I’m Chinese American and while I'm not terribly superstitious, lately I've taken to thinking of each year as a different beast, full of new lessons and opportunities to learn different ways to approach challenges. This lunar year is the Year of the Wood Horse. Inspired by this article, I plan to imagine this year as a galloping horse; a force for change, inspiration, and positive energy:
The Horse is asking us to appreciate [life’s] changes and advance from them. The energy of this upcoming year will NOT support you if you choose to be a victim. You must become the change you wish to see in the world. We are all connected and the simple acts of changing your attitude and behavior will have a great impact. Be grateful and be mindful with all your actions and you will find that the horse will respond to you with great speed and exhilaration.
Happy new year!