Chinese Zodiac Animals

RAT

Birth Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948

Outlook for 2016: A positive year for the Rat in terms of career and money luck because of the presence of Golden Chamber and General Star. Those in business can expect more partnership opportunities or meeting new investors may pump in more funds to allow you to expand your business. For those who are employed, your boss will entrust you with new projects and is prepared to reward you.

Nevertheless, due to the presence of 5-Ghost and Flying Dagger, please observe what you say and remain humble, especially if you achieve success as these two stars attract petty and jealous people. Dating couples need to be more trusting and be more candid in their feelings toward each other to avoid unnecessary accusations. Those who need to always travel overseas need to be careful when they are on the road.

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OX

Birth Years: 2009, 1997, 1985,1973, 1961, 1949

Outlook for 2016: A much better year as compared to the rocky 2015, people born in the year of the Ox will expect a smooth-sailing 2016 in their job prospects and overall personal luck. The presence of Sky Happiness signals a timely year for couples to plan for weddings.

The presence of auspicious stars like Grabbing Saddle and Emperor Seal Nobleman will bless students who are sitting for important examinations this year, with the Nobleman star offering powerful divine help to tide you through challenging moments and escalate your career to a greater height. Take this opportunity to venture out of your comfort zone to seek better reward overseas. Nonetheless, you have to safeguard yourself against illness and accidents due to the arrival of bad star like Sky Dog. Avoid attending funeral wakes too.

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TIGER

Birth Years: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950

Outlook for 2016: It is a year of roller-coaster ride for the Tiger since it is in direct confrontation with the energy of the Monkey year, i.e., the Tai Sui (太岁).Tiger people tend to feel physically and emotionally stressed in 2016, largely due to a lot of job movements, overseas business trips, potential changes in residence or at the office. Because of the presence of negative stars like Big Loss and Hinder Pole, try to avoid dangerous sport, being a guarantor for loan, going to the Casino to gamble and avoid starting a business with someone.

It is advisable to be prudent and conservative in your plans if you do not wish to suffer monetary loss or break-ups in business partnerships, and even personal relationships with loved ones and close friends.

Be more tolerant and try to avoid engaging in head-on conflict with anyone especially on the roads. Those born in 1948 and 1960 should drive carefully and take care of blood related health issues or injury to the limbs. Having said that, Earth Relief is a positive danger-relief star that assumes the role of a White Knight to rescue you out of your predicament.

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RABBIT

Birth Years: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939

Outlook for 2016: People born in the year of Rabbit have valid reasons to smile as the Emperor star and Dragon Virtue star will bestow great luck and positive energies in this entire year on them. The Emperor star usually benefits people who work for the government, the uniform group or people who are in managerial positions.

It is a star of power, authority, fame and money. Expect a promotion, better reputation, fatter bonuses or taking on a bigger managerial role in your company.

Investment and windfall luck will be enhanced. If you have been thinking of coming out to be your own boss, then it is a good time to act in 2016.

The Dragon Virtue star will give you that added blessing for a smoother head-start. Those who are unattached should start to network and socialize more since the Cupid’s little arrow is aiming at you.

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DRAGON

Birth Years: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940

Outlook for 2016: People who are working in the creative industries, performing arts, fashion design, advertising and even academic researchers will find themselves receiving good inspirations and ideas that aid them in their creation and innovation.

The effort that they put in will also in return give them due recognitions and commendations from their superiors and peers. The Dragon sees the auspicious Talent star which is a star that governs one’s creativity, planning and strategising skills.

It is also a star that influences one to be attracted to mysterious subjects like Feng Shui, BaZi, religion, philosophy and abstract art. So, in 2016, you may see yourself getting more inclined to learning topics as such.

Dragon and Monkey also form part of the lucky trinity which implies that Dragon people will receive more support and help as compared to last year. There will be opportunity for making new friends and enhancing your network.

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SNAKE

Birth Years: 2013, 2001,1989,1977, 1965, 1953, 1941

Outlook for 2016: Keep a close tab on the old folks at home this year especially if they have chronic health issues. Nasty star like the Funeral Clothes moves to the Snake sign in 2016.

This means that snake people will experience anxiety over their parent’s health. Even if the parents are healthy, it is still advisable to bring them for a normal health check-up if they are already at their old age. Besides, this is a year that you will incur high expenses.

Do not dabble into high risk investments and gambling as the Robbery star is here to stay. Do consider buying travel insurance when you are overseas for holidays because there is a chance that you may be pick-pocketed or robbed or misplaced a valuable item.

Be more vigilant so that you can minimize all these losses. While the gaming or windfall luck is not in your favour this year, you will still receive good monetary compensation from your own business, commissions or performance bonuses as a result of your hard work.

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HORSE

Birth Years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942

Outlook for 2016: Politics in office and injury due to cuts are something that the Horse people need to watch out for in 2016. There will be lots of frustration coming from everywhere and you will see yourself easily losing your temper over little things.

Learn to control and keep your cool especially during driving. Otherwise, you will be entangled in heated arguments or fights in office, home or public places.

