January 25th is the first day of the Lunar New Year. 2020 is the Year of the Rat.
The 2020 Lunar New Year is a big time for new beginnings. The whole year is a REALLY big year for new beginnings. First, it’s a new decade, just off the bat. Second, it’s the year of the Rat, which is the beginning of a new 12 year zodiac cycle. Third, it’s the beginning of a new 60 year cycle which includes the 5 yin and yang elements. Some serious math action. So, if you’ve had an inkling to start any new undertaking…physical, mental, career, spiritual..this is your year! Rats are good planners, quick thinkers, resourceful, wise and kind. These are the very traits that will get you the furthest this year.
The Natural Elements
If we take into account the elemental relationship of the year (the “qi” of the year), we have a Yang Metal year with a Yang Water animal. If you look at the Five Element chart above, you see that Metal generates Water. Add on that they are both Yang versions this year…active, bright, aggressive…we are going to have a big year for water. If the storm that happened mid- January here in the Bay Area is any indication, we are on track. It’s also a good time to put yourself into salt water, so keep that in mind. Salt water pools, epsom salt baths, ocean swims.
The Yang Metal that is in the 2020 Lunar New Year also makes it a good time for acupuncture! Getting treatment from those little needles made of metal will be a great way to harmonize yourself with the qi of the year. If something comes up, and you are thinking: “I wonder if acupuncture is good for this”, chances are the answer is: “Acupuncture is good for that”. You can book yourself online here, or give us a call at 510-629-9456. Happy Lunar New Year!