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What The Year Of The Dragon Means For You


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By The Sybarite Team on 13th February 2024

In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Dragon is a time of growth, prosperity, and change.

This auspicious year 2024 has implications for all signs of the Chinese zodiac, as the Dragon's influence is known to bring about transformative energy in our lives. Check out your Chinese zodiac sign according to your birth year! By astrologist and spiritual counselor, Letao Wang.

Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

If you are a Rat, this year promises opportunities for new beginnings. The Dragon's daring nature may propel you to break free from your comfort zone and embark on uncharted paths. The celestial alignment favorably positions Rats with the Tai Sui (the divine god of luck) this year, casting a promising light on social interactions and relationships. As the stars twinkle with opportunity, career advancements appear likely, making this an excellent time for Rats to climb the corporate ladder. Those in authoritative roles or running their own business will find their leadership skills amplified. A star of abundance shines brightly, signaling potential monetary gain; however, caution must be exercised to avoid mishaps and misfortunes. This year Rats must steer clear of adrenaline-pumping, high-risk sports.

Ritual: personalized affirmation

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

This year, the Ox clashes with the tai sui, instigating a whirlwind of misconceptions and unfavorable rumors. However, this year also bears the fruit of their labor, paving the path towards achieving their goals. Countless lucky stars are aligned, providing strength to overcome impending hurdles. While the possibility of setbacks cannot be completely ruled out, rest assured that benefactors will extend a helping hand. Unfortunately, health and home life, especially for those living with elders, may be under the influence of unfavorable stars. However, this year presents an excellent opportunity for the Ox to revamp their living spaces, recharging the energy within their homes for a brighter tomorrow.

Ritual: easy hikes into the nature

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

The Dragon's transformative energy could be welcomed by Tigers, who are known for their dynamic nature. This year may bring about significant change, possibly related to career or personal life. A constellation of lucky stars is aligning to catalyze career advancements, lucrative pay upgrades, and fresh entrepreneurial prospects. Business travel will serve as a potent luck enhancer this year, so seize any chance you get to explore new horizons. However, a cautionary note - amidst all these exciting prospects, some star-crossed influences could lead to unforeseen accidents. So, don't forget that essential safeguard - travel insurance, before embarking on your international adventures.

Ritual: daily prayers in the dawn

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

For those born in the year of the Rabbit, the Dragon year signifies a time for introspection and self-improvement. The celestial dance of the stars seems to be staging a challenging act for the Rabbits this year, particularly in the realm of networking and interpersonal dynamics. Regrettably, the cosmic forces that usually shed their favorable light seem to be dim this time, pushing Rabbits to harness their inner strength and resilience. To counteract the turbulent energy, they are advised to indulge in a thorough dental cleaning or health screening during the second or eighth lunar month, as a means to restore cosmic balance. Keep an open mind and embrace the opportunity to grow.

Ritual: meditation and mindfulness

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Dragons themselves could find this to be a year of self-discovery. The Dragon's energy is at its peak, making it an excellent time to pursue new passions or deepen existing hobbies. Do expect a thrilling waltz of life with its share of peaks and valleys. Good luck can pirouette into the spotlight by seizing auspicious moments - tying the knot, welcoming a little one, diving into the real estate pool, or embarking on an entrepreneurial journey. A beacon of fortune is also on the horizon, aiding Dragons to ascend the ladder of their careers with flair. Despite the glitter, two murky stars cast a shadow over health and safety, hinting at potential mishaps. But fear not, these celestial spoilers can be muted. 

Ritual: spiritual retreat 

Snakes (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Snakes may experience the Dragon year as a period of learning and intellectual growth. It is the perfect time to gain new knowledge or skills. Get ready for a thrilling journey of discovery, dear Snakes! This year bursts with opportunities for expanding your horizons, cultivating new skills, or diving into unexplored hobbies. As the pages of the calendar flip, you might find yourself immersed in a realm of knowledge you've always yearned to explore. And hold on to your hats, because your love life is about to take a glorious turn. For those unattached, prepare to be struck by Cupid's arrow as your soulmate is set to enter your life this year. So here's to an exciting and love-filled year ahead!

