Happy New Year (again)!

Tomorrow marks the start of Chinese New Year.  

Since it's based on the lunar calendar, it changes every year.

In Chinese astrology each year is not just associated with an animal but also one of five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water. 

In 2018, the dog meets the element Earth, so 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.

How did the Chinese Zodiac originate?

According to one of the many myths, thousands of years ago, Buddha decided to call all the animals on earth. But only twelve came:

  • the Rat
  • the Ox
  • the Tiger
  • the Rabbit
  • the Dragon
  • the Snake
  • the Horse
  • the Goat or Sheep
  • the Monkey
  • the Rooster
  • the Dog
  • the Pig

As a reward, he assigned each animal a year on the cycle.  Children born in that year would acquire the personality traits of that animal.

In order to decide their order in the Chinese Zodiac cycle, the animals held a race. The first one to win  would be granted the first year, the second to come in would be the second animal in the cycle, and so on.

The strong, hardworking Ox was in the lead.  But the clever Rat jumped on the Ox's back and hitched a ride.  At the last second, the Rat jumped off the Ox and to cut in front to win the race!  The Ox came in second, the Tiger third, and so it went... the happy-go-lucky Pig took his time and came in last. 

Thus the Chinese Zodiac and its twelve signs were born...

Take advantage of this time of renewal and commit to improving yourself so you can reach your fertile potential and have the baby you want. 

Make 2018 the best year yet!

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Julie Chang,

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