Take charge of your destiny and make the Year of the Earth Dog a year to remember with Chinese zodiac highlights from Dato’ Joey Yap, master of classical feng shui, Chinese astrology, and other Chinese metaphysics. Illustrations by Tiffany Choong.
As the ruling animal this year, you benefit from strong energy. There is great promise for those willing to take on bigger tasks and responsibilities, and you may finally discover your calling and achieve the success you desire. Analyse every new opportunity before signing yourself up, but don’t be impulsive. Personal and professional problems are in tow, so it’s important to be patient and careful. In your career, you have to deal with work-related pressure, which could potentially result in a productivity decrease. However, the key to riding this wave is to remain determined and optimistic. Don’t let others deter you from your ambitions—stay convinced of your own abilities. Be discerning about who you fall for as this year is a period of weak love prospects for both singles and couples. Metallic items will be disruptive for your good energy so keep your contact with them to a bare minimum.
Star trait: Loyal and prudent