year of the horse.

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happy chinese new year everyone — it’s the year of the horse. Those born under this sign are known to possess good communication skills and are cheerful and stubborn. They crave success, and they are popular and talented. i think i enjoy chinese new year more than regular old new year’s eve. such pretty decorations, and all the cherry blossoms around here start to bloom. The holiday is traditionally linked to honoring the household, heavenly gods and ancestors — i like that sentiment a lot, too. Chinese New Year is historically a time to spend with family and relax from work. At midnight, fireworks are set off to ‘frighten’ evil spirits. Red is a common color for the holiday because it symbolizes fire, which wards off evil.

i also do this kind of superstitious ritual each year on chinese new year and so far, i think it’s brought me luck (knocking loudly on my desk)! here’s what you do:

• write yourself a blank check and make it out in your own name
• date it january 31, 2014
• sign it ‘the law of abundance’
• in the ‘memo’ space write “paid in full”
• keep it in your wallet at all times
• repeat each year

that’s it! i hope it brings you a life of much abundance and happiness should you choose to follow my yearly ritual. happy new year! xo, victoria

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Comments
19 Responses to “year of the horse.”
  1. maggie says:

    Um, I am DEFINITELY doing that ritual myself tonight. Happy New Year!

  2. Vicky says:

    Happy new year !! I´m rat, I need to read my horoscope to see how come 2014 !! have a nice weekend! :)

  3. Jessica says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you, too! I like your ritual and I think I might take it up sometime! I usually eat good food with friends or relax a little bit. Before the holiday though, I try to make everything organized. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t.

    Loving your beautiful photos as well!

  4. Uncle Beefy says:

    Child! Lord have mercy… WHERE’S THE CHECKBOOK?!! STAT!!! Happy New Year, V.! xo

  5. Cece says:

    Lovely sentiment. Thank you for the idea.

  6. Kl says:

    Beautiful photos! What filter have you used? Thkyou:)

  7. Bernie Wong says:

    A Happy and Prosperous Year of the horse to you Victoria! Thank you for this post, I love your ritual! Gorgeous photos!

  8. Lynn says:

    Happy Chinese New Year Victoria! Love the post and the photos. Just did your ritual. Love the idea. It’s in my wallet right now!

  9. mlleparadis says:

    love this post! happy new year!

  10. Tania says:

    The check thing sounds like a great way to start off the year! Love it. I miss celebrating Chinese New in San Francisco, loved it as a kid. :))

    Love,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

  11. Sanne Eva says:

    I love this idea. Suppose it will still work if done on February 2? Great post & the pictures remind me of candy, such sweet colours!

  12. L'Oliphant says:

    Happy Chinese year!
    I’m going to try this too!

  13. I’m definitely starting this tradition, too. I think this is a great positive reinforcement that I’ll see all the time.

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