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Happy Lunar New Year!

January 28, 2017 marks the beginning of a new and intense universal energy, an energy which will color all we experience through February 15, 2018.

Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year. The lunar new year celebrations are not only celebrated by the Chinese but also by the Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Singaporeans, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, and more. Tibetan and Mongolian New Year's Days are sometimes celebrated at the same time as Chinese/Lunar New Year. The Chinese lunar calendar is not strictly a lunar calendar however, but a lunisolar calendar with lunar months anchored in place by points in the solar year. Each month begins on the day of the new moon, with the 15th day falling on the day of the full moon, and lasts 29 to 30 days. An extra "leap month" is added every so often to keep the calendar from falling too far off track of the seasons.

In 2017, the cycle of the Red Fire Rooster is upon us and is set to be a very powerful year indeed. Moving forward with your goals utilizing clear focus and tenacity is a staple of the year's potentials for all astrological signs. Stick to practical and well proven paths and avoid risky ventures. If you tap into the positive traits of the Rooster which include loyalty, commitment, hard work and persistence you will be rewarded this year. Clear any lingering doubts in your abilities, keep the ego in check and avoid coarse behavior when dealing with others. Commitment to action is possible because the Red Fire Rooster is a sign of passion and leadership. By harnessing these potentials we will be successful in ushering in positive change not only in our own lives but also within the challenging dynamics present in current world affairs. Through the innate bravery living in each of us now, refuse to be defeated by difficulties and adversities and confidently move into realizing your dreams.