Occupying the 10th position, the rooster – the only bird included in the Chinese Zodiac – is known to be observant, hardworking, resourceful, and punctual. That’s why, we’re celebrating the Year of the Rooster (and chicks, and pullets, and hens)!
Occupying the 9th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal.
Sadly, monkeys are subjected to cruel experiments, entertainment, food, and loss of habitat. During this Year of the Monkey, we’re putting a spotlight on the complex social relationships and the many trials of these primates.
Occupying the 8th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most, symbolizing such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness. They are gentle, sensitive animals who are emotionally complex and highly intelligent.
That’s why, we’re celebrating the Year of the Sheep!!
Now that the wrapping paper’s all swept away, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. The custom of starting the New Year with a resolution has good intentions behind it. With a little self-reflection, we all see areas of our life that we’d like to improve and bad habits that we’d like to shake. But for most, our resolutions don’t get very far as the force of habit take hold again. This year, instead of making the same old list of quit-this, lose-that, self-improvement resolutions, resolve to be the change you want to see in the world.