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The Year of The Earth Dog

By | 2018-01-29T16:45:33+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: April's Blogs, Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Specials|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Year of The Earth Dog

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner

 

We love our dogos and puppers and it’s their year.  Friday, February 16th is the second new moon following the winter solstice.  For Asian cultures this is the New Year and the start of the spring festivals and planting season.  This year the Fire Rooster will surrender to the loyal and loving Earth Dog–our most favorite of pets.

Each year of the Asian (Chinese) calendar corresponds to one of the 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig).  Besides the animal, we also cycle through each of the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal,water and wood) to create a full 60 year cycle.  By the time you cycle back to the animal year and element that you were born in you will be 60–so, don’t hold your breath.  Each animal carries its own unique personality and disposition, couple that with the elemental energies and can get an idea of the nature of the how the year may play out.

The nature of the Dog:

Our most beloved friends, dogs are loyal and happy to please their friends and family. They do not care what your wealth or health is like–they believe everyone deserves love. They are considered one of the most auspicious animals in the zodiac and are welcomed into homes to bring prosperity, safety and support.   Those born in the dog years are loyal, responsible and caring and bring energy and vitality to other’s lives. However, they may be overly sensitive, stubborn and emotional–those puppy eyes.

Each element influences the dog’s overall nature. This year, the Earth element adds extra dimensions of tenacity or persistence, precise attention and good wealth.

The Year of The Earth Dog

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Celebrate The Year Of The Fire Monkey

By | 2018-05-31T13:39:01+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Community Announcements & Events|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrate The Year Of The Fire Monkey

The Chinese New Year celebrates ushering out the old and escorting in the new with intention and grace. For many cultures, the lunar New Year is the most important and festive holiday of the year. It’s a social time to be with loved ones, prepare elaborate feasts, and reset for the year to come. The Chinese New Year is a time to let go of what is no longer serving or sustaining us.

It’s a time to don the new, start fresh and clean!

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

February 6th, 6-8 pm

Join us for an evening of food, libations and general merriment!

We’ll also be hosting a mini class about what the year of the fire monkey means for us, as well as a guided meditation to help us set our intentions.

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The Year Of The Fire Monkey

By | 2016-12-29T12:24:14+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Community Announcements & Events|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Year Of The Fire Monkey

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

Monday, February 8th, 2016 is the second new moon following the winter solstice.  This is the Chinese New Year and the start of the spring festival in Asian cultures. In February, the stubborn but gentle Wood Goat  steps aside to make room for the lively Fire (Red) Monkey.

Each year of the Chinese calendar corresponds to one of the 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig).  Besides the animal, we also cycle through each of the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal,water and wood) to create a full 60 year cycle.  By the time you cycle back to the animal year and element that you were born in you will be 60–so, don’t hold your breath.  Each animal carries its own unique personality and disposition, couple that with the elemental energies and can get an idea of the nature of the how the year may play out.

The nature of the monkey

Those born in the year of the monkey (2016, 2004, 1992….just keep subtracting 12…) are highly sociable, talkative and quick witted, imaginative and loyal.  They often have a large group of friends, are very inquisitive, and require constant activity and movement.  They are highly intelligent and competitive,  they love money and are often skilled at whatever career they choose. Monkeys get bored easily and are always on the go–looking for the next adventure or game.  Monkeys tend to have keen mental and psychological skills that allow them to read others easily.  In virtue, this enables the to understand others quickly. In vice, the trait often plays out in subtle manipulation and egocentric behavior.When out of balance, the playful monkey might become […]

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Welcome to the Year of Wood Horse

By | 2018-05-31T13:26:43+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Holistic Living, The Seasons|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Welcome to the Year of Wood Horse

Welcome to the Year of the Wood Horse

January 30th (at 11:20 EST, to be precise) is the second new moon following the winter solstice.  This is the Chinese New Year and the start of the spring festival in many Asian cultures. This year we say good by to the slippery water snake that dominated 2013 and say hello to the  decisive action of the wood horse. 

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