Renowned geomancer Jane Hor gives the low-down on how the 12 zodiac signs will fare in the Year of the Horse.
Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
This year the Rat clashes with the Grand Duke. People born under this zodiac sign are likely to meet with changes in romance, career or their living environment. Changes can be good or bad, depending on the individual’s birth date and time, and other factors.
The Rat has to be vigilant as there are many inauspicious stars that will fly into their destiny palace.
They may encounter many obstacles in their career. Even slight negligence may result in wasted effort.
Avoid lavish spending to curb cash-flow problems.
You are on an emotional roller-coaster. Release your negative emotions wisely and beware of unscrupulous people around you.
You are prone to accidents and injuries this year. Be extra careful in outdoor activities, especially those involving heights.
Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
This will be a prosperous year with plenty of opportunities. You may take on a high position, thanks to two powerful and auspicious stars.
Do not get carried away with success, though, or you may evoke jealousy from your colleagues, and end up with more foes than friends.
You should not have problems with wealth this year, and enjoy a steady income. Your investments will reap profits, too.
Invest wisely, work hard and avoid gambling.
Where relationships are concerned, be more understanding and tolerant towards your partner. Health-wise, watch your diet: avoid cold and raw food.
In 2015 (Year of the Goat), the Ox will clash with the Grand Duke directly. Your luck-flow will be in a turbulent state. Make preparations to face bad times next year.
Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Your luck-flow is not significantly good as you have no auspicious stars. Stay vigilant and calm and you should be safe.
Career-wise, you have to deal with villains around you as there are lots of inauspicious stars surrounding you. Be on high alert as it is already difficult for you to dodge gossip and back-stabbing from unscrupulous people who will try to cause you “severe damage”.
Guard your job because there could be people who want to grab your rice bowl, or steal your credit.
Your financial luck is weak this year. Avoid gambling and making investments.
Love is elusive, so be patient.
Health-wise, be extra careful while on the road. Watch out for sprains and other physical injuries.
Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
The Rabbit will enjoy many pleasant opportunities as they have many auspicious stars.
This is a good time to develop your career and realise your ambitions. The road to success is not without obstacles but you will eventually overcome them.
Beware of your tongue because you can get into trouble and cause dispute and bickering among your friends and colleagues.
This is also a good year for diversified investments but do so within your means.
This year, with the Ox, you will have plenty of opportunities for romance. You may have a short-term but memorable affair.
Beware of scandals and illicit relationships.
The married Rabbit who is planning to have a baby this year will have a high chance of conceiving.
Health-wise, do not indulge in wine. Also, pay attention to the health of elders in the family.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
You have opportunities to stand out in your career, but you have to be wary of how you handle social interactions. Avoid creating conflict with your colleagues and do not offend your superior. Your luck in wealth will fluctuate because of an inauspicious financial star, which may cause you to overspend and burst your budget.
Avoid gambling and high-risk investments or you may suffer serious financial losses.
Your love life remains stagnant and there is no significant breakthrough. The opportunity for a relationship is very slim.
Health-wise, beware of dangers on the road. This year, you are more prone to car- and water-related accidents. Avoid participating in water-related sports (swimming or scuba-diving) as you may encounter accidents and get injured easily. For those with children, pay attention to them to prevent accidents and injuries.
Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Your luck-flow turns positive this year as there are auspicious stars. Career-wise, you will be busier than before. Rewards and promotion will come your way, especially for white-collar workers.
However, you have to be cautious because there are a few inauspicious stars surrounding you that hinder your career development.
Your motto this year should be, “Action speaks louder than words”. Remember to put in extra effort to secure your promotion and increment.
Guard your wealth closely as it could come, and go, very quickly, especially your personal possessions. This year, you may lose your wallet.
Romance has its ups and downs, so manage your emotions.
Take good care of your health as you may easily fall sick. Get more exercise and rest to prevent serious illness.
Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
The Grand Duke is sitting in the middle, so, if there is no celebration, there shall be calamities. Therefore, those born in the Year of the Horse may get into trouble easily this year.
