Happy Chinese New Year or in one dialect Gong Hay Fat Choi! 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.
The Chinese Zodiac is based on 12 year cycles, so you can find out what your representative animal is by going here. My animal is the Sheep. Much of what they said here fits the bill, but hopefully, not all of it. :) Sounds a lot like the Cancer/Crab in our Zodiac. According to this, the associated Sun Sign is Cancer. :)
Anyway, I went to a Chinese New Year celebration yesterday. It was good to see everyone. They had a whole roasted pig (ick) and a contest to name him. Ultimately, he was named Jorge, the Pig of Yum. Lots of conversation, kids, and laughter.
So what does the Year of the Tiger hold for us? According to Chiff (a website I found with my Google search - take this with a grain of salt): 2010, Year of the Tiger, looks to be volitile, both personally and globally. I believe the exact phrasing was "massive changes and social upheaval". It indicates that the more adaptable you are to change, the better off you will be.
Since 2010 has already started off that pretty rocky in some ways, I'm hoping it will dwindle down as the year progresses. I'm not sure I can do much more upheaval and and change. On a personal note, 2010 has been a distinct improvement over the end of 2009. I think I'm going to just take it one day at a time.