To usher in the year of the Ox, we asked Feng Shui Master, Master Jo Ching, to share his insights on the Chinese zodiac forecast for 2021. Read on to find out what the year holds for you!

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zodiac reading for the rat in 2015

Animal Sign: Rat

Birth Years: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948

Outlook for 2021: The Academic Star and Academic Hall are here to bless the students who are sitting for their major examinations this year. It is also an appropriate time for you who are already in the workforce to advance your knowledge and pick up a new skill. You will be more focused, more disciplined and score better in the examinations. You will also be experiencing new learning curves at work but with good guidance from seniors and mentors.

Do not, however, over-stretch yourself at work since the presence of Decline God can lead to unnecessary stress and disappointments if you do not make calculated moves and proper planning. To top it off, the 6 Misfortune and Illness stars are flying into your zodiac sign in 2021.

You will be affected by them intensely if you happen to sleep or work either in the southeast or north sector of the house. Therefore, do not take things lightly or for granted whenever you feel unwell. An often-overlooked small ailment can develop into a bigger problem. Always consult your physician when you fall sick. Do not self-medicate. It would be wise for you to go for an annual body check-up.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Academic, Academic Hall

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: 6 Misfortune, Illness, Decline God

zodiac reading for ox

Animal Sign: Ox

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

Outlook for 2021: The Tai Sui, which is traditionally deemed as inauspicious if you violate it, affects those born in the year of the ox. This would usually create challenges as well as emotional upheavals in most aspects of your life in 2021, especially when the zodiac itself is also met with 2 other undesirable stars. Of course, you can always go to the temple to make offerings to the Tai Sui and seek blessings from the deities.

Sword Edge and Lying Corpse stars can potentially subject one to be cut by a sharp object or met with an accident during the course of work. For ladies who are pregnant, this could imply going through a c-section birth due to an emergency situation. So, regular and close follow-ups with your gynaecologist are advisable.

For those who work in a high-risk environment such as shipbuilding yard, construction site and even in the kitchen, do stay vigilant when you are carrying out your daily tasks. Do avoid participating in risky sports or activities that could bring bodily harm. For those who are in the education and research sectors, advertising, fine arts and creative industries, the benefic Talent star will bring a lot of inspiration to your job.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Talent Star

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Tai Sui, Sword Edge, Lying Corpse

zodiac reading for the tiger

Animal Sign: Tiger

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

Outlook for 2021: A year of positive energies, especially for the men as you will meet a lot of helpful people and enjoy good career opportunities since the Sun and Nobleman stars have arrived at your doorstep. It is a year that you, the Tiger zodiac, would shine and receive a lot of positive limelight.

One would expect to enjoy a rise in status, authority and power. People in senior corporate positions, politics and even showbiz will scale new heights. The same goes for vloggers, influencers, YouTube stars as well as those who are in edutainment sectors.

In case you have plans to get married, the presence of Nuptial Bird is a great sign that 2021 is a lovely year to do so. Do not believe when someone tells you that it is a “Blind year” or “No Spring year” which is very inauspicious for couples who plan to tie the knot since this is a myth with no scientific basis.

Something to note is that the Sky Emptiness, Solitary and Bad Qi stars will cause those who have been posted overseas to work to be easily distracted or go into a prolonged period of mood swings. Luckily, Heaven Doctor is a saviour that will come to pull you out of any predicament. Thus, when you are in trouble, always consult a senior friend or a mentor. Be careful of misplacing valuable items due to the presence of Robbery Sha.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Sun, Heavenly Nobleman, Nuptial Bird, Tai Ji Nobleman Heaven Doctor

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Robbery Sha, Solitary, Sky Emptiness, Bad Qi

zodiac reading for the rabbit

Animal Sign: Rabbit

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

Outlook for 2021: With no benefic stars that come to the rabbit zodiac sign, one will find it 2021 a less smooth sailing year. As a result, one needs to plan wisely before he or she embarks on any new business or project. It is advisable that one does not quit without a job.

At work, careful delineation of roles and responsibilities should be properly discussed and documented for the Dividing Edge, which is known as the star that attracts disputes, is present. The same applies to any form of business partnerships. Do be mindful of what you write on social media.

On the other hand, the presence of Funeral Door and Disaster Sha pose the risk of draining your immunity and energy level – physically and emotionally. Try to avoid attending funeral wakes or hospital visits or even cemetery especially when you are not in good spirits or when you feel lethargic.

Ladies who are pregnant, ensure that you follow up regularly with your gynaecologist as the arrival of Passing Cloud is likely to give rise to complications during your pregnancy. In a worst-case scenario, it may lead to an emergency c-section. In this regard, having a careful diet, healthy lifestyle, adequate rest and a positive mindset will certainly benefit you.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Nil

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Dividing Edge, Funeral Door, Disaster Sha, Passing Cloud

zodiac reading for the dragon

Animal Sign: Dragon

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

Outlook for 2020: It is quite a blessed year especially for the ladies in terms of their pursuit in studies, career and business as the Moon is shining at them. The motherly-natured and virtuous star generally takes great care of the women. Relationships with family members and friends will also be more cordial and harmonious.

