Your 2013 Chinese horoscope
The Chinese New Year is always a time of great celebration and this year the celebrations will be tinged with a sense of wonder.
Snake years have a capacity to intrigue, and can contain dramatic and far-reaching events.
Much will happen during this active and surprising year, but how will you fare over the next 12 months?
Born under the sign of charm, Rats are friendly, outgoing and persuasive. They have a good way with words and are most resourceful. Rats enjoy company and particularly value their family and home life. Rats like to be busy and see fast results. But the Snake year does not favour haste and Rats could find some months frustrating. Although progress may be slow, Rats should look to add skills and at ways to develop. Whether with work or personal interests, much good can follow on from what is now learnt.With many plans and commitments, spending needs to be controlled and risks avoided. Rats can be greatly helped by family and friends this year, although to fully benefit, they do need to be open and forthcoming. March, May and August could see good social opportunities. Interesting romantic prospects but, as with much this year, Rats need to remain attentive and aware.
Tip for the year: Be patient and take advantage of chances to add to skills. What is achieved can have long-term significance.
Determined, reliable and hard-working, Oxen put a lot of energy into what they do. They are thorough and well-organised and do not like to leave things to chance. Loyal to loved ones, Oxen are admired for their no-nonsense ways. A year of interesting possibilities and, by acting well on chance, progress can be made. In work, Oxen will be well placed to take advantage of openings and can successfully advance their position or take on something new. February, April and November could see encouraging developments. Also, an excellent year for furthering skills and personal interests. What is undertaken can lead to other possibilities and benefits. Progress made can help financially. Home life will be busy with some special family occasions, although Oxen need to be forthcoming and share thoughts and plans. New friends and romance can be significant and, by making much of the current time, Oxen can enjoy and do well in this encouraging year.
Tip for the year: Use strengths and opportunities well. This is a year favouring advance as well as having personally pleasing prospects.
Tigers have an enthusiastic nature and enjoy a wide variety of interests, including socialising and travel. They are inventive and good at coming up with ideas. Tigers enjoy an active lifestyle and set about everything with great energy and zest. A reasonable year ahead and while progress may be modest, this can still be a satisfying and constructive time. In work, Tigers should use skills well and adapt as situations arise. What is achieved can help future prospects. Finances can improve but, with travel and other plans, early provision for large expenses would be helpful. Tigers will enjoy the many social opportunities of the year with March, July and August particularly busy. However, a problem with a friend may concern and needs care and tact. At home Tigers also need to be attentive and give quality time to those special. With increased awareness and good co-operation, much can be enjoyed and some ambitious plans carried out.
Tip for the year: Avoid rush. By working steadily on objectives, results will not only be more satisfying but often have lasting value.
Observant and aware, Rabbits are careful in their undertakings and are good at judging situations. They have refined taste and are all for an agreeable lifestyle. Enjoying company and conversation, Rabbits attach much importance to their home and social life. A good year ahead and with important opportunities. However, Rabbits will need to be active and put themselves forward. In work, Rabbits will be encouraged to use their strengths well, with the chance to take on something different. March, June and November could see interesting developments as this is also a good year to build contacts and raise profiles. Progress can help financially but with many ambitious plans, spending needs to be watched. Rabbits will enjoy social opportunities, although gossip may concern and needs to be kept in perspective. Much activity with family achievements, and meaningful practical projects. Overall, a favourable year with well deserved progress.
Tip for the year: Act well on hopes and plans. With determination and skill, much can become possible this year.
Born under the sign of luck, Dragons are active, ambitious and determined. They have great style and use their strengths and personality well. Outgoing and sociable, Dragons also value their independence. A successful year ahead, with some important chances now arising. In work, Dragons will be able to develop and add to their skills, with many taking on a new and greater role. Opportunities should be acted upon quickly with April, May and November being important months. What is achieved can also have a significant bearing on future prospects. Progress can help financially, and by keeping alert, Dragons could make some good purchasing decisions. Personal interests are also favoured, with ideas and projects satisfying. Social life will be lively, with Dragons having the chance to extend their social circle. Home life will be active, but quality time should be set aside for loved ones and with shared activities encouraged. A year of good possibility.
Tip for the year: With much to do and good chances arising, do keep lifestyle in balance, preserving time for self, interests and loved ones.
Born under the sign of wisdom, Snakes may seem quiet and reserved but are watchful, alert and ambitious. Snakes are also patient and choose their moments well. Snakes have wide interests and are loyal to those close to them. Snakes will be keen to make the most of their year and prospects are good. This is a year favouring advance and for pursuing ideas and aims. In work, Snakes need to make their presence count. By looking to advance, some excellent opportunities can be found with March, July and September seeing encouraging developments. Ideas and creative ventures can be well received and with time spent on interests benefiting in several different ways. In money matters Snakes should avoid risk and rush. Home life can see some special family events with Snakes encouraged by the support and assistance of those around them. Social life can also become busier and for the unattached a romance could become significant. Snakes can enjoy their year but need to seize the initiative.
