The Chinese New Year this year begins on February 5, 2019 and goes until January 23, 2020.
The Chinese zodiacs go off of years, but because the Chinese New Year is a little different than the Gregorian Calendar we use today, you have to make sure which year you fall under if you were born in January or the first part of February.
What is the Chinese Zodiac, and why is it different?
Like most great folklore and legends, there are stories that explain why we think or believe or do something certain ways. The origins of the story of how we have these 12 animals for the Chinese Zodiac vary. But many say that Buddha, or the Jade Emperor, called upon all of the animals for help, and only 12 answered.
One of the most popular stories talks of a Great Race, where Buddha invited all of the animals for a race. Only 12 showed up! So Buddha, wanting to reward the animals for their dedication and efforts, named the 12 zodiacs after these animals in the order in which they finished the race: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
There are 12 animals for the Chinese Zodiac, which means your year comes back around when you’re 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, etc. So people born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, it is your year! Which, technically, isn’t the best…. But stay tuned–we’ll tell you how to keep some luck this year.
What’s it mean to be a Pig?
Most people might think that pigs are dirty and muddy and eat. And truth be told, pigs are not viewed as “smart” animals in Chinese culture, which is one reason why the pig is the last sign of the zodiac.
But Pigs are generally well-behaved, and they also don’t make plans to hurt or harm others. Pigs also are associated with wealth. They’re known for their compassion, generosity, and diligence. They also have tremendous personalities!
Find out your Chinese Zodiac and what that might mean for you.
What does The Year of the Pig mean for you?
Overall, the year of the Pig brings luck and prosperity in career and business, so this is the year of WEALTH!
Every year, there are gifts that are meant to be lucky. This year:
- Pig Statues for prosperity and happiness.
- Three Legged Wealth Frog or Money Toad for wellbeing and luck in career and business.
- Phoenix Dragon Figurines to attract love and romance.
- Himalayan Salt Lamps for health, energy, and de-stressing.
We sell the Himalayan Salt Lamps in conjunction with our Salt Cave, and from now until February 15th, take 10% off Salt Lamps! Spread that luck this year to you and all of those around you. You can also share a Salt Session. New clients can try the Salt Cave for just $20.
Call or text (970) 205-9116 to reserve a lamp for you, or stop by the office at 1918 S Lemay Ave.