Happy Chinese New Year!
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 – we usher in the year of the Horse.
Born: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
It’s your year, so expect revolutionary changes, immense profits and heaps of good luck! Excellent financial deals will be struck this year, but perseverance and vigilance will be required. You may run into obstacles early on, but keep calm and carry on with your best – the more thorough you are, the better your opportunities. Stay modest, treat people around you fairly, and your freedom-loving, adventurous nature will help you charge through a smooth year ahead.
Born: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
2014 will be a good year for the kind Goat, as a burst of exuberant energy will provide a myriad of opportunities to showcase your talents, and improve relationships with leaders and peers. Change will be inevitable, so go ahead and try new things and chase your ambitions. Research and networking will help, so your social nature should help you excel. You can expect much windfall this year, but manage your money wisely and stay away from get-rich-quick schemes.
Born: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Major, life-changing decisions will likely be made this year for the quick-witted Monkey. Lady Luck will smile on you, especially in business endeavours, but do not be gullible and fall prey to unscrupulous folks and risky investments promising instant rewards. As the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold – your rewards this year will come from consistent hard work. So, while a simple savings plan may not be sexy, it will certainly be wise.
Born: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
In 2014, the industrious Rooster may see mixed fortune and radical change. There will be opportunities for a career change or to branch out with your own business venture, but be prepared for a lot of reworking to achieve success. Don’t dwell on the past – it’s a year to move forward and make decisions without procrastinating. Finances may be fine in the beginning, but investments may disappoint this year, so avoid additional borrowing and spending.
Born: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
The fortune for the steadfast Dog keeps getting better in 2014. As a power year to develop and hone your skills via additional education or training, the friendly Dog will become a highly valued team player, and develop helpful connections while exploring new career directions. Disciplined money management in the first half of 2014 will enable you to seek financial opportunities in the later half, but thorough research and planning is necessary to protect your interests.
Born: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
The caring Pig is in for a good year with many auspicious happenings. Sincere and outgoing, you will easily make new friends and market creative ideas. Relatives and collaborators will help you achieve great things in your career, and your hardworking nature will open unexpected doors. Any business ventures will be favourable, and careful investment will help you make money. Keep a tight rein on yourself, though – you may be tempted into spending extravagantly and impulsively.
Born: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
For the tiny yet ambitious Rat, 2014 will be a year that races full speed ahead. This is the year where you will have the power to get to places fast, achieving your goals while standing out in the process too. However, every race has its dangers – you must carefully manage your time and activities to avoid burning out. There will be many financial opportunities, but you must fight to acquire it. Nevertheless, thoroughly analyse investments and money matters, which must be handled with utmost caution.
Born: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
For the stubborn Ox who prefers stability and security, 2014 will be full of suspense and marked by transformation. It may be hard leaving the familiar, but the Horse will pull you along, so learn to be more flexible and adventurous, and let go of the old that no longer works for you. If progress seems slow, stay focused – apparent obstacles may be new opportunities in disguise. Good friends and wise mentors will guide you onto the right path, especially with financial advice.
Born: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
The powerful Tiger may find itself bristling in restlessness – while 2014 may bring a major positive turning point, the beginning of the year may be mediocre before picking up to a dash to the finish line. No matter the challenge, stay calm and positive. When things are out of your control, just go with the flow and your luck will be strong. Generally, financial wealth will be very healthy and will come to you in various forms this year.
Born: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The gentle Rabbit faces a hectic year with much change on the horizon. Go with the flow and don’t resist. Keep a low profile to avoid possible clashes at work, but don’t be intimidated and do trust your intuition – unexpected events will work to your advantage. The easily stressed Rabbit must take time to rest, though, after frenetic schedules. You may be travelling and spending more this year, but the enjoyment you receive will deem it as money well spent.
Born: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The fiery Dragon must learn to be open-minded and compromise. Slow progress and unforeseen delays in projects may annoy you, but take it as a chance to review ongoing plans – open discussion will yield new and fresh perspectives. 2014 could be financially challenging, as pursuit of your dreams may cause you to overextend your resources. Be wise and focus on consolidating debts, saving more, and protecting what you currently have instead of trying to reap extra profits.
Born: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
After a tumultuous 2013, 2014 will bring the shrewd Snake mixed fortunes that brings good luck in all aspects, yet requires much handling with care. For the ever-frugal Snake, this will be a good year to expand your business, but do so wisely – decisions made now will chart your course for many years to come. However, you must carefully work out a financial plan and stick to it religiously to evade monetary losses.
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Although I’m not the slightest amount of Chinese (My last name, Lee, is Korean), we still celebrate Chinese New year. Or consider it Lunar New Year since most all Asian cultures celebrate it. I won’t be popping firecrackers or having a feast with relatives, but I did pick up a tub of Toong Mai (puff rice snack) that I’ll be enjoying while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. Might go to Ala Moana on Saturday to see the tons of Lion dancers going around the mall from store to store. And maybe get some manapua and rice cake for lunch.
Busy weekend with Chinese (Lunar) New Year and the Super Bowl. Kung Hei Fat Choi and Go Broncos!!!