How the Western calendar from February 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016 is termed in Chinese astrology apparently depends on who you ask.
Where there does seem general agreement is the personality of people born in the Year of the Sheep: gentle, polite, harmonious, clever, kind-hearted and wise. They cope with business cautiously and in daily life try to be economical. Willing to take good care of others, they are advised to avoid pessimism plus hesitation.
So, how can these qualities translate to eldercare? Let’s connect three global sources of “sheep” advice to your parental relationship.
1. Strive for Peace
The Sheep is associated with nurturing. Emphasis is upon joining forces to fight evil and brewing destruction. From one of the sources I consulted: “Though sabers are rattling on either side, as the calming vapors of the Sheep year spread over Nations, sentiments will be kindled and wisdom will prevail.” Peaceful compromise is favored over aggression. How will you set aside your tendencies toward doubt or desire for anger?
2. Focus on Unity
Further, it will be a year of banding together. We must have faith and belief that good shall prevail. For those who trust in goodness, happiness and success will follow. On the family front, decisions that disrupt harmony will be laid aside to create healing. We are invited to “capture the moment” to mend fences and broken promises. Do you need to have any important conversations that promote calm or closure?
3. Use Your Intuition and Mental Abilities
Those who believe they can dominate with brute force can expect to be out-maneuvered by strategy and common sense. Instead, 2015 is a year to apply discipline to find solutions to problems that have plagued the world for some period. This is a time to instill loyalty, get back to basics and put in place supportive structures. How can your access your wisdom and persistence to “work smart not hard” in dealing with aging relatives?
Year of the Sheep Wishes
On the other hand, each Chinese animal symbol possesses certain “weaknesses”. The Sheep’s downsides are said to be indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody and weak-willed. Obviously, I urge you to avoid these qualities!
Instead, I offer some traditional New Year greetings for your inspiration. “May all your wishes be fulfilled” “May your happiness be without limit” “May your happiness and longevity be complete”
When we coach together, we use an Eldercare Results Checklist that gives you an opportunity to decide what states-of-being you’d like to embody around your folks. Find out more through a Parent Readiness Session via firstname.lastname@example.org