Chinese New Year -

The Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac is similar to the Western Zodiac in that it attributes characteristics based on birth date.  In the Chinese Zodiac the divisions cover a year instead of a month.  Each sign in the 12 year cycle has a animal assigned to represent the personality traits for that year.  The cycle is based on the lunar calendar,  so if you are born in January or February you need to check the year you were born to determine which sign you are.   Link to wikipedia >


2013 is the year of the snake


2012 is a dragon year 


2011 was the year of the rabbit


2010 was a tiger year


2009 was the year of the ox 

Marcia Mueller, L.Ac.
Different Drummer Acupuncture
7380 SW Gable Park Road
Portland, OR 97225