What does the Year of the Metal Ox have in store for you?

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11)— The “new year, fresh beginning” mindset holds true even in the Chinese calendar — as feng shui experts see a better, calmer year for the world this 2021.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Patrick Lim Fernandez said that while the 2020 Year of the Rat focused on the more aggressive and unstable “yang” energy, the Year of the Ox’s “yin” energy gives a calmer vibe.

“We can expect a lot less volatility, a lot less chaos, and just a better year overall compared to last year,” Fernandez told The Source.

Similarly, feng shui master Francis Gaw also sees a “really good year” for the health sector— which has been severely affected by the coronavirus crisis.

With the Lunar New Year about to roll in, the feng shui experts share with CNN Philippines their predictions for the Year of the Metal Ox:

Year of the Metal Ox outlook: Calm is might, hardwork is key

The ox is usually perceived as a huge and loud animal, but one key thing for this year is to stay calm amid the chaos.

“The key thing is by being calm, you can control your emotions, and that’s what gives you the might in the Year of the Metal Ox,” Fernandez added.

Fernandez added 2021 is also a good year to be productive, hardworking, and helpful — some of the key traits of the Ox. However, he advised people to always seek the truth and go deeper than the surface, especially with the prevalence of fake news.

The public is also reminded to avoid being one side-minded, and try to hear different arguments and hold dialogues with one another.

What lies ahead for each sign

1. Rat

1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

FORECAST: Those born under the Rat sign have a lot to look forward to this year. Specifically, they will be learning new things— whether formally or informally.

“So they can take courses, classes. They can even just read books or watch YouTube videos. Anything to learn and make yourself better, that’s good,” said Fernandez.

They will also be having a lot of collaborators and will be getting help in their endeavors this year, both in their personal and professional life.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Anxiety

2. Ox

1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

FORECAST: People born in the year of the Ox will be getting the spotlight during their year. They will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity.

They are likewise advised to engage in activities that promote generosity, such as giving to charity or doing volunteer work.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Conflicts

3. Tiger

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

FORECAST: It’s a good year for relationships for the Tiger this year, and they are advised to nurture these connections— may it be with significant other, family, friends, or colleagues.

The Tiger will also be helped out by male higher-ups. “So if you have any chance just to ask help from males in authority, that’s likely where your luck will be coming from,” Fernandez said.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Plans may abruptly change

4. Rabbit

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

FORECAST: Those born under the Rabbit sign may face a lot of challenges, but ultimately, 2021 will prove to be a year of growth for them.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Emotional, physical health

5. Dragon

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

FORECAST: While the Tiger seeks help from male authority, the Dragon will be supported by females. “If you have a business, if you can cater to your female market, that should bode well for you,” Fernandez said.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Temptation to interfere in other people’s business

6. Snake

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

FORECAST: Snakes will be given the opportunity to be recognized in their role or position, and their authority will also continue to grow.

They will also continue to push themselves and get out of their comfort zones, and learn new things both professionally and personally.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Be careful with legal contracts or details

7. Horse

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

FORECAST: This will be a good year for the Horse to grow their investments or businesses, but they are advised to thoroughly study any proposal or idea.

Those born in the Year of the Horse are also urged to celebrate victories— even the small ones— by relaxing and hanging out with loved ones.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Temptations

8. Goat

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

FORECAST: As the goat is in conflict with the ox, those born under this sign may face a lot of challenges and changes. But while you go through these changes, help is always available.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Expenses

9. Monkey

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

FORECAST: This will be a good year for relationships for those born in the Year of the Monkey. Single monkeys may even find the one this year.

“Try to put yourself out there, be bold, and you might find some luck in that aspect,” Fernandez said. 

The monkey will also be getting a lot of help from everywhere, thus also making it a good year for business and investments.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Accidents

10. Rooster

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

FORECAST: The rooster may become more powerful or move up the ladder this year. They are also recommended to “do a lot of good deeds.”

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Feeling like you’re not moving forward

11. Dog

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

FORECAST: The dog will have a good year for professional advancement, and may encounter a lot of opportunities in that aspect. Those born under this sign may also get “unexpected wealth.”

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Conflicts, quarrels, emotions

12. Pig

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

FORECAST: Pigs have a travel star under their sign this year, which is seen to benefit both their personal and professional life.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Loss of belongings, health