2010: Year of the Tiger [part 2]
Your Year Ahead
Richard Giles presents his Chinese horoscope forecast for the Year of the Tiger in 2010. He looks down the timeline for all of the Chinese Zodiac Animals and gives the flavour of the year for each one. And you can calculate your Zodiac Animal with our free on line calculator!
What's in store for each of the twelve animal signs in 2010?
Every sign is made up of elemental influences, some fortunate and some challenged by the Metal Tiger. As we now have a Yang Metal year, the element Metal works well with Earth and Water, but it breaks down or destroys Wood—and Fire melts Metal. If you are a Metal person, then this year can be strong overall. Look at the elements that make up each zodiac sign below.
In the San He school of Chinese Feng Shui (Triple Combination) the TIger is compatible with the Dog and the Horse, and is also in harmony with the Pig. So, generally, if you're born in any of these years you have a better opportunity to thrive through the year. The sign opposing the Tiger in the zodiac is the Monkey, so Monkey people are likely to have a tougher year in 2010, as well as those born in the Snake year. The Tiger forms what's called a Three Penalty relationship with the Snake and Monkey. This penalty causes disharmony, worry and hidden illness. If you were born in the year of the Monkey or Snake, then carry a pendant of the Pig to minimise this influence in the Tiger year.
A good example of this would be Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations general secretary, as he's born in a Monkey year and on Monkey day. In 2010 he'll be under much pressure, bringing him a turbulent year. This can mean he'll be busy fighting fires around the world, in an effort to resolve a year of many more international conflicts.
The animals in harmonious combination with the Tiger are the Pig, the Horse and the Dog. They will do much better this year than in previous years. Remember though, that this animal astrology is only a simple guide; a proper forecast for 2010 looks at your Four Pillars Chart, which is your full Chinese zodiac chart, using the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth to get a true picture of your character. Check the full Chinese astrology at the www.FourPillars.net, where you can calculate full birth date details of your Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth (see Four Pillars of Destiny Calculator).
The Year Ahead for Each Zodiac Animal!
THE TIGER (Wood):
(1914, '26, '38, '50, '62, '74, '86, '98, 2010)
The start of a new 12 year cycle for you. The choices you make and the directions you embrace will be so important this year. Social relationships and the people you are close to will be important this year. You can step into new leadership roles and show the way for others. You like some excitement and this year will do it. Try to stay focused on what's important and exercise your self-control. The ups and downs this year can be stupendous.
THE RABBIT (Wood):
(1915, '27, '39, 51, '63, '75, '87, '99, 2011)
This year is the one before your coming year (2011 – a Rabbit Year) and it may give you ups and downs, but never serious ones. You can gain benefits from the Tiger energy year, but don't expect big things yet. It's going to be more neutral for you.
THE DRAGON (Earth):
(1904, '16, '28, '40, '52, '64, '76, '88, 2000)
The Tiger year will be a fast mover and most Dragons prefer that. You can take advantage of the opportunities that are offered you this year. Relationships will be testing, as will the close friendships you have with others. Make sure you pay plenty of attention to what others are saying, especially close family. Career is running along easily, but no big breaks yet.
THE SNAKE (Fire):
(1905, '17, '29, '41, '53, '65, '77, '89, 2001)
Snakes are used to the easier times, so a Tiger year is something that you may find too upsetting. However, you have the ability to be in charge of your reactions, as the Snake knows well. Practice that and don't resist changes.
THE HORSE (Fire):
(1906, '18, '30, '42, '54, '66, '78, '90, 2002)
This is the year that benefits you, thanks to your good relationship with the Tiger. New friendships and even career moves are likely for you. Your health may be tested, so take care of diet and exercise. Since Horses are ruled by Fire, you like the new situations coming this year, but keep your haste under control. Be practical.
THE SHEEP (Earth):
(1907, '19, '31, '43, '55, '67, '79, '91, 2003)
Last year was a tough one for you, as the Ox (which is your opposite) ruled the year. This time around you can take it better, as it looks like money flows more easily for you again. It can be a neutral year, but it will help you to stabilise for the duration of the year. Make sure you pay attention to health matters.
THE MONKEY (Metal):
(1908, '20, '32, '44, '56, '68, '80, '92, 2004)
You have the problem of being opposite the Tiger in the zodiac. It's a year when things go very up and down for you. Because the Monkey is ruled by Metal, you have the ability to handle it, but nevertheless, it's important not to push your luck. Stay on the straight road and inside the double lines. Be honest and stay upfront with everyone.
THE ROOSTER (Metal):
(1909, '21, '33, '45, '57, '69, '81, '93, 2005)
The Rooster is an enthusiastic sign and a talkative one at that. As you are also ruled by Metal you can handle it, but will feel that not a lot that's special comes along to benefit you. Generally, you can ride along on the tumultuous Tiger year, as you can handle it. Feel confident in yourself this year and push on.
THE DOG (Earth):
(1910, '22, '34, '46, '58, '70, '82, '94, 2006)
The Dog is another of the zodiac animals that benefit from 2010. It's a good year for Dogs, as you are compatible with the Tiger energy. Opportunities will come your way this year and you need to use your intuition to pick the right ones. Do it at just the right moment and you gain from it. The family is important to you this year; keep note of where they are all at. It's a year of adventure and travel—and a year to be rewarded. Make the most of it.
THE PIG (Water):
(1911, '23, '35, '47, '59, '71, '83, '95, 2007)
The Pig is ruled by Water, which is assisted by the Tiger year. Money matters will improve and stay steady. The year itself will still test you though. Be ready to shoulder some responsibilities, but make sure you have it clear what they are and what they entail. The pace of the year is fast and sometimes you feel it's too much. Help others through the rough bits and you'll do your best. Restlessness may be an issue.
THE RAT (Water):
(1912, '24, '36, '48, '60, '72, '84, '96, 2008)
This is going to be a year of changes for you, but they may not always be for the best. Your strategy for the year ought to be around building confidence in yourself and waiting till the moment is right, rather than acting on impulse. Travel opportunities are there as well as career changes. A busy year.
THE OX (Earth):
(1913, '25, '37, '49, '61, '73, '85, '97, 2009)
Since 2009 was your year, there have been some new beginnings for you. However in 2010, there'll be more—and they may not always be towards your stability. A new lifestyle may be ahead for you. Career is challenging and your health can be very up and down. Love is also a challenge. As the Oxen needs some quiet and stability, focus on your key needs this year.
Every Chinese animal sign is different and it's important to remember that with each animal year there can be one of five different elemental combinations (with the Five Elements). As an example, there are Fire Tiger years, Earth Tiger, Metal Tiger, Water Tiger and Wood Tiger years. Each of those elemental combinations mean you'll react differently to the year depending on what elements are in play for you in 2010. If your element clashes with Metal, you may have a tougher, more challenging or testing year. It doesn't mean you won't be successful – the challenge may be just what you need to make it work.
Thank you. Best of success, abundance and good luck for the energetic Metal Tiger year of 2010.
Click here to return to the start of the Year of the Metal Tiger