Happy New Year, and welcome to the year of the rat. Today is Spring Festival, or the lunar new year… and as it’s the rat, it’s the first year of a new 12 year cycle. Things that happen this year are supposed to set the pace for the whole cycle, which is pretty intriguing. If you’re interested in your zodiac reading for the year, here are some sites I liked:
I find the whole thing superstitious and amusing. Most of all, my favorite part of the whole thing is the story of the animals and why they are the ones chosen to represent the twelve years (as well as hours in classical times).