The 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs change each lunar year.
Your birth zodiac animal is said to guide your personality traits and influence your compatibility with certain people. In feng shui, the birth animal also can affect the aspects of a dwelling to emphasize and minimize.
When paired together, the feng shui elements and zodiac animal signs result in a year cycle called the sexagenary system. The cycle is considered to start with rat and wood, which last occurred in , meaning that cycle will stretch to The last digit of your lunar birth year determines your element:.
The metal element creates water, which means productivity and activity for the metal industries. These include: production of cars and machinery, IT, high tech industry, cosmetics, and health. WiseHoroscope brings to you western horoscope for all the signs of the zodiac.
The Year of the Rat is under the sign of the Metal astral element, unlike the Pig Year , which has been under the Earth element. All the actions initiated this year are driven by success.
You need to follow your goals with confidence and determination. You have to be relentless in order to accomplish your objectives and never let yourself be discouraged by failure, problems or difficulties.
Although some days you will prove to be fairly unreasonable, inflexible, and stubborn, you need to count on your own strength and solve any problems on your own. After , a year full of unpredictable situations in love matters, is going to be more peaceful. Thus, your love life enters a harmonious path, and communication helps to maintain it. On the other hand, the second part of comes with a grating distrust, for which some reasons may exist, some fictive, some arising from lack of honesty.
During the Metal Rat Year, apart from the moments when exhaustion gets to manifest, all the zodiac signs will enjoy good health. Moreover, the second part of comes with a lot of energy and overall wellness so the mental condition gets better and better. In , practicing sports is still the best medicine and it should be prescribed to each of us for improving our health, for longevity and for general well-being.
Practiced with regularity, it reduces the medical expenses throughout life, it helps you have a more restful sleep and it increases the productivity of daily tasks. This is true for anyone, regardless of your zodiac sign, at any age, child or adult, young or old, short or tall, fragile or robust, and if it is practiced properly, it has no secondary or adverse effects. All throughout , luck is on your side, but you need to seize it as soon as it knocks to your door.
The Chinese say that nothing scares the luck more than when you doubt it. In , the ruling Tai Sui is Lu Mi. The position of Tai Sui is at North 2.
The Feng Shui energies are also changing from year to year. Therefore, it is necessary to track the relocation of the good and bad energies at the beginning of each year, in order to take protection measures in case negative energies will happen to reach an important place of your house or of the office building.
By placing a pair of Chi-Lin Chinese Unicorns facing the North, you will be protected against the bad energy from this sector. Place 4 Chinese bamboo stalks in a vase with water or a natural plant in the Center of the house in order to increase the chances to advance in your career, to successfully pass exams, and to increase your chances in love. Considering the fact that the Rat is the first of the 12 animals-totem of the Chinese calendar , this is going to be a year of new beginnings for all types of projects, for business or marriage.
The most prosperous activities are considered to be those speculative, for which luck is a major factor. The Rat is considered a protector and a bringer of prosperity in the Chinese culture. The children born under the Rat Year are nice, emotional, and fine observers.