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Friday, May 1st, 2015


Year of the Goat 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Drawn to all things goats this past year, interesting to feel compelled this morning to do some research. 2015 is, according to Chinese astrology, the Year of the Goat, starting Feb. 19 (the Lunar New Year). The Goat (or Sheep) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

Although my birth year of 1954 happens to be a Year of the Horse, I do feel I resemble more the description of one born in 1955, a Year of the Goat.

Not only that, of course, born on January 13, I am in the month of Capricorn, 10th sign of the astrological zodiac system dating back to Babylonia. More than goat, it is a goat-fish, the mystery of which goes back to the depths of time past. Why goat-fish? No one knows for sure, there is varying mythology.

Free Will Astrology had this to offer me, entering this new year:

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Kintsukuroi is a Japanese word that literally means “golden repair.” It refers to the practice of fixing cracked pottery with lacquer that’s blended with actual gold or silver. Metaphorically, it suggests that something may become more beautiful and valuable after being broken. The wounds and the healing of the wounds are integral parts of the story, not shameful distortions to be disguised or hidden. Does any of that resonate with you about your current experience, Capricorn? I’m guessing it does. Let’s call this the kintsukuroi phase of your cycle.

Somewhere there’s a treasure that has no value to anyone but you, and a secret that’s meaningless to everyone except you, and a frontier that harbors a revelation only you would know how to exploit. Why not go in search of those things?