leaves wings and other such things

strength and good fortune

A new year can be a time of reflection and refined direction. The Chinese calendar and cultural symbolism inspires a positive perspective.

Strength, grace, and willpower of the horse, and the strength, power, and good fortune of the dragon are combined here in this new year’s illustration of peace.

merging of dragon and horse symbols for the new year

The year of the horse ends in early February 2015. It is the ram, a symbol of power, drive, energy, fearlessness and initiative that gives personality to the next full year.

ram with fish, birds, branches, and flowers buds

Chinese culture’s awareness and close connection to nature is so beautiful.

Posted on by stanislawa in toes&nose

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