The battle begins – Ox Loife in 2015

Our hair is currently a right mess but Our bedroom is spotless.

As a 1985 babe, we landed Earth in the Year of the Ox, and according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, the Year of the Goat/Sheep is not going to be one for the Sheena Lee C ages.

In a bid to counter our bad luck, we will be taking the advice of Elaine Lui from LaineyGossip and cleaning our teeth, steering clear of goats’ cheese and petting dogs. (The lengths we will go to)

The Great Love, who is a Rat (and we always considered him a Horse) will be exercising caution on the roads and is encouraged to keep his cool during heated tiffs with his Glorious Partner. Which is actually good advice for him in any year.

The Roommate, a Pig, which is absolutely no reflection on her style of living, should be wary of legalities, and extremely good to those she shares her space with.

This advice was shared by Lui on her blog as we approached the New Year precipice in a bid to help readers navigate the year forth in accordance with individual Chinese Zodiac signs.

We ate it up. We don’t mind a bit of astrology, and we don’t mind a lot of Lui; so We figured combining the two here a fabulous idea.

By way of background, the Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. The signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

At the beginning of the New Year, it is traditional for families to clean their house in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good, incoming luck.

Therefore, on the Eve of the Year of the Goat/Sheep we changed our sheets, cleaned the house, folded our tee-shirts and washed our hair. From Lui, ahead of the New Year: “Change your sheets tonight. Wash your hair too. No hair washing starting tomorrow and, if you can, at least until the weekend. Can’t wash away the New Year Luck, right?”

Thus, Our shitty hair. At least it was, in the latter stages of last month, when we were freshly crossed the threshold of the Chinese New Year and we had written this post. Today, Our hair looks good, at least that is what the GL told Us.

In researching Our own sign, We felt it wise to do the same for the GL and Roommate who were less not likely to bother. So please, read on for more detail on our years ahead.

But first: 2015 is the Year of the Goat/Sheep, which means those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. Lui said there isn’t much to be concerned about for the goat/sheep, “Maybe some minor challenges, like parking tickets or harmless fines – issues with authority, it sounds like – so you should still get your blood checked and teeth cleaned but overall, it won’t suck.”

For Us, the Ox: The Goat/sheep is not a good Zodiac for the Ox. We are in for a rough year.

The signs take their turns though, and last year was a tough one for Rats (more on this below).  There are methods for countering bad luck, for sitting tight, for biding time, and rising out the other side stronger for the challenge. To help pave the way, and smooth the bumps, Lui had some advice for Ox:

  • Clean your teeth in March (or donate blood, except We are not good with needles, so teeth it is)
  • Be extra careful in July and August
  • Never EVER eat lamb this year (We see no problems with this; We are back off meat)
  • Steer well clear of goats’ cheese (this, though, is a shame)
  • In other words, no products from either animal.
  • Friend signs are Chickens and Dogs – those born in these years may be able to protect an Ox
  • Dogs will be useful in reducing danger (time to take notice of dogs)
  • Be smart, stay away from risk, save money (in other words, cut back on shopping)
  • Take care of your body.

The GL, a Rat: you are on the up. From Lui:

  • Your tough year was 2014; things are improving; but you still need to be vigilant during the Year of the Goat/Sheep
  • In August and September be especially vigilant – take extra precautions when driving
  • For extra protection, donate blood during these months, or go see the dentist (We can go together in March)
  • It’s going to bee a busy year for Rats; and importantly, your busyness will be fruitful (sounds promising)
  • Rats in romantic relationships, this year will test you; it will be argumentative; so be patient and don’t overreact; don’t lose your cool. And just remember how lucky you are to have your dear little Ox with her clean little teeth.

On a side note: love compatibility between Ox and Rats is well high. Lucky.

Our roommate, a Pig: the pig is one of the three lucky signs during the Year of the Goat/Sheep (the others being Rabbit and Rooster) so there’s plenty to smile about. To a point: don’t let it become a cocky grin, for your luck will turn. More from Lui:

  • Watch your money during May and June
  • Just because you are luckier than most this year, don’t take it as an excuse to be condescending or get cocky
  • In September and October you could run into some minor legal issues
  • During these two months be extra mindful of your health, and that of your family.

That’s our abode, Mint Street, done. Have you looked into your Zodiac? We’d love to hear more about the year you are in for. Please share.

Also, for all sorts of gossipy goodness, jump on over to LaineyGossip. She never disappoints.

Mint Street - the lucky ones

Mint Street, the lucky, not lucky and somewhat lucky ones.

 

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2 thoughts on “The battle begins – Ox Loife in 2015

  1. Siobhan Frost says:

    Ha! funny.

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  2. Meg says:

    Oh Sheena, a lot of the time I really miss your witty observations in my life… Bravo.
    Well actually. I always miss them.. Thinking of You in your year of the shoat.

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