Sunday, January 4, 2015

Year of the Sheep (Goat) 2015

The Chinese year of the Sheep (Goat) will begin on February 19, 2015, according to the lunar calendar.  Each year, beginning from the Chinese New Year, is associated with an animal sign occurring in a 12-year cycle according to Chinese astrology. The Sheep is a Yin energy which represents Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility which is the primary and fundamental mood for 2015.

Traditional Chinese Dancer
Chinese New Year Parade, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Sheep is a symbol of the Arts and relates to passive and nurturing times. Banding together in faith and the belief that good will prevail will help to win over forces that refuse to comply with a peaceful way of life. The year 2015 is a year to use one’s mental abilities over force.

2015 - Chinese Year of the Sheep

The Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar which is why the day falls on a different date than the date on the Gregorian calendar used by the Western cultures. This holiday is based on an ancient myth where villagers in ancient China set out red lanterns and food every year to scare away Nian, a beast who would terrorize children and decimate the crops throughout the year. The Chinese New year today is still marked by people decorating their homes with good-luck phrases, Chinese art, and red lanterns.

Goat Figurines
Photo:  Vladimir Filonov/MT

Celebrities born in the Year Of The Sheep are: Mark Twain, Muhammed Ali, Barbara Walters, Nicole Kidman, Amy Lee, Clair Danes, Judy Davis, Kate Hudson, Veronica Lake, Jamie Foxx, Brandy, and Julia Roberts.

Visit the sources below to read more about the Chinese New Year and Chinese astrology.

What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Mine is the Sheep (Goat or Ram).


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