The Chinese Lunar New Year started on February 10 this year and with it, a changing fortune for the 12 zodiac animals.
Chinese people are accustomed to matching the lunar calendar (long ming li) according to their zodiac animal and checking their fortune for the coming year. The lunar calendar was created in ancient China and is reflective of the agricultural-based society then. The four seasons and solar positions are used to predict a good or bad time for marriage, career, travel and financial decisions for each zodiac animal.
In Taiwan, many fortune tellers issue their own version of the lunar calendar each year, with their general predictions for each animal. The following version is from one such fortune telling organization. Read it and see if your year might unfold according to the predictions below.
Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
You will get an unexpected surprise with someone’s help at work or business, especially if you seize an opportunity at the beginning of this year or in the first half. You should keep a low profile and be wary of showing off. More communication between married couples or lovers is needed. You will spend a lot more, but gain a little in wealth.
Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
You will accomplish new milestones in your career development. You will be lucky in love or find new love. But you should be careful with your finances. And, you may also encounter an unexpected collision or need medical help this year.
Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
You will have adverse fortune this year. Even with someone’s help, you will still need to be doubly careful. It is easy for you to waste or lose money, and therefore you must be careful when considering any investments. It might be best if you avoid excessive speculation. Better communication is needed between married couples or lovers. Avoid risky sports and activities.
Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)
You will be rid of the poor luck you have experienced over the past two years, and gradually move onto a path of good luck. There will be a change in your career or business this year, but whether this change is favorable depends on your judgment. You have to be careful to avoid accidents, and steer clear of potentially dangerous sports. You will enjoy stability in your romantic relationship this year.
Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
Your career will go smoothly and good things will happen this year. Overall your fortune is in a state of steady recovery. But you still have to keep a clear head, and be cautious. Singles may find it easier to engage in whirlwind affairs this year. You will get financial help from partners in business.
Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Even though this is your year, do not expect a lot of good fortune. If you are planning to marry or have children, these good things may prevent the adverse effects of this year. You have to take a low key approach and be cautious. Pay attention to your physical health, and learn the wisdom of solid growth in looking at business deals.
Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Your overall wealth will improve this year compared with previous years. You will receive help in your career, and reap the rewards from some appropriate and low-risk investment. You will have a colorful love life this year. Male Horses will enjoy career promotion or financial gain with the help of others.
Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Work pressures will be significantly heavier than in previous years, so you will have to adjust mentally and have patience in the face of these difficulties. You have to work hard and rely on yourself. Stay away from any big investments or any aggressive speculation. You will enjoy stability in your romantic relationship this year.
Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Your fortune will be mixed this year. You will face both good and bad things, in business, work and romantic relationships. No career development is likely without someone’s help. You will enjoy colorful relationships, but be careful of unexpected accidents and avoid dangerous sports. You must pay extra attention to financial management.
Chicken (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
You will likely experience a steady improvement in your fortune this year. It will be easy to get someone’s help in your career, which may lead to a good opportunity for promotion. You should not embark on any radical projects or act hastily. You should be careful of your health. It would be prudent to take a steady approach toward investments. You could well be lucky in marriage this year.
Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
This year will be much smoother than the previous years. You will have good fortune in developing your career. Unique things this year could include a move. You will be extremely busy and will experience a good deal of change in your life. Your wealth will increase to a greater degree than your career progression. This will be a good year for singles to marry or find new love.
Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
Overall you will experience more turbulence and tiredness than in previous years. You will expend a lot of effort but with little benefit in your business dealings. You must pay careful attention to your state of mind and your emotions in the face of adversity. You will remain lucky in love, but be mindful of your physical health. Try to limit overseas trips this year.