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2018 Chinese Animal Predictions

2018 Chinese Animal Predictions




1-2018 Predictions for the Rat




The Rat can achieve whatever they wish in 2018 for this is a propitious year for them.  So go ahead be positive but be candid.


Employment and Work Life


The Rat’s work life will be varied and busy with ample opportunities opening up in 2018. As a result this will improve both present and future income and lifestyle.   As it is the Rat needs to view 2018 as the year in which to lay down the foundations for their future.

A positive mental attitude throughout the year will be beneficial in securing those rewarding future endeavors. Moreover, the Rat is a gregarious creature with an abundance of friends and has an exceptional ability to work well with others.   This trait of demonstrating their keenness to work as a positive team member provides the Rat with ample respect from their workmates.

However, reward and enjoyment for their efforts may not be as immediate as the Rat would like it to be, but the Rat mustn’t get disillusioned. Practice persistence and determination for the rewards will be manifest all in good time.   Besides, with so many social and work connections, the Rat will have ample advice and support on hand.  If there are opportunities for growth or promotion, others will jump in with encouragement and a kind word in the right circumstance.  Furthermore, regular communication with contacts, including employment specialists, will be beneficial to discuss any desires for work experience growth or change.

For the maximum benefit the Rat needs only to be disciplined to avoid frivolous distractions and remain focused on projects and the task at hand. Be alert so as not to miss any opportunity to shine in terms of career and professional life.  Do employ those innate skills of creativity and innovation at the workplace particularly during hectic times. 

The second half of the year, from mid-August to November will deliver the best prospects.  However, April is also a favourable month for the best opportunities.

The possibility of travel is also in the forecast for the Rat who has business dealings or connections away from home base.


Finances and Investment


The time is ripe for the Rat to start planning financially for the future ahead.  The female Rat will not have as successful a fiscal year as their male counterparts, at least not in the first quarter of 2018. They must therefore exercise due caution and prudence in dealing with financial matters. They need to be especially vigilant with investments and when entering into a contract or significant transaction with a risk factor attached to it.  The careful perusal of documents and the asking for advice could eliminate the probability of financial losses.

All in all there will be a surplus in income and financial growth due to the Rat’s dedication in work. There will also be opportunities for income growth by turning a hobby into profit or additional work.

Love and Social Life


The Rat’s love life should be interesting this year.  And there is a good chance for the unattached Rat to meet that someone special this year and have that lasting relationship.

The Rat is a very sociable, likeable individual; meanwhile, when overwhelmed by the pressures of the day, the Rat should resist the urge to abstain from social circles. 2018 will be a busy time for the Rat, and they need to be careful not to neglect family and close relations. This neglect could result in tension and disharmony.  Regular communication, and sharing any concerns with intimate relations, will foster support and caring advice as well as help maintain harmony. Furthermore, organising and spending time with friends and family will bring much needed balance into the Rat’s life. 

Even though 2018 will be a productive and rewarding one for the charismatic, intelligent and gifted Rat, 2018 will not be entirely free of all problems.  Fortunately for the Rat, they have this innate ability to sense any upcoming issues or problems before they manifest and so effectively cope or escape any unfavourable situation.


Health and Well-being


The Rat must not neglect their health during 2018.  During the Dog year the Rat will have trouble feeling good in their own-skin and furthermore, their stress endurance will be put to the test particularly during the first two months of the year.

As the year will be a busy and varied one, the Rat should allow themselves periods of rest to recharge their energy levels. Regular exercise, outdoor activities and carefully reviewing of their diet will improve the overall quality of their wellbeing and longevity.

Overall, the year of the Dog will be a propitious one for the Rat; not only in professional progress but fiscally.   However, the Rat must remain alert, avoid tardiness and pay attention to others in particular with his personal life.  

The Rat is in affinity with the Ox; for your protection therefore, they can carry a key chain pendant of an Ox.

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2- 2018 Predictions for the OX




The year of the Yang Earth Dog will be a busy one for the Ox.  At the start of 2018 there will be some unexpected challenges and pressures for the Ox but don’t worry for the eventual rewards will come and it will be everlasting.


Employment/ Work-life

The Ox looking for new employment or change in vocation can take full advantage of many opportunities that will be made available in 2018. It goes without saying; a better job comes with financial benefits. The Ox should be prepared to work hard for it however, and at the same time maintain an open mind, to maximise a positive outcome.  If work is a priority this year, then April, May, September and November will be the ideal months for the Ox.

Keep in mind, all during the year the Ox will learn new things and engage in new projects. Furthermore, while taking on any new demands they will tap on hidden abilities and strengths.  It will subsequently avail the Ox to expand his work associate circle and they could find additional expectations placed on them and their workload greatly amassed. These challenges however will be easily met by the hard- working and tenacious Ox and they will enjoy the lasting benefits for many years to come.

Finances/ Investments

This year would bring financial stability to the Ox. They therefore would be able to settle down and pay off some of the long pending debts.

Unfortunately, 2018 is more likely to favor the hard working female Ox with success than their male Ox.  Good advice would be for the determined Ox with ambition to fight against negativity, resist being held back by anyone or anything and stay on course by avoiding deviations. The persevering Ox eventually will attain all the coveted and well deserved praises alongside substantial monetary rewards.

When the Ox enjoys an increase in income during 2018, they should resist the impulse to overspend or be frivolous.   The Ox will need to budget wisely and most especially if they plan to make any significant purchases, participate in the stock market, consider home renovations or travel.  The Ox is by nature a methodical creature, and this will serve him well when it comes to any financial papers including Tax Returns.


Love and Social Life


The Ox is devoted and faithful, so they need someone who can respond in the same manner and usually it is quite difficult for the unattached Ox to find a partner. Good news! The Ox’s love life would be flourishing this year and there are chances that the Ox might even find someone special through varied methods, one of which could be an online dating service. For the single Ox, if a wedding is in the forecast, then March, April, May, and September will be an excellent time.

2018, however, is not the best time for the married Ox to plan or have a baby, best to wait  a couple of years.  The Ox may plan pregnancy for the year of the Rat which will be a more perfect time.

 Home-life is very important to the Ox and the year of the Dog will be an active one with countless invitations to events and an increase in the Oxen’s social circle.  The organisational skills of the Ox, especially with regards to travel arrangements for a special family holiday, will be frequently called upon and appreciated in 2018. Although some Oxen are not fans of travel, there will be opportunities to visit and explore various countries both near and far.   The break in routine will bring many benefits to the Ox, and he will feel inspired with increased creativity.  There may also be occasions to travel for work which could cause some frustration.

Many Oxen will take up a new interest or participate in community activities which will ultimately initiate new connections and friendships.

There could also be an occasion when a relative decides to visit.  If the Ox experiences frustration over attitude, plans or viewpoint, they should take a deep breath and conscientiously master their temper their emotions.  The otherwise adverse situation will be averted or diffused by the quiet mind and open dialogue that had enabled all parties to express their thoughts and feelings. 


Health and Well-being


The Ox should make sure to reserve some time for rest and to enjoy life. The Ox must concentrate on various means to attain mental peace. Meditation can help you achieve the mental peace which you need desperately. Take a few days off from your hectic work schedule and plan a vacation. This would help you to bounce back with more energy and enthusiasm.

For the Ox who chooses to spend time working out, this is the perfect year to start a good regimen of going to the gym and working on their fitness. The Ox natives will have an excellent heath during the New Year, thanks to their efforts from the previous years for establishing a healthy lifestyle.

Overall, the year of the Yang Earth Dog will be a busy but favourable time for the Ox.  Travel, new friends and special occasions with the family will be enjoyed and appreciated.   There will be challenges at work but nothing that the resolute Ox can’t handle.   If the Ox learns to control his outbursts of anger and impatience, he will learn much and connect deeper with work-mates, family, and friends.

The Ox is in affinity with the Rat. For their protection, they can carry a key chain pendant of a Rat with them at all times in 2018.

