February 19, 2015 is the Chinese New Year Day. This day is a new moon day, which is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on February 19, 2015 in China's time zone. China will be 4712 years old on 2015 Chinese New Year Day.
The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4712th year on February 19, 2015. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Green Wood Goat is the 32nd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since (60 *78) + 32 = 4712, therefore 2015 is the Wooden Sheep year, which is the 4712th Chinese Year.
2015 is the year of Goat or Sheep. Some people say 2015 is a Green Goat or Wooden Goat year. This is because the Stem-Branch Calendar is connected to the Five Element theory. Chinese calendars used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use animal names.
The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Dragon, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. For example, from 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2015 is Male Wood Goat the 32nd of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Wood is connected to Tree or Green in the Five-Element system, Year 2015 is also called the Green Goat year.
A Goat is a farmland animal. Goat are herbivore and like to eat grass. Therefore, Goat contains Earth and Wood in Chinese Five Element theory. The Goat hour of Chinese Horoscopes is from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. The ground has absorbed lots of heat at noon. July is connected to Goat. July is still summer. Therefore, Goat also contains Fire. Some Chinese eat lamb during the winter in order to keep warm.
Goat is one of Chinese lucky animals. Goat doesn't have to do the farm work. Instead, all the farmland jobs go to the Ox. Therefore, Ox doesn't like Goat. Goat have freedom to look for any kind of grasses. They never worry about running out of grass. They have mild personality and are friendly to human. Chinese treat Goat as an auspicious animal.
Chinese Pictographic Character - Goat
Chinese character Wei using in the astrology calendar means hazy sun or after noon (the sun on the western side of the sky), not Goat. The traditional Chinese character of the Goat is Yang . There is no good explanation for why ancient Chinese selected Goat as the nickname of Wei. Chinese astrology theory explains the life cycle using the cycle of tree. Wei is the cycle of fruit becoming tasty in the end of summer. Fruit will be ripe in the autumn. The invention of Chinese pictographic character is quite interesting.
The detail about sheep Chinese characters is at Chinese Pictographic Characters - Goat (Sheep)
Chinese New Year Festival in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore spans 15-day long till New Year Lantern Festival. The detail is at The Celebration of 15-Day Chinese New Year Festivals page.
The schedule Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in US major Chinatowns usually is on the weekend before or after Chinese New Year Day. You need to check the schedule at the Lunar New Year Parade Location and Schedule page.
To forecast our luck in the coming years, we first have to know what elements and animals are in our Birth Chart from Find Your Lucky Element page. 2015 is the year of Female Wood Sheep. Sheep mainly contains Earth. It also contains Wood. Therefore, 2015 is a strong Wood year. Sheep is the year after Horse Fire year. Sheep still contains some Fire. Wood can help Fire to burn. So Fire of 2015 is still strong. Therefore, the Earth, Wood and Fire are the key factors to determine people's fortune in 2015.
Basically, if your Lucky Element is Earth, Wood or Fire, then you will gain some benefit from Wooden Sheep. If your Lucky Element is Metal, then 2015 is considered as a good year because Earth of Sheep will protect the Metal. There is no Water in 2015. Water and Earth are opposite elements. Water and Fire are hostile elements. If your Lucky Element is Water, then you might encounter some unexpected challenges. But that's the opportunity to reach greater achievement.
Spring is the season of Wood. If your Lucky Element is Wood, then you will do well in the beginning of the Sheep Year. Wood will help Fire to bring up the heat. Summer is the season of Fire. If Fire is your Lucky Element. summer will be your best months of the year. If your Lucky Element is Metal, then we have to wait for the heat of Fire cooling down to see your luck, If Lucky Element is Water, then you have to wait till the Winter time when the temperature turns cold.
The complete Chinese Five Element Astrology is at
Chinese Astrology 2015 for The Year of
The complete 12 Chinese Animal Signs Prediction is at 2015 Chinese Zodiac for Year of Sheep
Another easier way to find your own Chinese Five Element Astrology is at Predict your Personal 2015 Chinese Horoscopes
How to Pinpoint to the Lucky Days
People are always want to know which days their luck will come. To determine the coming of good luck, we need to study the Stems and Branches relationships among Daily, Monthly, Yearly, Current Major Cycles and the Birth Chart.
There is an easy and simple way to find your really lucky day. First, the current Year must mainly contain your Lucky Element. Next, you look for the Month that mostly contains your Lucky Element in the Stem and Branch systems. After this, look for days that will contain majority of your Lucky Element. The theory is that Year brings Lucky Element into the Month; Month gathers the energy of Lucky Element and Day triggers the luck out. To find the Five Elements on certain months or dates, click on the following links. The easiest way to learn more about your lucky Elements and days is from the Chinese Fortune Angel astrology software.
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It requires many steps to foresee your fortune from our web site. To make it easy for you, we have created a Free Daily Chinese Astrology for you. When 2015 comes, then you can see the Chinese Astrology prediction for your daily, monthly and yearly cycles. Our Chinese Astrology focuses on your Money, Career and Fame.
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Lucky directions are|
1 (White) is connected to Business, Romance, Social Relationship.
4 (Green) is connected to Intelligent, Academic Achievement.
6 (White) is connected to Windfall, Money, Power, Position.
8 (White) is connected to Money, Wealth.
9 (Purple) is connected to Happiness, Marriage.
Unlucky directions are
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