1st January 2014 marks the start of the 12th Lunar Month as we start to count down to the Lunar New Year on 31st January 2014 （农历新年）.
We observe the Arrival of Spring （立春）on 4th February 2014 which marks the official arrival of the WOOD HORSE year. This makes it equally important to welcome the New Year’s energies on this day as we would celebrate the Lunar New Year.
As we leave behind the Snake Year and start a new one with resolutions and promises, what has the past year done for you? Did it benefit you financially, emotionally and kept you in good health? If it did, why not continue the winning streak and if it had been a stinker, turn your fortunes around.
Here is a round-up of the first SIX zodiacs in a series.
There is no need to fear the Horse clashing into the Rat if you are born as a Rat. Your optimism stems from the confidence of your past success but you will need to embrace the challenges ahead due to the presence of the Month Emptiness Star. This star puts a dampening effect on your perception and this may lead to disagreements from those around you who may contribute to your success.
The Horse year forms a ‘Year Breaker’ with those born in Rat years. This means that you can expect a broad based impact on your life. This may happen as someone leaving or coming into your life, a lifestyle shift or a change of environment. Together with the ‘Broken Star’, others’ opinion of you may shift but there is no concern if you stay positive and on the right track.
While the ‘Sky Cry' Star can be expressed as competitors and critics trying to undermine your best efforts, this can be overcome with support from those who share your dreams and worries.
2014 is a turning point for most Rats. You can choose to complain about how tough life has been or dust off the worries to claim your pole position for the best of the next six years. This comes in the form of a clear head, discipline to achieve and the willingness to bring others along the success story. To help you with this mission, the REJUVENATION should be there on your study, Office Desk or Main Living Room to guide you. Rats are in direct conflict with the Grand Duke and must carry the 2014 TAI SUI AMULET SET for all-round safety.
‘Great Consumer' Star triggers unexpected expenditures and this must be guarded as it may drain your resources rather swiftly. You can expect an ‘external’ spending in June such as an unplanned trip or a commitment that involves a distant person, mainly out of obligations. Circumvent this by going for a short and less expensive holiday. To increase and add to your money luck, carry the DRAGON VIRTUE for some indirect wealth.
Watch out for the ‘Calamity' Star that could involve movement related activities such as travelling, high contact sports and driving. For those born between 11pm and 1am, you ought to be extra careful when driving during these times. If you have a heart or cardio-related problem, November and December may pose a huge challenge. Rats are usually drained of energies this year and must pace out. Display the HEALTH HULU at your bedside.
Support are eroded and bosses could be seen as too busy worrying about your promotion. This is the year for Rats to pick up a new skill, set out your short term plans and start investing time, efforts and money on high-returns projects. 2014 is your turning point for a spectacular show of your talents. You are inviting politics with old tricks. Improve on your presentation and first impression. Use the NOBLE OX for clear directions.
Even with weak Peach Blossom luck, there are still ways to leverage your connections with an ETERNAL UNION in the bedroom. Socially, one has to be careful not to get into frivolous links as you are prone to seek solace and sympathy from the opposite sex. Focus on improving your personal skills such as personal grooming and deportment or speech excellence for better results.
Be prepared for followers and supporters to switch camps in 2014. It’s an opportunity to do the clean-up if you remove the emotions from people who are not loyal to you. This is, after all, the year of the ‘Year Killing’ and ‘Six Harms’ for you. You will find disagreement and even family conflicts getting in the way of your career and relationships. Isolation and self-imposed solitude could add more injury to the harm. You must open up to help.
Wealth and Career opportunities turn modest in 2014. In reality, to get the best out of the year, some ‘divine intervention’ and good timing become crucial to your success. Fortunately, you get two of the best stars in the constellation to help you turn things to your advantage. With that in mind, you’ll just need to take care of matters of conflicts and loneliness with a changed attitude towards others.
