Chinese Astrological Forecast for 2018

Anita Rosenberg, the go-to expert on Feng Shui and BaZi Chinese Astrology in LA, Aspen and NYC, sheds light on what to expect and how to succeed in the new year.
Anita Rosenberg

Good Luck. Good Energy. Good Fortune.


February 4, 2018 launches the Chinese New Year of the Wu Xu or Earth Dog. If you want to know what’s in store for 2018, look to this past October for a preview because that is when the energy kicked in. Make no mistake—it will be a challenging year that will test us. With change comes opportunity for the most growth. Be prepared for more environmental pollution, political conflict and craziness all over the world. Everyone will want to be a star and there will be hope to cure cancer, but how do you personally have a great year? Here are five ways to succeed in 2018:

  1. Keep your energy level high and take charge.
  2. Improve your skills and better yourself.
  3. Don’t be someone who talks about things you are going to do. Make them happen.
  4. If you can’t change yourself, change your environment.
  5. You need to know what to do at the right time. Timing is everything.

In Chinese Metaphysics we like to go with the flow and focus on the good. Because it is a double Earth year those who procrastinate and get lazy will miss opportunities and feel stuck. More health issues will come up so be preventative. Make smart investments and grow your assets. Spend wisely on things that bring value to your life because if you don’t have financial discipline in 2018, you will have cash flow problems. This is the year to impact and influence others. Work on yourself and your internal happiness. Selling and promoting are the focus in business. Look at the fans you are attracting; are they fake fans or true fans? Do things that fulfill your spirit and make you happy.

Feng Shui for 2018 is about triggering the positive Qi or life-force energy. The top star energies change location yearly and in 2018 the Wealth Star is in the Southeast, Career is in Southwest and Helpful People is in Northwest. What that means is that every time you use those areas of your home and office, you are activating the Qi for good luck. Avoid renovating or stirring up the energy in the North sector where the Calamity Star resides.

*Draw a Bagua Map or nine box grid over your floor plan to determine where the SE, SW, NW and N sectors reside.

Animal Signs in a BaZi Chinese Astrology chart give a snapshot of how the year will personally play out so we can make smart game plans. Based on birth dates and time, everyone will have up to four different animal signs (some duplicate.) The information below represents only the year because doing an entire chart is a complex calculation, requiring an expert to plot and analyze.

Year of the Snake: 1929 – 1941 – 1953 – 1965 – 1977 – 1989 – 2001 – 2013
Aside from a few minor issues, 2018 promises to be happy. You can solve other people’s problems and be useful. Build up your resources. This is your year to meet new and interesting people. This could also be the year of love at first sight if you are single. If you are married, your bond will be stronger.

Year of the Ox: 1925 – 1937 – 1949 – 1961 – 1973 – 1985 – 1997 – 2009
You will be more valuable in 2018 with strong potential to accumulate wealth and advance your career. You have the Midas touch and will receive help from women in your life. Be careful of miscommunications and hurting others feelings with careless words. Possible gossip may put your reputation at stake. Welcome your good fortune with open arms.

Year of the Pig: 1923 – 1935 – 1947 – 1959 – 1971 – 1983 – 1995 – 2007
The only thing that can hold you back this year is you. You might have big dreams, but nothing happens if you don’t take action. This year is about relationships. Either you find them or they find you. You can be very influential this year on Instagram because you will gain thousands of followers. Spend me-time to recharge your battery, stay positive and this could be a great year of happiness for you.

Year of the Horse: 1930 – 1942 – 1954 – 1966 – 1978 – 1990 – 2002 – 2014
You can be on the top of your game in 2018 surrounded by generous and supportive people. Be on the lookout for lucrative investments in property. Pursue all your goals this year, but watch your words and actions. Do not push yourself over your limits. As you focus on career and social network, do not neglect family. A family member may require your attention or suffer a health condition so pay extra care.

Year of the Goat: 1931 – 1943 – 1955 – 1967 – 1979 – 1991 – 2003 – 2015
Your personal net worth can increase in 2018. Helpful people will arrive at the right time to assist you. Keep your eyes open. You will have opportunities to showcase your talent and get noticed. Ignore malicious lies or envy and stay focused on your work. A healthy lifestyle will be important, so see a doctor the moment you suspect something is wrong. A lot of social events and parties will be on your agenda. You may put on weight, but will be happy.

Year of the Monkey: 1932 – 1944 – 1956 – 1968 – 1980 – 1992 – 2004 – 2016
It will be a trying time so find the inner strength to overcome challenges both personal and professional. Maintain the right mind-set. Be careful because what you spend could outpace your income. Budget carefully. This is your year to acquire new skills. Do something with this new knowledge to make money or you will waste it.

Year of the Dog: 1922 – 1934 – 1946 – 1958 – 1970 – 1982 – 1994 – 2006
Everyone will pay attention to you in 2018. Your work will be seen. It’s good for artists and those in the creative fields because you will gain attention. Budget yourself and spend money wisely so you don’t get into financial problems. Health issues in the form of stress and possibly depression can arise. Tackle obstacles and maintain a good attitude.

Year of the Rabbit: 1927 – 1939 – 1951 – 1963 – 1975 – 1987 – 1999 – 2011
Expect to be surrounded by abundance, love and support in 2018. You can be swept off your feet by a social whirlwind (invitations to gatherings and events). Don’t be shy to ask for more friends on social media. The glitz and glamour may temp you to overstretch yourself and lose track of your finances. Budget and be careful of reckless spending. If married, be careful of temptations because a fling or secret affair is possible. It will be a year of fun, laughter and good times.

Year of the Tiger: 1926 – 1938 – 1950 – 1962 – 1974 – 1986 – 1998 – 2010
Tiger will be a bumpy road in 2018. Wealth and success can be expected but will not be handed on a silver platter. Obstacles will test you. If you own a business, expect profit margins to increase. Resentful people and those who are jealous will try to bring you down. Legal issues may come up. Strain of juggling a flourishing career can cause emotional distress. Stay positive.

Year of the Rat: 1924 – 1936 – 1948 – 1960 – 1972 – 1984 – 1996 – 2008
In 2018 you may suddenly be more popular. You can go viral. Pick up a new skill set or improve what you already know. Be more social and meet new people—they might surprise you. There is a heightened risk of accidents and injuries, especially around water so be careful. Pay attention to elderly family members. They will need extra support. Any negatives in 2018 will turn positive for you.

Year of the Rooster: 1933 – 1945 – 1957 – 1969 – 1981 – 1993 – 2005 – 2017
The previous year was so exciting that 2018 leaves you exhausted and burnt out. Slow down and recharge. Review, examine and change your lifestyle to encourage healthy balance. Health is wealth and if your health suffers you will not be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors. You care about how others see you, but you also have to look after yourself. You might feel a little lonely and isolated. Work on improving. By the end of 2018 you will be renewed and refreshed.

Year of the Dragon: 1928 – 1940 – 1952 – 1964 – 1976 – 1988 – 2000 – 2012
Turbulent times and challenges create the ability for opportunities and personal growth. You may take one step back every time you take two steps forwards. If planning to expand business or take on large scale projects, make sure to consider all possible situations and have sufficient resources to cover all scenarios. You may dream bigger than is realistic for you at this time. Review goals and ambitions, live in the moment and enjoy the little things.

“Director of Destiny” Anita Rosenberg is a former filmmaker of cult classic chick flicks, Assault of the Killer Bimbos and Modern Girls. She is the go-to expert on Feng Shui and BaZi Chinese Astrology in Los Angeles, Aspen and New York City in addition to being an award-winning author and international speaker.

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