Work,health and prosperity
You cannot discount the inherent connection between these three things. So find out what’s in store for you and how you can make the most of this year
As per the Chinese lunar calendar, the year of the wooden horse brings changes in the fortunes of all zodiac signs. In this sixpart series, I will take you through the fortunes of each one of them. Should you sit on the fence and tread carefully or gamble and gallop ahead fearlessly? Check out what’s in store for you and how you should make the most of this year:
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, your zodiac sign is dragon if you are born after February 4 in the following years: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004,2016. (If you were born on the fourth or before, your sign is sheep and not monkey)
The intelligent, quirky and fun-loving monkey hates routines and monotonous work. However, pressures are on the rise. They are dealt best with discipline and diligence. Your mischievous antics and playful nature will take a back seat as you stay busy and work hard.
CAREER : T r ave l l i n g brings in opportunities so ride the horse and accept whatever challenges come your way. In face of stiff competition, be realistic and lower your expectations. This is the year to cooperate and collaborate in team work rather than taking independent strides.
MONEY: Gambling is high- ly dangerous, even lethal this year. So, avoid share markets and other risky adventures and take wise, well-thought decisions while spending. Beware of scams and fraudulent deals as chances of getting duped are high. Read the fine print, terms and conditions and maintain your poise before jumping into anything new.
HEALTH TIP: Work- life balance takes a hit as monkeys tend to bite more than they can chew. Burden and over exhaustion take a toll on your health, especially during winter. So learn to de-stress. This is a good time to join the gym /sign up for a new exercise programme.
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, your zodiac sign is rooster, if you are born after February 4 in the following years: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005.
( If you were born on the fourth or before your sign is monkey and not rooster)
The prudent and meticulous chicken belongs to the metal element while the impulsive and spontaneous horse is a strong fire sign.
As per the Chinese destructive cycle of the five element t heory, f i re melts metal. Although both horse and chicken are farm animals, the latter is scared of the wild and spirited horse. Thus, the organised rooster prospers by adapting his best-laid plans to the whimsical and fast-paced year of the horse. By taking some snap decisions and a leap of faith, rooster people can work their plan unexpectedly well and excel.
CAREER: Job opportunities are on the rise but so are responsibilities and expectations. Avoid rooster fights as the urge for one-upmanship is strong. When it comes to the workplace, ditch your ego and strive to cultivate friends. Being the ‘ bigger person’ while resolving petty issues wins you the favour of those who matter. In the Chinese year of the wooden ( green) horse where wood symbolises growth, socialising and networking rewards roosters who aim to climb up the corporate ladder.
MONEY: You are a money magnet this year. But your social outings increase, burning a hole in your pocket. This year, think twice before lending/gifting money. Your benevolent nature makes you a soft target to be taken for a ride.
HEALTH TIP: Pay attention to your respiratory track. Yoga and morning walks are beneficial.