According to the Chinese horoscope, it’s time to say goodbye to the Tiger and enter the Year of the Rabbit.
For many people, the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on January 22 of this year, is a time to consult the stars and find out what might happen in the coming months.
Most people know the basics: The 12-year Chinese zodiac calendar cycle is represented by 12 different animals, which are the Chinese zodiac signs. The Chinese zodiac animal is determined by your year of birth.
But this is just the beginning. For faithful followers of the system, a year is not just categorized by animal. There is also a rather complex 60-year cycle consisting of ten celestial trunks and 12 earthly branches.
Heavenly trunks and earthly branches
Every year, a celestial trunk (one of the five elements, which in turn fall into the yin or yang category) is paired with an earthly branch (one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac).
“Gui Mao” is the 40th element of the Chinese 60-year cycle – the celestial trunk “Gui” represents water, while the earthly branch “Mao” represents the Rabbit. This makes 2023 the Year of the Water Rabbit.
“The Gui Mao Year of the Rabbit is a very special year, it occurs when all the elements in a year are yin,” said Thierry Chow, a Hong Kong astrology consultant known for blending traditional Chinese geomancy with modern design elements.
Geomancy is a method of divination that interprets marks on the ground or the patterns formed by dirt, rock or sand dropped onto a surface. “It’s also unusual to have the combination of water and rabbit,” he said.
“The rabbit represents wood. Water nourishes wood (according to Chinese geomancy).” She says that wood industries that have wood as their main element – such as culture, publishing, agriculture and furniture sectors – would benefit from this year.
Fire industries, on the other hand, including digital and technology businesses, may suffer as fire fears water.
“The Year of the Water Rabbit will be a milder year. We will have time to breathe. We’ve been in the tunnel for the past few years, and the light is getting bigger now,” Chow said.
How the “Grand Duke of Jupiter” Rules Luck
Followers believe that, for each Chinese zodiac sign, luck depends largely on the positions of the Tai Sui, the star deities thought to rotate parallel to and in the opposite direction of Jupiter.
To calculate how each person will be affected in a given year, a Chinese geomancy consultant looks at the birth chart, which is made up of a wide range of elements (including day and time of birth) to see how they might interact with the elements of the year. year.
Matches play an important role for those who follow them, helping them make big life decisions for the year ahead, like whether they should get married or start a business.
Different geomancy masters can interpret the data differently. Still, there is general agreement on what the year means for each zodiac animal based on the positions of the stars, especially Tai Sui.
If your zodiac sign collides with the Tai Sui (aka the Grand Duke of Jupiter) in a given year, experts say you could be in for trouble.
For those who may be struggling with Tai Sui this year, Chow said it’s important to remember that the calendar is a rotating cycle.
“It’s like musical chairs: whoever sits down receives the ‘Tai Sui’. But you change the position in the next round”, compared the astrologer, whose zodiac sign will also be in an unfavorable position with Tai Sui this year.
To resolve conflicts, one can go to a Chinese temple and make offerings to Tai Sui representations. “Even if you don’t believe it 100%, I think it’s a good start to the year, psychologically speaking,” Chow opined.
“When things happen along the way, you will remember that you did this, and that will give you comfort,” he added.
Now, let’s get down to the details. To determine what the Year of the Rabbit could mean for you, find your year of birth and the corresponding animal before reading the Chow predictions below.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit will face their “Ben Ming Nian” (their own zodiac year) in 2023. Followers believe that there will be more interruptions and instabilities in the period.
“People born in the Year of the Rabbit have to expect big changes in terms of health, career and relationships. It can be a little stressful, especially for those whose birth charts don’t favor water,” says Chow. “But remember that it’s never all bad. It could mean an opportunity
Rabbits should try to attract positive energy and participate in happy events when possible. They must also travel to southern destinations, whether those southern destinations are within their city or outside their country, according to Chow.
The year must be very good for dragons. No unlucky stars are affecting the year of the sign. “There are no outstanding concerns, except perhaps health for those
born in summer and autumn, who can easily feel stressed,” said Chow.
But the geomancy expert urges dragons not to make hasty decisions at work. “It doesn’t mean thinking too much; just let things cool down for a while before making a decision.”