Therefore, 2021 is a time when ladies can unleash their power to pursue their goals. There will be many helping hands that come to lend you the strength. Having said that, while you are inching towards your goal, one of the major things to be cautious about is the presence of the 2 scandalous stars, namely the Hook and Lasso, which easily create havoc and cause one to be entangled in messy love affairs involving a third party.

So, if you are married, regardless the gender, please stay clear of unnecessary romance. In the event that you have returned to work in the office, do stay away from office politics as well as gossip. You may wish to consider buying an insurance plan to protect yourself against any incident if your job exposes you to a certain level of hazards.

This is due to the presence of Flying Blade and Sky Killing which will cause you to attract injuries and cuts from metallic objects. On the bright side, you are able to harness good money and extra side income since Heaven Wealth has also flown into your zodiac.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Moon, Heaven Wealth

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Hook, Lasso, Flying Blade, Sky Killing

zodiac reading for the snake

Animal Sign: Snake

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

Outlook for 2021: The omnipotent Emperor Seal Nobleman will bring you opportunities for promotion, recognition, businesses and even new job offers. Investment and windfall luck will be enhanced. People who plan to start a new business should grab this opportune time to have a better headstart.

On the other hand, students will benefit from the 3 Stage since it gives rise to good academic achievement and support from good teachers. In addition, those who are representing the school in sports, games or any form of competition will also enjoy good luck and eventually receive rewards for their outstanding performance.

On the flip side, due to the arrival of 5 Ghost and Official Talisman, please conduct yourself well in public, observe the rules and do not attempt to challenge the laws, evade fines and taxes as you will be easily caught and penalised.

It is advisable that you continue to remain honest and humble, avoid taking shortcuts to achieve quick bucks and always be transparent in your handling of any form of documentation. With this, malefic stars like Back Stab and Sky Cry will not be able to find trouble and create a nuisance for you that may sabotage your reputation.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Emperor Seal Nobleman, 3 Stage

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: 5 Ghost, Officer Talisman, Back Stab, Sky Cry

zodiac reading for horse

Animal Sign: Horse

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

Outlook for 2021: Because of the presence of Death Talisman, it is advisable that one should stay away from funeral wakes or avoid seeing dead people if possible as it can have a negative impact on your luck and energy level. This star can also attract arguments in office and minor accidents at your workplace or at home.

Presence of Small Loss star will cause you to misplace your wallet, keys and even mobile phone easily. So, guard your precious belongings properly in crowded places and double-check before you alight from any public transport such as taxis or buses. Being vigilant and exercising caution is the best way to mitigate the ill impact brought by the star.

Chances of getting fines like parking and speeding tickets are also high. Hence, do not try to cheat the authority or exceed the speed limit on the road. On the flip side, there are wonderful benevolent Month Virtue plus Heavenly Nobleman stars that will come in to tide you through any challenges in 2021 in all aspects of your life.

Coupled with Jade Hall and Peach Blossom stars, you can possibly enjoy a rise in fame and status. The affinity with the opposite sex will also be greatly enhanced. Love is in the air but still, you have to exercise caution to ensure that you do not fall into any love scam.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Peach Blossom, Month Virtue Nobleman, Heavenly Nobleman, Jade Hall

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Death Talisman, Small Loss, Salt Pool

zodiac reading for goat

Animal Sign: Goat

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

Outlook for 2021: 2021 is one of the more challenging years for the Goat zodiac as not only is it in direct conflict with the energy of the year, i.e., the Tai Sui or also known as Year Breaker, but it has also been inundated with a few inauspicious stars that can be quite damaging to the wealth luck of the person.

The situation is further exacerbated with the lack of a powerful auspicious star to control it. This will result in one feeling stressful in 2021 relating to poorer health, family issues, job rotation and even break-up with friends – more so if one’s office or main door of the home is located in the North, Southwest or Southeast sector of the house.

Due to the presence of inauspicious stars like Big Loss, Shatter and Hinder Pole, please try to avoid dangerous sports such as scuba diving, mountain climbing and sky diving. If you do not wish to suffer from monetary losses, avoid being a guarantor for loans, avoid going to the casino to gamble and avoid starting a business with a partner.

Do not quit your job until you get an offer. It is advisable for you to be prudent and conservative in your plans. The fortunate thing is that the Earth Relief star does help to alleviate some of your problems. Therefore, if you need help and guidance, always consult a senior friend or mentor so that they can offer good advice and even assist you to overcome the challenges.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Earth Relief

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Year Breaker, Shatter, Big Loss, Hinder Pole

zodiac reading for the monkey

Animal Sign: Monkey

Birth Years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944

Outlook for 2021: There are good reasons for the Monkey zodiac to grin from ear to ear since this is going to be a fruitful and productive year for them, in terms of career performance as well as romance. The top-notch powerful lucky stars such as the Emperor and Dragon Virtue are showering you with lots of blessings.