If there is some celebration in the family, you might be able to avert calamities, but still you have to be on high alert.
Think before you leap as you are said to be offending the “yearly Grand Duke”. You may feel lost and moody and may make the wrong decisions. Avoid making decisions when you are in an unstable state of emotion, to avoid unwanted calamities.
There are many inauspicious stars hindering you from leading a better life.
Have more communication with your superior, clients or peers, as it could bring you surprising results.
Love-wise, you tend to feel depressed at times, and often find yourself eaten up by jealousy and fury.
Your health needs attention and you should beware of accidents. Donate blood or get a dental scaling in lunar May and November.
Be careful of food hygiene or you may experience food poisoning.
Overall, you are advised not to be too pessimistic and to exercise more caution when making decisions.
Try to travel as you may think more clearly after a short break.
Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
The Grand Duke shall be your good friend this year and you will have excellent interpersonal relationships.
The Goat will enjoy good luck and bright prospects in their career, especially in jobs that require constant contact with people.
An auspicious star flies into your destiny palace; you may easily get help from your male peers. You have chances of a promotion or an increment.
Keep a low profile and be humble.
There are a few inauspicious stars surrounding you, which means that there are unscrupulous people (especially females) who will try to sabotage you and hinder your career development.
Your wealth is stable – you can expect a tidy sum from your mainstream income and also returns from your investments.
Spend and shop wisely because there is an inauspicious star that will cause you to spend lavishly, thus draining your wealth.
You will enjoy favourable relationships with people around you. Be careful of becoming overly friendly with the opposite sex. A third party may cause conflicts.
Health-wise, you may suffer from minor illnesses but that should not be too much of a concern.
Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
You will face numerous obstacles in your career. Very often, things do not progress smoothly because of the deliberate misconduct of some people around you. Do not be disheartened but be optimistic and pro-active. Never give up halfway or you will end up nowhere.
Career-wise, this is a year for conservative defence rather than aggressive attack.
Watch how you spend your money and avoid taking loans.
Health-wise, besides paying close attention to your physical and psychological well-being, take good care of the elders in your family. Go for regular check-ups as a preventative measure.
Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
The Rooster will enjoy a great performance in career. Although there are “risks and traps”, you will receive help from good people around you. When in doubt, seek advice and help from your seniors, especially women.
Pay close attention to your investment and wealth management to avoid major financial crises.
In terms of your love life, you may have many chances to meet many friends and some of them are your noblemen. For those romantic partners who are still in love, this is a good year to get married. Singles have good opportunities to meet the right partner.
Health looks good this year and shouldn’t be much cause for concern.
Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
The Dog can easily receive help from people around them this year. This year, Dog people may have an excellent performance in career. If the nature of your work requires keen thinking (interior designer, composer or scripwriter), this year, you are full of creativity and have a high chance of climbing the career ladder. However, keep yourself in check. Do not become arrogant or you may lose the support of your friends.
Your wealth looks good this year. Both your mainstream income and other sources of income will yield returns.
Although you have lots of chances to meet people of the opposite sex through your career, romance won’t bloom and you will feel very lonely. Try to share your feelings with your partners or family members. Or join more group activities or learn something new to fill the emptiness.
Be aware of food hygiene as you may have food poisoning this year.
Pay attention to your own safety; you may encounter accidents or suffer injuries.
Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Last year, the Pig people had a clash with the Grand Duke. In the first half of this year, you are still affected by the clash. You have to be persistent, calm and patient in facing all your problems.
After autumn, your condition will improve, especially if you are in marketing or a job that requires you to liaise constantly with people. Career-wise, seek help when the need arises. Do not persist alone or you may end up a complete failure.
This year, you have a “minor depletion” star that will see you indulge in spending on luxury goods. You have to control your urge to spend, to avoid overspending. Besides your usual savings, guard your assets well to prevent theft or robbery.
Your health is poor this year, so be wary of contracting illnesses. Ensure you get enough rest to avoid falling sick. – Majorie Chiew The Star