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The horse is en­er­getic, bright, ht, warm hearted, in­tel­li­gent and able. In fact, fact , be­cause of its agility, those born un­der the Year of the Horse are of­ten quick to rise to the top. p.

GEN­ERAL You may be stub­born, but you are ta­lented ed so when left to your own de­vices, you will thrive. All you need is a nudge in the right ght di­rec­tion. Even though 2014 is the Year of the Horse, Lady Luck may not be on your side—there here will be many chal­lenges. Be care­ful of meet­ing and get­ting too close lose with another Horse, es­pe­cially ally when you are both vy­ing for the same at­ten­tion. Keep­ing a low w pro­file will steer you in the right di­rec­tion.

CA­REER Horses run fast and far. But mak make it pur­pose­ful and your ca­reer will thrive. Make Mk sure to stop topt andd and lis­ten tto to th those who have your best in­ter­est at heart. Be care­ful whom you share your frank opin­ions with. Work hard to get t what you de­serve, but work smart too—get the team on your side.

WEALTH With your in­tel­li­gence and wit, , you’ll be at­tract­ing a lot of deals— but for a third party. There will be a lot of cu­rios­ity about your new-found wealth. Stay clear of f mix­ing friend­ships and money if you want them to last.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS You will meet some­one ne new and ex­cit­ing—just like you! If you’re at­tached, your re­la­tion­ship will siz­zle this year. With the Pop­u­lar­ity Star in your year, try to find a bal­ance in life — don’t take any­thing for granted.

HEALTH You’re strong and sturdy, just like the an­i­mal and able to bounce back into ac­tion in no time. Just make sure you don’t skimp on rest and sleep.


You’re out there to look for op­por­tu­ni­ties, chances—what­ever it takes to ful­fil your dreams. They will come eas­ily to you be­cause of your in­tel­li­gence. Just cut down on your play­ful side.

GEN­ERAL There will be a few sur­prises but you al­ready know how to dodge them. So go ahead, ac­cept the chal­lenges that the year has planned for you and you will do well, per­haps even ex­ceed ex­pec­ta­tions—if you fo­cus. You’re lively, quick wit­ted, and fast on your feet. Oth­ers will have to catch up with you.

CA­REER There will be plenty of travel, plenty of ne­go­ti­a­tion. But don’t get dis­heart­ened if you feel like you’re not ap­pre­ci­ated. Just use your in­tel­li­gence and so­cial skills and your abil­ity to work well in a group set­ting. Your prob­lem-solv­ing skills will also hold you in good stead.

WEALTH The op­por­tu­ni­ties are there, if you know how to take ad­van­tage of it. You must work hard, move fast and think quick if f you want to be re­warded.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS There will be a rip­ple. e. . There will be some calm­ness. Over­all, it will wil illi be a fair year for your re­la­tion­ships. You run high gh on emo­tions, which makes you un­pre­dictable. Avoid mi­nor quar­rels, which are pos­si­ble this year, which can es­ca­late into big non-is­sues. It’s also a good time for fam­ily plan­ning.

HEALTH Don’t ig­nore the signs; th­ese may turn out to be big­ger prob­lems than you can imag­ine. Make sure to lead a healthy life­style as health can be a con­cern dur­ing the Year of the Horse. There will be some health com­pli­ca­tions sur­round­ing the fam­ily as well.


Calm and gen­tle, just like the an­i­mal. You are del­i­cate and sub­tle, which makes it hard for oth­ers to re­ally know what you’re think­ing. Con­sider your­self yo lucky if you’re in the Sheep’s in­ner cir­cle as it takes a lot f for the Sheep to trust some­one.

GEN­ERA GEN­ERAL It’s go­ing to be a lucky year for you on both per­sonal and care ca­reer fronts. Learn to let go of the old to al­low the new to en­ter en­ter. You are po­lite and kind-hearted, which un­for­tu­nately many take t ad­van­tage of. But, on the bright side : you are able to spo spot out the fakes from the real. The most cre­ative of the signs, al­low your cre­ativ­ity to rule your de­ci­sions this year; you’ll be glad that you y lis­tened to your heart and not your head. Seek s sup­port from another Horse, your close com­pan­ion from the zo­diac !

