To usher in the year of the Dog, we asked a Feng Shui Master to share his insights on the Chinese zodiac forecast for 2018.

Zodiac Forecast 2018

Animal Sign: Rat

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

Outlook for 2018: Get yourself covered with adequate travel insurance as a form of safeguard this year as there is a possibility of meeting with traffic accident, natural disaster and illness when you are overseas. This is due to the presence of negative stars like Disaster Star and Blood Dagger which can lead to blood related incidents. Also, be careful when you are signing any contract because the Dividing Edge causes one to be prone to legal disputes and arguments in 2018.

Check and double check all the fine prints or consult a legal expert before you agree to anything. Watch out for the health of your old folks especially if they are sleeping in the north sector of the house. This is due to the arrival of Funeral Door. Nevertheless, the good news is that Heaven Relief will come to your rescue when you are in trouble. In addition, your luck will be enhanced with the arrival of Heaven Wealth. So, expect an increase in income coming from your investments. There will also be a chance that lottery luck befalls on you.

Zodiac outlook 2018

Animal Sign: Ox

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

Outlook for 2018: Congratulations to Ox people! You are heavily blessed with 3 supreme lucky nobleman stars that will shower you with blessings ranging from wealth, friendship, career, studies and overall fortune. First of all, the Emperor Seal Nobleman star is a star of authority, fame, money and also good academic luck for the students. The Taiji Nobleman and Heavenly Nobleman stars usually usher in promotion, powerful white knights, investment and windfall luck.

If you have been thinking of trying out a new job or coming out to be your own boss, then it is a good time to hit the ground running in 2018 since the energies will bring you a steady stream of clients, new networks and offers. You will have many wonderful opportunities at work and for the ladies, the Moon acts as a guardian angel for you to gain a success quicker. One thing to be cautious is the presence of negative star, the Hook, which easily causes one to be entangled in disputes and office politics.

Animal Sign: Tiger

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

Outlook for 2018: The Academic Hall star is here to support the students who are sitting for their major examinations this year. It is also an appropriate time for you to advance your knowledge by enrolling yourself in a degree or post-graduate study. You will be more focused, disciplined and vigilant. Be careful not to meddle in other’s affairs, because people who are born into the Tiger zodiac sign are inundated with malicious stars like Court Talisman, 5-Ghost and Backstab.

Politics in office is something you need to watch out for. Do not be too naive. Your colleague or lunch time buddy may suddenly turn out to be your foe. It is better you do not gossip or talk behind others at work or among friends. Be careful of what you say and post online because being too direct can lead to many misunderstandings and even legal hassles. Do not take any chances regarding tax matters and traffic rules. Be prudent and avoid being reckless.

Animal Sign: Rabbit

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

Outlook for 2018: Are you single and looking for love? If yes, then 2018 offers you the opportunities to chance upon someone whom can turn out to be your romantic partner. However, for people who are already married, they may be confronted with a dicey situation of engaging in an extra love affair. The reason for this is due to the co-existence of Peach Blossom and Salt Pool stars.

Both send out energies that enhance one’s appeal to the opposite sex. This is however considered as a positive sign especially for people who work in the entertainment and showbiz industries like celebrities, hosts and DJs since it is always favourable for them to enjoy an increased volume of fans and supporters.

To complement the helpful people’s luck, benefic star like Month Virtue is present. I would suggest people in the year of the Rabbit to toe the line since other negative stars like Small Loss and Death Talisman could cause you to suffer monetary losses or entangle in legal disputes as a result of your moment of folly.

Year of the dog zodiac forecast 2018

Animal Sign: Dragon

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

Outlook for 2018: It is going to be a year of roller-coaster ride for Dragon people since it is in direct confrontation with the energy of the Dog, i.e., the Tai Sui (太岁). You may feel very physically and emotionally stressed largely due to a lot of movements at work and potential changes in residence or office. Please try to avoid risky activities, avoid being a guarantor for loan, avoid going to casino to gamble and avoid starting a business with a partner.

The presence of malefic stars like Big Loss and Shatter will require you to adopt a more conservative approach in your plans if you do not wish to suffer monetary loss and break-up in business partnership and even personal relationships with family members. Be more tolerant with your loved ones. Fortunately, the appearance of Tai Ji Nobleman star implies that there will be White Knight to save you out of the situation in the event that you land yourself in hot soup. Clashing with Tai Sui is not the end of the world. Adopt a positive mentality and you will still get rewarded for the good effort put in at work.

Animal Sign: Snake

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

Outlook for 2018: While the Snake zodiac seriously need to watch out for blood related incident or injury, they will still be able to enjoy great prosperity and money luck in 2018 due to the blessing from omnipotent Emperor star and Dragon Virtue. For those who are in courtship, it is timely to plan for marriage as Nuptial Bird is flying in.

The meetings of several bad stars like Death God, Blood Dagger, Sudden Failure and Heaven Mishap in the snake palace may sound frightening but they are not exactly life threatening as long as you stay away from disaster-prone cities and avoid dangerous sports.

One way to mitigate the bad luck is to go for blood donation or extract your wisdom tooth. Otherwise, consult your Feng Shui master on what to expect. Parents should pay more attention to the kids’ health and well-being in school as a result of these negative stars. Expecting mothers, do note that Passing Cloud star creates challenges during pregnancy and labour. It is good for you to follow up closely with your doctor.

