What Does the Chinese Zodiac Have In Store for You?

Astrologer Anita Rosenberg provides a detailed action plan to get the most out of the Year of the Wood Dragon.
Anita Rosenberg

By Anita Rosenberg

Purist’s dedication to wellness aligns perfectly with the BaZi Chinese astrology’s focus for 2024 on self-care, connecting with your tribe and seeking beauty in the world. 

February 4, 2024, launched the transition to the Lunar New Year of the Jia Chen or Wood Dragon, according to the Chinese solar calendar. The new year holds what you intend it to be. The yearly energy supports finding your tribe. When everything else falls apart, it will be your strong community that helps raise your frequency to help us vibrate at a higher frequency. 

The Wood Dragon is also the year of transformation and growth: professionally, financially, emotionally and spiritually. Everyone will be blessed with new inspirations and self-confidence. With a strong spiritual aspect to your life in 2024, you will thrive. 

Affirmation: “I want to be the beauty in the world today.”

There are 12 animal signs aligned with constellations similar to zodiac signs in Western astrology. Inside each animal exist star patterns (in Western astrology these are called planets; there is no word for planet in Chinese) making over 13 million variations. The stars are what guide us yearly on our journey. You could have up to four different animal signs in your chart—not just your year.

Fun fact: Did you know that during ancient times, Chinese sages and astrologers chose to use farm animals and mythical creatures to represent astrological star patterns? This made it easier to identify the stars and constellations for the population, which was mostly peasants and farmers, and education was for the elite. 

Astrology doesn’t determine your fate. Your actions do.
Animal signs represent the energies available. 

Born Year of the Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Born Month of the Dragon: April 5–May 5

Born Hour of the Dragon: 7–8:59AM


This is the Year of the Dragon, so if you have Dragon in your chart, this is your year to be a leader. Help others become better. Take on new responsibilities and new roles. Creativity and artistic flair are available with Elegant Seal Star. People will be drawn to your eccentricity and originality. You will attract a lot of attention, so express those crazy ideas. With Sword Edge Star, be careful of sharp objects, sports and driving. Be mindful and fully present with the tasks at hand. Golden Carriage Star brings resources and helps you access money, connections or skills. Jade Hall Star increases the value of your assets. Your net worth increases. Make lifestyle changes because your self-value is higher. 


  • Lead with confidence and strengthen your connections.
  • Shine by expressing yourself and being creative.
  • Create good habits and be more mindful and observant,

Born Year of the Snake: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989,2001, 2013

Born Month of the Snake: May 6–June 5

Born Hour of the Snake: 9–10:59AM


Snake has 4 top star energies supporting you in 2024. With the proper action, this could be the year your dreams can come true. With the Sun Star blazing hot, you can shine. Social networking will open doors. If you don’t have a platform, you will be frustrated because you need to impact more people this year. Sky Happiness Star is a likability star. This supports long-term relationships, which could be family additions, romantic relationships, business teams or collaborators. With Intelligence Star, you become smarter. You must learn something new when you have Intelligence Star. And with Heavenly Chef Star you experience good food and nice clothes, and enjoy your lifestyle. 


  • Make an impact on a large scale by setting important goals and taking action.
  • Maintain a healthy and emotional space for your well-being.
  • Attend more social or culinary events.

Born Year of the Horse: 1942,1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Born Month of the Horse: June 6–July 6

Born Hour of the Horse: 11AM–12:59PM


With Horse in your chart for 2024, focus on the positive. Tai Qi Nobleman Star brings you gifts of sacred powers. Study tarot. Study metaphysics. Tap into the divine. This is your year to rise from the ashes—rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation. Release doubts, fears and anything that undermines your self-confidence. 8 Seats Star brings fame to help you ascend to the next level. Finally, this is the year people know your name. This could be a spiritually wealthy year for you, elevating your self-worth. Relief Starn Star solves problems that are holding you back. See the problem and fix the problem.


