Is an ancient wonder, it’s true–
Their New Year lasts for fifteen days
And ends with the brightest moon.
Connected to a dozen animals,
Plus one of five elements too:
Earth, metal, fire, water or wood,
Mark the year you were born into!
Buddha blessed twelve animals
With a year and special traits
Horse, dog, dragon, monkey, rooster, pig
Rat, rabbit, tiger, ox, or snake
This is the Year of the Wooden Goat,
You are sensitive, creative and sweet,
Though depending on which Chinese chart
You might be a ram or sheep!
Do not sweep or wash your hair
Pick a quarrel or fight
For if you do you’ll sweep your luck away
And you’ll argue all day and night.
1955, 2015, or 2075
Every sixty years that wood goat reappears–
If you are still alive!
And whether it’s bound to fire or wood,
Water, metal or earth…
The Chinese New Year celebrates
The incredible year of your birth.