‘Dragon Virtue’ Star has all the abilities to turn things positive. It is an antidote against all kinds of troubles while acting as a supplement to good vibes. In 2014, keep a positive outlook as events that are seemingly unfavorable may just be the turning point to something very beneficial due to the presence of this star.
Another positive one worth mentioning is the ‘Emperor' Star who ‘does no wrong’ as it is also a star of benevolence and happiness.
You see great returns in March and to sustain the rest of the positive outlook for 2014, carry the TRINITY OF LUCK to trigger that occasional ‘windfalls’. June and October are also good months to realize profits for your investments. However, please moderate the rate of your finances as the chances of you losing something precious is high. Spending on credit and borrowing must also be disciplined if you want to remain in control.
Mental alertness and good attitude shall be the catalyst for good health this year. Minor cuts and common cold is never the issue but the one that bugs you is the stomach flu and anything to do with the gastronomical problems. If you remember ‘You are what you eat’, watch your diet and stay high on hygiene, things will be good. As a precaution, the HERMATITE TORTOISE PAIR at your bedside is the most potent cure.
It’s going to be a political year but the fight is in the open. With the ‘Emperor' Star behind you, people on the fence will swing to your side. So, ask and you will be given the support and rightful promotion. Draw in the power of the SEAL OF THE DRAGON to expedite your advancement at work.
Your ‘Plum Blossom’ is in focus this year and as much as there are disagreement and conflicts with some, your likeability factor and power of attraction especially with the opposite sex is extremely alluring. Singles will find their match and enjoy a great year of romance. Married guys especially, must not abuse this energy and abuse the trust of loved ones. Let the BLISSFUL UNION in your bedroom work its magic.
The ‘Great Killing’ Star dominates your actions in 2014 and all Tigers should be mindful of their decisions. Do not make a decision when you are emotional and do not make a commitment when you are happy for that moment. Impatience and pride over principles will lead you to miseries. This calls for some self-strengthening and discipline. Display the TIGER OF FULFIMENT on your work desk and study table.
2014 offers you a world of opportunities only if you adopt an open mind. Offload the excess and emotional baggage if you want progress in your life and relationships. ‘Sky Warrior’ Star creates miscommunications and may lead you to time and energy wastages. Tigers must watch their words, oral and written, as they may be provoked into issuing strong statements that can point to libel or a legal issue. You will do well with some support and advice from an authority, trusted friends and family members.
The good news is that you will be given a fair chance to achieve if you set a timeline against your goals. June and October are times of great performances from you that will yield the best returns. In areas of finances and investments, avoid the wild speculations. To help you ground your money luck, the ABUNDANCE IN HAPPINESS will see you through the year.
Break the year into bite sizes and take frequent time-offs for recharging and change of perspectives. This will help shape your success in areas of work and businesses if you are involved in non-sales related activities.
It will be unstable if you go on your gut feel. Beware of sudden surges of money in April and May that can lead you to careless risks. Avoid the gambling tables and betting centers after August. However, for the adventurous, always have the INSTANT WINDFALL with you when you pay a visit.
It is more mental than physical on the health front. As such, stress levels must be kept low and the solution to this is to pick up a new skill. Another problem is procrastination that does not usually happen to you and this may lead to others perceiving you as ‘over the hill’. Keep track of your progress and it does not hurt to keep an alert mind with the help of the NOBLE DOG and a JADE HULU by your bedside.
There appears a back-stabbing star in one of your palaces. Petty people are high on activity but you should not allow them to trick you into confrontations with your own superiors. Moreover, be careful not to take sides as you will tend to fall towards the wrong end of the argument. Let the WISDOM OWL in the living room guide you to a path of good decisions and a path to success.
