To usher in the year of the Rabbit 🐇, we asked Feng Shui Master, Master Jo Ching, to share his insights on the Chinese zodiac forecast for 2023. Read on to find out what the year holds for you!
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Animal Sign: Rat 子 🐁
Birth Years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Outlook for 2023: The lucky trio namely, Fortune Virtue, Fortune Star and Heaven Virtue combine power to bestow you with good blessings such as positive career luck, greater authority, good family luck and helpful people. The Year Wealth also helps with a smooth-sailing career, where you are more fulfilled with your achievements, leading to monetary rewards. This year, Nuptial Bird will trigger the opportunity for you to meet your special someone and fall in love. However, for those who are married, you must avoid any temptation so as not to be involved in external marital affairs. The reason is attributed to the presence of both Peach Blossom and Salt Pool, which often increase not just your charm but also your sex appeal. Watch your words regardless spoken, written, or posted online as Curl Tongue is the star of gossips, rumors, scandals, and arguments. If you can, try to keep controversial opinions to yourself. You must also watch the health of the elders at home if they are sleeping at the east or northwest sector of the house.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Fortune Virtue, Fortune Star, Heaven Virtue, Year Wealth, Nuptial Bird
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Peach Blossom, Salt Pool, Curl Tongue, Funeral Clothes
Animal Sign: Ox 丑 🐂
Birth Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Outlook for 2023: Due to nasty malefic stars like Hanging Guest and Goat Blade, do take extra care of your health & safety, especially if your daily activities require you to be constantly on the road, in the kitchen or frequent the construction site, for instance. It is also advisable not to take part in extreme sports like rock climbing or skiing in overseas. In the event that you are planning for a cosmetic surgery or medical treatment, do note that the risk of having scars after the procedure is bigger due to the Sky Dog star. If here is an urgency to proceed and cannot hold off till the following year, it is recommended to consult a feng shui master to get an auspicious date and time for the surgery. Try to manage your emotions and work life balance this year as your schedule may be filled with work travels and make you feel more lonely when away from home. Take time to also visit shrines or churches if you can to seek blessings from the divine.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: None
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Hanging Guest, Goat Blade, Sky Dog, Lonesome
Animal Sign: Tiger 寅 🐅
Birth Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Outlook for 2023: The Golden Cart will usher fabulous financial luck and business opportunities. For those who are employed, do expect an increase in bonuses. However, because of the presence of Death God, you need to manage your emotions and expectations as the year might be marked by some disappointments, unfulfilled promises by people close to you, leading you to feel lost and moody. Even amid unsettling situations, avoid romantic temptation brought by the Bath star unless you know how to toe the line. Other people can easily plan revenge on you with the slightest misunderstanding as a result of the Passing Cloud star. Hence, you must try to resolve things in a diplomatic manner. Pregnant ladies should regularly visit the doctor and follow the advice, as complications may surface and require emergency C-section. With COVID19 situation still not out of the woods, the presence of Illness star does expose you to extra health risk. Always consult a doctor if you feel unwell, even with the slightest symptom. Avoid self-medication as the seemingly small issue might be part of a bigger problem.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Golden Cart
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Death God, Bath, Passing Cloud Illness
Animal Sign: Rabbit 卯 🐇
Birth Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Outlook for 2023: It is inauspicious for animal signs to offend the Tai Sui and Rabbit happens to be one of them. While there will be stressful moments in various areas of life like work, studies, family relationship, romance and health, it is not all doom and gloom for the bunny. In terms of inauspicious stars, Fu Yin and Sky Cry may bring some depressing events like the departure of a loved one, pet or loss of wealth. Sword Edge and Lying Corpse can lead to possible injuries or accidents particularly from sharp metal objects, as well as other health-related concerns. Fortunately, the year is cushioned by very auspicious stars. With the General Star, chances for promotion, increase in responsibility and selection for leadership role are seen especially if you belong to the uniformed group or civil service. Golden Chest helps grow personal income, business revenues, and asset investments while Jade Hall increases reputation, academic luck, and attraction to the opposite sex. In case you are confronted with challenges, the Heavenly Nobleman sends you white knights that get you out of predicaments and resolve the issues. Academic and Academic Hall bring heightened intelligence, learning, and exam luck to students. A great year for learning new subjects and taking certification tests.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: General Star, Golden Chest, Jade Hall, Heavenly Nobleman, Academic, Academic Hall
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Tai Sui, Fu Yin, Sky Cry, Sword Edge Lying Corpse
Animal Sign: Dragon 辰 🐉
