January 18, 2024

Welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon on Lunar (Eastern) New Year.

What’s your zodiac animal? And what does that mean for you?

On February 10, we welcome in the Year of the Wood Dragon. Bye-bye Water Rabbit.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by millions around the world and falls on the second new moon of 2024. It is a time to celebrate fresh new beginnings, marking the end of winter and with the promise of spring.

Transitional times in our calendar can offer insight and awareness on how to connect with our world as well as our own inner environment. In the modern world, we have a tendency to lose touch with recognizing these transitions in our lives. I hope you can honor this Lunar New Year to reflect on what is burgeoning and anew with curiosity and joy.

Each zodiac animal has a different relationship to the Dragon and for 2024. Below is a list of every animal, their corresponding years*, and a mindful aspiration for you to contemplate in this Year of the Wood Dragon. And be sure to hop down to the end of the post after you read about your animal for some feng shui lunar new year tips for everyone!

*Please note, if your birthday is between Jan 1st and Feb 4th, your zodiac animal is the preceding year.

Rat 子 

*1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Mindful aspiration:

It’s an auspicious year for you because you have energy that is in harmony with the Dragon. Consider what can be a fresh start for you when you have luck on your side.

Ox 丑

*1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Mindful aspiration:

Stay the course, be yourself, and build on what you have already started. And don’t forget to put your needs first sometimes.

Tiger 寅

*1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Mindful aspiration:

Your tiger energy understands that of the dragon. Jump, leap, be dynamic, and find adventure and joy in connecting with others.

Rabbit 卯

*1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Mindful aspiration:

Take care of yourself and remember to view things from the bird’s-eye view. Hold and honor your tender sensitivity as you use your grace and diplomacy to weather challenges.

Dragon 辰

*1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Mindful aspiration:

It’s a challenging year, so remind yourself to lean into kindness. Take care of yourself; you don’t need to do everything and not everything is your responsibility.

Snake 巳

*1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Mindful aspiration:

Use your wisdom and discernment to cultivate transformation with the dragon’s energy.

Horse 午

*1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Mindful aspiration:

Be patient, and don’t be too hasty. The dragon may have energy that compliments you, but be mindful and think before you gallop off.

Ram 未

*1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Mindful aspiration:

Gentle and kind, use the vivacious dragon energy this year to explore new ideas. Be bold!

Monkey 申

*1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Mindful aspiration:

Ride the wave of dragon prosperity and energy. Don’t forget to use your clever monkey ways to stay nimble and pivot when required.

Rooster 酉

*1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Mindful aspiration:

Celebrate the auspicious energy this year. Offer generosity and make connections with your community. It will serve you well.

Dog 戌

*Loyal dogs look out for others, and they are dogged protectors

Years: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Mindful aspiration:

With the greatest challenges, we have the most opportunity to receive rewards. Be open to shift your stance and examine what is not working. The dragon energy can help you see all sides and challenge your perceptions.

Pig 亥

*1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Mindful aspiration:

Your kind and diplomatic nature, in tandem with your diligence and hard work, is paying off. Use what you have learned over the years to find even more contentment in life.

Now that you’ve learned a little bit about what your zodiac animal is and what it means for you this year, I’d recommend you look up your friends and family as well.

Finally, as promised, we’ll close with three feng shui tips for everyone to welcome the Lunar New Year:

>> Open all the windows and doors to the outside for nine minutes to invite in fresh energy.

>> For abundance and vibrant prosperity, place a bowl of nine fresh organic oranges in the kitchen, living room, or dining table. Yes, you may eat them.

>> Finally, carry with you a three-dimensional representation of the secret best friend this year as a protective amulet that will bring you good luck. This year is the Rooster. You can make your own, or I also sell handmade Rooster amulets here.

Happy Lunar New Year!!!

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

In this episode of Elephant’s long-running, award-winning podcast and video series Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, Waylon catches up with one of our favorite Walk the Talk Show guests: mindful feng shui expert Anjie Cho (click here if you missed their Feng Shui 101 talk). They get into mindful feng shui tips to welcome the new energy into our homes for 2024 this Lunar, or Eastern New Year.

A clip of our conversation: 

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