In this article Grand Master Vincent Koh from the Singapore Feng Shui Centre shares his Chinese Zodiac Forecasts for 2017.
As we prepare to usher in 2017, let us welcome the arrival of the Rooster! This year 2017 belongs to the element of Fire and thus it’s also known as the year of the Fire Rooster.
Each of us are born with an Animal Sign, according to the year of our birth. However this is only a general guide and for a more accurate assessment it is advisable to should seek a full 4 Pillars of Destiny reading with a qualified, professional Chinese Astrology consultant near you.
Let us look at what entails for the 12 zodiac signs for the year 2017 and how they fare, compared to each other.
Scurry around! The Rat is fast and opportunistic! They are also known to be hardworking and intelligent. Rats are usually the initiator and enjoy being involved in everything that is going on around them. Being quick and decisive, Rats are rational when making difficult decisions. At the workplace, projects on hand will move smoothly and be completed without hiccups. Your work load will also generally improve for the better, which will leave more time for your social activities. Be gracious and welcoming to your new colleagues as they would be of great help to you on new assignments or projects.
There are many opportunities in the second half of the year for those who are still single, to be acquainted with prospective new friends. Take a step further by initiating social gatherings and getting to know more friends of the opposite sex. For married couples, enjoy more time with each other and be faithful to your spouse. Wealth luck will remain fairly stable this year and whilst there will be propositions from others to speculate, do not be swayed and be mindful of your potential investment plans. Stay clear of risky investments and be content with lower returns.
The Ox is a hard worker by nature. Thus it is important that you take a rest and not over exert yourself. Health issues may occur as a result of overworking, so do be mindful and take the necessary actions needed. The Ox is known to be dependable and industrious, so let these traits lead you to further success this year.
It may also be a good time if you plan to look for a new job. Keep an eye out for benefactors who may offer you new opportunities in your career. For those who are having difficulties at work, do not fret and take some time to re-evaluate your life and career goals.
For those seeking romance, March and November will be in your favour. Do seek out a new hobby or sport which may open the circle to making new friends. Those who are married, do be mindful of your words, spare a thought for your spouse and try to avoid arguments that may sour your relationship. Wealth luck is average this year but be mindful of speculative investments and be careful with your financial planning. This year may see you overspending beyond your budget. Remember to be prudent and maintain your wealth.
Tigers are known to be vivacious and full of life. Health wise this year may not be all smooth sailing, so do take note and be mindful of over partying and over eating. Being generally imposing by nature, this year it is prudent to keep your cool and stay calm in situations that may arise.
You will reap the fruits of your hard work as this year promises many improvements in climbing your corporate ladder. For those wishing to look for another job or working overseas, this is the year to give it a shot. For business owners, focus on the first half of the year to engage in any important deals, and be extra careful for the rest of 2017.
Love life is not that optimistic either this year, therefore it may not be a favourable time to get married for those born in the Tiger year. Take it easy for those in new relationships and do not get your expectations high, to avoid disappointment.
This is a year to take extra caution when it comes to money matters. Potential financial conflicts are developing, therefore do watch out for legal matters and avoid lending or borrowing money if possible. It may be difficult to reject a friend’s loan request, but do try to be graceful and empathetic when doing so.
Hop scotch to the new year of 2017! The Rabbit is in direct conflict with the Rooster this year. As far as health is concerned, you are quite robust and likely to enjoy 2017 with only minor issues. Use this time to devote to your well-being with a good exercise regime and healthy diet. This is not a year to be exploratory with your career options so be mindful if you are thinking of changing your job. Avoid entertaining petty gossips in the office, as they can be obstacles in your career. The workload will increase but you will only reap the rewards in the next few years, so don’t expect any instant incentives.
This could be an emotional and challenging year for the Rabbit. You may feel isolated, and frustration with your relationship. For those who are single, take it easy as this year may not offer you the best chance for romance. For those married couples, this year will present a good opportunity to start a family.
This year your wealth luck is rather weak, although mainstream income will remain quite stable. Try not to engage in risky investments; be frugal and sensible in managing your money. It is advisable to invest in fixed and long term assets with lower returns. Save periodically and be careful with any unexpected spending.
Dragons are motivated and conscientious with an open personality. They are prone though to being disappointed easily when faced with setbacks. Take care of your health this year and cut down on excessive eating and start an exercise regime. You may find yourself working in a much higher efficiency level with more vitality and self-motivation. Use this momentum to elevate your career and business to another level. Your hard work will be noticed at work and your superiors will reward you accordingly. Hiccups may occur with those working with numbers so be cautious and always double check your work.
This is a testing year for your relationship, especially for married couples. Avoid getting too absorbed in your work. Put aside some quality time, plan a vacation to keep the bond strong with your spouse. Be mindful that during times of difficulty, patience and forgiveness is crucial. Singles who are seeking romance can look forward to November and December.
Wealth luck is above average this year. Although there will be occasional windfalls, you are also exposed to greater risk of losses. So save what you can when such windfalls occur. Either way you will also need to spend money, therefore spend wisely on things that you can invest in long term.
Slither and be ready for the New Year! Being resolute and calm under pressure, do take a back seat for this coming busy year and spend some time on a new hobby. Snakes can be busy people but make sure you make time to de-clutter your home and keep it neat and tidy.
There is a potential boost for your career this year. However, this may present you with increased pressure and conflicts with colleagues. Remain modest and maintain good relations with others in the office to help you get through this work year. Expect increased incentives once you meet your goals at work.