It’s a great year for singles who can take some comfort in building up a good relationship and for those ready, this is the year to propose or plan for a marriage. Single female Tigers must mellow towards their partners and spouses for others to understand their insecurity and sometimes, instability towards decision-making processes. Married males must also be guarded against the forbidden fruit that dangles all year round. Ladies can charm their way through with the ETERNAL HARMONY in their bedroom while keeping their man rooted at the same time
You are a magnet for positive outcomes and success in 2014. With several stars shining your way, the way to multiply your good fortunes is to give as you receive which will activate good flow in your life.
‘Fortune Virtue’ star brings you what is the Noble Help who recognizes your abilities. This means that you cannot ignore or suspect an industry wide or a distant boss’ proposal. Moreover, this star also offers you lots of help from near and far such as partnerships and helping hands from friends and family members.
Combined with the Heavenly Virtue star, you will have the Midas touch in all you do when you activate this good fortune with the ABUNDANCE at home and office.
In the same breath, you will attract disruptions and gossips from jealous competitors. Left to their own designs, they may create havoc through false information and malicious rumors of your work and personal life. While it helps to be kind towards others, it is hard work sieving out your true friends from the imposters. As such, protect the South part of your home or at least the living room with the ANCIENT GRAND PIXIU as it serves you inspirations and first-hand information.
Rabbits are better off without the non-essentials in 2014. As there is much to achieve, one would not want to squander the chances with trivial matters and coffee talks. Start the year right with a solid plan and gather your army of supporters to benefit from the months of April, July, November and December.
It’s a bumper harvest if you have invested wisely but if you have not, then this is the time to start a portfolio. With good information, your entry will yield good returns. Occasionally, Lady Luck will smile at you with that spurts of ‘windfalls’. Know when to time it and your visit to the betting centers could reap you that extra holiday. MUTIPLE INCOME is your all-year lucky charm for money.
It’s a happy problem in health. While you are busy with all that work, the only interruption you should allow is to check on your pulse. Heart and blood issues are probably the only sore points and so, taking short breaks and supplementary medication are not bad things. Still, the insurance is to have an OBSIDIAN HULU by your bedside.
It’s back to basics if you want to see progress in your career. Female Rabbits are likely to get that promotion if they cast away their need to impress but focus on their deliverance and results. All Rabbits should adopt simple work models. Staying back late and working long hours will not impress your boss as much as turning up on time and being prepared for critical meetings with clients and suppliers alike. The smart thing to do is to partner with those born in Dog years, October months and between the hours of 7pm and 9pm. In addition, a DOG OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE on your desk will surely bring some magic.
All signs point to an interesting year of romance and relationship matters if one does not abuse it. Singles will have a time of their lives and the chase for your attention is something you will enjoy and cherish. Married folks however, are prone to flirtations and temptations from flattery. Ground your feelings with the pair of DEVOTION in your bedroom.
You’d probably not be sleeping too much and it’s not due to losing sleep over nothing. Quite the opposite, 2014 is an exciting year of challenges that will result in benefits you don’t expect. Once again, it all boils down to how you manage your time and efforts.
Two ‘Relief Stars’ are in your favor and this points to an ability to turn things around. Do not buckle in the face of troubles or adversity. You should instead have faith and courage to confront these issues and solve them independently instead of looking at them in totality. To add to this strength, have the LEAP TO SUCCESS displayed in the North or the study area at home.
Children and people in educational or consultancy businesses will benefit from the ‘Eight Seats’ star that brings about advancement and breakthroughs in their respective pursuits. Others who wish to take advantage of this energy may embark on a self-improvement program or upgrade with a new skill.
Trouble comes to married males who are prone to problems involving women. Those born in 1964 and 1976 should restrain from being too adventurous. Another problem arises when one hangs out too late especially in the months of August and September. Dragons in general will also encounter relationship woes due to some kind of isolation and loneliness. Men should be made to carry the DRAGON VIRTUE while ladies must carry the CRIMSON PHOENIX CHARM to stave off unnecessary attention.
if you are not already doing it, then you should draw up an expense sheet and plan at least your big ticket items. Money continues to stream in but you often struggle with expenditures of unexpected situations. Keep away from the betting centers in Feb, June and July. Avoid lending and display the NOBLE RAT with the NOBLE MONKEY in your living room for stability.
