My name is Haj Ross. I was born John Robert Ross, in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 7, 1938 – the year of the Earth Tyger. My brother Duncan Ross was born three years later, in the same hospital: Boston Lying In – on May 31, 1941. Our parents were Douglas Allen Ross, born in Westmount, Province of Quebec, Canada, on January 5, 1907. Our mother was born Eleanor Campbell Mott on April 7, 1907, in Montclair, New Jersey.
My Chinese horoscope, below, feels very right to me. I urge you all to take a look at yours in the the back of the book.
I am the delightful Paradox.
All the world is my stage.
I set new trails ablaze;
I seek the unattainable,
And try the untried.
I dance to life’s music
In gay abandon.
Come with me on my carousel rides.
See the myriad of colors,
The flickering lights.
All hail me the unparalleled performer.
I AM THE TIGER. 1
1The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes by Theodora Lau