January 17 - January 23, 2022
At the halfway point in any lunar month, there is always going to be some urgency but also a shift in focus away from starting and onto completion. In the waxing or the growth phase of a lunar cycle, everything is expanding and this is a time for planting and starting what you can while after the Full Moon that marks the halfway point in any lunar month, the Moon begins to wane. For the Professional imagination, with the month of the Ox's focus on communication and on giving you the intellectually savvy edge needed to think on your feet, this is a time for consolidating and working to bring home what you have already started.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
However 2020 treated you financially this has created lucrative potential, whether you have fully accessed it yet or not. The Year of the Rat is a year for initiating and starting things and while its focus was on helping you to achieve life’s riches and rewards, financially or otherwise, his lack of discipline could just have easily seen it flow out the other end, in an ‘easy come, easy go’ kind of way that would be abhorrent to the Ox. The Rat leaves you with a lot of earning potential but also a lot of seeds planted, which under the Ox’s diligent watch you have a chance to tend and nurture this year. The seeds for income opportunities may have been planted in 2020 but 2021 could be when this is ready to harvest. Especially so during the month of the Dragon and its focus on work and job matters from 12th April to 11th May and during the professionally charged and competitive month of the Monkey, from 8th August to 7th September.
On 12th February the Year of the Rat ends and the Year of the Ox begins, a year that for the Pig is the astrological equivalent of a Swizz army knife, where there is a tool for every purpose. The Ox brings together two different influences that meld in a way that can be used to your advantage in almost every aspect of your life. One influence is the Ox’s focus on communication and all things intellectual, making this a good year for having your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. The other influence is that the Ox is focused, determined and finishes what it starts. This means that you are not only better able to express yourself and to think on your feet but you will be more mentally focused and disciplined. If your work involves communication, you are a writer, are studying or you are anything that requires mental focus, discipline, a sharp mind or a way with words then this will be a huge advantage.
However, any aspect of your life that can benefit from having the communication lines open, requires mental focus, discipline or can benefit from being mentally on top of things is going to be advantaged. As this covers almost every aspect of your life, you can see why the Year of the Ox is the astrological equivalent to the Swizz army knife, with a tool for every purpose. The Year of the Ox is not a good year in the narrowly specific way that some years can be but is a good year in every way. Your relationships, your work, study, ability to plan and stick to those plans will all benefit from the Ox’s influence.
About the Pig
The Pig is self-sacrificing, sincere and merry. They may come across cynical and brash in the beginning, but underneath the tough exterior is a perfectly softhearted and decent soul.
A Pig is noble and strong. They make great friends, although not always easy friends. Pigs expect their own generosity to be reciprocated equally by friends or they may quickly end the relationship. They also possess a reckless streak that can make them difficult to handle.
Pigs are noble and chivalrous people who are compassionate, diligent, generous, and fun to be with. They maintain lifelong friendships, yet even if they marry someone from their ideal partners, the relationships are likely to be rocky.
Despite the fact that they are good-humored, sociable and cheerful, tact is not one of the Pig's best virtues. They do not fare well in diplomatic careers. A Pig's emotional temperature is easily raised. They have strong sexual desires and physical love is very important to them. Pigs make loyal and loving partners.
Compatible: Horses & Tigers