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Chinese Zodiac Guide for 2020

Posted on January 22 2020

Wondering what the year of the rat has in store for you and your family in terms of career, their education, health and relationships? Here’s our guide for each zodiac in 2020.

 

1. Rat

Famous mums born in the year of the Rat include Cameron Diaz. Cameron and her husband Benjamin Madden just became parents to their daughter Raddix. Image credit: Jennifer Garner

 

Career & Finances

Even though a zodiac’s year is usually the most unlucky, 2020 will still proceed well for the Rat. Your efforts at work will be rewarded and seen, while your health and relationships may require more work. Those born in the first half of the year will receive exclusive bonuses. However, for those born in the later months, they’ll need to push a little harder to achieve their goals.

Tying in with this is finances, which will be booming this year. In fact your income might even double! Hence, it’s vital to take care of your finances - save and invest your money rather than recklessly spending it. Definitely clear any outstanding debts, purchase only the essentials and reduce impulse spending. Rather than spending your money on luxury items and vacations, opt to treat your family or those close to you to experiences.

 

For Your Kids

While your children should work hard and focus on their studies to achieve their goals, avoid overly stressing them as they might fall sick. Thus, make sure they get enough sleep, proper nutrition and supplement with vitamins. As Rats (not just children) are particularly susceptible to colds and fatigue this year, make sure your kids get immediate medical treatment to speed up their recovery. While having a healthy exercise regime is good for all ages, avoid injuries to the lower part of the body, and don’t over-exert.

 

Your Spouse and You

Make sure to quickly resolve arguments, whether big or small, spend quality time with your spouse and keep yourself grounded in love. Take heed of your family members’ matters and try to help them handle tricky situations that may arise. Of course, some family members will be more resistant than others due to their pride.

 

Lucky Months: March, September, and November.
Unlucky Months: April, July, and October.

 

2. Ox

Mums born in the year of the Ox include cookbook author, television personality and model Chrissy Teigen, pictured here with her kids and husband, John Legend. Image credit: Chrissy Teigen

 

Career, Side Hustles and Finance

Due to the compatibility of the Rat and the Ox, this year will be a good one for your career, education and health. Hence, you can expect promotions and compliments, and your best character traits - honesty and perseverance - will be visible to all. Additionally, this year is great to start something new, for instance, becoming a mumpreneur.

However, do be prudent this year, and clear any debts first. Spend the first third of the year organising your finances and it should run smoothly for the rest of the year. Pay for the essentials and save the rest, and avoid getting lured in by sales.

 

Romance and Relationships

However, your relationships will need a little more nurturing this year. For instance, a male colleague may cause some misfortune, so you should be wise in choosing your friends and work buddies. This year especially, oxen will need to work on their communication. Examples of this include listening to your partner, being invested in their daily experiences while understanding what they’re trying to tell you.

Do note, however, that there may be some parties who are trying to divert your partner away from you. Definitely fend off any advances and put a stop to them immediately.

 

Your Kids and Health

For your kids, they’ll need dedication and hard work to be unstoppable this year. Of course this means devoting time to their studies, joining study groups where applicable, going to the library for additional material, and attending their classes. Mums who want to enrich themselves this year might consider a speech class to elevate your rhetoric.

While you and your kids should be sturdy enough to endure minor ailments and work (and study) related stresses, make sure to get regular checkups to ensure a clean bill of health. Although a mother’s work never ends, ensure you and your family are eating at regular times, or having healthy snacks at hand. Of course, you’d also need to cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Lucky Months: February, April, July, August, and November.

Unlucky Months: January, March, June, and September.

 

 

3. Tiger

Victoria Beckham, born in the year of the tiger, is a world-renowned fashion designer and mum to four kids with her husband David Beckham. Image credit: Victoria Beckham

 

Your Career & Finances

This year will be awesome for your career, and you can expect promotions, raises and all sorts of rewards. However, don’t take the opportunity to slack off, but try your best to climb up the ladder.

Be confident in the office, and your coworkers and superiors will think highly of you. Be sure to maintain good relationships in the workplace, especially since a colleague might recommend you for a promotion.

The exception to this are careers in media, telecommunication, investment markets or information technologies’ industries, and is likely to be turbulent for some time, so do consider other sources of income.

