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: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 you are a Rooster!
If you're born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 then you're definitely a Dog!
If you're born in the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 then you are a Pig!
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 Rooster, Dog or Pig baby, here are the highlights of what life holds for you this 2023:
Love and Relationships
ROOSTER: The year of 2023 will be an excellent time to find love, especially if you haven’t been so lucky in previous years. Your love life will enrich your entire existence—whether single or attached.
Married or partnered Roosters will have a good chance at renewed affections, but watch out if your exes start giving you second looks—your current mate may get jealous! Guard this lovely one in your life and play the devoted partner. They're worth so much more than any flitting interest because they’re the cornerstone to your turbulent life in 2023 - and well beyond.
Most compatible with Rooster: Dragon, Snake, Ox
DOG: Singles will have an exciting and enriching love life this year. Everyone seems to want you at their summer barbecue or posh party next to the infinity pool—it’s hard not to take advantage of all the attention!
Dogs who are already partnered up will be equally popular, so if you’re looking for a buddy to spend the rest of your life with, it’s best to tell other people about that beforehand. Act honorably in order to uphold the respect of your partner, other people involved in this transaction, and yourself.
Most compatible with Dog: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse
PIG: Pigs who are single may see potential mates everywhere, even if they’re just taking out the trash. In 2023 you will be in a position to meet someone special, but that doesn’t mean it will happen easily. If you don’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to you then there is no guarantee that things will progress smoothly later on.
If you’re married and/or have children, 2023 will bring many happy moments. Your spouse or partner deserves the same love and attention today that he/she did all those years ago! Show them how much they mean to you by doing small thoughtful acts of service regularly.
Most compatible with Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat
ROOSTER: In 2023, work could be unpredictable or even damaging for your mental health. But consider this: When events are negative and challenging, they offer opportunities to learn about yourself and how you can improve
Remember, it’s not so much about working harder this year as it is about being smarter. If you feel that a task is beyond your abilities, be honest and ask for help instead of trying to do everything on your own.
DOG: In 2023, there will be both positive and negative changes in the Dog’s career sector. But as long as you remember to focus your energy on your own work and conduct instead of that of others', all will end well.
Dogs who run their own businesses will need to be on their guard against disloyal subordinates, who may sell them out to competitors or business partners. This is not a reflection on your competence, Dog, just the way you are. But other people aren’t always as well-intentioned as you and so it’ll help protect yourself to remember that in 2023.
PIG: In 2023, people will be more willing to trust and respect the Pig—thanks in part to Tian Yi (a combination of two stars). This gives all Pigs an edge when it comes to working with colleagues and partners as well as those in positions of influence or power. Pigs will enjoy an enhanced reputation as down-to-earth and easygoing.
This year will be a stellar one for Pigs who have business of their own. You'll meet new people at every turn, and they all seem to trust you—which should lead to many more clients. This is not the year to feel shy or insecure; everyone knows your capabilities and wants to see them flourish—all you have to do is believe in yourself enough so that others can too!
ROOSTER: In 2023, your work life won't be rosy. It's likely that you'll face a pay cut or lose your job and have to go on unemployment for a while—but it will give you time to regroup and strategize for the future. Yes, it’s difficult right now—but this change will ultimately be for the best.
Even if you don’t lose your income, you still might not want to eat out every night. You could lose money in investment, and being frugal will help ensure that you have savings by year's end.
DOG: Your income could suffer if you’re the subject of an office rumor. You have nothing to fear, as your hard work will be rewarded this year. Entrepreneurial Dogs may have to deal with setbacks this year, if one of the people who works for them fails to be loyal and causes you to lose a client or two.
You should be aware that the current crisis will not last long, and you’ll find a solution. Either by resolving the problem and reassuring your clients to return after their dissatisfaction with you has subsided—or finding new ones even better than before!
PIG: If you take on the opportunities that come your way, and excel in their execution—which we all know you will, Pig—you’re looking at promotions, raises and lucrative contracts.
As a business owner, your personal balance sheet will grow as you expand into new markets and acquire new customers. The new business will ask you to be bolder and more imaginative than ever before, so take stock of what you're already doing well—and look into upgrading areas where you’re not as solid just yet.
ROOSTER: When you feel that things aren’t going well at school in 2023, don't stay awake all night and study—that will only make it harder.
Don't work too hard this year, or you'll be anxious about next year's big tests—and perform worse on them because of it. Instead, take care of yourself and give yourself some time to relax. You can’t control everything that happens in life—sometimes bad things happen, too!
DOG: You’re more likely to be “Most Liked,” rather than labeled as the person who is “Best at Math or better at sports.” This year, you’ll likely enjoy school and classes more than being popular among your peers.
Dogs in school will have a productive year. Your academic standing is due for an upgrade, which could be wonderful news if you’ll apply for college soon. This is the year to lay a solid foundation—while it's fresh in your mind!
PIG: This year will be a great one for younger Pigs. Not only do you have all the skills to succeed at school, but your enjoyment of learning means that exams won’t faze you in the slightest.
Don't let your success go to your head, Pig. When we get too cocky, we risk becoming overconfident and a braggart—a quality you’re not known for. Lead others by example as always: with joy rather than superiority
ROOSTER: Health may be a relative weakness for Roosters in 2023. With all the pressures of work or school, younger people born under this sign will find themselves on edge frequently—which can lead to quarrels and fights.
In the year 2023, we advise you to practice temperance in all areas of life. By staying calm and collected in one area – by eating sensibly, exercising frequently and practicing Tai Chi or meditation which center and ground you— other areas will likely follow suit.
DOG: If you take good care of yourself, Dog, in 2023 I see no major problems for your health. Common sense will keep you healthy: eat well and get plenty of sleep.
In any case, all Dogs will need to watch for changes in their mood this year. As we’ve said before, you won't face any serious problems in 2023—so do your best to shrug off the little things instead of letting them take hold of you even for one day. It's not worth it!
PIG: This upcoming year, please take care of your health so that you don't become sick or injured—the “Da Hao” effect could mean this is a likely possibility.
The solution isn’t difficult, but eating sensibly is easier said than done—even in the face of all those new faddish diet books. You're quite the epicurean of your sign, of course; so indulge yourself once in a while! But never forget that we must always strive to be healthyIf 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.