What the 2021 Year of the Ox has in store for you
Years of the Ox:
1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
With the Year of the Ox said to be supremely unlucky for those born under the same sign, a challenging year awaits you on many fronts, not least of all financial. You are best advised to postpone anything with more than a hint of risk and focus on consolidating all of your interests into a comparatively safe haven. If you can ride out the immediately forthcoming tough times, you will be well placed to begin next year in a far more advantageous position than many of your peers. Look to investing in the education of someone close to you come autumn.
Years of the Tiger:
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
With the blessings of Tai Yang, the powerful star of relationships, upon you, this is the time to change the power dynamics of a key relationship. One particular partner – whether personal or business-related – has been pushing you to take things to the next stage for quite some time now. If you postpone your decision much longer, you may well find the choice has been made for you. Chances are, the outcome will not be the one you most desire, so it would be far better for you to seize the initiative and take control of your own destiny.
Years of the Rabbit:
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Your long-suppressed desire to travel will eventually resurface and be fully indulged, but not until the new year turns old. Someone far away has been keeping the faith throughout the travails of the past 12 months, but their hope of you doing the same is beginning to waiver. It’s best you reaffirm your commitment virtually at the earlier opportunity; this will reassure both of you that you really are doing the right thing. Use your vacation time sparingly, as you will have a lot of catching up to do come late autumn.
Years of the Dragon:
1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Dragons truly get to take flight this year. While you spent much of 2020 hunkering down, the time is now right for you to return to the fray with a vengeance. Although others have grown soft and indecisive during the months of relative inactivity, you have taken the opportunity to regroup, reassess and plan. However, remember to keep a level head as the inauspicious auspices of Yang Ren entering your sphere may have you experiencing sudden, inopportune bouts of temper.
Years of the Snake:
1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Snakes know a turncoat when they see one and you have long suspected the loyalties of someone who has enjoyed all the advantages of being privy to your inner circle. Now, inadvertently, they are poised to show their true colours, giving you all the justification you need to exile them from you and yours. While they are bound to backpedal and look to mitigate, you know this is but cosmetic bluster. Stick to your convictions and make the break.
Years of the Horse:
1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 2002, 2014
Love is all around you this year, with the admirable qualities you showed over the last 12 months having endeared many to you. Your leadership on many fronts has led to family, friends and work colleagues reevaluating you in a universally favourable light. Be careful, however, as this outpouring of affection could impair your objectivity when tough decisions need to be taken. While flattery is always welcome, it is never going to sustain you financially or help you reach any of your key life goals.
Years of the Goat:
1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
An event early in the year forces you to reassess much of your philosophy of life, particularly on the environmental front. While you have long given tacit support for action on the climate change front, you may well soon feel compelled to take a more strident approach. This is largely down to your growing sense of stewardship and your increased awareness that the wellbeing of future generations is already in your hands.
Years of the Monkey:
1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
It has often been said that you can resist anything but temptation. Given the kid-in-a-candy shop sentiment that is tiding over you at the first hint that the wider world may be about to return to something approaching normal, this may become an issue. While you’ve been abstemious and restrained for the best part of 10 months, there is now an inner dam approaching breaking point. Discretion is your watchword as the sins of older folk are always less becoming than those of their younger counterparts.
Years of the Rooster:
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Very rarely has the New Year presented you with quite such a blank page. In this instance, given the Rooster’s harmonious relationship with the ruling Ox sign, that’s very definitely a positive prospect. While you’ve spent the past few years constrained by the expectations and demands of others, suddenly you are off the leash big time, free to explore new directions both personally and professionally. While this has, unfortunately, been triggered by something of a loss, there is also an awful lot to be gained.
Years of the Dog:
1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Gossip will be dogging your every move in the first half of the year. While much of this is down to jealousy on the part of certain people within your professional and social circles, there’s no denying it’s also been fuelled by your habitually opaque behaviour. Although no-one is suggesting complete transparency, keeping secrets for the sake of keeping secrets doesn’t really become you. You could just try explaining yourself every once in a while.
Years of the Pig:
1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
With the lucky star of mobility, Yi Ma, smiling on you, a golden career opportunity is starred for you this year. It may, however, be best to keep the celebrations on a low burn – after all, everyone’s gain has to be someone else’s loss. You may find that some people are more inclined to mourn the latter rather than applaud the former, so it’s best all round if you share any good news sparingly. A grand charitable gesture may help to dispel any negative karma heading your way.
Years of the Rat:
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
A year of fine balance awaits you, one where you manage to keep all of your plates – personal, professional and spiritual – spinning rather nicely. Many will look on wistfully as you dexterously keep all of your affairs in order, with few realising just how much hard work it has taken for you to arrive in such an enviable position. If you can maintain your current priorities and keep your hand firmly (but sensitively) on the tiller, this is a situation that could yet hold steady for several more years.