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image002Forecast for Rat in 2009
In Asia, the rat is revered as a symbol of good luck and wealth. Clever and quick-witted, it holds on to items of value.

Unexpected opportunities will come to you this year and you will grasp them effectively. Exciting times will be had from meeting new people and networking. Building bridges and nurturing new contacts will bring bonuses. This year, Rats can learn to consider others above themselves, at least sometimes.

Year of the Rat –1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044

Best match: dragon, monkey, ox; Avoid: sheep, horse, rabbit, rooster

image004Forecast for Ox in 2009
Your instincts are finely tuned this year; listen to your inner voice and offload burdens hindering your progress. Handle minor complications calmly. Home life proves particularly satisfying this year. Oxen have many opportunities to further plans and goals, consolidate positions. Enhance skills with added training or study. May, late August and September may mark a career change.

You’re good at implementing physical activity into your routine. Exercise care and sensible spending; seek advice on investments. Overall, you will look back on your year with pride and a genuine sense of achievement.

Year of the Ox – 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045

Best match: rat, snake, rooster; Avoid: dragon, horse, sheep, dog, rabbit

image006Forecast for Tiger in 2009
You fill find a lot on your plate this year. Take your time when faced with a dilemma. Recognize what you cannot control and let it go instead of staying stuck in a battle you cannot win. Be resourceful and rely on your boldness and quick wit.

Look forward to some happy times this year. Those around you hold you in high regard. Pay attention to the thoughts and feelings of others in your life and everything should work out well. The Tiger needs outdoor activities as an outlet for some stressful situations this year. Monitor your finances better; avoid impulse buying.

Year of the Tiger – 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046

Best match: horse, dog; avoid: snake, monkey

image008Forecast for Rabbit in 2009
You may feel pressured, with conflicting priorities and seemingly endless lists of things to do. Careful consideration rather than rushing will bring desired results for you this highly favorable year. Your naturally gracious manner will serve you well in any negotiations, yet you need to keep your wits about you to make sure there are no loopholes.

Try to be more assertive and bold this year, especially in your career and personal relationships. September and October are favorable months for you.

Close ones will offer support, encouragement and be the wellspring for meaningful and enjoyable times. Rabbits seeking new friends or romance should make an added effort to go out more.

Year of the Rabbit – 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2036, 2047

Best match: sheep, dog, pig; avoid: rat, ox, dragon, rooster, horse

image010Forecast for Dragon in 2009
This year, you will clear any hurdle, but not necessarily at the pace you want. Ox year can bring out your stubborn streak, making for determined efforts, but you may have to adapt to situations with different strategies than your usual style.
Your social life will give you great joy throughout the year. For single Dragons, romance is favored. Take a more conservative approach this year, especially toward lavish spending and risky ventures.
The Dragon’s active spirit needs physical activity to maintain health. Spend time outdoors; seek a test of skills such as rock climbing. Otherwise stress and emotional swings could effect your life.

Year of the Dragon – 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048

Best match: rat, monkey, rooster; avoid: dog, ox, dragon, rabbit

image012Forecast for Snake in 2009
Acknowledgement of your creative talents this year will put you in the limelight. But if something or someone looks too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your intuition when dealing with unfamiliar situations, and beware of underhanded dealings.
The Snake has an incredibly favorable year ahead, with many opportunities to fulfill long-awaited career goals. Colleagues will admire your input and your opinion will be well-respected. March, April and May are strong for you.
You tend to be a loner, but this year you come out of your shell. You’ve always been a good listener and quick thinker, but would benefit from being more assertive in social situations. Single Snakes are likely to find the romantic relationship they seek. Watch what you eat and make it a point to exercise more often. This will relieve work-related stress.
The Snake is disciplined in finances and this year proves no different. By year’s end you’ll make a large purchase that you’ve been planning for a long time.
Year of the Snake – 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049

Best match: ox, rooster; avoid: tiger, monkey, pig

image014Forecast for Horse in 2009
If you find yourself working harder than usual this year, you will reap what you sow and gain recompense. You won’t let anyone or anything get in your way, but be careful not to trample over other people to get what you want.
The Horse may have a challenging year ahead. You may become frustrated with the seeming lack of progress in your career, but be patient. Gain the confidence of your co-workers; they may help you further your pursuits.
You tend to swing in accordance to your success. Steer yourself out of ruts with healthy activities such as jogging. Take comfort in the support of loved ones and friends.
In personal relations, listen, hesitate before expressing what is on your mind, spare the feelings of others. The single Horse may have trouble this year finding a long-lasting relationship. One positive area this year may be with your finances, as long as you spend wisely.