 

Your Kids at School

For your kids, encourage them to focus on communication, as they’ll have to rely on their classmates for support in classes and social events, so they should take some time to build some friendships. Additionally, travel will be good for Tigers this year. Older children might choose to go for a semester abroad, or you can just take a fun family trip to meet new people and immerse your children in a new culture.

 

Your Health

It’s essential to focus on your well-being this year, as there will be stressors. Make sure to cure the symptoms of any illnesses as they appear, thereby reducing your recovery period. Of course, the right diet is essential - avoid too many sweets and fatty foods and load up instead on fruits, vegetables and proteins. As this year will be a busy one, make sure to take regular breaks to destress and relax.

 

Your Marriage

Unsurprisingly, communication is crucial for a happy marriage. Try to showcase your best personality traits to your partner, and work on improving loyalty and trust in your marriage. Resolve any issues with your spouse, and even consider therapy if necessary. You’ll need to work hard to get to a place of love and understanding.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, September, and October
Unlucky Months: February, April, July, August, and November.

 

 

4. Rabbit

Born in the year of the rabbit, Ming-Na Wen is an accomplished actress with two wonderful children. Image credit: Ming-Na Wen.

 

Your Career & Finances

Because rabbits are quiet individuals, they’ll need to communicate more to succeed in the workplace. Definitely maintain cordial relationships in office matters. Aside from social interactions, put in hard work to bring good fortune, promotions and financial advances. Additionally you’ll get help from a female friend, but a supposed friend may stab you in the back.

Don’t expect a huge bonus this year, and don’t let greed be your downfall. Know when to step down and let others take over. For mumpreneurs, the business should survive for a longer while if they can adapt to market changes and demands.

 

Your Kids

Their attention to detail and quiet focus will help them advance. Make sure they follow the guidelines of their assignment to the letter, and maintain concentration. Of course, building strong relationships during their school years is essential for their sanity.

 

Your Health

Focus on your mental health this year, by finding something that centers you. Take a class for your favourite hobbies, join a support group or visit your doctor for help. Instead of staring at your computer all day, spend some time outside in the fresh air - take a walk, ride a bike or head to the ocean.

 

Your Marriage

Married couples should watch out for infidelity and jealousy, and avoid flirtatious individuals and their advances. Focus on your loved one.

 

Lucky Months: January, May, June, October, and December.
Unlucky Months: March, April, August, and November.

 

 

5. Dragon

Actress Barbie Hsu and her husband. Barbie was born in the year of the dragon and has two kids with her husband. Image credit: Barbie Hsu

 

Your Career & Finance

Dragons will be very successful this year, with a possible promotion just around the corner. Additionally, you can act on any new ideas for your career, while a small business plan can turn into a profitable corporation. Even though you’re definitely able to achieve goals on your own, teamwork is essential, so do work closely with your superiors and colleagues. Do tone down your laser intensity as others might be repelled by it.

Don’t be worried by your recent expenditure; you should be able to recover some of it within a short period. Of course, do curb unnecessary expenses. Mumpreneurs will be able to finalise some deals that were previously in the pipeline, and look out for more prosperous opportunities throughout the year.

 

Your Kids

Your kids’ education will be a breeze, if they can focus throughout the year. Just beware of their headstrong attitude and help them tone this down during their conversations with friends or when speaking up in class. Help them practice being good listeners and they might lead others in their studies or in a debate, for older children.

 

Your Health

While blessed with excellent mental and physical health, meaning they can push their limits far more than the average individual, they are still susceptible to colds and minor illnesses. Like everyone else, do address the symptoms when they first occur with preemptive medicine. Be mindful of circulatory and digestive issues during the year. Pace yourself to avoid burning out.

 

Your Marriage

Married dragons, put in the time and effort and don’t let stubborness erode your overall relationship satisfaction. Proceed cautiously through heavy conversations, and don’t be afraid to take some space to regroup your thoughts and then start over.

 

Lucky Months: February, July, August, and November.
Unlucky Months: April, May, September, and December.

 

 

6. Snake

Actress Lee Young Ae is born in the year of the snake, and is pictured here with one of her twins. Image credit: Lee Young Ae

 

Career & Finance

Compared to last year, snakes may have a slight improvement in their career, with small successes. Use your smarts and quick thinking and put in the work to see improvement.

