Just like most people, you may be eager to know what lies ahead for you this year. While it’s impossible to see exactly what awaits us in the future, we can at least get guidance. Many like to rely on the stars to know their fortune. And there are those who rely on the Chinese Zodiac which is based on a twelve-year cycle. Each year of the cycle corresponds to an animal sign, which is one of the following: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Calculations are made according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Relationships between humans and these zodiacal animals have been identified. The animal signs are believed to influence the characters of people, just like the Western astrology signs do.
The lunar year begins in February, marked by millions of people gathering to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Learn what’s in store for your Chinese zodiac sign this 2018. It just might help you with your New Year’s resolution!
Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
This year of the Earth Dog, you may find yourself determined to make your larger goals happen. Ever the driven type, you’ve planted the seeds before with your smaller steps. Now is the time to reap the rewards.
Though Dogs and Rats don’t make the best match, you can take advantage of the loyal and sweet energy of the Dog to make your romantic life much better this year. At work, you will be able to cultivate great relationships and show higher-ups just what you’re capable of.
Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox is one of the more dependable signs. Just like the Dog, you feel a need to be appreciated.
This year, your family, friends and mates will find various ways to show their affection, especially during the solar eclipse of July 12. Your desire for improved fortune will be amplified as you meet the right people and start working on plans that work.
Your love life in the past year was full of passion. This year, you will find settling into things easier. Those who are dating will be comfortable with taking things slow. Those who are in a relationship will let go of their analytical ways and will be more relaxed and willing to show affection.
Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
The Tiger may feel like life is going slow this year, preferring things to be bigger and bolder. But 2018 comes with so much positivity and joy you learn to relax and let others take charge. The energy of the Dog will have you enjoying life a little more, controlling your temper, and chilling out a little more.
Your love life may not be as busy as it was last year, but you’ll be attracting kinder, sweeter, and more loyal dates. Your family, friends and mates will be front and center as you learn to enjoy your relationships.
Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Your sign is the best match for the Dog. Every aspect of your life will benefit from the Year of the Dog. July 12, in particular, will catapult your dreams and goals into the Universe. From your career to your personal relationships, 2018 will be a great year for building stability. Always the wallflower, you may be surprised to hear someone confess his undying love for you.
Your financial status will be favorably stimulated by the earth element. With well-thought-out decisions, your funds are bound to grow.
Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940,1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The Dog and Dragon do not always get along, so you may have to do a lot of adjusting this year. Mostly, you will find yourself wanting things faster than the slower energy of the Dog can provide. Learn to use this to acquire new skills like compassion, self-care and patience.
When starting a new relationship, give yourself time to get closer. Partnerships are bound to bloom in the second half of year 2018. Career wise, though, things may appear slow, but you will actually achieve a lot. Your projects will get attention and will earn the approval of the higher-ups.
Last year of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
You are known for being a charmer, and you will double down on this trait in 2018. You can be a real lady or man-killer. Although you will get fewer catches than usual this year, those you will be attracting will be of the sweeter, kinder, and more loyal variety.
Things may appear to move slow for you during the year of the Earth Dog, but you have a plan and you intend to see it through. You will have opportunities to prove to others what you’re capable of, as you take charge of the progress of plans, attract new clients, and stand out from the crowd.
Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The Horse easily gets along with the Dog. Under this dynamic, you can expect to make significant progress in all aspects of your life.
People love to hang out with you, and this year you will have more than one person vying for your heart. If you are single, the solar eclipse of August 11 will help you realize who the right person is.
You stand to succeed in your entrepreneurial ventures. This year may be the best time to get your plans to work.
Birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943,1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Although the Goat tries to get along with everyone, your sign does not make a great mix with the Dog’s energies. The Year of the Dog may be a bit of a challenge for you. But your inherent creativity will help you surpass the difficulties.
This year, you may see yourself settling down with the right person. At work, you will be asked to show your dedication to your company in creative ways. Around June and July, take the initiative to spearhead a project so you can show the higher-ups you are committed to sticking with the company. This will give you favorable yields by the end of the year.
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
As a Monkey native, you are used to doing things your way. During the year of the Dog though, you will be forced to form alliances with people you’d rather not have anything to do with. Be willing to go with the flow. At work, proving you are a team player is one of the ways you will shine. Letting go of the reins will also benefit you in the love arena. Avoid talking yourself out of a good thing, and you may find yourself settling down.
Although somewhat calmer, the adventures you will have this year will be much more rewarding.
Birth years of the Rooster: 1921,1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The Rooster is not used to taking displeasure with good spirits, but in the Year of the Dog you will soon realize that it’s not about you. Although it will take time, you will eventually readjust.
Though you may find yourself in uncomfortable situations where you are forced to deal with people you don’t like, you will get ahead at work and in money matters anyway. This will be because of your steady application of skills. Being a team player will impress the higher-ups . This can then lead to better assignments. You will also end up proving your worth in the arena of romance, as you show your partner just what you’re made of. Those seeking a new love may find one by summer’s end.
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
This is your year! The Dog native is primed to benefit from this year’s amazing energy.
The Dog is always popular, but this will be further intensified this year. Put yourself out there. Be willing to find new places and mingle with the crowd. You could find the One in no time.
As for your career, be ready to reap the rewards of your hard work. You can expect better projects, salary negotiations, and more money and perks.
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
The pig loves to be the one family and friends rely on. This year is not any different. However, you will also feel more centered in your own life and will feel calmer even if the rest of the world goes a little crazy.
Trouble with your relationship this year will have you wondering if you may be better off taking a break. Try not to freak out though, and work at building trust and improving communication instead.
Take stock of what fate has in store for your Chinese zodiac sign this year, while taking control where you can. This can be as simple as improving the chi of your home by giving your condominium an updo. Make 2018 an awesome year for you!