Aris Dervis 2006
Year of the Red Fire Dog
29, 2006- February 17, 2007
Chinese New Year!
what Theodora Lau has to say about the new year from her Handbook of Chinese
the year of the Dog will bring happiness and dissent in the same boat.
The Dog's domestic auspices will bring harmony to home life, patriotism
to one's country, and unwavering fealty to whatever cause you wish to
other hand, his rigid will power and unbending sense of justice will also
lead to major confrontations, with the weaker side getting the upper hand.
It is a year in which controversial issues will be awarded a hearing and
unconventional but effective changes will be introduced. Equality and
liberty will be advocated by the Dog's noble influence. We will become
more idealistic in our views, shedding some materialism by doing charitable
acts or otherwise championing some worthy projects. It is a year in which
we will shift away from the pursuit of the almighty dollar and become
a little more reflective. A perfect time to reassess our sense of values,
polish up our virtues and go on crusades against tyranny and oppression.
In spite of the Dog's dismal outlook, he brings stability because people
do not usually dare to challenge his authority when they see how intent
he is on keeping the peace. Needless to say, the Dog's resoluteness and
intensity will cause clashes, upheavals and rebellions of all sorts, but
it will be his good sense and largesse that will also smooth things out
in the end. His unselfishness will predispose us to be more bighearted
than we normally are.
This will also be a year in which we will wish we could relax more without
the cynical Dog constantly casting worries on our minds. Then again, perhaps
it will be the Dog's ever watchful eye that will be the main force in
keeping this time calm. Aside from this feeling of uneasiness, there should
be no cause for alarm. We can go about our business as usual since the
Dog makes the perfect sentry.
The Dog's year will lend integrity to our intentions and make us act in
good faith. Nothing should concern us as long as we stick to the righteous
dedicate this Monthly Spirit to our dear friends, Hope and Harry, as they
prepare to celebrate their sixth birthday.