Since the Chinese New Year is upon us (and I am a t-shirt printing astrology freak) I thought that the oriental horoscope would be a good theme for this week’s #TshirtTuesday. Nowadays for public and business affairs China uses a solar calendar (the one we know), but for civil matters, like planning a wedding or a funeral, a Lunisolar one is used. The Lunisolar calendar always begins somewhere between the last days of January and the beginnings of February. This time around, the start of the New Year lands the 31st of January.
Unlike western astrology where there’s a different sign each month, Chinese astrology has a sign ruling over an entire year. 2013 was the year of the metal snake while 2014 will be the year of the wooden horse.
Those born during the year of the steed are said to be clever, energetic and outgoing people. But what does it mean for the rest of us? Those who were born in other years? According to the Chinese zodiac the horse is a fire sign. Fire brings energy, which means it will be a great year for development and progress for everyone, regardless of your sign.
Disclaimer: Remember that I’m just an amateur so if your new entrepreneurial endeavors don’t work out please don’t blame me!
If like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory you happen to think that astrology is nonsense (nobody is perfect) then you can still draw inspiration from this fantastic collection of horse inspired t-shirts. After all, zodiac or not, the horse is a noble animal that looks great almost anywhere.
Happy New year!