Sunday, January 4, 2009

Year of Ox Predictions and Horoscopes

Year of Ox predictions and horoscope:
Chinese New Year is early, Jan. 26 is the start of Year of the Ox. My sister, Valerie is an Ox and boy, this is so ACCURATE!

If you are visiting South Florida and want to take my Chinese New Year Wok Star Cooking Class, I'll be giving two classes:
Arclinea Miami in Coral Gables, Sat. Jan.10, 12pm-3pm
Gibson Guitar Showroom in Design District, Wed. Jan.21, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Here are a few dishes I served in 2008, Year of Rat. Keep it simple and have everyone bring a dish.

Stir Fry Beef with Pineapple and scallions and Shrimp with snow peas and red bell peppers

Desserts always includes tangerines or oranges, Chinese cakes and candied dried fruit served in a red lacquer box. Traditionally, red packets are exchanged with good luck money inside. Instead of money, I always give a little buddha that brings luck all year round, especially if you rub his tummy everyday.

Characteristics of Ox:

They are steady, honest, gentle and reliable. Patience and hard work bring success to the Ox. They can become hotheaded, inflexible and stubborn when pushed. They are often very skilled with their hands.

Celebrities include:
Jane Fonda, Johnny Carson, Bill Cosby, Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson, Margaret Thatcher, Meg Ryan, Princess Diana and George Clooney.

Compatible with:
Snake, Rooster, Rat, Dog
Less Compatible with : Dragon, Monkey, Pig, Ox, Tiger Least Compatible with : Ram

Forecast for Ox:

The Year of the Earth Ox is predicted to be an exciting year full of new beginnings. This is also a year for stability, growth and building for the future, as the elements of Earth and Water come together.
For your predictions and horoscopes.

How others fare:

Aside from the Snake, the Rooster (my eldest sister Cynthia, this is your year too!) has the best prospects in the year of the Ox. Everything seems to go your way. Things you may have thought not possible will become a reality for you in this positive year.

For a lot more about
Chinese New Year traditions on what to eat, wear and how to decorate your home.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!
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