Remember this, your friends can turn fiends and they are preying on your mental weakness. Once you explode, they will pounce on you to pull you down.

Due to the presence of the undesirable Hanging Guest star, try to stay away from funeral wakes or visits to hospital if possible because it can have a negative impact on your energy level.

I would suggest that in order to mitigate all these potential negative events as mentioned above, it is perhaps a good year to channel some time into the practice of meditation or take a sabbatical leave to pursue higher learning.

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GOAT

Birth Years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943

Outlook for 2016: One of the better performing animal signs in 2016 in terms of romance and money luck. Yes, there is the presence of Romance star that makes you look radiant and charming.

If you do not have a boyfriend or girlfriend yet, you stand a very high chance to get hitched this year. Otherwise, this star also enhances your public relationship with people.

Certainly a very important star for those who are in the sales business or entertainment and media industries. However, if you are married, you have to exercise self-control to cut off any temptations. Failing which, you will get into a serious tussle that can end up as a police case.

In terms of wealth luck, the arrival of the auspicious Golden Cart will drive up your fame, income and business. Good time to start on an investment plan too.

Due to the presence of Illness star, those who have to travel to new destinations will fall sick easily because of a combination of anxiety and poorer immune system. Ladies who are pregnant should take extra precaution during travel

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2016 Animal Sign: MONKEY

Monkey Zodiac 2016

Birth Years: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944

Outlook for 2016: Monkey people is said to be offending the Tai Sui this coming year. However, this does not mean that everybody goes through lousy luck and ill fate.

In terms of career performance and advancement, the Monkey sign is fortunate to have good stars like The Academic and a couple of positive career-related stars to give them good result and reward at the work place.

Presence of such stars also implies that their hard work and effort can be seen by the management, making them shine in the limelight. For the students, they will enjoy new learning curve and they will also meet good teachers who are dedicated and committed. Nevertheless, health will be a major concern.

Pregnant women have to be cautious due to Sword Edge and Lying Corpse stars that could trigger a premature delivery or unplanned C-section. Others need to eat more vitamins to defend themselves against common cold and flu virus. The key is to learn to relax and maintain

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ROOSTER

Birth Years: 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945

Outlook for 2016: A year of great fortune and harvest because of A-Grade stars like Heaven Nobleman and Tai Ji Nobleman are present in the house of those born in the year of the Rooster. Such stars are extremely useful when it comes to career advancement or the start-up of a new business because they represent powerful support coming from bosses or clients who are big players in the market.

In 2016, whenever you are in trouble and need a helping hand, you will receive one. Money luck also looks upbeat. On the other hand, Rooster people who are looking for love will be exceptionally lucky because of the influence of Peach Blossom star or Tao Hua that co-exists with the other positive stars.

However, this star can be a double-edged sword especially for those who are married or attached. It can pose as a threat of lustful temptations. To top it off, there is this Rob Wealth star which normally causes a sense of emptiness and loneliness to invade you. Hence, be cautious and always remind yourself to toe the line.

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DOG

Birth Years: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946

Outlook for 2016: People who are born under the Dog animal sign have to be careful of signing major contracts this year and this may include inking on the dotted line of the marriage certificate or pre-nuptial agreement. The presence of inauspicious star known as Dividing Edge tends to create contractual disputes that could end up in courtroom. In order to neutralize this malefic effect of the star, one needs to really pick an auspicious timing to sign on it.

Otherwise, get a colleague or a legal adviser to help you vet through complex documentations before signing. Dividing Edge makes one very susceptible to backstabbers and scandalous accusation. Hence, avoid making sensitive statements or comments on Facebook that can potentially land you in hot soup.

Besides this, due to the presence of Funeral Door, it is advisable that you stay away from funeral wakes, cemetery and visits to hospitals. Do also keep a close tab on the health of elderly at home especially if they are sleeping in the northeast sector at home. In terms of annual Feng Shui energy, the northeast sector sees the arrival of illness star in 2016.

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PIG

Birth Years: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947

Outlook for 2016: In the study of Chinese fortune telling system, BaZi, the pig is harmed by the energy of the Monkey year. At times, you will experience a sense of loss, false hopes, and disappointment with your loved ones that can result in emotional upheavals.

It is very likely that you will suffer from insomnia or poor quality of sleep. As a result, your lack of focus will cause you to lose precious personal belongings like your wallet, mobile phone or jewelry.

For men, be tactful of what you say or do to women so that you do not offend them unknowingly. On the other hand, for women born under the year of the pig, feel free to approach your lady friends, lady boss and lady clients when you need any form of support because the ladies are your Gui Ren in 2016.

As a word of advice, regardless if you are a man or woman, pay more attention to and be more sensitive towards your partner’s feeling. You need to work hard to improve on communications.

By Master Jo Ching

Jo Ching, Founder and Master-Trainer of DestinyAsia, is an expert in Feng Shui, BaZi and Qi Men Dun Jia. Effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, Jo provides trainings and coaching to enthusiasts and Feng Shui advisory services to corporate companies. Find out more about him at www.masterfengshui.com