The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, marks the transition from one animal to the next—2022 is the Year of the Tiger, which began on February 1st, 2022, and ends on January 21st, 2023. January 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year) will signal the start of the Year of the Water Rabbit.
Chinese Astrology is usually taken as a good luck charm by many. There are 12 animals that are assigned to each year of the lunar calendar in Chinese Astrology, and they represent the 12 years of life. The animal which falls under your birth year is referred to as the ruling animal, while the others are known as subsidiary animals.
If you are born in the following years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 you are a Horse!
If you're born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, then you're definitely a Goat!
If you're born in the years 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 then you are a Monkey!
Are you worried about what’s in store for the coming Chinese New Year? Or are you excited about the surprises ahead? Don’t worry, we’ve got it all covered.
If you're a Horse, Goat or Monkey baby, here are the highlights of what life holds for you this 2023:
Love and Relationships
HORSE: Like so many things in life, finding a mate starts with small steps. You’ll meet a few people at first—but those you do will be stellar! Just take your time getting to know someone before deciding whether they're the right match for you.
For those of you who are married or have found your life partner, plan for the future in a sensible and realistic manner as a unit. Consider taking road trips if possible — all work and no play won’t do any favors to keep romance alive! Nurture it: don't let that love die out!
Most compatible with Horse: Goat, Tiger, Dog
GOAT: It will be easy to pay attention to a potential partner’s value and character—just don't let their good looks or shiny exterior distract you. It's not wise to rush into a relationship just because you think the other person is attractive.
If you’re already married or partnered up, this might not be the best year for romance. Just try to keep stress out of your relationship ‘cause goats can get aggressive when they're feeling emotional about something.
Most compatible with Goat: Horse, Pig, Rabbit
MONKEY: You will feel confident, glowing, and much more attractive to potential mates this year. This means that your love life should be very smooth sailing! Single Monkeys will find that wherever they go this year, people will be eager to learn more about them.
In 2023, married or partnered Monkeys will experience a renewed interest in their partner. This may be the longest you've been with someone and still find them so attractive! You and your partner will learn to see each other's point of view this year, so disagreements won't last long. That's because forgiveness and forgetfulness are in the air—and that means love too!
Most compatible with Monkey: Snake, Rat, Dragon
HORSE: The “Po Tai Sui” will have a negative effect on the Horse's career sector, but don't despair: someone will recognize your special mix of inspiration and diligence this year—despite everything. If you’ve just entered the workforce, watch out for people who seem too helpful—they could be trying to trip you up on purpose from day one.
If you’re just starting your business, be extra careful when choosing clients and associates so that you don't end up working with someone who could hurt both your reputation and finances. Your young company may suffer setbacks this year, but if you engage in creative endeavors you will find them entirely absorbing and also garner applause for your oeuvre.
GOAT: A Goat can earn a fortune by attracting people who recognize his talents and reward him accordingly. If others offer you their assistance and guidance, Goat, be sure to acknowledge them by continuing to seek out opportunities that allow your talents to shine
If you’re in a leadership position, don’t be afraid of going after new business. Your efforts could bring in some of the best clients your company has ever had—and will surely result in rewards for you.
MONKEY: You may have difficulty concentrating on your work in 2023, as you seem to lack the motivation that drives you most days. You could find yourself disliked within your professional community this year because you seem more distracted and less engaged with others than usual. If someone has a valid reason to criticize you, apologize and accept responsibility. If not, focus on your work instead of worrying about other people's opinions.
Frustration might get the better of you in 2023, and that’s not going to help anyone. Be sure to keep your emotions out of work-related matters this year. Make a plan, try to stick to it, and avoid making decisions based on your emotions. It's not always easy but you should do your best.
HORSE: In 2023, the wealth you accrue will reflect your career. So if you make mistakes along the way, don’t expect your income to stay high for long. Please be careful not to disclose any private or sensitive information, as that will help stop the drain on your money coming in.
Investment income isn’t going to paint a rosy picture either this year, since it depends on your income and that can fluctuate at times. Investing is different from gambling, since your investments are likely to stay relatively stable over time. Being too trusting can put you in danger. If you don’t watch out, white-collar crime might ensnare you.
GOAT: Income will grow steadily over the course of 2023, with your spending habits remaining stable. In fact, you'll likely find yourself bringing in new clients while excelling at work—a combination that bodes well for long-term assets.
Investing and finance will not be worry-free in the coming year, unfortunately. The Goat should stay away from high-risk investment schemes, or avoid the markets altogether—the environment is just too volatile right now.
MONKEY: Monkey’s work performance and bonuses might suffer in 2023, if they become distracted at their jobs. If you work hard, your projects will run smoothly and people will respect you. If not, they won’t—and it probably means no raises in your future!
If you work harder this year than you have in previous years, your income should at least hold steady (if not increase). However, you won’t have much time or interest in researching investment vehicles— something that used to be a passion of yours. This isn’t a great year for investing, but that doesn't mean you can't make money. Just live as frugally as possible and put every spare dollar in your savings account, Monkey; it'll be safest there this year.
HORSE: This year, young Horses will face challenges in school that are more difficult than those they encountered previously. This is just a passing phase, however—so don’t feel discouraged!
Although students may feel alienated by their friends for a time, the alliances will shift quickly in 2023. This provides an opportunity—in disguise. Don’t worry about figuring out who you are too early; take your time, and enjoy the ride.
GOAT: Goat students find themselves especially gifted in school this year. They’re likely to excel academically, whether it’s on tests, projects or presentations—whatever they set their mind to!
Teachers, counselors, parents and schoolmates will find you more mature than your peers this year—and they'll look to you for leadership.
For this reason, the Goat might be voted onto the student body; however it may not come naturally to these humble individuals and they’d find themselves growing more comfortable with being in the limelight.
MONKEY: This year is a challenging one for younger Monkeys. They may feel that their minds are no longer sharp and they have little energy to work with. You may not be at the top of your class anymore, but rest assured that it’s only temporary!
Take any scholastic setback with humbleness—it's what everyone else who isn't blessed with intelligence has always had to do. This is a good year to establish the habit of helpfully asking for assistance from others. Remember that you don’t have to be the best at everything.
HORSE: Because of a couple of bad aspects in the health sector, there are several things you can do to help keep yourself healthy. If your insurance covers them, try getting physicals more frequently than usual and be sure to exercise as well—outside work is best!
Even those without insurance are advised to go see a doctor at the first sign of trouble. Don’t think it’ll go away, so you might as well save some money. That’s not a smart idea in 2023! Small discomfort can really snowball into a serious disease if you’re not careful. Please don’t forget that this year.
GOAT: In 2023, the Goat's health will remain generally stable if they continue to exercise and eat well. This isn’t the year to go in for extreme sports, or anything that could pose serious injuries to your body. Think yoga or jogging—something liberating and meditative will suit you well this year.
To avoid any unnecessary conflict, it would be best if you stayed away from fire. Avoiding barbecues and conflicts at home or in the workplace is also a good idea; your uncharacteristic temper flares may surprise those around you—even though it doesn't happen very often.
MONKEY: In 2023 the Monkey's health should be stable, although there may be some trouble in his or her professional life. The best advice is to work hard when necessary and rest otherwise.
It can be difficult to make time for friends when you’re feeling down, but spending time with people who love and care about you will help elevate your mood. If you do not let your negative emotions out, they could build up and land you in the hospital for depression by year’s end. Instead express frustration or fears either verbally or through exercise—letting off steam will help prevent a breakdown.If you find this article helpful, share it to your friends or family! And if you want to know what luck awaits for the other zodiacs out there, click here.