Saturday, February 01, 2014
OFF TO THE RACES?No, it's the Year of the Horse
Yesterday, the 31st January, marked the start of the Chinese Lunar Year, the Year of the Horse – the wood horse, taking over the year of the snake - the water snake. The horse is not my Chinese zodiac sign, but I find it interesting to read the astrologers yearly life predictions and find out what each animal in the 12-year cycle that makes up the Chinese zodiac signifies. I used to be quite interested in horoscopes and astrology when I was very much younger, always interpreting the astrologers views about what we Virgos had in store for the coming months and years. There is still a small part of me that believes there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world, but I stopped reading my horoscopes when I realised that my horoscope forecast differed, and quite considerably, according to what newspaper or magazine I bought!
So the year of the Horse, according to one astrologer 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."
Of course there are lots of other predictions about the year ahead, depending on what print you read, but I particularly liked this one because I felt it was relevant to everything I strive for, except the surprising romances; I’m quite happy being single and flirty in 2014! Do you read horoscopes or follow astrology?
So on to the outfit: whenever I wear this jacket, some bright spark asks if I’m going horse riding. I’ll admit, it does look a little like an equestrian riding jacket, especially when I wear it with knee-high boots, but I love it nonetheless, and I think it makes me look a little more like a ‘lady’ in their 30’s.
Leather-look jeans Oasis
Bag Kate Spade
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