Happy New Year 2018!
Year of the Dog (February 16th)
The Fool steps into the New Year blowing a kiss to the past.
As a free spirit and as an archetype, the Fool enters the unknown and is often portrayed as stepping off the edge of a precipice which represents trust. In the human realm, there are choices to be made that the Year of the Dog highlights. A dog can represent the habituated life and the accompanying loyalty and devotion that can often be misplaced. While a cat will leave if it’s neglected, a dog tends to stay until the end.
The Year of the Dog offers an opportunity to review our loyalties and priorities. We can learn from the dog’s natural caution before making a commitment and then the risk of falling under the spell of complacency remains a challenge.
Happy New Year!