Those in touch with Asian festivities may well be aware that the coming 2015 Lunar New Year will be the year of the sheep ( 羊 ‘yáng’ in simplified Chinese). Not good news for Khunu you might think, but things are never so simple.
Wise zodiac scholars predict that from February 19th those born in a sheep year (1955, 1967, 1979 and 1991 etc) are likely to face challenges at work, relationship issues, poor health and be condemned to wearing uncomfortable wool sweaters.
Followers of the Lunar Calendar characterize the sheep as sensitive and emotional; they constantly seek out food, shelter and warmth. At the other end of the spectrum lies the yak (and other bovines that go by the character 牛, ‘niú’); animals that are seen to encapsulate a perfect balance of strength, confidence and calmness. These qualities make yaks born survivors, capable of harmoniously thriving in harsh environments without the need for external shelter and warmth.
As yaks and sheep are considered opposites, experts view their fortunes to be conflicting, and that is why 2015 is sure to be filled with energy, strength and positive change for bovines.
Happy New Year and thanks for your ongoing support. We wish you all a prosperous 2015.