Ritual: a trip to the ocean, lakes, rivers or waterfalls

Horses (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

The Dragon's energy may bring about unexpected adventures. Embrace the exciting and unpredictable nature of this year. This year presents an exhilarating opportunity to broaden their perspectives and chase after knowledge. Consider immersing yourself in enlightening seminars or pursuing higher levels of education. While your constellation of luck will assist in navigating obstacles, be aware of cursed stars that may bring mishaps. It's advisable to steer clear of high-risk water activities such as scuba diving or jet skiing for now. Other malevolent stars may stir up issues at home or in relationships. To harmonize this undesirable fortune, consider embracing the tranquility of Buddhist traditions by adopting vegetarianism on the first and fifteenth days of each lunar month. This mindful practice could serve as a beacon of balance amid the tumult.

Ritual: eating clean to detox the body

Goats (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Goats may wish to brace for a year of change. The Dragon's transformative energy may shake things up, leading to personal and professional growth. The stars align favorably for Sheep, promising a prosperous year, particularly ripe for investment in novel ventures. Especially for those employed in female-centric sectors such as the glittering world of jewelry or the vibrant realm of cosmetics, avenues for career progression appear exceptionally promising. However, the celestial bodies also forewarn of potential financial turbulence and relational discord. Thus, Sheep are advised to tread cautiously when it comes to monetary transactions with friends and family, or when considering acting as loan guarantors. Consider to practice candle gazing on full moon night each month for protection and to bring in the harmony and balance you need. 

Ritual: candle gazing on full moon night

Monkeys (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016) 

Monkeys will find the Dragon year to be a time of creativity. Use this opportunity to explore different artistic outlets. The year ahead promises to be prosperous for those eager to cultivate friendships, build alliances, and expand their network. The realm of career also bodes exceptionally well, as this year denotes a period of advancement, potentially bringing with it opportunities for elevation in position or an increase in remuneration. However, caution is advised due to the presence of certain inauspicious stars, which may trigger concerns about gossip. Extra vigilance is necessary when entering into contracts or legal agreements, and seeking expert advice on legal matters is strongly recommended.

Ritual: crystal work and home decoration

Roosters (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Those born under the Rooster symbol are in for a special treat this year, as they find themselves under the watchful eyes of their guardian deity. This celestial alignment will grace their path with a multitude of supportive companions and a plethora of opportunities borne from new connections. Lucky stars are poised to vanquish impending challenges, ensuring that a helping hand is readily available whenever they encounter a hurdle. A slight financial hitch looms on the horizon, but elegantly converting this into a joyful investment – think opulent designer handbag or a sleek new car – can keep the monetary energies balanced. A potent romance star hovers, promising exciting romantic adventures, but tread carefully, as these relationships could be as fleeting as they are thrilling.

Ritual: gratitude journaling 

Dogs (1932, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Dogs may perceive the Dragon year as a period of self-reflection. Use this time to focus on personal development and well-being. In the upcoming year, those born in the Year of the Dog find themselves facing the challenge of their guardian deity. However, they can harness the power of auspicious events - such as tying the knot, welcoming a new family member, securing a real estate deal, or embarking on a business venture - to ward off any misfortune. Participation in festive occasions like weddings and parties can also serve as a luck-enhancing charm. Financially, dogs must steer clear of risky investments for the time being. They can counterbalance this energy by making a donation to charity in the third or ninth month of the lunar year.

Ritual: donation and charity work

Pigs (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Pigs, this is an excellent year to pursue your dreams fearlessly. In the forthcoming Year of the Dragon, Pigs are poised to experience a veritable banquet of opportunities across their personal and professional lives. An upward career trajectory is highly likely, with promotion prospects shining as brightly as the North Star. Building strong relationships and expanding networks will be as effortless as a leaf floating downstream. Lifelong aspirations stand a golden chance of turning into reality this year. For the unattached Pigs, romance is set to bloom in the most unexpected places - be it a lively wedding, a poignant reunion, or a chance meeting at a social event, love might just be waiting around the corner.

Ritual: regular exercise, yoga 

About astrologist and spiritual counselor Letao Wang:
Letao Wang is a professional astrologist, and the founder and spiritual counsellor of the Healing Kingdom. Based in Hong Kong, he has been providing astrology, tarot and numerology readings for clients both locally in Hong Kong and overseas since 2015. Letao takes pride in holding space for emotional support and self-empowerment in his readings, teaching his clients how to access their innate wisdom in order to amplify one’s personal power and intuition. He is also the author of Oracle of the Mythic Heroes and Oracle of the Celestial Deities, published by Beyond Words Publishing and distributed by Simon & Schuster. 

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