Happy New Year for the Year of the Ox!
Today, Monday, Jan 26, is the first day of the Year of the Ox!

I love beginnings.

SwishI love the nice swish they make as they land like a leaf off a tree right in front of you.
Swish. Swish. Swish.
One of my Year of the Ox goals is to be able to touch the rim on a basketball hoop.
Bonus points if I can hang on the rim!
Good enough if I can hang on the net!

The Year of the Ox is an excellent year!
Many great wishes to everyone who will turn 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, and 96 this year!
I hear this is your year.

I love the Ox for many reasons.

From wiki:
Ox

The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. … dependable, calm, and modest. … Ox people need peace and quiet to work through their ideas, and when they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise…. very logical mind and is extremely systematic … tremendous imagination and an unparalleled appreciation for beauty. … speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls, logical, positive, filled with common sense and with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life, and they are prepared to toil long and hard in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Strong-minded, stubborn, individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals who don’t take kindly to being told what to do.

The Ox works hard, patiently, and methodically, with original intelligence and reflective thought. These people enjoy helping others. Behind this tenacious, laboring, and self-sacrificing exterior lies an active mind.

The Ox is not extravagant, and the thought of living off credit cards or being in debt makes them nervous. The possibility of taking a serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always welcome because of their honesty and patience. They are reputed to be the most beautiful of face in the zodiac. They have many friends, who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends, although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new. People born in the year of the Ox make wonderful parents and teachers of children.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek solutions for them.

They are solid.
Dependable.
Loyal.
Supportive.
Staunch.
They believe in you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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6 Comments

  1. Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Senia,
    Good luck with your goal to touch the rim!

    I used to be able to do it easily back in college & grad school… but I have become “gravity challenged” over the past 5,10.. WOW! I guess it was over 15 years since I’ve touched the rim (unless you count the times that I installed a new net with a ladder).

    (I also had the advantage of being 6’3″.)

    Best of luck and thank you for sharing your goal. You have inspired me to “fight gravity” too !

  2. Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for telling us about the ox. I’m a firey pig myself and could use some of the ox influence. :)

  3. Nick
    Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Since I’m a tiger, I wonder what the difference is. I never really paid attention to Chinese astrology before. It sounds like the ox encompasses most personalities… do they slice, dice, and julienne as well?? :) They definitely are stubborn, strong, and individualistic, for sure!

    Have a great year, ox!

  4. Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dave,

    I’m looking forward to seeing you more on twitter if you think you like that venue. You used to be able to touch the rim!!!!!! That’s so cool!

    Yay, us vs. gravity!

    S.

  5. Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Elona!

    The firey pig year a few years back was a wonderful year!
    Great to catch you online!

    BEST!
    Senia

  6. Posted Monday January 26, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Nick,

    They do slice, dice, and julienne!
    YAY!

    :) Senia