Sure, you know your horoscope by heart, but do you know what your Chinese zodiac sign has in store for you? In celebration of Chinese New Year on February 16, 2018, let's see what predictions were made for us on the other side of the world!
Much like Western astrology signs, there are also 12 Chinese zodiac signs, and your sign is determined by when you were born. However, unlike our horoscopes, the Chinese zodiac signs are not determined by the day you were born, but the year. It's a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by a different animal. So a different group of birth years — each 12 years apart from the last — fits each zodiac. If you're unfamiliar with where your year sits among the signs, fear not; we grouped them together for you above every Chinese zodiac prediction, courtesy of fascinating websites like The Chinese Zodiac and Your Chinese Astrology.
Rat — 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Even though this year will go well for you, you may still have a sense of vague dissatisfaction. Try not to be too discouraged, and don't be afraid to ask for advice if you need it.
Ox — 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
If you've been stalling on starting a new project, the time to start is now! Deliver with confidence and you'll see some good luck come your way. Just remember to be patient and put in effort.
Tiger — 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
If you see a good opportunity arise this year, make like an actual tiger and pounce on it. It's your chance to give better play to your talent and ability. Otherwise, you might miss out on a lot.
Rabbit — 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Try to start your year off with a well-balanced lifestyle and remember to go outdoors as much as you can. Otherwise, you might feel some serious tension later on.
Dragon — 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Let's hear you roar! This year, you'll become more sure of yourself and celebrate your originality. So take the initiative to make a change — even if it means breaking the norms.
Snake — 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Time to take up a new hobby! This year, you'll discover new interests and have a better idea of where you're headed in life. Why not have a little fun while you're at it?
Horse — 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Be prepared for some big surprises this year — and know that you may need to act quickly to make decisions. Look at it as an opportunity for further development.
Goat — 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
You'll have a new set of obstacles to face this year, but the good news is you'll also have lots of good surprises. Remember to take good care of your health in the midst of it all the challenges and opportunities.
Monkey — 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
We hope you're ready to work, because you're going to have to try really hard to get what you want this year. Don't panic if big changes come your way; just keep an eye out for them and be ready to act fast if necessary.
Rooster — 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Don't make any snap decisions without thoroughly thinking through all the consequences. When in doubt, always put your family and friends first.
Dog — 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
It's your year, so the good news is that luck in on your side in most areas of your life — but be mindful of adapting yourself to new challenges that arise.
Pig — 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
There are lots of lessons for you to learn this year. If you're willing to change your plans at some points, you might find that you're better off. In the meantime, remember not to take your blessings for granted.
Happy Year of the Dog, everyone! Let's make it a good one.