Chinese New Year 2024: Here’s a guide for the year ahead based on your Chinese Zodiac sign

Chinese New Year this year falls on Saturday, February 10, with Friday, February 9 declared a holiday.

According to Feng Shui expert and Geomancer Patrick Lim Fernandez, 2024 is the Year of the Wooden Dragon and it’s all about growth.

“Take advantage of this energy. Grow with the world rather than against it,” Fernandez told members of the press at a recent event in New World Makati.

It is is an excellent year to make money from your passion or what you’re good at. “Any way you can monetize what you know, this is a good year for that,” he said, adding that ventures that have to do with nature (products of plants and trees) are lucky businesses for 2024.

Before all the tikoys and lucky tossings of salad, allow us to give you a general guide on finances, health, career, and love for each of the Chinese Zodiac sign for 2024, the year of the Wooden Dragon.

Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): Embrace your role as a leader with a strong authority star. Be clear in communication, prevent misunderstandings, and prioritize over-communication, especially within the family. Watch out for potential injuries by preemptively addressing health concerns after February 4.

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): Enjoy a prosperous year for money. Explore diverse income sources, consider bold investments, and maximize travel opportunities. Ensure your passport is up to date for potential international ventures.

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): Focus on achieving financial milestones and broaden your perspective through new experiences. Manage heightened sensitivity, communicate openly with others, and identify triggers to avoid conflicts. Stay resilient and patient throughout the year.

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): Go beyond your goals with the surpassing path star. Visualize success, but beware of turning small matters into bigger issues. Prioritize health check-ups and adopt preventive measures. Clarify communications to avoid misunderstandings.

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): Leverage your talents and showcase them to the world. Embrace creativity and brainstorm with others. Manage the frenetic energy with balance and ensure harmony in career, health, relationships, and financial luck.

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): Benefit from the Taiyang star’s energy, especially during daylight hours. Experience strong luck in male relationships and focus on love languages, particularly related to food. Celebrate milestones with enthusiasm and joy.

Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Navigate challenges with the Sky Relief Star, expressing gratitude for unexpected help. Practice patience and resilience to overcome obstacles. Be cautious but also appreciative of support from others.

Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): Seize new opportunities by networking and meeting new people. Avoid being overly ambitious and steer clear of entanglements in others’ affairs. Stay focused on your lane and be mindful of your actions.

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): Embrace the Three Achievement Star, focusing on accomplishments and learning from experiences. Adopt a long-term perspective for planning. Manage nuisances with a positive channel, turning challenges into opportunities.

Rooster (1945, 1957, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017): Prioritize activities using the ikigai concept. Seek mentors for guidance and be cautious of relationships that may not be beneficial. Utilize your unique strengths to accomplish tasks efficiently.

Dog (1946, 1958. 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018): Navigate conflicts with resilience and caution. Be vigilant about health and financial matters, seeking support from others. Approach relationships with care and consider collaborative efforts.

Pig (1947, 1959, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019): Experience expansion in personal and professional aspects with the Emperor star. Network for new opportunities and engage in creative problem-solving. Exercise caution during travels to prevent potential mischief or robbery.

Just a friendly reminder, though. There are just guides, and our true fate will still depend on the actions and decisions we make in our lives.

— LA, GMA Integrated News

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