Tip for the year: Make dreams come true. Take action. With belief, determination and resolve much is possible.
Strong-willed and hard-working, Horses have considerable style. They enjoy activity and have an adventurous, outgoing nature. They like company and conversation and present themselves well, but being independent-minded they set about much in their own individual way. A mixed year with the more action-oriented finding progress slow. An excellent year for furthering skills. In work, what is undertaken now together with the experience Horses can gain will widen their options later. April, June and September could be important. Horses should consider furthering personal interests, with new activities bringing unexpected benefits. In money matters, Horses need to be make early allowances for plans, including travel. With home life busy and much practical activity, there needs to be co-operation and openness in the family. When socialising Horses need to be attentive. Lapses or preoccupation could cause problems. A sometimes tricky year but with valuable lessons and potential gains.
Tip for the year: Develop and broaden skills. What is achieved can have future value. Use this year well.
Born under the sign of art, Goats are creative, observant and have a good understanding of human nature. They are sociable and value the support they receive for their various activities. Goats appreciate the good things in life and attach much importance to their home life. It is said, ‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained’. This year Goats should venture for there is now a great deal to be gained. Goats will be supported well and, when making decisions, others may be able to assist in significant ways. Home and social life will be busy and for the unattached, romantic prospects are excellent. March, April and August could see much social opportunity. Personal interests and creative activities can be especially satisfying. Work prospects are good with opportunities to advance, but Goats need to act quickly on openings and remain determined. With travel possibilities and a busy lifestyle, spending needs to be watched. A significant year.
Tip for the year: Seize the initiative. Much can be achieved but Goats need to be determined and use talents to good effect.
Resourceful and good at spotting opportunities, Monkeys like to keep active and are interested in everything. They have good memories and enjoy company and an often busy home and social life. Monkeys can do well this year but need to be patient. Results will take time to filter through and this is no time to rush. Monkeys should look to build on skills as this is an excellent year for personal development. In work, Monkeys will need to be disciplined and focus on objectives. By using skills well, many will take on new duties with April, July and September seeing encouraging developments. Financially, Monkeys can fare well but need to be thorough when entering transactions. Monkeys should also give time to personal interests and, share thoughts, ideas and concerns with others. Family and friends will be supportive, but Monkeys need to listen and consult. Single-mindedness could bring problems. Overall, a satisfying year but one to be aware and avoid haste.
Tip for the year: Add to skills and strengths and value relations with others. Extra attention will make a difference.
Roosters have considerable style and dignity. They enjoy company and conversation and are interested and informed about many things. Roosters also like to be well-organised and to think and plan ahead. A favourable year with good opportunities arising. In work, Roosters will have chance to use their strengths well with many making important progress including, for some, taking on new and more fulfilling duties. Creative activities are favoured with ideas put forward often well received. March, April and July could see important developments but openings do need to be followed up quickly. Spending needs careful control. Social life will be active with new friends and contacts helpful, and romantic prospects good. At home Roosters will attend to a great deal, including assisting loved ones. However, there needs to be good co-operation and frequent discussion. Quality time together will be important. A satisfying year, but Roosters need to strike a good lifestyle balance.
Tip for the year: Act upon hopes and plans, and look to develop ideas. This is an encouraging year.
Loyal, caring and dependable, Dogs stand up for what they want and believe in. They take their commitments and responsibilities seriously and are thorough in what they do. Dogs are also protective and caring to loved ones. A year of exciting developments with Dogs finding their determination and skills bring excellent results. In work, Dogs should look to progress and actively pursue openings that interest, including promotion possibilities. With effort important headway can be made, new positions taken on and notable successes enjoyed. Income can improve, but spending needs to be watched. New interests can bring much pleasure as well as providing social opportunities. Friends and contacts made could be helpful with March, May and November seeing good prospects. Home life will bring proud and special moments although, with busy lifestyles, domestic plans and projects should be spread out, with shared activities favoured. A rewarding year and a great deal can be accomplished.
Tip for the year: Be bold and use skills and chances well for there is much to be gained.
Kindly and trusting, Pigs are born under the sign of honesty. Good at spotting opportunities, they are hardworking and enterprising. They also particularly value their home and social life as well as enjoy their pleasures. A mixed year and during it Pigs will need to proceed carefully. In relations with others, Pigs should consult and be aware of viewpoints. In home life, quality time with loved ones will be important. Also, as situations change and plans alter, flexibility and patience will be required. Pigs will welcome many social opportunities with March, April and December active and interesting months. In work, a demanding year but with the chance to add to skills and sometimes vary a role. What is achieved can be successfully built on. With some expensive plans and good travel prospects careful budgeting will allow much to go ahead. A busy and challenging year but with the chance for Pigs to show their strengths and add to their experience.
Tip for the year: Be attentive and prepared to adapt as situations require. Quality time spent with others will be important and helpful.
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