Friday, February 4, 2011

To know or not to know

What astrology can tell you is what you will encounter in the future so that you can be better prepared. Some people take it with a positive attitude. Some others blame astrology for planting the seed of fear in their minds creating self-fulfilling profecy.

Once I told a client to be careful with her health particularly towards a certain part of her body. Well, she blamed me after one year that my advice made her thinking of the possibility of getting sick and finally she was diagnosed to have a tumor in that particular area of her body.

To know or not to know, that is her question.

To tell or not to tell, that beomes my question.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year

This year, Lunar New Year is just one day ahead of Li Chun 立春 which marks the beginning of the solar year. Normally they are not as close but once in a blue moon, they can even be on the same day.

It is interesting to note that customarily, Chinese people celebrate only the Lunar New Year and not Li Chun. Of course nowadays Chinese people also celebrate New Year according to the Western Calendar.

There is another important day Chinese people consider even more important than Lunar New Year. This is Dong Zhi 冬至 which is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere. We say 冬大過年. That is why in recent years, some Chinese astrologers consider this the beginning of a year and change the stem and branch of the year on Dong Zhi instead of on Li Chun.