It looks like most animal signs are ready to hop into the year with prosperity and hope, although some must be prepared for an arduous uphill climb. Chinese metaphysic consultant and life transformational coach, Esther Chook, from EC Metaphysics, shares her general predictions for 2023.
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The animal signs have been ranked in order of most favourable forecast to the least.
Every dog has its day, and 2023 seems to be the Dog’s year. Dogs are likely to enjoy more power and status at work than previous years, and while some of you will revel in your newfound clout, others may struggle to step up to these demands. Seeking out effective ways to navigate your roles could lead to greater prosperity and wealth.
There will also be many chances to build new alliances and friendships, which could open doors to better career progression and future opportunities. In short, make the most of the opportunities that come your way this year.
Rabbits are in for a great year in terms of career progression, business opportunities and wealth accumulation. You are likely to command more attention at the workplace, which could enable you to rub shoulders with influential or high-ranking individuals. Building strategic connections can lead to better opportunities for learning and career progression.
New demands and challenges can also increase stress, anxiety, and irritability, so it’s important to find ways to unwind. Women may face some fertility issues. As work is likely to consume most of your time and energy, romantic or personal relationships may have to take a back seat.
Learning opportunities: 4/5
There is a lot to look forward to this year, especially in terms of career progression and wealth accumulation. You are likely to enjoy more recognition and prominence at the workplace, which you should leverage on to increase your influence within the organisation and industry as a whole. There will also be greater opportunities for learning, so don’t shy away from taking up new challenges, as this could inadvertently open doors to advancing your career and acquiring more wealth.
However, remember to exercise patience and kindness, or you may find yourself in disagreements with people that can hurt your chances of progressing in your career. Goats are also at risk of minor physical injuries and accidents, especially when driving, so it’s wise to stay vigilant on the road.
It’s a year of great kinship for the Horse, as there are many opportunities to form strong relationships in both the professional and personal front. This is the best time to repair damaged relationships and build new connections, which could open doors to better career and wealth prospects. There is a possibility of marriage on the cards, and even new babies in the household – whether your own or that of family and close friends.
The increased demands of social obligations can, however, cause you to feel anxious and overwhelmed. To avoid disagreements and arguments with your new friends or partners, prioritise on relationships that matter and avoid spreading yourself too thinly.
This is an excellent year for wealth accumulation. Deepening relationships with colleagues, bosses and clients may lead to more opportunities for career advancement and wealth. Put yourself out there and don’t shy away from meeting new people as these could be the building blocks to a prosperous year ahead.
On the other hand, opportunities for dalliances with co-workers or associates may also emerge. Be wary of such entanglements as these relationships will be short-lived but could cause irreparable damage to your reputation and career in the long run.
Your determination in the workplace will come to fruition this year. Seize opportunities to travel and deepen professional connections as this could increase your chances of elevating your skills and capabilities.
Your success may ruffle some feathers, which can lead to petty gossip and backbiting in the workplace, keep your ideas and intentions close to your chest as they may be people who would want to take credit for your success or steal your ideas. Increased pressure at work may lead to anxiety and loneliness which could have a negative impact personal and romantic relationships.
A fairly good year lies ahead, as you reap the rewards of the hard work of the previous year. You may also be in line for that long-awaited promotion or increment at work. There will also be better career and investment opportunities as a result of well-cultivated relationships with your peers.
Unfortunately, more money can lead to more problems, and Monkeys are at risk of frivolous or impulsive spending this year. Be more mindful and cautious of how you spend your money, and channel your wealth towards sound investments with good returns. Your personal relationships will fare better this year.
It’s highly likely that you’ll get what you want this year in your career – whether it is a promotion, a new job, or more and better clients. However, you may also be more susceptible to weakened immunity, increased stress, and anxiety, which may affect mental clarity and focus. These may be exacerbated by a toxic workplace, and subsequently impair your ability to perform at work.
Be wary of competitive or jealous colleagues who may try to sabotage your chances or spread malicious rumours. Be wary of who you surround yourself with, and how much you share with them.
While this is not the Dragon’s most prosperous year, you can look forward to is a strong support system at home and in the workplace. You will have opportunities to forge connections with people who can guide and mentor you to increase your chances for career growth. There may also be more opportunities to travel for work, which could open doors to new learning opportunities.
On the other hand, you may face a tough mental health year, with feelings of irritability, frustration and helplessness bubbling over. You could also be the subject of rumours and gossip, which could incite feelings of loneliness and betrayal. The type of people around you could make or break your year.
Learning opportunities: 3/5
Popularity may be on the cards for the Ox this year, however there is also a chance that you might gain fame for the wrong reasons. Be prepared for individuals who may want to take credit for your success and steal your ideas, clients, or even your staff.
There is a likelihood of sustaining minor injuries, increased stress, lack of focus, brain fog and forgetfulness, which can lead to careless mistakes and loss of money. The elderly in particular are vulnerable to health problems this year, so spend as much time as you can with them.
It’s time to put your nose to the grindstone. Opportunities for building wealth and advancing your career will not come easy this year, but be patient, work hard and cultivate new relationships that could set up future opportunities – and you could reap its rewards by the end of the year.
You are likely to face hiccups at the workplace due to miscommunication, unexpected changes, or obstacles. This could lead to poor quality of sleep, lethargy, and brain fog. Pay closer attention to your communication skills as it could lead to misunderstandings with friends and colleagues.
2023 is a year of transformation for the Rooster. A host of obstacles and upheavals may lie ahead, but if you are able to accept and embrace these experiences and find the lessons within them, you will come out stronger by the year-end. Failing to do so, however, could lead to emotional distress and upheaval.
A rule of thumb is to avoid negative people or those with negative intentions. Focus on learning, self-improvement and building resilience. If you have a friend from one of the more favourable animal signs, keep them close – hopefully some of their good luck will rub off on you!
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