Happy Chinese New Year everybody! The Chinese calendar is lunar based, which explains why it falls on a different day each year. For those of you who pay attention to this stuff, here are some traits that those born in the year of the ox are supposed to have, patience, dependability, good work ethic and modesty. They can also be bigoted, a stick in the mud and stubborn. They are calm, do not like to take risks and are purported to have the most beautiful facial features out of the entire zodiac. I think they just threw that last bit in to make the ox not sound so boring.
So, the good news is that you are not supposed to do any cleaning until after Wednesday because it could wash off the good luck. That includes your body, people. Not such good news. But you are going to treat yourself to lavish meals and spread some generosity around. What you do now will determine the luck that comes back to you. So here's wishing all my friends and readers a happy, prosperous and fulfilling New Year!