Birth Years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Outlook for 2023: With the Sun shining its golden ray on you, there will be a lot of positive energies engulfing you in 2023. This star is especially good for the men who will experience a rise in position, recognition at work and even scholastic achievement for those in higher learning institute. Saddle star helps realize good returns on investments and may lead to a change of house or work environment, plus some travel opportunities. The Heaven Doctor helps get you out of challenging situations and resolve issues easier. For example, if you have been suffering from chronic health conditions, do leverage the presence of this star to actively look out for medical practitioners, traditional Chinese medicine doctors or even spiritual healers to provide you with the cure. Sky Emptiness and Bad Qi create some obstacles and plateau at the workplace. Perhaps you need to reset goals and make them reachable. Unrealistic goals certainly lead to challenges with your execution. Parents should also pay more attention to their Dragon-zodiac child, as the seemingly calm demeanor might actually be a sign of deep loneliness and helplessness brewing within.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Sun, Saddle, Heaven Doctor
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Sky Emptiness, Bad Qi
Animal Sign: Snake 巳 🐍
Birth Years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Outlook for 2023: The omnipotent pair of Heavenly Nobleman and Tai Ji Nobleman is going to bring a lot of auspiciousness to your daily endeavors. The duo is regarded as Grade A stars. You will gain support and respect from colleagues and peers. Many helpful people stand in the wings waiting to extend to you precious assistance whenever you need it. Good prospect ahead if you have been planning to change job with better remuneration. For those who wish to start a business or take on side gig, you will receive a lot of referrals from people surrounding you. Sky Horse signifies imminent positive changes and possibility of overseas job postings, business expansion or exploration of new markets. Frequent traveling can increase your luck in money and romance as well. Because of Dividing Edge star, disputes and arguments would easily arise from misunderstandings or lack of clarity. Thus, make sure small details in contract are checked and due diligence are done before signing off. Solitude from work travels can sometimes affect your emotion but always keep an open mind and you will eventually see the benefits.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Heavenly Nobleman, Tai Ji Nobleman, Sky Horse
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Dividing Edge, Solitary, Funeral Door
Animal Sign: Horse 午 🐎
Birth Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Outlook for 2023: With the Moon emitting and casting her light on you this year, it will be a blessed year for your studies or career or business especially more so for the ladies since Moon is a feminine celestial body in the study of astrology and feng shui. With the Sky Happiness star, people who are looking for partner will meet more new like-minded friends and if you are already in a serious relationship, it is a good time to take the next step to tie the nuptial knot. For those who are married, beware of temptation as you may get into a messy love triangle situation. The same can go to those who are single, who should then be mindful of accidentally becoming a 3rd party in any new relationship for the Hook and Lasso make you easily attracted to scandalous affairs. Besides, do stay vigilant and do not become a victim of love scams. 6 Misfortune and Decline God will test your physical endurance this year. Hardworking individuals are always valued in the workplace but you must avoid exhaustion and burn-out from overwork. Ensure you get sufficient rest. If possible, postpone your marathon or iron-man run till following year.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Moon, Sky Happiness
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Hook, Lasso, 6 Misfortune, Decline God
Animal Sign: Goat 未 🐐
Birth Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Outlook for 2023: Heaven Wealth will bring you favorable investment luck and good returns. 3-Stage and 8-Seat stars talk about a jump in reputation, glamour, popularity and reward on the job. If you are a celebrity, influencer, entertainer or entrepreneur, the energy will certainly propel you to the next height on what you are doing. People planning to enter politics will also benefit from it. For those in the education and research sectors, as well as advertising, fine arts, and creative fields, the Talent star will boost imagination, innovation and bring more inspirations to your work. While luck is with you, you are advised to conduct yourself in a moral and righteous manner and always follow the laws. Careful of petty people that can mislead you and cause you harm. Watch your words and actions as you may unknowingly offend the authorities or powerful people. Such event is contributed by the presence of unlucky stars like 5 Ghost, Officer Talisman and Flying Blade. Avoid deep sea swimming, diving or competitive sea sports due to the undesirable Floating star plus Blood Dagger which are often linked to water or drowning accident. Thankfully, the presence of Heaven Relief and Relief God does mitigate the adverse effects of the malicious stars.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Heaven Wealth, 3-Stage, 8 Seat, Talent, Heaven Relief, Relief God
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: 5 Ghost, Officer Talisman, Flying Blade, Blood Dagger, Floating
Animal Sign: Monkey 申 🐒
