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12 February 2021

YEAR OF THE OX (In the Chinese calendar it's 4719) We will feel the yoke of responsibility coming down on us this year. No success can be achieved without conscientious efforts. The trials and tribulations the Ox year brings will be mainly on the home front. It is a good time to settle domestic affairs and put your house in order. Way-out fashions, abstract art forms and newfangled notions will be given an impassive stare by the phlegmatic Ox, while politics and diplomacy will simply be treated with indifference. Better stick to routine and support conservative policies. Frivolities are out! This year will no doubt bear fruit, but the motto is: "No work, no pay!" Time waits for no man; if we are too lazy to sow then we can blame no one if we have nothing to reap. We will find a great many things requiring our attention, and the list of what needs to be done will seem endless. The Spartan influence of the Ox will be a constantly cracking whip over our heads. Better to apply oneself diligently than waste time arguing with the authorities. They will prevail, as the year of the Ox favors discipline. Most conflicts this year will arise more from a lack of communication and refusal to give in on small technicalities than anything else. But hang on and be patient. Everything will be sorted out and we will be rewarded for our efforts - so long as we remember to do things the conventional way. This is no time for tricky shortcuts. For the rebels, it may be worthwhile to point out that although the stoical Ox is soft- spoken, he carries a big stick, and this is his year. Theodora Lau

Popular Chinese New Year Greetings

1. New Year goodness! 新年好 / 新年好 ( Xīn nián hao ) In Mandarin: sshin-nyen haow In Cantonese: sen-nin haow 2. Happy New Year! 新年快乐 ( Xīn nián kuài lè ) In Mandarin: sshin-nyen kwai le In Cantonese: sen-nin fai lok 3. Happiness and prosperity! 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 ( Gōngxi fācái ) In Mandarin: gong-sshee faa-tseye In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy gong-hey faa-chwhy 4. A steady rise to high places! — "on the up and up" 步步高升 / 步步高陞 ( Bùbù gāoshēng ) In Mandarin: boo-boo gaoww-shnng In Cantonese: b oh-boh goh-sshin

Chinese New Year

© Dragon Spring Taiji School 2019 - All Rights Reserved

12 February 2021

YEAR OF THE OX (In the Chinese calendar it's 4719) We will feel the yoke of responsibility coming down on us this year. No success can be achieved without conscientious efforts. The trials and tribulations the Ox year brings will be mainly on the home front. It is a good time to settle domestic affairs and put your house in order. Way-out fashions, abstract art forms and newfangled notions will be given an impassive stare by the phlegmatic Ox, while politics and diplomacy will simply be treated with indifference. Better stick to routine and support conservative policies. Frivolities are out! This year will no doubt bear fruit, but the motto is: "No work, no pay!" Time waits for no man; if we are too lazy to sow then we can blame no one if we have nothing to reap. We will find a great many things requiring our attention, and the list of what needs to be done will seem endless. The Spartan influence of the Ox will be a constantly cracking whip over our heads. Better to apply oneself diligently than waste time arguing with the authorities. They will prevail, as the year of the Ox favors discipline. Most conflicts this year will arise more from a lack of communication and refusal to give in on small technicalities than anything else. But hang on and be patient. Everything will be sorted out and we will be rewarded for our efforts - so long as we remember to do things the conventional way. This is no time for tricky shortcuts. For the rebels, it may be worthwhile to point out that although the stoical Ox is soft-spoken, he carries a big stick, and this is his year. Theodora Lau

Popular Chinese New Year Greetings

1. New Year goodness! 新年好 / 新年好 ( Xīn nián hao ) In Mandarin: sshin-nyen haow In Cantonese: sen-nin haow 2. Happy New Year! 新年快乐 ( Xīn nián kuài lè ) In Mandarin: sshin-nyen kwai le In Cantonese: sen-nin fai lok 3. Happiness and prosperity! 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 ( Gōngxi fācái ) In Mandarin: gong-sshee faa-tseye In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy gong-hey faa-chwhy 4. A steady rise to high places! — "on the up and up" 步步高升 / 步步高陞 ( Bùbù gāoshēng ) In Mandarin: boo-boo gaoww-shnng In Cantonese: b oh-boh goh-sshin

Chinese New Year

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