Today starts the year of the sheep (or goat, or ram).
Here is a bit about people born in the year of the sheep:
"People born in a year of the [sheep] are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.
They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.
Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. [Sheep] like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although [sheep] enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish."
Taken from http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/goat.asp.
You can also follow that link to look up where you fall in the zodiac and see how 2015 will shape up for you!
Somewhat related update:
I was at my local post office yesterday and needed some new stamps and, since I noticed they had lunar new year stamps, got a book of those. They are gorgeous!