On January 26th two significant events will happen.:
1. The end of the rat year and in comes the Ox year.
2. An annular solar eclipse lasting a grand total of 7m54s will happen.
Is this an ominous sign for more bad times?
Financially, they say we have seen the worst of the crisis in the final quarter of 2008 and everything should start looking up (as long as we spend and the banks allow money to be borrowed)
Historically many cultures saw eclipses as signs for bad times ahead.
In Chinese mythology, a celestial dragon is devouring the sun and so the people used to bang drums, pots or anything that made a loud sound to frighten the dragon away.
In the third series of heroes, all the heroes lost their powers.
What do you think will happen?