Monday, January 23, 2012

Lunar New Year

According to the Yin/Yang twin combined with the Five Elements and Twelve Animals of the cyclic lunar calendar theory, a brand new lunar year begins today, and it is the Yang Water Dragon. Do you know that such combinations (Yin or Yang/One of the Five elements/One of the Twelve animals) only occur once every 60 years? That means that the next Yang Water Dragon will be in 2072.

It is considered by some that it brings good fortune to have an Ochna integerrima in full bloom on the first day of the new year. The owner of this tree tried but it seems that his calculation was off this year. Below is how the tree looks today. It should look like this. Do I believe in any of this? Nah! One thing is certain... I won't be blogging this when the next Yang Water Dragon shows up the next time.

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