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Happy Lunar New Year!

Updated: Jun 4



Farewell to year of the metal rat which began 2020 as a new year, a new decade, and the start of a 12 year cycle.

Welcome to 2021 year of the metal ox.

The lunar new year which typically begins in late January to early February will arrive on February 12, 2021. This is a good time to take stock of what has happened as well as see what what lies ahead.



2020 Year of the Rat

Rats are the first animal in the zodiac cycle. There is an idea of renewal as the rat initiates a 12 year cycle.


  • Rats are industrious, innovative, and anxious to take on challenges.

  • Rats succeed through working with others and those born in a rat year are useful during times of crisis.

  • Rat years are prone to restlessness, worry, stress, and anxiety which rings true of 2020.


2021 Year of the Ox

Oxen are the second animal in the zodiac cycle. Ox years are thought to benefit those born in rat, snake, and rooster years.

  • Oxen are all about hard work and responsibility. They are reliable, methodical, patient and peaceful.

  • The year ahead should reflect the calm and steady attributes of the ox.

  • Possibilities will happen in 2021 with the constant effort and hard work characteristic of oxen.

Metal element

Each year is characterized by a Chinese Zodiac animal and one of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood). Like the passing year of 2020, 2021 will have the same energy of the metal element.


Metal signifies:

  • Strength, determination, resistance, and progress

  • Rigidness but adapts when under pressure

  • The metal element is connected to the Lung organ system. As we have seen, respiratory health can be a concern during metal years...so take steps to care for your health.


Wishing you health, happiness, and ease in the Year of the Ox!

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