CA­REER There Th will be some spill-over of work from last ye year. But, there will be some­one— a man­ager man­ager, per­haps? —who will look af­ter you. Wh While oth­ers ad­mire you for your well-ma well-man­nered ways, some­times you may co come across as too shy. You’re also fond o of fol­low­ing the crowd. The Ca­reer Star o opens up pos­si­ble job pro­mo­tions or a ch change in scope for bet­ter recog­ni­tion. So, don’t let your emo­tions over­come your tal­ent.

WEALTH Just fair. But don’t fret. While money won’t be b a ma­jor event, you will still be able to en­joy yo your hard work, es­pe­cially with a slight raise. Us Us­ing money to im­press oth­ers will be a huge mi mis­take.

RE­LA­TIONSH RE­LA­TION­SHIPS Put some ef­fort into your love life but don’t let it dis­tract you as well. Learn to let go. But don’t be t the pes­simist you’re made out to be—em­brace what wha comes your way and it may just be ever last­ing. Sin­gle Sin ? Go on dates—it’s your year!

HEALTH All that work and fun make the Sheep a sickly per­son for the Year of the Horse. But don’t worry, noth­ing m ma­jor; just mi­nor com­pli­ca­tions that you can eas eas­ily take care of with a lit­tle bit of R& R. Eat prop­erly, rest well, and give your body— and mind—a chance to re­cover.


Boy are you punc­tual and on the ball, al­ways! Your nat­u­ral in­stinct will guide you with all the de­ci­sions you have to make. You are also in­de­pen­dent and warm hearted. You are all about seek­ing the per­fect or­der in your life.

GEN­ERAL Last year’s good for­tune will con­tinue for the Year of the Horse. So get ready for a suc­cess­ful and mem­o­rable year. All the good stars are in your universe —the Hap­pi­ness Star, the Heaven Star, the Love star and the Ro­man­tic star. You’re alert, de­ci­sive and di­rect. You don’t mind be­ing the cen­tre of at­ten­tion, bask­ing in the spot­light.

CA­REER There will be more job re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, which will pro­pel you in the front­line. But thanks to your quick, or­gan­ised mind, you will al­ways be on top of things. You have a ten­dency to think you’re al­ways right— curb your ten­dency to tell oth­ers what to do. Form al­liances within the of­fice to fur­ther en­hance your ca­reer. Build on the im­por­tant re­la­tion­ships, es­pe­cially one with a fe­male. Find whom you can trust.

WEALTH The good news? Money is avail­able. The bad news? You need to con­quer the chal­lenges to get to it. Don’t give up so eas­ily—in good time, you will en­joy a re­ward. Don’t be greedy. It may be hard to come upon all that money but it won’t be easy to lose it all.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS With the Ro­mance Star in your universe, it will be a great lov­ing year for you. You will ap­pear to be more pop­u­lar, more vo­cal in your yo so­cial net­work. Like the an­i­mal, you love ruf­fling up your feath­ers to ap­pear more at­trac­tive, which trans­lates as more con­fi­dence. Peo­ple will pay at­ten­tion, which is ex­actly what you want. Just keep your eye on the prize.

HEALTH You’ll be fac­ing pres­sure from both your ca­reer as well as your love life. Which means you need to unwind once in a while, hav­ing ha enough good rest while keep­ing wor­ries at bay. Watch out for less than t ideal air qual­ity.


The most loyal an­i­mal in the zo­diac. It’s no sur­prise then that you are al­ways sur­rounded by peo­ple who trust you, thanks to your “my lips are sealed” ap­proach. Aside from loy­alty, you are also known for your easy­go­ing na­ture. Dogs are also courageous, smart, warm­hearted and con­sid­ered a sign of good for­tune.

