The Lunar New Year begins on February 12, 2021, and in Chinese Astrology, it is the official welcome of the year of the Ox.
The Ox is the second sign of the Chinese zodiac, making this a year for consolidating and building a steady foundation.
In 2020, we experienced the year of the Rat. Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, it brought with it new beginnings and change. Now, in 2021, things should feel a little more steady, allowing us to move forward with a bit more ease and certainty.
The year of the Ox favors taking methodical steps rather than giant leaps. With slow and steady progress, we can win the race.
The Ox zodiac also shines a spotlight on the creation of wealth. It can bring opportunities for us to generate new streams of income, but just the same, it can also increase our spending.
We have to be mindful of our spending habits in the year of the Ox and make sure we are spending well within our means. While there is luck to be had with taking risks in investments and business ideas, there are also pitfalls to watch out for.
While we are being supported to innovate and find new ways to increase our wealth, we also need to ensure we are using the grounded, stable, and methodical energy of the Ox when it comes to achieving our goals.
With this focus on finances in 2021, it is also a good time to connect with the abundance that is all around you.
Abundance does not have to just be about money; it is an energy current that is there for us to tune in and work with. It reminds us that the Universe is an open door, filled with opportunities and infinite potential.
Connecting with abundance is our reminder that life is working in harmony with us, rather than against us. It is our reminder that when we seek, we will always find.
Aligning our vibrational field with the field of abundance is about knowing this is true. It is about releasing any beliefs aligned with scarcity, competition, and lack, and connecting with the riches that are always around us, regardless of what our bank balance may be.
Under the year of the Ox, make it a priority to connect to the abundance that you are. Think about what makes you feel abundant and visualize it. Feel the sensations in your body as your mind wanders through this imaginary scene. Remember this feeling, and evoke it when needed.
Gratitude is also a powerful way to connect with abundance, as is watching the sunrise, as it reminds us that each day we are always given a new opportunity.
If you are really looking to harness the power of abundance, wake up just before the sun peaks over the horizon. As you see it rise up, reflect on 10 things you feel grateful for, even if they are just small.
While the year of the Ox is a great year to get organized and build on our foundation, we have to remember to honor its Yin Metal quality as well.
Metal can be a rigid element to work with, but the Yin energy indicates a certain level of creativity and the need to release control and go with the flow.
In 2021, we may have to work within the confines of our situation or what is present in our 3D reality, but we can still find room to flow and create in that space.
Yin metal allows us to take something rigid, and turn it into a work of beauty and art. Yin metal symbolizes being able to take metal and turn it into precious metal.
Yin energy is also very intuitive. Rather than looking for guidance in the external world, it encourages us to go within.
In this Yin year, we may also have to remind ourselves to look for the beauty in things that don’t go to plan or as expected. When we are too rigid or set in our ways, we lose our ability to innovate and to see things in a different light.
The Ox can be stubborn, but if we want to flow in harmony with these energies, we need to know when to surrender and when to allow ourselves to be guided by the ebb and flow of whatever has come our way.
We may have plans, but the Universe sometimes shows us that it too has plans, and sometimes these plans can lead us to bigger and better places than we could ever imagine for ourselves.
In matters of love, the Year of the Ox is a time to focus on stability. We may find ourselves seeking more stability in our partnerships, or letting go of relationships that feel too erratic or up and and down.
On a personal level, our self-care routine may need to involve grounded practices that help us to feel more secure and self-assured.
The Ox is a very nurturing energy, so it is important that we use this energy to nurture ourselves and the relationships that are most important to us.