Guiding you through this year may be a colleague or associate, so do take all the help they can give you. Be cautious this year and stay at your current position. Instead, you can try various side hustles like online businesses or freelance gigs.

Additionally, money may be an issue so live within your means and avoid buying big-ticket items. Splurge occasionally but try to be as thrifty as possible.

 

Your Kids

For your kids, teach them to work together with their classmates on projects. One of their classmates or counsellors may also be their guide this year.

 

Your marriage

In terms of relationships, take the time to first learn about yourself, which forms a great foundation for starting new relationships or strengthening the old ones. Couples will need to communicate, show your feelings, and be open and loving.

 

Your parents

Aside from romantic relationships, be sure to look out for your family members, particularly male and elderly family members, who will be more prone to setbacks. Do encourage them to have a healthy diet and improve their health. The same goes for Snakes this year, and they should follow a strict diet, exercise daily and sleep enough to ward off sickness.

 

Lucky Months: April, July, August, and November.
Unlucky Months: February, March, June, and October.

 

 

7. Horse

Actress Zoe Saldana, born in the year of the horse, has worked on movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers Endgame, and has three children with husband Marco Perego. Image credit: Zoe Saldana

 

Career & Finance

Try hard to keep your cool in the face of things that irritate and annoy you. Try to improve your communication and better relations via workshops or team-building exercises. For success this year, you’ll have to work well with your colleagues. Additionally, pay close attention to legal issues, so they won’t hinder your success in the next few years. Make sure you don’t get involved with the wrong crowd.

Your income may drop lower than the previous month, but you don’t have to worry as long as you spend prudently. Consider making safe investments with your extra cash.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Your children will have to work hard this year, and they may face some challenges in the classroom. If necessary, they should work together with friends to study better. Classmates can help edit papers and create study guides (for older children or for those pursuing higher education), and boost your kids’ morale.

 

Your Health

Although horses will generally have a bad year, they can still spin their luck for the better. Avoid putting in too many late nights and try to adhere to a regular sleep schedule. Also, address all illnesses as the symptoms arise.

 

Your Parents’ Health

For elderly Horses, hip and feet problems will be bothersome. Try to take it easy and rest whenever possible.

 

Your Marriage

Try jazzing up your love life this year with intimate activities like dancing. Horses should be wary of their irritability and avoid lashing out at their loved ones. Focus on all the reasons you fell in love in the first place to calm your mind and facilitate better communication with your partner.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, and September.
Unlucky Months: January, April, May, July, November, and December.

 

 

8. Goat

Born in the year of the goat, Alecia Beth Moore, more popularly known as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and spokesperson and a mother of two. Image credit: Pink

 

Career & Finances

Success will follow you at work this year, aided by your traits of perseverance, strength and motivation. This will lead to bonuses, promotions and more opportunities. Those who work on commissions, freelancers and care-takers will also benefit.

Although naturally generous, don’t give away too much surplus wealth, and it’s wise to save for the coming years. When presented with expensive excursions, remain prudent and don’t spend too much in a single outing.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Advise your kids that their schooling will impact their life. Try to restrict their schedule and don’t fill it with too many social events, giving them time to focus on their studies instead. Suggest that they surround themselves with goal-oriented classmates.

Should they be able to stay focused and keep up their excellent work, they’ll benefit exponentially, and see a marked improvement in their grades and academic standing, charting their course for the future.

 

Your Health

Take note of slight shifts in your well-being, such as changing temperatures. Make sure to dress appropriately, drink plenty of water and eat superfoods. Common ailments this year include flu, fever, digestive and kidney issues and tooth sensitivities.

 

Your Marriage

Spice up your love life with little surprises, like a romantic vacation for just the two of you. Of course, if both of you enjoy the routines of marriage, you can easily and simply enjoy the year with your partner.

 

Lucky Months: January, February, May, September, and October.
Unlucky Months: March, July, and November.

 

 

9. Monkey

Jacinda Arden, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, was born in the year of the monkey. Here, she’s with Anne Hathaway and her daughter. Image credit: Anne Hathaway

 

Your Career & Money

It may be a tough year to manage, however, you can play to your strengths to mitigate some of the problems you face. Examples include channelling your persuasiveness and enthusiasm, while managing your temper and strengthening positive relationships. Be sure to take your colleagues’ good advice.

