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Chinese New Year 2014 – A Time of New Beginnings and Intentions

A Chinese proverb states that all creations are reborn on New Year’s Day, providing hope and energy for good things to come into your life.
Chinese New Year is not only a time for celebrations, but also a time of new beginnings and intentions. According to Eastern beliefs, how a year begins is a clue to how it unfolds. On January 31st, 2014 the world will celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year, in the Chinese calendar this is described at the 4711th year, the Year of the Wood Horse. Millions of people, not just the Chinese, are studying and reading the Chinese Almanac and calendar seeking to understand and benefit from the upcoming energies of 2014. In China, the Lunar New Year is known as the “Spring Festival”, heralding the start of a new cycle and energies both in heaven and on the earth. There is a full month of customs and traditions associated with this occasion. While some may seem odd to us in the West, they are steeped in ancient logic and custom.
Considered the most significant of holidays, the New Year integrates themes of family, friends, home and food. It is a time to bring intentions, resolutions and respect to practice and seek fortune, prosperity, longevity, happiness and health. Change is the inevitable fact of life: all energies change with time. The ancient Chinese discovered centuries ago that change occurs in cycles within predictable patterns.
2014 is the year of the Wood Horse and the vibrational signatures are Wood and Fire Qi. Knowledge is power, and strategy is the key to applying knowledge productively. If you understand what is coming you have choice, if you know what to expect, you can act rather than blindly react.
The days leading up to the Chinese New Year are very busy with preparation. Families prepare a month or more in advance. As you prepare for this holiday, think of the changes you want to make in your life and then let the power of the new moon and the New Year make them happen. Good fortune may mean love and romance for single people. For others, it may mean a promotion, increased prosperity, good grades, a job, better health, or improvement in existing relationships.
I wish you all the very best for a healthy and prosperous 2014!
Gung Hei Fat Choy!
Marlyna Los
Master of Feng Shui
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