Chinese astrology 2010 — Tiger heart, Tiger mind

February 27, 2012

Astrology, Metaphysical

Tigers can be dramatic, aggressive, passionate and competitive. Events happen quickly, and their effects can be far-reaching.

by Luckie Bosselman — 

The origins of Chinese astrology have been lost in the mists of time, but one story offers an explanation. According to the legend, during one Chinese New Year, the Buddha invited all the animals in the kingdom to come and meet with him.

Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, only 12 arrived. The first was the opportunistic Rat, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and finally the Pig. In appreciation, one year was named after each animal, and those born during the corresponding year would inherit some of the personality traits of that animal.

While it is not possible that everyone born in a particular year will have all the characteristics of the sign, the similarities that do occur are amazing. In addition to the 12 animal signs, there are five elements: Fire, Wood, Metal, Water and Earth. These elements either have a strengthening or moderating influence on a person’s energy and attitudes.

So, welcome to the Year of the Tiger — powerful, distinctive and fast-paced. Tigers can be dramatic, aggressive, passionate and competitive. Events happen quickly, and their effects can be far-reaching.

For example, it was in a Tiger year that the Chinese invaded Tibet. Political leaders may also find themselves under scrutiny for past actions and misdemeanors. This happened to Presidents Nixon and Clinton in past Tiger years.

As far as economics are concerned, results will be mixed. Some gains and rallies will be seen, but 2010 inventors must remain vigilant. On a positive note, Tigers are known for their energy and confident forward movement, which may be just what the economy needs.

Overall, it will certainly be an active year and a time of change, along with considerable opportunity. Stay active and alert in order to seize those opportunities when they appear. The Chinese astrology signs of the Horse and the Dog are in the compatible triad with the Tiger and will also do well this year.

Knowing your Chinese animal and element will help you live your life with greater understanding and confidence; you will also learn how your energies and attitudes can help you manage any situation. A Chinese astrology chart will give you this information, as well as relationship compatibility matches, health issues to be aware of from the elemental perspective and additional essential information.

A happy and prosperous new year — “Gung hey fat choy.”

 

Luckie Bosselman is the owner of Ancient Ways Professional Feng Shui and is a consultant and speaker who teachers feng shui classes at Gypsy Trader. Her background includes interior design, holistic health, Chinese astrology, and Native American and Peruvian shamanism. 602-996-6934 or LuckieB99@gmail.com. 

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number 6, Dec 2009/Jan 2010.

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