According to Chinese astrology, today ushers in the Year of the Dawg! Here‘s what astrology.com says about it:
The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members. Any tendencies to take, take, take will be replaced by a widespread sentiment of generosity and selflessness. In general, we will all be imbued with the Dog's keen sense of right and wrong.
This all sounds excellent to me — let the generosity and selflessness begin! However, I am somewhat disppointed that there is no Year of the Kitten. Officially. Yet. But of course, the universe is far from finished....
p.s. — What do YOU think a Year of the Kitten would be like?