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Lunar New Year
February 16, 2015
THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 15
Year of the Sheep forecasts
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nature should help to achieve
this. However, be wary of
making major changes this
year, as your normally sound
instincts could lead you
n Metal Rabbit: Work on
communication with your
family and friends, Metal
Rabbit, and be sure to listen as well as talk. Perceived
indifference on your part will drive a wedge in your
n Water Rabbit: Your ability to get along with those
around you and to work well on a team will be appreciated
by others. This may open the door to better opportunities
during this Sheep Year.
n Wood Rabbit: Your financial picture should show
improvement this year, Wood Rabbit, but don’t hop on any
investments until you have checked them out thoroughly.
A second opinion from a trusted source may ensure that
you stay in the black.
n Fire Rabbit: Fortune should smile upon you this
year, Fire Rabbit, providing you maintain good
relationships by keeping your sometimes jack-rabbit
temper in check. Honing your skill at diplomacy will be
the key to a harmonious year.
n Earth Rabbit: During a year of hard work, don’t
neglect to recharge your batteries. Finding a new hobby or
pursuit can bring personal satisfaction as well as energize
The Year of the Sheep will have its ups and downs for
the Dragon. Setting goals and keeping them in sight may
help. Listen to the counsel of loved ones, as their vision
may be clearer than yours
n Metal Dragon: Refrain
from burning bridges during
the Year of the Sheep. Though
it may feel satisfying in the
moment, you may find your-
self in need of the good
opinion of a friend.
n Water Dragon: Your optimism will see you through
the turbulent Sheep Year. However, be sure your
ambitions are not too lofty. Striving for the unattainable
will only lead to sorrow.
n Wood Dragon: Find a new outlet for your creativity,
Wood Dragon, whether it be art, music, or some new hobby
you’ve been longing to try. The satisfaction and relaxation
derived from this pursuit will see you through a
n Fire Dragon: You have a fiercely competitive nature,
Fire Dragon, and it will keep you sharp and on your game
during the coming year. Be sure to think things through
before giving vent to your temper, though. Remember that
honey catches more flies than vinegar.
n Earth Dragon: The devil is in the details, Earth
Dragon, and this year you should certainly make sure to
gather information and ask tough questions before
making big decisions. Neglecting to read the fine print
may unknowingly lead you to make unfortunate
It’s a good year to tread with caution, Snake! Be sure to
do your due diligence when making important decisions
and listen to wise advice from trusted sources. This should
keep you out of trouble and on
the right path. Lessons
learned this year will also
increase fortunes in years to
n Metal Snake: Achieve-
ments in the Year of the
Sheep will only come with the
help of others. Though you
might normally be inclined to rely only upon yourself,
don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for assistance to bring
your goals within reach.
n Water Snake: You may be tempted to hold a grudge
for a wrong that was done to you this year. However, this
vitriol is only poisoning yourself. Let it go to achieve a
more harmonious frame of mind and instead let your
successes speak for you.
n Wood Snake: Your professional life may feel static at
times this year, Wood Snake, but future years will hold
promise of great improvement if you can stick with it.
Look for satisfaction in the short term with pursuits such
as a hobby, sports, volunteering, or an activity you enjoy.
n Fire Snake: Seek solace in the company of loved ones
this year when times get tough and you will realize you are
wealthy in terms of a supportive inner circle. They may
have some excellent advice for you, also, so take extra care
n Earth Snake: Listen to your inner good sense
regarding money and take financial advice from others
only after researching it thoroughly, otherwise you may
find out that they are the ones with the forked tongues.
Conversely, be wary of giving such advice to others, as it
may turn around and bite you if it doesn’t pan out.
Though the Year of the Horse is galloping off into the
sunset, don’t despair, Horse! The Year of the Sheep offers
many exciting opportunities and challenges, and if you
remain true to yourself, you will reap the rewards. New
friends will come into your life, but remember to nurture
old relationships as well, lest
they slip away.
n Metal Horse: Your hard
work pays off this year, Metal
Horse, and should lead you to
greener pastures which will
bring the exciting new
challenges you so crave. Seek
expert opinions on invest-
ments; though it may be hard advice to take, it will be
beneficial to your bottom line.
n Water Horse: You will enjoy great popularity with
others this year, leading to new friendships and the
reinvigoration of existing relationships. In addition to
being personally satisfying, this may also lead to new
opportunities through networking. Be sure to keep your
options open and jump when the right moment comes
n Wood Horse: It is a rosy financial picture for the
Wood Horse in 2015! Money spent on relaxation and
travel will pay off for your mental health, but be sure to
save some of your largesse for a rainy day. Avoid lending
money to others unless you are prepared not to be repaid.
n Fire Horse: In this Year of the Sheep with all its
excitement, don’t forget to pay attention to your health,
Fire Horse. You need to balance your go-go-go attitude
with some relaxation time, exercise, and healthy eating to
stay at your peak performance. Look to family and friends
to help out with this.
n Earth Horse: Things in your professional life may be
a little rocky for the Earth Horse this year. Reining in
unfounded jealousy and resentment will help smooth the
path and lead to improved outcomes. Spur yourself to
overcome your cautious nature, trot outside your comfort
zone, and you may find yourself on a more fulfilling path.
It’s your year, Sheep, but don’t just placidly stand
around and expect good fortune to chase you; you need to
get involved in projects and seize opportunities to make
the most of this potentially amazing year! It is also a great
time to broaden your horizons and try new things; your
greatest limitation this year is your imagination.
n Metal Sheep: This is a good year to evaluate rela-
tionships, Metal Sheep. Friendships that energize you
and bring happiness should be cultivated and nurtured,
while those that leave you exhausted and diminished
should be jettisoned. Also try a new activity or visit a new
place with friends and family to rekindle relationships.
n Water Sheep: Overcome your unfounded insecurity
and take on a new project during your year or embark on
new training or education. This may lead you down a more
enriching path. Maintaining the status quo is safe but
n Wood Sheep: Make good use of your artistic talents
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