GEN­ERAL Find out who’s re­ally on your side. Build last­ing re­la­tion­ships with them to get the ball rolling in the luck depart­ment. It will be a mix of both good and bad luck. As long as you are pos­i­tive through the bad times, you’ll do just fine and make the most out of the Year of the Horse.

CA­REER There will be op­por­tu­ni­ties but there will also be pres­sure. Learn how to han­dle the lat­ter to en­joy the for­mer. You have a nat­u­ral lead­er­ship qual­ity— en­gage it when faced with tough com­pe­ti­tion, in par­tic­u­lar when try­ing to im­press the boss. Re­mem­ber to keep a low pro­file in or­der to avoid too much of un­nec­es­sary at­ten­tion.

WEALTH Money may be an is­sue this Lu­nar New Year. In fact, make sure you don’t cross the red. Be care­ful who you spend it on. You want your gen­eros­ity to be ap­pre­ci­ated, not taken ad­van­tage of. Keep track of ex­penses.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS It will be a tough year for re­la­tion­ships but be­ing easy go­ing and flex­i­ble will go a long way. Curb your sar­casm and ten­dency to find fault with a lot of things—it makes it harder to please you. Check your crav­ing for at­ten­tion will lead to you to make the wrong de­ci­sions. Spend more time out there to find your ideal part­ner; just bear in mind that there will be com­pe­ti­tion.

HEALTH It looks all right on the health front. The only thing that may be caus­ing some havoc is the stress at work. So learn to unwind and learn to re­lax! Not ev­ery­thing is about dead­lines.


You’re spir­ited, witty, alert ert and flex­i­ble. You can be counted to do any­thing! Get the Ox, Dragon, Snake or Mon­key on your side to make the most of what you have. Don’t be shifty— oth­ers can see right through you. You’re cu­ri­ous, which will help boost your mo­ti­va­tion and to learn more and get bet­ter.

GEN­ERAL The Year of f the Horse will be a tir­ing year for you. You’ll have to watch atch out for friends-re­lated money ey prob­lems. There will be some fights and squab­bles. Don’t n’t let it bring you down. A new job as­sign­ment is pos­si­ble, e, which un­for­tu­nately will af­fect your per­sonal re­la­tion­ships.

CA­REER Not quite the e stellar year you’ve hoped for. This his is be­cause the Horse isn’t ex­actly your best friend ! You’re smart, mo­ti­vated, oti­vated, adapt eas­ily and make friends on the go. Al­though it may be a bumpy ride ahead, head, you will do well if you just hold on tight, ac­cept t the chal­lenge, make the most of the pres­sure, and d avoid con­flict. Don’t be self­ish, greedy or rude —you need to make nice to move ahead. Keep­ing a low key is also the way to go this year.

WEALTH There will be op­por­tu­ni­ties but it won’t be yours if you don’t put up a tough fight for what you de­serve. Money will be fair, noth­ing ex­cit­ing to look for­ward to. In fact, you may even be a lit­tle broke this year. Rely on your in­nate wis­dom to make the right fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS It’s not a good year for re­la­tion­ships. How­ever, there will be a chance to meet some­one new—don’t drive them away with your tem­per. There is a high chance of work pres­sures af­fect­ing your re­la­tion­ships this year— be pre­pared.

HEALTH Keep calm and re­serve your en­ergy for the more im­por­tant is­sues. Ne­glect your health and you will miss out on ev­ery­thing else, which is hard to come by in the first place. Don’t let blad­der is­sues es­ca­late.


You’re smart but you let your lazi­ness rule you. You’re sturdy on the out­side but deep down in­side, you’re just a softie at heart. Don’t let the pur­suit of plea­sure over­whelm you. The pig is pop­u­lar and sought af­ter bea­cuse it is a lucky an­i­mal.

GEN­ERAL Your good for­tune will con­tinue on for the Year of the Horse. There will be happy news and there will be plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties. This Lu­nar New Year is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for those do­ing their own busi­ness. Stay grounded though.

