This year, 2022, on February 1st, Chinese New Year ushered in the year of the Water Tiger. Each sign of the zodiac is in for a bit of a shake-up this year. Everyone will get a chance to improve and grow but it’s going to be a little bit of a ‘go big or go home’ theme.
The Chinese Zodiac follows a 12-year cycle defined by the lunar calendar which begins in January or February each year, depending on the date of the Full Moon. Each year in the cycle is represented by an animal and your Chinese Zodiac sign is determined by your birth year. See dates below for your Chinese Zodiac sign. For those born in January or February, keep in mind you may need to double-check what date the New Year commenced.
PREDICTIONS FOR 2022
Year of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Whilst you creative little over-thinkers will be able to relax just a smidge this year, 2022 will be a year of transformation and with that comes the highs and lows. You are coming out of a highly stressful period of time so this year will be easier for you. The second half of the year especially will bring a lot more opportunities. The key to making the most of your luck is to make an effort in everything you do. Don’t wait for the Universe to give that sign or bump you along. Pay attention to your loved ones this year – go that extra mile for them. Be proactive in achieving your goals and do not doubt your capabilities! Rats have a way of getting what they want, when they want it enough.
Year of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
You have luck in your corner this year! You will encounter a few delays or obstacles in the first half of the year, but after that things definitely brighten up. The problems you have encountered over the past year or so will give you the insight to recognise the path you need to take from here on out. You will have opportunities to grow financially and set yourself up for future income. Continue your diligent ways and maintain good interpersonal relationships with your business contacts. The single Ox folk specifically have the most luck on their side. Your Oxen Yin is in perfect harmony with the Tiger Yang energies that abound.
Year of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Look, there’s no point beating around the bush, Tigers – it’s never a particularly easy year for the zodiac sign in its own year. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a good year! The main advice I can give is to be careful to read contracts thoroughly and don’t be a spendthrift. If you are looking to make an impact this year, you will need to triple your efforts. You could instead, use this time to just be happily ordinary! Take time to nourish yourselves and work on the inner goings-on. Direct your energy and time to simply taking care of yourself.
Year of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
It’s a mixed bag for Rabbits this year. You have an enormous amount of luck around your career and wealth sectors. This is your year to shine no matter if you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the workforce – any effort you put in will be rewarded and you can expect recognition and achievement. This follows through to the financial arena – small investments are likely to be profitable and there will be opportunities to increase your income. The area in particular you need to watch out is the romance front. For singles, you will likely encounter a bad date or two… or three. For partnered Rabbits, look out! There is a high chance of external interference.
Year of the Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
It’s probably best to lay low in the first half of the year, Dragons. You might be feeling a bit confused or directionless. There’s no need to worry. Your overall fortune is good – you just need to be calm, don’t put any pressure on yourself and think any major decisions through thoroughly. This year is the time to be conservative and be attentive to the basic things in life. Your mental health and general well-being may benefit greatly from participating in art or creative pursuits. Keeping a positive outlook and surrounding yourself with the people and things you love is important for you this year.
Year of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
OK, Snakes, this year your motto is “Work hard, stay humble”. I can tell you that in the end, it will all be fine – but it’s the in-between time that’s going to be less than stellar. There will be confusion, setbacks, interference and a bit of chaos. In order to navigate these choppy waters with success, you will need to act with caution, keep focussed on the important things at hand and stay away from sharp objects! There will be opportunities for advancement and success, you just need to be attentive and vigilant.
Year of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Your overall luck is on a clear upward trend this year Horses. Specifically, your wealth and career sectors are blossoming. Any time and energy devoted to work will be recognised and rewarded. Now is the time to bust your moves! You will be successful at every turn if you put in the effort. With all the focus on your work and careers, don’t forget to look after yourself, too. It is important you prioritise your emotional stability and take time for your loved ones. Feed the positive thoughts and surround yourself with things that give you joy.
Year of the Goat/Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Oh, your lucky stars! After a tough year in 2021, you will finally have some fortune shine on you. Romance opportunities? Check! Career opportunities? Check! Good health? Check! Good times and good vibes? Check! The only thing you really need to be careful about this year is burnout from all the good times. Be sensible – don’t overindulge, don’t speed, get enough sleep and take your vitamins. And always be kind.
Year of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Unpredictability. Turbulence. Change. Transformation. Twists and turns. That’s your year in a nutshell, Monkeys. My advice to you is be flexible, be conservative and make sure you investigate all possibilities – there are two sides to every coin. Taking the initiative and making change work for you is the key to your success. Seek out opportunities and do your research. Make sure you are dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. Keep in mind, anything to do with travel, foreign countries or cross-cultural opportunities will be successful. This is in every area – romance, career and health.
Year of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
This is your year, chook! Take advantage of every single opportunity. Enjoy every moment. It’s all about you. If you are working, you will see developments and promotions, smooth moves and your talents recognised and rewarded. Your financial luck is on point! Don’t do anything high-risk and you will see every effort reap benefits. There will be ups and downs in your romantic affairs – make sure to pay loving attention to those close to you and all will be well. Through all of this, make sure your health is prioritised. Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. Don’t put off seeing a doctor if symptoms persist. And have fun!
Year of the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
This year will be better than the last one but still, just an average year overall. Don’t rock the boat – that means at work, in relationships, with your health or financially. The key to success for you this year is moderation and focus. Do your best at whatever task you’re completing but don’t try to break out the big guns. There will be financial opportunities to shine and the best results will come from hard work and carefulness. Self-care should be a priority – you’ll need all your energy and vitality to take advantage of the biggest opportunities that will be arriving later in the year.
Year of the Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
You have a lot of good fortune, good times and good health coming your way this year, but you can expect a bit of turbulence along the way. The best way you can deal with the periods of discord is to take your time and make sure you investigate alternatives. This is a strong and positive year for you career-wise so make sure you are putting your best foot forward. If you are looking for promotion or to change careers, now is the perfect time. Any and all of this will see your bank account in abundance.