The following insights for each Zodiac Animal is based in a number of sources; most notably "The Tiger Roars Winds Rise" by H.H. Grandmaster Lin Yun and Crystal Chu and the "Classic Chinese Almanac - Year of the Metal Tiger - Geng Yin - 2010" by Dr. Edgar Sung. These general tendencies can be mitigated or enhanced with feng shui, rituals, meditations and transcendental adjustments; as well as discovering more specifics for each month of your sign. Even the luckiest sign (the Pig this year) has its cautions as does the unluckiest (the Monkey this year) has its bright spots.
For all signs other than the Monkey and Snake, carrying a small 3 dimensional Pig will enhance their luck. Snakes and Monkeys will do well to carry a Horse and Dog (tiny 3D versions, of course ;=))
Many signs benefit from doing a good deed each day. For the Rabbit, Horse, Ram, Monkey it is suggested that doing 10 good deeds a day for 27 days, will turn all misfortune into auspiciousness. For ALL signs but particularly the Tiger, Dragon, Snake and Monkey, it is highly recommended to do the "Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell" ritual on New Year's Eve February 13th, 2010 or if that date is missed, another auspicious date soon after. "Welcoming in the Wealth God" and "Changing the Chi of the House" are other transcendental rituals that enhance and protect all signs for the year ahead.
All of the transcendental adjustments suggested below are available in H.H. Grandmaster Lin Yun's Year of the Tiger Almanac available at the Lin Yun Temple website. Individual adjustments can be acquired through Sacred Currents by sending 9 Red Envelops with $27 and a self addressed white envelop to: Sacred Currents 11 East 88th Street 7D NYC, NY 10128. The "Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell" requires cinnabar. Include and an additional $9 ($36 total) if you want it sent with the ritual.
A 3-dimensional, Pig, Horse and Dog can also be acquired through Sacred Currents. Send $9 for each animal ordered and $5 for priority postage (regardless of the number of animals you order.)
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TENDENCIES FOR THE 12 CHINESE ANIMALS:
RAT - 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Luck is considered fair for the Rat. Career changes and possible business travels are in the cards. The suggestion is to 'go with the flow.' For both males and females, there is a good chance for promotion, opportunities to set up a new business and to receive recognition. Preserve your health by not visiting homes with a recent death and attend to any minor illnesses quickly. Although there may be times of troubles there are benefactors available to help you to resolve difficulties.
OX - 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Career, marriage prospects for singles and general success look bright for Oxen. It is thought that you only need to put out half the effort for twice the result this year as benefactors are their for your support. Travel to distant places provide beneficial outcomes. However if you're slow to act, opportunities could be lost. As a result of an 'evil' star, scoundrels, legal entanglements and possible financial loss are also present. Control your temper and avoid confrontation with family members. "Welcoming in the Wealth God" is a transcendental adjustment that can transform misfortune into auspiciousness.
TIGER - 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Tigers are sitting directly atop of the Year God and thus misfortune may be afoot. It is suggested that specific rituals be done to" Honor and Appease the Tai Sui" (Year God) and respects also be paid to the "God of the Land." The "Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell" is a renewing ritual suggested for all the signs but particularly important for the Tiger. Tolerance is important and one should keep a low profile. Although this year's losses may provide later gains, some feel wealth is within reach and that benefactors will be there in times of need.
RABBIT - 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
With the strong chi Rabbits have this year their tendency toward illness should not be difficult to overcome. Yet there are other hindrances to be dealt with and it is suggested to be relaxed, grounded and patient during this year. Then with hard work, your efforts will be recognized and reap great returns. Keep major changes to a minimum, i.e., moving homes, changing jobs, extensive travel. Married Hares beware of extramarital attractions, while singles can look forward to good marriage prospects.
