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YEAR OF THE WATER PIG, FIRE YEAR
2007, the Fire Pig (Ding Hai) Year
BEST year for: Tigers VERY GOOD year for: Goats, Rabbits, Pigs GOOD year for: Roosters, Dragons, Dogs MIXED year for: Horses, Oxen, Rats DIFFICULT year for: Monkeys, Snakes
The 12th and final sign of the Eastern zodiac begins on Feb. 18, 2007. 2006's "furnace" of Yang Fire (Bing) now dims and the Fire element becomes the flickering "candlelight" Yin Fire (Ding) in 2007's Fire Pig year. While the Fire element will still be present, the hidden element in the Pig branch is Water, so in 2007 we have the picture of Fire over Water. It will be the 24th year in the current 60 year cycle.
As this past year of the Dog built structure and a symbolic "home" it is now time for the Pig to "furnish" said castle making it a comfortable, cozy place of safety and security. Occupying the life palace of home & family life with the Dog, the Pig proceeds to complete what the Dog has laid foundations for. Finishing touches, tying up loose ends, last stands, curtain calls and closures will be the urging of the year. So, prepare to finish projects, complete goals and even say some goodbyes. Put your ducks in a row, cross your T's and dot your I's in 2007 and the proper Pig will be gracious to you.
Pig years are known for their respite from strife, patience and passivity, but also for indulgence, sensuality and fleshly delights. As the last sign of the zodiac, the Pig represents "resignation" accepting human nature as it is - content to live and let live. The greatest risk will be naivetÃ©, so by all means avoid confidence schemes and being fooled or duped throughout 2007.
Watch for lost or stolen items and keep all business dealings scrupulously honest and above board. Self-promotion gains little in 2007 as the Pig is not interested in pushing ahead at the cost of another. Sales and marketing ventures advance only if they are sincere and completely legitimate.
All things that occur this year can be looked on as closing or final conclusions in some way. An auspicious year to complete projects, bring projects to fruition or arrive safely after completing a long life journey.
Behaviorally, we may see the choosing of sides and the emergence of the 'white hats and the black hats' â€“ as the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys' square off, so to speak. Basically, in 2007, the good become superior and the bad become worse. The enlightened continue on their path to understanding and contentment, while the spiritually bankrupt slip farther away from their true selves. Take a stand, speak your mind and feel the closure of this Pig year.
Fire is in harmony with Earth, produced by Wood, destructive to Metal and is conquered by Water. Elementally, 2007's Yin Fire brings "happiness and contentment" to those born into Yang Earth years (Earth Rat, Earth Tiger, Earth Dragon, Earth Horse, Earth Monkey, Earth Dog).
It brings "unexpected fortune" and good luck to those born into Yin Water years (Water Ox, Water Rabbit, Water Snake, Water Goat, Water Rooster, Water Pig)...while bringing luck with "earned wealth" to those born into Yang Water years (Water Rat, Water Tiger, Water Dragon, Water Horse, Water Monkey, Water Dog).
Yin Fire brings opportunities to make beneficial changes to those born into Yang Metal years (Metal Rat, Metal Tiger, Metal Dragon, Metal Horse, Metal Monkey, Metal Dog)...while bringing life changing or challenging events to those born into Yin Metal years (Metal Ox, Metal Rabbit, Metal Snake, Metal Goat, Metal Rooster, Metal Pig).
Pace yourself during this Fire year to avoid burnout and try not to keep such a hurried pace. Add the Earth element to your life and home to sooth frazzled nerves, slow down and facilitate relaxation. Gardening, working with clay or pottery, sharing time with your animals and all manner of worship/church/temple or meditative practices will increase the Earth element in your life.
The Spring Ox description for 2007
The Ox's caretaker this year is three feet, six and a half inches tall and is very old. His clothes are black, his belt is yellow and he wears shoes on both feet. He wraps his lower legs in cloth and rolls up the right side of his pants. The caretaker stands to the right and behind the Spring Ox.
The financial markets will ultimately be influenced by the resolutions of these conflicts. Investment themes for 2007 will center around the fear of global destruction, disease and famine. The economy will blow hot or cold from these geopolitical events and psycho-social trends.
Beans, wheat, mulberry and hemp are the favored crops this year. Spring and winter will have adequate rainfall but late summer and fall may be very dry with possible water shortage.
Renewable fuel will continue to become of greater interest to the US as an option to dealing with audacious leaders like Chavez or funding theocracy zealots such as Ahmadinejad.
Globally, financial mergers and acquisitions conclude and we will see widespread consolidation. Larger companies buy up smaller companies.
Water conquers the Fire element of 2007 and Water-related businesses and companies will do well this year.
There could be some health outbreaks, and various flu landing in North America and other unforeseen health epidemics that capture the headlines. Epidemics possible for both humans and livestock.
Homebuilders and homeowners will be the big winners in 2007 as home prices race ahead of the eventual housing market recovery. This will happen a lot sooner than previously thought.
There may be times when we feel that various plagues are descending, but not to worry! by the end of 2007, we will all be a little older and a lot wiser and definitely "competent to council."
The 2007 Pig Year Forecast
An auspicious year to consider adding some new furniture or items to your home. Go ahead and splurge a bit with the money you tucked away last year. In 2007 it is time to solidify your position. If you have been wanting to make some changes in your present circumstances, go ahead and make plans but, hold off on moving residences or making major life changes just yet. Make the best of your present situation and consider that you may need to learn a particular lesson to progress. 2007 slows down the Rat's hectic socializing schedule and more time will be enjoyed at home this year.
