THE RAT

Recent years of the Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.
 

The Rat is also associated with the Earthly and the midnight hours.

In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents
the beginning of a new day.

In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus.
 


What’s lucky for the rat this year?

Colours: blue, gold, green

Numbers: 2, 3

Flowers: lily, african violet, valley lily

What's unlucky for the rat this year?

Colours: yellow, brown

Numbers: 5,9


THE OX

Recent years of the Ox are: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.

Hard workers in the background, intelligent and reliable, but never demanding praise.
 

THE TIGER

Recent years of the Tiger are: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life.

 

THE RABBIT

Recent years of the Rabbit are: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Rabbits are earnest with everything they do; they just ask that others treat them the same way.

 

THE DRAGON

Recent years of the Dragon are: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024.

Dragons are strong and independent figures, but they yearn for support and love.  
 

THE SNAKE

Recent years of the Snake are: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025.

Snakes have a deep and complex mind, but if they love, they love with their entire heart.

 

THE HORSE

Recent years of the Horse are: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026.

Horses are free spirits who need space to be themselves.

 

THE GOAT

Recent years of the Goat are: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1 967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Goats are loving and selfless, always thinking for others, even if it works against their own interest.

 

THE MONKEY

Recent years of the Monkey are: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.

Monkeys are lighthearted pranksters who have the ability to achieve all their dreams.

 

THE ROOSTER

Recent years of the Monkey are: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029.

Roosters are complex people who seem strong but, deep down, need validation from loved ones.

 

THE DOG

Recent years of the Dog are: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030.

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner.

 

THE PIG

Recent years of the Pig are: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031.

Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.
 





Top tanning tips for this summer

I recently told a friend of mine that I had just finished applying my first tan for the ‘season’. I love my tans but TBH I don’t bother over winter and let my pasty white skin glow in all it’s natural glory.

 

What is the curly girl method?

The Curly Girl Method is specific way to address caring for naturally curly hair. Its approach comes from Lorraine Massey’s book “Curly Girl: The Handbook”. Ultimately it encourages embracing your natural curl in a less is best kind of way… Less shampooing, less styling, less products containing harsh chemicals and even less combing!