CA­REER You’re hon­est, sim­ple, loyal and thought­ful. Ev­ery­one loves you for your op­ti­mism too. You will need to prove your­self this year— but don’t worry, your in­tel­li­gence will get the job done. You’ll have to dig deep into your mind for the so­lu­tions this year. There’s a good chance for a pro­mo­tion

WEALTH Use your knowl­edge to earn you that pot of gold. Lis­ten to what friend’s and fam­ily’s ad­vise ; it will work out in your favour. In­crease in wealth is ex­pected, but also ex­pect your ex­penses es­ca­late as you in­dulge in your new­found wealth. You’re im­pul­sive as well. Don’t fall into the trap of empty prom­ises. Take a mo­ment to clear your mind and think of what you re­ally want.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS There’s great op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with some­one this Year of the Horse—whether it is with some­one new if you are sin­gle or re­con­nect­ing with your part­ner for those in a re­la­tion­ship. You will fight to get your way but you won’t hold grudges, which makes you an as­set to have in a re­la­tion­ship. Show off your ten­der side for once; don’t leave oth­ers guess­ing. Love life will stay smooth if you move on from the past.

HEALTH Watch out for stom­ach-re­lated is­sues like indi­ges­tion and gastric. You could also have headaches, so get ac­tive but also make sure to rest. Leave the junk food alone —that’s

where whe the prob­lem starts.


You are liv­ing it large. The Ox is a sym­bol of hard work and for­ti­tude. fo It is also the sym­bol of rou­tines and con­ven­tions.

GEN­ERAL It’s go­ing to be a at tough year ahead, where too m much work, com­pe­ti­tion and un­cer­tainty un­cer­tain will set you off. Some­one will be by your side through it all ; just make sure you ac­knowl­edge ac­knowl it or risk los­ing that side­kick. Speak up or for­ever re­gret not say­ing what you re­ally want w oth­ers to know. Your rep­u­ta­tion is at st stake. CA­REER It will be all about your work this Year of the Horse. The ques­tion is, will you be able to han­dle the stress? stress ? Thank­fully, your y hard­work­ing na­ture helps you push through. You’re de­pend­able, in­dus­tri­ous, in­dus­trio pa­tient and steady in ev­ery­thing you put your mind to. You’re also one to fol­low f through and not sway off course. course But this only means that oth­ers will pile on more work on your desk.

WEALTH Think of in­vest­ing in real es­tate for the Year of the Horse as it will prove to be a sound in­vest­ment. Put all lav­ish spend­ing on hold un­til you fig­ure out your fi­nan­cial is­sues.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS There may be some trust is­sues at hand. Just don’t over-an­a­lyse things to keep your re­la­tion­ship go­ing. Stop play­ing games with one another. Speak up when it comes to emo­tions. While you are ten­der hearted, you are also rather emo­tional. Your tem­per is some­thing to watch out for. Sin­gle Ox, the Year of the Horse is not a year of se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ships. HEALTH Ev­ery­thing will be fine. Just watch out for the signs, es­pe­cially in the stom­ach area. Keep a bal­ance be­tween your per­sonal life and work by fol­low­ing a healthy life­style with Yoga and proper eat­ing. And, rest when­ever you can—you’ll need it.


You sym­bol­ise power, courage and pas­sion. The Tiger is rest­less and has only eyes for her­self. Most fe­male Tigers are also fash­ion­able, ar­tic­u­late and faith­ful— and re­gal.

GEN­ERAL Stay hum­ble for the Lu­nar New Year. Jeal­ousy and be­ing too ea­ger will break you. But there will be plenty of peo­ple to sup­port you in ev­ery sense of the way. Spend time to ex­press your cre­ativ­ity. It will pay off, es­pe­cially when meet­ing some­one new.

CA­REER You will find a to­tal im­prove­ment in your work. Don’t worry—it’s not gone un­no­ticed. Some changes at the work­place are pos­si­ble —whether it is a new job post­ing or a new of­fice. You love chal­lenges and will put your in­tel­li­gence to good use here.

