Note: when determining your Chinese Animal Sign from your year of birth, the year begins on 4 February according to the solar calendar which is used for astrology & feng shui purposes. The lunar calendar (which begins on 8 February this year) is used mainly for annual celebrations and festivals linked to the cycles of the moon.
Rat (Zi) 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
In 2016 your social/networking luck is likely to increase early in the year, however you should be wary of becoming embroiled in gossip and/or misunderstandings due to miscommunication around April and August.
There will be opportunity to tap into abundance opportunity around March, May, July, September, November and December. It’s important to use this energy to consolidate your finances and work towards paying off what is already owing in order to avoid getting in over your head when new opportunity presents itself.
Financially, you’ll need to become very familiar with your personal assets, liabilities and net worth in order to maintain a realistic financial outlook and keep your head afloat in regard to some of the more impressive investment opportunities that are likely to emerge.
The key to making the most of the opportunities in 2016 is via your communication skills, comradery, maintaining a team/partnership approach and the ability to tap into a benevolent competitive spirit. Yes, there will be competition affecting you this year in some form or another, however it’s totally up to you if you embrace the competitive spirit with a positive and fair-minded approach or if you let it get you down or become ruthless in your competitive drive to reach your goals.
If you find your competitive drive becoming over bearing, then try to direct this energy into research/due diligence and updating your skills and qualifications. Careful planning and implementation has the potential to attract very positive results for you this year.
Communication and compromise will be very important regarding your most important relationships (personal and business), especially around the August. Try to schedule important meetings and social/networking events around March, May, September and December.
People born in the year of the Ox make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours in the day are: 11pm-1am, 7am-9am & 3pm-5pm.
Ox (Chou) 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
2016 will be a supportive year for upgrading your skills and qualifications and demonstrating your abilities career-wise and in relation to long term goals. You will need to draw on your internal strength, determination and stamina but the effort will be worth it.
The pace of life in general is likely to increase during 2016, so you will need to keep your wits about you in order to keep up. There will be some obstacles to overcome this year (esp around April/May), and it is important that you seek professional guidance in relation to any major financial and/or legal issues that crop up this year. Going it alone or trying to ‘wing it’ would be a mistake.
During April, May and August concentrate on your communication style and try to avoid taking loved ones for granted. The rose coloured glasses may be briefly removed in regard to romantic and/or business partnerships, giving you a great opportunity to re-assess the relationship and decide whether or not it is healthy or unbalanced and then examine your options for developing it further or letting it go.
June is likely to bring opportunity for travel and/or career recognition, and the opportunities generated for you are likely to then reoccur around October.
The final quarter of 2016 is likely to see unexpected bills cropping up in November, so make sure you keep a nest egg of savings aside to help you navigate your way through increased financial drain towards the end of the year.
Health-wise take extra care of the chest, lungs and circulatory system in 2016 and keep an eye out for symptoms brought about via food allergies.
People born in the year of the Rat make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.
Tiger (Yin) 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
You will need plenty of regular fresh air and exercise to ensure a positive outlook that will help you navigate the inevitable peaks and troughs coming your way. There is likely to be change connected with either your place of work/job position or in connection with your home, family or place of residence.
There will be some significant areas of change and karmic life lessons to be learnt in 2016, so ideally strive to maintain a fairly conservative and consolidative approach throughout the year. Do not loan money that you cannot afford to lose and do not go guarantor for anyone.
Career-wise, progress is possible as long as you are willing to put in the effort and adopt a humble, disciplined and pragmatic approach. Forget being an island of independence this year. You will need to draw on the support and guidance of friends, loved ones and associates/professionals this year, otherwise you risk missing important opportunities generated via the people around you. Work diligently on your communication and networking skills and try to really listen to what others are telling you rather than assuming you already know the answer.
Positive social/networking interaction is more likely to occur around April, July, early August, October and November.
People born in the year of the Boar make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable times of the day are 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.
