2014 CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE HORSE
January 31, 2014 - February 18, 2015
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.
2014 is the Year of the Horse. The spirit of the horse is recognized by the Chinese people as making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. They are energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.
The coming 2014 year of the Horse will be a good and prosperous year for the Horse. Recognition or promotion brings him satisfaction and happiness. If the Horse can become financially independent, his money situation will become better and better. Horses are naturally lucky when it comes to money resources and career. All that is needed is for him to do is manage some aspects in his financial life. Plans are realized without much effort and he will be lucky playing his hunches.
In 2014 the Horse will be susceptible to contagious disease. Specifically, conditions that target the lungs. It is advised that the Horse not visit sick people or expose himself unnecessarily. Horses are more likely to be involve in accidents too. He must not break friendships or partnerships this year.
2014 is a year of the wood Horse. Friendly, cooperative and less impatient, this type of Horse could be the most reasonable of the lot. But he will still resist being dominated. The Wood element enables him to discipline his mind better and he will be capable of clear and systematic thinking. The Wood Horse will have a happy disposition and be very active in social affairs. Amusing and a good conversationalist, he is not overly egoistical and will not constantly vie for the headlines.
But, as he is progressive, modern and unsentimental, he will throw out the old and welcome in the new. Charges and new inventions capture his imagination and he will not shrink from trying the unconventional. He will like to explore many other fields but will try hard to fulfill his responsibilities first. The strong, high-spirited and sanguine Wood Horse does not have a lazy bone in his body, but he would do well to learn to be more cautious and discerning.
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