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Chinese Zodiac Forecasts 2016 – GM Vincent Koh

by Master Janene Laird

In this article Grand Master Vincent Koh shares his Zodiac Forecast for 2016.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey. According to the Hsia Calendar, the season of Spring begins from February 4th, 2016 and signals the arrival of the Monkey year. This year 2016, belongs to the element Fire, thus it’s also known as the year of the Fire Monkey.

Let us look at what entails for the 12 zodiac signs for 2016 and how they fare compared to each other.  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 you should seek a full IV Pillars of Destiny reading with a professional Chinese Astrology consultant near you.

RAT (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

Rats are smart and nimble, so expect to be more active this year! You will have thoughts of procrastination, but do buck up and finish up your projects and commitments. Be prepared to finish outstanding chores and errands which you have been putting aside for the past year.

This may be a slightly rocky year career wise, for those born in the year of the Rat. There will be offers of assistance from your friends in times of need. The nobleman will be around this year. So put aside your pride and do not turn away their offer of help, accept it with gratitude.

Wealth wise, it will be a smooth year for the Rats, but do not put all your eggs in one basket. Be prudent with your finances and be alert to market conditions. Try to understand the financial terms thoroughly before buying any new investment products.

For married couples looking to expand their family, this is a good year to plan for a pregnancy. Keep up the spice in your marriage with gifts and romantic activities. As for those new couples, the first quarter of the year will be challenging so do be considerate and kind to your partner. Singles will have better romance luck going towards summer.

OX (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Stubborn in nature but loyal to the core, the Ox can expect a challenging year ahead. Incorporate more non-work-related activities into your life and consider taking up a relaxing activity, such as swimming or yoga.

Those born in the year of the Ox are generally hardworking folks, but do note that there may be obstacles present at work. So remember to not just work hard, but also to work smart to navigate past the potential potholes at the workplace! 

It is time to save up and be more aware of your finances. Wealth luck is not too favourable. Do remember to save consistently for your family expenses and do not be spendthrift and cut down on unnecessary expenditure. Saving for a rainy day will come into play here.

This year, romance is in the air! For those in long term relationships, it’s time to settle down and plan for marriage. Younger singles may find their prospective partner towards the middle of the year.

TIGER (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Tigers are known for being generally authoritative. Thus this year it is wise to keep a low profile, stay calm and avoid offending others. Keep your lifestyle healthy by exercising and spending less time cooped up at home in your den.

It is time to earn your stripes at the workplace! You may be looking at a pay increment or a promotion coming your way. But if you are looking for a new job, do not rush, and examine your prospects thoroughly before you look to greener pastures.

For those who had experienced heartbreak the previous year, it is time to buck up and look to getting into a new relationship this year. Do not harp on the past anxiety of heartbreak and look forward to a new romance. For those married, spice up your love life by going on dates and spending more time together by taking up a new hobby for example.

You will incur expenses this year with more travelling involved. Consolidate your travel plans and choose less pricey destinations. There may be an urge to upgrade your home this year through renovations but it is prudent to watch your budget before making any commitments.

RABBIT (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Hop to the beat of the New Year! Rabbit friends can expect to have a smooth year ahead so it’s time to rejoice. However, remember to be rational and meticulous in whatever that you choose to undertake this year. Do not be complacent.

You can expect more cooperation from colleagues at work. Projects that may have approval issues in the past will gain support from your superiors. Work load will also generally get better. For those looking to have a change in their careers, this may be a good time to do so.

If you are still single, it is time to look for a partner and enter a romantic phase in your life! Build up your self confidence and strive to make new friends and acquaintances and expand your social circle. For those who are married, strengthen your relationship by treating your spouse with respect and care. Do not take your marriage for granted.

Those who have entrepreneurial aspirations, this is the year to turn your ideas to fruition. Ensure your planning is good and look for the right partner to bring your business idea to market. Investment wise, work out your finances and ensure all are in order before putting your money into other speculative products.

DRAGON (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

It looks to be a generally favourable year for those born in the year of the Dragon! There will be new challenges facing you, but do take them up with confidence. It is recommended for you to stay active and watch your health, eat well and be conscious of your dietary concerns.

Time to take note! Do not shy away from opportunities at work. This is the time to show your abilities and be appreciated by your superiors. Remember to stay humble and to accept criticism to improve aspects of your work, as an encouragement to perform better in the future.

For married folks, in order to keep your relationship going, it is probable that you may have to make more compromises and learn to be more giving during this time. Singles will meet more new friends this year as your social circle expands through more gatherings and introductions from colleagues.

From late spring to early summer, you can expect better wealth luck. Look to longer term investments with stable yields and keep an eye on your balance sheet. Be wary of lending money to others as you will have difficulty in getting them to repay you.   

SNAKE (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Snakes are known to be intelligent and wise. However, this year you may encounter occasions where you will feel reserved. When circumstantial situations arise, it is important to be able to communicate well rather than say little. Snakes also have the tendency to be easily stressed, so do take some time out and have your own space to cool down.

There may be occasions for conflict at work. Be respectful with your views at the workplace. Avoid being confrontational even if the views of your co-workers are not aligned with yours. Keep comments cordial and be mindful of the effect your comments may have on others. Some opportunities will come along for those looking to change their careers in the 2nd quarter of the year.

Slither away from the path of temptation! Stay true to your partner or spouse and do not be swayed by third parties. For the singletons, it may be appropriate to spend some money on some clothing and accessories, for an appearance makeover. Who knows you may just attract the right partner with your new look!