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3- 2018 Predictions for the Tiger




This is an overall excellent year for the Tiger and any extra effort will set in motion a solid foundation for future success. There will also be attractive opportunities in the workplace with possibilities to further Tiger’s knowledge and skills; they must therefore, seize every opportunity and follow through with implemented ideas. Remember, this is not a year for laid back attitude; the year of the Dog demands prompt action and hard work for Tiger to make any headway. One more thing, the charismatic and versatile Tiger needs also to foster patience as they tend to lose interest in a project or things if it doesn’t progress swiftly enough.


Employment and Work Life


It’s good to know that the unemployed Tiger will achieve much success in 2018. The employed Tiger meanwhile, who has been experiencing feelings of frustration at work, or feel they are in a rut, will need to look for new opportunities and take action.  Now additional pressures and challenges of a new vocation are to be expected. Still, the Tiger, by remaining flexible with an open-mind to acquiring new skills, re-training or advancing their knowledge via courses, will be poised to deliver the best results and ultimately lay the foundation for more future advancements.

Besides, all the hard work the Tiger has put in over the past few years hasn’t gone unnoticed by his peers or employers and it has gained the Tiger much credibility. Therefore they are more likely to be recommended and considered for advancement within the company. It will be in Tiger’s best interest, therefore, to be enthused, take on additional responsibilities at work and remain alert for any opportunity that might come up.  Favourable months for work advancements will be February, March, and July to mid-October.


Finances and Investment


Even though finances are considered generally good in 2018, the Tiger still needs to curb their expenditures and not be a spendthrift. There is a real probability that this year the Tiger could face certain sacrifices at the workplace and incur a lot of cost overheads on various accounts. One way to avoid financial stress during the year is to stick to a budget. Disaster might still visit the Tiger however and so it is imperative they remain firm and not capitulate when the chips are down, as things will rebound shortly before the year’s end. Meanwhile, do pay particular attention to monetary transactions and funds both at home and at work this year.

The female Tiger especially, needs to be more prudent with their spending habits and think twice before purchasing anything dear. They are hardworking and ambitious and they will fight to gain as much as possible. The risk of losing everything in a short time however, should always be at the forefront of concern with any financial transactions this year.


Love and Social Life


In 2018, the Tiger’s love life is poised to be interesting; particularly for ones considering searching for lifelong partner. Romance features quite strongly for Tigers during the year of the Dog and marriage could well be in the cards.

If the Tiger is already in a committed relationship, there will be many satisfactory occasions, and they will enjoy times spent with their partner. A word of caution:  The Married Tiger should resist the urge to cheat on their partner for it can have serious repercussions. They should instead remain loyal and be filial towards their spouse.

Home life will be rewarding and pleasurable for the Tiger during the year of the Dog.  They will enjoy participating in home projects, family activities or even just quiet times with loved ones.   There may be periods of disquiet and disharmony during the year however, and so it will be beneficial if the Tiger keeps an open-mind, is prepared to communicate, listen to others and temper his emotions. In the end the Tiger will appreciate all the support, encouragement and advice of their loved ones.

There’ll be opportunities to travel during the year; this will rejuvenate the restless Tiger and bring an enormous amount of pleasure.  Plan well, checking paperwork thoroughly if wishing to explore further afield.

April, June, September, and December will be socially active months for the Tiger.  Opportunities will arise where the Tiger will make new connections and friends.  Tigers are gregarious creatures that thrive on being the centre of attention, and they welcome this period of high social activity.


Health and Well being


Over all this would prove to be a good year for the Tiger.  During the hectic times however, the Tigers should adopt a healthy lifestyle and radically change their eating habits. They need to be in a proper shape physically and mentally anyway to achieve success in life. It won’t be a bad idea to start some exercise regimen and perhaps consider meditation; this will be one way to attain mental peace and to eliminate stress.

The Tigers are in affinity with the Pig/Boar; for protection and good luck therefore, they should consider having a   key chain pendant of a Pig or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Pig with them at all times.

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4- 2018 Predictions for the Rabbit




2018 will be a year for action, growth, and progress for the peaceful, intelligent and loyal Rabbit.  Yes, ‘Action’ is the keyword for the year of the Dog.  Meanwhile, the Rabbit is poised to reap ample rewards, in both career and in personal life, from the previous year’s achievements.


Employment and Work-life


In the past years the Rabbit has worked hard to solidify their reputation and credibility with their peers in the workplace. Those Rabbits wanting to remain in their present position may find new opportunities, including promotion coming their way. Only patience is required when faced with unexpected delays in the workplace.

Any Rabbits wishing for a change in vocation should take the initiative in 2018. Time would move at a rapid pace for the Rabbit and they accordingly must set in motion specific and precise goals.  The Dog year will reward those who are enterprising, determined and, more importantly, those who take action.  Keep an eye open for opportunities, vacancies or anything that spikes an interest and seek advice also from employment agencies.  Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. So what are you waiting for? This is the right time for the Rabbit and the initiative will deliver not only a  sense of satisfaction, it might lead them towards their dream as well as the certainty of surpass income.    Most favourable months for anything work-related are March, May, June, and September.  


Wealth and Finances


Rabbit’s finances are looking very promising during the year of the Dog.  The hard -working Rabbit‘s biggest desire is to have everything they want and to be able to afford everything.

There is also the possibility of the Rabbit enjoying additional income in 2018, through cultivating and tapping into a particular skill they possess. The increase in revenue will enable the Rabbit to enjoy travel and any plans he may have to redesign or renovate his home.  It’s a given that the Rabbit does enjoy the finer things in life, and his home surroundings are essential for his peace of mind and equilibrium. The Rabbit would also benefit from increasing his savings, or open a savings account if he doesn’t already have one.   He certainly will appreciate this sound action in future years.

Now a bit of warning for the spendthrift Rabbit: Even though the Rabbits’ work ethic will deliver positive results in 2018 and maybe even provide them with a bonus or monetary gift, it’s advisable for them to refrain from frivolously wasting money, or they will risk losing everything, especially towards the end of the year.


Love and Social Life


For the single Rabbit, there is the possibility of connecting with someone special, and some may decide to settle down with their partner to develop their relationship.  Unfortunately the Rabbit is not going to experience the desired success in his love life. The native will have big chances of starting a new relationship all right, but it won’t last too long.

The married Rabbit will enjoy and appreciate his home and family life all during the year of the Dog.   There is also the possibility of some momentous occasions to celebrate such as a wedding or graduation, and the Rabbit will gain much pleasure from this.

 And oh yes, a flood of invitations will keep the popular Rabbit highly entertained and widen the Rabbit’s circle of friends.  For many people do enjoy the Rabbits’ Company and will wish to include them in their social circles.

 March, June through to August and November will be favourable months for socialising and making new friends.

A word of caution: As maintaining a close bond with his loved ones is also essential to the wellbeing of the Rabbit so he will need to remember to share his thoughts, feelings, and ideas with those closest to him.  He will benefit from their input and strengthen bonds. Remember the old saying that: compromise and trust are the 2 pillars to every successful relationship. Make sure to pay attention to both of them. Yes enjoy each and every moment of life but do not discount tensions in situations or disgruntled relationships.

Some Rabbits may also decide to relocate to a new home.  If the Rabbit plans well and brings into play their exceptional organisational skills, it will be a positive move.


Health and Well-being


In the Dog year, with all that activity, work and socializing, stress is a real factor for the Rabbit natives and they should reserve some time for a reprieve, taking care of themselves and changing their attitude.

It is important that the Rabbit stays fit physically and alert to various situations. This would the right time for them also to hit the gym and work on their fitness regimen. But they must focus more on weight loss.

The Rabbits are in affinity with the Dog. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Dog or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Dog with them at all times.

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5- 2018 Predictions for the Dragon




The flamboyant and assertive Dragon will experience a mixed year in 2018.  And although the year warrants caution, the necessary measure will also lay down the foundation for future successes. The key is to be positive.


Employment and Work life


The year of the Dog rewards those who take action. This is the time for the Dragon to move forward and not hesitate for too long when opportunities arise.  The Dragon that is content should still not sit on his laurels but seize every opportunity to further their knowledge and improve innate skills.  The acquired expertise will come handy for future ventures.