WEALTH Fi­nan­cially it won’t be a tough year. Don’t splurge on risky in­vest­ments or im­pulse buys, or de­pend on money that’s not in your ac­count yet.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS It’s a pretty good year for you, Make a con­nec­tion with the peo­ple who mat­ter most, like a Horse or a Dog, es­pe­cially if you are look­ing for love. Don’t let a third party come be­tween you and your part­ner. Watch your tem­per.

HEALTH There will be plenty of en­ergy for you. Your mood through­out the year is good and more ac­tive. Just watch out for road safety— make sure you’re cov­ered.


The revered an­i­mal of the zo­diac, you’re fiery and sen­si­tive but also a rea­son­able per­son. You’re not afraid of chal­lenges but hate the idea of be­ing ma­nip­u­lated. Power stands in your cor­ner so make sure you know how to tame it and use it to your best ad­van­tage.

GEN­ERAL There are Lucky Stars—and then there are a lot of f Un­lucky Stars. It’s go­ing to be a tough year but you ex­pected cted that t al­ready, see­ing how the Year of the Snake ended. Just con­tinue tinue get get­ting tting sup­port from loved ones to move along the tough times. You may find the Year of the Horse a lit­tle on the bor­ing side for you ou but don’t go in­vite un­nec­es­sary ac­tiv­i­ties that will only spell trou­ble. rou­ble.

CA­REER Your nat­u­ral lead­er­ship will put you in the cen­tre tre of at­ten­tion. How­ever, your nor­mally sup­port­ive co-work­ers rs may seem to be aban­don­ing ship this year, which is why you need to keep cool and be pa­tient at work, es­pe­cially when deal­ing with ma­jor or projects and d im­por­tant clients. Think twice about de­ci­sions you’re about out to make.

WEALTH There will be fi­nan­cial gain but if you don’t get t your hands an and nd mind on it, it will go as fast as it comes. Keep check on your our in­vest­ments to make sure you are not mak­ing any un­nec­es­sary loss. There’s here’s a chance to meet some­one fi­nan­cially in­flu­en­tial so be sure to make e the most out of that re­la­tion­ship.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS It will be fair for you but the Year of f the Horse won’t bring as much ex­cite­ment as you had hoped. Things will be e slow but that’s OK. As long as you don’t push your part­ner, your love life this year will be smooth sail­ing. Want to meet some­one new? Stop mak­ing hasty de­ci­sions and stop be­ing fickle.

HEALTH Health will take a beat­ing from your stress at work. Stay away from wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties if pos­si­ble. Find other ways to re­lax your fiery na­ture. Yoga or med­i­ta­tion will do you good.


Meek as the an­i­mal, you’re mild man­nered and friendly. One with na­ture, you’re all about har­mony and peace. In the Chi­nese cul­ture, you’re a lucky an­i­mal, which is why many peo­ple like to be around you.

GEN­ERAL You need to stand up for your­self more this year or run the risk of be­ing pushed around. Rely on courage to get what you want. A sur­pris­ing but pleas­ant event will take place. Just don’t get caught up in it all. It will be a fruit­ful year with the Sun Star and the Bless­ing Star in your cor­ner.

CA­REER You’re strong willed, self­as­sured, and fo­cused. Your ca­reer this year w will see a lot of friends and sup­port­ers le lend­ing you a help­ing hand. The year brings you tal­ent and money. It also brings you chal­lenges but you will strive above it with your charm. There will be good in­come inco if you con­tinue think­ing out of the box. Don’t be too proud or ar­ro­gant as this will im­pac im­pact any progress.

WE WEALTH Your money luck is gen­er­ally fai fair this year. Use your tal­ent to earn you so some ex­tra money on the side. It is okay if you y don’t want to work hard, your inco in­come won’t be af­fected, you just won’t have any ex­tras to spend. A friend might in­vite you for a fi­nan­cial ven­ture. Just look af­ter af your­self.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS You will be jump­ing some hurd hur­dles for your re­la­tion­ships. Keep your eyes—and eyes—a ears— open for things that may cause you to slip and fall. If you’re look­ing for love, it’s best to put your­self out there h as the Lonely Star is slowly mov­ing out of your quar­ters. En­gage­ment or mar­riage is pos­si­ble but don’t push t too hard for it !

