Herbalist and practitioner Cathy McNease, whose columns and regular Health Listens have been a featured here at lgbtSr since its inception almost three years ago, will be honored at a celebration of Chinese New Year in Santa Barbara. We’re coming into the Year of the Horse, and Cathy has been a reliable horse for the community that’s recognizing her, proving decades of service as an herbalist, teacher and healer. We’re thrilled for her, and to have her wisdom as part of our site. – Mark/Editor
The Year 2014 is considered as the Year of the Horse as per the Chinese Zodiac Calendar which begins on January 31, 2014, and ends on February 18, 2015. 2014 according to Chinese Astrology Calendar. it is the Year of Wood Horse. Wood is related to tree or green, so it is also called Year of Green Horse. 2014 is the jiăwŭ (甲午) year.The Chinese zodiac calendar comprises 12 animal signs and horse is the seventh among all of them. In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. People born in the Year of the Horse are smart, fabulous speakers who have a gift for getting through to other people. People bearing the horse sign strive towards seeking freedom and happiness. In general, 2014 would be a better year for those people who were born under The Year of the Horse.