Chinese Horoscopes for Week Commencing: Monday 14 January 2019

   Rat Monday 14 January 2019  1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
For the Rat, the month of the Ox is always about boosting your confidence or working with him as he works to boost your confidence. The month of the Ox always follows on from the month of the Rat and is a chance to take the ideas formed then and start making them a reality. This takes confidence and a belief in yourself, which the Ox approaches in a less than subtle way. The Ox is a beast of burden, industrious and resolute, never giving up and ploughing through whatever stands in his way. If old doubts or excuses stand in the way of achieving your dreams or the intentions formed during the month of the Rat, then the Ox allows you to plough straight through them. The Ox doesn’t wait for you to feel confident, he encourages you to push through obstacles with a ‘just do it’ attitude, ready to fake it till you make it.
 
   Ox Monday 14 January 2019  1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
For you, the month of the Ox is the most important month of any lunar year and not just for obvious reasons. This is a valuable opportunity for a personal reboot, getting back to basics and to the raw energy of who you are, what your purpose is and what inspires you. The Year of the Ox only comes around once every 12 years, but the month of the Ox comes around once every 12 months, giving you a chance to plug your batteries back into the mains power supply and recharge them. This is also a valuable chance to return to the things that are important to you, remembering your priorities, values and to make new intentions for the coming year. The month of the Ox is the final month in any lunar year and with the Chinese New Year early next month it is then that you will be able to recommit to a new journey.
 
   Tiger Monday 14 January 2019  1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
January is always the point in any year when there is a reluctance to throw yourself too eagerly into things, with a need to hold back and this year this is even more pronounced. This is the point in any year when the month of the Ox is playing out and for you, this always has a profound impact. Every lunar year begins on the New Moon that begins the month of the Tiger, so is always a fresh start for you. At the same time, the month of the Ox is always the final month in any lunar year and for you, this is about endings and also recharging your batteries, as you prepare for both the Chinese New Year and the start of the month of the Tiger. This year a need to hold back is more extreme because these are the final weeks of the adventurous Year of the Dog. Even more so because the Chinese New Year will usher in the Year of the Pig, a busy and potentially successful year for career, professional and competitive endeavours.
 
   Rabbit Monday 14 January 2019  1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The second week of the social and serendipitous month of the Ox is likely to be exciting, vibrant and interactive. As the month of the Ox is the final month in any lunar year and with the Chinese New Year early next month, this is always a socially connected time of year for you. This is a chance to come out of your shell, connect and also become more spontaneous. This year there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air that has less to do with the Ox and more to do with the approaching New Year. While the final weeks of the Year of the Dog is a valuable chance to finalise your financial game plan or to make the most of a chance to take your financial power back, what lies ahead feels different. For what lies ahead is the adventurous Year of the Pig, with its focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery.
 
   Dragon Monday 14 January 2019  1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
We are still in the lead up to next Monday’s lunar eclipse, which means the final month of this lunar year is still building and gaining momentum. For the Dragon, the month of the Ox is not just the final month of a lunar year, but a month when you can throw yourself into your new professional year, your passions and into competitive pursuits. This can be used to commit to new resolutions, but with the month of the Ox running its course early next month, the things you focus on need to be sustainable. In the final weeks of the Year of the Dog, this is also an important time to focus on your relationships, from your personal to professional relationships and everything in between. With the Year of the Pig just around the corner, the early weeks of 2019 also provide an opportunity to tie up loose ends.
 
   Snake Monday 14 January 2019  1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
There are two very different and equally urgent energies vying for your attention this week or so it might seem. In reality, there is room for both and by embracing both, you will enjoy the rich vibrancy this creates. Moving into the new week, you are also moving into the second week of the month of the Ox, one of the most exciting months of any year for the Snake. The Ox and Snake are not only the best of friends, but this is the most adventurous month of any lunar year. Yet at the same time, in the final weeks of the Year of the Dog, the focus is on work and job matters and on gaining as much momentum as possible. You will keep both the Ox and the Dog happy if you find the right balance between work and play. And in the process, this will not only make you happier but will increase your productivity and creativity.
 