Animal Sign: Horse

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

Outlook for 2018: Looks like there is a great promotion opportunity that comes with a fatter bonus or remuneration for you in 2018 as General Star and Golden Chest are here to stay. Together, they bestow great career luck and money luck on you so that you can excel and continue to climb your corporate ladder. For those who are facing challenges at work should be happy to know that Earth Relief will come in to offer some form of relief so that you can take a breather, consolidate your thoughts before you charge further.

For the Horse zodiac, the presence of White Tiger star can compromise your safety while you travel on the road. It is also a star that can cause you to be implicated in office politics. It will be wise for you to remain indifferent to all these distractions. And of course, always remind yourself to stay vigilant when you are behind the wheel. Additionally, watch out for your personal health if you are sleeping in the West sector of your house.

Animal Sign: Goat

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

Outlook for 2018: Goat zodiac is another star performer in 2018 thanks to the arrival of positive heavy-weight stars like Heavenly Nobleman, Golden Cart, Fortune Virtue and Taiji Nobleman. You can expect the Nobleman stars to bring you tremendous opportunities, recognitions, business luck, examination luck and investment luck. When you are saddled with a problem, you will bound to meet a saviour or a good mentor to guide you and walk you out of any misery.

If you are thinking of changing jobs or starting a new business, many doors will open for you. 2018 is a year for you to get to know more people to increase your network and to start on a new mission or project. The only thing to remind yourself is that do not become big-headed when you achieve success. Be humble, do not belittle others and do not start any gossips because the Curl Tongue can create unnecessary trouble for you. It is a star that attracts scandal and disputes.

2018 year of the dog zodiac

Animal Sign: Monkey

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

Outlook for 2018: Do not complain if you are assigned by your boss to go overseas to start a new office in the year of Dog because the more you travel, the luckier you will get. Indeed, the Monkey zodiac is blessed by the Traveling star. In the ancient time, having such a star is synonymous with the increase in wealth and status.

Coupled with the presence of Fortune Nobleman and Academic Star, one can also plan to pursue an overseas study program or even consider exporting your goods and services abroad. On the other hand, should you plan to have cosmetic surgery in 2018, I would suggest you to postpone it till 2019. Otherwise, consult your Feng Shui master for an auspicious date and time to go under the knife if you wish to have a smooth procedure to minimize the chance of leaving a scar. The same applies to other forms of surgery including C-section for baby. Blame it on the star called Sky Dog which usually subjects people to scars and ugly marks.

Animal Sign: Rooster

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

Outlook for 2018: The main theme for the Rooster is to take stock of your personal health condition, find ways to beef up your immunity because the Illness star flies into your zodiac in 2018. You will feel it even more if you occupy a bedroom either in the west or north sector of the house. Very likely, you will experience some nagging illnesses like cough and flu and body ache from time to time partly due to increased stress level at work this year. You tend to feel easily distracted, lack of focus, tired and appear to be in a daze most of the time.

If you are still schooling, it is advisable that you take some vitamins to boost your brain power and body constitution. For the adults, exercising and jogging will help to overcome the mental and physical weaknesses. As there is a lack of benefit stars coming into the Rooster zodiac this year, I would recommend you to be prudent in your expenses and investments. Take this chance to reflect on what you have done so far in life, think about what you hope to achieve and develop a plan for it.

Animal Sign: Dog

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

Outlook for 2018: While the Dog sign is known to be offending the Tai Sui, which normally gives rise to emotional upheavals, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that a couple of Grade-A lucky stars have turned up this year to bring good tidings to your door step. For instance, Talent Star and Taiji Nobleman are well known to assist you in terms of knowledge pursuit, studies and getting to meet people of high status who can offer you career and business opportunities.

Entrepreneurs and self-employed personnel will find new platforms for them to grow and expand. On the flip side, if your job requires you to handle sharp metallic objects like knife or needle, you have to make sure extra precaution is taken because the combination of negative stars like Sword Edge and Lying Corpse make one susceptible to cuts and injury due to recklessness. 2018 will still usher in positive energy to support you in your endeavor. Remind yourself not to interfere with others’ personal matters and you will be good.

Animal Sign: Pig

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

Outlook for 2018: The Sky Happiness star signals a timely year for couples to plan for weddings. For those who are single, there is a chance that you will experience romance as love is in the air for you. It is also a year of great energy that fills you up with enthusiasm and charisma since The Sun is present. This star is extremely beneficial for the men. With such vibrancy and zest bursting in your body, it is a great year to explore new opportunity.

Occasionally, because of Sky Emptiness and Solitary star coming together, you may experience moments of self-doubt, sense of disappointment and moodiness especially if you are bogged down with works. A good solution is to go for a short weekend get-away so that you will be re-charged and rejuvenated. You can also read a good book or watch a motivational video. Do not be too worrisome or pessimistic. There is a good star known as Heaven Doctor that will give you solutions especially if you have been stressed up over some chronic medical issues.

Contributed by Jo Ching, Founder and Master-Trainer at Destiny Asia Global Consultancy

Master Jo Ching is an expert in Feng Shui, BaZi and Chinese Name. Effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, he currently provides trainings and coaching to enthusiasts and practitioners who strive to excel in the field of Chinese Metaphysics. For more info, visit

This was first published in The New Age Parents e-guide.

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