Happy New Year of the Earth Dog!
Meet Pistachio, the newest member of my little family here in Durham, and the perfect mascot for this upcoming year. The Lunar New Year welcomed us into the Year of the Earth Dog earlier this month. For many of you who have shown curiosity, I've copy/pasted a description of the energetics of this upcoming year from a newsletter from Taiji and Qigong expert, Master Wu:
"For this coming energetic year, the Dog animal sign (Earthly Branch) indicates that the specific energetic qualities of nature associated with the Dog (such as intuitive, smart, artistic, cautious, social, honest, loyal, uneasy, evasive, or stubborn energy) will exert their influences on us human beings.
When properly harnessed, Dog energy will help you channel your truthful and creative nature towards completing tasks and striving to achieve your life's greatest goals.
Left unchecked, Dog energy can easily trap you in some physical or emotional obstacle(s) that will make it virtually impossible to get anything done."
Always remember that self-care is most important in all situations, seasons, and years. Take some time to reflect on how you can channel the balanced energetic qualities of our favorite furry friends and know you can always schedule a tune-up session with me if you are looking for additional support in acupuncture or movement.