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February 2021


WELCOME TO OUR FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER !

Wow!   Doesn't time fly!   Christmas has been and gone!   New Year's Eve and Countdown have been and gone!   2020 has been and gone!   January 2021 has been and gone!   And the Lunar Chinese New Year will start on 12 February 2021.   According to the Chinese 12-year Animal Zodiac Cycle, the Chinese New Year beginning in 2021 is the Year of the Ox - get ready for all of the challenges of the Ox!   We are all back at work - yet again - and working away!   We are into February already and the months are rolling by!   Meanwhile - "Stay Safe from Covid-19 and the Mutated Variants!"   Take Great Care At All Times!"

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WELCOME TO FEBRUARY 2021!

   MAY IT BE A GOOD MONTH FOR EVERYONE!

A SPECIAL DAY!

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2021 - THE YEAR OF THE OX

Chinese Zodiac Sign 2021 – The Ox

2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese Lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022.   It will be a Metal Ox year.

The recent zodiac years of Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033.

An Ox year occurs every 12 years.

The zodiac sign Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese Zodiac.

The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse,
Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Ox Years
If you were born in the year of an Ox, your Chinese zodiac sign is an Ox!

The Chinese Zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year,
which ranges from late January to mid February.

2021    February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022  =   A Metal Ox.

The Oxes' Personality: Diligent, and Dependable
Having an honest nature, Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination.

These reflect traditional conservative characteristics.

Women Oxes are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children's education.

For Male Oxes, they are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life,
and attach importance to family and work.

Having great patience and a desire to make progress, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent effort.  

They are not much influenced by others or the environment,
but persist in doing things according to their ideals and capabilities.

Before taking any action, Oxes will have a definite plan with detailed steps,
to which they apply their strong faith and physical strength.

   As a result, people of the Ox zodiac sign often enjoy great success.

Oxes are weakest in their communication skills.

   They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it is not worthwhile
to exchange ideas with others.   They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.


Ox Years:
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Lucky Color = White, Yellow, and Green

Dog Years:
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Lucky Color = Red, Green, and Purple

Good Health for Oxes
Oxes are strong and robust; they can enjoy a fairly healthy and long life,
fulfilled lives, and little illness.

Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often spend too much time in their work,
rarely allowing themselves enough time to relax, and tend to forget meals,
which make them have intestinal problems.

So enough rest and a regular diet are needed for Oxes to work efficiently.

With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension,
and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others.

Proper relaxation and regular short trips will benefit the Ox.

The Best Careers for Oxes
As the symbol of hard work, Ox people always work hard at everything and stick to finishing it.  

Possessing a serious and responsible attitude toward work,
they can come up with different approaches to their task.

With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent in such careers
as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship, artistry,
politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.

With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension, and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others.   Proper relaxation and regular short trips will benefit the Ox.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Oxes
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth.   For example, a Wood Ox comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is conjectured that someone's personal characteristics are decided by their birth year's
zodiac animal sign and element.

So there are five types of Oxes, each with different characteristics:

Wood Ox (1925, 1985)    Restless, decisive, straightforward, and always ready to defend
the weak and helpless

Fire Ox (1937, 1997)    Short-sighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, but practical

Earth Ox (1949, 2009)    Honest and prudentive, with a strong sense of responsibility

Metal Ox (1961, 2021)    Hardworking, active, always busy, and popular among friends

Water Ox (1913, 1973)    Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, and able to endure hardship,
with strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities

Lucky numbers: 7, 9, 12, 21, 34, 42.

Lucky days: the 5th, the 9th, the 17th, the 29th day of every month of the Chinese calendar.

Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 9th Chinese lunar months.

Famous Ox Year People:
Barack Obama: born on August 4, 1961, a Metal Ox

Vincent Van Gogh: born on March 30, 1853, a Water Ox

Adolf Hitler: born on April 20, 1889, an Earth Ox

Walt Disney: born on December 5, 1901, a Gold Ox

Margaret Thatcher: born on October 13, 1925, a Wood Ox


ANOTHER SPECIAL DAY!   FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2021!


What now, you ask?   Well, it's time to look forward to St Valentine's Day
and for all those romantic well-wishers and admirers sending cards!

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Okay!  Got to go for now!   Have a fabulous
February and we'll be back with some more exciting News for you at the beginning of March!   Take care and look after yourselves!

Be careful what you do ..................... and keep on writing, writing, writing!


Best wishes ............

Nancy News

Editor