Welcome The Year of the Sheep (Goat/Ram)

Depending on your translation, February 19 marks the first day of the Year of the Sheep - or Goat - or Ram.

What can we be happy about and look forward to?

In the 12-animal Chinese Zodiac, the Sheep is kind, tender and sympathetic. Sheep are creative and elegant. Because of their softer side, they are symbolic of peace and harmony.

The Year of the Sheep follows a tumultuous Year of the Horse, and heralds a year with a much more calm atmosphere. Hooray!

If last year was the Horse's year to gallop and take off, this year will be the year for contemplating and appreciating what has already been accomplished. It is a time to think about bringing goodness to others, to take a deep breath and calmly look at what's ahead.

A steady path, generosity, and keeping the peace. Let's keep repeating that. . . A steady path, generosity, and keeping the peace. . . A steady path. . .

2015 Year of the Sheep Wool Felt Mama Sheep from Tibet
(hand-made wool felt mama sheep with baby from artisans in Tibet)