A Dragon who wishes a change in their employment or vocation may find many intriguing work and development opportunities in 2018.  Pay heed to any friends or work colleagues’ suggestions concerning possible vacancies that may in the end prove appealing. Favourable months for career developments are April, June and from late September to November.


Finances and Investments


Planning and budgeting all during the year in 2018 for the Dragon is a must.   This is not a time for any risk-taking ventures.  Caution is warranted in all financial matters and when presented with any financial documents or paperwork, the Dragon, however hectic their schedule, should be vigilant with perusing the fine print and questioning any matters that aren’t clear to them.

The female Dragon typically covets the social position more so than acquiring wealth, but this is one and the same. Their self-confidence will trigger their success, especially since the Dragon will attract to her side unique opportunities. They will be well advised to know their limitations however, as well as when to call it quits, for this ardent desire to have more can put them at risk of losing everything they have obtained until then.


Love and Social Life


The outgoing, and energetic, Dragon’s social life will be rather promising all during the year.   There will be many opportunities to connect with new acquaintances via travel experiences, and also from participating in community activities.  Careful planning can result in a family vacation that will be very beneficial and enjoyable for all. 

The busiest months for social events will be February, May, August and December.

  It’s possible some Dragons may feel overwhelmed and pressured and have little patience with the family in the year of the Dog.  To avoid disharmony and to maintain harmonious relationship, the Dragon therefore should communicate their concerns, thoughts or feelings especially with their loved ones. The rewards will come in the Pig year, which is 2019.


Health and Well-being


Despite the busy schedule, the extra hours at work and the business trips, the Dragon’s overall health will be excellent one this year. That is, so long as the Dragon can maintain a professional and a personal balance, with an emphasis on a healthy diet, rest, and exercise, in order to prevent being burnt out.  This is particularly important if the Dragon experiences lasting episodes of tiredness or generally lack of energy or motivation.  Remember stress is the only thing that can still affect or undermined the Dragon’s good health and well being.

The dragon is in affinity with the Rooster. For protection they need to a key chain pendant of a Rooster or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Rooster with them at all times.

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6-2018 Predictions for the Snake




The Snake can look forward to a very successful year in 2018. There will be no hurdles in the Snake’s run this year and everything will be smooth. It will also be a very spontaneous year.  The Snakes have many talents but they can sometimes lack the energy to fully participate and utilise their innate skills, therefore sound advice would be for them to just come out of hiding and take action.  The other thing for them to remember is to have faith in themselves and hone in on their own strengths.


Employment/ Work-life


The predictions are looking extremely promising for the Snake in the Yang Earth Dog Year. There will be plenty of opportunities for promotion or new responsibilities, but the Snake will need to be bold and go for it. Remember, action is paramount for any progress in 2018.

The Snake can also benefit from any job change. The year of the Dog will be an ideal time for the Snake to further any skills he may have which could lead to new possibilities. Moreover, recognition, credibility, and success will benefit those Snakes who have been working on long-term projects.

Favourable months for work are February through to April, September, and November.


Finance and Investments


The Snake natives must remain alert for any possible changes and quickly adapt to these new circumstances as these diverse situations are the norm in the year of the Dog.  This said; many Snakes will enjoy an increase in their income during the year of the Dog.   Nevertheless, they should be judicious and a bit cautious with their spending to enhance future security. They should budget and implement smart money management techniques and also find some new ways to accrue more funds. There may also be opportunities to make residual income from an idea the Snake is ready to launch. Ultimately, with proper money management, the Snake should enjoy a much-improved financial position in 2018.

Good news for the female Snakes also, for they can now look forward to finally reaping the benefits of their past year’s work. These results will be both material and moral.


Love and Social Life


Overall 2018 is going to be an interesting social year for the Snake and they will receive invitations to many events. Though the year may prove hectic at times, the Snake will fare best if they accept and nurture their connections. Meanwhile fun activities with the family and friends promise to be most enjoyable and fruitful provided some quality time is set aside for them.

Meanwhile, keep in mind that it will be an essential feat if the Snake restrains their emotions and contains any possible outbursts this year; for any emotional instability could lead them towards an unpredictable situation from which recovery might be difficult.  Relax, the Snake’s loved ones will be incredibly supportive all during these episodes and always be on hand for any advice or help the Snake may require.   

On the whole the Snake is afraid to have his feelings hurt and may act reservedly in social settings. Their interest in starting a new relationship may be zero this year and consequently, make it difficult for anyone to impress them. All is not lost however for there may be a cause for celebration at some point during the Dog year.  There is also the probability of some Snakes developing a meaningful and satisfying relationship resulting in romance.  The most favourable times for social activities are February, May, July and September.


Health and Well-being


This year the Snake will go through a hectic work schedule and typically they may be remiss in their health routine. Not to worry, for the Snake over the years had noted the adverse health issues encountered by the people close to them. Consequently, they are determined to deal with the precariousness of good health.

The Snake knows that they can burn-out reasonably quickly, and that health and longevity is dependent on regular respite during busy periods. Travel will also provide the Snake some time to rest and recuperate.   Participating in some low-impact exercise such as yoga or tai chi, and even meditation will be beneficial for the Snake providing them with mental peace.  It will help alleviate the stress.   By these means they will be able to recharge particularly during those busiest periods of the year.

 Overall, the year of the Dog will be extremely pleasurable and rewarding for the Snake.  He will find his efforts won’t go unnoticed as long as he steps out from his comfort zone and picks up his pace.  Don’t forget, Snake, to make time for family and friends and take care of your health.

Snakes are in affinity with the Monkey. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Monkey or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Monkey with you at all times.

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7-2018 Predictions for the Horse




The Horse will have ample positive opportunities in the year of the Yang Earth Dog in 2018. The notoriously independent Horse however needs to join forces with others in order to get the most from the year and reap ample rewards.

The horse will also experience lots of ups and downs in life this year.  The best advice would be to remember that there always are challenges in every step of life. The Horse by virtue of their character however stands to come out of it O.K.  Meanwhile, they should try and avoid overdoing things for this characteristic will not serve them well. Also they should try their best to keep cool in dealing with any adverse situations. 


Employment/ Work-life


The Horse can look forward to an auspicious year as far as work is concerned. The year of the Dog will reward those who make an effort and take action.  Similarly, any Horse who reveals and showcases their talents stands to be well-rewarded. 

Many employed Horses will find that they’ll be propelled forward as the year progresses, especially since all their efforts and initiatives are acknowledged and recognised by their work colleagues.  The Horse by nature is fiercely independent and prefers to work alone and be answerable only to their self.  However, to succeed in the Dog year, the Horse natives should go against their independent nature and instead strive to be part of a team. They should also make that extra effort to get to know their colleagues.  No worries, Horses are generally well liked. They are considerate beings and making that little extra effort to work alongside others should not be a problem for them. What’s more, the furtherance of their good reputation in 2018 will reap them ample rewards and benefits in subsequent years.

There are also excellent possibilities for advancement, new responsibilities, and significant promotion for the Horse who is content in his/her present work situation.

For that Horse’s looking for a change of employment or of vocation, they will find some intriguing possibilities in 2018.  Liaising with work colleagues, friends and human resource departments will benefit the Horse immensely in his search.

Favourable months are March, May, July and September.


Finance and Investments


Financially this will be a positive year for the Horse, and many will find a very pleasant increase in income along with some additional money from either overtime or other work. The female Horse especially, will be positively influenced by the propitious stars in this period. This is an excellent year to make investments for the good results are assured. They must be careful to keep their budget under control however and to not be a spendthrift. A good solution would be to keep a shopping list on hand and stick to it with no deviations.

Some Horses may have some substantial outgoings from projects they’re engaged in so planning and budgeting will reduce any stresses from unexpected mounting costs.

If the Horse needs to sign any documents, he/she must read them thoroughly and not be afraid to seek added advice if warranted.


Love and Social Life


For the single Horse, there will be opportunities to make new friends and even start a new relationship that could very quickly turn into romance.  This new love interest could lead to settling down, becoming engaged or getting married.   The year holds many exciting social possibilities with April, June, August, and September being the most favourable.

The Horse however needs to act with some caution in 2018; otherwise they will risk losing the current relationship or be faced with difficulties when trying to get involved in a new relationship.

