Saturday, January 28, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year!

It is 2006, the year of the Red Dog.

What does my horoscope say?

Certain changes will take place in your life. They will all be positive, profitable and agreeable if you know how to appreciate and handle them. Don't let the past and useless details choke your existence. Try to get rid of all that impedes your march or hampers your spontaneity and joy. 'Remember to forget' (Nietzsche). Your happiness is before you, not behind you!

In spite of your apprehensions, notable improvements in many fields will be significant and, for certain natives of the sign, there will even be a positive change in the career. Certain solutions will come along unexpectedly. The year will be crucial regarding a sentimental encounter or a recovery of harmony with a beloved one. If you must make important decisions, seek advice from competent people.

Oh, come on positive change in the career! And profitable. Wahoo.

Actually, kevin asked me yesterday what my horoscope sign was. I don't know why - he'd already looked it up. He said his said that a spouse would see financial gains (he's a rooster*), and voila, the prospects for the pig said I'd see financial gains.

Of course, I didn't suggest those might come off the life insurance...

Anyway, its a day to celebrate the Chinese culture, and to remake pledges you broke in January from the ordinary New Year's hoopla.

Now, how have my financial prospects started off this fine year of the red dog? Well, the government just gave us $800. Our provincial gov't, that is. Its part of our prosperity revenue, because we're debt-free and as an oil-rich province we're rolling in it, evidently.

Still no word from the bank on whether they'll let us sell the mineral rights to that stingy energy company that tried to steal them without our consent.

Kev's done the income tax, and there's a tidy sum coming back from that.

So we'll be able to pay for me to go to Harrogate. Wahoo, and Stuart and John, there's a round or three on me. Hopefully soon get a new washing machine, because the one here that we inherited when we bought the house was built in the 50's and doesn't like to give up the dirty water. Noooo. It wants to keep spinning merrily away, creating more and more suds.

But beyond that, I'm open to surprises. People who just like me and want to give money. People who want to publish my book and give me lots of money (I can dream, right?). A hole in the wall revealing thousands. Whatever.

And may your propsects be equally bright, and surpass your dreams for the coming year.

* I stand corrected. But he acts like an old goat sometimes.


Boy Kim said...


M. G. Tarquini said...

Where can I look up mine?

Sandra Ruttan said...

You can navigate to the appropriate sign from there. Maybe someone else knows other places too?

M. G. Tarquini said...

hehe. I read that and thought - Now where does she get off calling me a pig?

Off to check.

M. G. Tarquini said...
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Sandra Ruttan said...

No, I only call myself a pig. But according to chinese astrology, that's not an insult.

E. Ann Bardawill said...

I'm either a snake or a dragon.
I forget.

Which one is more into leather?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Ha ha!

M. G. Tarquini said...

I checked my horoscope. It didn't look good.

*off to stock up on tamiflu*

Sandra Ruttan said...

Maybe its your other horoscope that'll pan out this year.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I'm ashamed. It's Chinese New Year and instead of acknowledging it on my blog, I complained about dirty dishes yesterday.

Off to repent now.

By the way, what's a RED Dog? It's the year of the Dog and Fire. But this red dog is new to me. Must be a northern chinese thing.

Sandra Ruttan said...

I don't know. It's what one of the Chinese Horoscope sites said - the year of the red dog. Well, more than one.

And instead of planets you get elements. Mine is metal. I'm a metal pig - born in the year of the white pig. That's all I really know...

JamesO said...

Wow, a titanium pig! That's got to be worth a bob or two.

The last horoscope I read said that all my financial worries would be solved in April - so I'm not going anywhere near anything potentially dangerous that month. I might just stay in bed.

Sandra Ruttan said...

You can't win the lotto if you don't buy a ticket James!

Fingers crossed for you, though!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Hey, I'm a metal cow! NO WONDER we get along. It's not about what animal you are, it's about the element.

You and I got to watch out for MG - if I remember correctly, she's FIRE - that means she can turn up the heat and rip our manuscripts to shreads leaving us with nothing but a changed career into bartending!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Well, metal conducts heat, right? So just make sure one of us is touching her work when she puts the torch down!

Trace said...

My supervisor is chinese and he set off a bunch of firecrackers today outside. Does it every year.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Well, metal conducts heat, right? So just make sure one of us is touching her work when she puts the torch down!

*Screams in laughter*

I just clued to this.


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