  • Expose your talents and skills to a large audience.
  • Release anything that no longer aligns with your goals or adds value.
  • Increase your psychic powers and intuition.

Born Year of the Goat: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Born Month of the Goat: July 7–August 7

Born Hour of the Goat: 1–2:59PM


With Goat in your chart, look for big and small opportunities in 2024. Heavenly Yi Star is one of the most helpful stars. People of high caliber will come onto your radar and could provide immense assistance to you this year. Once you decide what you want to achieve, keep your eyes open for helpful people to enter. Moon Star gives you entrepreneurial and moneymaking ideas this year. The Moon Star is the mastermind of money. Precious Light Star is about the divine shining on you. This would be a good year to pursue spiritual studies and enhance your positive energy to be a better human being. Open your third eye to see the truth and beauty in this world. Visit sacred places where there are powerful energy spots to meditate and activate your inner light.


  • This could be your year to make money behind the scenes.
  • Highly skilled medical practitioners arrive when needed for health issues.
  • Build relationships with people of high status.

Born Year of the Monkey: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Born Month of the Monkey: August 8–September 7

Born Hour of the Monkey: 3-4:59PM


Monkey in 2024 helps you tune in to your intuition. With Three Stages Star as your only auspicious star, expect career success. Act quickly when opportunities arise, or they will pass you by. This is your year to say yes! Upgrade everything in your life this year. With Five Ghosts Star, you might be more suspicious. When the Five Ghosts is used for faith, it can be a star of enlightenment. Be careful with legal matters and double-check all contracts before signing. Watch your finances. Walk the path of greatness.


  • Raise the rank of people with whom you surround yourself.
  • Trust your intuition to help you make smart decisions—trust more in general and connect with the divine in everything you do.
  • Keep a paper trail for everything.

Born Year of the Rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Born Month of the Rooster: September 8–October 8

Born Hour of the Rooster: 5–6:59PM


Rooster in 2024 has many auspicious stars to help you move forward. Focus on new ventures and possibly purchasing property with Earth Relief Star in the year. With Imperial Adviser Star, it is a good year to seek professional advice. With 2 Peach Blossom Stars, you will be more likable. Salty Pool Star creates unexpected intimate relationships. This energy is good if you are single, but brings temptations if you are in a committed relationship. With Lesser Consumer Star, you will tend to spend more money, so buy things that will go up in value. 


  • This is your year to pursue something you’ve always wanted to achieve.
  • Collaborations may present themselves.
  • Drink clean water and hydrate often to stay healthy.

Born Year of the Dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Born Month of the Dog: October 9–November 7

Born Hour of the Dog: 7–8:59PM


Dog only has a few auspicious stars in 2024 and it clashes with the Grand Duke Dragon year. This means there could be abrupt changes or changes you are not prepared for. If you like surprises, then this could be a great year for you. The best plan for 2024 will be to prepare. You have the National Treasure Star indicating that you have power and authority this year to transform those around you. Dog energy also brings a whimsical feeling of being fortunate all the time. Month Emptiness Star converts big problems into small issues. Be proactive and resolve any problems.


  • Be happy, be grateful and enjoy life.
  • Come up with a new strategy because old plans aren’t going to work.
  • Be careful of misplacing valuable objects or you may lose them.

Born Year of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Born Month of the Pig: November 8–December 6

Born Hour of the Pig: 9–10:59PM


With Pig in your chart in 2024, you are expected to do big things and make great changes with the Emperor Star. This year you will have power, authority and the ability to solve problems. This is your year to pioneer an idea and make generational changes. If you have no vision or focus, you will be lazy and do nothing. You can learn anything you don’t know how to do with the Academy Star. With Red Matchmaker Star you can create relationships faster. They will be shorter and more passionate. If you’re single, the year could bring love at first sight. If you’re not looking for love, network and attract new customers and build your fan base.


  • Make a big difference in your family this year.
  • Help other people become better and you will generate more money and become a leader in your industry.
  • Dedicate time to learning something new and put it on the calendar.