Otherwise, mums can consider pursuing a new business venture, whether this is entertaining, or writing, but do be careful in choosing your partners. Treasure the money you’ve earned and invest carefully and wisely. Leverage on your achievements and use them for better progress.

 

Your Kids’ Education

With perseverance, they’ll be able to accomplish all their tasks, and they should use their smarts to their advantage.

 

Your Health

This year, monkeys will need to focus on handling their stress. For example, take a yoga class or find a meditation guru for mindfulness, to help manage your heightened emotions. Aside from your regular exercise routine, make sure to get enough fluids. While exercise helps reduce illnesses, load up on fruits and vegetables with vitamin C to prevent getting colds.

 

Your Marriage

While things might simmer this year for you, it’ll still be a great year for your marriage, where your relationship will be immovable and rock-solid for the year.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, and November.
Unlucky Months: January, February, May, August, September, and December.

 

 

10. Rooster

Actress, singer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman, Jennifer Lopez, born in the year of the Rooster, is also a loving mum of two children. Image credit: Jennifer Lopez

 

Career

As long as the Rooster makes smart decisions and accept support from colleagues, they’ll shine this year. Create the best outcome in the office by working with your colleagues. However, take stock of others’ feelings, and try to manage your emotions, to build good relationship for business deals. This year, stay away from gambling and use your money in less risky areas such as with your friends, family and fun experiences.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Encourage your kids to continue working hard to achieve their goals. They should also surround themselves with friends’ who are passionate about their studies, but their ambition and decisiveness will work in their favour.

 

Your Health

Be cautious this year in your lifestyle, whether this is your nutrition, diet to the way you drive. Make sure to get nutrients across all food groups, especially fruits and vegetables. Try to reduce your stress levels this year, by lessening your workload or meditation.

 

Your Marriage

There may be temptation outside your marriage this year, so focus on your partners and try to keep the romance alive. Avoid wandering eyes. However, married couples may find that a new baby is on the way.

 

Lucky Months: January, March, April, June, August, and December.
Unlucky Months: February, May, September, and October.

 

 

11. Dog

Actress Jessica Biel, one of the celebrities born in the year of the dog, pictured with husband Justin Timberlake and their son. Image Credit: Jessica Biel

 

Your Career & Finance

Hard work and extra effort will pay off, and business ventures will do well this year. Choose wisely from an abundance of opportunities for advancement. Definitely weigh the benefits and consequences before moving forward. Avoid lavishly spending and save for the future instead.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Children will need to focus on their schooling for future achievements, and their friends can provide comfort and assistance in their times of need. They’ll have to find a group of like-minded individuals for the best chances of success.

 

Your Health

With proper diet, exercise and managing stress, you’ll have an excellent chance of overcoming any diagnosis. Stay active and avoid overworking yourself.

 

Your Family

Be prepared to take care of family matters and family members as they encounter health issues. Family support is essential when a loved one is sick.

 

Your Marriage

Married couples will enjoy an abundance of happiness and peace, but do avoid infidelity and betrayal. Focus on the good things about your partner, and note any changes in yourself and your partner.

 

Lucky months: February, May, July, August, September, and November.
Unlucky months: October and December.

 

 

12. Pig

The list of celebrities born in the year of the Pig include Mila Kunis, actress and mother of two with husband Ashton Kutcher. Image credit: Ashton Kutcher

 

Your Career

Build a strong foundation with dedication and hard work in the first few months of the year, and the rest of the year should reward you with success. Get to work on securing a promotion, a raise or even a new job. However, remember to take small breaks here and there to relieve the stress in your career.

 

Your Kids’ Education

They may need extra help in focusing and maintaining concentration for their studies this year. You could set alarms for deadlines, encourage them to work in quiet spaces to avoid distractions and to work when they’re most productive.

 

Your Health

Pay particular attention to your digestive and urinary systems. Avoid unhealthy working environments, and unhygienic practices as you will be susceptible to food poisoning this year. When it occurs, fuel up with electrolytes, salty crackers and water. Of course, do engage in a regular exercise routine, e.g., walking for at least 30 minutes to an hour a day.

 

Your Marriage

This will be a good year for married couples, and they can experience new levels of passion. Although you’ll be pretty much inseparable, do make sure to resolve little spats that might occur from time to time.