On the whole, the married Horse will enjoy and value his home life during the year of the Dog.  Communication with loved ones will be valuable to help his/her understanding of any matters that are of concern, and a fresh perspective will also be beneficial in so many ways.

The year of the Dog is a perfect time for completing projects with his family, and in the long run, the Horse will be delighted with his new home and happy he made an effort.

Re-locating the home is also a possibility for some Horses.  Events will happen very quickly, and the move could prove a little challenging at times with the Horse questioning his/her motives and decision.   Some Horse’s may organise a family holiday during the year or even decide to hold a house-warming party.


Health and Well-being


The horse will be very active all during the Dog year and so need to maintain a certain level of balance with their energy levels. One way would be to resist wasting energy on unfruitful activities; however, they should still enjoy every single moment of life and make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.

The Horse natives are at risk of facing health problems and depression during 2018, due to the numerous responsibilities they are forced to take on.  So, ease up on tension, remain calm as much as possible, and stay within the natural flow of life.

Overall, the year of the Yang Earth Dog will be quite splendid for the Horse.  For maximum gain, they should curb their natural independent ways and co-operate and communicate with others.  They’ll be surprised at how much they will enjoy other’s input and support.

The Horse is in affinity with the Sheep/Goat. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Sheep/Goat or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Monkey with you at all times

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8-2018 Predictions for the Monkey




The Yang Earth Dog year will be a very prosperous one for the Monkey and along with it plenty of interesting opportunities will come their way. However, in order to take full advantage the Monkey must keep both eyes wide open, be alert, stay up to date with everything going on around them and communicate effectively with others. No need to hustle for things, just utilize that innate intuition to your advantage, stay calm and steady. Yes, you will get it all, but all in good time.

One more thing to remember, the Monkey should strive to leave the past behind and concentrate instead on looking forward. This way they will be able to grab all the opportunities coming their way with both hands and put them to proper use.


Employment/ Work-life


The Monkeys friendly nature and ability to be resourceful will serve them well during 2018. So long as they are willing to adapt, there could be some exciting new developments in the workplace which will offer opportunities for growth and advancement in their professional career.

It is imperative for the Monkeys to maintain close communication with their work colleagues so that they are informed when an opportunity arises.  Doing so will result in significant progress throughout the year.

Plenty of good opportunities are also in the forecast for the Monkeys who are seeking new employment or a different vocation.  However, the multi-talented Monkey will fare better if they keep an open mind and consider other types of occupation to utilise their skills.   They may find that this in the end will propel them in a new and exciting direction.  Favourable months for work developments are March April, October, and November.


Finance and Investments


The Dog year will bring financial stability to the Monkey’s life. Further, they will be able to settle down and pay some of the long outstanding debts.

The Monkeys will have plenty of money in 2018, but they will need to learn how to manage funds efficiently. Occasionally a large purchase or sudden shopping spree is a possibility in the Dog year, but this does not mean it will make a dent in their budget. If they continue to work with pleasure and efficiently, their income will continue to regenerate.

It’s always sound advice however to remain somewhat vigilant when considering any large acquisition and to peruse with care any accompanying legal paperwork.  It wouldn’t hurt if the Monkeys then engaged some professional help.  This way the Monkey can enjoy purchasing gifts, items for his home and on social activities throughout the year without any possibility of financial risk.  Lucky you!


Love and Social Life


The Monkey will have a very pleasurable domestic and social life and create many pleasant memories in the year of the Dog.  During this year there are big chances for the Monkey to have a successful relationship. This year will grow in a positive direction and the Monkey’s love life, married or otherwise, should also prove rather interesting.

As the Dog year progresses, the Monkey, who is in a new relationship, could find his feelings deepening and the relationship moving forward.   The single Monkey will have plenty of opportunities to meet a new love.

To avoid upsets or misunderstandings however, the mischievous Monkeys should be warned not to get too carried away with their antics. They will also enjoy an increase in invitations in regards to their interests or even work.  Favourable months for social events are February, March, July, and December.

The married Monkey can be assured that the love for their partners is as strong as in the beginning. The Male Monkeys should however be more careful not to be led into the temptations offered by their surroundings.

On the whole the married Monkey will enjoy his home life and family activities immensely during the year of the Dog. However, there may be some ups and downs when it comes to the relationships with extended family members. At such times the Monkeys are advised to keep their cool in order to properly handle the situation. To ensure that the Monkeys don’t make any hasty decisions, they should listen intently to the concerns of the family and take it in good grace that every ounce of advice, or issued warning, is for the Monkeys best interest.   Ultimately, the Monkey will appreciate their encouragement, advice, and support. 

In 2018 the Monkey native is sure to enjoy hobbies and interests that in the past have already been proven beneficial. The Monkey likes to make the most of his talents and skills, and he will find the time and get great pleasure for self-improvement throughout the year. One way could be to attend new courses to enhance their knowledge, efficiency and abilities.


Health and Well-being


Monkeys are usually healthy people, ready to conquer the world. Those Monkeys that feel the need to find inner peace in 2018 could consider activities like meditation, tai chi or yoga. It will help them relax and achieve physical strength.

The Monkeys are in affinity with the Snake. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Snake or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Snake with them at all times.

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9- 2018 Predictions for the Goat-Sheep




The year of the Yang Earth Dog may be a bit challenging for Goats; nevertheless, it still has some positive aspects that the Goats can utilize.  If they can accept the fact that they can’t always be in charge of every situation and avoid taking things personally, then the valuable lesson learned may serve them well in the favorable year of the Pig in 2019. 

The Goat/ Sheep are bound to experience lots of changes in their life in 2018. They should remain calm and be composed when faced with these unstable situations.  Another good way to cope would be to deem these changes as good or else convert them into good ones.


Employment/ Work-life


The employed Goat/ Sheep are bound to experience a rather hectic work life this year; however on the plus side, there will also be a good flow of money. In 2018 there will be many attractive opportunities for the Goats to further their knowledge and to improve their skills. These will increase their chance at promotion or advancement at the work.   Meanwhile, any challenges or pressures encountered will strengthen their character and make a whole range of new opportunities viable.

The Goats ordinarily like to work as part of a team, maintaining close ties and communicating regularly with work colleagues. This situation will help ease the Goat through any pressures and rough patches. Avoid any arguments in the workplace and try to maintain warm relationships with co-workers. A Goat may find himself/herself feeling sensitive about a colleague’s difference of opinion.  To overcome this quickly, and to keep on track, the Goat will need to set aside any feelings of hurt and resolve the problematic situation as promptly as possible.  The year of the Dog will reward everyone for moving forward and taking action as well as not getting side-tracked and distracted.  This is particularly relevant for Goats, so pay attention!

Meanwhile, taking extra risk at the workplace can prove to be beneficial for the Goat/Sheep but to get that benefit they must be extra vigilant. Also, during these frenzied times they should go by instincts and plan their workload accordingly.  They will appreciate receiving support and advice especially from more experienced colleagues. 

The Goat, who wishes to change employment or vocation, will triumph over any competitors by utilising his/her existing skills rather than stepping outside of their comfort zone and learning something new. The unemployed Goat will manage well if he/she meticulously prepares for interviews.   Many made long-term gains will be by the Goat who remains consistent and focused.  Most favourable months for work opportunities are April, June, October, and November.


Finance and Investments


In 2018 the Goat natives will have plenty of chances to fill their pockets with cash; they only need to make sure not to miss any opportunities. This year is going to be amazing year for them.  That being said, they should still do things in moderation. Although the Goat is not particularly materialistic, he/she does have a tendency to be a spendthrift. There are no consequences to this during the year of the Dog but the Goat/Sheep should still aim at curbing their spending habits and set aside some money for savings.

Meanwhile, it makes sense for the Goat to pay particular attention to financial documents, by checking terms and conditions that involve an expensive commitment.


Love and Social Life


The Goat/Sheep should try and remain as close as possible to their family and friends and spend as much time as possible with them in 2018.