Rabbit (Mao) 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
In order to make the most of the energy aspects in 2016, you should first seek to declutter your home, mind and emotions in order to make room for positive and exciting new opportunities coming your way.
Establishing a regular and positive health focus throughout the year is also very important for maintaining harmony and balance for the Rabbit individual. After all, you can’t enjoy the benefits of abundance opportunity if your health qi lacks support and is unbalanced.
The presence of the annual Dragon Virtue and 9 Purple energies in the Mao/Rabbit location this year indicates there is likely to be some celebratory social energy around you, especially around March, April, June, September & October.
Double check all legal and contractual agreements this year – you are more likely to make silly mistakes or miss important points or due by dates if you are not diligent with your paperwork, especially around May and August.
People born in the year of the Dog make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 5am-7am, 1pm-3pm & 9pm-11pm.
Dragon (Chen) 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
In 2016 the presence of the annual 1 White qi in the Chen/Dragon location indicates an important part of making the most of the energy of the year is via your intellect, intuition and seeking advice from mentors and people highly skilled in the area you are interested in. If you stop first and think it through, check your facts and listen to your gut instinct, then you will be much better prepared to sort real opportunity from a deceptive con.
There will be opportunity for career promotion/achievement, however you should also be careful to take note of time spent working compared to time spent with family and loved ones. Finding the right balance will be crucial to how the year plays out for you.
Be wary of getting involved in issues connected with miscommunication in April. Check your facts before leaping to conclusions and also be wary of off-hand remarks that could be taken out of context.
Potential romance and/or increased social interaction is enhanced via Peach Blossom qi in May.
March, September and November will generally contain supportive energy that can help you forge new and exciting pathways in your career and/or personal development.
This is a positive year to instigate new ways of doing things, time management, new and improved systems and strategies. October is a generally favourable month to travel.
People born in the year of the Rooster make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 7am-9am, 11pm-1am & 3pm-5pm.
Snake (Si) 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The annual Fortune Virtue and 1 White qi attract additional positive opportunities and enhanced intuition your way, however avoid becoming more complacent with your exercise and diet this year because a potential by-product of the annual Fortune Virtue qi is the ability to put on weight more easily than usual.
This year it is possible for you to reach new levels of depth and connectedness in your relationships, as well as develop new and long term partnerships.
Be wary of potential theft occurring this year – esp around September. Be security conscious with important documents and belongings, but also conscious of potential theft of ideas.
There could be a friend or work colleague feeling somehow threatened or belittled by you – without any actual conscious intent on your behalf. It’s more likely due to miscommunication and misunderstanding, so be extra diligent with your communications and take time to nurture important personal and working relationships, especially in June.
Abundance opportunity is more likely to present itself in February, March, July, August and October.
People born in the year of the Monkey make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.
Horse (Wu) 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
In 2016 your independent, rebellious streak is likely to be stroked by moments of impulsiveness that can be difficult to rein in. In order to make the most of the energy this year, you will need to adopt an underlying disciplined approach to your communications, relationships and expenditure. Double check your facts very carefully before coming down in judgement over a specific person or situation.
The annual 6 (Wu Qu) qi in the South sector will be encouraging the Horse individual to take on a more authoritative approach in general, however caution and due diligence are crucial in order to avoid attracting problematic issues.
Challenging situations on the work front are more likely to occur around April/May and then around October. There will be increased support for financial acumen and intelligent problem solving occurring for around July, and increased opportunity to work through/resolve outstanding issues via on-going negotiations/communications in September. In fact, September will be an important month for making solid forward progress.
The middle of 2016 is an ideal time to get your budget and financial goals and strategies firmly in place and you should be extra cautious when signing important documentation mid-year.
December is a good time for travel and connecting with additional abundance opportunity in connection to the people you meet and/or travel with.
People born in the year of the Goat make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.