A happy home and auspicious business connections await Oxen in 2007. The beneficial astral climate brings new romantic prospects and the ability to connect with those who will open financial and business doors. The year may be a fast paced one however, as the Pig year represents the "Steed" or "Tian Ma" to the Ox pulling them into new territory at rapid speeds. Travel is indicated which will be prosperous yet stress producing at times, as you will wish to keep your roots and enjoy a tranquil life closer to home. You enjoy a greater feeling of satisfaction and confidence in your abilities in 2007 and the astral energies favor comfort, sympathy and understanding.
For Tigers, your "ching qi" (sexual energy) is at it's peak this year as your soulmate, the Pig, surrounds you with an atmosphere of love and indulgence. Matters are felt primarily in the realm of the physical this year as your life palace of "unions" is highlighted. You'll desire to stay closer to home this year and redecorating your abode would be enjoyable and uplifting. Appeal is the name of your game this year and in both personal relations and at work, others are powerfully drawn toward you. This passion poses some danger and yet, such delightful opportunity. Magnetism aside, avoid confrontations with Monkeys and Snakes.
Rabbits re-establish contact with old friends. Financial improvement is a great help to love and your social life is likely to be lively. In 2007, special sentimental fireworks could ignite during a reunion or a long term friendship could change to a mutual feeling of passion. A satisfying and positive year for Rabbit natives, the focus of your attention will be on making your environment more comfortable. Follow your hunches and trust your instincts as you will have your hand on the pulse of humanity. No Love or friendship crosses our path, without leaving some mark on it forever. Make some fond "memories for the rocking chair" this year.
Pig years bring popularity, celebrity and an increase in reputation to lucky Dragons. During this year you may acquire income from more than one source and by the end of the year, new dreams may well have become reality. Express your personal opinions carefully, and demonstrate both consideration and respect. An auspicious year to take charge of your inner life and discover its hidden springs! Meditation, healing qigong, reiki or any of the metaphysical arts would be a harmonious pursuit for you in 2007. Use this year to continue plans already in motion, while you also start to branch out into new avenues. You are amongst the few who can do both.
Snakes increase their income and a promotion may be heading their way. This paves the way to a much more interesting and satisfying career and this pleasant financial surprise will allow you to purchase something you couldn't previously afford. Take time for a health check-up in 2007 and promptly attend to any illness or injury while this Pig year opposition is in effect. Stomach problems can cause your digestive tract to act up. Be cautious of overindulging in food or drink. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. A temporary rocky road this year, wait with patience, settle in and learn a new spiritual art.
A traditional and comfortable year of consolidating. Not a good year for great changes but rather for contemplating your future. During 2007, when in doubt or trouble others are prepared to be your safety net and benefactors abound. Go ahead and lean as hard as you need to and ask for assistance if necessary. Emotionally, Horses may be pulled in two different directions romantically. Pull any weeds of misunderstanding, even if it means inflicting a temporary broken heart on an admirer. Be true to yourself but be gentle with feelings as well. Be cautious in sports or play not to re-injure a joint or knee. A year to put ideas up like a fine bottle of wine to age and wait patiently for opportunities to come.
The astral climate of 2007 will be favorable to Goats financially, primarily due to their wise cutting of expenses. Traveling is beneficial to your family relations now. Strive for peaceful and content relations with in laws. Goat natives are magnetic in 2007 and will not lack for admirers. Accept social invitations and actively seek out the company of others. Try your romantic luck with a "receptive Rabbit", a "Horse hottie" or a "perfectly perverted Pig." Romance, partnerships and home comforts are highlighted this year. Your creative talents never fail you-- let that imagination of yours soar while under the lucky auspices of the Pig.
Attached Monkeys may feel smothered by their partner, and rebellious against restrictions in 2007. Arguments center around domestic responsibilities. For single Monkeys, be cautious of a scandalous affair or romantic drama unfolding with a randy Rat a sexy Snake or indulging a Dragon's debauchery. Secret or clandestine meetings could produce some exciting, yet risky times. Married couples could be plagued by disagreements over money throughout 2007. Refrain from all impulsiveness and request help from qualified people. A brief period of insomnia convinces you to turn financial concerns over to an expert. Tackle only essential projects this year and lay low for right now.
In 2007 your energy levels rise. Roosters spend less time at work, yet remain very productive. If you have been considering a change of career or company, this year will be favorable to make the move. Remember to balance your words and frank observations with diplomacy and tact to avoid hurt feelings. Changes will take place in your life during 2007 that will set the stage for future progress. Free yourself of anything that slows your progress or hinders your joy. "Remember to forget" - your happiness is before you, not behind you. A favorable year for reunions, family matters, surprise gatherings and even some intercontinental travel.
The Pig year is the perfect emotional salve for Dogs who have experienced heartache in the past. You can trust the chivalrous Pig, so don't be afraid to extend your heart this year. A safe, protected year where home and hearth is king. The Dog builds and the Pig furnishes the life palace of home and family. This year will give you many occasions to prove your worth, but in order to achieve your objectives, be prepared and organized. Your nervousness and tendency to worry may peak in April or May, but know that most of what you are uneasy about will never materialize. Service to others is the key to your happiness.
A prosperous and satisfying year is in store for good-natured Pigs in 2007! You'll expand and work on ideas and have many different paths offered to you. Your energy will be on the upswing and the new year has a miraculous effect on your morale. Focus on strengthening your unions and even consider possibly enlarging your family or home. Promotion or re-location could also be in the works. Financially, you are much better off than last year and you should finally have the funds available to enjoy a little well deserved pampering. Consider a romantic getaway with a gorgeous Goat, a ravishing Rabbit or a tempting Tiger and enjoy!
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