HEALTH Learn Lea how to man­age your time prop­erly or run the risk of be­ing burnt out. It’s a strong Fire year for you, which will c cause some is­sues with your car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. Wat Watch what you eat.


Oth­ers see you as cun­ning, you see your­self as hav­ing fo fore­sight. You’re a deep thinker and enig­matic. Your g grace grav­i­tates you to­wards the finer things in life.

GEN­ERAL This is a good year for you—if you learn to em­brace all the op­por­tu­ni­ties that come y your way. The Lucky Star and the Ro­mance Star wil will be by your side all year long. It’s time to re-eval­u­ate thin things, un­clut­ter your life and fo­cus on thin things that mat­ter. CA­REER Your hard­ship will bring you good news. Lear Learn from the Horse though—move faster and work hard harder. You have an in­stinct un­like any other an­i­mal in the zo­diac, zo which gives you a sixth sense about things. Rely on your in­tel­li­gence to get what you want. Con­tinue workin work­ing on your re­la­tion­ship with your col­leagues, who will co come in handy when it’s time for that likely pro­mo­tion.

WEALTH Ex­pect bet­ter in­come this year. Work hard to get wh what’s yours. Be pre­pared to start a new project. With the new sta­tus and wealth, you’ll be tempted to in­dulge on lux­u­ries lux­u­ries. Save your hard-earned money till the fol­low­ing Lu­nar New Year. You’ll need it for some­thing big­ger.

RE­LA­TION­SHIPS It’s a good year for fam­ily plan­ning, mar­ried Snakes. Of­ten, those born in the Year of the Snake are beau­ti­ful crea­tures. There will be plenty of at­trac­tion for the sin­gle Snakes, which will make it harder to de­cide. Curb your fickle mind­ed­ness and dra­matic na­ture.

HEALTH There will be some slight ill­nesses, but so long as you get plenty of rest and eat the right foods, you’ll yo come out just fine. Make sure you stay dili­gent with your ex­er­cise exer and diet . Don’t let overindul­gence ruin all the hard work.

LUCKY S TA R Pro­mote grown in your ca­reer and re­la­tion­ships with green—or gems like emer­ald or

moon­stone. Heel, Dior

LUCKY S TA R Ig­nite the fire within with topaz or a gem in red. Up your style quo­tient with some

fiery red. Bag, CH Carolina Her­rera

Scarf, Louis Vuit­ton LUCKY S TA R Your play­ful per­son­al­ity will do well with prints. Go for peri­dot or a clear

quartz in gems.

Ear­rings, TianPo Jew­ellery LUCKY S TA R Y Your gem, citrine, wi will at­tract bet­ter en­ergy en­erg for the Year

of the t Horse.

LUCKY S TA R Gar­net helps you grow your cre­ative en­ergy. Mean­while, a gem in green will usher in

more wealth.

Ban­gle, Bul­gari Sun­glasses, Marni LUCKY S TA R At­tract heal­ing pow­ers with rose quartz or find bal­ance with the agate. Think sim­ple

and sleek.

LUCKY S TA R Show off your con­fi­dence with the lucky di­a­mond or stay el­e­gant with the

stun­ning ruby.

Watch, Dior

Heel, Bimba y Lola LUCKY S TA R Fol­low your wa­ter

el­e­ment—an aqua­ma­rine num­ber will keep you cool

and calm.

LUCKY S TA R Jade is a pop­u­lar choice for heal­ing while sap­phire lends lux­ury to your


Cuff, CH Carolina Her­rera LUCKY S TA R

Keep pure with fresh­wa­ter pearls or any­thing that’s white. Pearls are also


Bag, Dolce &Gabbana

Ring, Chanel

LUCKY S TA R Go for amethyst for wis­dom, turquoise for bet­ter re­la­tion­ships, and ru­bies to at­tract luck. Ear­rings, Tif­fany & Co. LUCKY S TA R You’re at­tracted to sleek things so jewels like opal will do you


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