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Celebrate The Year Of The Fire Monkey

By |2018-05-31T13:39:01+00:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Community Announcements & Events|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Community Announcements & Events|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 […]