What’s in store for the Year of the Goat

  • Lifestyle
  • Thursday, 19 Feb 2015

Geomancer Kenny Hoo and Chinese metaphysics consultant Jessie Lee give the low-down on what’s lined up for the 12 animal zodiac signs.

Feng shui master Kenny Hoo shares his predictions for the year.
Feng shui master Kenny Hoo shares his predictions for the year.

Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

The year brings with it challenges, but it will be a much better and more rewarding year than last year. The Rat can expect positive news and progress in career, business and studies. Do not get involved in arguments. This is to avoid being sabotaged by jealous people, which can lead to losses in assets and wealth. You have Noble persons (good samaritans such as friends and colleagues) to help and support you. In love and relationships, arguments may arise. Beware of romantic links with a third party. Take extra care of your health.

Noblemen: Monkey, Dragon, Rabbit

Lucky colours: green, blue

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

A challenging year, especially in your career, health and relationships. There will be competition and hurdles. Take time to make wise and careful decisions in all your undertakings. Beware of losing wealth this year. You may have to travel on tight schedules, so take special care of your health. Be cautious when on the move or driving to avert accidents, robberies or getting hurt.

Business owners will face more challenges and have to put in extra efforts to get results. Avoid speculative investment schemes. The senior Ox must take extra care of their health; the digestive or respiratory systems may cause health concerns. Love and relationships will be fair.

Noblemen: Rooster, Snake, Rat

Lucky colours: yellow, brown, white, silver

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

A year full of celebratory events. The Tiger can look forward to success and advancement in studies, career, love and relationships and wealth. There will be Noblemen to help you in all undertakings. The Tiger has much to look forward to this year. A sweet year for love and relationships. You may have marriage on your mind. Be wise when dealing with business or investment proposals as poor decisions could lead to losses. Watch your health.

Noblemen: Horse, Dog, Boar

Lucky colours: green, red, purple, pink

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

This year will bring lots of advancement and success in studies, career, love and relationships. A good year for the Rabbit to get married. Take care when you are on the road. Be extra mindful of your health.

Noblemen: Dog, Goat, Pig

Lucky colours: green, red, purple, pink

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

You will enjoy lots of luck this year and experience success and advancement in studies, career, love and relationships. There will be many Noblemen to help you in your career, business or studies. A fruitful year to embark on a new career or business venture. In love and relationships, you may meet Mr or Miss Right, and wedding bells may ring. Stay clear of arguments to avoid legal suits. Do not be a busybody to avoid trouble.

Noblemen: Monkey, Rat, Rooster

Lucky colours: yellow, brown, white, silver

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

A steady year. As there is a Running Horse star, you can expect lots of travelling on tight schedules. Take care of your health. Be cautious when it comes to wealth management and avoid speculative investments to prevent losses. As there is no wealth star, you should not change jobs or initiate new business ventures this year. The elderly must take care of their health. In love and relationships, this will be a stable year.

Noblemen: Rooster, Ox

Lucky colours: yellow, brown, red, purple, pink

NEXT PAGE: The other six zodiac signs

Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

You will have good qi (life force) and enjoy lots of luck in matters of wealth, love and relationships, and in your studies and career. A good year to start a new career or business venture. In love and relationships, you may meet your life partner. For those who are married, do not get tempted by a third party.

Noblemen: Tiger, Goat, Dog

Lucky colours: red, purple, pink, white, silver

Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

Expect to face some challenges. If you handle all undertakings with extra care, everything will progress smoothly. Be creative and you will achieve more. Wealth luck is on your side, so make the most of it. However, the female Goat has a less favourable year. Seniors should mind their health and go for medical check-ups.

Noblemen: Rabbit, Pig, Horse

Lucky colours: yellow, brown, white, silver

Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

The existence of Noblemen stars will bring lots of positive events. The Monkey will enjoy success and advancement in studies, career, love and relationships.

You may consider settling down. For those who are married, do not get romantically involved with a third party, as it will jeopardise your marriage. You will meet more people for networking in various fields. You can expect a hectic year. Amid the extra workload, mind your health. Turn a deaf ear to gossip as they are spread by people who are envious of you.