 

Lucky Months: February, June, September, and December.
Unlucky Months: January, March, April, August, October, and November

Wondering what the year of the rat has in store for you and your family in terms of career, their education, health and relationships? Here’s our guide for each zodiac in 2020.

 

1. Rat

Famous mums born in the year of the Rat include Cameron Diaz. Cameron and her husband Benjamin Madden just became parents to their daughter Raddix. Image credit: Jennifer Garner

 

Career & Finances

Even though a zodiac’s year is usually the most unlucky, 2020 will still proceed well for the Rat. Your efforts at work will be rewarded and seen, while your health and relationships may require more work. Those born in the first half of the year will receive exclusive bonuses. However, for those born in the later months, they’ll need to push a little harder to achieve their goals.

Tying in with this is finances, which will be booming this year. In fact your income might even double! Hence, it’s vital to take care of your finances - save and invest your money rather than recklessly spending it. Definitely clear any outstanding debts, purchase only the essentials and reduce impulse spending. Rather than spending your money on luxury items and vacations, opt to treat your family or those close to you to experiences.

 

For Your Kids

While your children should work hard and focus on their studies to achieve their goals, avoid overly stressing them as they might fall sick. Thus, make sure they get enough sleep, proper nutrition and supplement with vitamins. As Rats (not just children) are particularly susceptible to colds and fatigue this year, make sure your kids get immediate medical treatment to speed up their recovery. While having a healthy exercise regime is good for all ages, avoid injuries to the lower part of the body, and don’t over-exert.

 

Your Spouse and You

Make sure to quickly resolve arguments, whether big or small, spend quality time with your spouse and keep yourself grounded in love. Take heed of your family members’ matters and try to help them handle tricky situations that may arise. Of course, some family members will be more resistant than others due to their pride.

 

Lucky Months: March, September, and November.
Unlucky Months: April, July, and October.

 

2. Ox

Mums born in the year of the Ox include cookbook author, television personality and model Chrissy Teigen, pictured here with her kids and husband, John Legend. Image credit: Chrissy Teigen

 

Career, Side Hustles and Finance

Due to the compatibility of the Rat and the Ox, this year will be a good one for your career, education and health. Hence, you can expect promotions and compliments, and your best character traits - honesty and perseverance - will be visible to all. Additionally, this year is great to start something new, for instance, becoming a mumpreneur.

However, do be prudent this year, and clear any debts first. Spend the first third of the year organising your finances and it should run smoothly for the rest of the year. Pay for the essentials and save the rest, and avoid getting lured in by sales.

 

Romance and Relationships

However, your relationships will need a little more nurturing this year. For instance, a male colleague may cause some misfortune, so you should be wise in choosing your friends and work buddies. This year especially, oxen will need to work on their communication. Examples of this include listening to your partner, being invested in their daily experiences while understanding what they’re trying to tell you.

Do note, however, that there may be some parties who are trying to divert your partner away from you. Definitely fend off any advances and put a stop to them immediately.

 

Your Kids and Health

For your kids, they’ll need dedication and hard work to be unstoppable this year. Of course this means devoting time to their studies, joining study groups where applicable, going to the library for additional material, and attending their classes. Mums who want to enrich themselves this year might consider a speech class to elevate your rhetoric.

While you and your kids should be sturdy enough to endure minor ailments and work (and study) related stresses, make sure to get regular checkups to ensure a clean bill of health. Although a mother’s work never ends, ensure you and your family are eating at regular times, or having healthy snacks at hand. Of course, you’d also need to cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Lucky Months: February, April, July, August, and November.

Unlucky Months: January, March, June, and September.

 

 

3. Tiger

Victoria Beckham, born in the year of the tiger, is a world-renowned fashion designer and mum to four kids with her husband David Beckham. Image credit: Victoria Beckham

 

Your Career & Finances

This year will be awesome for your career, and you can expect promotions, raises and all sorts of rewards. However, don’t take the opportunity to slack off, but try your best to climb up the ladder.

Be confident in the office, and your coworkers and superiors will think highly of you. Be sure to maintain good relationships in the workplace, especially since a colleague might recommend you for a promotion.

The exception to this are careers in media, telecommunication, investment markets or information technologies’ industries, and is likely to be turbulent for some time, so do consider other sources of income.

