WOK DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?; as We Enter Year of the Tiger, See What Chinese Astrology Predicts for You
Weathers, Helen, The Mirror (London, England)
THE Year of the Tiger starts on Wednesday and in Chinese astrology new Stars and Gods are about to influence your fortunes.
Most people are familiar with the 12 animal signs - horse, dragon, snake, etc - which shape your personality according to the year you were born. But this ancient art goes far beyond your animal sign. There are other cosmic influences at work.
Each year your life is affected by the Chinese Stars and Gods who either smile their blessings or indicate a time of learning and reflection.
And according to some astrologers you'll need all your wits about you because Tiger years have the potential to be explosive.
The First World War started in one, the Cuban missile crisis happened in another. But it's not all gloom - the might and majesty of the Tiger can be a force for good, too. Chinese experts foresee powerful forces at work in 1998.
To make the most of them read on and see what the new Stars and Gods mean for you.
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CHINESE astrology is far more complex than the twelve signs of the Western zodiac.
The patterns formed by the Nine Stars of Chinese astrology are seen as images of everything that happens on earth and in heaven.
Each Chinese New Year you are influenced by a different star. After nine years, the cycle begins again.
The star affecting you this year depends on your age on the Chinese New Year - January 28. Now check your age against chart on the right.
THIS star will provide you with plenty of challenges, but careful planning during the year will help you avoid difficulties.
Be sure to consider the circumstances and check out the people you are dealing with before entering any negotiations. Double check everything when you travel.
MINOR problems may crop up in the course of the year, but your fortune improves in the autumn and winter.
A time to listen to good advice and keep an open mind when dealing with partners and loved ones.
THIS is a year filled with unexpected twists, turns and setbacks, so be adaptable to change. The support of your friends and colleagues will be invaluable this year - so be honest in all your dealings and treat them with sensitivity.
A YEAR dominated by family affairs. To maintain harmony avoid starting unnecessary quarrels and always try to see the other point of view. If you sense trouble brewing at home or work, take all the immediate steps you can to calm the atmosphere.
THIS is a lucky year for you, and any plans made in the past may now come to fruition.
The good fortune that can be expected with T'ai-Yang will enable you to acquire new property, land or goods.
There may also be a birth in the family.
HANDLE your money carefully this year and don't take unnecessary financial risks. This is a good year to pursue leisure activities and cultivate hobbies. Healthy living, rest and relaxation will all pay dividends.
A ROLLER-COASTER start to the year with spring and summer proving unpredictable and changeable. …