Happy Chinese New Year From our Acupunture Therapist

The first month of the new year has passed and some of our New Year’s resolutions may have already come and gone. Fortunately, this month marks the start of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig!

I tend to appreciate Chinese Astrology for its rich understanding of the planetary cycle with its two-year rhythm and twelve-year circuit.  Each year has its own astrological sign or energy and this year is commonly translated as Pig, but better understood as Boar. Boar is always the last sign of the circuit and so the coming together of everything which has been learned, gained, and achieved over the past eleven years.

Year of the Golden Pig

So here we are in 2019 and it’s a creative year.  Time for new things, breaking free, and being inspired.

According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money and invest! It is going to be a year full of joy, friendship and love for all the zodiac signs. Chinese astrologers believe 2019 is an auspicious year as the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life due to its calming influence.

Along with all this, Pig (Boar) lands in an ‘earth year’, which means yin (or female energy) is mixed in for good measure.

So, what do you get when you mix all these things together?  Here are some easy rules of thumb to keep in mind for the year ahead:

Think round, not straight – In a yin year, where it’s about culmination and celebration, the point is going to be about the life we’re living while getting things done, not just the goal.  So, don’t get overly focused on how to get something done. Even if you can’t stop to smell the roses, do please notice they are there.

Don’t take or make unnecessary risks – earth years are abundant in all aspects, so you don’t need to jump at every opportunity, or gamble it all on one throw.

Think broad instead of narrow – it is a time for community, for tribes, creating your family of choice, and being part of the web of life.

This year attentiveness in financial matters means all the admin details need to be maintained and participated in on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. We’ll all be challenged to transform our lives through the good habits we keep saying we want to create.

Pig (Boar) is a benevolent symbol so all good will and motivations will be renewed and strengthened, while negative intentions and actions will be ignored or shunned unless we’re forced into dealing with them. He promotes happiness and responsibility, attachment to healthy family, and a good work life balance.

This year is also a gift for intellectuals and writers, good for manifesting ideas and stories into the world.

The joy of living and pleasure are the order of the day in all things. Well-considered actions will be rewarded more than risk taking.

So, here’s to 2019. A creative culmination year where we can be grateful for having got this far, take stock of who we’ve become, and unfold ourselves into the opportunities and abundance which are to come.


Lubica Stubnova is a fully qualified TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncturist and is a member of The British Medical Acupuncture Society, The British Acupuncture Council and The Acupuncture Society.  She is a passionate believer in Chinese medicine and in the health benefits that it can bring. To contact Lubica or to make an appointment please call 020 8977 3295.



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