 

Your Kids at School

For your kids, encourage them to focus on communication, as they’ll have to rely on their classmates for support in classes and social events, so they should take some time to build some friendships. Additionally, travel will be good for Tigers this year. Older children might choose to go for a semester abroad, or you can just take a fun family trip to meet new people and immerse your children in a new culture.

 

Your Health

It’s essential to focus on your well-being this year, as there will be stressors. Make sure to cure the symptoms of any illnesses as they appear, thereby reducing your recovery period. Of course, the right diet is essential - avoid too many sweets and fatty foods and load up instead on fruits, vegetables and proteins. As this year will be a busy one, make sure to take regular breaks to destress and relax.

 

Your Marriage

Unsurprisingly, communication is crucial for a happy marriage. Try to showcase your best personality traits to your partner, and work on improving loyalty and trust in your marriage. Resolve any issues with your spouse, and even consider therapy if necessary. You’ll need to work hard to get to a place of love and understanding.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, September, and October
Unlucky Months: February, April, July, August, and November.

 

 

4. Rabbit

Born in the year of the rabbit, Ming-Na Wen is an accomplished actress with two wonderful children. Image credit: Ming-Na Wen.

 

Your Career & Finances

Because rabbits are quiet individuals, they’ll need to communicate more to succeed in the workplace. Definitely maintain cordial relationships in office matters. Aside from social interactions, put in hard work to bring good fortune, promotions and financial advances. Additionally you’ll get help from a female friend, but a supposed friend may stab you in the back.

Don’t expect a huge bonus this year, and don’t let greed be your downfall. Know when to step down and let others take over. For mumpreneurs, the business should survive for a longer while if they can adapt to market changes and demands.

 

Your Kids

Their attention to detail and quiet focus will help them advance. Make sure they follow the guidelines of their assignment to the letter, and maintain concentration. Of course, building strong relationships during their school years is essential for their sanity.

 

Your Health

Focus on your mental health this year, by finding something that centers you. Take a class for your favourite hobbies, join a support group or visit your doctor for help. Instead of staring at your computer all day, spend some time outside in the fresh air - take a walk, ride a bike or head to the ocean.

 

Your Marriage

Married couples should watch out for infidelity and jealousy, and avoid flirtatious individuals and their advances. Focus on your loved one.

 

Lucky Months: January, May, June, October, and December.
Unlucky Months: March, April, August, and November.

 

 

5. Dragon

Actress Barbie Hsu and her husband. Barbie was born in the year of the dragon and has two kids with her husband. Image credit: Barbie Hsu

 

Your Career & Finance

Dragons will be very successful this year, with a possible promotion just around the corner. Additionally, you can act on any new ideas for your career, while a small business plan can turn into a profitable corporation. Even though you’re definitely able to achieve goals on your own, teamwork is essential, so do work closely with your superiors and colleagues. Do tone down your laser intensity as others might be repelled by it.

Don’t be worried by your recent expenditure; you should be able to recover some of it within a short period. Of course, do curb unnecessary expenses. Mumpreneurs will be able to finalise some deals that were previously in the pipeline, and look out for more prosperous opportunities throughout the year.

 

Your Kids

Your kids’ education will be a breeze, if they can focus throughout the year. Just beware of their headstrong attitude and help them tone this down during their conversations with friends or when speaking up in class. Help them practice being good listeners and they might lead others in their studies or in a debate, for older children.

 

Your Health

While blessed with excellent mental and physical health, meaning they can push their limits far more than the average individual, they are still susceptible to colds and minor illnesses. Like everyone else, do address the symptoms when they first occur with preemptive medicine. Be mindful of circulatory and digestive issues during the year. Pace yourself to avoid burning out.

 

Your Marriage

Married dragons, put in the time and effort and don’t let stubborness erode your overall relationship satisfaction. Proceed cautiously through heavy conversations, and don’t be afraid to take some space to regroup your thoughts and then start over.

 

Lucky Months: February, July, August, and November.
Unlucky Months: April, May, September, and December.

 

 

6. Snake

Actress Lee Young Ae is born in the year of the snake, and is pictured here with one of her twins. Image credit: Lee Young Ae

 

Career & Finance

Compared to last year, snakes may have a slight improvement in their career, with small successes. Use your smarts and quick thinking and put in the work to see improvement.

Guiding you through this year may be a colleague or associate, so do take all the help they can give you. Be cautious this year and stay at your current position. Instead, you can try various side hustles like online businesses or freelance gigs.

