GROUND HOG DAY
WILL THE YEAR OF THE EARTH PIG BRING RICHES, ROMANCE OR A REALITY CHECK? RESPECTED FENG SHUI MASTER PERRIE BURTON DELIVERS YOUR CHINESE NEW YEAR FORECAST
We may have already marked the midnight countdown, but if you’re wondering what the next 12 months hold, feng shui master Perrie Burton says it’s the Chinese calendar we should consult.
“In Chinese timekeeping, there is a Yin calendar (lunar calendar) and a
Yang calendar (solar calendar),” she says. “The lunar calendar is perhaps the best known and most popular of the two. Chinese Lunar New Year is when all the celebrations are happening all over the world.
“The first day of 2019 Lunar New Year is on February 5.
“The solar calendar is less well known, but is used in classical feng shui.
“February 4 is the first day of 2019 Year of the Pig according to the solar calendar.”
The Earth Pig rules 2019, but that isn’t always good news for swine in the spotlight.
“There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac and each animal takes it turn to rule for a year in the 12-year cycle,” Perrie says.
“There are five different types of Pig year — fire, earth, metal, water and wood.
“(Spoiler alert!) The Horse, Rat and Rabbit have the best luck in 2019.”
Your birthdate determines your animal — read on for Perrie’s Chinese New Year forecast:
PIG 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
The Pig will find that for 2019 to be a peaceful year they will need to collaborate instead of lead. There will be some obstacles to overcome. Look out for petty people. It’s a year to be humble, keep a low profile and be mindful with your words. Finances will be up and down. In relationships, the Pig may feel impatient and emotional. There will also be some victories and successes, but mostly for those in the limelight, such as actors, singers and performers. 2019 is a good year for learning new subjects and the information will feel easy to absorb. The Pig should make sure the area in the northwest of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck in 2019. Best month: June 6 to July 6. You will feel like you are in the right place at the right time.
RAT 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
For the Rat 2019 is looking like a winning year. The lucky Rat will face minimal obstacles and feel cheerful and happy. It will be a year on the move with a lot of opportunities to travel for business and pleasure. 2019 will also be a time of promotion and business expansion. Rats working for themselves will have even more opportunities while travelling. Just be careful of exhaustion due to overwork. It’s not the best year for romance either. The Rat should make sure the area in the north of the home or business is clean and clear for even better luck. Best month: August 8 to September 7. Positive luck for money and starting anything new.
OX 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox will have a year of ups and downs with some surprises … not all of them good. It’s an emotional year with some frustrations. The Ox should keep their own counsel and keep their cards close to their chest. Their luck will improve when on the move while travelling for work or pleasure. Romance is not on the cards — to avoid feeling lonely, reach out socially. Those that are married will need to practice patience and kindness this year. 2019’s a great year for theox to get in touch with their spirituality to give them strength and comfort. Make sure the area in the northeast of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: April 5 to May 5. Hard work will be rewarded with financial gain.
TIGER 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
It’s going to be an easier flowing year. There will be helpful people to lend support. It’s a good year for joint ventures. The good and bright light will be shining on the Tiger and their reputation will increase for the better. The Tiger’s mind will be clear and they will do well in exams. With patience, even times of frustration will all work out OK in the end. The Tiger needs to be wise with their money and should refrain from attending funerals. They should not mistake friendliness for love in 2019. Make sure the area in the northeast of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck. Best month: June 6 to July 6. Your efforts will be rewarded.
RABBIT 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
2019 is another auspicious year for the Rabbit. People will notice their talents and capabilities. This good fortune should not be wasted — it’s time to make those ambitions happen. It’s not a year to boast, but a year to do. Even romance is positive for the single Rabbit. Avoid breaking the rules (speeding, tax or with late payments) as it could get you in trouble. Make sure the area in the east of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck. Best month: May 6 to June 5. Strong money
DRAGON 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
After a stressful year, the Dragon can breathe easier. 2019 is going to be a lot smoother and you will feel back to your old self: confident and strong. Share good fortune as it will be a blessing in return. The Dragon will notice the attention coming their way and feel like they are exuding all the charm in the world. Don’t leave things to luck and make sure you put in the effort. Be conservative with money. 2019 is a great year for romance for single Dragons, while for married Dragons it’s a good year to nurture your relationship. Make sure the area in the southeast of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: April 5 to May 5. A financially rewarding month.
SNAKE 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
It will not be an overly optimistic year for the Snake. You may feel like you are not in control, so control what you can — things like your spending and taking care of your self. Be careful with legal issues. Don’t even think about breaking the law or you will face the consequences. Unfortunately, romance is weak for the single snake. Married snakes should be mindful with their partner to avoid misunderstandings. Being on the move and travelling will bring better luck in work and relationships. Make sure the area in the southeast of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: July 7 to August 7. Good fortune puts you in the right place at the right time.
HORSE 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
2019 is going to be an auspicious year for the Horse, who can look forward to success in their career, reputation and money.
Be brave and make things happen. It’s time to put your ideas and dreams into action. If you have tried in the past and didn’t succeed, this year will be different — try again and you will be surprised. Even obstacles can turn into good tidings. Joint ventures with people born in the Rabbit or Tiger year will be great in 2019. When conflict arises, be humble and peace will be the result. It’s a good year for single Horses and some may even get married. For those wanting a baby, it will be a good year to have one. Make sure the area in the south of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck. Best month: February 4 to March 5. A great month for business prospects.
GOAT 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Goat will have a good 2019 if it treads carefully. Popularity will increase and your positive attributes will be noticed. Follow your intuition and your heart and you will do well. The Goat will feel smarter and clearer in 2019, but not all is so great. The financial energy is weak and if you’re not careful you may experience losses. There may be some petty people trying to bring you down. Turn away and ignore them. You may feel sentimental this year, so reach out to good friends. Romance will be complicated. Make sure the area in the southwest of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: October 8 — November 7. Good rewards for your hard work
MONKEY 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The Monkey will find the Pig year coming as a reprieve. There will be good news from your family. Beware of petty-minded people. You will do well on your own. This is a good year for romance and marriage for females. Romance for males will not be as smooth sailing — it will have its challenges. Those who are married should nurture their relationships. 2019 is a year of three blessings: status, prosperity and longevity. There may be some obstacles to your plans and projects, but they will be resolved. The Monkey should make sure the area in the southwest of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: September 8 to October 7. Auspicious for new projects.
ROOSTER 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The Rooster may have some challenges ahead in 2019, however, it will be an improvement on last year. Take care of yourself and be positive. You will handle any challenges better with a positive mind.
Check everything before you sign on the dotted line. Lower your expectations and you will not be disappointed. 2019 is a year of some blessing as well, such as great meals and gifts from your loved ones. It’s a good year to be on the move and travel as it will improve your luck. There will be some unexpected windfalls. Romance is strong; keep a clear line not mixing business with pleasure. The Rooster should make sure the area in the west of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: August 8 to September 7. Your efforts will be highly rewarded.
DOG 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
2019 is a moderate year for the Dog without major breakthroughs. Some conflicts may arise from tangled relationships. It’s a good year to keep a low profile to keep out of trouble. A joint venture with the Rabbit or Horse will be good. Avoid stress brought on by overwork. Romance is hot and cold. Those married should be careful with arguments that can easily happen. In 2019 there is not much that the Dog can’t handle as long as they keep calm. Dogs will be part of happy events and celebrations. Make sure the area in the northwest of the home or business is clean and clear for better luck.
Best month: April 5 to May 5. Positive results on all your efforts.