Today is the beginning of Chinese New Year, and this year we are ushering in the year of the horse. It is actually the year of the wood horse – the first wood horse year to occur in 60 years. Also coinciding with the Chinese new year is also a dark moon (or a black moon as many are calling it).
That being said I have come to the conclusion that 2014 is ‘The Year of the Dark Horse’. So what does that mean? Well I am going to tell you my personal and completely unprofessional interpretation of what ‘The Year of the Dark Horse’ could mean. But first let me define a few things:
According to Susan Levitt the Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
According to Wikipedia the The translation of the element Wood looks like this:
Wood (Chinese: 木; pinyin: mù), sometimes translated as Tree, is the growing of the matter, or the matter’s growing stage. Wood is the first phase of Wu Xing. Wood is yang in character. It stands for springtime, the east, the planet Jupiter, the color blue, green, wind, and the Azure Dragon (Qing Long) in Four Symbols.
Again from Wikipedia: A dark moon describes the Moon during that time that it is invisible against the backdrop of the Sun in the sky. The duration of a dark moon is between 1.5 and 3.5 days, depending on the orientation of the Earth and Sun.
In accordance of the IBTimes: Black moon – “The January supermoon won’t be a full moon. It’s a new moon. Some are calling it a Black Moon, but that name doesn’t come from astronomy,” reported Earth Sky. The reasons why it is called a Black Moon is because it is the second of two new moons in a month, according to Earthsky.org. The celestial phenomenon will take place on Friday. The phenomenon is known as a perigree full or perigree new moon, which means the moon will appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a normal day.
And lastly Wikipedia defines a Dark Horse as a little-known person or thing that emerges to prominence, especially in a competition of some sort or a contestant that seems unlikely to succeed (kind of like an underdog)
So here is the fun bit, if I analyze all of this and add a bit of my own flare and flourish the following is my prediction or ‘forecast’ for 2014….
2014 is The Year of the Dark Horse. It is a year where the underdog just might find himself with the upper-hand. It will start out slow, unfamiliar and perhaps even feel a bit off. But don’t worry, keep your chin up as it is destined to be a great year full of growth and surprises. This year will move forward quickly and gracefully picking up momentum as it goes. Being a year of wood, means this year will be a spiritual season of spring; a time of cleaning out the old in order to usher in the new. 2014 will be a year of final endings. Meaning that loose ends will finally be cut off allowing brand new blessings to enter in.
It may represent itself as a bit of a Trojan horse for those unprepared to face the endings they are confronted with. But unlike the Trojan incident it will not lead to utter destruction and the fall of a civilization (unless you choose to allow it to). It will instead be the destruction of unhealthy and self defeating tendencies, leaving room for new habits and routines of self care, love, and healthier relationships. However in order for any of this to come to pass one must be ready and willing to just let go and seize the opportunities as they come. Holding back and hesitating with the intent of analysis and so called ‘perfect’ timing will not allow for the desired security and confidence you will claim to be seeking, but rather it will lead to missed opportunities and blessings.
Perhaps the motto for this year should be ‘Carpe Diem’ – seize the day! So grab that dark horse by the reins and gallop off into the sunset!
(Remember this is all in fun, and is 100% my personal interpretation. I in no way claim to be clairvoyant or to have any kind of foresight and I will not be held responsible for any accuracies or inaccuracies that may be written here) 😀