Additionally, money may be an issue so live within your means and avoid buying big-ticket items. Splurge occasionally but try to be as thrifty as possible.

 

Your Kids

For your kids, teach them to work together with their classmates on projects. One of their classmates or counsellors may also be their guide this year.

 

Your marriage

In terms of relationships, take the time to first learn about yourself, which forms a great foundation for starting new relationships or strengthening the old ones. Couples will need to communicate, show your feelings, and be open and loving.

 

Your parents

Aside from romantic relationships, be sure to look out for your family members, particularly male and elderly family members, who will be more prone to setbacks. Do encourage them to have a healthy diet and improve their health. The same goes for Snakes this year, and they should follow a strict diet, exercise daily and sleep enough to ward off sickness.

 

Lucky Months: April, July, August, and November.
Unlucky Months: February, March, June, and October.

 

 

7. Horse

Actress Zoe Saldana, born in the year of the horse, has worked on movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers Endgame, and has three children with husband Marco Perego. Image credit: Zoe Saldana

 

Career & Finance

Try hard to keep your cool in the face of things that irritate and annoy you. Try to improve your communication and better relations via workshops or team-building exercises. For success this year, you’ll have to work well with your colleagues. Additionally, pay close attention to legal issues, so they won’t hinder your success in the next few years. Make sure you don’t get involved with the wrong crowd.

Your income may drop lower than the previous month, but you don’t have to worry as long as you spend prudently. Consider making safe investments with your extra cash.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Your children will have to work hard this year, and they may face some challenges in the classroom. If necessary, they should work together with friends to study better. Classmates can help edit papers and create study guides (for older children or for those pursuing higher education), and boost your kids’ morale.

 

Your Health

Although horses will generally have a bad year, they can still spin their luck for the better. Avoid putting in too many late nights and try to adhere to a regular sleep schedule. Also, address all illnesses as the symptoms arise.

 

Your Parents’ Health

For elderly Horses, hip and feet problems will be bothersome. Try to take it easy and rest whenever possible.

 

Your Marriage

Try jazzing up your love life this year with intimate activities like dancing. Horses should be wary of their irritability and avoid lashing out at their loved ones. Focus on all the reasons you fell in love in the first place to calm your mind and facilitate better communication with your partner.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, and September.
Unlucky Months: January, April, May, July, November, and December.

 

 

8. Goat

Born in the year of the goat, Alecia Beth Moore, more popularly known as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and spokesperson and a mother of two. Image credit: Pink

 

Career & Finances

Success will follow you at work this year, aided by your traits of perseverance, strength and motivation. This will lead to bonuses, promotions and more opportunities. Those who work on commissions, freelancers and care-takers will also benefit.

Although naturally generous, don’t give away too much surplus wealth, and it’s wise to save for the coming years. When presented with expensive excursions, remain prudent and don’t spend too much in a single outing.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Advise your kids that their schooling will impact their life. Try to restrict their schedule and don’t fill it with too many social events, giving them time to focus on their studies instead. Suggest that they surround themselves with goal-oriented classmates.

Should they be able to stay focused and keep up their excellent work, they’ll benefit exponentially, and see a marked improvement in their grades and academic standing, charting their course for the future.

 

Your Health

Take note of slight shifts in your well-being, such as changing temperatures. Make sure to dress appropriately, drink plenty of water and eat superfoods. Common ailments this year include flu, fever, digestive and kidney issues and tooth sensitivities.

 

Your Marriage

Spice up your love life with little surprises, like a romantic vacation for just the two of you. Of course, if both of you enjoy the routines of marriage, you can easily and simply enjoy the year with your partner.

 

Lucky Months: January, February, May, September, and October.
Unlucky Months: March, July, and November.

 

 

9. Monkey

Jacinda Arden, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, was born in the year of the monkey. Here, she’s with Anne Hathaway and her daughter. Image credit: Anne Hathaway

 

Your Career & Money

It may be a tough year to manage, however, you can play to your strengths to mitigate some of the problems you face. Examples include channelling your persuasiveness and enthusiasm, while managing your temper and strengthening positive relationships. Be sure to take your colleagues’ good advice.

Otherwise, mums can consider pursuing a new business venture, whether this is entertaining, or writing, but do be careful in choosing your partners. Treasure the money you’ve earned and invest carefully and wisely. Leverage on your achievements and use them for better progress.

