The February new moon falls in the very last degree of air sign Aquarius on the 19th February – the second Aquarian new moon of 2015. The Chinese celebrate their New Year at this new moon which ushers in the Year of the Green or Wood Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat). The Sheep is known as a calm and peace loving creature, making 2015 a good year for family bonding, harmony in personal relationships, the arts and small business.
The Year of the Wood Sheep offers the opportunity to heal and recharge the batteries after the chaotic and super-charged energy of 2014, Year of the Horse. Because the Sheep is caring and creative, now is a great time to express your creative side and embrace your closest friendships.
The wood element is associated with the planet Jupiter which aids growth and helps us to set and attain goals. Wood is the element of spring, when plants have new growth. And, in the Five-Element Chinese Cycle (Wood to Fire to Earth to Metal to Water to Wood), Wood comes before Fire and so has a favourable relationship with it - when you stoke a fire with wood you get a big blaze.
Those born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003 are all born in the Year of the Sheep. 2015 will be a year when Sheep can really shine, both personally and professionally and overcome any recent setbacks or obstacles.