It is a new year……………………..


Well, last year certainly was a slippery sort of one and I was so glad when it slithered off.

It is now the year of the Horse and, being born in the year of the horse as well as in the horse hours  (11am – 1pm) it has to be a goodie.  The year of the Horse starts on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, this new Moon also starts the month of the Fire Tiger making energy very strong and lively as the Horse year begins, a clear departure from the slower energy of the previous Water Snake year 2013.

Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict one’s  fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animal are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Dragon, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Year of 2014 is Wooden Horse. Because Wood (tree) is connected to the color of Green. Therefore,2014 is the Year of the Green Wooden Horse.

I am hoping now that it seems that the internet gremlins have departed the scene, and we are well into March, that The Magpies Nest will be all up on “the interweb again”.

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