No Horsing Around this Chinese New Year?
Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year; the year of the horse. It is believed that, for most, this year will be a time of prosperity. You might think this is especially true for those born in previous years of the horse – but, unfortunately, it’s quite the opposite. Unsure if that’s you? Here’s a quick reference:
Recent Years of the Horse
|January 30, 1930||February 16, 1931|
|February 15, 1942||February 4, 1943|
|February 3, 1954||February 23, 1955|
|January 21, 1966||February 8, 1967|
|February 7, 1978||January 27, 1979|
|January 27, 1990||February 14, 1991|
|February 12, 2002||January 31, 2003|
Those born in the year of the horse are believed to be energetic and intelligent; however, they are also believed to be at odds with the reigning god for the year, the Tai Sui. So what’s the Tai Sui got against you? Well, it’s believed you’re also egocentric and hot-tempered. But hey, that’s the Tai Sui’s opinion. We prefer to say you’re confident and passionate.
Still, he’s the god, so maybe it’s best not to tempt fate. That means no major investments or events. Thinking you found the perfect tech startup to put money into? Wait. Getting married? What’s the rush? And what does this all mean for your career? Well, if you ask the Tai Sui – nicely – he might advise you get off your high horse, stick with your current job, and put those pesky ambitions out to pasture till 2015.
But what if wild horses couldn’t drag you away from the idea that this year is your year for change? Easy…Easy, now. We’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered. Check out our Career Advice section for tips on how you can show that Tai Sui neigh-sayer just how independent you really are.