Born Year of the Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Born Month of the Rat: January 6–February 3

Born Hour of the Rat: 11PM–1AM


With Rat in 2024, great power comes with great rewards. Tai Ji Nobleman Star means you have access to magical powers that unlock secrets to the universe. 2024 would be a good year to study and learn metaphysical subjects. Golden Lock Star means that this could be the year money flows like water to you. You need to take the action that leads to more money. With General Star, you are the leader in front of the troops. Be courageous and take the first step. It’s a good year to recruit others andarticulate your vision clearly.


  • Donate some of your riches to an organization close to your heart.
  • Be more focused, because you might be more absent-minded and careless.
  • Step up and put in the effort; the rewards will be fantastic.

Born Year of the Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Born Month of the Ox: January 6–February 3

Born Hour of the Ox: 1–2:59AM


Ox has many prosperity stars, so get ready to get spoiled this year. Jade Hall Star grows your assets—in the old days, it meant to fill your house with jade and wealth. You must have assets or intellectual property to unlock growth this year. Heavenly Virtue Star brings blessings and happy events. The universe conspires in your favor. However, you must deserve the blessings. Create jobs or projects that serve the community. The more you do what you are supposed to be doing, the more blessings flow into your life. Fortune Virtue Star brings good tidings and prosperity, as well asgood food, fun gatherings and a chance to explore the world.


  • You might move far and wide for business or studies.
  • Create good memories.
  • Be sincere as you gain popularity.

Born Year of the Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Born Month of the Tiger: February 4–March 5

Born Hour of the Tiger: 3–4:59AM


With Tiger in your chart in 2024, this is a time of great expansion and big changes. People will appreciate and recognize your hard work. Focus on your career and business expansion. With Sky Horse Star, the more you travel, the more you create work and business. Wealth can be received from abroad or from a different industry outside your own, maybe working with a vendor in a different country. Thriving Star is about going to the next league. In life, you get what you are willing to accept. Jump out of your comfort zone. You’ll have good parties and good food this year as well.


  • Take time to get to know new people and expand everything in your life.
  • Keep an eye on your finances and carefully plan for your future.
  • If uninvited people come into your life complaining and whining, ask them to leave,

Born Year of the Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Born Month of the Rabbit: March 6–April 4

Born Hour of the Rabbit: 5–6:59AM


With Rabbit in 2024, you’re on your own, because there are almost no auspicious stars for support. That’s OK, because you will need to learn to surpass your limits with the Surpassing Path Star. Go beyond what is comfortable to you and do something you have not done before. Something you thought was impossible could be possible in 2024. This is a year for breakthroughs and supports your vision. Your naysayers will be right if you don’t make sure your internal voice is clear and your energy propels you forward. You do have Heavenly Doctor Star, which helps you find the right medical treatment. 


  • This could be your year of self-discovery. 
  • Visit sacred places with higher vibrational energy to discover your truth.
  • Take time to detox, exercise and sweat off the toxins and stress.


“Anita Rosenberg is one of the city’s top certified 

Feng Shui consultants and Queen of Qi.”

-LA Confidential Magazine

Anita Rosenberg is an international keynote speaker, award-winning author, and television guest expert. What began as an artist’s adventures throughout Asia became an odyssey of self-discovery and personal enrichment. A lifetime of metaphysical study has brought Anita to this spiritual place and she wants to share it. As the go-to expert in Los Angeles, Aspen, NYC, and India for classical feng shui, BaZi Chinese astrology and Qi Men Dun Jia, her unique blend of Western and Chinese metaphysics transforms and illuminates the homes, businesses and lives of each client. 

As the writer,producer and director of female-driven films Assault of the Killer Bimbos and Modern Girls comes a collection of captivating conversations with movie industry insiders about what it takes to be the star of your life. Her new book, How to Be the Star of Your Life: Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond, launches February 24, 2024, and is available on Amazon for preorders. 

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