As the Chinese Year of the Ox begins, I suppose it is a second chance to revamp all those new years resolutions that may require a further injection of effort. If that doesn't work, well then you may have to wait until the Jewish new year comes around in September.
I notice that the Year of the Ox is supposed to be a fairly steady year overall- after the challenging times that last year- the year of the Rat apparently- laid upon us, I don't suppose that anyone will complain about that.
Strangely the three Baltic countries are said to be Ox countries- so perhaps this may be a good year for Estonia- I certainly hope so. Incidentally Britain, like China itself is said to be a Dragon country, self centred but glorious... hmm.
While I have no real belief in the impact of horoscopes, Chinese no less than Western, I am nevertheless still quite happy to wish all my Chinese friends a very happy and prosperous new year!