Happy Year of the Ox! ? Gong Xi Fa Cai! ?
Chinese New Year begins today on February 12, 2021, and I’m wishing you a year filled with good health (vaccines, anyone?) and prosperity.
The Ox is the second of the twelve zodiac signs in Chinese Astrology and represents a year when perseverance, tenacity, and steady, methodical work will be rewarded. It’s a Metal Ox year, signaling a year to hold onto your money and use it wisely. This is not the year for going on spending sprees. Yes, you might have pandemic fatigue (who doesn’t?), but hold onto your checkbook, PayPal, Venmo, and credit cards this year. Stay prudent, save your dough, and spend just on the essentials. Keep a steady head and you will make it through.
The Strength card from the Animal Totem Tarot indicates that this year might be one where you find yourself facing considerable challenges and obstacles. It’s a time when curve balls are coming at you hard and fast and you might feel tested over and over again.
The Strength card is here to say, “Keep going, don’t give up, and don’t lose hope.”
When you’re feeling flustered or frustrated, embody the strength, patience, and steady nature of the ox. You have all the power within you to master the situation and stay the course. You can do this!
Questions to journal on this year:
- What are ways I can be more prudent with money?
- What is testing my strength?
- What can I do to bolster my strength and stay grounded?
Feels like we’ve had many new years in 2021 and it’s only February. How are you feeling this year? Pop a comment below and let me know. ? ?
Card: VIII: Strength
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, and The Contenders, a novel that asks, can enemies become friends? She is also the proud owner of Plaid Frog Press with her husband Marcus Donner. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
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