Tighten your grip! Be aware of your financials this year as increased spending will take a toll on your savings. Reduce unnecessary spending and be cautious of putting money into speculative investments.

HORSE (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Gallop on to the New Year! Horses are always on the go and active, so do look to taking up some exercise and stay healthy. You may encounter minor gut ailments, so do watch your diet and take care of your digestive system. Stay away from all those junk food!

For those who had experienced heartbreak the previous year, this coming summer is a good time to look for new love. For married couples, it is important to keep communicating to avoid misunderstandings, and look to spend more time with your spouse.

You may face many project deadlines at work, but be resilient and resourceful to stride your way through to overcome the obstacles. Remember to thank those who have helped you at work and reciprocate with assistance when they require it.

Wealth luck is moderate this year. However, those that are in business will need to hold a close rein on their finances and make sure that they are able to balance the books. Check that your invoices are paid timely to avoid cash flow problems. Be prudent in investments and do not invest in high risk ventures.

Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

The Rams were in charge in 2015, but it is now time for them to transition to the year 2016. It may be a slow year for the Rams, but plans will still progress well and remember to strive towards success, and be motivated throughout the year.

If your career seems to be in a limbo this year, do not dwell nor be pessimistic. Stay positive and keep your morale up. This is an opportunity for you to take up self improvement courses or that advanced certification that you had been mulling about.

For singles, don’t be cooped up at home. You will have to widen your social circle in order to meet your prospective partner. For those married couples, be adventurous and seek out new activities and dates to spice up your relationship with your spouse. Maintain a harmonious relationship by making your feelings known to your spouse and express yourself with sincerity.

Try to be more economical with your spending this year. Consider to invest modestly and seek passive returns to supplement your monthly earnings. The period of late winter will bring some favourable wealth luck. Sheep are known to help others out, but this year, try to be careful with who you lend money to.

MONKEY (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The Monkeys are in charge for the year 2016! It is known that Monkeys are inherently intellectual and creative. So put that creativity and smarts to use by taking up new self improvement projects, as well as setting new goals for the year and striving to meet them.

At the workplace, you will be tempted to have the upper hand in most situations and this may cause misunderstandings with your colleagues and lead to an unharmonious workplace setting. Be gracious and welcoming to other colleagues who are working together with you for the first time on new assignments or projects. The last quarter of the year will see a more hectic and increased workload. So do learn to cope with the stress and rest well.

For those married, there could be increased bickering this year. So do be sensitive to your spouse’s feelings and learn to be considerate and kind to each other. For those who have been dating for some time, the 2nd half of the year may be challenging. Strive to be committed to your relationship and do not take your partner for granted.

Wealth luck wise is slightly more favourable in the 2nd quarter of the year. Have a clear plan of your financial goals this year and you should be able to set objectives to achieve them successfully. Refrain from speculative investments as you will end up making losses on them this year.

ROOSTER (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

It may prove to be a stressful year for the Roosters in 2016, so do take care of your health. Improve your stamina by eating right, taking up some calming activities and spending more time with your loved ones.

You may experience some stagnation in your career progression and frustration may build up. However, it may be time for you to upgrade your skills through taking up courses or look to further your studies. It may also be time to apply for that sabbatical leave and take a break from work to unwind.

Some misunderstandings may arise this year between married couples. So learn to communicate better with your partner and be more understanding of their emotions. Singles can expect to have better romance luck towards the end of the year so do not fret!

Your wealth luck is not too favourable this year. Be realistic and be wary of unattainable financial yields. Things that look too good to be true, are probably just as they seem, so do not be swayed by greed and use common sense when such situations arise.

DOG (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

Passionate and friendly, those born in the year of the Dog are truly in for a good year ahead. You may be busy with errands and social activities this year. So remember to also spend more time with your family and offer your support to loved ones.

At the workplace, you will have opportunities coming up for growth and also garner recognition from your superiors. Remember to be mindful of your comments and avoid picking a bone with others by criticizing their work. Remain humble and extend help to those that need it at the workplace.

For those in new relationships, you can expect loads of romance and passion coming your way this year. Those seeking a partner must be realistic in their expectations and be more forthright in their choices. Married couples should plan some activities and spend more time with their spouse. Avoid neglecting your spouse because of work related issues.

Dogs are always ready to help others, and do not care about their own interests. However, this year do look out for yourself and be wary of extending loans to others as you may have difficulty in getting your money back. Spend wisely this year and do not be tempted to purchase frivolous items.

PIG (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

Those born in the year of the Pig are characteristically generous people. This is the year to take up more charitable causes and volunteer your time to those who are less privileged. There will be some challenges to be faced this year but approach them with optimism and overcome them without any hassles.

For those looking to start a new entrepreneurial venture, this is the year to be your own boss! However do be wary towards the 3rd quarter of the year with any important business decisions. For those at the workplace, this year will see increased recognition from your bosses and also better team harmony with your colleagues.

Love the pitter patter of little feet? This is the year for married couples to start a family! For those who are single, the middle of the year is timely to meet a potential partner. This year you will meet with a passionate relationship, so look forward to a fruitful encounter!

Wealth luck for this year is not too favourable. Autumn season will be a slightly better period. Be very careful when you are looking to investment and do not solely depend on others to make those decisions for you. Remember to do your due diligence and invest carefully.

© Copyright Singapore Feng Shui Centre 2016

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