The Goat does value his/her home life, and with the possible additional pressures during the year of the Dog it will be beneficial for the Goat to be open about any frustrations, feelings or concerns they may have.  Regular communication will enable loved ones to have some empathy and understanding, and the Goat/Sheep will appreciate and value their support.

When it comes to the relationships, the Goat/Sheep would also need to be more patient and put in more effort for better communication. In love matters, the Goat’s attitude is not quite right.  The stress from the workplace might be partly responsible for the lack of a diligence in paying attention to other details of their lives.

Meanwhile the Goat is poised to enjoy some pleasurable social occasions during the year of the Dog.   He/she will, however, need to be mindful of how he/she interacts with friends for they may experience a lapse in self-awareness which could result in an indiscreet comment upsetting a close friend.

There could be an opportunity to develop a new interest or join a group; this could also be some work with a charity, adding a different quality to the Goat/Sheep’s life.   Favourable months for social occasions are May, July, September, and December.


Health and Well-being


The Goat natives have a tendency of neglecting their own health while taking care of the wellbeing of others. They must stay alert and quit their unhealthy habits. They need to take care of themselves and focus of their emotional, physical and psychological needs.

Overall, although the year of the Yang Earth Dog could have some pressures and challenges, if the Goat/Sheep remains observant and decisive he will discover some hidden benefits which will serve him/her well in the future.  Rewards for any effort and perseverance will come to light in the 2019 Pig year.

The Goat/Sheep are in affinity with the Horse. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Horse or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Horse with them at all times.

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10-2018 Predictions for the Rooster




The year of the Yang Earth Dog will be a hectic and confusing one for the outgoing and well organised Rooster. The Rooster might encounter some difficulties in life and further, find it difficult to make the right choices in 2018.  However, to fare best the Rooster needs to remain flexible in all matters, stay away from negativity and maintain a positive outlook. Meanwhile they should try to enjoy life experiences, keeping in mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The Rooster should give it a hundred percent to whatever they do this year. Before the Rooster makes any decisions about a problem however, it is imperative to think hard about it and take into consideration all the possible outcomes. Once the Rooster native has decided on something then they should stick to it and don’t let anyone or anything change their mind.


Employment/ Work-life


Many Roosters that have taken a new direction in 2017 will achieve more significant results in 2018 if they embrace their new position and accept that the year of the Dog is not the year for reaching their work goals.  They must approach the year with the mindset that they need to expand their knowledge, skills, gain more experience and learn as much as they can about their new role, then this modesty will benefit them by furthering their careers in future.

In the interim, the Rooster must showcase their talents and not forget to connect and communicate with their co-workers.  And be appreciative of all the help received and support tendered by their work colleagues.

Flexibility is the key for those Roosters that are seeking employment or wish to change vocation.  They must step outside of their comfort zone and instead embrace any position.  When faced with a stiff competition the Rooster should scrutinize it and try to see the advantages instead of dismissing an opportunity.  Most favourable months for career developments are March, June, September, and October.


Finance and Investments


The Rooster could find 2018 an expensive year warranting effective money management.  They need to compare prices, especially when purchasing high-end products or entering into an agreement.  The Rooster should also thoroughly peruse the fine print of any financial documents in regard to an expensive purchase.  Careful planning and budgeting will also minimizes any stress.

The female Rooster especially, needs to learn to adapt to any situation and not be scared by the probability that their financial situation may suffer in 2018.  It’s important to remember that variety is an important aspect of life.


Love and Social Life


A busy, pleasurable social life is in the forecast for the gregarious Rooster during the year of the Dog.  They will enjoy many invitations and be able to showcase their fabulous conversational skills.  However, the Roosters can at times be tactless.  This year in particular they should be on guard and be mindful of saying something that they might regret later on.  Favourable and active months for social activity will be April, June, July, and November.

The Rooster’s love life should be interesting one as well this year. There are real opportunities that many single Roosters will fall in love with meet someone special this year and that someone could be a lasting partner.

In 2018 it will be a good thing for the Rooster to reserve some time to pursuing personal interests or learn a new skill. Enjoying some quality time with family and friends, perhaps a shared interest will also be highly beneficial.  Additionally, the Rooster will enjoy organising a holiday at some point during the year.  This vacation would be an opportunity to meet and connect with others.

The married Rooster places himself in a very central position in the home.   Those around him appreciate his ability to organise and stay up-to-date on all matters as well as his ability to communicate and be ready to listen and give advice.

The Roosters that are planning any home projects, such improvements or renovations need to remain flexible with deadlines and to be realistic with completing projects by a fixed time.  The year of the Dog will be hectic enough for the Rooster, and the Rooster will not fare well if he insists on high pressure tasks and specific deadlines.


Health and Well-being


The Rooster is, by nature, a thorough and meticulous being. Typically, 2018 will be challenging and extremely busy.  The result would be that, he/she could miss essential matters and fail in maintaining their usual high standards.   When the pressure builds stress can damage the physical and mental health of Rooster natives, if they don’t pay enough attention to it. Anxiety is also a risk for their health and the difficulties they encounter might manifest as exhaustion. The Rooster therefore should try for respite, or to meditate so as to manage effectively any stressful matters and to keep in check any rising emotions.

Overall, a positive year for the Roosters as long as they are prepared to be flexible and take timely breaks when the pressure builds up. 

The Roosters are in affinity with the Dragon. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Dragon or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Dragon with you at all times.

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11-2018 Predictions for the Dog




On the whole 2018 will be an excellent year for the Dog with many opportunities in both professional and personal life. There will be occasions however, when the Dog will face tough times. Those times when the chips are down, they must keep their morale high, stay focused, be determined and tap on their positive energy reserves in order to persevere and do well.  The year of the Dog requires action and so the Dog native needs also to let go of past frustrations and disappointments as this will hold them back.


Employment/ Work-life


When it comes to the Dog’s professional life in 2018, all is required of the Dog is, for him/her to remain focused, be confident and persevere.  They should keep in mind that this year is most propitious to opportunities for advancement and promotions at work.

2018 also holds promise for the unemployed Dogs seeking new employment. Along the way there may be some rejections, but this should not deter the dogs any, as this could hold the possibility that far more suitable positions may be available further down the line. 

Meanwhile, some Dogs will benefit from furthering their education or skills, especially if venturing into a new vocation.   Favourable months for career developments are March, April September, and October.


Finance and Investments


Financially the Dog natives should fare quite well in 2018. Due to the Dogs successes and advancement in his work situation, he will enjoy an increase in income with some Dogs receiving additional revenue from a new venture or extra work.

Typically, Dogs will be able to afford almost everything their hearts’ desires.

They will nevertheless show wisdom when it comes to impulsive spending.

A healthier bank account will also mean that many Dogs will decide to start some home projects, book a holiday or pursue an interest.  2018 will be a perfect time for the Dog to look carefully at his outgoings, set up a budget and, if he isn’t already, start to save for future security.


Love and Social Life


The Dogs can look forward to a busy home life during 2018. They are poised to experience lots of changes in their relationships; meanwhile, the married natives should be more careful, otherwise they will risk the dissolution of their marriage. They can fall in love easily enough, but their feelings can dissipate just as fast. Try spending quality time with family.  This could prove most beneficial.

The married Dog will also bring to fruition any long considered home improvement projects.  Careful planning and budgeting as well as not rushing to get the job completed will bring much pleasure and satisfaction to the Dog.  Additionally, they should communicate any concerns and plans with their loved ones for they will be most appreciative for all their support and advice.

 Those Dogs considering purchasing a new home in 2018 could feel it a challenging and time-consuming effort. Still, the end results will be well worth it for this Yang Earth Dog Year is poised to herald the start of a new, grand era for the Dog!

2018 will be a socially active year for the Dog during which they will enjoy making new contacts and form some strong, long-lasting friendships.

Many single Dogs can look forward to a new romance and be able to leave behind any past disappointments.  It will be time to enjoy a fresh start.  Favourable months for socialising are February, March, July, and August.


Health and Well-being


2018 the Dog natives will enjoy excellent health, so long as they monitor their eating habits and they do not indulge in excess. Nothing further needs to be said.


Finally, the Dogs are in affinity with the Rabbit. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Rabbit or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Rabbit with them at all times.

