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Lunar New Year
February 16, 2015
THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 13
Year of the Sheep forecasts
To find out what sign and element apply to you,
turn to page 18 and look up your date of birth.
By Madame Mingmei
Special to The Asian Reporter
changes may come in the year ahead to force you out of
your comfort zone. Though the path may seem rocky at
first, keep doing your best and you will find your groove.
You may even find that your lot will improve.
The Year of the Sheep is shaping up to be another tough
one for the Rat, but hard work and perseverance will bring
improved fortune for the smart rodent. Though the ovine
year may prove challenging,
elusive rewards will greet
those Rats who can rise to the
occasion and remain focused
n Metal Rat: While you
enjoy buying the finer things
in life, Metal Rat, take care to
curb your spending in the
Year of the Sheep. Squirrelling away a nice nest egg will
pay off in the long term and peace of mind will be an added
benefit. Be extra cautious of risky investments this year
n Water Rat: Loved ones may fall short of expectations
this year, Water Rat, but keep in mind that compassion
and leading by example will go much further than
unconstructive criticism in improving the situation. The
rocky year may find you in need of support in turn.
n Wood Rat: Your desire to travel the world might best
be put off until another year, Wood Rat, with all the chal-
lenges the Year of the Sheep may bring. Instead, satisfy
your urge to explore by finding undiscovered destinations
close to home. You may be surprised at the wonders you
n Fire Rat: Working hard is key to riding out the lows
of the Year of the Sheep, but your passion and drive may
lead you to overdo it. Try a new hobby, spend time with
family and friends, and give yourself a break when
needed. This will help keep you performing at your peak.
n Earth Rat: You crave security, Earth Rat, and
The Year of the Sheep promises to be a roller coaster for
the steady Ox. Changes galore will confront you, and a
wise bovine should remain flexible and learn to embrace
the wild ride. Such changes
will help you grow and
improve, if you don’t dig in
your hooves to fight them.
n Metal Ox: Making a
budget and sticking to it will
help prevent financial woes
this year. With a careful eye
on spending, you may even
find that with all the hard work you put in during the year,
you have accumulated a nice surplus by the time the Year
of the Monkey begins.
n Water Ox: The Year of the Sheep may bring conflict
in its wake in your home or professional life. Draw upon
your innate abilities to compromise and the trouble will
soon smooth itself out.
n Wood Ox: Think outside the box, Wood Ox, and apply
your creativity when difficulties arise. Your innovative
solutions will draw positive attention your way and may
lead to unexpected opportunities.
n Fire Ox: Your protective nature may lead you to take
on a loved one’s burdens. Take care not to give too much of
yourself, or you will both suffer. Charge ahead with any
travel plans you may have, as time spent away will bring
increased energy to better deal with life’s challenges.
n Earth Ox: Give yourself permission to start a new
project this year, Earth Ox. Though it’s in your nature to
stick to the familiar, stretching yourself can lead to great
The Year of the Sheep is looking mighty good for the
Tiger. This is especially true for felines who are smart
enough to pounce on new opportunities as they arise.
Indecisive and lazy cats may
find themselves missing out
on great fortune.
n Metal Tiger: Your
professional life is looking
rosy, Metal Tiger, provided
you can tame your aggressive
nature when needed and
handle more delicate matters
with velvet paws instead. Your forbearance will be noted
and, along with your hard work, will lead to an improved
n Water Tiger: Use your excellent judgement to good
advantage in the Year of the Sheep, and keep a sharp eye
out for opportunities others might not see. Trust yourself
to know when the right one appears.
n Wood Tiger: Listen to constructive criticism from
trustworthy sources, Wood Tiger, and act accordingly.
Though it may sometimes feel personal, the wise words
will help lead you to a better path.
n Fire Tiger: Carpe Diem, Fire Tiger! The coming year
is shaping up to be a great time to take on additional
projects or invest in yourself with further education or
training. Your extra efforts will be noticed and rewarded
n Earth Tiger: The year promises to be a bountiful one
for you, Earth Tiger, so why not give something back to the
community by volunteering? The satisfaction this brings
will have you purring with happiness.
Working hard and setting goals will make the Year of
the Sheep a banner one for Rabbits. Your ambitious
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