Watch it when you are on the road and avoid late driving in August and September. There may be a cause for concern if you are not in shape as the ‘Blood Knife’ star in your chart suggests injuries. Keep away from high-impact sports and be careful when you are into water sports as unexpected conditions like weather and other motorists can cause accidents. You may visit the dentist or donate blood to circumvent this while it is wise to have the JADE HULU and carry the TRINITY OF LUCK when you travel.
Open your eyes to helping hands and do not be too quick to judge others when faced with competition. Your path at work may be laden with uneventful routines but don’t be slow when activities pick up as you will be tested on your capabilities. RISE OF CELESTIAL DRAGON on your work desk work best for these opportunities.
You feel ‘popular’ but for some wrong reasons. Do not let it get to you when you receive praises as these are decoys to get you to let your guard down. Single females born 1988 will find themselves busy fending off persistent suitors and get into some trouble with current relationships. Married men may be tempted to bite into the forbidden fruit but you are advised to weigh the consequences. If you are or have a Dragon as a loved one, ground your feelings with a TREASURE OF LOVE at home.
The Wood Horse year offers you a chance to weave your magic into the hearts of those you are concerned with and care for. Thinking differently feeds to your enthusiasm and creativity due to the Intelligence star working overtime. If you are into upgrading yourself academically or pursue a new interest, your success rate is high.
Snakes who are in professions such as public performing, public relations, advertising, sales and marketing benefit tremendously in terms of great productivity and output. It will be a busy year for you and becomes more important to plan your time and goals. Do not lose sight of your ability to convert opportunities into success as you are prone to give up without a good fight. 2014 adds anxiety and a sense of inferiority when you look around the success of others.
If there is one thing to be concerned with, it shall be the presence of the ‘Officer Charm' star in your life that will lead you to legal issues and official offences. Start by making sure your obligations are fulfilled. Do not make your opinions public and even if you are an active participant, avoid groups that voice opposition towards mainstream policies. In short, don’t argue. All snakes must display the WISDOM PAGODA to guide you to good decisions.
As this is going to be a long 12 months ahead, avoid living the carefree highway. Be prudent, work smart, say less and stay focused on your achievements. Do not expect one-off spectacular results but plenty of small ones will add to your joy.
It’s going to be a tough year with no extras and so, finding additional funding for your rainy days becomes urgent. Do not borrow and do not lend money. The good deal is, you may find luck in investments and shots at luck. February, May and September are likely to see some unconventional boost. Carry the SILVER LINING to accelerate your chances.
While it is normally false alarms, do not overlook the dangers of problems affecting your blood pressure and heart. Also, should you have someone at home who is born a Horse, Rat or Goat, keep an eye on them as well. Stress will get to you if you fall into complacency or dissatisfaction over little things. Keep the HEALTH HULU to keep problems at bay.
If you are looking for advancement, be intense in your deliverance of results and you’ll be rewarded. Avoid the coffee talk and do not lose sleep over politics at the office and it’s alright to lose a few ‘friends’ who are over demanding. Dealings must be above board and be careful with contracts and negotiations. It is likely that you may be drawn into controversies on company’s deals and so it is always advised that you do not act alone for the company. Activate a protection with the NOBLE MONKEY, OX & ROOSTER on your work desk to prevent problems.
Single females will find good opportunities in finding a soul mate while the guys will find it a problem making a choice. You must not be too affected by remarks from even family members on your choices. Married Snakes, especially those born 1977 and 1965, may be accused of the third party coming in between another couple. Males of the same years are also likely to be embroiled into some relationship issues that will affect their reputation and status. RUYI OF ASPIRATIONS is the cure for this bugging issue.