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Lunar New Year
Page 12 n THE ASIAN REPORTER
February 5, 2018
Year of the Dog forecasts
To find out what sign and element apply to you,
turn to page 20 and look up your date of birth.
By Madame Mingmei
Special to The Asian Reporter
The Year of the Dog is looking to be a mixed bag for Rats.
Although your desires are attainable, you will need to run
through a maze of challenges to achieve them. Hard-
working Rats who practice patience will be successful.
n Metal Rat: You are burn-
ing the candle at both ends,
Metal Rat. Take time from
your busy schedule to
reconnect with loved ones.
They may be feeling lonely
and left out of your life.
n Water Rat: The stresses
of the year can be held at bay
by taking a break now and again. If finances allow, a
vacation will give you a much needed boost. Rats on a
budget may achieve the same effect by exploring new
n Wood Rat: When you run up against obstacles this
year, seek a mentor for help, though you may have to
swallow your pride to do it. Asking for assistance from
someone with experience and listening to their advice will
aid you greatly in achieving your goals.
n Fire Rat: Your personal life may begin to feel a bit
tense, Fire Rat. Be sure to watch your words; a little
diplomacy can go a long way to sooth ruffled feathers and
bring harmony back.
n Earth Rat: Keep an eye on investments and take care
to spend wisely. The year’s challenges may include some
financial hiccups, so prepare for lean times.
Overall, the Dog Year is shaping up to be a good one for
Oxen. However, keep a leash on your anger, Ox, lest it
alienate loved ones or friends. One strategy is to plow the
energy from your ire into physical activity, which will
calm you and lead to better health and smoother rela-
n Metal Ox: Your diligence
and hard work will bring
positive attention. Avoid false
modesty and take credit for
your accomplishments. You
have earned it.
n Water Ox: Cultivate the
healthy relationships in your
life. Toxic ones may bring you down this year, so be sure to
remove them. Trust your gut to guide you on which
relationships are worth your energy.
n Wood Ox: Practice some self-care this year, Wood Ox.
Going nonstop will take its toll on your mental health and
physical wellbeing. Also pay attention to what your body
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n Fire Ox: Take a chance this year and go after that
goal you’ve been dreaming of. Though it may be hard to
break out of your routines, the Year of the Dog is
promising for new beginnings.
n Earth Ox: Be patient with those around you that you
feel are falling short of your high standards. Loved ones
need a little understanding and patience in order to find
It’s a tail-wagging year, Tiger! In the Year of the Dog,
you’ll reap the rewards of all your effort and hard work of
the last year or so. Bask in your accomplishments and
take a little time to relax. It’s about time!
n Metal Tiger: Don’t allow
small distractions to take you
away from the bigger picture.
You’ll lose valuable time and
momentum if you are not
careful. Stay focused on your
true goals, as they will soon be
within your claws.
n Water Tiger: In this
year of plenty, why not lend a paw to those who are less
fortunate, whether they are in your inner circle or your
larger community. Raising up others will not only help
them, but will bring you joy and satisfaction as well.
n Wood Tiger: Avoid venting your frustrations with
those around you, Wood Tiger. Although in the short term
it may make you feel better, you may alienate the people
who are close to you, which might make matters worse in
the long run. Instead, try asking for help to bring a fresh
perspective to your problems.
n Fire Tiger: It’s going to be a great year for romance,
Fire Tiger! Single Tigers should get out and socialize to
meet a special someone, while partnered Tigers should
make sure to spend time with important people in their
life to deepen relationships.
n Earth Tiger: While your income on the whole should
go up this year, there may be some unexpected losses
ahead. Be judicious in spending and sock away a little
money for when times are lean. When that happens, just
hang on, Earth Tiger, because better times are ahead.
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