing in. Carefully seize opportunities.

Monkey ...

If you were born in 1920, 32, 44, 56, 68, 80, 92 you are aMonkey; Monkeys are the most intelligent animals in theChinese zodiac.  You are at ease in public, can laugh atyourself and are skillful manipulator -- often getting people todo your bidding.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Modesty and moderation are not always easy for you, butbe tactful this year.  Envious people around you may try tobring you down. You have the ear of those in authority.

Rooster ...

If you were born in 1921, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93 you are aRooster; you are hard-working and definite about yourdecisions.  You like having your talents recognized, but hatecriticism.  Roosters are frank and you say what you think --even at the risk of hurting other's feelings.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Remember that there are positive and negative sides toevents in your life.  Don't be disappointed, if you build on thepositive aspects they become stepping stones to success.

Dog ...

If you were born in 1922, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, 94 you are aDog; you are loyal, logical and possess a high sense ofhonor.  Dogs dislike injustice, and you tend to distrust thoseyou don't know.  With close friends, they are fun andeccentric; but are introverted with others.

* Your Snake Year forecast *It's time to use your natural energies. Use the snake year toaccumulate. Be careful, however, remember that this is ayear in which you need to be balanced.  Beware of greed.

Boar (or Pig) ...

If you were born in 1923, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, 95 your area Boar; you are honest and generous, which means yousometimes are taken advantage of by others.  Boars arewilling to take the blame for their mistakes.

* Your Snake Year forecast *The early part of the snake year is an opportune time toacquire wealth. You may have as much failure as success,so plan for rainy days in the second half of the year.

Rabbit (or hare or cat) ...

If you were born in 1927, 39, 51, 63, 75, 87, 99 you are aRabbit; you are lively but tranquil, realistic and diplomatic.You are affectionate, co-operative and pleasant, with lots offriends though sometimes seem indifferent.  You lovereading and evenings spent at home.

* Your Snake Year forecast *Last year was not a remarkable year, this year is going tobring you some exciting opportunities. You'll do well awayfrom home, but properly take care of family matters.

About the author
Kimberly Teed is the editor of's weeklye-newsletter - PS.update - Features a *cultural* recipe from Beverly.  Subscribe witha blank e-mail to:


Back to The Holiday Index!


Seasonal Feature
Summer Harvest Tea

Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.

Read More…
Home & Garden

Harvesting and Using Summer Squash

Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.

Read More…
antibiotics online canadian drugs antibiotics antibiotics from canada