I've always loved Chinese calligraphy, And since i know they are popular tattoo's I wanted to get some practice at them. I'll submit a few ever week.
Since I love reading about meanings, here are the meaning's for each zodiac.
The year of the Rat: is symbolic of opportunity and good prospects. Business in general is forecast as being good although it is possible that bleak years will follow. However anything that began in the year of the Rat should in theory be successful.
The year of the Ox: is one in which success will escape without a sustained, mindful effort. The sort of problems that are encountered in the year of the Ox tend to be home front problems that seem to be never ending. The Ox year needs discipline and it is not the time for unruly behavior or taking short cuts. In this year success is achieved solely through hard work.
The year of the Tiger: is a very likely to be a volatile year, everything is taken to its limit in this big and bold year. It can also be a year of war, disasters and all kinds of disputes, it is a year for massive change but this can also bring out the best.
The year of the Rabbit: is in sharp contrast to the explosive year of the tiger. It is a year of placidity and respite where little will be set in stone; a carefree happy year that will be both temperate and relaxed.
The year of the Dragon: is one that brings happiness and good fortune. It is one of the most positive and strongest of all of the twelve star signs. During the year of the Dragon their will be violent acts of nature, with an electrifying ambiance and things coming in waves. For those considering marriage or starting a new venture or business it is an favorable year.
The year of the Snake: is a somewhat changeable year, filled with preparation, contemplation and much reflection. Often breakthroughs are made but achieved in silence. Generally the Snake year is not a calm year, possibly a year of sharp dealings, turmoil and even war if differences cannot be resolved. To sum up: the year of the snake is the strongest most negative force of all of the signs.
The year of the Horse: is a time for progress, it is a very happy-go-lucky, frantic and wild year that is both adventurous and satisfying. There will be an upward turn to the year with a deal of good humor. It is a year for going it alone, perhaps with some shocks in store but on the whole a courageous and daring year.
The year of the Sheep/ Goat: is one that will be a time for caring, bringing out creative talent, imagination and emotion, whilst remaining, calm, smooth and slow. "Harmony with moderation" are the key words with a warning about the danger of negativity.
The year of the Monkey: is one where absolutely anything and everything is possible, a year when things that appear impossible will succeed. With all of this success around no-one will know what they are doing. A haggling and shamming it year full of luck and one where no-one will accept no for answer.
The year of the Rooster: is one of a huge dissipation of energy, with only a precarious balance, which can often lead to arguments. It is a cautious year where no-one wants to listen to anyone else resulting in many disagreements and "frayed nerves". However no-one will undergo too much hardship.
The year of the Dog: is a year for reflection and to assess ones values. There will be disturbances, revolts, but as the Dog is always on the lookout, honesty will always rule the day. This year will see great benevolent and idealistic deeds and various unusual changes; a time when broadmindedness and fairness will be supported. Although this year is one of great cynicism a sense of balance and tranquility will be upheld.
The year of the Boar: is one of benevolence, one with a lot of 'feel good factor', one of "abundance" and a good year for business. Life in this year will be lived to the full and although there will be uncertainty it will be minimal. It is a rich year with impetuous acts, but care is recommended with any matters concerning money. The Boar is the symbol for great courage and integrity.
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