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12- 2018 Predictions for the Pig




The Pig will on the whole enjoy a peaceful time in 2018. The Yang Earth Dog year may pass far too quickly for the hard-working Pig but this may still afford him/her enough time to sow the seeds of a solid foundation to be reaped in 2019 which is the year of the Pig.


Employment/ Work-life


In the year of the Dog, Pigs will make many compromises in work-life in order to be professionally successful. There will be many obstacles in their way but if they persevere they are sure to succeed. Subsequent benefits of rich financial gains will be theirs along with an increase in responsibilities.

This year the Pigs will explore many new avenues in their professional life which will in the end pay them rich dividends. The year of the Dog is the perfect time for the Pigs to consider furthering their knowledge and skills.  Be alert and seize every opportunity to participate in courses or training that is relevant to work.  Signing up and dedicating time to study will bring fantastic opportunities for progress and future rewards.

The Pig will also make headway by showing enthusiasm in his/her workplace which could lead to prospects in other ventures, including mentoring new recruits.

 The Dog year will be a good year for the Pigs wishing to change employment or have a different vocation.  Making an effort to investigate available work opportunities and staying committed to making a move, will bring positive results for the Pig.  In some cases, the soft and open-hearted Pig may be disheartened when the job openings and interviews do not go as anticipated. However, if they logically and meticulously explore and asses the possible reasons for it, (for example, lack of a particular skill or displaying the wrong attitude,) then insight gained will be beneficial in their future attempts.  Favourable months for work progress and opportunities are late February, March, and October through to early December. 

There is a definite upsurge of possibilities in the forecast for the second half of the year. Just be patient, the snail’s pace will pick up momentum towards the end.


Finance and Investments


In 2018 there will be ample lucky breaks headed in Pig’s way. The Pig can also look forward to additional monies flowing in throughout the year from either a gifts or from extra work opportunities.

The Pig should seize these opportunities but make proper use of them. As it is, the Pigs do enjoy opulence and more exceptional things in life including fine food, lavish environment and holidays etc. They can therefore, in a short span, spend their entire earnings. 

Good advice would be for Pigs to exercise some self-control with their spendthrift ways this year. They should refrain from excessive expenditures and costly items that may lead to dire, unwanted situations in the later part of the year.  Try to be a bit more financially savvy and explore other options before making any decision. Better still, invest or increase savings or perhaps even pay off an outstanding loan.


Love and Social Life


The popular and sociable Pigs can look forward to an entertaining year in 2018. This is a good year to set aside time for sharing some pleasurable and recreational interests with family and friends. 

The Pig should have little worries when it comes to love matters. If the Pig native is involved in a relationship, with romance factoring on the horizon, this could result in an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Chances this year for single Pigs to end up in a marriage are quite high.

Favourable months for socialising, developing new friendships and finding love are March, April, July, and September.

It’s not all bed of roses however, for there is a probability that some of the Pigs that are already in relationships may experience a few ups and downs. The areas of contention will warrant sensitivity and careful handling from the Pig.  It is very important that they be reasonable and try and sort out any differences which could be a source of trouble.

 On the whole Pigs can look forward to a very pleasurable home-life. They will enjoy organising special occasions and treats for the family which will be much appreciated and make many happy memories for all.

There is a chance however that the married Pigs experience moments of discord within the family.  On those occasions they need to be calm and draw upon their peacemaker skills to quickly diffuse the situation before it gets out of hand. 

The Pigs that find themselves in personal crisis or pressured should not hesitate to ask the assistance or help from loved ones. They may appreciate the singular chance of repaying the Pigs kindness and many thoughtful ways.


Health and Well-being


To avoid any health issues, the Pig needs to focus on the positive aspects of life and forget any negative thoughts. The hard-working Pig should keep in mind that he/she is bound to be rewarded in the much quicker and more active 2019 Pig year.

Meanwhile the Pig can maintain a balanced life and recoup his energy by setting aside some time to relax and partake in hobbies. 

Pigs are in affinity with the Tiger. For their protection, they should have a key chain pendant of a Tiger or a Gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman of a Tiger with them at all times.

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Best Wishes for The  Year of the Yang Earth Dog  2018


The 2014 Annual Afflictions Part 4- The Illness Black Star #2 (also known as Ju Men)

The 2014 Annual Afflictions Part 4- The Illness Black Star #2 (also known as Ju Men)


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 The Illness Black Star #2 flies to East during 2014 when the annual 2 Black combines with any untimely visiting monthly stars. The chi manifested from this combination can affect us undesirably and cause problems.

 In Feng Shui one will always need to consider health as a priority because, without health, one cannot have an otherwise fulfilling life and certainly one will not be able to obtain good luck in making money. The eldest or only son of the family, in particular, needs to watch out for danger and long term illnesses, especially those related to the abdominal and gastrointestinal areas. Even if there is no son in the house the illness energy in the East should not be left unattended or without remedy as it can still affect everyone. One may not know that this star is also capable to bring about loss of wealth, injuries, gossips, lawsuits, relationship problems, insomnia (sleeping problems) and depression. Better to place all the necessary Cures to render it benign.  Another good thing to do is to avoid using the East area as much as possible.  Strive to keep it as quiet as possible and definitely shun all types of renovation and disturbing the earth. If you really have to renovate or refurbish the east room, do not engage in such activities during the months of March May, June, October and December 2014.

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If your bedroom is located in the east sector of the house, you will be prone to falling sick. All is not lost however, there is a cure to subdue #2, and that is the 8 Immortals Wu Lou with Long Life Vase.  You may also hang any wooden Wu-Lou (gourd) in the east corner of the room or east post of the bed as an effective cure. Additionally you may place  many round metal decorative objects, so long as they are calming and do not have any sharp points, to dissipate the #2 Black Star’s negative influence in the East. Avoid using red color in this sector and refrain from displaying triangle shapes or fiery pictures. 

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 You can also use the 8 Immortals Wu Lou to dissipate the negative earth if your kitchen happens to be located in the East.  If your main door is in the East, then a good remedy to dissipate the effect of the #2 star would be to hang a Ba Gua outside the door. 

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Inside you may place a salt water cure and have the six Chinese coins tied with red ribbon.

 Another good Cure to place in the East would be a gold Tsai Shen Yeh (God of wealth) statue    which will help in reducing the bad earth and will also help to guard your wealth for the year. Additionally you can place a Ru Yi wealth and legal enhancer in the East.

Ru Yi


In 2014 a metal Dragon Turtle is also used as a Feng Shui cure to neutralize the energy of negative annual stars, particularly the #2 (visiting East) and #5 star (visiting NW).  In this case it brings strong protective energies as related to the fiery and courageous energy of the dragon and the watchful guardian energy of the turtle. 


Dragon Headed Turtle

The Dragon and the Turtle are both considered celestial creatures and are part of the four Feng Shui guardians assigned to each of the four cardinal directions. The green Dragon is in the East, the red Phoenix in the South, the white Tiger is in the West and the North has the black Turtle. So any combination of these celestial animals logically makes for a more powerful force.

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The Dragon Tortoise is a hybrid of the celestial dragon that also is blessed with the attributes of a sturdy and steadfast tortoise. With the head of dragon and a body of a turtle the energy of the dragon, comprising courage, determination and success, is perfectly blended with tortoise’s longevity of tenure, to provide one with a protection and lasting and successful career luck.  How apropos that the Dragon Headed Turtle is often depicted on a bed of coins and ingots, holding a coin in its mouth- eliciting lasting wealth and occasionally, appears with claws and Ru Yi- bringing forth authority and protection. In these configurations the dragon is said to be blowing good breathe to people and carrying the Ru Yi which signifies power, high rank and doing everything well.

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With the Dragon Headed Turtle, the symbolic meanings of the dragon (luck); tortoise (long life), baby tortoise (new beginnings, fertility or excellent descendants luck) and the coins representing the money that can be made, are the reason for its heightened popularity. The various designs on its back meanwhile, such as a whole lo or a shu square symbol or with one or several baby dragon turtles riding it, always represents a good beginning and  a new business venture with prospects.   For those of you that are in a relationship, or wishing to have one, The Dragon Tortoise also furthers fortunate relationships. It is a fantastic energizer for scholastic finesse and superior knowledge as well as for acquiring many benefactors at school and work. 