   Horse Monday 14 January 2019  1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
By the time you move into the new week, the Chinese New Year is just over three weeks away and with it a very dramatic shift in focus for you. For the Horse, the Year of the Dog is a year that is focused more on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. The Dog and Horse are the best of friends, so the Year of the Dog will often give you a free pass, working to make life as easy as possible. Yet in three weeks' time the much busier and more work focused Year of the Pig will begin, creating a fairly dramatic shift. Yet it is one that you may already be craving, with the indulgent support of the Dog starting to lead to a sense that you should be doing more. The Pig could also bring some healthy resolutions. If you are thinking of joining a gym, the Chinese New Year will be a good starting point.
 
   Goat Monday 14 January 2019  1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
While the month of the Ox can be a challenging month for the Goat, it is the month that you need. The Ox and Goat are opposing signs and at this time of year, the Ox can challenge your excuses and push you on a number of fronts. The Ox is a tireless force that never gives up, so if you find your motivation starts to wane, that voice in your head will be telling you to keep going. Like a silent and invisible drill sergeant, there will be an unspoken call to push through, stay focused and not give up. It is usually only after the month of the Ox is over, that you can look back at what you accomplished and issue a silent ‘thank you’. Look at areas of your life where you feel under pressure or you are being pushed and thank the Ox, for he will not push you to accomplish anything you are not more than capable of accomplishing.
 
   Monkey Monday 14 January 2019  1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
For the Monkey, the year will often get off a busy start, thanks to the Ox. The month of the Ox of is the last lunar month in any lunar year and so will always be in effect in the lead up to the Chinese New Year. For the Monkey, the month of the Ox is not just about work and job matters, but about being of service, sacrifice in order to help other and generally just showing up, doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. The Ox is strong, has endurance and will work from Sun up to Sun down, expecting you to do the same. This is both a push to accomplish as much as possible in the final weeks of this lunar year, but also to get a head start on 2019. Use the Ox’s influence to plough through your ‘to do’ list, get a jump on work and job matters or get chores and tasks out of the way. While you have the endurance of the Ox, use it.
 
   Rooster Monday 14 January 2019  1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The second full week of any lunar month is always one of the best and that is even more so when this also happens to be one of the best lunar months of any lunar year for you. Every lunar month begins and ends on a New Moon, with everything building in momentum and energy in the lead up to the Full Moon, that sits in the middle. On a waxing Moon everything is expanding, gaining energy, momentum and potency. The closer you get to next Monday’s eclipsing Full Moon, the stronger this will become. Yet this is not just any month, but the month of the Ox. The Ox and Rooster are the best of friends, so this is always a good month for you. However, this is also the most playful month of any lunar year, with the Ox putting the focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative.
 
   Dog Monday 14 January 2019  1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
There are two main areas of focus this week. The first is that as you move into the second week of the month of the Ox, the focus is still on home and family matters. With the Moon still waxing and in the lead up to next Monday’s eclipsing Full Moon, this is an important week for taking action, beginning anything new and investing time and energy into home and family matters. At the same time, we have also reached the final three weeks of the Year of the Dog, which will come to an end when the month of the Ox ends, early next month. While the Ox is asking that you make it all about home and family matters, the Dog is asking that you make it about you. Yet this isn’t about you in a selfish sense but in terms of being true to yourself and authentic in all you do.
 
   Pig Monday 14 January 2019  1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
There are some interesting dynamics in play this week, as you move into both the final three weeks of the month of the Ox and of the Year of the Dog. On the one hand, the Ox and Dog have a similar focus in that their impact will be felt within your head, but they are each talking to different hemispheres of the brain. The Ox gives you an intellectually savvy edge and a voice, allowing you to express yourself and make smart and informed choices, decisions and plans. The Dog, on the other hand, is encouraging your imagination, daydreams and your intuition, in the lead up to the Year of the Pig, which begins early next month. Yet together, this gives you a mix of intuition and logic, imagination and intelligence that gives you a massive advantage this week. It all comes down to knowing when to keep your head in the game and when to trust your gut.