Happy New Year. No I haven't got caught in a time warp when January never happened and we are back in December. It is the Lunar New Year. And this year is the year of the Tiger. So blessings to you who celebrate.
Now I am not one who pays much attention to horoscopes and the like. I think I am my own person and who I am has been determined by my family of origin, the friends that I have met, the mentors that I have listened to, the books that I have read, and the media that I consume. If I had been raised in a different environment I would be a totally different person. I might be a crumudgeon, and not the loveable person that I am now. I am not sure what, if any influence, my lunar new year animal or my astrological sign makes at all in my make up.
To confess, I am a Leo in the Western Zodiac and I was born in the year of the Rabbit. For fun, I have read the descriptions of Leo and Rabbits and many of the descriptions fit. Some however, do not. I know though I could read descriptions of Sagitarius or Libra and I would find many of the qualities that are assigned to those signs in myself as well. I could read about Lunar Pigs and Roosters and also find myself in them as well. In the same way my Myers-Briggs type , a type of personality indicator test designed on Jungian personality descriptions, is INFJ. But I can see myself in many of the other 15 personality types.
I say this not to disparage those who believe in Astrology or Lunar zodiac or Myers-Briggs. If reading your daily horoscope or knowing that you act a certain way beccause of your personality type helps you, then great. More power to you. For me though, I refused to be boxed in. I am me and whether that fits in someone's box or another's, fine. At times I am different. Sometimes I can be very serious and sometimes I am fun loving. Sometimes I am slavish to deadlines, and othertimes not so much. Sometimes I am objective in my feelings and other times I can be very subjective. Sometimes I am very shy. Othertimes I can be the life of the party. Sometimes I act like a Leo, other times you would confuse me with another sign. I am complex and don't want to fit into one category.
So welcome to the year of the Tiger. I am sure there will be ups and downs in the year. We will all have successes and failures. We will all face highs and challenges. None of us know what is going to happen. It is a blank slate. May the year be prosperous one. Blessings.