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A word of caution: Do not place this symbol in the kitchen or bath room.

The ideal placement of the Dragon Turtle would be in the North, NW or East sector of the house. Placing this dragon at home is said to bring the occupants of a home good luck, wealth and feeling of security. The Dragon Headed Turtle also protects a home from negative energies.

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Do not put the Dragon Headed Turtle in the North or East if it is directly in front of you while putting it at office or business place. Instead it would be best to position the symbol parallel to where you sit; here it can enhance your relationship luck. If you have arguments and troubles you can display it right behind your seat looking sideways which signifies support. Display it in Northeast for scholarship and to further your education.

Light as feater

Indeed, keeping a dragon turtle will attract prosperity to your business and improves your relationships with those around you. To further improve the general relationship luck you may place a piece of red ribbon in his mouth, which works wonders. To improve wealth a piece of golden ribbon can be kept in its mouth. If you are having Health problems place a piece of blue ribbon in his mouth.

Apart from all these attributes listed above, Dragon Headed Turtle is a wonderful gift to give to someone who is starting a new business, career or a new job.

Best of Luck


The 2014 Annual Afflictions Part 3- The Sui Po, Star #5 Yellow (Lien Chen Star)

The 2014 Annual Afflictions Part 3 The Sui Po, Star #5 Yellow (Lien Chen Star) 

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 The Sui Po

Previously we’ve noted that North (about 352.6 to 7.5 degrees) was afflicted with the Three Killings.  What makes the North more detrimental this year is that it is also being afflicted by Sui Po.  Sui Po, the year breaker Star (also known as the star that “clashes with Grand Duke”), is positioned directly opposite Tai Sui (The Grand Duke).

Suffice to say Sui Po should not be taken lightly and this direction should be treated with the same respect as that of the Grand Duke with no ground-breaking work, renovations or any noisy activities for the entire year. For even though Sui Po’s energy is not as severe as the Three Killings or Tai Sui it could still cause similar bad luck, including fatalities.  If disturbed the offended Sui Po can, and normally will, cause immediate health problems especially for the elderly. At home it will perpetuate uneasiness and unrest, bad luck even fatalities, whereas at work it will result in demotion, a career downfall, lawsuits, gossip and many other unfavorable outcomes. The situation can be cured however, with the powerful Pi Yao. One can display the Pi Yao anywhere along north-center-south axis and have it facing the north. 

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Here’s bit more info on the Pi Yao:  Pi Yao is the ninth son of the Heavenly Dragon and has different names depending on where it is sighted. The Pi Yao lives in the heaven, Pi Xiu lives on earth and Pi Kan lives in the sea. All of them brings the same blessings and possess the same properties. The Pi Yao is a protective heavenly creature that has one horn, lion/dog face, hoofs and little wings and a curly tail. Many people prefer using the Pi Yao over Chi Lin because the Pi Yao does not have an anus, he only eats but does not excrete. It has a huge, even infinite appetite. The Pi Yao is also known to be loyal in nature and very obedient to their owners. Pi Yao possesses the ability to transform negative chi into positive, overcome obstacles, drive away evil, subdue bad luck, diminish obstructions, combat bodily harm and terminate stress. The Pi Yao is suitable for stimulating growth in business, securing safety for the family, warding off negativities, inviting fortune and wealth, protecting against intangible afflictions, and appeasing the Tai Sui and Sui Po. In 2014, those who are born under the zodiac signs RAT, HORSE, OX, ROOSTER, RABBIT and SNAKE should be extra vigilant.

If you have a south facing property or have your front doors to the south you must also be careful not to allow the doors to slam while entering or exiting the premise.

If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs to do in the north, place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between your buildings and the location where the work is to be carried out. Additionally, carry along the Pi Yao to overcome obstacles and guard yourself against bad Feng Shui due to alterations. It ensures good health to you.

All in all you should carry along the symbol of Pi Yao or have it beside you most of the time to ensure that good fortune and luck enters the stomach of Pi Yao and is trapped there. Meanwhile, the Pi Yao’s fierce look ward of evil spirits and it can also identify wicked people, preventing them from harming you. Is it any wonder travelers often carry along the Pi Yao (sometimes on a key chain) to prevent injuries and accidents and ensure successful and fruitful journeys with good business deals? 


Star #5 Yellow (Lien Chen Star)

The deadliest affliction, known as the Fatal Star #5 Yellow (Lien Chen Star), has flown to the northwest in 2014 and because the center has no gender this is not good and is a serious cause for concern.

Do not disturb the northwest of your home or business with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work such as banging, nailing, digging or disturbing the earth or ground breaking this year.  Be mindful of this even when you cut your grass; one solution would be to start mowing the lawn from a different direction or corner of the garden.

 In the face of adversity and change, hold steady and constant. Do not get too eager to initiate repairs for, if disturbed, Star #5 can lead to injury, accidents and illnesses including fatality. My advice is to have as little activity as possible in the area. If one has an electrical fan here try not to turn it on at any time. Instead of keeping the place dark one should keep it bright. Just do not use “warm” lights. Instead, use low powered LED cold lights that will not aggravate the #5 and at the same time prevent yin energies from accumulating. Please take note that yin energy, once accumulated, can worsen the situation.

If you cannot avoid construction work or excavating then you should place a six-rod metal wind chime between your house/building and the work whilst the work is being done.

six rod wind chime


The six-rod metal wind chime, like the Bagua, is a fundamental tool used in authentic Feng Shui. The advantage of a wind chime is that it can be used internally to dissolve Shar Chi. Wind chimes are unquestionably the most powerful enhancer and cure for many Feng Shui situations. Wind chimes are potent enough to maneuver and enhance chi wherever it is placed. They make a significant presence especially for those who do not want to spend too much money to modify buildings and large structures due to bad Feng Shui. Properly designed wind chimes, according to the rules of nature, do not invite ghosts but instead will chase away evil spirits with the melody of metal energy.

Another benefit of the wind chime is that the 6 rods, which mimic the hexagram CHIEN, can also activate heaven luck in the northwest. One thing to remember, however; you must not hang a wind chime directly above where you sleep, sit, eat, work or stand. Your energy will be suppressed. In the event that there is space constraint, you may hang the wind chime lower than waist level.

If your bedroom is located in the Northwest, move out if possible.  Avoid using too much fire element here for it will aggravate the 5-Yellow, keep cold lights (LED) moderately lit.

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 The situation worsens if #5 Yellow hits your kitchen. This is because the kitchen already has a strong fire energy that reinforces #5 according to the Five Element Theory. During the years 2004-2024 the northwest will be occupied by #9 of fire nature. Therefore when Fatal Star #5-Yellow which possesses earth energy enters into the fire sector the afflicted energy becomes reinforced and the bad consequences worsen. When the Northwest is disturbed there will be consequences consisting of high amplification of obstruction, serious misfortune, lawsuit and financial losses,  obstacles at work, bad news, accidents, disturbance and family disharmony even breakup, injuries, accidents, ailment and at worst: a fatality. Men especially will be at risk if this sector is not cured. The dangers will befall fathers, breadwinners, patriarchs’ and anyone who is in a leadership position.

When #5 Yellow hits the northwest in 2014, besides the patriarch of the family, those born in the year of the Dog and the Pig will also be affected by the #5 Yellow. Remember; a moment of negligence can spiral your luck from bad to worse in a heartbeat.

 You are therefore advised to avoid cooking in the kitchen if it’s located in Northwest and eat out as much as possible for this whole year. If, for whatever reason, this cannot be accomplished then, as an effective cure, you need to display the Tenfold Powerful One (also known as Kalachakra seed syllable) with Secret Pagoda above the stove or in the vicinity of the stove  in the northwest to subdue #5 and to protect your family’s health.

If #5 Yellow is where your main door is located this does not bode well and also puts you in grave danger with the list of misfortunes mentioned prior.  The doors opening and closing disturbs the # 5 Yellow. You will have to carry along the amulet for safety. Furthermore, you should display on the door knob the Tenfold Powerful One with Secret Pagoda for the remedy. 



