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Lunar New Year
January 26, 2009
Year of the Earth Ox

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              •             Mine is the stabilizing force
                            That perpetuates the cycle of life.
                            I stand immobile against the
                            Test of adversity.
                            Resolute and unimpeachable
                            I seek to serve integrity,
                            To bear the burdens of righteousness.
                            I abide by the laws of nature-
                            Patiently pushing the Wheel of Fate.
                            Thus, I shall weave my destiny.

                            I am the Ox.

Monday, January 26, marks the beginning of the new lunar new year.  Let’s look at what Theodora Lau has to say about the coming year.

We will feel the yoke of responsibility coming down on us this year.  No success can be achieved without conscientious efforts.  The trials and tribulations that the Ox Year brings will be mainly on the home front.  It is a good time to settle domestic affairs and put your house in order.
Way-out fashions, abstract art forms and newfangled notions will be given an impassive stare by the phlegmatic Ox, while politics and diplomacy will simply be treated with indifference.  Better stick to routine and support conservative policies.  Frivolities are out!
This year will no doubt bear fruit, but the motto is, “No work, no pay.”  Time waits for no man; if we are too lazy to sow then we can blame no one if we have nothing to reap.  We will find a great many things requiring our attention, and the list of what needs to be done will seem endless.  The Spartan influence of the Ox will be a constantly cracking whip over our heads.  Better to apply oneself diligently than waste time arguing with the authorities.  They will prevail, as the year of the Ox favors discipline.
Most conflicts this year will arise more from a lack of communication and refusal to give in on small technicalities than anything else.  But hang on and be patient.  Everything will be sorted out and we will be rewarded for our efforts- so long as we remember to do things the conventional way.  This is no time for tricky short-cuts.
For the rebels, it may be worthwhile to point out that although the stoical Ox is soft-spoken, he carries a big stick.  And this is his year.

From The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes

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