Romance is in the air! This is a good year for Snakes to get hitched or have children. For those still dating, enhance your budding romance with gifts and showers of affection. Do not be stingy on dates and invest in improving your dressing and appearance. Stay away from speculative and risky investments, no matter how attractive the purported rewards. Use your analytical strength to carefully plan ahead to minimize a potentially big loss this year. Focus on the first half of the year to engage in any important deals and be extra careful for the rest of 2017.
It’s a galloping good time for the Horses! The festivities will be a testing time for your health. Cut down on late night outings and overeating as this can weaken your stamina significantly. Be mindful when travelling abroad and be aware of your surroundings. Autumn season will bring you some positive luck and you will have noblemen helping you at the workplace. Procrastination and complacency is your greatest enemy this year, but at the same time do not become overly stressed at work.
Remember to work smart and be cooperative at the office. Things may be a little quiet on the relationship sector this year as you will spend more time on your work. However, the seemingly plateau romance can suddenly have an unexpected and unpleasant twist. So do invest more time and energy on your relationship and do not take your partner for granted.
This will be a year for you to reap significant returns on your hard work and investments. There will be more chances for you to diversify your income, so do look out for new opportunities. If you are running a business, do listen to sound advice from trusted peers and be careful with your actions.
Rams are known to be patient and reliable. There might be more conflicts this year so do be gracious, and learn to forgive and forget. Remember to give others the benefit of the doubt and cool down before making the next step. This year will bring about increased workload and pressure for you. The outcome will depend on your interpersonal and networking skills with your colleagues.
This is the time when your teamwork capabilities will prove to be useful. For those looking to change their job, look at the second half of the year. Those in a relationship, this is a good year to tie the knot. Consider planning for a romantic getaway with your spouse or partner to strengthen the bond. For those who are single, this year may not be fruitful in the romance sector, so put more effort in making new friends.
Wealth luck will be rather below average and you may expect to make some losses. Be prudent and do not allow others to control your finances. The third quarter of the year will see improved wealth luck, so be mindful in how you reinvest your profits.
Monkeys are known to be intelligent and high energy folks. Although in general your health outlook is good, you may face some minor problems related to your digestive system. So do watch out for your diet and increase your fibre intake. Advice for Monkeys who are managing staff this year; let go of your often too high standard of others as it can trigger unnecessary problems. Be reasonable with your expectations of your subordinates and maintain a harmonious atmosphere at work. For those looking for a new career, this is the year to make the change.
Romance department will be rocky due to temperament issues. Always take a step back and try not to let trivial arguments escalate. Learn to let go and let nature take its course to keep your relationship together. For those who are single, it is time to use your charming disposition to meet new people.
The start of the year will have potential financial pitfalls. Do not be speculative or take short-cuts, which may lead to financial losses. Cut off unnecessary spending, refrain from lending money to others and do not be a guarantor if possible.
It is the ruling Zodiac for the year 2017! The Rooster takes charge this year. You will feel a renewed sense of purpose this year and take on new endeavours. The general outlook for the year is below average for Roosters. Keep an eye out for benefactors or mentors in your life this year, as they may prove to be extremely helpful in your career and business advancement. Remember to be thoughtful of your peers and colleagues and be mindful of how you speak to your superiors. This is not a good time for those looking to have a career change, so do reconsider your plans.
Do not let your emotions get the better of you. Just go with the flow and do not drown yourself by feeling too sentimental when things do not go your way. Those who are in a relationship, be watchful of your words, as communication is important and try to be considerate to your spouse or partner.
Expect it to be a challenging and unfavourable year for wealth luck. Expect some losses, but do not be downtrodden if you get negative returns. Always exercise self-control and beware of greed: your clash with the Grand Duke this year may lead to mistakes made by your own carelessness. Avoid gambling and any speculative investments.
It is a good year for the Dog in 2017. However be careful when travelling; aim for a healthier lifestyle and remember to go for your regular health check-up as a precaution. It is worth double-checking that your medical insurance is up to date. Work conditions can be frustrating but there will be some progress eventually. You must manage your expectations and learn to be contented with the results. Luckily the presence of benefactors is still around to help you in difficult times, so chin up, be good to others and focus on what you do best .
There might be competition in your love life, so singles please make sure you are alert and put more effort into wooing your future spouse! For those who are married, it is time to show your caring side to your spouse and be sensitive to their emotional needs.
Wealth luck is average this year but you may see some small gains in your investments. Business owners will need to be watchful of their finances and ensure that they are able to balance the books. Cash flow problems may arise due to poor forecasting so do be prudent.
Those born in the year of the Pig are generous and gain much enjoyment whenever they are helping others. Friends will come to you for help, so do extend a hand and be kind. Keep an active lifestyle to maintain your health this year, but bear in mind not to over strain. At work, your team members will face obstacles, so do offer thoughtful advice and lend a hand whenever possible. Be focused at work and you will be taking on new responsibilities handed down by your superiors. Do well and you may receive a compliment or two from them. For married couples this year is favourable to start a new family! For singles, the year end is timely to meet a potential partner. Singles will be able to mingle with new cliques of friends, so look forward to a fruitful encounter!
Wealth outlook is average this year; there is chance of increment in your salary or stable increase over your business income. Do avoid speculative and high-risk investments as you may find yourself becoming more impulsive and this is not a good year to speculate for the Pig.
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