It is time to review your business plans and take a bold step to execute them. Put in the effort and you will be handsomely rewarded. People in the leadership positions will see an increase in their authority and power. Employees will receive good performance appraisal and increment from the boss.

For those who are in a courtship, the presence of Sky Happiness hints that it is time for the couple to contemplate tying the knot. While money, career and even romance luck seem to be rosy, do not overexert yourself too much at work. Likewise, for those who love to participate in marathons or vigorous sports should know their limit.

Quickly take a rest if you start to feel unwell. The congregation of the undesirable stars like Sky Danger, Sudden Failure and Death God usually trigger unexpected underlying health conditions. You should also avoid going to places that are prone to earthquakes, typhoons and other types of calamities.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Emperor, Dragon Virtue, Sky Happiness

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Death God, Sky Danger, Sudden Failure

zodiac reading for the rooster

Animal Sign: Rooster

Birth Years: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945

Outlook for 2021: A big congratulations to the Rooster zodiac because there is a range of auspicious stars that are present to bless you in various aspects of your life. To begin, Year Wealth, Golden Cart and 8-Seat stars will combine power to usher in good money luck, positive career movement and rise in your income. To add on to the positive energy, General star will improve your chance of having a promotion especially if you are working for uniformed groups.

For those who are still unattached, Romance star will definitely increase your odds in meeting that special someone. On the other hand, with the combination of Blood Dagger and White Tiger, do take extra care of your safety if you need to drive or ride on the roads frequently. Always stay alert and do not drive when you are feeling sleepy.

Nevertheless, during a year like this, one can actually consider going for blood donation, cosmetic surgery or necessary minor operations. Besides, avoid swimming in a deep pool or ocean alone. Also, avoid deep-sea diving or competitive sea sports due to the presence of this undesirable star known as Floating, which is linked to water accidents. Despite the presence of such bad stars in 2021, Relief God and Heaven Relief are 2 lucky stars to help you mitigate the risk of any mishap. White knights will come to your rescue when you are in need. Just shout for them.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Year Wealth, Golden Cart, 8 Seat, General Star, Relief God, Heaven Relief, Romance

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: White Tiger, Blood Dagger, Floating

Chinese Zodiac reading for dog

Animal Sign: Dog

Birth Years: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946

Outlook for 2021: In term of personal growth and achievement, people born in the Year of the Dog will be blessed with very auspicious stars like Fortune Nobleman, Fortune Virtue and Heaven Virtue, that will usher in superb luck in meeting the right people, good mentors, helpful colleagues and supportive bosses.

Take up whatever new job challenges that come to you, persevere and eventually, you will gain success. If you are running or intending to start your own business, 2021 is a year that you should consider investing more money in your personal or company branding and marketing effort as it will give you an exponential increase in your fame and even revenue.

Saddle star will bring your return-on-investment to the next level. While luck is on your side, do restrain yourself from engaging in gossip or badmouthing others in the office or your business rivals. Be careful of what you say online and offline as Curl Tongue can steer you towards disputes and even legal hassles. It is advisable that you go for a body check-up and also pay attention to the health of old folks at home to guard against nasty stars like Funeral Clothes and Goat Blade, which are famously linked to injury and poor immunity.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Fortune Virtue, Heaven Virtue, Saddle, Fortune Nobleman

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Lonesome, Curl Tongue, Goat Blade, Funeral Clothes

zodiac reading for the pig

Animal Sign: Pig

Birth Years: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947

Outlook for 2021: Travel luck is seen in 2021 due to the presence of Sky Horse. In ancient times, this star denotes good money and business opportunities especially when you travel a lot. However, due to the unfavourable Hanging Guest, do take extra care of your health and safety if you need to visit places that are still prone to epidemics, earthquakes, floods and other calamities.

Golden Chest is basically a wealth star that will aid you to grow your personal income, business revenues and even returns from your own asset investment. Coupled with the mighty Tai Ji Nobleman star, the Pig zodiac should experience a much smoother year for them in terms of job, studies and relationship.

For those who are married or attached, please be reminded to stay away from temptations and extramarital affair because of the Bath. This star does boost your charm and sex appeal but usually, there is a price to pay. In case you would like to go for cosmetic surgery or any form of medical treatment that could potentially leave you with ugly scars, I would suggest you put on hold till the following year – unless you know how to pick an auspicious date and time to go for the operation. This is attributed to the presence of Sky Dog star, which is well-known for scarring your body.

Auspicious Stars for 2021: Sky Horse, Golden Chest, Tai Ji Nobleman

Inauspicious Stars for 2021: Sky Dog, Hanging Guest, Bath

This article is contributed by Master Jo Ching.

Master Jo Ching (莊裕善老师) is the founder of DestinyAsia Global Consultancy and Master Trainer of Destiny Academy. Besides providing professional advice to clients on their home and office feng shui, destiny analysis and auspicious Chinese Name selection, he also conducts professional feng shui courses and corporate talks. He is frequently quoted by media like Lian He Wan Bao, Asiaone, The New Paper, RazorTV, Yahoo and etc. You are welcome to visit his company website or contact him at

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