 

Your Kids’ Education

With perseverance, they’ll be able to accomplish all their tasks, and they should use their smarts to their advantage.

 

Your Health

This year, monkeys will need to focus on handling their stress. For example, take a yoga class or find a meditation guru for mindfulness, to help manage your heightened emotions. Aside from your regular exercise routine, make sure to get enough fluids. While exercise helps reduce illnesses, load up on fruits and vegetables with vitamin C to prevent getting colds.

 

Your Marriage

While things might simmer this year for you, it’ll still be a great year for your marriage, where your relationship will be immovable and rock-solid for the year.

 

Lucky Months: March, June, and November.
Unlucky Months: January, February, May, August, September, and December.

 

 

10. Rooster

Actress, singer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman, Jennifer Lopez, born in the year of the Rooster, is also a loving mum of two children. Image credit: Jennifer Lopez

 

Career

As long as the Rooster makes smart decisions and accept support from colleagues, they’ll shine this year. Create the best outcome in the office by working with your colleagues. However, take stock of others’ feelings, and try to manage your emotions, to build good relationship for business deals. This year, stay away from gambling and use your money in less risky areas such as with your friends, family and fun experiences.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Encourage your kids to continue working hard to achieve their goals. They should also surround themselves with friends’ who are passionate about their studies, but their ambition and decisiveness will work in their favour.

 

Your Health

Be cautious this year in your lifestyle, whether this is your nutrition, diet to the way you drive. Make sure to get nutrients across all food groups, especially fruits and vegetables. Try to reduce your stress levels this year, by lessening your workload or meditation.

 

Your Marriage

There may be temptation outside your marriage this year, so focus on your partners and try to keep the romance alive. Avoid wandering eyes. However, married couples may find that a new baby is on the way.

 

Lucky Months: January, March, April, June, August, and December.
Unlucky Months: February, May, September, and October.

 

 

11. Dog

Actress Jessica Biel, one of the celebrities born in the year of the dog, pictured with husband Justin Timberlake and their son. Image Credit: Jessica Biel

 

Your Career & Finance

Hard work and extra effort will pay off, and business ventures will do well this year. Choose wisely from an abundance of opportunities for advancement. Definitely weigh the benefits and consequences before moving forward. Avoid lavishly spending and save for the future instead.

 

Your Kids’ Education

Children will need to focus on their schooling for future achievements, and their friends can provide comfort and assistance in their times of need. They’ll have to find a group of like-minded individuals for the best chances of success.

 

Your Health

With proper diet, exercise and managing stress, you’ll have an excellent chance of overcoming any diagnosis. Stay active and avoid overworking yourself.

 

Your Family

Be prepared to take care of family matters and family members as they encounter health issues. Family support is essential when a loved one is sick.

 

Your Marriage

Married couples will enjoy an abundance of happiness and peace, but do avoid infidelity and betrayal. Focus on the good things about your partner, and note any changes in yourself and your partner.

 

Lucky months: February, May, July, August, September, and November.
Unlucky months: October and December.

 

 

12. Pig

The list of celebrities born in the year of the Pig include Mila Kunis, actress and mother of two with husband Ashton Kutcher. Image credit: Ashton Kutcher

 

Your Career

Build a strong foundation with dedication and hard work in the first few months of the year, and the rest of the year should reward you with success. Get to work on securing a promotion, a raise or even a new job. However, remember to take small breaks here and there to relieve the stress in your career.

 

Your Kids’ Education

They may need extra help in focusing and maintaining concentration for their studies this year. You could set alarms for deadlines, encourage them to work in quiet spaces to avoid distractions and to work when they’re most productive.

 

Your Health

Pay particular attention to your digestive and urinary systems. Avoid unhealthy working environments, and unhygienic practices as you will be susceptible to food poisoning this year. When it occurs, fuel up with electrolytes, salty crackers and water. Of course, do engage in a regular exercise routine, e.g., walking for at least 30 minutes to an hour a day.

 

Your Marriage

This will be a good year for married couples, and they can experience new levels of passion. Although you’ll be pretty much inseparable, do make sure to resolve little spats that might occur from time to time.

 

Lucky Months: February, June, September, and December.
Unlucky Months: January, March, April, August, October, and November