MANILA, Philippines—Some Filipinos will be luckier than others in the coming Year of the Wooden Horse.
Feng shui expert Joseph Chau, resident geomancer of Mandarin Oriental Manila, gave these forecasts for the 12 Chinese zodiac signs:
Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)—People born in the Year of the Horse are offending the Grand Duke this year and this will usher in difficult periods from time to time throughout the year.
There are many unlucky stars gathered under their sign. Financially, it is neither too good nor too bad. In love affairs, this is one of the romantic years.
Goat (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991)—Goat is the compatible zodiac sign of Horse this year. Luck of the Goats is pretty good. It is a productive year for them. Financially, this is a fortunate year for Goats. They will enjoy stable financial fortune with abundant profits in business.
On love, they will get along well with the others due to the existence of the lucky star shining upon the Goats. Romantic sparks are ignited easily.
Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)—This is a tough year for Monkeys. There will be more work and less profit. It is difficult for them to see any important breakthrough in their careers, and their business will be sluggish. Financially, money luck is weak. They should not expect too much or they will be deeply disappointed.
In love, the romantic star is dim. They won’t have too much luck in love affairs and it is quite difficult for them to attract and impress others.
Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)—This is a creative year for Roosters. They will have better luck. Financially, it is beneficial for them to make investments. They can consider starting a new business or purchase properties.
On love, this will be a very romantic year. Roosters can get along well with the opposite gender with a relationship that is enriching and exciting.
Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)—This will be a busy year for Dogs. Financially, they will have a pretty good luck. They will have stable incomes and their investments will bring satisfactory profits. It is crucial they do not risk their money in speculative investments or gambling.
In love, this is a fortunate year for Dogs. They will be quite attractive this year and they will have a busy social life with many activities.
Pig (1923, 1935, 1957, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)—The luck of the Pigs is prosperous this year. They will be able to surpass their competitors in business if they can seize opportunities in advance. Even if there are many obstacles along the way, they will solve their problems.
Financially, luck is fair, neither too good nor too bad. Pigs will have many opportunities to earn money, more than the previous year. In love, this is a romantic year. They will be quite popular with the opposite sex.
Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)—Rats are directly clashing with the Horse this year. There are many unlucky stars that abound. This is not an ideal year for Rats to change jobs or expand their business. It is better to concentrate on their present position.
Financially, it is a fluctuating year for Rats. They have to be extra cautious in handling their finances.
Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)—This is a challenging and stressful year for Oxen. For their protection, they have to keep a low profile and be patient in their work or business. Career luck is bitter first and sweet later. Financially, Oxen will be quite fortunate this year. They will have a steady income from different sources.
It is a romantic year for Oxen. They are filled with romantic sentiments and are very passionate in the pursuit of love, especially for single Oxen.
Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)—This is an important year for Tigers. It is a good opportunity for Tigers to gain success. They can handle their work skilfully.
Financially, Tigers will be quite fortunate in money affairs, which is stable and shining. The busier they are, the better luck they will have.
In love, Tigers will have better luck in the first half than in the second half of the year.
Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)—Rabbits will have a good combination of luck. Things will go smoothly and work progress will have better luck. However, there is an influence of unlucky stars and Rabbits may experience obstructions.
Financially, money luck is smooth and better than last year. In love, the existence of the romantic star indicates that happiness is derived from joyous occasions and events.
Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)—Luck of the Dragons greatly improves this year. There will be great opportunity for Dragons to realize their ambitions. The presence of lucky stars will remove all their difficulties and allow them to possess the power to rule and to scare away any challenges.
Financially, Dragons won’t have too much luck but they will have a satisfactory income. In love, the romantic star is dim.
Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)—The Year of the Horse is a good year for Snakes. The presence of the lucky star shines bright and it will clear away all the bad luck. Although there may be problems occasionally, the bad luck can still change into good fortune.
Financially, money luck is quite smooth this year. Business income is stable. In love, the romantic stars appear under the sign.