When I was young, I always marvelled at how majestic sounding the English Zodiac signs were compared to the Chinese ones. You had the twins of Gemini, the water-bearer, Aquarius and even the fish was called Pisces. They sounded so mystical and grandiose. THEN you have the Chinese Zodiac signs - very Asian, very practical. No mysterious names. The rat is just a rat. And the pig is, wait for this ... a pig. It reminds me of the very creative names of the Hall of Residences at NTU. You guessed it - Hall 1, Hall 2, Hall 3, etc
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Anyhows, how are the animal signs faring in 2012? Please remember that a personal BaZi chart has 8 characters and the animal sign is just one character. If you would like a more accurate indication of 2012's effect on you, it's best to get a BaZi consultation.
RAT (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
The rat is in a strong position next year. He is in the throne position and the General star flies in. There is some sick energy present but it doesn't do much to weaken the rat.
For those who live or work with rat people, don't go against them - you will not win!
OX (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The poor ox though needs a lot of support. There is a strong sickness association. The ox needs to take care in 2012. Have plenty of rest and eat well. Look after yourself. It is best to lie low during this year.
Interestingly, it seems like there might also be a culling of cattle, especially in the Northeast areas in 2012.
TIGER (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
The Golden box and the Gold Fairy both move into the Tiger position so while there is sick energy here as well, money is also present. Hurrah!
But take care Tiger person. When doing business, don't partner with a person born in the year of the monkey or someone born in August as they have the energy to pilfer your money.
RABBIT (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
The rabbit is in a good position. There is career and money energy. If you have been thinking of making important changes in your life, this is the year to do it.
DRAGON (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
The poor Dragon. 2012 is the year of the Dragon but the Dragon is really weak. Lie low and protect yourself this year. If you are thinking of making a major decision (i.e. marriage or starting a business), this is probably not the year to do it.
Avoid visiting sick people in hospitals and try to avoid funerals (if you go, don't look at the coffin as it is being lowered down into the earth). Please avoid dark alleys as there is a strong robbery energy associated with the Dragon as well.
SNAKE (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
The snake doesn't need to worry this year. It's alright. There is a potential for diseases, especially of a sexual nature but as long as you are sensible, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
HORSE (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
There is a strong career energy here but it seems like there is a tendency for this energy to do something illegal. For those in relationships, this year your relationships will be a major cause of stress for you. So patience and restraint should be your key words for this year.
SHEEP (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
The Sheep needs to really watch out this year. Hopefully, you are not into rock-climbing, cave explorations, rappelling or sea sports. If you are, well, try not to be this year. Your energy is not strong and there is a high chance of accidents.
MONKEY (1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
The monkey is alright this year. He is well-protected.
ROOSTER (1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
The rooster, like the rabbit will do well this year. It has money and is in a strong position wearing the Magnificent crown. Rooster, this is your year. Go all out and take all those life-changing actions this year.
DOG (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
The poor dog. This year, it will seem that everyone is fighting you. So what should you do? Try and stay out of such situations as much as you can. Don't pick any bones, don't bark at anyone. If someone tries to pick a fight with you, (and I know this is hard), just walk away. Otherwise, too much energy is going to be wasted as you are not strong enough to take anyone on.
PIG (1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
The pig is alright. Not very strong but not too weak either. The interesting bit is that there might just be that chance of a lottery win as Jade Leaf (nope, that's not Zhang Ziyi's character from Hero but a star denoting money) and Heaven Charm fly into the abode of the Pig this year.