Four Things You Didn’t Know About Year Of The Horse!

ImageAs the Chinese say goodbye to the year of the snake, we look at four things you really should know about the year of the horse

The 15-day celebration of Chinese new year started last Friday, with the first new moon of the calendar year. The day marks the end of the year of the snake and welcomes the start of the year of the wooden horse. To bring you luck this new year, Bel Air Jewelry has listed four things you possibly didn’t know about the year ahead.

1) The Chinese zodiac – or Shēngxiào – is a calendar system originating in the Han dynasty (206-220BC), which names each of the years in its 12-year cycle after an animal: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, in that order. According to the system, the universe is made up of five elements – earth, water, fire, wood and metal – which interact with the 12 animals, resulting in the specific character of the year ahead.

2) People born in the year of the horse are said to be a bit like horses: animated, active and energetic – they love being in a crowd. They are quick to learn independence – foals can walk minutes after birth – and they have a straightforward and positive attitude towards life. They are known for their communication skills and are exceedingly witty. Those born in the year of the horse enjoy being in a crowd. 

3) If you were born in the year of the horse, you should be looking for potential partners who were born in the years of the tiger, goat or dog. Avoid those born in the year of the rat, ox, rabbit or horse. You won’t like them.

4) If none of this rings true, don’t worry. The animal signs of each year merely indicate how others see you or how you choose to present yourself. There are also animal signs for each month, known as inner animals, signs for each day, called true animals, and animals for each hour, or secret animals.

Our next blog will have four more insights into the new year, keep reading so you can ride this pony all the way to the bank!

 

You’re The Star

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What is a star? Science refers to the incandescent ball of light as a fixed luminous point in the night sky that shines at a distance from our world like the sun. For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core. It releases energy that traverses the star’s interior and then radiates deep into outer space. For some stars, the end of their life is marked by a beautiful supernova that explodes out into the galaxy. Truly, the journey of a star is something special… and so are you. Scientifically speaking, you’re made of specks of ancient star dust. Remember your own majesty and let the heat of your passions burst like a powerful supernova! Let your inner light shine like the unstoppable power of the sun. Are you drawn to the gravitation of your sweetheart like two powerful star-crossed lovers forming a brilliant star cluster of galaxy? Whatever fuels your core, let this sapphire diamond ring from Bel Air Jewelry inspire luminescence wherever your journey leads.

Ignite Your love

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The Phoenix

Set your heart on fire. In the 19th century in Ancient Egypt the phoenix was known as a solar bird. Its flames burned like the sun every time it rose from the ashes of its predecessor. As we turn away from summer and the leaves start to change, a time of transformation in the world around us begins. Fall colors become the beauty of nature and are adorned by the jewelry of entangled lovers and women unafraid of the heat of romance. Let your passion consume you this fall with yellow, orange and deep red sapphires accentuated by a spark of shimmering diamonds from Bel Air Jewelry.