Articles and Perspectives on East Asian Medicine

2010: The Year of the Metal Tiger (February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011)

By Asian Culture

Chinese astrology sometimes describes the Year of the Tiger as a ‘tumultuous, hard working and vigorous year.  It is traditionally associated with massive changes and social upheaval. Therefore, 2010 may be a volatile one both on the world scene, as well as on a personal level, filled with drama, tension and unpredictability. Events can happen quickly. In the year of the Metal Tiger, it is said that the Tiger brings the element of courage and metal provides the necessary determination and resolve to achieve the goals that are set for the year…

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2008: The Year of the Earth Rat (February 6, 2008 – January 25, 2009)

By Asian Culture

The combination of Earth and Rat creates a very good environment for achieving results. The Rat is known for taking risks, while the earth element brings practicality and stability. Balanced well, it can be a productive and profitable year, if the positive qualities of the Rat are embodied. But Rats can be calculating and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas. This sign is motivated by its own interests…

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