Chinese New Year 2009 - The Year of Ox - The Year of Brown Cow
Usually, the Chinese New Year Day is around early February. 2009 Chinese New Year Day is on January 26, 2009 in China time zone. It comes easier this year. In order to adjust the lunar and solar cycles, Chinese Lunar Calendar adds a extra lunar 5th month in 2009. The next Chinese New Year Day is on February 14, 2010.
During Chinese New Year period, Many people like to read their Chinese Horoscopes for the coming year. This year, we provide two sets of Chinese Horoscopes. The simple one is 2009 Chinese Horoscope by 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs using people's Birth Year. The other is 2009 Chinese Five Element Astrology for Year of Ox using people's Astrology Birth Chart, which is more accurate.
2008 was a very special year. Earthquake, Flood, Cyclone, Tornado, Fire, Oil, War, Housing problems, Global Financial Crisis have happened in 2008. We hope you didn't miss the article Predictable Roller Coaster Life in 2008 Brown Rat Year.
Year 2009 is a Chinese Brown Earth (Soil) Cow Year. Why did the Chinese name the year 2009 as the Brown Earth Cow Year? Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names.
The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year's page. From 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2009 is Female Earth Cow , the 26th of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Earth is equivalent to the color Brown in the Five-Element system, Year 2009 is also called the Brown Cow year.
2009 Year of Ox begins on 2/4/2009 - Chinese New Year Day is on 1/26/2009
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year day is on January 26, 2009. This day is a new moon day, it is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 15:55 on 26-Jan-09 in China time zone.
If we apply Chinese lunar calendar system on the USA time zones, we find something interesting here. In the US Eastern Standard Time (EST), the new moon time is at 02:55 of 1-26-09. In the US Pacific Standard Time (PST), the new moon time is at 23:55 of 1-25-09. Therefore, the Chinese New Year day for USA PST time zones is on January 25, 2009.
The new moon time is at 07:55 on 1-26-09 of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and at 08:55 on 1-26-09 of Time Zone GMT+1. That means Chinese New Year day is same to China for European countries.
The Year 2009 (Brown Cow) is the 4706th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4706th year on February 4th, 2009. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Brown Cow is the 26th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4706 = (60 *78) + 26, therefore this Brown Cow Year is the 4706th Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2009 is the 4707th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2009 is the 4707th Chinese year.
The First Day of Brown Cow Astrology Year
In China's time zone, the first day of the Brow Cow Year is February 4th, 2009, because February 4th, 2009 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of the year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.
In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China's time zone, the time of the Start of Spring is at Feb-04 00:49. So the first day of the Brown Cow year 2009 is on 04-Feb-09.
The time of the Start of Spring is on Feb-03 at 11:49 for US EST zone and on Feb-03 at 08:49 for US PST zone. So the first day of Brown Cow Year in USA is on 03-Feb-09.
People born in late January or early February may be confused about their birth year Chinese astrology animal signs. This is because it is a common misconception that the astrology animal signs begin on the Chinese New Year day. Actually, Astrology animal signs are base on the Start of Spring, the first day of astrology year. For example, if a baby was born after the Chinese New Year Day and before Feb-04 2009, then its animal sign is the Rat, not Cow because the birthday is before the Start of Spring. If you are still confused about your animal sign, we have an Animal Sign page for people to verify their Chinese birth year animal signs.
Chinese Lunar Calendar - Leap 5th Month
Every 19 years has 228 solar months and 235 lunar months. Therefore, Chinese Lunar Calendar needs extra 7 lunar months in 19 years in order to match up solar and lunar cycles. That means every three years must need an extra lunar month. That extra month is called Leap (intercalary) month.
There is a Leap Lunar Month in 2009 Chinese Lunar Calendar. Detail
2009 Chinese Horoscope Forecast
To forecast our luck in the coming years, we first have to know what elements and animals are in our Birth Chart from Find Your Lucky Element page.
2009 is the year of Female Brown Cow. Brown is equivalent to Earth in Five Element theory. The major element in Cow is Earth, too. That means Earth comes in 2009 very strong.
If your lucky element is Earth, then you will have a very good 2009 year. If Earth represents your money, then your money luck will bring you a big fortune. If Earth is related to your job, then will have a good career luck in 2009.
On the contrary, if Earth are your unlucky element, then 2009 will be a tough year for you. If Earth is money to you, then you will have a financial trouble, If Earth represents career to you, then will feel lots of pressure from your job in 2009.
Earth is the mother (supporting) element of Metal. If your lucky element is Metal, then you will have a great year too. If Metal is your unlucky element, then 2009 won't be a peaceful year to you.
Special Earth Relationship
If the Earth or Metal are your lucky element or unlucky element, then you have to check any Special Earth Relationship between 2009 Female Earth Cow and your Birth Chart as well as your Current Major Cycle. Those relationships can make you even luckier or bring you poorer luck in 2009.
If Rat is found in your Birth Chart or Current Major Cycle, then Earth will become even stronger, because Rat and Cow together have the Attraction Relationship into Earth. If your lucky element is Earth, then you must have a great year 2009. If Water is your lucky element, then the trouble in 2009 is expecting.
If Sheep is found in your Birth Chart or Current Major Cycle, then Earth will become more powerful, because Sheep and Cow together have the Fighting Relationship. When they fight, both of them fill with Earth energy. This is a plus sign for Lucky Element Earth people.
If Female Water is found in your Birth Chart or Current Major Cycle, then Metal will become stronger, because Chicken and Cow together have the Attraction Relationship into Metal. The Lucky Element Metal people will get benefit in 2009.
If Female Water is found in your Birth Chart or Current Major Cycle, then Lucky Element Fire people will gain some good luck in 2009. This is because Female Water and Male Earth together have the Attraction Relationship into Fire. The following link contains the detail predictions for 2009 including monthly cycles.
How to Pinpoint to the Lucky Days?
People are always interested to know which days their luck will come. The answer is that we need to study the Stems and Branches relationships among Daily, Monthly, Yearly, Current Major Cycles and the Birth Chart to determine if the good luck will come or not.
There is an easy and simple way to find your really lucky day. First, the current Year must mainly contain your Lucky Element. Next, you look for the Month mainly contains your Lucky Element in the Stem and Branch systems. Then look for days that will contain mainly your Lucky Element. The theory is that Year brings Lucky Element into the Month; Month gathers the energy of Lucky Element and Day triggers the luck out. To find the Five Elements on certain month or date in from the following links. The easy way is from Chinese Fortune Angel astrology software.
What Will Happen To You? Any Money Luck?
It requires many steps to foresee your fortune from our web site. To make it easy for you, we have created a Free Daily Chinese Astrology for you. When 2009 comes, then you can see the Chinese Astrology prediction for your daily, monthly and yearly cycles. Our Chinese Astrology focuses on your Money, Career and Fame.
You are welcome to visit our site daily. We recommend that you come to check your fortune every month.
If you are interested in Chinese astrology and your daily luck, try our Free Daily Chinese Astrology.
If you are reading this page before 2009, you can peep your 2009 luck from our Free Simple Yearly Chinese Astrology.
If you are serious about Chinese astrology, then try your Year 2009 Chinese Astrology and Major Cycles Astrology.
If you are interested in your love relationship and marriage luck in 2009, the try Angel love Match reports.
Feng Shui 2009
The Cycle of Sow and Reap When things go wrong, you must know the astrology cycle and prepare for the next lucky days.