August 2 - August 8, 2021
By the time you reach the closing days of the social and serendipitous month of the Goat, there is often a growing need for solitude and there are two reasons for that. The first is that after four weeks of being under the Goat's social influence and with a constant stream of places to go and people to see you are ready for quiet alone time. The second reason is that in the closing days of the month of the Goat a nostalgic and reflective Monkey Moon will begin preparing for the month of the Monkey and with it the wind down of this current personal 12 month lunar cycle. The Monkey Moon begins on Saturday and by the weekend you are likely to crave more solitude while still under the Goat's social influence.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
The start of any new lunar year always begs one simple question and one simple answer. Will this be a good year for me? This time the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’. Not all years are created equal and that is without taking into account the curveball that 2020 threw at us and while you can be having a bad year in the best of times and the best of years in the worst of times if the fundamentals are working to your advantage then it is easier to make the most of the best years and manage the more challenging years. Fortunately, you have the best of both in the Year of the Ox for while the impacts of 2020 might linger, this is now a known quantity. You know the challenges you are facing and this year doesn’t have the curveballs that last year did and if there is one thing the Rooster doesn’t like, it is surprises.
In the West, it is thought that the events shape the year but in the East, it is known that the year shapes the events, so regardless of where you are in your life or what you have experienced in the past, while things might not change overnight the Ox will slowly start to shape the events of the next 12 months. The Year of the Rat may have kept you grounded, but that was always going to be the case and as 2020 was a turbulent year, its focus on things close to home was an important anchor. This year couldn’t be more different, with the Year of the Ox a blessing on all fronts. Firstly, things will flow more smoothly, with the Rooster and Ox part of the same ‘triad of affinity’, both sharing a strong work ethic and a willingness to help each other out.
The Year of the Ox begins on 12th February and will run through to 1st February 2022 and as well as a year where there is support and things will run more smoothly, this is an especially good year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. This is also a good year for pregnancy, births, engagements, marriages or anything that you might want to celebrate, with plenty of opportunities for this over the next 12 months. The real advantage comes from the fact that the Rooster and Ox share the same work ethic. The Ox is not a spontaneous energy and while he will encourage play and creativity, not at the expense of taking responsibility. The Ox will demand that you earn time to play, take this seriously and when it comes to creative pursuits you will find that you have a whole new work ethic.
About the Rooster
A Rooster is brave, funny and witty. Entertaining and performing puts them in the center of attention, which is exactly where they enjoy being. They can be picky, vain and critical.
Roosters can be really eccentric and sometimes may seem selfish in their way of life. They are devoted to work and lifelong learning. Confident, motivated people, they may sometimes come across as pompous. While they can be brutally honest, they are also loyal and trustworthy.
Roosters are intelligent creatures that are reliable and self-efficient. They are good with money and sometimes manage other people's money better than their own. Punctual people with highly-disciplined minds, Roosters boast excellence at organizing people and things. They also love to be praised for it.
They are prone to changeable mood surges that leave them either extremely happy or very miserable. Similarly with their opinions and personal relationships, Roosters have no place for apathy in their lives. They either like or dislike intensely.
Compatible: Oxen & Snakes
Strained: Monkeys & Dogs