Year of Horse – 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050

Best match: tiger, sheep, dog; Avoid: rat, ox, rabbit, horse

image016Forecast for Goat in 2009
Although you are normally most agreeable, it is very easy for you to fall out with people during Ox year, so watch out for personality clashes, in both work and home life. Avoid over-spending. Accept this is not your luckiest year and take time out to chill out. Go ahead and explore your creative, artistic side.
Goat can take this year to learn to relax and let others run the show from time to time. Once they are certain their friends and lovers won’t be gone when the Sheep returns from its daydreams, life will be a field of daisies.

Year of the Sheep – 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051

Best match: rabbit, horse, pig; avoid: rat, ox, dog

image018Forecast for Monkey in 2009
Patience is what you need the most this year of delays and interruptions. However, good fortune means you will reach your desired destination without a harrowing journey. You will attract a motley crew of friends in the process, thanks to that sparkling wit and rapier-sharp mind. Be careful not to show off too much, though, and try to rein in your carefree self-involvement.
The Monkey should watch out for other types of trouble — limited self-control concerning food, alcohol and other pleasurable activities. This Sign will be more complete once it realizes the world doesn’t revolve around it.

Year of the Monkey – 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052

Best match: rat, dragon; avoid: tiger, snake, pig

image020Forecast for Rooster in 2009
Teamwork will bring you greater distinction than solo efforts this year. Remember to acknowledge all those that have helped you. Your wits will be razor-sharp and you will excel in any negotiations.
Your practical and resourceful nature take you far, as you prefer to stick to “tried and true” rather than taking unnecessary risks. You are very truthful, straightforward, keep your word and reward others’ honesty in kind — qualities that will serve you well in the Ox Year. Just don’t let your perfectionist nature get the better of you. Adopt the philosophy of live and let live.
Year of the Rooster – 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053

Best match: ox, dragon, snake; avoid: rooster, dog, rabbit

image022Forecast for Dog in 2009
Healthy competition brings you satisfaction in knowing you have made much progress. Your tenacity will pay off this year and you can achieve your objectives eventually. Avoid an attitude of rivalry when it comes to your personal life.
In the West, the Dog is man’s best friend, but in Chinese Astrology this Sign is a little more unpredictable. Dogs are loyal, faithful and honest and always stick to their firm codes of ethics. But they tend to be rather dogmatic, and have trouble staying calm when an important issue is at stake. This Sign needs to warm up to others and gradually learn to trust them.
On the other hand, the Dog’s discerning nature does make it an excellent businessperson. Where love is concerned, overwrought Dogs may have a tough time finding the right match. This year, Dogs need to work on controlling their irrational worries and relaxing their mile-high standards.

Year of the Dog – 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054

Best match: tiger, rabbit, horse; avoid: ox, dragon, sheep, rooster

image024Forecast for Pig in 2009
The gradual pace and steadfast nature of the Ox year is well-suited to your way of doing things. Many prospects will turn out to be solid for you. You will make the most of your luck when it comes to career and business.
Contrary to its rather negative reputation in the West, the Pig of Chinese Astrology may be the most generous and honorable Sign of the Zodiac. Pigs are nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste. Others sometimes mistakenly perceive them as snobs. But helping others is a true pleasure for the Pig, who feels best when everyone else is smiling.
Also, Pigs can be rather exclusive, choosing to spend time with those who will appreciate them most and ignore others. Pigs would do well to realize that there’s more to life than being needed. This year, expand your circle of friends.

Year of the Pig – 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2020, 2031, 2043

Best match: sheep, rabbit; avoid: snake, pig, monkey

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