Single Dragons can meet potential romantic partners this year. Lucky colors are metallic ones like gold or silver. As for travel, head west for more luck.
People born in the Year of the Snake will enjoy good news and abundance, as the travel star Yi Ma Xing and the fortune star Cai Xing reign over them this year.
“Opportunities, new directions and breakthroughs will come to you at work,” Chow prophesied. “But snakes need to find balance in life and take a break when needed.”
Romantically, Snakes can find love while traveling this year. Chow advises them to wear blue or gold and travel west or north.
“This year, the horses will have the Peach Blossom Star (Taohua Xing) shining on them. That’s always good news,” Chow said. Professionally, they will find new opportunities and meet many guardians to help them.
They will enjoy good relationships. She says this could be the right year for those looking to get married or engaged. But Chow had a reminder for the horses: Pay attention to your family’s physical and mental health.
“They can wear colorful clothes like pink, orange and a little bit of yellow. In terms of travel, they can go south.”
This year, the goats will perform Tai Sui. It is usually a positive influence on their luck, but at the same time, it can also mean that the year will be exhausting as well. That’s why goats need to fend for themselves and rest when needed.
“Save some time to get to know yourself better. Career-wise, you need to stay humble and keep a low profile. Watch more. Opportunities will present themselves at the right time,” said Chow.
In the area of relationships, people born in Goat Years will enjoy a smooth year. “They are more likely to meet new people, new friends and even new loves this year,” Chow said, adding that a little gold and a visit to the west could boost their luck.
Good news for monkeys: they will be in harmonious union with Tai Sui this year. Chow says they will be showered with awe by those around them.
But that doesn’t mean they should live recklessly. Instead, the astrologer says they “must play it safe this year, especially
those who love extreme sports”.
In terms of relationships, they are prone to arguments and drama, which could be avoided through improved communication this year.
Yellow and beige are the color palette for Monkeys in 2023, and they might think of the west for travel inspiration.
When in union with Tai Sui, people born under the sign of the Dog are likely to have a pleasant year with significant advances in career and finances.
But dogs must remember to be humble and listen to others, especially friends and people they trust, says Chow. They will tell you important things that will benefit you a lot this year.
“His lucky colors are silver and blue, and his lucky place is in the north,” says Chow.
Roosters need to prepare as they will be clashing with Tai Sui this year, which means the next few months could be unstable and feature a lot of change. Chow’s advice: embrace the chaos and travel more.
“Gather as much positive energy as you can and be more aware that it may be easier to attract conflict this year,” he said. “But understand that these changes are for the better.”
To lighten the blow, they could wear more yellow and brown and visit places in the west or north.
Pigs will salute Tai Sui, which means that it should generally be a positive year. But on the other hand, having Tai Sui by your side can also affect your health because of the extra workload. “You have to balance work and play equally,” Chow advised.
People born during Pig Years can enjoy professional success if they are willing to focus on teamwork.
“In terms of relationships, it will be a very good year for you. You will meet new friends and potential new love.” For luck, pigs could wear pink and purple more often and plan a trip south, he adds.
People born in the years of the Rat will be in conflict with Tai Sui, also known as Xing (torturing) Tai Sui, in the coming year. “In general, it means a tougher year,” recalled Chow. “But when there’s yin, there’s always yang, too. So remember, everything is never bad.”
Rats should be more careful about health and work. They can be prone to minor injuries and poor communication this year. Chow urges them to wear bright colors like pink and orange and visit warmer places.
Oxen will enjoy an exciting year with the stars of travel and luck shining down on them.
“They will find new opportunities and their finances will reach a new level. They will likely travel more for work and personal reasons. But as they will travel and work more, they need to be aware of their health”, Chow opined.
Single oxen looking for love could have some good luck this year. Meanwhile, when choosing a travel destination, they can travel to
For those born in Tiger Years, their Ben Ming Nian is over. “That is, whatever difficult times and instabilities they are experiencing, it will get better soon,” Chow said. “But patience is key because the changes won’t be immediate.”
Tigers, especially those born in spring and summer, should have time to recover in the first half of the year and only make big decisions in the second half of the year. They should take things slowly in relationships and “have some time for themselves”.
Using yellow, blue and brown can cheer them up. They could also travel north and west, Chow concluded.
Source: CNN Brasil
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