Happy New Year! It’s the final month of the Dog, also known as the Tail of the Dog. It’s time to wag your own tail and get ready for the Lunar New Year. We are now entering a new lunar cycle; the month of the Ox. The earthy nature of Dog and Ox compatibility should bring some harmony to the world. Both signs tend to think in same direction and have the similar tendencies to keep going. Both would travel the extra mile just to make sure that their families are safe and secure. Their minds think linearly and they live life as it comes.
This is a time during which practicality is rewarded. Focus on completing any unfinished business. Remain steady and keep to the current course. Being practical will help minimize the chance that conflicts will arise. During this time stubborn attitudes should be dropped – this is true for both world leaders and for everyday individuals. Of course we should keep our convictions and do the right thing, but use conflict resolution. This way all parties involved can find a peaceful solution to a disagreement; whether it be personal, financial, political, or emotional.
People born under the signs of Dog, Rooster, or Dragon should be cautious. This period of time is considered the tail of the Dog, meaning it’s the last time the Dog can bark, bite or attack before leaving, so play it safe. Maybe you’ve already begun to experience these effects. Remember that one good deed can divert a hundred disasters.
Monthly Quote~ “Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” ~ unknown
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Month of the Ox – Year of the Dog
Rat – The twilight of the old year is a time for the Rat to be still and break for self-reflection. Key words: meditate, wait. Rats are very observant; this is a good time for you rats to display this quality. Don’t be reactionary. Going to the mountains would be good for the Rat’s psyche at this time. Be still and listen; Divine guidance awaits you. Take a break, and put everything in perspective. Within the confines of your commitments rediscover the limits of your liabilities and measure your strengths. You and you alone are responsible for giving yourself the break you need.
Ox – This month is in alignment with your sign. Use this to your full advantage. You are on the cusp of a time of illumination and transformation. Go within; ancient knowledge is even now emerging within you; trust your perception. Soon you will find your direction, thus clarifying your lifetime objectives. Understanding is what makes your actions worthwhile. Make a list of impending changes and during your morning meditation, visualize brining positive, life-enhancing resolution to these changes.
Tiger – Prosperity is blossoming in all areas of your life – you are strong and grounded and remaining helpful to those in need around you. Who you are, just as you are, is enough. Detoxify your body – pay attention to how it feels and respond accordingly. Connect with nature, If you can find an old growth tree, place your hands on it and visualize the roots extending deep into the soil. Identify with the physical universe around you. Write the word “Joy” on a piece of paper and keep it in your pocket or your purse as an invitation for joy to flow to you. It will.
Rabbit –Your power comes through unconditional love. Get in touch with earth energy. Imagine the strengthening, grounding energy of the earth filling you in your life. Get grounded. Make plans for the future but don’t act on those plans until you feel secure stepping forward. Complaining will get you nowhere, while self-responsibility will make you free. You can sail your ship even with headwinds. Finding the right strategy and strength will move you toward the future. Happy trails to you.
Dragon – With the New Year on the horizon, it’s time to devote your attentions to your family, community, career, relationships, hobbies, or anything you are passionate about. Diminish activities that aren’t essential to your goals, and in a matter of time miracles will begin to occur. A good exercise would be to write down how much time on average you spend on different activities during the day If there’s anything non-essential that doesn’t feed your soul, find ways to spend less time on that thing, focusing instead on what is truly important. Read the Tiger horoscope on joy and how to activate it.
Snake – Divine guidance surrounds the Snake. Free your emotions and you will rediscover the joy of being with others. Do not disdain those who have been less fortunate. Be single-minded in what is truly important in your life; let go of anything else. When you direct your thoughts toward what is good, you will attract positive people and experiences into your life; but when you focus on what isn’t working, you create even more challenges. Concentrate on what you want and not on what it is you do not want. Tap the unseen stream of energy for that which you desire.
Horse – Beauty plays a key factor in getting ready for the New Year for the Horse. You need to see, hear, and feel beauty around you in order to make your own beauty grow. Create harmony in your environment, even if it’s in small ways such as a vase of flowers, clean crystals in windows, and scented candles. You will shine more brightly. Wherever you go, look for beauty, and in finding it the world will be more beautiful. If you have experienced pain recently, pay attention to its lesson; it’s showing you where you need to change. Don’t be alone; accept help. Choose to change direction and the heavens will help guide you.
Goat – Locate your inner source of power. Meditate and wait. In silence you’ll find your sacred witness. Move past the hustle and bustle of your life and retreat into sweet, serene quietude. Do not lash out, even if you are in pain. Resist the temptation to indulge feelings of stress, urgency, and emergency. Peace gives birth to your serenity. While getting ready for the New Year, observe the divine in the world, don’t obsess on speck of dust. You’re presented with important choices to make. Ask yourself whom these choices will benefit. Each choice that has your spirit behind it will benefit you and others equally.
Monkey – The Monkey is a warrior at heart. Courage doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid, it means that you take action despite fear. Face your anxiety and go beyond your self-perceived limitations. A great exercise to do before the New Year – list everything you’re afraid of, and next to that list every reason you have to overcome that fear. Finally, make a list of ways to do so. Develop strategies to strengthen yourself and move beyond fear. Take personal responsibility, but know that there is Divine guidance aiding you. By conquering your fears you will conquer your world.
Rooster – As the year of the Dog ends, let go and say “yes” to life. You are finally out of the clutches of double Tai Sway years. Dance to your heart’s desire, tune into the rhythm of life, and explore. It’s time to rejoice, break free, and express yourself. Your life is transforming. We all know tenacity is one of your best qualities; you can now loosen the reins, enjoy flexibility, go with the life flow, and nurture the true needs of your soul. Breath work would be an excellent practice for you to explore right now. It will help cleanse and remove vestigial negative or unproductive thoughts and feeling you’ve been holding on to. They can now be joyfully released.
Dog – When the year of the Dog ends, you can finally relax. Leave chaos and panic behind and rediscover your capacity to lead with strength and assuredness in situations. Your courage will return and resolve frenetic or emergency scenarios as they arise. This is a time to reflect back to an event in the past two years that gave you a feeling of disempowerment. You need to find a way to re-script it so the interpretation is the same story, only this time you are the hero. Don’t live according with the needs and expectations of others. Whatever you do don’t be a bit player in your own story. You are the champion of your own personal myth.
Pig – With the Year of the Pig rising on the horizon, it’s time for you to stand up and be counted. Don’t be shy about sharing your gifts and letting the world know your value. Declare to the powers that be, ‘this is who I am and this is what I stand for.” Represent others less fortunate. Walk to the beat of your own drum. It may sound silly but activate your life force by pounding your chest lightly with a closed fist. If you’ve been hurt or angry or mired in resentment, now is the time love can return. Merge your heart with that of divine love. You are being guided to believe in the process of change.
Om ma ni pad me hum – Blessings, Marina Lighthouse & Kristin Clark