By Sheena Siao on February 2, 2015
Let’s face it, everyone is open to try any tip, ritual, or voodoo to make their life’s work or career better. Luckily, Chinese astrologers practice an ancient art form that tells people exactly what to do in order to make the next twelve months better.
So before you say it’s not your year, take a look at your career horoscope for the Year of the Sheep!
RAT: BETTER DAYS AHEAD (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Rats are known to thrive in surprises and adventures. Despite the fortunes casting a lot of obstacles your way, this year will be much better than the last.
Efforts at work will finally be recognized and you will have a growing influence with colleagues. Do play close attention to your relationships and work environments, as frequently commenting on flaws or micromanaging will isolate you from your team. Learn to let them make their own decisions and mistakes while you channel your energy towards making decisions that follow your heart.
Look forward to: New relations and second chances, both in your professional and personal life.
OX: PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The sign of the Ox opposes the sign of the Sheep, so that means some of those born under this sign will have a complicated year. Not to worry, as situations can easily turn for the good, just as long as you maintain a positive outlook in all things.
Work will demand a lot of the Ox’s patience and determination as challenges will come one after the other. Your efforts will seem worthless at the start, but do not give up! Get those proposals approved by working intelligently. Superiors value how you effectively approach your tasks more than how much time you spend on them.
Look forward to: Being magnetic. Because of the tension in the signs, you will attract a lot of attention professionally and personally.
TIGER: SHINE IN SUCCESS (1914, 926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
It’s a good thing Tigers have the great ability to deal with problems because a few will pop up in the middle of the year.
Promotions and growth are just around the corner and you will likely excel by showing how well you handle stress and manage high-pressure situations. Be careful of puffing up your chest too much because your luck will leave immediately if there’s any excess of ambition or pride. Focus instead of continuing projects you already started and aim to finish it by the end of the year.
Look forward to: Wealth in relationships. The people you engage with will link you to money and knowledge.
RABBIT: EVERYTHING IS HOPPIN’ (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Rabbits will have it good this year with little effort. The only mistake you can make is to not taking advantage of the opportunities. Do not be complacent and remember that old fable!
This is an auspicious year for any new business ventures or projects for Rabbits. Your business intuition will be fine-tuned and you will have added discipline that will allow focus on small, but very important details. Work on your self-confidence because as your psyche lifts, the Year of the Sheep promises to make situations better and better.
Look forward to: A better personal life. Benefits will come from those you have helped in the past.
DRAGON: STEP ON THE BRAKES (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Dragons will feel brave and soar high this year, but laying low is advised for the Year of the Sheep. Gossip is a constant threat in every aspect of your life and will impact your fortunes. Giving way and compromising will be the key to your good luck.
It’s a good thing work allows you to be creative and innovative – this will be appreciated by your officemates. While you explore and exercise your imagination, remember to devote most of your efforts to what is possible. Success for you will be projects you can execute and complete within the year. Finishing what you started will give you a better sense of fulfillment and more time for yourself.
Look forward to: An enriched life. Take that much needed vacation, but stay connected with family and friends. Try to start even before you file for your vacation leaves.
SNAKE: TIME TO TRAVEL (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Snakes actually have magical powers in them. Not kidding! Most Snakes spend their lives understanding how to benefit from that inner strength. Chinese astrologers advise that you seek answers outside or you will lose that power within you.
Growth is already coming your way through good fortune, so everything you are doing in your current job should be filed under “For the Future”. New ventures and possible new projects should be set aside unless they will be executed in a foreign country.
Look forward to: Stepping outside. Traveling will mean so much for your life this year and any possible link abroad should be welcomed with open arms.
HORSE: A LEAP OF FAITH (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Horses are known for their passionate and adventurous spirit, but few born under the sign exercise that spirit at work. That will limit opportunities for your dreams to come true this year!
Two forces will appear in your career this year. The first will be popularity. You will have the support of family and friends, making you more confident to take on any project. The second will be jealousy. Attention comes both ways in the work place. While you pursue your dreams, keep it close to your heart and be discreet to protect it.
Look forward to: An abundance of good luck. Say yes to adventures and opportunities, but be mindful and make sure that you secure your future.
SHEEP: NO SPECIAL TREATMENT (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
This is the Sheep’s year, but it’s lonely at the top. Those born under this sign will have to lay down some hard work before enjoying the benefits from your good fortune.
Your shy demeanor allows you to pay close attention at work and you are bound to be rewarded for your discipline. When you do get that big promotion or new win, don’t be shy! Ask people to celebrate with you and share the good energy. The Sheep sign could also attract loneliness and isolation in 2015.
Look forward to: Personal growth. This is You 2.0! Say hello to strangers or explore reinventing yourself, but try to maintain practicality in your daily life.
MONKEY: HANGING IN THERE (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Monkeys are charming and energetic, so it’s no surprise when success and recognition comes to them. However, the bigger challenge is maintaining that success and making the best of it.
Work will test your skills and your patience. You can use your charm to persuade people but it will be obvious if you did not do the work. There will be false friends that are waiting for you to make a mistake or will influence you to take shortcuts. Try and re-evaluate those relationships and seek friendships that will do well for your soul.
Look forward to: Happiness. Success will make you work overtime to keep it, but you will be extremely happy with where you are this year.
ROOSTER: FOOL-PROOF FORTUNE (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Roosters will need an air-tight plan to get this year’s good fortune. You will have many obstacles throughout the year and leaving things to chance will make you vulnerable.
At work, restlessness will creep in and distract you from achieving your goals. Stay productive and bust out the office supplies! Organizing your thoughts and plans can help you deal with the difficulties coming your way and make smart decisions. Don’t worry; a much-needed decompression time comes at the end of the year.
Look forward to: Good health and a quick wit. Living healthy and enforcing your self-confidence will carry you through trying situations.
DOG: HARD WORK REQUIRED (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Dogs have a curious but easygoing attitude that will bring more happiness, love, life, and money than success this year. You can still use your persuasive charm to grab some opportunities, but it will take a bit of work and dedication.
The state of your career or business will match your energy. Letting your lazy side kick in means not reaping any benefits this year. Go and get inspired by learning about new technology or talking to experienced people in your field.
Look forward to: A steady cash flow. Money will come with little effort, but you will have to manage it well.
PIG: KEEP A COOL HEAD (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
Pigs were supposed to have it easy this year, but the Sheep is not having it. With challenges waiting for you in the middle of the year, it’s a good thing you have strength to support you through the tasks.
Victory in the workplace will be a sure deal but only after you practice a lot of patience. It’s a time of conflict at work, but you won’t know for sure who you are fighting with. Use your strength and will power to calm yourself down before speaking or making rash decisions to avoid additional problems.
Look forward to: Personal pleasure. Your perseverance will get you through the storm of problems and you’ll be able to pamper and look after yourself at the end of the year.
The state of 2015 is like a set of scales tipping from side to side, from bad to good. All it needs to rest on the good is a push fueled by positive personal intentions. Chinese astrologers foretell that it can be a favorable year for everyone as the Year of the Sheep gives luck to those who look within themselves to improve.
At the end of the day, when you seek the good and strive to nurture yourselves and your relationships, success surely will follow.