It should come as no surprise that here at Marty Magic we’re interested in all things mystic and astrological! Back in September of 2014 we wrote about the Sign of the Scorpion and its history, symbolism, and meaning in Western astrology. Heading into the new year, we thought we’d take a closer look at a related system of beliefs – Chinese astrology – and its predictions for the coming year.
Like Western astrology, Chinese astrology is built around a zodiac, or calendar wheel, that provides predictions for the future. In both systems the wheel is divided into twelve “animal signs” which align with the months of the year and are said to determine the temperament and luck of people born in each month. Chinese astrology takes this idea a step further however, and applies its zodiac to a twelve year cycle as well, meaning that every year has an associated animal sign that provides insight for the entire year.
So what does this mean for 2015 – the Year of the Sheep? Astrologers say that the Sign of the Sheep (or Goat or Ram, depending on your translation from Chinese) is associated with qualities of peace, kindness, loyalty, gentleness, and compassion. People born under this sign may also be timid or eccentric, however, and may tend to rely heavily on others for support. Looking ahead to 2015, astrologers predict a year full of healing, resolution, and peace – both on an international and personal scale. Ultimately, the sheep is a “calming sign,” that should provide a period of relief everyone.
Sounds like a good year to us! That said, Marty has a bunch of new designs in the works already, but won’t be designing a sheep charm at this time. We certainly have designs for you dragons out there, though!
新年快乐! Happy new year!