January 2 2020 solstice astrology

This is a year of relative contentment. It's a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are especially able to attract others--and material things as well--this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and the home. Advice - develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement.

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It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it's a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It's a good year to study, observe, research, and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and "chance" meetings are probable. Advice - take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don't strain yourself or actively try to expand.

These lengthy, detailed, and comprehensive reports reveal the themes and circumstances you are likely to encounter in the coming year and are based on your actual birthday, time, and place, as well as your current place of residence.

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All About Capricorn Capricorn Ascendant. These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place in addition to the birth date are known. These forecasts also incorporate Numerology and Personal Year Numbers. The individual birthday forecast above is written by Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology. Cafe Astrology is brimming with free articles, features, interpretations, and tools that will appeal to people with a casual interest in learning Astrology, as well as beginning through advanced students of Astrology.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use found here. Friend's Email Address. Your Name. Your Email Address. Cafe Astrology. Your Birthday Year Forecast: You are now beyond a Saturn transit to your Sun, and the year ahead is likely to feel far less serious or weighty as a result.

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Read More. Predictions for the month ahead Capricorn Good Days Calendar Capricorn: Good days and best days for money, love, attraction, opportunities, relationships, career, and success For an explanation of how the Chinese calendar works please visit our Chinese Calendar section for details. In recent years some festivals have been moved to a Monday or Friday to give a three day weekend. The mixture of moveable and fixed, modern and ancient create a complex pattern of public holidays.

Festivals reflect the mixed religious traditions in China.

Some of the festivals honor more than one religion, others mark the passage of the seasons. Back in dynastic history there were no weekends or days of rest, so festivals were the only holidays and that is why there are so important. All these dates are for the current year or next year. The festivals are shown in order of occurrence over a full 12 months and is automatically updated. The festival started among men at Nanjing University in the s and has caught on rapidly in cities throughout China and amongst single women too.

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The choice of date is based on the fact that It is now a popular day to declare love and propose marriage. It is not a national holiday. In a new memorial day was inaugurated to commemorate the many who died when the Japanese invaded Nanjing on this day in It is not a public holiday.

Dongzhi marks the important point of the mid Winter solstice December 22nd or more rarely 21st , the shortest day, and is traditionally a time for eating rice balls or dumplings after offerings have been made to the kitchen god. This festival like Qingming is tied to the sun rather than the moon. In recent years the Western celebration of Christmas on 25th December has had increasing.

This is chiefly an excuse to buy presents for children in the cities. As Santa is dressed in lucky red this greatly adds to his appeal. It is not an official holiday. When China adopted the Western, Gregorian calendar on the founding of the Republic of China in , the 'western' beginning of the year January 1st began to be marked as a festival just as elsewhere in the world. Since it has become a public holiday lasting 3 days. Sometimes the holiday is 'shifted' to give an extended weekend. It is held on the 8th day of the twelfth lunar month and is associated with the Buddhist festival marking the Buddha's enlightenment.

The festival is observed mostly in northern China and not much in the south. New Year is the main annual festival in China determined by the old Chinese calendar. It falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, so it is falls towards the end of January or early February. For at least 2, years it has been a time for all families to get together, often traveling long distances. The traditional lion dance is often seen in public festivities.

The festival lasts a whole week of public holiday Feb 15th to Feb 21st in and during this time everyone tries to be on their best behavior to set the tone for the whole year. There are large firework displays in the cities. The ancestors are given due reverence at the festival. When guests arrive they should bring along food or a gift; these can take the form of packets of ' lucky paper money ' in red envelopes.

The entrance to a house is often decorated with two couplets written in calligraphy on red paper on either side of the entrance. Traditional fairs are held outside temples selling all sorts of small gifts and decorations during the holiday. The Lantern festival is on the first full moon after the New Year and marks the very end of the Spring Festival. Lanterns are lit and in places very long paper dragons parade the streets. The lanterns lit the way for the ancestral spirits to go home to their tombs after joining the family for the festivities.

Great creativity was used in lantern design, which can include moving parts; some towns had riddles painted on them to entertain the people. Tangyuan glutinous rice balls are eaten and fir branches placed above doors. The traditional lion dance was originally tied to just this festival but now are seen more generally throughout the year. In the countryside diseases were removed by making a procession out of the village, with many firecrackers scaring away and taking the illness with it. Children, often in scary masks, used to put on little stage shows and pantomimes.

The double second 2nd day of 2nd lunar month marks the first tentative signs of Spring. The festival is now celebrated by cleaning the house, having a haircut, eating popcorn, pancakes and noodles. The traditional Flower Festival is held on the twelfth day of the second lunar month. The great Tang Empress Wu Zetian is associated with this minor festival when the birthday of the Flower God is celebrated.

It roughly marks the time of the emergence of the first flowers of Spring. It is also a good day to plant up the garden ready for summer. On the foundation of the People's Republic in the 8th March was designated Women's Day with a half or full day's holiday for women in China. The date was chosen because it was originally the last Saturday in February but this was moved in to a Sunday in Russia and has stayed there ever since. Her birthday is traditionally marked by a minor festival on the 19th of the second lunar month.

One of the holiest places sacred to her is on Putuo Island, Zhejiang where there is a tall statue looking out East over the ocean. It is not a holiday and was instituted as late as Celebrated on the 3rd day of the 3rd Lunar month, Shangsi was traditionally a day for cleaning the house and going away on an outing. It is not an official holiday in China. The day is associated with many folk beliefs to do with the opening of portals between the living and the dead. The founding Yellow Emperor is also believed to have had his birthday on this day. The servant is supposed to have cut off part of his own thigh to offer sustenance to his starving master.

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Jie Zitui shunned rewards and fled to a mountain with his mother, he was pursued by the angry prince and was only put off burning down Jie's house by a pleading poem written in blood. To mark the event no fires are lit and all food is served cold. More practically it marks the time when the heating fires used over the winter are put out and the all the ashes cleared away - so there is no fire available for cooking.

It is a minor festival held on the eve of Qing Ming. As the events took place in Shanxi province it is mainly there that the festival is celebrated. Traditionally the family tomb is cleaned and swept on Qing Ming day with fresh offerings laid out for the ancestors. This festival is anchored to the solar year rather than lunar year and so always falls between April 4th to 6th. It marks the start of Spring and is associated with kite flying. It has similarities to the Christian Easter Spring festival in that eggs are prepared and eaten. In some areas boys used to wear willow wreathes on their heads to summon rain for the growing season.

If you want to become more prosperous then making the appropriate offerings to the God of Wealth Zhao Gongming or God of Money Cai Shen on his birthday could do the trick. This birthday is marked on the 15th day of the third lunar month of the traditional calendar. He is often depicted with an iron club and riding a black tiger. There are various conflicting legends concerning his life which dates back before the Qin dynasty. It is a minor festival and not a public holiday.