The Tenfold Powerful One (Kalachakra Symbol) is an ultra strong antidote for killing energy and evil forces. It is often used as a cure for difficult situations when other cures become helpless, in situations that may possibly carry misfortunes, disasters and accidents if not properly remedied. It is also a potent cure against visible and invisible Shar Chi such as poison arrows and annual afflictions.  It uses the principle of 5 elements, combined with sacred symbols that invoke cosmic powers, in a simple, practical and effective manner to create big changes in energy without the need to remodel your home. It is like a few ounces of positive energy to deflect thousand pounds of negative forces.

For greater power and bigger homes, you can use the tinkling sounds of metal hitting metal by hanging the Wind chime and the symbol of Tenfold Powerful One combined.

Kalachakra Ten-Fold Powerful One, when worn, offers a powerful protection against an untimely death from natural disaster or illness, non-virtuous behavior and harm from evil spirits.  The Kalachakra symbol deters negative energies in its surroundings and maximizes good omens. It’s the ultimate symbol of protection against the afflictions of time brought by Feng Shui, cosmic and planetary cyclic changes. Those of you who are concerned when travelling or conducting business in an inauspicious date and time should find this amulet helpful.

Note:  If you can’t find the Tenfold Powerful One amulet, you can copy this image and print it out.  

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Good Luck

Feng Shui- The Qilin and The Three Killings

Feng Shui- The Qilin and the Three Killings

It is part of Feng Shui practice to ascertain the direction of the Three Killings each year. This direction, also known as the Saam Saat, always occupies one of the four cardinal sectors-North, South, East or West and the affliction that covers 90 degrees of the compass. In this year, The Year of the Water Dragon, the Three Killings are located in the South.  It is imperative that you do not carry out any noisy activity, renovation, or construction, conduct maintenance work or digging with noisy equipment inside or outside your property in this direction.  Once disturbed, this affliction will bring about three types of misfortunes: financial loss, sickness and arguments. If this is unavoidable you should place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the work being carried out and the building for your protection. Another important thing to remember this year is that, when seated in your office or at home you must avoid having the South behind you. Confronting the Three Killings will not hurt you but having them behind you will. The South also is a Li trigram which can affect the head and lungs. If your bedroom happens to be in the South of the house you can hang a brass Wu-Lou (gourd) or a heavy round object close to your bed for protection. Round metal objects are also good to have in the South this year. Be sure to incorporate the colours of black gray or charcoal in your décor and avoid any fire colours such as red, pink, purple burgundy or orange; furthermore, no candles.

Finally, if you can, place three Qilins (Chi Lings) in the quadrant of the Three Killings, all three facing South. This will effectively restrain and prevent the killing Chi from harming you.

In case you are unfamiliar with Qilin (Chi Ling, Kirin), here is some added information:

Qilin is a mystical hoofed chimerical creature, often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. It has the head of Dragon and the body of horse. It represents protection, prosperity, success, longevity and illustrious offspring.  It is a good omen that brings ruì (roughly translated as “serenity” or “prosperity”). The Qulin (sometimes misleadingly called the “Chinese unicorn” due to Western influence) is believed to manifest upon the occasion of an imminent person’s arrival, or when a wise sage or an illustrious ruler has departed.

The earliest references to the Qilin were in the 5th century BC, in the book of Zuo Zhuan. In its historical account we are told that after Zheng He’s voyage to the East Africa around the area of modern day Kenya he had brought back two giraffes to the Emperor in Nanjing. The giraffes were thereafter referred to as Qilins.  The Qilin and the giraffe was both vegetarian and shared a quiet nature on top of their reputed ability to “walk on grass without disturbing it”. Furthermore, the Qilin were described as having antlers like a deer and scales like a dragon or fish whereas the giraffe had horn-like “ossicones” on its head and a tessellated coat pattern that looked like scales. Even today the giraffe is still called girin by Koreans and kirin by the Japanese.

Back then the Emperor had proclaimed the giraffe as a magical creature, whose capture signified the greatness of his power. By the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) the original Qilins were long gone. In the subsequent legends their appearance took on a more stylized representation of the giraffe, becoming mixed with some attributes of the tiger, dragon and other animals. The Ming artisans represented the Qilin as an oxen-hoofed animal with a dragon-like head surmounted by a pair of horns with flame-like head ornaments and a scaled body.  Sometimes the creature is depicted with a single horn on its forehead, a multicolored back, and hooves of a horse, body of a deer and the tail of an ox.

During the Manchu Qing dynasty (1644–1911) the Qilin was depicted as having the head of a dragon, the antlers of a deer, the skin and scales of a fish, the hooves of an ox and tail of a lion.

The Qilin’s attributes are:

Though fearsome, the Qilin only punishes the wicked. Its manifestation bespeaks of a wise and benevolent leader in a country or even a household. Being such a peaceful creature when it walks on grass or vegetation it takes care not to trample a single blade or step on any living thing. A Qilin is said to be able to walk on water. If a pure person is threatened by an obvious culprit the Qilin transforms into a fierce creature, spouting flames from its mouth and displays other fearsome aspects.

Legends have accounted for Qilin’s being manifest in the garden of the famed Huangdi and in the capital of Emperor Yao. The birth of the great sage Confucius had also been presaged by the appearance of a Qilin.

Note: Before the Qin Dynasty, during the Zhou dynasty, Qilin ranked higher than the Dragon or Phoenix. Qilin was first, the Phoenix ranked second and the Dragon third. In the Post-Qin Chinese hierarchy of mythical animals however, in some fables where the Qilin was depicted as the sacred pet of the deities, Qilin ranked the third after the dragon and phoenix. In Japan (Qilin) Kirin are portrayed as a dragon shaped like a deer with an ox’s tail, and they preserved their importance, with the Phoenix placed second and the Dragon third.

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Feng Shui and Fans

Feng Shui and Fans

In ancient China hand-held folding fans were a predominant accessory for everyone, from the nobleman right down to the common citizen.  Fans were used for cooling, dispersing the unpleasant odours of other persons and things, or utilized solely to conceal one’s face for the sake of modesty.

Employed in Feng Shui, a fan had another important application as it deflected the negative energy emanating from other persons or things.

You can still use them for this purpose.

Feng Shui and Coins

Feng Shui and Coins

Have you ever wondered why ancient Chinese coins are round with a square hole in the middle? Aside from its practical applications in that they can be strung together and easily carried, it also has a symbolic meaning because the coin’s round shape represents Heaven and the square center symbolizes Earth.  So when you hold these coins you are holding the joining of each and completing the heaven-man-earth trinity.  How about that!

Feng Shui empowers those who practice it with the opportunity to be proactive and to take control of the most part of their present or future well being.

No need to seek out the true artefacts as replicas will suffice. They can be readily found in any Chinese curio store. If they are not newly minted however, make sure to cleanse them first of any negativity.

You may combine your Chinese coin jewellery with jade pieces for the jade represents protection and prosperity.

Hanging Chinese coins on the inside of the front door of your home or office welcomes abundance and prosperity to those who dwell within. Use three Chinese coins strung together through their square center holes with a red ribbon. Why the number three? In Chinese belief it stands for growth and life.  Do not hang coins on your back door as this allows the wealth and prosperity to leak out or leave your premises.

Wishing you best of luck always.

Antiques and Feng Shui

Antiques and Feng Shui

Be careful when choosing items to accessorizing your home or office. Avoid bringing items and artefacts associated with death, violence or destruction into your home or office for they carry unusual energy and introduce negativity into your life.

This is especially true when choosing antiques from around the world. If possible, find out about the relevant history of an antique before purchasing it; for oftentimes being associated with yin activities such as death, healing and ceremonies, they do carry (negative) yin energy.   (It is best to avoid altogether souvenirs from the Titanic or other sunken ships, temples, pyramid etc.)

Antique weapons, including swords and firearms are an irresistible draw to many; however, no matter how beautiful or interesting they are, having been associated with death, they carry great negativity / yin energy. Don’t keep them in your home without cleansing their bad energy first.