Today we begin anew. 365 days to make changes and try new things, forget old patterns and excuses and start something fresh. We being the year of the Wood Horse on the Chinese Zodiac on January 31st, 2014. Wood attributes are strength and flexibility, think bamboo. Bending in the wind yet strong enough to build a skyscraper. The qualities of warmth, generosity, co-operation and idealism. A Wood constitution will be expansive, outgoing and socially conscious; Someone that seeks ways to grow and expand. Wood heralds the beginning of life, springtime and buds, sensuality and fecundity. The Horse in the Chinese zodiac is also a flexible being. They are stubborn in their own ideas, yet flexible when listening to others. They are loyal friends and partners. In this year, let's use the flexibility of the wood horse to expand our world and our personal lives and take ourselves to new experiences. Whether it is travel or new surroundings, new people or better understanding of our relationships. Try a new class, a new food, a new book. Get out of your comfort zone and see what happens. Let the fresh energy of the year flow through all that you do. May idealism and cooperation be your mantra.
Have a wonderful and prosperous New Year.