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Your Chinese Zodiac for 2023
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Your Chinese Zodiac for 2023

Zi – The Rat:

1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

After a tough year in 2022 with no positive stars to speak of, the Rat is undoubtedly going to be the comeback kid of 2023! The positive stars are back! In spades! 

The lesson for the Rat in 2022 centred around self-reliance. The Rat was called on to challenge their self-limiting beliefs and learn to act despite a lack of external support. 

If you have successfully done this in 2022, then 2023 will be a great year to build new relationships. Likability has increased, as has courage and opportunities for wealth. The only caution is to learn to respect boundaries – those of your own, and of others.


Chou – The Ox:

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

If you were given a year to master a certain skill, what would it be? That is the biggest opportunity for the Ox in 2023. Mastery creates an uptick in self-confidence which if promoted well can result in career growth or business opportunities. This mastery need not come from a new skill; it can be an existing talent taken to the next level. To turn mastery into career or business growth, consider volunteering to train, mentor, or coach others in your field of expertise.


Yin – The Tiger:

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

The Tiger was the Grand Duke in 2022. If you embraced the leadership challenges of 2022, the positive effects of the Grand Duke will continue into 2023. Having done a good job as a leader in 2022, you will still find opportunities coming your way, along with a noticeable increase in respect and admiration from others. Ironically, in today’s working world, those who are the most capable are often saddled with the heaviest workload. Therefore, please remember to prioritise tasks or projects that will bring you the highest returns. 


Mao – The Rabbit:

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

If you have the Rabbit in your Chart, get ready for a hopping Grand Duke year! And what a Grand Duke year it is set to be! After languishing for several years with minimal external support, the positive stars are finally back with a vengeance. A Grand Duke year calls for leadership, and along with this comes opportunities for your accomplishments to be acknowledged and recognised by others. The Rabbit has also been blessed with a number of intelligence stars in 2023, making this a perfect year to upskill.


Chen – The Dragon:

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

In 2022, the Dragon was called to rely on the powers and benefits of empathy. The skills of empathy you learnt in 2022 will stand you in good stead for 2023 as the Sun nobleman comes into your sector. The Sun nobleman is one of the most prized nobleman stars in Chinese Astrology, having the power to dissolve almost all other negative stars. This single star alone can bring you the support you need to bring your goals to fruition. It only requires two things – learning to ask for help, and taking the corresponding action. Alternatively, you could also be the Sun to others, by being a nobleman and helping the people around you. Make full use of this nobleman star, because in 2024, it is your turn as the Grand Duke.


Si – The Snake: 

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The Snake would have experienced a fair bit of growth in 2022 which could come in the form of your business, career, or even self-development. The year 2023 brings the opportunity to take that growth even further. But to do this, you may be called upon to challenge your own self-limiting beliefs, take on the tasks that feel uncomfortable or unnatural to you, and learn to ignore the naysayers. At the same time, aim for steady and structured growth. With the Great Sha hanging about, big gambles may be too risky.


Wu – The Horse:

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The Horse was undoubtedly the influencer of 2022. This effect continues into 2023 where the Horse has the chance to turn the attention economy into monetary benefits. To use the positive stars in 2023, the Horse must not shy away from attention. Instead, the focus is on learning to build strong relationships with your community, followers, and fans. The Horse will also need to practise some mental resilience as you may be vulnerable to the external pressures caused by the volatile economic and political situation. 


Wei – The Goat:

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

If you happen to be a career professional, 2023 will be the year for the Goat to create exponential growth in your field. There are problem-solving stars aplenty for the Goat in 2023. At the same time, the Goat is further supported by two career-related stars that bring you the opportunity to rise in the ranks and gain access to decision makers. If you are ready to take this next step and join the management team, 2023 is the year to take proactive action and contribute more solutions. Therefore, have faith in your abilities, ignore the backstabbers and naysayers and focus on taking the next right step.


Shen – The Monkey: 

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The Monkey can now heave a sigh of relief as they hand over the Year Breaker role to the Rooster. Or are you reluctant to let go of your Year Breaker status? Undoubtedly, many Monkeys experienced significant growth in 2022. The good news is that the problem-solving energies are still in play. Of all the positive stars for the Monkey in 2023, the best would be the National Treasure which brings you the opportunity to be recognised for your talents and contributions. However, a word of caution – please be careful with whom you share your ideas or sales leads. Among the negative stars in the Monkey is the Robbery Sha which could mean that there are some who may be out to steal your ideas, leads, or even credit. 


You – The Rooster: 

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Over the past four years, the Rooster enjoyed a spectacular run of positive stars. Unfortunately, in this your crucial Year Breaker, the positive stars are noticeably lacking. But do not worry. The lack of positive stars only means that there is no external support. You are still perfectly capable of taking charge of changes in your life. That is exactly what the Year Breaker means – a year of change. Sometimes, we need such external changes to push us out of our comfort zone and away from stagnation. So, with the Year Breaker in the Rooster, stay positive, be open to change, and learn to act on the silver lining behind every cloud. Equally as important, the Year Breaker always goes hand in hand with the Great Consumer. Therefore, for the Rooster, sticking to your budget will be imperative in 2023. 


Xu – The Dog:

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The year 2022 was for the Dog to fully embrace their creativity. Having done so, 2023 brings opportunities to collaborate with others, partner with other people, and gain access to their resources. With these opportunities comes a need to improve on your communication and negotiation skills, as the negative stars point to the possibility of disagreements and obstacles. From a health perspective, please take extra precautions as the Dog may be vulnerable to viral attacks.


Hai – The Boar:

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

The Pigs were in celebratory mode in 2022, with all the wealth stars converging. I hope that you used the positive stars from 2022 to build strong relationships because you will need them in 2023 to overcome the challenges the year has in store for you. The focus for the Pig in 2023 centres around the concept of EQ (emotional quotient). This is about learning to manage your emotions, aggression, reactions, and impatience. It also involves learning to pick your battles wisely. To navigate your way through 2023, be mindful not to indulge in or contribute to petty gossip, the absurdity of power plays, and greed.


Paulynne Cheng is a Chinese Metaphysics practitioner who believes that the energies of these stars are not meant to trip us up. Instead, they are ours to use, if only we know how.



YouTube: @PaulynneCheng

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