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Chinese New Year 2019 - Brown Earth Pig/Boar. Meet Esther!
Esther is a shapely Canadian house pig who has about a million and a half followers on her social-media accounts. She owns trunks full of clothing, and she weighs about the same as three football linebackers. Esther was sold as a micro pig, but is now about 600 lbs! She was born 2012, year of the Dragon, is living the good life as a Pig, especially this year! 

In the US, Tuesday Feb 5, the day of the second New Moon after Winter Solstice in China, Chinese New Year 2019 is celebrated! This particular New Moon is at 5:28 PM PACIFIC at 15 Capricorn! Capricorn is an Earth sign and doesn’t suffer fools, is consummately professional, a successful manager and Builder of the best. Pigs are akin to western astrology’s 8th sign Scorpio, so truly, don’t mess with them. There will be consequences even if the dish is served cold. On the other hand, when they accept you, they are loyal beyond words.

Previous Pig years were 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, now this one 2019, and next is 2031! The last Earth Pig year was 1959. Pig is the twelfth Chinese zodiac sign, after the Dog, and before the Rat! When determining your year, remember, the first day of the New Year falls at the new moon between January 21 and February 20, so the date of the new year varies year to year.

The whole scoop is Female, brown, Earth Pig. Pig is in the water group, so is happy with wet soil, farmland or flatland. Earth absorbs water. Water and Earth extinguish fire. Earth Pigs are considered communicative social butterflies, popular with friends from all walks of life. They have a strong sense of timekeeping. In general, Pigs are admired for their great fortitude, patience and endurance.

In China, Pigs are considered lazy and not intelligent, OR Pigs are considered to be strategic, analytical and smart. We do know that our barnyard brethren are cognitively as complex as dogs, primates. This is not to say that pigs are equivalent to chimpanzees in intelligence. They are smarter than 3-year-old children! And, to bust a myth, they are perhaps the smartest, cleanest domestic animals known – more so than cats and dogs, according to some experts. Pigs don’t have sweat glands, so they roll around in the mud to stay cool, also to prevent sunburn and insect bites. And they have been known to save human lives.

In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Master Allen Tsai says: Earth Pig will excel in financial or business related careers, especially those require complex analysis and planning. A routine job may be too boring for Zodiac Pig. The more challenging and exciting the work environment is, the more motivated Zodiac Pig will be. They will work hard and accumulate wealth gradually. They can enjoy a prosperous and comfortable living at old age.

Pigs are social animals that under free-ranging conditions live in groups of approximately eight individuals. The groups typically consist of three sows and their offspring. Boars are solitary. 2019 social activities, festive occasions and family reunions are likely to be numerous. It’s a good year for marriage or to have a child. Pigs average 10-12 per litter! Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they are compassionate and generous, will give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

Men are optimistic and gentle, not the best with money. These men are also quiet. They love learning but don’t really know how to put their knowledge into words. They’re not conversationalists, but treat everyone warmly. This results in a large social circle. Whenever they run into difficulties, there are always people who stand up to help. Though people will lie to them, more will love them.

Women attend social events whenever possible and treat everyone genuinely. Sometimes they are over-friendly. In their excitement, they forget to give others personal space. Playing with children is one of the things that bring them the greatest joy.

Health If you feel a little feverish and unstable take special care of yourself. If periods of doubt are fleeting, questioning yourself is always beneficial. Changing your lifestyle or living environment brings us to find new resources within ourselves that we did not even suspect. Avoid gluttony. Watch the quality and quantity of your meals and practice a regular sport activity adapted to your body type. Above all in 2019, it is essential to avoid idleness.

Fun FYI: President Harry Truman, himself a Monkey, said, “No man should be allowed to be president who does not understand hogs.”

Famous Pigs:  Meredith Foster, Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, David Bowie, Jules Verne, Alice Cooper, Simon Cowell, Amy Winehouse, Carlos Santana, Henry Ford, Iggy Pop, Stephen King, Meat Loaf, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elton John, The Dalai Lama, Wolfgang Mozart, Luciano Pavarotti, Carl G. Jung, Lucille Ball! And, believe me, the list goes on! Many famous Pigs!

Famous Earth Pigs: Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, John McEnroe! A heartfelt welcome and shout out to all the new little Earth Pigs to be born this year!

Gong xi fa cai, my dear friends, especially to all you Piggies! 

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See the 2019 UPDATED Special Edition Newsletter for making next year’s plans! Make your changes count.

Please, always remember these planetary combinations are what’s happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don’t, activate your personal chart! May it go very well with you….

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2018 Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog! Australian Shepard

Those blue eyes! Australian Shepard by Eileen Kumpf/Getty Images

In the US New Year’s Day started with the Full Wolf Supermoon! The Chinese New Year is the year of the Brown Earth Dog!

In the US, Friday Feb 16, the day of the second New Moon after Winter Solstice in China, Chinese New Year 2018 is celebrated! This particular New Moon is a Solar Eclipse Feb 15 at 1:05 PM PACIFIC at 27 Aquarius! In addition, there are two occultations, mini eclipses, making it like a triple eclipse event! Feb 15 the Moon occults Mercury at 10:05 AM Pacific. The Moon acts as a perfect channel for Mercury to Earth, filtering Mercury’s data and logic through Moon’s feelings. We may have a softened expression, more care about what we think, how we say it. We may have a lot of feelings about what we hear. Feb 16, New Year day, the Moon occults Venus in Pisces at 8:36 AM Pacific! The Moon channels Venus grace through the veils of Pisces the sign of compassion and mercy. Think of the Chinese Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, the beautiful Buddha. She will hold love and beauty, peaceful kindness, as we follow the mandates of the year of the Brown Earth Dog.

