Or is it the Year of the Goat? Apparently the Chinese themselves, aren't even certain:
"Actually, Chinese people are also not quite sure about that. In Chinese the word 羊 (yáng) is a generic term, and can refer to a sheep (绵羊), goat (山羊), ram/buck (公羊 male sheep or goat), 羚羊 (antelope), etc. There is a lack of clear definition on the zodiac "Goat" in Chinese history."
In either case this animal symbol stands for tranquility and the arts. Which is reassuring - I, for one, am very much longing for a year of harmony & creativity.
So, here's to peaceful & creative pursuits!
And here's a cute goat for good measure:
(A past attendee of Enchanted Ground - Guelph's Faery Fest.)
And of course, some positive dragon-energy is always good to add to the mix!
(Taken at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City.)
In the year ahead I will definitely need the calm, nurturing energy of the Sheep. May 2015 treat you gently and bring you much creative energy!