Goat or Sheep (Wei) 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Mind over Matter is an important theme for the Goat individual in 2016. There is much you can accomplish this year if you are organised, focused and draw on the emotional support of positive friends and family members throughout the year.
Another equally important concept to keep in mind is: Know When to Say No! There will be times when certain individuals and/or situations will unfairly demand more than you are able to give. Don’t let emotional blackmail, fear of failure or the inability to stand your ground lock you into ridiculous situations. Time is precious and you will need to plan your time carefully this year to make the most of positive underlying qi from the annual 8 White qi in the Goat zone during 2016.
Be extra health conscious around March and May when your immune system may be over-worked – most likely in connection with built-up stress. Take time out to unwind and reconnect with nature.
Career-wise, there will be additional luck potential around February, April, June, November and December.
People born in the year of the Horse make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are: 5am-7am, 1pm-3pm & 9pm-11pm.
Monkey (Shen) 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The Monkey energy is the Tai Sui qi for the current year and this indicates change is more likely to occur for Monkey individuals this year.
Career and/or money luck will be generally more accessible to you during March, April, June, September, November and December.
Adopting a generally conservative, compromising and humble approach towards relationships and finances is recommended, especially around February, July, August and October. Be especially wary of hidden clauses in contracts and potentially dodgy deals in February and October – check all facts very carefully before signing.
The more centred you can become via diligently focusing on maintaining a calm, disciplined and logical approach to people and situations around you, the easier you will navigate the sometimes tricky waters of 2016.
The influence of the annual 8 White qi in the Monkey zone in 2016 adds some additional luck potential for you as long as you know what you want and are prepared to take the necessary steps needed in order to achieve your goals. This may be in the form of getting more organised with your budget, enrolling in an educational course or seeking professional mentoring.
Luck potential is supported this year via travel and drawing from the support of family and close friends/colleagues.
People born in the year of the Snake make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours in the day are: 11pm-1am, 7am-9am & 3pm-5pm.
Rooster (You) 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Rooster individuals are likely to experience increased social and academic activity in 2016. Your inherent creative talents are also likely to emerge this year.
2016 will be a great year for you to network, join social groups and associations and update your skills, education and area of expertise.
If you are focused on what you want in life and prepared to work diligently towards your goals, then luck is generally more likely to be on your side during February, May, June and November. November will also be a generally positive month for networking and connecting with people socially.
Be wary of gossip and confusion due to miscommunication occurring in April and September.
People born in the year of the Dragon make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours in the day are: 1am-3am, 9am-11am & 5pm-7pm.
Dog (Xu) 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Dog individuals will benefit from a disciplined approach to their budget and time management this year.There will be some delays and unexpected events to contend with (esp around April and August), so carefully double checking contractual agreements and knowing what you can and cannot afford to focus on will be very beneficial. This also applies to potential new work opportunities.
Avoid gambling, going guarantor or loaning anyone money that you cannot afford to lose.
If you are financially organised and stick to a budget, then you will be able to make good use of positive opportunity when it strikes, especially around March, May and September.
Networking and social opportunity is more likely to occur around February, March, June and early December. The second half of December will favour re-establishing contact with people from the past.
People born in the year of the Rabbit make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours in the day are: 3am-5am, 11am-1pm & 7pm-9pm.
Boar (Hai) 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Your natural charm and inherent resourcefulness will be valuable tools in 2016.
Avoid getting tangled in gossip and/or legal disputes, (esp around May, November and December). Let compromise and careful, well researched diplomacy and negotiation help you navigate a successful outcome when dealing with problematic people and/or situations.
Abundance opportunity in 2016 is more likely to present itself around February, April, July, August and October.
Be extra health conscious and generally conservative in November due to excess energy likely to be drained from you. This would be a good month to make a donation (via cash or blood) to help balance the karma of your personal qi.
People born in the year of the Tiger make very good mentors/allies and this partnership can attract abundance luck to you. Your favourable hours of the day are 5am–7am, 1pm–3pm & 9pm–11pm.