Ask Andi / Monday, January 23, 2012 /
恭贺新禧!! Happy Chinese New Year!! Welcome to the year of the Water Dragon! And I am SUPER excited to have found some time to write a new blog post! I know, finally, right!? For those of you that follow me on my Twitter or Facebook you’d know I’ve been a little busy with my now 7 month old! I’m not trying to make excuses, but hey, life happens!!! Anyways, let’s stop discussing this boring stuff and get to the goodies!!
In Chinese astrology, the Dragon symbolizes luck, success, and happiness. Dragons are said to be innovative, self-assured, passionate, and free-spirited individuals. But they can also be unpredictable, selfish and quick-tempered! Since this is a Water year, it has a calming effect to the Dragon’s temperament and can make them more perceptive to the needs of others. Decisions in situations can be more carefully evaluated before rushing head first into new projects, giving more patience and success in the endeavors!
Here’s my take on what you can expect in the upcoming year for your Chinese horoscope. However, since the Chinese New Year doesn’t occur on the same date each year, it’s important to check if your Chinese sign is correct for the year listed! Here is a link to check your sign and the element for the year!
Rat (born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
This should be one of the best years you’ve had in a while! However you’ll need to make sure you put in the effort AND make sure the risks you take are worth it, if should you leap before you look! You will have great luck in matters of career and will be able to secure finances! Be careful in keeping your ego in check so as not to create any office drama! If ever a time were to pursue your dreams, this is the time to make them all come true! Relationships may be risky if you put in the effort without getting the same in return.
Ox (born 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The Dragon can bring about change and you may need to remain flexible if you want things to end up favorable. Even when things may seem difficult, there will be necessary learning experiences to be had! Career will require more focus in order to get ahead. Try not to make any major decisions and take things step by step. Relationships may be a little harder to manage since priorities look to be elsewhere. Communication will be crucial to work through your problems. You may find yourself relying on others a little too much and will need to stick more with what you know rather than trying to change yourself.
Tiger (born 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
While you rule the Western sky and the Dragon rules the East, don’t take that to mean you won’t be able to work together! Quite the opposite!! The Water element is also your most favorable so you’ll have more than enough luck and opportunities this coming year! Career choices may bring about some wild ideas so don’t get too carried away if you’re really wanting something long standing to work out. Passion will increase in your romance, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a stable relationship. You’ll need to talk things out to make sure you’re both on the same page if you want things to be lasting!
Rabbit (born 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Things might be a little more challenging this year than they were last. But that is simply because the pace of the Dragon is a little quicker! The change you’ve been hoping for can finally end up becoming withstanding! Career and finances may need to be a priority before expenses become too much of a burden. It’s time to buckle down and make things happen for yourself before relying on anyone else. Relationships may become problematic if stress from work is bringing you down. Be patient and allow things to work out naturally. There are some things you won’t be able to compromise with.
Dragon (born 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
It’s your year!! But try not to be over confident or it could end up burning you! While you will have luck on your side, this doesn’t mean that success won’t come without some work! You’ll need to make sure that you give what you get and maintain a balance. Within your career it may be difficult to keep your concentration if you feel the desire to get ahead quickly. Make sure you find a routine that you can stick with and don’t take things personally when conflicts arise. Romance will focus on the trust that you have for others. Now isn’t the time to settle for second best! Respect will need to be earned if things are to succeed!
Snake (born 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
Things may not be too much different than they were last year! You may result in having more temptation, but you know when something is a sure thing and when you need to let it pass. Your career is sure to be on the upswing, but more responsibilities will come as a result as well! This won’t be anything you can’t handle and you’ll enjoy the respect you receive! Relationships will have some highs and lows and you could be pressed to make decisions you’re not comfortable with. If you don’t want to take all the responsibility, you’ll need to work together to come to a resolution.
Horse (born 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
You can expect things to pick up pace this year and you’ll need to try and keep your stress in check! Career and finances have been a priority for a while and now is the time that your ambitions will finally be fulfilled! Being the “work horse”, you’ll enjoy being put to the test to keep the momentum going! Romance can be frustrating and may be feeling as though it is taking time away from your career endeavors. Finding a balance between work and pleasure will be crucial in your relationships! A renewed passion will bring you much closer to others if you give yourself the chance to enjoy it!
Sheep (born 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
While things may become more hectic, it doesn’t mean you need to follow the flock! This is the time to maintain what you’ve been able to achieve and try not to mix things up too much. Your career and finances will remain stable and you’ll be able to build things up substantially IF you don’t feel the extra money burning a hole in your pocket! Your impulses will be strong this year and within relationships this may end up bringing disagreements if you can’t control your emotions. Be careful with whom you decide to trust or you could find yourself being taken advantage of.
Monkey (born 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
You can expect to make this one of your greatest years! But at the same time you’ll need to make sure you don’t get too ahead of yourself or you might miss out on crucial details that might cause problems later on! Anticipate many new opportunities being available to you, just make sure you don’t hop from one to the other and concentrate on what you really want to achieve and you’ll be successful! Don’t be surprised if something or someone from the past is brought to your attention. Relationships will bring about a greater understanding and appreciation on what you bring to those you’re involved with.
Rooster (born 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
Last year wasn’t your best, but you’re ready to accept the work that is needed to make this one better! Creativity awakens within and your career will be prosperous as you take this energy and harness it into the ability to make things different for yourself! This may also be the time to focus on getting some new training that will make you more desirable within your field. Your relationships and love life will also get some much needed assistance and even when drama comes about you’ll be able to work through things so that those around you can see you’re putting the effort in that you haven’t in the past!
Dog (born 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
Don’t anticipate this being one of your favorite years! Dragons and Dogs don’t get along much, so there’ll definitely be some challenges! While your career and finances may need some work, you will have some that are hopeful for your downfall. That’s not to say everyone is out to get you, several will remain helpful to you but they’ll only be able to do so much. You could find yourself working too hard to prove your worth! Commitments may also not be your strong suit this year in relationships, no matter how loyal you’d like to be. Your bark will prove more fatal than your bite so choose your words wisely!
Pig (born 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Things may seem like they’re moving fast paced and you could feel as though any moment there will be a disaster just waiting to happen. But that’s not the case! It’s all about going with the flow this year! Even though things may be a little demanding in your career, you’ll be able to be successful in managing any stress that is created from the workflow! As a result from your hard work a promotion and increase in your finances is likely as well! Relationships may be on the backburner at times, but you’ll want to focus more on deeper emotions rather than what is physically available to you.
Well it was great to get back to working on my blog! Hope you enjoyed the quickie overlook for your Chinese horoscopes and if you have any questions or would like me to take a more in depth look at your year or maybe you’d like to know what Feng Shui cures might work for you; feel free to contact me at my facebook or email! Be sure to stop back soon as I'll be offering some Valentine’s Day specials!!
Many Blessings and have a great week everyone!