Noblemen: Dragon, Rat, Snake

Lucky colours: blue, white, silver

Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

Luck is fair. With no Noblemen star, you must put in extra effort to get results in all your undertakings. Take extra care of the health of family members. Ignore gossip and stay focused on relevant tasks. You have a hectic work schedule this year. Exercise caution in love and relationships, and health matters. Avoid visiting patients in hospital and stay away from funerals.

Noblemen: Dragon, Ox, Snake

Lucky colours: blue, white, silver

Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

There is a lack of positive elements this year. Your luck will swing up and down. Fortunately, your wealth luck seems fine. Initiate changes in your lifestyle or work environment to generate positive events. Love and relationships appear to be unstable for the Dog. Beware of romantic links with a third party to avoid marital conflict. Stay away from arguments and speculative investment schemes. Healthwise, take care of your digestive system. Be careful when driving or travelling.

Noblemen: Tiger, Horse, Rabbit

Lucky colours: yellow, brown, orange, white, silver

Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

The Pig will enjoy mixed fortunes this year. You will make headway in your career and business. Wealth luck is great. Gossip and arguments may be rife. Beware of legal issues and avoid speculations. You will enjoy good health. All is harmonious on the home front.

Noblemen: Tiger, Goat, Rabbit

Lucky colours: blue, green

NEXT PAGE: What does Jessie Lee say

Jessie Lee fans out the tarot cards which she uses to predict what the year has in store.
Jessie Lee fans out the tarot cards which she uses to predict what the year has in store.

The future is in the cards

To believers, a pack of cards can predict the future.

THE year 2015 will not be smooth sailing. It may require us to summon a lot of inner strength to achieve our goals. This is indicated by the Strength card, says Jessie Lee, founder of Soleil Trinity Resources, a Kuala Lumpur-based Chinese metaphysics consultancy.

This card is one of four cards (representing the four elements of air, earth, fire and water) drawn from the popular Rider-Waite tarot deck to predict what the year has in store.

The Strength card (Fire element) shows a woman trying to tame a lion which can be interpreted as “not an easy task”. This could also portend a difficult year ahead. The mountains on the card suggest obstacles.

Hence, Lee predicts that this year, “people will have to take calculated risks”.

Many people will begin to have a deeper awareness of themselves. They may ask: “Am I happy with what I’m doing? Am I doing it for the sake of meeting the expectations of others?”

According to Lee, the Star tarot card (Air element) refers to the system of how things work.

“The internal operations of a company may need to be evaluated to see if things are running smoothly. Issues involving staff may need to be addressed,” says Lee.

The Temperance card (Fire) shows someone experimenting with fluids, like a chemist in a laboratory. This card could suggest trials and errors, Lee explains, adding that it may indicate the discovery of new drugs or cures.

“It could even mean collaborations, partnerships and mergers,” she adds. On a negative note, experiments may go wrong and spell chemical disasters or explosions.

Lastly, the Emperor card (Fire) is about authority and strength.

“The ram heads on the throne relate to the Tui hexagram which is about communication,” explains Lee. It could mean that this year, communication is an important issue which can make or break us.

She advises: “Pay more attention to relationships as these can suffer if there is a communication breakdown. Try and patch things up (to avert separation or divorce). Talk to your partner and work towards a more fulfilling relationship.”

Lee explains that the year 2015 is associated with the number eight (add all the numbers in the year: 2+0+1+5=8).

“According to I Ching (Book of Changes), the number 8 relates to Ken gua which is a mountain hexagram,” says Lee. “It means that this year, one should look inwards and tread cautiously rather than move outwards aggressively. Know market trends or what the people want in order to have the upper hand.”

The Star card shows water being poured down. It is indicative of the economy’s downward spiral. But Lee feels that “no matter how bad the economy is, new tycoons will emerge as the Emperor star (or card) symbolises people taking charge. 2016 may be the lowest point in the global economy. There will be lots of mega sales. It’s time to seize the moment.”

This year, Lee says, the Fire and Water elements are strong as indicated by the tarot cards.

Strong Fire can impact Fire-related industries positively or negatively. It can also suggest global warming and the melting of ice as well as floods.

The Fire element relates to the heart. So people with heart problems need to go for check-ups.

The strong Water element is a cue for rampant floods. 

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