By Edwina: Unlike the Gregorian calendar, where the dates of celebrations such as Christmas and New year’s remain on fixed dates; the Chinese New Year can vary on its day of celebration. This is because instead of following the solar cycle of the Sun (like the Gregorian calendar), the Chinese calendar follows the lunar cycle of the Moon. For those of you who were able to read my last blog will remember; there are 12.41 Moons every solar year (12 months), and therefore within a hundred year period the world will experience 63 years of 12 full Moons and 37 years of 13 full Moons. This is what causes this change, when the Chinese New year celebration occurs. So from year to year, though in the West we may be uncertain of when this celebration is going to take place, we can be sure that we are entering the year of the Earth Dog! But what does this mean for you?
WORKING OUT WHICH IS YOUR ANIMAL SIGN..
First of all we need to know which is your animal sign. Now if you were born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006 then the Dog is your sign, according to the Chinese calendar. Note; there are 12 year gap between each Dog year. This is because there is a total of 12 signs in the Chinese calendar. The other signs and their correlating years include the following..
The Boar – born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007.
The Rat – born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
The Ox – born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.
The Tiger – born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 and 2010.
The Rabbit – born in 1951 ,1963, 1975 and 2011.
The Dragon – born in 1952, 1964, 1976 and 2012.
The Snake – born in 1953, 1965, 1977 and 2013.
The Horse – born in 1954, 1966, 1978 and 2014.
The Goat – born in 1955, 1967, 1979 and 2015.
The Monkey – born in 1956, 1968, 1980 and 2016.
The Rooster – born in 1957, 1969, 1981 and 2017.
[Keep in mind, those of you born January/February would need to further confirm your sign elsewhere, due to the yearly transition tending to vary and compiling every single sign specifically, would make the above list incredibly longer]
So after February 16th, 2018 (date of the Chinese New year for this year) what should we expect from our relationships? In regards to each of our animal signs of the Chinese calendar?
YOUR 2018 ANIMAL FORECAST
The Earth Dog
Perseverance and integrity will be key for you this year, if you are going to remain in a positive state of mind. After all, you are so emotional and wear your heart on your sleeve. Try not to mix work with home life, leave it at the door and don’t allow your day to day interactions sway your normal behavior. Its the small things which are important in life. Do not let minor issues irritate you; for it will only cause upset in your relationships. Remain grounded in your world and don’t let your ego take control. Be selfless in the pursuit of old and new relationships.
If you are thinking of getting married or starting a relationship, you are in good stead this 2018. Indeed, for those searching for their twin flame, you will certainly be a magnet! So embrace opportunities for socializing, be light hearted and open to banter of others, and watch a chance encounter flourish into love! If on the other hand, you are already in a marriage, remain true and vigilant. Ignore the hearsay and be reminded of why you love your partner. For you are bound together and nothing can come between you unless you let it.
Communication is the main theme for you this year. Trust is everything in a relationship and it is what you should pay close attention to. Be sure of others true intentions, for commitment can be a scary thing for those who go into a partnership halfheartedly. Remember if it does not feel right then it probably isn’t and your intuition is a gift to be used for your greater good. So if you are in a more committed relationship, maybe marriage, just keep an eye for the signs. This is not to say your fate is set in stone it might just be time to remember why you love your partner.
A change of scenery can do wonders for a relationship and is something you might want to consider in 2018. If you are in a relationship, watch out for perhaps a bit of pettiness, on your partners’ behalf. For some reason, in your relationships, people will be just plain right touchy! Don’t let it phase you. You are who you are and there is nothing wrong with you, others are at fault. So keep calm and remain positive, we all suffer arguments in our relationships. We must take the good with bad, and maybe get online and browse trip advisor!
Sadly, at some point in most relationships, finances will rear its ugly head and cause a lot of unnecessary drama for everyone. For those of you married, you might find yourself in this sort of situation in 2018. The piece of advice which I can give, is talk to your partner, be honest and work through it. It is only by being open and clear on matters that we can find a resolution to our troubling affairs. For those of you who are single, you are urged to get out there! Meet with friends, take them up on invites, where ever they might take you. After all, they could lead to your twin flame! Whatever your status, don’t be a hermit.
The emphasis for you resides more with your vitality. A good vitality will, in turn, always impact your relationships. Therefore, if you work too hard, cut down on your busy schedule and spend more quality time with your partner. If you are single, socialize more. If on the other hand, you are not very active, now is the time to get physical and start a new regime! Joining a gym or starting Zumba would be a good move, especially if you want to meet new people. Either way, find a new balance this year and embrace the change.
Self-control will be a key component for you in 2018, if you wish to be successful in your relationships. Sometimes we all anger too easily, but by losing control, we are showing weakness to others. A ‘time out’ and venting when no one is around can be a very counterproductive act to do. It also avoids others getting hurt when we don’t really mean it. Respect others and do not jump-the-gun, allow your partner to be themselves and not have to worry about how you might react. If you can do this then you will only gain merit and grow closer to your loved one.
It’s looking like a great year for you! ‘Congratulations’ is what you might be hearing and love is surely what you shall be feeling! If you are single, prepare to be whisked off your feet in a dazzling light of romantic engagement. For those further down the line of a relationship, you could expect a proposal this year. And if you are already married, a baby might come into your life! Basically, it does not matter what stage of your relationship you might be, in 2018 everyone wants to be a Snake.. enjoy this time!
You will have to demonstrate a strong resilience if you are going to succeed in love this 2018. For those single, this might not be your year for meeting someone who is going to be worth holding onto. This said, if you feel you have found the one, prepare to work hard for what you want. If on the other hand, you are in a relationship, keep cool! There is nothing to be gained from ‘he said, she said’ scenarios. So step away from the drama, ignore others whispers and remind yourself of the good things in your life. The cup is half full, don’t let it become empty, not unless there is no other alternative.
Like the Snake, it is going to be a good year for you! ‘Congratulations’ is also what you might be hearing and love is surely what you shall be feeling! If you are single, prepare to be whisked off your feet in a dazzling light of romantic engagement. For those further down the line of a relationship, you could expect a proposal this year. And if you are already married, a baby might come into your life! Basically, it does not matter what stage of your relationship you might be, in 2018 everyone wants to be, not only a Snake but also a Goat.. embrace this time!
Just go with the flow. Sadly, not everyone will be meeting someone special this year and this is where you might find yourself. Take it in your stride, nothing is certain but perhaps focus on ‘you’ this 2018. By all means socialize, but do not try to force a situation, for it could lead to disappointment. If you are in a relationship, remain grateful for what you have got and ‘be in the moment’. Do not anger over minor issues, your frustration is misguided and does not serve you well. Just go with the flow and remember; good things come to those who wait.
In a relationship? If so, be careful of giving out the wrong signals to other singles. No one appreciates a jealous partner, but you are being advised this 2018, not to fuel the fire! Only with communication and quality time, will you be able to extinguish any unwanted fires. If you are yet to meet your twin flame, then patience will be your best friend. Do all the things singles do, go out and socialize, enjoy friends company, maybe even meet someone! Just keep in mind, though, this might not be the year for meeting your long term partner.
Well, that is how the Chinese Calendar interprets your 2018. Do you feel it resonates with you? Or has it helped you to understand how your partner is starting to behave? If you feel disappointed with your outlook, don’t be. If you would like to learn more about your 2018, on a personal level, be sure to get in contact with me. Together we will unravel your future and bring in positive energy.