DRAGON - 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Although not in direct clash, Dragon and Tiger are at odds. Do not be competitive but remain cautious and patient, otherwise life becomes a battleground. Yet whether you're starting a new business or beginning a family, good outcomes should be expected. Play your cards close to your chest, as there may be someone who does not have your best interests in mind. As there maybe be health concerns in the family it is best not to visit others in ill health. Dragons would do well to "Honor and Appease the Tai Sui" (Year God).
SNAKE - 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
The Snake is in the most confrontational relationship with the Tiger. Thus carrying a Horse and Dog talisman will appease the Tiger (these 3 are in harmony with one another.) Fortunately along with inauspicious aspects, there is also a lucky star to resolve some of the negative influences. Thus, it is a good time for self reflection especially before pointing the finger at others. Stay out of arguments, work with integrity, and then recognition and prosperity can still be yours. Conversely if you're in discord with others, cheat or cut corners, you can face a lawsuit. Attend to illnesses quickly and avoid traveling afar this year.
HORSE - 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
The Horse is in a 3 harmony alignment with the Tiger (and Dog) and thus in a good position this year. But there are still things to caution against. One such thing is 'bad company', which could cause you to be the target of negative influences, monetary loss, accidents, or estranged relationships. "Changing the Chi of the House' is particularly advised. The saying, "One good deed wards off a thousand evils" is a good one to follow this year. Treat others with benevolence, honesty and generosity. Elderly family members particularly need your support. Your leadership qualities and expertise will serve your career well this year.
RAM - 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
The Ram is considered to 'enter the mouth of the Tiger" and thus you should be conservative with taking risks and keep you desires to a minimum. Arguments and problems will be avoided by minding your own business. You will find opportunities in unlikely places and beneficial people will offer their recommendations and support. Be cautious making new friends and pay attention when walking alone at night. "The Golden Cicada Sheds Its Shell" ritual is especially good to do, as is 'Welcoming in the Wealth God' on New Year's Eve.
MONKEY - 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
The Monkey is in direct conflict with Tiger and downturns in all areas of life are possible. The idea of 'movement', whether on a long trip, through changing your career, or relocating to a new city, are all recommended to subdue antagonistic events. It is thought that the further one goes on a long journey the better. Be prudent with your communications and honest in your dealings. Do not act as a guarantor or lend money to others, yet be generous to family and friends. Besides honoring the 'Year God', doing good deeds anonymously will avert disasters.
ROOSTER - 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
It is a smooth year for Roosters with prosperity, off-spring and marriage prospects all looking good. However, these good opportunities must be seized as they will leave as quickly as they came. Avoid funerals and visiting those who are sick, if you're frail or vulnerable. Minor illnesses should be attended to quickly, remembering that "illness is caused by what we eat and trouble by what we say." Follow your insight, maintain hard work and do a good deed a day and there is no limit to what you can achieve.
DOG - 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
The Dog along with the Horse is in 3 harmony with the Tiger. Although this is a good aspect, there are some negative star alignments for the Dog. You will be better off financially this year than last but do not make rash investments, move to a new home, or act impulsively at all. Pay close attention to your health. Be careful in your interpersonal relationships, whether at work or home and do what you can to keep the peace and act in harmony. Accomplishments will be forthcoming through steadiness. Offerings to the "God of Prosperity and Virtue" is advised.
PIG - 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
The Pig has the best relationship with the Tiger. Luck with money is great and investments will yield results. Yet avoid short term investments made from greed. Take care of health and avoid visiting people in the hospital. Marriage prospects are good for singles but married men should take care to avoid 'peach blossom' entanglements (extramarital affairs.) When embarking on a major trip, changing career or moving your home, make sure to use transcendental method of "Walking on a Red Cloth" to insure your protection. Helpful people will be there when you need them.
To help insure your Good Fortunes this year and for insight into your own astrology as well as specific feng shui recommendations for preparing your home or office, please contact me at: Sacred Currents 212-410-1832.
'Gung Hey Fat Choy'
(Wishing You Prosperity), Judith Wendell