Birth Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Outlook for 2023: Small Loss and Robbery Sha suggest one may be robbed or pickpocketed, misplacing small important items like your car keys, mobile phone and wallet. It can also include traffic fines, or paying for medicines due to sudden illness. Look out for intimidation from petty people causing you to lose your patience and composure. Avoid visiting funerals and hospitals, unless necessary as the vibes will pull down your luck. Romance star brings love luck but always remember to tread with care if you are attached or married. Having said that, the Monkeys are lucky to have superb nobleman stars that help to offset some of the ill effects of the undesirable stars. Emperor Seal Nobleman and Tai Ji Nobleman often offer job rotation opportunity, increased reputation and recognition at work, favorable exam luck and good fortunes. Investments and money luck will also be enhanced so it is an opportune time to start new projects and ventures. Coupled with Month Virtue, you can expect ready help and assistance, more so from female colleagues, friends and own family members. If you are facing burning issues in life, fret not as Earth Relief will help to alleviate the problems and reduce the stressful moments.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Emperor Seal Nobleman, Tai Ji Nobleman, Month Virtue, Earth Relief
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Small Loss Robbery Sha, Death Talisman, Romance
Animal Sign: Rooster 酉 🐓
Birth Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Outlook for 2023: The Year Breaker subjects the rooster sign to a direct conflict with the energy of the year. One would usually feel that he or she is going through a year of roller-coaster ride in terms of stress level. Energy is often low and inter-personal relations at work or at home can also be less than ideal. In such a year, it is best to hold off any major projects, business ventures and even personal investment. Putting money in fixed deposit with established banks are preferred. Avoid risky speculation, visiting casino to bet and lending out money to friends. Do not quit your job without accepting a new offer from another firm. In terms of personal safety and well-being, try to avoid mountain climbing, sky diving, scuba diving and other forms of extreme sports. Stay away from countries or places that are prone to natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes and even volcano eruption because Disaster Sha and Hinder Pole stars that fly into your zodiac can subject you to all these dangers and you may even get trapped in it. Older people are advised not to miss their health checkup. To improve your overall luck, it is wise to constantly seek blessings from the divine, participate in charity work, donate money to the needy and learn a new skill in order to prepare yourself for the next upswing.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: None
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Year Breaker, Big Loss, Shatter, Hinder Pole, Disaster Sha
Animal Sign: Dog 戌 🐕
Birth Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Outlook for 2023: Prosperous stars like Dragon Virtue and Emperor are superior and they will bring in good blessings. In terms of career, you will enjoy better support from your peers and bosses. For those in management positions or government posts, they will see themselves moving to senior leadership role that comes with a more challenging and exciting portfolio. People in business will meet noblemen that open doors for you. Students who require more help in studies will receive good guidance from a new teacher or mentor. On the other hand, due to the presence of Sky Danger, Sky Killing and Sudden Failure, which belong to accident-prone stars, do ensure you take sufficient rest and eat well if there is a need to work overtime or burn midnight oil for your exam. Avoid pushing your limits if you feel unwell. This is very crucial especially if you have plans to take part in competitions like marathons, triathlons, any racket or ball games. If you are currently in the uniformed group undergoing very rigorous training, do immediately inform your superior if you suddenly feel sick or giddy. If you have not covered yourself with a comprehensive insurance plan, it is time to invest in one for a peace of mind.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: Dragon Virtue, Emperor
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: Sky Danger, Sky Killing, Sudden Failure
Animal Sign: Pig 亥 🐖
Birth Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Outlook for 2023: The White Tiger star connotes the possibility of injury or hospitalization with the sight of blood. Therefore, you must take extra precaution in your daily activities such as driving, crossing the road and even doing weights in the gym. The star is also often connected to office politics, power struggle and women. Hence, do not get yourself involved in any unnecessary disputes, especially with lady colleagues or bosses, at your work place or with external stakeholders. Stay alert if you happen to work in a hazardous environment and if you are feeling tired, quickly stop operating on the machine to avoid any unintended consequence. You may consider going for blood donation, schedule for cosmetic or minor surgery, wisdom tooth extraction and even acupuncture treatment to mitigate or even dissolve the detrimental effects of the star. In addition, beware of the possibility of betrayal or sabotage by friends or co-workers due to the presence of Back Stab star. If you can, nip things in the bud and tackle the issues rationally and peacefully to clear out misunderstandings. Putting things in record will be a good safeguard against finger-pointing.
Auspicious Stars for 2023: None
Inauspicious Stars for 2023: White Tiger, Back Stab
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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