Previous Dog years were 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, now this one 2018, and next is 2030! The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig! When determining your year, remember, the first day of the New Year falls at the new moon between January 21 and February 20, so the date of the new year varies year to year. Dogs are akin to western astrology’s 7th sign Libra.

When I think of Earth Dogs in a literal sense, I think of low to the ground pups like Dachshunds and Basset Hounds, and dogs like Terriers that love to hunt animals that live in the ground. When I think of Libra, pretty well groomed social dogs come to mind, like Poodles, Papillons and King Charles Spaniels, maybe a purebred that’s show quality! Could be a fluffy pure cute, or a non-shedding sleek short hair. Super smart and courageous working dogs are certainly on the ground! Corgis, Australian Shepards, Queensland Healers, Collies! In the Spirit sense, dogs nowadays are considered part of our families, loyal protectors that would give their lives for us.

Human Dogs certainly live up to these admirable traits! They are perceived as very loyal, honest and faithful companions, loving and attentive, not argumentative and they dislike confrontations. Sweetly, Dogs are usually good at remembering anniversaries and other special relationship moments.

Just like a dog will love you no matter who you are, Chinese dogs are considered to be fair, unprejudiced and companionable. They are always alert and aware of things and people around them. Though some prefer to work alone or in small groups, the Libran Dog is adaptable enough to fit in anywhere. These are hard workers who are conscientious, responsible and reliable. They are good with finances and would rather save up than borrow. They live within their means, are frugal buyers, favor quality and real value over quantity. They usually acquire a comfortable lifestyle.

Dogs’ weakness is they tend to be private worriers, sometimes giving the impression they have a stubborn personality. Better to verbalize your concerns, get fresh insights with others. Bless their hearts, they are likely to worry more about others than themselves. They seem to sometimes try and take responsibility for or be too understanding of the actions of others. Denial or too much forgiving. Having a supportive partner will help these doggies to share their personal thoughts and anxieties so they don’t mount up.

Outdoors is good, boring is bad! Dogs need to breathe some great fresh air and get exercise, love meeting new people! They can be serious but know how to take time out  to refresh themselves. Share walking, driving, running, or just relaxing in the garden with your dog friends. As long as it is outside they are not usually fussy about what it involves doing.

Dogs are instinctual and intelligent. They will accept leadership from a true leader as long as it makes sense to their belief system. Dogs are not always leaders themselves but will be close to leaders, who can count on the Dog to save the day. But don’t forget the bite! Always cautious and alert, sometimes undecided, the Earth Dog will bite when he feels threatened or betrayed! You may lose his business.

Famous Dogs:  Fire Dog Trump – this was an ultimate Eastern insult: North Korea said Trump’s speech to UN was akin to ‘sound of a barking dog.’ Famous dogs: Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Uma Thurman, Bill Clinton, George Gershwin, Judy Garland, Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber, David Bowie!

Famous Earth Dogs: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Billy Idol, Al Capone, Prince!

A heartfelt welcome and shout out to all the new little Brown Earth Dogs to be born this year!

Gong xi fa cai, my dear friends, and especially to all you Dogs! Woof! 

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Jan 23, 2012  See also Mars Retrograde in Virgo, since it is Stationary today, at a still point, focusing and holding power, turning regrograde!

How symbolic that we can ‘dance’ our own 龙 Dragon of Good Fortune! We can make it as we wish, fiery, furry, green, yellow, red! Small, large! It can be Merlin’s fearsome consultant. It can be the undulating Dragon of the Chinese Dragon Dance, recommended length 112 feet!

Dragons are highly esteemed in Chinese culture, symbolic of the Supernatural, and Chinese consider themselves to be Descendants of the Dragon! It bequeaths power, courage, righteousness and dignity, is known for goodness, fertility, vigilance and poise. It scares away evil spirits and is at the end of every Chinese New Year parade.

Red is a good color choice for your Dragon because it is associated with our Western zodiacal sign Aries, whose colors are red and white – their cars often those colors! Dragons are considered to be fierce and fiery, and our Aries is a quite spirited Fire sign, a rights fighter, first responder, champion! Aries figured prominently in last year’s unprecedented 56 day grouping of 4 to 6 planets in Aries. 2012 Aries’ Chinese animal is front and center! Big ideas and success are natural. A lot of energy expended can make you tired. Innovative, but frustrated, a quick temper. This year being the Water Dragon, may give more understanding, perception. Your generosity makes friends, but independent and self sufficient, you may be a loner at heart, not ask for help. As always with Aries, the Dragon is better at starting projects, less so at finishing. Delegate, be a consultant and move on to what’s next! Everyone has Aries in an area of their chart – Mars, the Aries planet – and a First House, the Aries natural house! Aries energy will be proudly and magnificently carried on from 2011, and if you are courageous enough, you can ride or fly your inner dragon! If it isn’t quite up to par, revision it – buy a red dress!

Check your calendar for exact dates, they change each year – these are previous Dragon years: 1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 Water * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000

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